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Jennifer Senior

  1. legacies
    The Paradox of the First Black PresidentAs the historic administration nears its final year, African-American leaders debate: Did Barack Obama do enough for his own community?
  2. Why Bipartisanship Still Matters for CandidatesWe don’t pick our presidents based on their history of bipartisanship. But maybe we should. 
  3. paulitics
    Why Rand Paul Types Never Make It Past the PrimariesThey don’t have the type of authenticity voters really want.
  4. education
    The Case Against Laptops in the ClassroomRecent studies have shown that students learn better — and get better grades — when they take notes by hand.
  5. education
    The Case Against Laptops in the ClassroomRecent studies have shown that students learn better — and get better grades — when they take notes by hand.
  6. the supremes
    Antonin Scalia May Be Losing the Culture Wars, But He’s Winning the Zinger WarsThe more isolated he gets, the more extravagant his rhetoric becomes.
  7. Is There a Place for Joe Biden to Mourn in Washington’s Fishbowl?As the vice-president resumes his duties, he must grapple with his private grief in the most public of spaces.
  8. kids today
    Millennials’ Parents Can’t Stop Meddling. How Big a Problem Is That?They’re even showing up in the workplace. 
  9. kids today
    Millennials’ Parents Can’t Stop Meddling. How Big a Problem Is That?They’re even showing up in the workplace. 
  10. early and often
    Jeb Is Not the Bush You Think He IsHe is more ruthless than he looks, more conservative than moderates like to believe, and possibly more appealing to Latinos than Marco Rubio. 
  11. parenting
    How Taking Paternity Leave Can Strengthen Your MarriageDads who take time off tend to assume more household responsibilities later on, reducing the likelihood of marital strife.
  12. parenting
    How Taking Paternity Leave Can Strengthen Your MarriageDads who take time off tend to assume more household responsibilities later on, reducing the likelihood of marital strife.
  13. parenthood
    The Case for Taking Parental Leave When Your Kids Are TeenagersResearch suggests adolescence is when parental involvement can really make a difference.
  14. parenthood
    The Case for Taking Parental Leave When Your Kids Are TeenagersResearch suggests adolescence is when parental involvement can really make a difference.
  15. parenthood
    We Live in an Age of Irrational ParentingIt’s hard to think of a safer time to raise kids. So why are parents always freaking out — or being needlessly policed?
  16. parenthood
    We Live in an Age of Irrational ParentingIt’s hard to think of a safer time to raise kids. So why are parents always freaking out — or being needlessly policed?
  17. obits
    Remembering David Carr, Before He Was David CarrBefore he became the Times’ public face, he was just a guy — a brilliant, kind, witty guy —  trying to make it in New York.
  18. work life
    What We Give Up When We Become EntrepreneursThe cubicle may be cozier, and more creativity inducing, than we think.
  19. work life
    What We Give Up When We Become EntrepreneursThe cubicle may be cozier, and more creativity inducing, than we think.
  20. Want to Lose Weight? Take a Digital SabbaticalLeave the phone and the cannoli.
  21. Want to Lose Weight? Take a Digital SabbaticalLeave the phone and the cannoli.
  22. Your Vacation Is About to Disappoint YouResearch shows that the benefits of extended time off fade astonishingly fast.
  23. Your Vacation Is About to Disappoint YouResearch shows that the benefits of extended time off fade astonishingly fast.
  24. parenthood
    Chirlane McCray Is Not a Bad Mom. She’s Honest.The Post and News seem to fundamentally misunderstand modern parenthood.
  25. A Third of Gay Newlyweds Are Over 50. That’s BigNew York Times wedding announcements are a great barometer of cultural trends.
  26. A Third of Gay Newlyweds Are Over 50. That’s BigNew York Times wedding announcements are a great barometer of cultural trends.
  27. parenting wars
    A New Mantra for Moms: I Am the StandardWhat if moms stopped saying they felt “guilty” and decided they were doing just fine?
  28. The Collateral Damage of a TeenagerWhat adolescence does to adolescents is nowhere near as brutal as what it does to their parents.
  29. the daily grind
    It’s Not Just Moms Who Want to Work LessA lot of men express a desire to lean out.
  30. In Conversation: Antonin ScaliaOn the eve of a new Supreme Court session, the firebrand justice discusses gay rights and media echo chambers, Seinfeld and the Devil, an […]
  31. “I Really Just Don’t Know Who Could Possibly Want to Pick Up This Book.”Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan gets some clarity on our troubled public schools.
  32. testing
    A Simple Way to Boost Minority Test ScoresWhat it says about testing is worth thinking about.
  33. Scientists Still Searching for Proof That Kids Make Us HappySure we love them, but …
  34. The Mysteriously Long Lives of Male Holocaust SurvivorsIs it possible extreme trauma might make us live longer?
  35. How E-mail Is Swallowing Our LivesIt changes how we think — even how we breathe.
  36. Why Aren’t More Politicians Sidelined by Depression?It’s a horrible job, but they rarely bow out for reasons of mental hygiene.
  37. Huma Abedin and the Perils of Marrying a NarcissistShe’s enabling his grandiosity.
  38. The Speaker Is Mute But Not UnintelligibleWhat John Boehner is thinking.
  39. Little Grown-ups and Their ProgenyNew York and the invention of modern childhood.
  40. Why You Truly Never Leave High SchoolNew science on its corrosive, traumatizing effects.
  41. weinergate
    Huma, Anthony, and Midlife AmbitionThe best we can hope for is that Huma won’t be attacked for standing by her man as Hillary was.
  42. weinergate
    Anthony Weiner’s Big EgoWhat we should really be gawping at.
  43. The Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Celexa, Effexor, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, Restoril, Xanax, Adderall, Ritalin, Haldol, Risperdal, Seroquel, Ambien, Lunesta, Elavil, Trazodone WarAs it approaches its tenth year, our nation’s longest war is showing signs of waning. Meanwhile, our soldiers are falling apart.
  44. 11-13. Because There Are Now Three Women on the Supreme Court, All of Them From New YorkOne, perhaps, was inevitable (it’s a big city); two you could still call a fluke. But for all three female Supreme Court justices to have been b […]
  45. The Benjamin Button ElectionRage, powerlessness, magical thinking—why is how we think about politics increasingly mirroring the mind-set of a small child?
  46. The Good With the BadWhy try to edit Obama?
  47. All Joy and No FunWhy parents hate parenting.
  48. abortion
    Why a New Study on Fetal Pain MattersAccording to a British report, fetuses of 24 weeks are unable to feel pain.
  49. early and often
    Could Nikki Haley Be the GOP’s Obama? Yes, She CanA young state legislator looks terrific on TV and stands out in a party of dreary white men. Sound familiar?
  50. The Midterm MadmenLoony lessons of 1994.
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