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Bob Brody
Bob Brody
Essayist, LettersToMyKids.org
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      Bob Brody

      Bob Brody, an executive and essayist, lives in New York City and blogs at letterstomykids.org. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.

The argument prescription

“A good fight with your spouse may be good for your health, research suggests. ... Anger-suppressing couples were nearly five times more likely to both be dead 17 years later, the study found." ~ University of Michigan School of Public Health

Measuring up

1:34 PM 09/02/2012

A while back, Human Resources finally explained why I’d gone 16 years, three months, two weeks, five days, 17 hours and 33 minutes without getting promoted.

Father at work

6:19 PM 06/15/2012

Your father always worked. He left the house early, before we woke up, and stayed out late, usually after we all went to bed, even on weekends. Day after day and night after night, he came home mainly to eat and sleep, the first quickly, the second loudly, snoring away.

Mommy apps

4:02 PM 05/11/2012

Are you an imperfect working mom? Worried sick trying to become the best working mom ever? Well, now we have apps for that: working-mom apps.

That noise you hear now

3:13 PM 02/15/2012

At three in the morning the other day I bolted awake to a sound like the hum of a bumblebee. Given the time of year, with the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony but a month away, I realized it had to be Oscar buzz.