Families will change dramatically over the years to come
This recently published study projects the evolution of human kinship relationships worldwide, and how it will change the shape of families to come.
New study finds many couples around the world may share high blood pressure
High blood pressure is common in middle-aged and older adults, however, new evidence suggests many couples have high blood pressure. Does this mean couple-based approaches for high blood pressure diagnosis and management will be used in the future?
Workplace culture prevents men from taking paternity leave
Most men are reluctant to take paternity leave because of how their professional world works. Parental leave is accepted for women, but men who take it are seen as violating the norm. Read what the researchers have to say.
Family planning and the fear of missing out
The revealing truth of social pressure on couples to have children, that doesn't always have the happy outcome they'd imagined.
Parental pressures are taking the fun out of children's play
“Society today positions parents as the sole engineers in their children’s development".
Sabotage and collusion could be derailing your weight loss journey
"Weight loss often results in change, from giving a person more confidence to a change in social dynamics in their relationships. Many do not welcome such changes."
Humans who experience early life adversity suffer as adults. Why are gorillas more resilient?
This may be the most important study of the week—or maybe year.
Improving your work-life balance can make you a more effective leader at work
"However, I expect that a lot of after-hours working–either at the office or at home is a form of escape from dysfunctional family life."
Hunter-gatherer childhoods may offer clues to improving education and wellbeing
Despite increasing uptake of baby carriers and baby massage in developed countries, levels of physical contact with infants remain far higher in hunter-gatherer societies.
Feminism may lead to better body image
When daughters hear their mothers talk negatively about their body, the daughters’ body image takes a hit. Daughters who embrace their bodies can serve as a positive influence on their mothers.
Kin selection in financial decision-making
We kid ourselves that we select people for promotion because of their talent. It has never been true, and if the researchers behind this new study are right, it never will be—so long as humans are in charge of the process.
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