Recent Articles by Lois M. Collins
Published: Monday, July 27, 2015 10:03 am MDT
In the mid–80s to mid–90s, parents seemed less inclined to wish for both sons and daughters. Some experts predicted that gender preference would continue to wane as gender roles become less pronounc...
Published: Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:19 am MDT
When children expect hostility, they react aggressively — a truth that spans cultures and has implications for world peace, according to a new study from Duke University.
Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:31 am MDT
Eliza Williams never volunteered her time, never read a book on her own, never got to finish her childhood. But others are providing thousands of hours of service, building small libraries and celebrating life ...
Youngest, oldest, middle child? It doesn't really matter when it comes to personality and intelligence
Published: Monday, July 20, 2015 4:04 pm MDT
Researchers at the University of Illinois check out data on 377,000 high school students to determine how birth order influences personality and intelligence.
Published: Saturday, June 27, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
Experts say most water sport deaths involve adults who are not wearing life jackets. Factors such as weather, water temperature, fatigue and alcohol consumption may also play a role.
Published: Sunday, June 21, 2015 10:11 am MDT
A new study seems to side with delaying cutting the umbilical cord for a few minutes after a baby is born. That's been the subject of substantial debate recently, with different experts coming down on different...
Published: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 7:23 pm MDT
Prevention magazine and others have compiled lists of sometimes odd, sometimes counter-intuitive things that may increase the odds one will divorce.
Published: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 10:20 am MDT
At the end of WWII, the United States, Italy and Germany each had about the same elderly population. Now a new Pew report examines what family support looks like in each of them — and what America mi...
Published: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:43 pm MDT
Even when their relationship is warm and loving, the parents who hover do their young adult children more harm than good, according to new BYU research that looked at how well "helopats" and their children get ...
Published: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:41 am MDT
I almost drowned when I was a kid because it was a simple break in routine for the woman watching me. I have probably, in turn, done things that put others in danger. Experts say there are no accidents — ...