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Diana Nyad's Impossible Dream

Diana Nyad was pulled from the water today on her fourth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. The 62-year-old (she turns 63 tomorrow) cited […]

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Five Things I Learned from Watching the Olympics with My Kids

1. TV is not necessarily evil. We don’t watch much television in our house, in part because we don’t have a TV set in our […]

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My Six-Year-Old Daughter Will Never Be An Olympic Gymnast

Like millions of girls across the country, my six-year-old daughter recently decided she wants to be an Olympic gymnast. I don’t have the heart to […]

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Did Helicopter Parenting Bring Down Jonah Lehrer?

According to Judith Warner, the new must-read parenting book, Madeline Levine’s Teach Your Children Well, is “a cri de couer from a clinician on the […]

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James Holmes and Us

It’s hard to look at the footage of the bug-eyed, neon-orange-haired James Holmes sitting in court yesterday and not wonder how a life can go […]

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Barack Obama Shoots, Misses, then Scores!

People are making a big kerfuffle about the fact that President Obama dissed Michelle with a half-hearted attempt at a smooch on the Kiss Cam […]

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Why Sharks Don’t Scare Us (Much)

Photo via iStockphoto It was 1976 and, thanks to cable television and lax parenting mores, I watched Jaws when I was eight and developed a […]

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Why Sharks Don't Scare Us (Much)

Photo via iStockphoto   It was 1976 and, thanks to cable television and lax parenting mores, I watched Jaws when I was eight and developed […]

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Why Sharks Don't Scare Us (Much)

Photo via iStockphoto   It was 1976 and, thanks to cable television and lax parenting mores, I watched Jaws when I was eight and developed […]

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Appreciating the Ordinary: A Modest Proposal

After wending our way through heated discussions about having it all, spoiling our kids, and being mired in our self-important “Busy Traps,” a New York […]

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The New, New Thing Parents Are Doing Wrong

The title of Elizabeth Kolbert’s piece in The New Yorker — “Why Are American Kids So Spoiled?” — was too close to the bone to […]

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Didn't We Never Have It All?

Anne Marie Slaughter’s July cover story in The Atlantic is causing quite a stir. In it she details how she left a top post in […]

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Didn't We Never Have It All?

Anne Marie Slaughter’s July cover story in The Atlantic is causing quite a stir. In it she details how she left a top post in […]

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Didn't We Never Have It All?

Anne Marie Slaughter’s July cover story in The Atlantic is causing quite a stir. In it she details how she left a top post in […]

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More To Wellesley Commencement Speech Than 'You Are Not Special'

David McCullough Jr. isn’t sure why the commencement speech in which he told the Wellesley High School class of 2012, “You’re not special” went viral. […]