June 3, 2023
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Men's Health

Does Masturbation Decrease Testosterone? Science Explains

ByAshley Zlatopolsky

Sex does not, luckily, come at the cost of this sex hormone.


Summer Weight Gain Is Surprisingly Common — But Not Inevitable

ByLauren Vinopal

Just because it's getting warmer out does not mean you're going to get more fit.

Fun & Games

Parents Are Robbing Children Of One Essential Developmental Tool

ByLauren Vinopal

Independent play has taken a nosedive since the 1980s — and so has kids’ mental health.

Catching Zzz's

When Do Babies Drop To One Nap? A Parenting Expert Explains

ByIsobel Whitcomb

It depends on what works for your baby — and for you.

Child Development

Why Do Babies Avoid Grass? Their Nervous Systems Aren’t Ready.

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Imagine for a moment that you were incredibly high and had never seen grass before. How would you feel about the front lawn?


Parents Should Let Kids Eat Dirt. It’s Good For The Biome.

ByJoshua A. Krisch

Unless it's covered in animal feces or chemicals, soil is a healthy snack.

Northern Exposure

The Icelandic Art Of Swim Lessons

ByJulia Holmes

Iceland is the only place in the world with universal swim literacy. Here’s their secret.


The Science Behind Making A Baby On Vacation

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Stress less for procreation sex.

Dad Bod

7 Bodyweight Exercises To Injury-Proof Runners

ByJulia Savacool

If running is your only form of exercise, you’re asking for an injury. Here’s a workout to help you go the distance.

Baby Names

The 35 Most Popular Unisex Baby Names In The U.S. (And Then Some)

ByLauren Vinopal

Shift to neutral.

Mental Health

Clancy Martin Is Making Peace With His Suicidal Tendencies

ByTyler Santora

Depression is something one lives with, not something we can eliminate. Martin helps us all understand this — and build a philosophy to combat it.


Why Trans Kids Need To Be Allowed In Sports, According To A Trans Athlete

ByTyler Santora

Legislators across the country are trying to ban trans kids from sports. Swimmer and advocate Schuyler Bailar explains why they shouldn't.

Dad Bod

Supercharge Your Calves With This Simple But Serious Workout

ByJulia Savacool

The calves are one of the most injury-prone muscles. Strengthening them is your best protection.


Should You Take Young Kids To A Pride Parade?

ByHeather Tirado Gilligan

Kids can join in Pride, but there are conversations you should have beforehand.


6 Things To Say When Your Son Comes Out

ByIsobel Whitcomb

Show your support with these simple phrases.

Kids' Health

Ozempic Found To Help Kids With Obesity Lose Weight. Is That Good Enough?

BySofia Quaglia

Let’s talk about some other measures of health.