How to travel safely this summer during COVID-19

While COVID-19 may have changed summer travel plans, you can still get out with your family. Avoid the airport and get outdoors, says an epidemiologist.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine • futurity
June 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 travel families featured health-and-medicine

What is a ‘good death’ during COVID-19?

There are ways to prepare your family members have a "good death" during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 death emotions families end-of-life health-and-medicine

Family caregivers want more training and support

More collaboration with home health care providers could help family caregivers feel less overburdened, ease stress, and improve their quality of life.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: aging communication older-adults families health-and-medicine caregivers

Coronavirus video for kids explains the basics

A new coronavirus video for children explains the basics of the pandemic, including the changes they've observed in their daily lives.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 parents communication families featured health-and-medicine

Child support policy after prison can backfire

State policies that help formerly incarcerated people find work don't always make it easy for dads to provide child support, new research shows.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: prison parents bias discrimination money families fathers society-and-culture

Pandemic work/life balance burden falls more on women

With more people at home balancing family, work, and school, women are bearing the brunt of responsibilities, a sociolgist argues.

Sandra Feder-Stanford • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: gender stress jobs families featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Family stories can help kids deal with crisis

Research suggests family stories can help children weather hard times—like the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
April 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 history stress childrens-health families society-and-culture health-and-medicine

New book charts the evolution of fatherhood

A new book breaks down how fatherhood has evolved, what it looks like today, and where it's headed in the future.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: evolution parents babies families fathers society-and-culture

You’re probably wrong about mom’s favorite kid

Though it can be a tough thing to admit, parents really do have favorite kids. But their adult children are usually wrong about which sibling mom favors.

Joseph Paul-Purdue • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: parents mothers families relationships society-and-culture siblings

4 ways to stop stereotyping older adults during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic could be a perfect storm for amping up stereotypes about older people, but there are ways you can do better.

Kyle Mittan-Arizona • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 aging communication older-adults families stereotypes health-and-medicine caregivers

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