Things We've Read: Week of Dec. 19th, 2016

Pregnancy Changes The Brain In Ways That May Help Mothering (NY Times): According to a new study, the changes affect areas used in perceiving the feelings and perspectives and may aid in recognizing an infant’s needs.

The Top 10 Innovations That Made Women's Lives Better In 2016 (Fast Company): Fast Company's top picks of the companies that have carefully designed products to improve the quality of women's lives.

The Year In Superfoods: The Good, The Bad, And The Strange (Vogue): From chlorophyll to banana flour and kefir, here are the year’s trendiest health foods, and the ones that made a splash powerful enough to carry them into 2017.

'Secret Santa' Settles Every Overdue Lunch Balance At Pennsylvania Elementary School (Huff Post): An anonymous man has given a much-needed festive financial boost to families of children attending an elementary school in Pennsylvania.

Six Ways To Give The Gift Of Generosity To Children And Teenagers (NY Times): Some tips to help you get started.

25 Famous Women On Pregnancy (The Cut): Pregnancy can be wonderful, but it can also be tough. Because no one understands harsh scrutiny and unwanted advice more than celebrity moms, The Cut turned to 25 famous women for their thoughts.