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Every Doctor Rejected Me: My Maddening Quest to Get My Tubes Tied at Age 20

I could vote, I could buy a gun, I could fight in a war. But I still wasn't allowed to make a choice about my own body.<p>This is not a story about why I don't want kids. That's because there actually <i>is</i> no story about why I don't want kids. Parenthood has simply never interested me. As every woman who …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Rapes, Daily Beatings, and No Escape: Christian School Was Hell For These Boys

Blue Creek Academy was an abusive hell on earth, former students say—and the principal who ran it is now heading up a new Bible school in another …

How to Wake Up Earlier in the Morning

Because uuuuggghhhfjnjlknaiudghpoenughhhhh.<p>Getting up early is one of those Sisyphean wellness goals I resolve to achieve every single New Year, along with exercising more and Seamless-ing less. Does it ever work? LOL.<p>But it's <i>possible</i>, and, as basically every high-performing HBIC will tell you, …

Milky Way no longer visible to one third of humanity, light pollution atlas shows

Scientists describe ‘cultural loss of unprecedented magnitude’ as global atlas reveals extent of light pollution in the world’s skies<p>It has inspired astronomers, artists, musicians and poets but the Milky Way could become a distant memory for much of humanity, a new global atlas of light pollution …

Universe

Depressing Theory: Cancer May Be An Evolutionary Safeguard To Protect Our Species

Living forever wouldn’t be good for the species. Did nature make a way to keep it from happening?<p>When our DNA is damaged and cannot be repaired, the damaged cell is marked for termination so its compromised DNA isn’t passed on. The cells are told not to reproduce. If this process, called apoptosis, …

One Mom Gets Real About What Marriage With Kids Is Like

Chances are, you've dreamed about what married life would be like since you were a little girl. Whether playing with Barbie and Ken in their dream house or simply watching your parents' love throughout the years sparked your interest, it's hard to deny most of us haven't dreamt up our own "perfect …

This man wrote a beautiful reminder for his wife who is struggling with depression

The severity of depression is difficult to explain, and while those who suffer never want to hurt the people around them, they also know how tough it …

Tested and Approved: These 5 Liquid Liners Are the Absolute Best I’ve Ever Tried

I *dare* you to disagree.<p>If there were a Guinness World Record for wearing liquid eyeliner most days in a row, I'd probably be the winner by a clear margin. I've perfected the dramatic, swooping cat eye, the ultra-thin, barely there line, and the classic thick wing. And because of my years and …

High School Student Told To Wear A Bra Because She Was Making Her Male Teacher 'Uncomfortable'

Montana teen stages protest after school demands she wear a bra<p>Imagine a world where female teachers went to principals to complain that they could …

Here's How A Newborn Baby Sees The World

How do newborn infants see the people around them?<p>For the first time ever, scientists in Sweden and Norway have simulated how our emotional expressions appear to the dewy eyes of a newborn -- and their finding may lay to rest a longstanding debate.<p>"We have for many years known that newborn babies …

Pregnancy

We Dipped Tampons Into Rivers For Science

Want to find out if your local river is polluted with people's old bathwater? Grab yourself a tampon and a UV lamp, and make like a scientist.<p>Grey water is the stuff that comes out of your washing machine, shower, and dishwasher when they drain. It's not the <i>absolute worst thing</i> to pollute a river …

The Wonderfully Mundane Lives Of Animals, Captured By Simpsons' Animator Liz Climo

In Liz Climo’s world of animals, rats and snakes are BFFs, dinosaur dads are simply awesome, and narwhals have the best Halloween costumes.<p>Climo is a California-based illustrator and animator. By day, she works as a character artist and storyboard revisionist for “The Simpsons;” but it’s a …

Children's Books

Gordon Ramsay on ‘MasterChef’s’ Success, Breast Milk Mac and Cheese

Fox’s popular “MasterChef” airs its 100th episode on July 1. Leading up to the landmark event, executive producer and judge Gordon Ramsay shares with</i> …

A Chronic Pain Disorder Took Everything Away From Me

<i>The below article originally appeared on Her Campus.</i><p>On June 20, 2013, the first pain specialist I had ever seen told me, "You are entering the beginning stages of the world of chronic pain." And I bawled my eyes out.<p>Backtrack to eight months prior: I had just graduated from the Fashion Institute of …

Brazil’s guidelines for healthy eating are startlingly frank and nutritionally sound

Following up on the 152-pages of dietary guidelines it released in November 2014, the Brazilian government has created a four-and-a-half minute video on YouTube with helpful advice for anyone trying to stick to a healthy diet, in Brazil or anywhere else.<p>Among the 10 steps it advocates: Eat more …

Thongs and bikinis in the pub: British women just can't dress for hot weather

Pasty-legged blokes in sandals and shorts get a lot of stick during heatwaves, but we women are actually the worst offenders<p>Yesterday I caught a stifling commuter train to town and there was a blonde woman in my carriage wearing leopard-print hot pants and a skimpy white T-shirt. Which would have …

What Would Really Happen If Toddlers Texted

In today's iPhone-centric world, you may have wondered what your toddler might say if he or she could text... and read or write for that matter.<p>The answer to that question and more lies in the hilarious new Instagram, "If Toddlers Texted." The mastermind behind the account -- a dad of three who …

What Happened When I Used Only My Boyfriend's Beauty Products For A Week

<b>By Kate Sullivan, Allure</b><p><i>I love buying beauty products. Maybe too much. So when I read that women were saving time (and money!) by adopting their husband's or boyfriend's beauty routines, I decided to give it a go for a week. It was my own personal experiment to see what I really did --a nd didn't</i> …

26 crazy McDonald's items you can't get in America

While many McDonald's restaurants around the world serve the signature burger and their own spins on the Big Mac, many global outposts offer completely different items. Many are specific to each country's cuisines — and most look far more interesting than items on the American menu.<p>These are some …

Let's not objectify Caitlyn Jenner like we do every other woman

Caitlyn Jenner spent last weekend in New York on a whirlwind trip jam-packed with high-profile events, including a talk at the LGBT Community Center …

Christian sex education program at Fairhills High School tells schoolgirls that too much sex will break their 'chemical bond'

"If a woman becomes physically close and hugs a guy for 20 seconds it will trigger the bonding process, creating a greater desire to be near him. …

Team surprised to find water in this HIV protein

Around the world, about 35 million people are living with HIV, which constantly adapts and mutates.<p>In response to that challenge, scientists are …

Restaurant meals are as unhealthy as fast food, survey finds

American study finds that restaurant meals are chock-full of fat and sodium<p>You might think that a meal at an expensive restaurant was better for you than a greasy burger, but a new study has found that restaurant meals can be just as unhealthy as fast food.<p>Professor Ruopeng An at the University of …

USDA Admits Exterminating Birds, Crops, and Bees

(worldtruth.tv)The USDA has been under fire recently for its admitted assault against nature, after multiple investigations have uncovered its …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

How To Clean A White Bathroom, According To A Luxury Hotel

Apply the same genius tricks a 5-star hotel uses to keep your white bathroom sparkling.<p>It's impossible to deny the modern, clean appeal of a white bathroom — clean being the operative word. A white bathroom with dust gathering in the corners or discolored grout just doesn't have the same charm.<p>But …

Masculinity In Prison: The 'Mask' Men Have To Wear Behind Bars

Power, avoidance of femininity, avoiding expressions of emotion. These are some of the attributes of what psychologists call "hegemonic masculinity". …

Scotland Yard's Crime Museum Opens to Public for First Time in 140 Years

LONDON — Scotland Yard's "black museum" — a repository for some of British crime's most morbid artifacts — has opened to the public for the first time in 140 years.<p>The Crime Museum exhibits evidence, weapons and various objects implicated in the most infamous criminal investigations in London …

Crime

Archaeologists To Ben Carson: Ancient Egyptians Wrote Down Why The Pyramids Were Built

Yesterday, November 4, marked 93 years to the day that the tomb of King Tutankhamen was opened in Egypt, revealing spectacular artifacts and a magnificent mummy of the boy king. The celebration was somewhat marred, at least here in the U.S., by a leading Republican candidate for president, former …