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Man Chooses Wife’s “Needs” Over Sister With Down Syndrome, Expects Cookies

A supposedly heartwarming story that made me want to punch a wall.

Robyn Pennacchia | October 29, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Make It Stop: “My Twin Brother & I Took Separate Paths In Life — But He Still Resents Me For It”

Make It Stop is a weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on

Anna Goldfarb | January 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Worst Nightmare: Married Couple Learns They’re Brother And Sister

A Brazilian couple, both of whom were adopted, recently shared the surprise of a lifetime when they learned that they share the same birth mother. Cue the face grimaces and…

Katie Oldenburg | August 7, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Little Girl Learns Her Baby Brother Can’t Stay Small Forever

Sadie just came to the harsh realization that her little brother won’t stay a smiley baby forever. She’s adorable, yes, but crying hysterically about getting older hits a little too close…

Claire Hannum | July 30, 2014 - 11:30 am

Three-Year-Old Boy Punches Brother, Calmly Explains He Needs Pancakes Immediately

The beauty of being a grown-up is that when you get cravings, you have the ability and means to drive yourself to the store (or, in my case, McDonald’s) to…

Katie Oldenburg | June 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Some Thoughts On That Jay Z/Solange Brawl, Female-On-Male Violence & Fights Between Siblings

Like, oh, basically everyone everywhere, I’ve been totally consumed with thoughts about the fight between Jay Z and Solange Knowles following the Met Ball a few weeks ago, security footage…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm

5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From My Little Brother

This past week, my youngest brother came to visit me. His real name is Cuyler, but everyone calls him Bob (for some reason, no one in my family goes by…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 10, 2013 - 9:00 am

Girl Talk: I’m The Uncool Older Sister

I used to be a cool older sister. I had all sorts of secret older sister knowledge. So when I told my little brother Gabe that I was a witch…

Kate Fridkis | April 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Relationship With His Sister Weirds Me Out!”

I’m 23 years old and have been in an honest, mature relationship with my amazing and sweet boyfriend for six months. We are very compatible and it’s likely that we’ll…

Wendy Atterberry | September 2, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Children Combinations: The Good And The Bad

According to a new study, the happiest families have exactly 2.0 daughters. No more, no less. While two girls is heaven, double the number of girls, and parents report being…

Ami Angelowicz | April 7, 2011 - 3:20 pm

This Blind Date Was More Awkward Than Yours

Blind dates are awkward for everyone. There’s enough to worry about without discovering that your date just so happens to be your long, lost sibling. Um … yeah. Try recovering…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 30, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Girl Talk: I Don’t Like My Brother’s Fiancée

God help me for admitting this: I don’t like my brother’s fiancée. Phew. It feels so freeing to write these words. I can’t even bring myself to call her my…

Josephine Ledger | January 14, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: Forget Sisters, It’s My Brother Who Keeps Me Sane

When we were kids, my younger brother Greg drove me bonkers. His favorite activity was lying like a corpse on my bed while I screamed, “GET OUT, GET OUT, GET…

Angela Tung | November 26, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Surprising News: An Only Child May Be A Happier Child

While growing up — with one sister, a mother, and a father — I’d sometimes fantasize about being part of a massive family. This was, no doubt, because my favorite…

Joanne Hinkel | November 20, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “How Can I Tell My Sister Her Relationship Is Doomed?”

How do I tell my sister that she’s not going to get what she ultimately wants out of her boyfriend? My sister has been dating a very good guy for…

Wendy Atterberry | November 13, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Conjoined Twin Girls Share A Brain

Four-year-old conjoined twins Tatiana and Krista Hogan are an anomaly among anomalies. Not only are they surviving conjoined twins, and not only are they attached at the head, but they…

Susannah Breslin | November 5, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Is Having A Sister Better Than Having A Brother?

It strikes me as interesting that a short but sweet essay on the benefits of having a sister, called “Why Sisterly Chats Make People Happier,” has been one of the…

Joanne Hinkel | November 3, 2010 - 11:20 am

Stupid Study Says Guys With Lots Of Sisters Aren’t Sexy!

In a dream world, where my uterus wasn’t running out of time, childbirth was painless, and kids behaved like angels, I would have four kids: three girls, one boy. Unfortunately,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 25, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Mind Of Man: What My Sister Taught Me

My big sister’s favorite game to play with me as a child was a simple one that I’ll just call “Lure John into the dark basement, then race up the…

John DeVore | October 6, 2010 - 2:00 pm
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