Things We've Read: Week of Aug 28th, 2017

You Can't Teach Kids Empathy, But These Picture Books Inspire It (NY Times): "Like its sister words, kindness and compassion, empathy is wakened in the soul. With very young children, it's best to tickle it awake."

Girlhood And Girl Power In Studio Ghibli Films (VICE): "Miyazaki's films reinforced for me what many women come to learn eventually: that being female is not about fitting one superficial ideal or another. It is ultimately not about how you look or how you act, but who you are."

How To Help Kids Disrupt 'Bro Culture' (NY Times): "Although the culture is typically associated with college fraternity life, evidence suggests that its seeds are planted in elementary school or earlier."

An Immunological Timeline For Pregnancy (The Scientist): Stanford researchers have developed a model to use changes in the peripheral immune system to predict the gestational age of pregnancy.