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science of us
I’m Only Slightly Embarrassed That I Still Sleep With a Blankie
Like a stress ball or doodle pen, my blankie allows me to tangibly work through the knot of anxieties in my head.
science of us
8 Women on Their Earliest (and Possibly Made Up) Memories
Nearly half of people say the first thing they remember happened at an age that’s impossible for adults to recall.
Why Did We Ever Leave Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?
A new documentary offers a chance to reconsider Rogers’s mission and examine why his message is still so hard for adults to hear.
How We Learn to Exclude People
Social psychologists explain why we can’t all just get along.
My Daughter’s Suburban Childhood Looks Nothing Like My Urban One
We are so different already, my daughter and I.
kids these days
This 4-Year-Old Has Read More Books Than You
Dailyah Marie Arana has read more than 1,000 books.
I Wish I’d Pierced My Daughter’s Ears When She Was a Baby
But now it’s too late.
Why Italians, Maori, and Children of Divorce Have the Least Childhood Amnesia
It’s about growing up in a narrative-rich home.
How Imaginary Friends Help Kids Grow Up
The emotional and cognitive benefits of make-believe pals.
Why Bullying Is a Serious Public-Health Problem
And why no one quite knows how to fix it.
Why Do Kids Stick Out Their Tongues When They’re Concentrating?
Half of American Kids Have Traumatic Childhoods
But resilient kids are able to withstand the most negative outcomes.
Are Smart Kids Better at Drawing?
What childhood art reveals about the child.
Putting a Price Tag on an American Childhood: $245,340
New government figures confirm: Kids are expensive.
The Perils of Being a Cool Kid
Cool study reveals that cool kids grow less cool as time takes its uncool toll.
Stop Sorta-Lying to Your Kids: They’re Onto You
Children can sniff out your half-truths.
Jason Wu Had 150 Dolls, Hoarded Barbies
“I used them for hairstyling.”
I Was a Child Pageant Star: Six Adult Women Look Back
What really happens when Honey Boo Boo grows up.
The Childhood Molestation I Don’t Remember
If I’d never found out, would I still be traumatized?
lies we've told
On Throwing Away the Lunches My Mother Packed
The lie I told my mother, the food tyrant, every day for years.