Melinda Wenner Moyer, Slate

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Slate

Hudson Valley, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • Slate
  • SELF Magazine
  • Grist
  • Aeon Magazine
  • Business Insider

Past articles by Melinda:

How Parents and Principals Can Overcome the Rising Tide of Hate in Our Schools

The boys in the viral Nazi-salute prom photo need to be punished, sure, but also educated. → Read More

How to Raise Sons Who Don’t Sexually Assault

It's possible to teach even the youngest boys to respect girls and understand boundaries—and themselves. → Read More

A New Pro-Gun Talking Point Blames Lax Parenting for Mass Murders. Here’s How Wrong That Is.

On the other hand, harsh parenting is what can make kids become more violent. → Read More

Does Too Much Screen Time Harm Kids’ Eyesight?

Remember when your parents warned that sitting too close to the TV would hurt your eyes? I didn’t believe it either at the time. Now I'm rethinking it. → Read More

Read This Before Spending Money on Adaptogens for Stress Relief

Can herbs like ginseng and Rhodiola rosea possibly do all they're touted to do? → Read More

Kids Learn Sexism Very Early. Here’s How Parents Can Help Them Unlearn It.

Our culture constantly tells kids that boys are different from—and better than—girls. Unless parents intervene, kids will believe it. → Read More

The Health Benefits of Turmeric You've Been Hearing About Are Wildly Overstated

Golden lattés are lovely, but they're not going to fix what ails ya. Here's what the science really says. → Read More

Giving Kids Rewards for Good Behavior Will Not Ruin Them

We used rewards to help our son become more self-sufficient: to clear his plate, to say please and thank you, to put his dirty clothes in the hamper. → Read More

Natural Makeup: What's Health and What's Hype?

Clean cosmetics are trendy, but "natural" can mean a lot of things—or nothing at all. → Read More

Natural Makeup: What's Health and What's Hype?

Clean cosmetics are trendy, but "natural" can mean a lot of things—or nothing at all. → Read More

The Candida Overgrowth Problem: Too Much Yeast? No, Too Little Science

Many natural and alternative medicine doctors blame Candida overgrowth (Candida ablicans yeast) for a litany of ailments but science doesn't back up the claims. → Read More

The Candida Overgrowth Problem: Too Much Yeast? No, Too Little Science

Many natural and alternative medicine doctors blame Candida overgrowth (Candida ablicans yeast) for a litany of ailments but science doesn't back up the claims. → Read More

The Dangerous Fallacy of Toddler Swim Lessons

My son has almost drowned twice, and both times, it was my fault. He had been frolicking in the shallow end for 45 minutes in both cases. Then I got di ... → Read More

Just Because a Natural Remedy 'Works' for You Doesn't Mean It Works

After getting hate mail for debunking the health claims of the popular natural remedy apple cider vinegar, I'm explaining why I rely on science, not rumors. → Read More

Just Because a Natural Remedy 'Works' for You Doesn't Mean It Works

After getting hate mail for debunking the health claims of the popular natural remedy apple cider vinegar, I'm explaining why I rely on science, not rumors. → Read More

If You Slather Your Kid in Sunscreen, He Might Not Be Getting Enough Vitamin D

The solution’s not as simple as just pouring an extra glass of milk. → Read More

What Apple Cider Vinegar Can—and Can't—Do for Your Health

Is apple cider vinegar really the cure-all people say it is? → Read More

What Apple Cider Vinegar Can—and Can't—Do for Your Health

Is apple cider vinegar really the cure-all people say it is? → Read More

TV teaches kids about science — with one glaring exception

Kids might not learn about melting ice caps, but at least they’ll know about colossal squid! → Read More

A bug for Alzheimer’s?

A bold theory places infection at the root of Alzheimer’s, explaining why decades of treatment have done little good → Read More