Family

Psychologists' studies show that a shared family experience isn’t what makes you similar, it’s what drives you to become unique.

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For a while now, Frank Bruni has been using his New York Times column to write what are essentially Hallmark Cards. "As good as we humans are at division, we’re better still at connection," Bruni recently informed his readers. Sunday's column, however, managed to plumb new depths. Bruni wrote a piece entirely about the value of...yes, family.

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A child allowance would put our national money where our cultural mouth is.

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The Kaufmans may have been on a high-seas adventure, but their lives were depressingly similar to ours.

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The Wild, Unregulated Business of After-School Programs

How well do you know that soccer coach or piano teacher?

How much do you really know about that soccer coach or piano teacher?

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In her new book, The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World, British economist Alison Wolf argues that as the gap between genders has narrowed for the affluent, the gap between rich and poor women has broadened. 

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Our daughter Rebekah, who is in second grade, takes three after-school classes every week. On Monday there is violin; on Wednesday, Hebrew; and on Thursday, ballet. One of these classes connects her to a religious tradition going back three thousand years. Two of them are pretty well pointless.

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Meet the New Anti-Adoption Movement

The surprising next frontier in reproductive justice

For a long time, Claudia Corrigan D’Arcy thought of herself as an adoption success story. Pregnant at 18 from an affair with her boss, she denied the pregnancy until her coworkers began to notice. Too far along to get an abortion, she looked up an adoption agency in the Yellow Pages and found herself agreeing to move to Boston and live with a host family until she gave birth.

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The Americans

Meet the families Vladimir Putin doesn't want to exist

Last year, Vladimir Putin forbade U.S. families from adopting Russian children. There are some of the kids who made it out.

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An exploration of truth and fiction that will stay with you long after repeated viewings. 

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