Randi Epstein

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How the Science of Sex Hormones, Genes, and Reproduction Effects our Day to Day Lives

Randi Epstein Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D., M.P.H. is a freelance medical writer who has worked as a medical reporter for the London bureau of The Associated Press and has had articles published in The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Washington Post, MORE, Geographical, Parents and other national magazines. Read More...

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Good News About Getting Old

My son turns 21 this Saturday and I think that he’s really happy that he’ll be able to go to a bar this Friday night at 12:01 (when it’s officially Saturday) and order his first alcoholic beverage legally with his real ID. But I am going to be happier. That’s according to a quick look at a few happiness studies.
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Fat Babies and SAT Scores

Today’s New York Times ran a piece about a study that concluded that bigger babies turn into smarter kids. According to their findings, “a 10-pound baby will score an average of 80 points higher on the 1,600-point SAT exam than a six-pound baby.” One assumes, they let the newborns wait a few years before sitting for the test. Three of
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How Often Should You Communicate with Your Child at College?

When my niece left for college, she called home every day. Every day! I’m not sure if I told my sister outright that she needed to cut the umbilical cord, but I may have said something more subtle, more snide, like, “Isn’t that a little too much? Shouldn’t she learn to spend a day without calling home to her mom.”
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