Matchmakers have paired up couples for centuries, and it doesn't seem as though laxer social rules and online dating has slackened their market. From traditional shadchans to professional Cupids, what does the modern matchmaker do?
One boyfriend or a bunch of boyfriends? Conventional wisdom asserts that women prefer one mate at a time, but mammals in general are rarely monogamous. Can an evolutionary perspective help clarify some things?
When horrific events such as school shootings and terrorist attacks happen, they're covered non-stop in the media. You can't shield your child from every mention of tragedies 24/7, so what's the best way to discuss sensitive subjects?
You know these people. They dart in front of you when you're checking out at the store. They cut you off on the highway with nary a signal. Are they just jerks, or could something else be going on with them?
Ever since Beyonce publicly revealed her "baby bump" in 2011, tabloids and blogs tracked her growing belly with rapt attention, making Beyonce one of the most high-profile new moms of the 21st century. The following famous parents aren't all red carpet royalty, but each is a unique case study on how the limelight can impact raising kids.
Time magazine stoked a widespread breastfeeding controversy when it featured a 3-year-old boy suckling from his 26-year-old mother on a May 2012 cover. But when it comes to spurring debate, breastfeeding older children pales in comparison to some of the unconventional child rearing practices featured in this gallery.
Far more diverse than the "Leave It to Beaver" bunch, the cast of "Modern Family" reflects a 21st-century shift in how people conceptualize the meaning of family. Check out these images to see how unconventional families come together to create real-world, contemporary households.
Despite the technological conveniences associated with modern family life, such as cell phones and GPS devices, being a mom or a dad hasn't gotten any easier. The following images represent just a snapshot of what it's like to dive into the exhausting and exhilarating world of parenthood in the 21st century.
An emphasis on "good parenting" in recent years spawned an entire industry of experts, self-help books and products aimed at helping parents bring up blue-ribbon babies. But does all that extra instruction have a positive impact on kids?
Like niche cousins of life coaches, parenting coaches serve as support hotlines for parents to strategize common challenges such as toilet training and attachment issues. But do these mentors really make a difference?