Dec. 7, 2022

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Patrick Dempsey Breaks The Spell

McDreamy, Prince Charming, Mr. Right. Onscreen, Patrick Dempsey epitomizes the charmed leading man. But off? He’s just a dad, husband, and man who’s trying to figure it all out.

What's In A Name?

What Baby Name Trends Will Rule 2023? Here’s What The Experts Think

ByDevan McGuinness

From star-inspired names to new life being breathed into old classics, 2023 will have some uniquely named little ones.

Baby Names

What Baby Names Say About Parents’ Political Ideology

ByLizzy Francis

Parents name their kids names that they like. But those choices are guided by their race, their wealth, and their politics, according to new research.


120 Baby Names Inspired By Places, From Aspen to Juno

ByEmily Kelleher

Place names strike a delicate balance between unique and familiar.

LGBTQ+ Rights

This Map Shows States Where Trans Kids Are Safest And Most At Risk

ByKristi Pahr

After the midterms, the landscape of states that might try to hurt trans kids — and states that might try to help them — has shifted.

Not A Game

Pregnancy Games for Girls: Inside the Weird World of Pregnant Disney Princesses

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Pregnancy video games aimed at young girls are taking over the internet. Why?

A Blue Christmas

Watching A Charlie Brown Christmas Is Depressing. That’s Why It’s Great

ByNathan Rabin

The morose feeling of this 1965 classic is a feature, not a bug.

Baby Names

57 Unique Baby Girl Names That Start With ‘A’

ByEmily Kelleher

Welcome them to the world — and to the A-Team.

Masculinity In Action

The World’s Most Masculine Men on Raising Better Boys

ByTyghe Trimble

How race car drivers, hunters, Arctic explorers, and bull riders model masculinity for their children.


How To Help Someone Who Always Plays The Victim

ByJeremy Brown

Step one? Listen and emphasize but don’t always agree.


How To Deal With A Toddler’s Public Temper Tantrum

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Fight the embarrassment — because your kid matters more than the people judging you.

Management Track

23 Expert-Approved Anger Management Tools to Use When You’re Pissed Off

ByLizzy Francis

The purpose of these exercises is not to ignore the emotion, but to find ways to recognize and control it.


New Study Debunks The Idea That There Is A Perfect Income For Happiness

ByChristian Dashiell

Though it appears that the higher your income, the happier you are.

Real Talk

A Christmas Story Doesn’t Really Want Kids To Love Guns

ByCaseen Gaines

The kid wants a Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle for Christmas. Here's why this matters.

Holiday Cheer

Where To Stream Christmas Classic Movies: From ‘The Grinch’ To ‘Rudolph’ To Elf’

ByKaty Lemieux

You need the classics like you need whiskey in your egg nog. Here's where to find them.

Show Your Kids!

The Geminids Meteor Shower Is About To Peak. Here’s How To Catch It

ByDevan McGuinness

If you and the kids love to watch sky shows, you’ll want to mark your calendar because the Geminids meteor shower is coming.

Pipe Down

How To Get Your Brain To Shut Up: 8 Tips To Focus Your Mind

ByAaron Stern

Healthy habits lead to a more focused mind.