families & children
Novelist Marie Myung-Ok Lee says living with her autistic son has taught her there's more to life than "having it all." In a world with so many unique problems, she asks, why are we comparing our lives to anyone else's?
In Tim Carvell's new book, a 12-year-old starts blogging to try and get the attention of a celebrity. Along the way, he deals with life as a pre-teen. But lots of kids blog these days, and they all have different motivations.
In Somerville, Mass., children were overweight, under-active and the community was the butt of jokes. Thanks to a series of federal grants and private donations, though, the city is making a turnaround, focusing on healthy foods and increased community activity.
Syria spiraled further out of control over the weekend, with increased fighting in and around the country's two main cities and the government for the first time admitting that it has chemical weapons. Amidst all that, children are paying a heavy price.
The NCAA announced Monday morning that it would be levying its own punishments against Penn State University and its football program for its failure to act to stop former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children.
Haiti was ravaged by an earthquake two years ago. In that time, much hasn't been done. Much destruction still remains. But, in some places, hope springs eternal. And on one soccer pitch, it's actually taken root.
Joel Stein found out he would be having a son and, in a moment of existential crisis, decided he wasn't man enough for it. So he set out to fix it in a series of manly field trips that form the basis of his new book, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity.
New research out of the Philippines reveals that men who have children at an older age pass along longer telomeres -- special protectors on human chromosomes -- which are believed to lead to longer, healthier lives. And those longer telomeres survive across generations.
The debate over fire retardant chemicals has flared up again, prompted by a new investigative series in the Chicago Tribune. Reporters traced a decades-long campaign created by tobacco lobbyists to distract attention from the fire hazard caused by smoking.
A new study from a program at the Harvard Medical School reveals that children born via C-section may be twice as likely to become obese by age three than those born via vaginal delivery. However, more research is needed to determine whether there is a causal relationship, or something else causing the correlation.