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Restricting SNAP benefits could hurt millions of Americans – and local...

Cindy Leung, University of Michigan and Julia A. Wolfson, University of Michigan The U.S. Department of Agriculture is trying to restrict access to Supplemental Nutrition...

Curious Kids: Is homework worthwhile?

Robert H. Tai, University of Virginia Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

CBD and genetic testing provide hope for ‘intractable’ epilepsy in children

Isabel Derera, Tufts University It can start with a vacant stare, what appear to be muscle twitches or a full-blown seizure. But no matter how...

Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in...

Joel Segel, Pennsylvania State University; Douglas L. Leslie, Pennsylvania State University; Gary Zajac, Pennsylvania State University; Max Crowley, Pennsylvania State University, and Paul L....

Will children in your state get the support they need? It...

Heather L. Hanna, Mississippi State University The first three years of a child’s life are the most crucial for brain development. In fact, children raised...

Why parents should think twice about tracking apps for their kids

Joel Michael Reynolds, University of Massachusetts Lowell The use of self-tracking and personal surveillance technologies has grown considerably over the last decade. There are now...

The soaring cost of US child care, in 5 charts

Heidi Steinour, University of South Florida The cost of having children in the U.S. has climbed exponentially since the 1960s. So it’s no wonder the...

How where you’re born influences the person you become

Samuel Putnam, Bowdoin College and Masha A. Gartstein, Washington State University As early as the fifth century, the Greek philosopher Thucydides contrasted the self-control and...

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Abusive relationships: Why it’s so hard for women to ‘just leave’

Daniel G. Saunders, University of Michigan “And so I stayed.” In a widely read blog post, Jennifer Willoughby wrote this phrase after each of the...