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My mother and grandmother are proof that talking openly about sex is a smart parenting tactic

When my grandmother died last summer at 97, my family asked me to write the eulogy. The only challenge was which stories to highlight from her long life: her stint during World War II as a Navy Wave, driving ambulances and delivering ship plans? The time she chased down a pickpocket on the subway, …

This Dad's Shocking Photo Of His Baby Is Shedding Light On A Dangerous But Common Condition

Scott Walker's infant could have suffered a severe infection or even lost her toe after suffering this dangerous condition some parents may not be aware of.<p>Walker said that both his daughters were born seven weeks early, and Molly faced complications after her birth.<p>After three weeks in the …

'I went to a Donald Trump rally on acid - and it was a really bad idea'

A Reddit user's account of his trip has gone viral - but is it genuine?<p>A budding Hunter S Thompson has scored a viral hit with a long internet post detailing his experience of going to a Donald Trump rally after taking LSD.<p>Posted last month to the Psychonaut subreddit with the title 'Went to a …

How working for a suicide prevention hotline made me rethink pain and empathy - Vox

It was a Thursday night around 11, and I was making coffee in the office kitchen. I was just about to start my shift. But before I could finish stirring, my supervisor came in. She looked more worried than usual.<p>More on mental health<p>9 things I wish people understood about anxiety<p>Grief is powerful. …

Mental Health

I Was Half Lucky: What It's Like to Give Birth to Twins When Only 1 Is Alive

Halina was pregnant with twins after years of trying and finally conceived via IVF. Then one of her twins died in utero.<p><b>My husband</b> <b>followed</b> the sound of my screams. That's how he found me — by picking up the bread crumbs of profanities I was throwing at doctors and nurses. While he parked the car, I …

A Mother Who Blogged About Parenting Is Accused of Injecting Her Daughter with Urine

Medical staff noticed yeast growing in the girl's intravenous drip after the nine-year-old was admitted to the hospital with renal failure.<p>A 42-year-old woman from Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia, has been charged with repeatedly poisoning her nine-year-old daughter with injections of …

Medicine

The Curious Case of the Children Whose Penises Don’t Appear Until Puberty

Guevedoces are born lacking an enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, which causes them to look female. Meanwhile, their testicles are hidden inside their bodies.<p>Puberty is a difficult time for everyone. Some, however, have bigger issues than zits and embarrassing cracks in …

Dominican Republic

I Feel Nothing Towards My Unborn Baby, and It Scares Me

I remember my firstborn’s face so clearly from that first ultrasound — his sweet lips, his turned up nose, his big eyes, and the tiny fist of fingers …

Like Professor Green, I decided not to have children because of my mental health

I was standing in the cereal aisle when I decided I probably shouldn’t have children.<p>I had, up until that moment, always assumed I wanted kids. I …

'Becoming Nicole' Recounts One Family's Acceptance Of A Transgender Child

When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, Jonas and Wyatt, at birth in 1997, they were thrilled at the idea of having two sons. For a while, it was virtually impossible to tell the boys apart. But as they grew older, one child, Wyatt, started insisting that he was a girl.<p>"I [was] …

LGBTQI

Australian Chicken Restaurant Has an Actual Chicken Handling Its Twitter Account

An Australian takeaway place is trying to win a Guinness World Record by having their mascot Betty become the first chicken to ever send a readable …

11 Harrowing, Hilarious True Stories From the First Year of Parenthood

I blame social media.<p>Sites like Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest have morphed into Internet versions of our grandparents; we show them only the best, brightest and most put-together versions of ourselves. We filter reality down until the edges are smooth and the cracks are blurred, perpetuating …

Our Friends Invited Me and My Wife on Vacation...to Have Sex with Us

"At the time, it didn't even cross my mind that they had ulterior motives."<p>Maybe it's the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, or the realization that Taylor Swift songs are really, really catchy. The point is: There are many things that will happen to you in life that you just can't prepare …