Melinda Wenner Moyer

Melinda Wenner Moyer is a science writer based in Cold Spring, N.Y., and is DoubleX’s parenting advice columnist. Follow her on Twitter.

The Kids
Feb. 11 2013 11:50 AMDoes Fluoride Make Your Kids Dumb?Don’t trust the influential doctor who says yes.
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Jan. 16 2013 1:56 PMThe Early Education RacketIf you are reading this article, your kid probably doesn’t need preschool.
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Dec. 19 2012 9:15 AMWhy Is My Kid Such a Picky Eater?Got one of those children who will only eat bagels? It’s probably your fault.
Doublex
July 11 2012 7:11 AMWhen Is It OK To Spank?A lot of what you’ve heard about the dangers of spanking might not be true.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 11 2012 3:28 PMThe Truth About EpiduralsAre they really so bad?
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March 25 2010 1:02 PMEnd the War on FatIt could be making us sicker.
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Jan. 7 2008 4:06 PMHow To Survive a 47-Story FallMake sure you land on your feet.
The Kids
Jan. 29 2013 12:29 PMIn Defense of the MannyWhy are so many parents reluctant to hire men to care for their kids? 
The Kids
Jan. 3 2013 12:53 PMThat Is Not an Ear InfectionWhy are doctors so quick to prescribe antibiotics to your (wailing) toddler?
The Kids
Dec. 6 2012 8:30 AMThe Santa LieIs the big Christmas con hurting our kids?
Medical Examiner
March 8 2012 4:23 PMBaby on BedWhat Mayim Bialik's new parenting book doesn't tell you about co-sleeping.
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July 28 2010 7:03 AMDrug ProblemWomen aren't properly represented in scientific studies.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 13 2008 11:57 AMThe Merry Band of WrigglersMen, women, passion, and sperm.
Explainer
Dec. 21 2007 6:24 PMCan a Virgin Give Birth?Yes—but it's very, very, very, very unlikely.

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Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

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