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The Family Weekly: Why Are Father’s Day Cards So Predictable?

Plus: the limitations of boyhood, and how to stop a sibling rivalry
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This Week in Family

To commemorate the season of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, ’s senior associate editor Julie Beck ventured into the alternate universe of the greeting-card aisle and back on what she found. It turns out that even as norms of parenthood have changed, greeting

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