Generation Adderall

October 12, 2016

Casey Schwartz: Like many of my friends, I spent years using prescription stimulants to get through school and start my career. Then I tried to get off them

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According to our guest bioethicist, Travis Rieder, having less children is a move to consider as we look to the future of our planet. Join us this hour as we explore how overpopulation and climate change have intersected with the morality of having kids

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The alternative? “Give up your toys.” Our Travis Rieder speaks with Bloomberg’s Eric Roston about his work towards a small family ethic

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Sam Mulopulos argues that our Travis Rieder is wrong about limiting children in the context of a climate crisis. Mulopulos claims that solutions will come from the deliberate work of millions of people

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How To Raise A Genius

September 7, 2016

Lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children. A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century

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Listen to our Travis Rieder, with Jennifer Ludden of NPR’s All Things Considered and Nikki Hutcheson of KCSB, as he expands on a provocative thought, “Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them.”

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Puberty is no picnic, even in the best of circumstances. Once the sex hormones estrogen or testosterone kick in, there’s no turning back: Here come breasts and periods, Adam’s apples and acne. It’s a tough passage for many kids, but for some — transgender youth whose bodies don’t match their gender identity — puberty can be unbearable

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The unrelenting struggle of raising Brazil’s Zika babies. Baby Duda sat in bed, a pink barrette in her hair. She was ready to go home after a month in the hospital — when she began gasping for breath. Nurses rushed to her side with emergency oxygen

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