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5 Benefits of Having Children Later in Life(U.S. News & World Report)

Mark Zuckerberg’s Wife Is Expecting a Baby Girl — and He Praises the Importance of Sisters(Yahoo! News)

No Siblings: Am I Cheating My Only Child? The science is reassuring for parents of one.(U.S. News & World Report)

21 Tips to Stop Being a People-Pleaser (Psych Central)

Why 40 is the New 30 for First-time Moms (CBS Sunday Morning (Video))

Your Ultimate Guide To Saying “No” To People You Can’t Say “No” To (Fast Company)

Just the One? The Misconceptions of the Only Child (The Guardian)

Here’s Proof Only Children Aren’t Actually Spoiled Brats (Huffington Post)

The Only Child: Perceptions Don’t Have Much to Do with Reality (Seattle Times)

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