Kristi Pahr

Kristi Pahr is a veteran freelance writer and editor and a mother of two who covers policy and government as they relate to parenting and families as well as health, lifestyle, and cannabis. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, InStyle, and many others. You can follow Kristi on Twitter at @kristipahr.

Mental Health

Childhood Trauma Linked To Mental Health Issues In Adulthood

Two new studies find that childhood trauma stays with us for life.

Travel Changes

Flight Attendants Want To Ban ‘Lap Babies’ From Planes

It’s not safe for your toddler to sit in your lap on an airplane, experts say.

Mental Maps

Using Google Maps Will Cost You More Than Your Sense Of Direction

Neglecting your sense of direction has real cognitive consequences.

Brain Power

American IQs Are Dropping. Here's Why It Might Not Be A Bad Thing

This is what a “reverse Flynn effect” is.

Vehicle Recalls

One Million Fords And Lincolns Recalled Due To Break Fluid Leaks

Here's what you need to know.

Eat Your Greens!

Mediterranean Diets Reduce Prostate Cancer & Dementia Risk, Studies Find

Is there anything the Mediterranean diet can’t do?


Is There A Child Tax Credit 2023? Here's What Parents Should Know

President Biden signaled support for renewing the Child Tax Credit in 2023. Does that mean parents will get one?

Hard Science

What's The Difference Between A ‘Grower’ And A ‘Shower?’ Science Has An Answer

How do you know which one you are?

Birth Control

Vasectomies Are Even Safer Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

Snip, snip!

Getting Busy

Remote Work Might Have Led To Today’s Mini Baby Boom

A new study explores the connection between flexibility at work and making babies.

Eat Your Greens

Mediterranean, MIND Diets Might Help Ward Off Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Protect your brain health.

Safety Net

Paid Sick Leave Helps Businesses Profit, Study Finds

Companies that offered paid leave experienced greater profit, improved employee morale, better business performance, and better employee retention.


Parental Support Of LGBTQ+ Teens Is Deeply Important, Study Finds

LGBTQ+ children who feel supported by their parents have fewer symptoms of depression, according to a new study.

Grab The 20's

Men In This Line Of Work Tend To Have A Higher Sperm Count

A new study has found that male fertility can be boosted by picking up some dumbbells.

Safety Net

A Bernie Sanders Bill Could Save Social Security & Our Retirements

Social Security is set to become insolvent in just about a decade. But what does that mean? And why is the fund struggling so much?

Tax Season

5 Tips To Maximize Your Tax Refund This Year

Pay close attention to these areas when filing your taxes, as they could seriously beef up your refund.

4 Day Week

4-Day Work Week Study: Short Week Increases Happiness, Life Satisfaction

A new study confirms once again what many researchers and companies are coming to realize about a shorter work week.

Tax Season

What To Know About Filing Taxes If You Got Divorced In 2022

Divorce changes a lot about your life — including how you file your taxes. Here’s what you need to know to make the process as smooth as possible.

Student Loans

Survey: Most Borrowers Say Financial Stability Relies On Loan Forgiveness

56% of respondents say their financial security will be at risk once the pandemic-era payment pause officially ends.

Sexual Health

Penises Have Grown Dramatically Over Past Few Decades, Study Finds

A new study has found that the average size of a penis has lengthened significantly. What does that mean?