About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.
May 8, 2020 • ~9 min
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One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
May 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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Newborn babies weigh less today – possibly due to the increased popularity of cesarean sections and induced labor
The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.
March 11, 2020 • ~4 min
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