What I'm pretty sure Time is talking about is "the only-child myth." A myth about only children, not the only myth about children.
(If anyone cites "the '-ly' rule" as an excuse for this ridiculous refusal to hyphenate, I'm going to, in the words of a certain Holly Hunter character, lose it.)
The Hyphen & Striped Socks Rule
OK, so I read the Punctuation Guide in the AP Stylebook for hyphens but am still having difficulty.
Is it, "She trades black-and-white striped socks for . . ."
Can you tell me which is correct, and why?
Sorry. :( This is just a bit tricky to me, and other jou-peers are equally perplexed.
Hope this helps