Happiness is ... dinner with the family
The British government is now collecting stats on family meals for its happiness index.
A world family profile in which Chile stars
Why are the Latin cultures doing better at family life?
Homemakers Project launches
An international effort to draw attention to and support the unsung but vital work of the home launches in London next week.
Etiquette schools for everyone
Every so often the question of manners bubbles up through the rough exterior of public life and reveals a hankering for less brash informality, more civility in daily life.
Family dinners don’t work magic
Research over the past decade showing a significant link between the wellbeing of teenagers and family dinners makes a lot of sense.
Chewing over the day, and other subjects
Surely it is a mark of civilized society to sit down as a family and have intelligent, stimulating and courteous discourse at the evening dinner table.
More family meals, less obesity
Family dinners star again in a study of childhood obesity. Children who sit down to eat with their parents at least three times a week were 12 per cent less likely to be overweight, American researchers found.
Who are the happiest kids in England?
Who are the happiest kids in England? Twelve-year-old boys who eat meals
with their families, according to a new survey of 32,000 youngsters.
The real magic of family dinners
Monday was CASA Family Dinner Day in the United States and a report from
the research centre confirms the important role of family dinners in
keeping teenagers connected to their parents and free of substance
Three home routines reduced obesity
With Michelle Obama heading up a new anti-obesity programme in the United States studies analysing the problem of childhood obesity are coming thick and fast.
Eat fast, grow fat
Fast food, as we all know, tends to make you fat. But even slow food
cooked lovingly at home and eaten at the table could do the same if you
ate it too fast.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com