The XX Factor
Lena Dunham Looked Inside Her Sister’s Vagina. That’s Not Sexual Abuse. It’s Childhood.
Just NoiseDespite what you've read, nothing suggests that sound machines are making your baby deaf.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About #%!@% Car SeatsPunch a car seat; it’ll make you feel better. Then read on.
The Day Care DilemmaForget whether “opting-out” is good or bad for parents. How does it impact kids?
Cry, Baby, CryA journal jumps on the Dr. Sears bandwagon to say sleep training is dangerous. Science says otherwise.
Are Jessica Alba’s Trendy Diapers Really the Poop?Everyone’s buying Honest, but that doesn’t make them better than Huggies.
When Not to Go to the DoctorTaking a sick kid to the pediatrician’s office can sometimes do more harm than good.
There’s Something About Helmets You Might Not KnowThey won’t protect your kids from concussions.
Hands Off My Kid’s iPadA Huffington Post blogger’s shaky case for banning hand-held devices for children.
The Omega ShamDon’t bother with omega-3 supplements for your toddler. Feed her fish instead.
Let Them Eat Candy!Why allowing your kids to binge on Halloween may actually make them healthier.
Are Growing Pains Real?Your child wakes up in the middle of the night screaming about pain in her legs. But why?
Roads & Kingdoms
Everybody in Uganda Is Kung Fu Fighting A rising generation of young martial artists are hoping to drop kick their way onto the big screen.
Listen to Our January Music Roundup Beat the chill with our winter playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Is Snapchat Really Confusing, or Am I Just Old? A 32-year-old’s hopeless quest to understand America’s fastest-growing social app.
Another Data Point New England’s incredible ball security is not impossible, but also not meaningless.