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The Winter Break--How and Why We Do It

Published by Wednesday Martin

Winter holidays allow us to be affiliative and pro-social--anthropology's words for connected and friendly. Here's how the tribe I study in Manhattan does it--and why.


Happy Other's Day

Published by Wednesday Martin
Don't fall into the trap of thinking you need to be 'another mother' to his kids
Don't fall into the trap of thinking you need to be 'another mother' to his kids

No, that's not a typo. Some of you who read my blog are mothers who also have stepchildren. Some of you are straight up stepmothers, and today is likely more complicated for you than it is for those stepmothers who also have kids of their own.


What Are Good Girlfriends (and Guy Friends) Good For? The Talking Cure Revisited

Published by Wednesday Martin
Hey lady, have you read the new research on siblings, friends, and stress?
Hey lady, have you read the new research on siblings, friends, and stress?

Women in stressful situations — does that ring a bell? — need social support. So call a friend and meet him or her for coffee and have a chat. Even if you don't talk about what's bothering you directly, it can make a big difference. Oh, and don't forget to read my latest post on psychology.com, about the newest research on siblings and social support!