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Daddy’s girls

In our June/July issue, Emily Bobrow examined a controversial idea: that having sons keeps couples together. Here two men with daughters reply

Why sons hold marriages together

Data suggest that couples who have sons are more likely to stay together than those who don't. In this podcast, Emily Bobrow discusses whether fathers find it harder to parent daughters and whether having sons makes women more likely to stay in unhappy marriages

The end of rush hour

In media, technology and finance, the value of an employee is dictated by the hours they put in. But companies are starting to wake up – or rather, nap down – to the idea of slowing down our working days

Red-tape tangle

Brazil’s bureaucracy is maddening, or so everyone says. But for one tantalising moment, our São Paulo bureau chief thought everyone might be wrong