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Nina In New York: Move Over, Sweden. Richard Branson Just Out-Fathered You

Virgin CEO and all-around good guy Richard Branson has made an astonishing announcement: his company would be granting employees a full year of PAID parental leave.


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Nina In New York: More Good Reasons Not To Eat Your Placenta

There is absolutely no legitimate, scientific proof that eating placenta helps us in any way.


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Nina In New York: That’s Not A Monkey, That’s My Chef. Also, He’s A Monkey.

This week, scientists at Harvard and Yale released a study that revealed that chimpanzees “would cook if given the chance,” according to The New York Times.


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Nina In New York: We Owe You One, Caitlyn

Here is why Caitlyn should matter to everyone who has or plans to have a child: we have a stake in the next generation, and the generations that will subsequently spring from the fruits of our looms.



Nina In New York: Noah’s Ark Was More Crowded and Terrifying Than Previously Understood

It turns out Mother Nature has been stashing 139 unknown wackadoo species in just one region.


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Nina In New York: Amazon Goes Gender-Blind (Kinda)

Pacifiers, humidifiers, rocking horses, strollers, car seats, washcloths, teddy bears, rectal thermometers—everything is subject to the infernal conflict of blue versus pink.


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Nina In New York: Your Dumb Mirror Is A Thing Of The Past

Enter the “smart mirror,” a breakthrough new technology coming to a high-end department store near you.


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Nina In New York: The New “Mommy Juice” (Hint: It’s Actual Juice)

For quite some time after the birth of a child, most of us cannot hold our liquor.


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Nina In New York: How To Bathe Your Toddler In 29 Easy Steps

So here, to assuage the fears of nervous first-time and aspiring parents, is a little tutorial on a basic, quotidian aspect of toddler care: bathtime.


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Nina In New York: How Do You Eat An Oreo? You Don’t, And You’re A Horrible Parent.

For many, mealtime is an endless battle. So the last thing we need is judgment from outsiders, let alone blatant admonishment for the choices we make in feeding our kids.


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Nina In New York: Adventures In Baby Literacy

I knew I was in one of those bizarre mother situations where I had to tread lightly.


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Nina In New York: We’ve Got The Screen Time Blues

Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported on a study that found that among kindergarteners, those who spent at least an hour a day watching television were 52% more likely to be overweight, and 72% more likely to be obese.


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Nina In New York: Deep Thoughts After Two Years Of Motherhood

Last week, my daughter turned two. It was exciting for her and everything, but I think we can all agree this is mostly about me.


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Nina In New York: Cheers To Gender Equality

A new report in The American Journal of Public Health has found that the female binge drinking rate has increased significantly over the past ten years.


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Nina In New York: At Least Mosquitoes Love Me For Who I Am

I’ve long been mocked in my family for “claiming” that I’m being “eaten alive in the manner of a horror movie” after mere minutes in the backyard, when everyone else is completely fine. And now, I have my comeuppance.