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
June 6 2014 1:17 PMInflated ThreatThe biggest danger to your kids this summer is not a bouncy house.
The Kids
May 1 2014 11:47 PMThere’s Something About Helmets You Might Not KnowThey won’t protect your kids from concussions. 
March 12 2014 11:39 AMHands Off My Kid’s iPadA Huffington Post blogger’s shaky case for banning hand-held devices for children.
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Feb. 19 2014 3:27 PMThe Omega ShamDon’t bother with omega-3 supplements for your toddler. Feed her fish instead.
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Jan. 10 2014 9:45 AM“Caaaarrrryyyyy Meeeeeeeee!”How to handle a clingy kid.
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Nov. 26 2013 11:45 PMHow to Raise Thankful KidsIt’s gonna take a lot of work.
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Oct. 30 2013 3:03 PMLet Them Eat Candy!Why allowing your kids to binge on Halloween may actually make them healthier.
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Oct. 3 2013 3:49 PMDo Your Kids Need the Flu Vaccine?Yes.
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Sept. 9 2013 5:45 AMYou Should Make Your Own Baby FoodSorry, busy parents, but it’s true.
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Aug. 2 2013 5:18 AMAre Growing Pains Real?Your child wakes up in the middle of the night screaming about pain in her legs. But why?
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July 8 2013 5:30 AMSlate’s Definitive Guide to Potty TrainingJust kidding—we have no idea either.
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June 10 2013 5:30 AMWhen Did Sunscreen Get So Complicated?And which ones won’t kill your kid?
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May 9 2013 8:45 AMElmo FeverWhy are kids so obsessed with that short red Sesame Street muppet?
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April 11 2013 12:40 PMA Dairy DilemmaCan changing your diet calm your breast-feeding baby?
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March 13 2013 6:30 AMNo, Swaddling Will Not Kill Your BabyIn defense of wrapping up your kid like a burrito.
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May 16 2014 10:47 AMChildren LieParents should teach them not to. But the truth is fibbing is normal.
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March 30 2014 9:45 PMTeaching ToleranceHow white parents should talk to their young kids about race.
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March 4 2014 4:17 PMJust NoiseDespite what you've read, nothing suggests that sound machines are making your baby deaf.
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Jan. 28 2014 11:41 PMOrganic ShmorganicConventional fruits and vegetables are perfectly healthy for kids.
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Dec. 12 2013 11:49 PMDon’t Wake Up, Little SusieHow to handle your kids’ jet lag when you’re on “vacation.”
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Nov. 15 2013 3:52 PMWhat to Do if You Get Invited to a Chickenpox PartyDon’t go.
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Oct. 21 2013 1:30 PMEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About #%!@% Car SeatsPunch a car seat; it’ll make you feel better. Then read on.
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Sept. 19 2013 8:46 AMCan Your Kid Hack It in Kindergarten?Or should you redshirt him?
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Aug. 22 2013 11:47 AMThe Day Care DilemmaForget whether “opting-out” is good or bad for parents. How does it impact kids?
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July 17 2013 1:22 PMCry, Baby, CryA journal jumps on the Dr. Sears bandwagon to say sleep training is dangerous. Science says otherwise.
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June 20 2013 8:09 AMAre Jessica Alba’s Trendy Diapers Really the Poop?Everyone’s buying Honest, but that doesn’t make them better than Huggies.
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May 23 2013 7:39 AMDoes My Toddler Have Autism?How to identify the early signs of the developmental disorder.
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April 24 2013 8:51 AMAre Timeouts Messing Up Your Kids?Only if you’re doing them wrong. (And yes, you probably are.)
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March 27 2013 5:10 AMWhy Suckable Fruit SucksThe case against giving your kids blended fruit and vegetable pouches.
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Feb. 27 2013 5:44 AMWhy Does My Kid Freak Out?The totally legitimate reasons your animal child just threw spaghetti in your face.



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


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. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
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Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
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Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
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Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.