Things We've Read: Week of Feb. 5th, 2017

The Importance Of Infants' Exposure To Micro-Organisms (NY Times): "A growing number of researchers and consumers are now paying more attention to where it all begins, especially how this huge population of microbes in our bodies, called the microbiome, is affected, for good or bad, by how babies are born and nourished."

Breaking Gender Stereotypes In The Toy Box (NY Times): "A new study suggests the potential power of words and images to counter gender stereotypes and open up with children see as possible interests and activities for themselves. And experts say that those choices are significant because they can influence the skills children learn and the possibilities they see for themselves." 

Will Air-Quality Monitoring Be The Next Health Tracking Craze? (Fast Company): Unlike the weather, air quality isn't consistent across a city; it fluctuates block by block.