Leona Shum

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Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life Balance and Income Equality

The central conflict of domestic life right now isn't men versus women or mothers versus fathers; it's the family against money.<p>My wife leans in. A year ago, after nine hours of labor, she received an epidural and immediately asked me to pass the iPad so she could send a note to work. I suggested …

Pixar's Sad Decline—in 1 Chart

Monsters University ranks as one of the influential animation firm's worst-reviewed films—as did the two Pixar films that preceded it.<p>I've written on a few occasions about the ongoing decline of Pixar, which, however inevitable it may have been following the studio's extraordinary run--in …

Is Obesity Really a Disease?

The relationship between health and body weight is not as straightforward as the American Medical Association might have us believe.<p>AP<p>Last week at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association in Chicago, the organization's delegates voted for the first time to designate obesity a disease. …

A Summer Camp Lesson: Good-bye, and Go Away, Thank You Very Much

Dropping a kid off for camp can test a parent's resolve. But standing back to let a child develop autonomy is one of the most important things a parent can do.<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Three years ago, when he was eleven, my son Ben set down a very specific parental code of conduct we'd be expected to …

The Supreme Court's Critical Call on Prostitution and HIV

In ruling that government-funded treatment centers can serve sex workers, the Court is protecting both First Amendment rights and public health.<p>Môsieur J. [version 8.0]/Flickr<p>Gina Stevens is a 41-year-old mother in Chicago who was diagnosed with HIV in 2000. She has been homeless numerous times …

How to Get More Women (and Men) to Call Themselves Feminists

Focus on injustice, poverty, and women in parts of the world beyond the United States.<p>When asked "Are you a feminist?" most Americans say no. A recent <i>Huffington Post</i>/YouGov poll is typical: Only 23 percent of women and 16 percent of men identified as "feminist." Accomplished women as diverse as …

Questions to Consider Before Getting Married, Whether You're Straight or Gay

Twelve topics that the Dean of the National Cathedral encourages engaged couples to discuss<p>In her cover story for the latest issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>, Liza Mundy considers what heterosexual couples can learn from gay couples in light of the fact that gay marriages are happier on a variety of metrics …

The Drawbacks of Being a Tiger Parent, Now Proven by Science

It's good to push your kids, but only if you're willing to listen to them complain about it.<p>Twice a month, a panel of dads discusses a topic of the moment. For today's conversation, they discuss new research on the Tiger Mom phenomenon. Part one of the discussion is below; part two is here.<p>The …