The Power of Sibling Bonds in The Brothers Karamazov
In the year of Dostoevsky's bicentennial, a revisiting of familial relationships in one of his most popular works.
The Invention of Sibling Rivalry
Sibling jealousy feels like a universal problem, but most parenting experts didn't even acknowledge it until the early 20th century.
How Families with Two Dads Raise Their Kids
Research reveals few differences between the parenting of gay men and their straight peers.
The Genetics of Cousin Marriage
It's conventional wisdom that procreation between first cousins is unhealthy. But what are the actual genetic risks?
Winston Churchill’s Love-Hungry Childhood
Winston Churchill started life as a love-starved child whose lonely childhood set the stage for his almost fanatical need for influence and power.
Thanksgiving Is a Feast of Things Forgotten
Thanksgiving is a feast so complex and semiotically dense that things are very often forgotten and rarely go according to plan.
Housework, Gender Roles, and Sex: It’s Complicated
Scholars examine gender roles, sex, and egalitarianism within marriage.