Teens are going back to work

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The baby formula shortage, explained

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It appears Americans suck at guesstimating

Recent YouGov polls that ask folks to guess the percentage of US adults that fall into small subgroups show sizable discrepancies when compared to...
Jacob Cohen • March 24, 2022

The big business of egg freezing

The 1st baby born from a frozen egg would be in their mid-30s now. And what was once considered an experimental procedure recommended for women...
Julia Janks • February 17, 2022

The world is using fewer condoms than expected

You might not know of Karex, but a lot of people use its products. The Malaysian company is responsible for producing 20% of the world’s...
Jacob Cohen • January 11, 2022

How tech is changing baby names

Visual: Singdhi Sokpo According to Social Security Administration data, the name Alexa dropped ~79% in popularity since Amazon announced its virtual assistant in late 2014. In...
Jacob Cohen • October 14, 2021

The pandemic crimped the wedding industry. Now, business is booming.

It’s a good time to be in the wedding business. While COVID lockdowns wiped out the wedding season in 2020, the industry has recovered sharply,...
Rob Litterst • August 17, 2021

Suck it, lemonade stands. Mighty is here to make kids ecommerce CEOs.

Source: Mighty The days of kids thinking they’re Warren Buffett after netting $10 running a lemonade stand are numbered. That’s because Mighty is here to show...
Jacob Cohen • July 12, 2021

AI-powered wearable tech has found its way to babies

Wearable technology is the modern equivalent of the bell bottoms fad: 4 years ago, just 9% of US consumers wore a smart health tracking...
Shelley Tang • February 24, 2021

The pandemic has slowed the birthrate — and baby product companies are hurting

Birthrates in the US and China have been falling for years. But COVID-19 has decelerated baby-making even more. Citing research from the Brookings Institution, the...
Trung T. Phan • November 17, 2020

100% Of New Moms Return to Work At Patagonia After Childbirth. Here’s Why.

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