People Are Confused About the Usefulness of Buying Fancy Things
Why luxury goods don't impress, but repel
How NBA Moms Help Their Sons Deal With the Fame and Fortune
The realities of professional basketball can be daunting for players and their families alike. A close-knit network of mothers helps them through it.
The Not-So-Great Reason Divorce Rates Are Declining
What’s changed isn’t marriage, but the types of people who are likeliest to get married.
The Dad-Joke Doctrine
What’s black and white and read all over? This article, hopefully.
Hurricane Season Is Especially Hard for Farmworkers
Flooding from the latest storm highlights a particularly vulnerable population.
Dear Therapist: I Love My Best Friend Like a Brother. My Wife Hates Him.
She refuses to hang out with him, and it’s destroying our friendship.
What Teens Think of the Kavanaugh Accusations
“They just keep saying ‘Boys will be boys.’ But I’m in high school—I don’t want that to happen to me.”
A Lack of Confidence Isn't What’s Holding Back Working Women
Women are hesitant to talk up their accomplishments because they are often penalized when they do.
How Puberty Kills Girls’ Confidence
In their tween and teenage years, girls become dramatically less self-assured—a feeling that often lasts through adulthood.
Claire Shipman, Katty Kay, and JillEllyn Riley
‘Even the Best-Run Hurricane Shelters Can Be Highly Stressful’
Thousands of North Carolina residents are still displaced after Hurricane Florence, but research suggests evacuees who stay with family or friends are less likely to develop PTSD symptoms.
The Unknowable Enigma of Babies’ Dreams
Infants spend twice as much time in REM sleep as adults—but experts still know little about what happens in their brains during those hours.
Dear Therapist: I'm Not Overweight, But My Mom Keeps Telling Me I Am
Her constant criticism makes interacting with her difficult, and I don’t know how to respond.
Throw Your Children’s Art Away
Childhood is short-lived. It’s okay if kids’ drawings are, too. An Object Lesson.
Families Are Getting Better at Preparing for Hurricanes
For many parents, ensuring that the kids are out of harm’s way is only half the battle.
How Parents Can Help Shield Kids from a Hurricane’s Trauma
After a natural disaster, many children struggle to process the event. For a small number of them, the trauma can last for years.
Why Some Parents Turn Boys’ Names Into Girls’ Names
It’s a long-standing pattern—one that has feminized Ashley, Shirley, and Shannon.
The Blessing and the Curse of Being ‘Different’
A 13-year-old girl questions the social value of conformity.
The Problem With Parents and Social Media
Should parents monitor or restrict their kids’ use of technology?
Dear Therapist: My Son’s In-Laws Invite My Ex-Husband to Dinner but Not Me
It seems like they’re picking sides, and I don’t know how to respond.
I Made One Simple Financial Change and It Lowered My Spending
After reporting on personal finance, I used behavioral economics on myself.