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Jennifer Senior

Jennifer Senior appears in the following:

Jennifer Senior and the Paradox of Modern Parenthood

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Do children bring unmitigated joy to the lives of their parents? Jennifer Senior is not so sure. She talks about the many ways children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. Senior argues that the roles of today's mothers and fathers are radically different from the way they were 50 years ago. Her book All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood uses history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology to dissect old and new aspects of parenting.

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Are Congressional Leaders Failing?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Senate Democrats have been plagued with accusations of ineffectiveness. And the Senate is far from alone on that front—the House of Representatives has been unable to produce any results on immigration reform. Is the Congressional leadership failing to do its job? Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich, and New York Magazine writer Jennifer Senior, explore that question.

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Why High School Is Sadistic

Monday, January 28, 2013

Jennifer Senior talks about her article “Why You Truly Never Leave High School,” in the January 28, 2013, issue of New York. Researchers used to think that our early years were the key to our social and intellectual development, but now our future success appears to hinge just as crucially on adolescence, a time that involves one of the most toxic environments imaginable: high school. Senior looks at the hierarchies and power structures in high school and they ways they influence us long after graduation.

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Parents Trapped

Friday, July 09, 2010

Jennifer Senior, contributing editor of New York Magazine, writes about the unexpected unhappiness of parenthood in her article "All Joy and No Fun." 

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(Too) Early Testing

Friday, February 05, 2010

Jennifer Senior, contributing editor to New York Magazine, disputes the value of intelligence testing for 4-year-olds in "The Myth of the Gifted Child." She's joined by Samuel J. Meisels, president of Chicago’s Erikson Institute.

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Forever Changed

Friday, May 15, 2009

Jennifer Senior, contributing editor to New York magazine, looks at how the economic crisis has altered spending habits – and brain chemistry.

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First Lady Obama

Friday, March 20, 2009

The scrutiny over Michelle Obama's every move has revealed a lot about her and about the American people. Jennifer Senior, senior editor of New York Magazine, wrote about the many meanings of a new American icon as part of a series on Mrs. Obama in this week's issue.

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Are You Lonely?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Jennifer Senior, contributing editor for New York Magazine, talks about how New Yorkers tend to live alone but don’t seem to be lonely. And John Cacioppo, director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago and co-author of Loneliness: Human Nature and ...

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Social Guidance

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Is the Big Apple getting you down? Jennifer Senior from New York Magazine, and John Cacioppo from the University of Chicago, talk about urban loneliness. Plus, Maya Angelou on the election of Barack Obama.

Are You Lonely?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jennifer Senior, contributing editor for New York Magazine, talks about how New Yorkers tend to live alone but don’t seem to be lonely. And John Cacioppo, director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago and co-author of Loneliness: Human Nature and ...

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Urban Connections

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Barack Obama inherits an economic crisis worse than anything the nation has seen since the Great Depression. How will his new deal compare with FDR's? Plus, Jennifer Senior writes that New Yorkers are living alone – and loving it. And, where exactly is the bailout money going? Check out ...