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The Bliss of Grandmother Hormones

The Bliss of Grandmother Hormones by Domenique Browning The New York Times May 7, 2016   This essay is a first hand account of how hormones influence attachment in grandmothering.

When the Grandchildren Grow Older, and Closer

When the Grandchildren Grow Older, and Closer by Paula Span, The New York Times, August 15, 2013 Close relationships with adult grandchildren are linked to fewer symptoms of depression in grandparents, new research finds.

Suddenly, They’re All Gone

Suddenly, They’re All Gone by Carol Mithers, New York Times, March 22, 2013 When caregiving is over, the caregiver can feel worse.

Staying Independent in Old Age, With a Little Help

Staying Independent in Old Age, With a Little Help by Jane E. Brody December 24, 2012 The New York Times Many older people need outside help long before they require round-the-clock care. Many assistance and housing alternatives have rapidly sprung up to meet this demand.

In the Middle: Why Elderly Couples Fight

In the Middle: Why Elderly Couples Fight by Susan Seliger December 17, 2012 New York Times Degenerative relationships are not uncommon among the elderly in even the happiest marriages. Both mental and physical changes feed the discord, marriage therapists and geriatricians say.

Friends of a Certain Age

Friends of a Certain Age By Alex Williams The New York Times July 13, 2012 The period for making B.F.F.’s, the way you did in your teens or early 20s, is pretty much over. It’s time to resign yourself to situational adult friends.

The Hormone Surge of Middle Childhood

The Hormone Surge of Middle Childhood By Natalie Angier, NY Times, December 26, 2011 Around 5 or 6, children experience an endocrinological event (andrenarche)  that propels them toward the ability to control impulses, to reason, to focus, to plan for the future.

The Happy Marriage Is the ‘Me’ Marriage

The Happy Marriage Is the ‘Me’ Marriage by Tara Parker Pope New York Times 12/31/2010 The notion that the best marriages are those that bring satisfaction to the individual may seem counterintuitive. After all, isn’t marriage supposed to be about putting the relationship first? Not anymore. For centuries, marriage was viewed as an economic and […]

What Is It About 20-Somethings?

What Is It About 20-Somethings? by Robin Marantz Henig in NY Times Magazine, August 22, 210 …JEFFREY JENSEN ARNETT, a psychology professor at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., is leading the movement to view the 20s as a distinct life stage, which he calls “emerging adulthood.” He says what is happening now is analogous to […]