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September 9, 2013

 

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Eating Offspring

How can parents eat their offspring?

June 11, 2013

 

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Quality Time With Rats

Researchers have noticed that baby rats whose mothers spent more time fussing over them grew up to cope better with the challenges of laboratory life.

October 31, 2012

 

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Why Are Kids So Sedentary?

I keep hearing about how something like one third of all American kids are either overweight or obese...

October 22, 2012

 

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Parents Model Healthy Eating

The more time parents spend working, the less time and energy they have to plan and prepare healthful meals.

October 3, 2012

 

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Parents May Be Happier Than Childless Couples

I keep hearing about studies suggesting that parents are less happy than childless couples and single people without children. How sound is this science?

July 5, 2012

 

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What’s The Best Way To Help Kids Lose Weight?

According a recent study, there's only really one proven way to help kids lose weight, and that's by parents losing weight themselves.

June 10, 2009

 

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R-rated Movies and Smoking

Were you allowed to watch R-rated movies as a kid? Do you smoke now? Learn about the link between smoking and R-rated movies on this Moment of Science.

April 17, 2009

 

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Die, Bee, Die!

In evolutionary terms, a "successful" organism is one that passes on its genes -- not necessarily one that lives a long life.

January 31, 2006

 

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Talking Trouble

One of the most amazing phases in childhood development is when infants go from making baby sounds to actually saying words.

August 25, 2005

 

As Good As Mom’s Apple Pie

Why do most people like Mom’s cooking? Although family attachments can account for part of our appreciation, the fact that Mom’s (or Dad’s) cooking tastes good to us also has some basis in genetics. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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