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There honestly isn't anything sweeter than seeing a parent having fun with his or her kid. In this case, Kevin Nadrowski recently had an adorable (and significant) bonding experience with his…daughter Bayleigh. In a video he recently posted to YouTube, he captured the moment in which he and his daughter were singing "If You're Happy and You Know It." What made that moment so special is the fact that both father and daughter were singing in American Sign language — both Kevin and Bayleigh are deaf. Because of that,… >> Read More
Mildred Dresselhaus, a badass Jewish scientist whose monumental work with carbon helped build modern science and the nanotechnology industry as a whole, passed away on Monday in Cambridge, MA at…age 86. She was a a professor emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dresselhaus, dubbed the "Queen of Carbon" by other scientists, came from a humble background. She was born as Mildred Spiewak on November 11, 1930 in Brooklyn to Polish-Jewish immigrants from Poland--and, the Times obituary notes, grew up in the Bronx on public assistance.… >> Read More
Ivanka Trump, who styles herself a champion of working women, met with members of the House and Senate recently to propose a $500 billion child care tax benefit program. But experts talking to…reporters say the plan has some major flaws. In recent months since her father's presidential campaign and election, Ivanka has made it clear that she will be advocating for women during her father's presidency instead of being at the helm of her fashion lines and #WomenWhoWork campaign, although her personal website is currently (and has been for the… >> Read More
Today I woke up at 6:45 to take my son to his before-school STEM class, which I love because he loves it but which I also hate because it requires us to give up 20 more minutes of sleep.
I took…the opportunity to wake up my daughter for the first of many times, on my way out the door, and woke her three more times when I got back, yelling the words, “Please don’t fall asleep in the bathroom,” from the hallway. Things you think you probably won’t say to a 12-year-old who never slept… >> Read More
The upcoming issue of The Nation forces us to look at some hard truths about the way our society is doing in terms of its tiniest, most vulnerable human beings—and about the physical toll that…discrimination and oppression take on both mothers and young babies. The lead article, called "What’s Killing America’s Black Infants?" reads a little bit like a detective story, starting with the tragic loss of one woman's young baby and trying to follow researchers as they asked the question: why does this happen so often? "Each year… >> Read More