Well outside the usual definition of kin are bonds with as much meaning, magic and stamina.
Hospital pricing is often convoluted, and hospital charges represent about a third of the total United States health care bill.
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History has shown that privacy for intimate encounters required a liberal view of what that meant or a little creativity.
The Nonhuman Rights Project is using the novel strategy in seeking to have the chimp removed from his owners and placed in a sanctuary.
More than one-third of older adults reported some form of verbal abuse from family members in a recent study.
Two men who are part of a large extended family of gay and lesbian co-parents marry just as their two sons leave the nest.
Sheila Heen, an expert in the field of conflict negotiation, will answer questions about how to approach difficult conversations and situations.
Harsher penalties for repeat offenders, spurred by two California murders two decades ago, have had unintended consequences, a Retro Report shows.
“There’s a 150-year history of trying to connect left-handedness to every pathology they can think of,” Clare Porac, a psychology professor at Penn State Erie, tells Shots. “One of the issues … is the following notion: Everyone should be right-handed, and if not, there’s something wrong with the brain.”
The hemispheres of women’s brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?
Helicopter parenting has caused my psychotherapy clients to crash land.
Life partners need not be narrowly defined; they can be exes, children, best friends or lovers.
Do images of naked or sexualized people really cause us to “objectify” them?
The question of whether women can be too attractive for their jobs has come up several times recently.
A new study found that too much has been made of gender differences in chest pain, the hallmark symptom of heart disease.
What we thought of as the typical American family is being rapidly redefined. It is more diverse than it was even half a year ago.
Circumstances can lead to friendships becoming something more.
The children of more than a million inmates are left to cope as best they can.
The clues to an American paradox, and the changing definition of what it means to be a family, can be found in the nation’s history.
With two careers and two children, Serg and Jan Glusac may seem fairly typical on the surface, but their story is far more complicated.
The idea of marriage can be intimidating, so some couples choose cohabitation instead.
An increasing number of same-sex couples are pursuing parenthood any way they can, and in the process disproving some stereotypes about American domesticity.
I didn’t set out to tell my four children about their stillborn sister during our 10-minute ride to school.
Deb Tambor, whose death may have been a suicide, had forsaken the Hasidic Jewish world in which she was raised and married, leading to the estrangement of her young children.
A new report shows that women receive a majority of bachelor’s degrees in psychology, biosciences and social sciences, but still a small minority of computer science and engineering degrees.
Two books examine the increase in female drunkenness and the potential reasons for it.
New research regarding contaminants in breast milk donated or sold online gives us an opportunity to weigh the benefits of breast milk as a substance, not breast feeding as a behavior.
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Men and women have different preferences for competitiveness, and at least part of the wage gaps we see are a result of men and women responding differently to incentives.
Parents asking parents: How do you know when it’s time to get professional help for a child who is anxious, depressed or angry beyond his or her years?
Fort Bend has been called the most ethnically diverse county in America, with a population that comes close to an equal division among blacks, whites, Asians and Latinos.
After a brief affair with a famous skier left her pregnant, a former firefighter moved across the country, prompting a battle over parental rights and legal jurisdiction.
Tougher education standards like the Common Core may require a tough love that some parents and educators don’t like.
For some people — more than you think — the ability to fine-tune hormones and neurochemicals is the key to a successful adult life.
In a battle of the sexes 200 million years in the making, the willful Y chromosome fights to hold its ground.
Dr. Elizabeth Stier’s patients last year included about 110 men with a high risk of anal cancer. It’s the “men” part that the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology objected to.
Michael Kimmel reports on men who, after a series of economic and political shifts, feel emasculated and humiliated.
Achievement tests don’t necessarily measure what will often matter most once students hit the real world. Achievement tests do not adequately capture character skills–personality traits, goals, motivations, and preferences–that are valued in the labor market, in school, and in many
Relaxing the one-child policy may hurt some Chinese women by reviving patriarchal Confucian practices.
It’s one of the most challenging questions teachers are asked: My child is capable but failing in school — and he doesn’t seem to care. How can I motivate him to succeed?
New research indicates that senescent cells, those that stop dividing, play an important role at both the dawn and dusk of life.
Women who provide care are far less likely to be in the work force, a new study finds.