CCF MEDIA BRIEF – SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2019
CCF MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:
- Are Engagements the New Marriage? Liv Tyler Seems to Think So–Here’s What Experts Say
- Show Me the Money: How to Protect Yourself in Gray Divorce
- Reddit Founder Calls For Better Paternity Leave, Reducing Stigma For Dads Who Take Time Off
NEW ON THE CCF BLOG:
- Unequal pay for a life of unequal work: Employment over the life course and the gender wage gap
- Won’t You Be My (Vacation) Neighbor? Second Homeowners and Changing Family Vacation Norms in the Sharing Economy
- Stress in pregnancy ‘makes child personality disorder more likely’
- ‘I Put My Own Life on Hold’: The Pain and Joy of Caring for Parents
- ‘I can’t feel my heart’: children separated under Trump show signs of PTSD, watchdog finds
- Dating Apps Are Making Marriages Stronger
- Sexist attitudes towards sex are cheating women of orgasms – and worse
- A new poll shows what really interests ‘pro-lifers’: controlling women
- City School Test Scores Inch Up, but Less Than Half of Students Pass
- ‘I broke down’: new law will let students take mental health days
- A Rare Show That Explores the Nuances of Black Boyhood
- Premature Babies Lag in Vaccinations
- Can Maternal Fluoride Consumption During Pregnancy Lower Children’s Intelligence?
- The Costly Burden of Day Care and Preschool
- The Invisible Children With Cancer
- Most Kids On Medicaid Who Are Prescribed ADHD Drugs Don’t Get Proper Follow-Up
- Why the U.S. Has Long Resisted Universal Child Care
- How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession
- #ItsOver: Going Through a Divorce on Social Media
- The Evolution of the Desire to Stay Friends With Your Ex
- Search For ‘Gay Genes’ Comes Up Short In Large New Study
- ‘Gay gene’ theories belong in the past – now we know sexuality is far more fluid
- America Moved On From Its Gay-Rights Moment—And Left a Legal Mess Behind
- When Kids Are Straight Until Proven Otherwise
- This App Aims To Save New Moms’ Lives
- Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire
- Poverty is a hurdle for women seeking abortions in rural America
- Abortion support remains steady despite growing partisan divide, survey finds
- Think Your Aging Parents Are Stubborn? Blame ‘Mismatched Goals’
- Mental Health Experts Warn About Impacts New Regulations Could Have On Migrant Children
- You Should Definitely Track Your Loved Ones’ Phones. Actually Maybe Not.
- Can Genetics Explain Why Some People Thrive on Less Sleep?
- So we’d be happier as empty-nester parents? That’s rubbish
1. Are Engagements the New Marriage? Liv Tyler Seems to Think So–Here’s What Experts Say
2. Show Me the Money: How to Protect Yourself in Gray Divorce
Divorce is on the rise for people in their 50s and up, and because these couples are older, their breakups can be more complicated to navigate. Treat your divorce like what it is: A business deal.
3. Reddit Founder Calls For Better Paternity Leave, Reducing Stigma For Dads Who Take Time Off
4. Unequal pay for a life of unequal work: Employment over the life course and the gender wage gap
5. Won’t You Be My (Vacation) Neighbor? Second Homeowners and Changing Family Vacation Norms in the Sharing Economy
6. Stress in pregnancy ‘makes child personality disorder more likely’
A study of more than 3,000 pregnant women followed up their children over 30 years.
7. ‘I Put My Own Life on Hold’: The Pain and Joy of Caring for Parents
Readers shared their experiences of helping ailing relatives. For some, it brought crippling financial burdens and depression. Many also found moments of profound joy.
8. ‘I can’t feel my heart’: children separated under Trump show signs of PTSD, watchdog finds
Children also experience night terrors and separation anxiety, and as adults face greater risks of mental and physical challenges
9. Dating Apps Are Making Marriages Stronger
Couples who meet online tend to communicate better and have longer, happier relationships.
10. Sexist attitudes towards sex are cheating women of orgasms – and worse
The myth that women just ‘go along’ with sex denies their right to pleasure and makes it harder to convict men who rape
11. A new poll shows what really interests ‘pro-lifers’: controlling women
According to their own survey responses, anti-abortion voters are hostile to gender equality in practically every aspect
12. City School Test Scores Inch Up, but Less Than Half of Students Pass
Gaps between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian-American peers remain fixed, raising questions about school segregation.
13. ‘I broke down’: new law will let students take mental health days
Move aims to change the culture surrounding mental health at a time when suicide is the second leading cause for death among 15-to-34 year olds
14. A Rare Show That Explores the Nuances of Black Boyhood
David Makes Man depicts the struggles of its young South Florida–raised protagonist without pathologizing the characters who surround him.
15. Premature Babies Lag in Vaccinations
Preterm babies were more than 20 percent less likely to have had required shots by 19 months.
16. Can Maternal Fluoride Consumption During Pregnancy Lower Children’s Intelligence?
A Canadian study suggests that fluoride consumed by pregnant women can affect the IQ of their children. No single study provides definitive answers, but the findings will no doubt stir debate.
17. The Costly Burden of Day Care and Preschool
A YouGov online survey created in collaboration with NYT Parenting found that some parents are going into debt to pay for child care.
18. The Invisible Children With Cancer
A study looks at the toll of cancer on children around the world. Co-author Dr. Lisa Force of St. Jude hospital says: “An important prognostic indicator for survival is where that child is living.”
19. Most Kids On Medicaid Who Are Prescribed ADHD Drugs Don’t Get Proper Follow-Up
An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn’t see a care provider for months afterward.
20. Why the U.S. Has Long Resisted Universal Child Care
Americans still aren’t in agreement that mothers should work at all.
21. How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession
Female doctors are more likely than other professionals to have children and keep working. The reasons offer lessons for other jobs.
22. #ItsOver: Going Through a Divorce on Social Mediahttps://www.wsj.com/articles/itsover-going-through-a-divorce-on-social-media-11567001177All breakups are tough but divorce can be particularly searing for 20-somethings who have showcased their marriage on Instagram and Twitter.
23. The Evolution of the Desire to Stay Friends With Your Ex
Is it a cruelty or a kindness to suggest friendship during a breakup?
24. Search For ‘Gay Genes’ Comes Up Short In Large New Study
Researchers have long hoped to find out if genes contribute to sexual orientation. A new study of genetic data from thousands of people hints there may be some link, but it’s still far from clear.
25. ‘Gay gene’ theories belong in the past – now we know sexuality is far more fluid
Gender norms imprison us all, dictating our behaviour for fear of abuse – and that extends to who we sleep or fall in love with
26. America Moved On From Its Gay-Rights Moment—And Left a Legal Mess Behind
Half a decade after the Supreme Court’s same-sex-marriage decision, the justices and Congress are still trying to figure out what federal law should say about LGBTQ rights.
27. When Kids Are Straight Until Proven Otherwise
Many gay preteens know early on that they are somehow different, but lack the parental and social support that heterosexuals take for granted.
28. This App Aims To Save New Moms’ Lives
29. Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire
Harsh measures, or even threats of them, can lead to the avoidance of prenatal care entirely.
30. Poverty is a hurdle for women seeking abortions in rural America
In the US south and beyond, getting an abortion is not only logistically and emotionally difficult – it can push someone over the financial edge
31. Abortion support remains steady despite growing partisan divide, survey finds
No more than a quarter of residents in any state support a total ban on the procedure, according to one of the largest-ever polls of Americans.
32. Think Your Aging Parents Are Stubborn? Blame ‘Mismatched Goals’
Researchers are learning more about the causes of what may seem intransigent behavior. There’s no easy fix.
33. Mental Health Experts Warn About Impacts New Regulations Could Have On Migrant Children
The Trump administration’s regulation allows the longterm detention of migrant children. But immigration and health experts warn this could have devastating impacts on the children’s mental health.
34. You Should Definitely Track Your Loved Ones’ Phones. Actually Maybe Not.
Apple’s Find My Friends, Google Maps location sharing and Life360 let you stay on top of where your family and friends are, which can be both incredibly creepy and incredibly helpful.
35. Can Genetics Explain Why Some People Thrive on Less Sleep?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/30/science/sleep-gene.html
Several members of the same family get by on less than six hours of sleep a night. Their genetics could illuminate how sleep works for the rest of us.
36. So we’d be happier as empty-nester parents? That’s rubbish
My children are adults, and the house is buzzing with life. Even thinking of them leaving fills me with a sense of loss