According to a 2015 article found on the FlexJobs website, 75% of employees reported not having enough time for their children, 40% of mothers were the sole source of income for the household and most parents (almost three quarters) reported that after having a baby, they prefer to work fulltime again once the child is school-aged. These stats aren’t just limited to heterosexual couples, as of the approximately 700,000 same-sex couples, over 16% are raising children, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA’s law school. On this episode, we discuss some statistics on the challenges of working professionals attempting to maintain their careers while raising a baby and toss around some ideas that could help couples who are currently or will soon be adding a new member to their families!
Parents nowadays have to battle technology and are trying “flip-phone parenting” to emphasize self-care. As we're kicking off the year and the Letamendi's are welcoming a beautiful baby girl into the world, we're going to discuss a few parenting trends, as depicted in an article we found on Everydayfamily.com.
Long gone are the days where children can only flip through channels to watch cartoons! On this episode, we discuss the growing trend of children watching their cartoons on YouTube, and some helpful considerations for parents, and for Carl and Jazmin, whose baby will probably also get pulled into YouTube too!
Contemporarily, many people have perceived polygamy to be something repulsive, sinful, immoral and inappropriate. According to an article published in Psychology Today, there seems to be trends alluding to the opposite - more and more people are being open about having multiple partners. Are we going “backwards” when it comes to the concept of what constitutes romantic relationships? Or, are we becoming more liberal?
With over 1.86 billion monthly active users, Facebook is increasingly expected take on the social responsibilities of managing cyber bullying, censoring hate speech while at the same time ensuring that free speech is protected. As an example, 87% of cyber bullying among teenagers occurs on Facebook, while over 87 million people may have had their data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, which some experts say may have impacted the 2016 Presidential Election. There is also growing distrust among conservatives that Facebook censors their conservative voice on the social platform. Today, we discuss the nature of free speech, corporate responsibility, and the ethical concerns for placing our trust in a corporation to safeguard our constitutional rights.
According to an article published by CBS news, prenatal screenings have increased significantly in the U.S. and in Europe. Most notably, in Iceland, nearly 100% of mothers whose fetuses tested positive for down syndrome terminated their pregnancies. Utilizing a test they call a Combination Test, mothers can now determine whether or not their babies will have down syndrome. Considering that science will only continue to advance over time, where do we draw the line when it comes to life and ethics? Are we, playing God?
In May of 1796, an English doctor named Edward Jenner administered the world’s first vaccination, which was given as a way of preventing smallpox, a disease which according to the World Health Organization of the United Nations, took over 300 million lives in the 20th century. Following the introduction of vaccinations to the world, a movement arose against the practice - a movement which we still have today, nearly 220 years later. On today’s episode, we discuss the different perspectives towards vaccinations, and justifications for, and against the practice.
Times certainly have changed haven't they! On today’s episode, we wanted to take a moment and recall memorable moments growing up in the 90s, and what’s changed between now and then!
It’s a phenomenon that boggles the savviest of health and social science researchers - America, with all it’s wealth and global dominance, has some of the worst health care in the developed world. According to TIME magazine, while the US has the most expensive health care system, it ranks lowest in terms of efficiency, equity and outcomes. Despite our position against our global colleagues, across states we’ve got problems too. On today’s episode, we aim to answer the question: Why are some states sicker than others?