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Unlike in the 1950s, there is no ‘typical’ U.S. family today

The iconic 1950s family of the breadwinner father going off to work and caregiving mother taking care of the homefront, has been described by economists as the most efficient family structure. Everyone has a distinct job to do in their “separate spheres” of public and private life. And in the …

What A Dad's Complete Surrender To Love Looks Like

When we posted an ad for Boba carriers that was actually a love letter to motherhood, dads and moms alike asked, "Where is the ode to fatherhood?" Now, in response to the original's success the company produced a new tear-jerker of a spot called "You Made Me a Father."<p>Boba used the same creative …

The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father

This summer, <i>All Things Considered</i> is exploring what it means to be a man in America today. In some ways, the picture for men has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. More women than men are going to college, and the economy is moving away from jobs that traditionally favored men, like …

Dads on Sitcoms

On television shows, dads have been portrayed as incompetent dolts reflecting and encouraging a damaging attitude towards men and childcare.<p>ASPEN — As a new dad, I've often been struck with horror at dads I see on TV. On the small screen, dads are dolts, dads are idiots.<p>And while it may seem …

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Throughout 2017, a team of Snap Judgment producers - together with Oakland activists and parents - learned about Oakland’s homicide victims, their …

25 Skills Every Dad Should Teach His Kids

Kids may not appreciate his finely crafted sense of humor, but there's still plenty they can learn from dear old dad.<p><b>Age 1:</b> You're new, I get it. Just remember, if it's hard or shiny, you're still too tiny. If it bounces or bends, it's all yours, my friend.<p><b>Age 2:</b> Let sleeping dads lie.<p><b>Age 3:</b> You'll …

10 Books That'll Make You a Better Man

Learn major life advice from novels you tossed aside in college<p>The mere thought of the syllabus from your Intro to American Literature class might make you shudder. But college was a long time ago—and chances are, your tastes and habits have changed considerably since then. For starters, it’s cool …

Animator Makes Strong Case for World's Greatest Dad by Turning Son into a Superhero

Animator Makes Strong Case for World's Greatest Dad by Turning Son into a Superhero

What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

I'm spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is in constant motion around her daddy. She climbs on him, giggles, turns around, and then …

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

The 20 Best Jobs of the Future

You may work in a growing field, but will it have openings in the future? This ranking will tell you where your best opportunities lie ahead.<p>Want a job that pays well and will have plenty of openings in the next decade? Consider one of these occupations.<p>Business Insider compiled a ranking of the …

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