• December 11, 2017
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  • Revenge doesn’t taste so sweet
    Dec 05, 2017 By Alla Dreyvitser
    A growing body of research suggests getting even may make you feel worse in the long run
  • So, what’s the problem with ‘so’?
    Nov 29, 2017 By David Shariatmadari
    BBC Radio 4 listeners (and John Humphrys) are fuming over an ‘unwelcome linguistic epidemic’. In fact, it goes back as far as Beowulf
  • Confronting the generation gap on a trip
    Nov 22, 2017 By Johanna Leggatt
    Nothing prepares one for how rigidly parents will adhere to old habits even as the world is screaming at them to change
  • To complain is to truly be alive
    Nov 15, 2017 By Samantha Irby
    It’s like casting off the oppressive wool coat you have been buried under since October on that first truly beautiful warm April day
  • Being empathetic may hurt your health
    Nov 08, 2017 By Jennifer Breheny 
    People who prioritise others’ emotions over their own are susceptible to anxiety or depression
  • Should your spouse be your best friend?
    Nov 01, 2017 By Bruce Feiler
    Like the living dead, another oxymoron, spouse-friends, are all around us these days
  • We need to bring home ec back
    Oct 25, 2017 By Niccole Siegel Kroll
    If there’s any hope for gender equality, we have to start teaching our girls and boys the basics and prepare them for adulthood
  • It’s time to make big data more accessible
    Oct 18, 2017 By Karelys Abarca
    Using troves of electronic transaction information more efficiently will improve the growth and sustainability of economies around the world
  • My mother speaks through me
    Oct 11, 2017 By Deborah Tannen
    Her style of talking has shaped how I hear other people’s words
  • The west needs to stop erasing its history
    Oct 04, 2017 By Mathieu Bock-Côté
    In the US, Canada and Europe, cries to raze statues with negative historic associations contribute to a new form of ideological control
  • Instagram your leftovers for history
    Sep 27, 2017 By Laura Shapiro
    Go beyond mere glamour and open up a domestic world that has always been elusive in the study of food — ordinary meals at home
  • We are living on a plastic planet
    Sep 20, 2017 By Damian Carrington
    New studies reveal that tiny plastic fibres are everywhere, not just in our oceans but on land too
  • A moment that changed me
    Sep 13, 2017 By Micha Frazer-Carroll
    I always thought I was mixed race until someone at school called me black. That started me thinking about racial identity
  • Parenting while too Russian
    Sep 06, 2017 By Margarita Gokun Silver
    Plan to teach a daughter to put things where they belonged gets caught in a cross-cultural marriage
  • I’m taking my family on a digital detox
    Aug 09, 2017 By Judith Woods
    We spend more than three hours every day in a parallel universe.
  • The work of parenting matters
    Aug 02, 2017 By Lindsey M. Roberts
    The most influential careers are those that change lives. Raising little people means doing that at the grass roots level