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Jessica Grose

@JessGrose

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Parenting @nytimes, working on a new book: ALL POWERFUL AND TOTALLY USELESS: The creation of the ideal American mother. Profile illo by @sallustration

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Joined March 2009
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Jessica Grose
4 months ago
If you think you have experienced pregnancy discrimination here are three resources for free legal help! This is from our Primal scream package
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Jessica Grose
2 hours ago
The way Anna Marie Tendler is using TikTok is absolutely taking control of the celebrity narrative in this essay I will
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Nsikan Akpan, PhD
14 hours ago
Because I can see where this is going... Colin Powell was fully vaccinated...and 84 years old...aka his death is an unfortunate reminder of why boosters are needed for older adults (i.e., weaker immune systems)... and of why the pandemic needs to be brought under control ASAP.
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NPR
14 hours ago
Colin Powell, who served as secretary of state during the presidency of George W. Bush and led the first Gulf War as chairman of the joint chiefs, has died at age 84 of complications from COVID-19, his family confirmed.
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Jessica Grose
a day ago
Wait why does Hanukkah start in November this year I’m not prepared!!!!
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Anya Kamenetz
2 days ago
Fellow moms/primary caregivers: does being home mean endless chores so you overschedule your weekends, leading to even more exhaustion?
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Jessica Grose
2 days ago
I am a fun vampire, I suck the fun out of everything
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Farah Miller
3 days ago
Do you take mental health days? (You should!) What do you do with them?
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NYTimes Well
3 days ago
If you've ever taken a mental health day, how did you spend your free time? We want to share your ideas with our readers. Use the form here to let us know!
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Jessica Grose
4 days ago
If you have made or purchased an adaptive Halloween costume for your child, and are willing to be photographed and interviewed for a story, @NYTParenting would love to hear from you! Email them at: parenting_submissions@nytimes.com
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Auntie Teesh
5 days ago
Have you bought an antigen or PCR test recently? Was it expensive, cheap or difficult to find? Easy to use? Tell me for a story! My DMs are open. You can also reach me at lateshia.beachum@washpost.com
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Jessica Grose
5 days ago
And always thanks to @monicadrake for bringing me here in the first place! The newsletter wouldn't exist in the world without her wise counsel.
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Jessica Grose
5 days ago
I will dearly, dearly miss my newsroom crew @farahlearned Dani Blum, @erikvance @juliacalderone and @lorileibovich and reallllly @Melonyce who makes everything I write much better.
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Jessica Grose
5 days ago
The long and short of it is: I get to have opinions now, I will be writing the newsletter and articles for the opinion section on other topics tbd! I'm so excited and can't wait to work with @katiekings and everybody on the desk.
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Jessica Grose
5 days ago
Also some ~personal news~ I'm moving to the opinion desk of the Times! If you are already a reader of the NYT Parenting newsletter don't worry – I'm still going to write it. It just will have a broader lens now. Here's my big mug with the announcement
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Jessica Grose
5 days ago
TLDR: You can't keep your kids off social media forever if they want to be on it (my parents tried to ban MTV, I just watched it when they weren't there). What you CAN do is teach your children critical thinking skills about the images they're seeing.
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Jessica Grose
5 days ago
There's also some positive effects of social media — if your kids are looking at body positive images of a range of shapes and sizes, or parodies of the thin-ideal (think: Celeste Barber) it may improve their moods.
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Jessica Grose
5 days ago
As for the research on social media, image-based platforms like Instagram have a “small link to negative body image,” said @JasmineFardouly, who studies the topic. The research on non-image based platforms, like Facebook, is a little bit more mixed, she said.
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Jessica Grose
5 days ago
Secondly, there was a ton of research on teen girls, eating disorders and body image in the 90s and 00s. A review of the literature found that repeated exposure to thin ideal images can be a risk factor for body dissatisfaction, disordered eating and concerns over weight.
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Jessica Grose
5 days ago
First of all, I remember being a teen girl watching MTV and desperately wanting the chiseled abs of every member of TLC! I wanted to know: is social media truly worse for teen body image than TV and magazines?
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