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Please Stop Judging Me for Only Wanting 1 Child

It's really none of your business.<p>At my first postpartum check-up, with my 2-week-old daughter fast asleep in her carrier, my ob-gyn looked my chart, checked my C-section scar, determined all was well, and, without even looking up from his notes, said, "So, ready to do this again?"<p>I still looked …

Parenting

Women who regularly consume soft drinks may be reducing their chances of getting pregnant

Women who regularly consume soft drinks may be reducing their chances of getting pregnant, according to new research.<p>A study of 524 patients found a link between artificial sweeteners, such as those used in “diet” sodas, and lower fertility rates, while use of sugar in soft drinks and added to …

Irish women report relief and gratitude after using abortion pills

Women in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, where abortion is illegal, respond favourably to kits sent in the post, study finds<p>Women in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland who have obtained abortion pills online in defiance of the law overwhelmingly express gratitude and relief that …

Northern Ireland

Meet Prelude Fertility, The $200 Million Startup That Wants To Stop The Biological Clock

<b>EVEN AMONG THE HYPERACTIVE OVERACHIEVING TECHIES</b> in his cohort, Martin Varsavsky stands out. He’s built more successful businesses–six–than all but the most prolific serial entrepreneurs. He’s also fathered more children–six as well–than all but the most prolific dads. Yet at 56 Varsavsky, one of …

Pregnancy

Japan Is Using Robotic Babies to Encourage Population Growth

Driven by a declining population, a trend for developing robotic babies has emerged in Japan as a means of encouraging couples to become “parents.” …

Robotics
Feminism

Ireland's scrapping of buy-to-let tax is 'warning to Britain'

Ireland is reversing its 2009 policy that stopped landlords from claiming full mortgage interest tax relief on their rental income.<p>Britain is introducing a similar policy in April next year.<p>In his Budget statement made last week, Ireland's minister for finance, Michael Noonan, said landlords would …

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NASA’s Bold Plan to Hunt for Fossils on Mars

A rover headed for the red planet will perform an unprecedented search for rocky remnants of dead Martians—so where should we send it?<p>Nearly four billion years ago, when Earth was coming alive, Mars was gradually choking to death. The thick atmosphere that had warmed the red planet was leaking into …

Now’s the Perfect Time for Women in the U.K. to Demand a Raise

For women in the U.K., there’s never been a better time to ask for a raise.<p>Company bosses are rushing to get their houses in order ahead of new rules …

Gender

Why We're Living in the Age of Fear

This is the safest time in human history. So why are we all so afraid?<p>Jen Senko believes that her father was brainwashed. As Senko, a New York …

Louis Theroux on Donald Trump, Brexit and making an Australian documentary

Filmmaker Louis Theroux, who has built a career interviewing people on the fringes of society, says he thinks Donald Trump could win the US election …

Donald Trump

'He has a real shot': Stephen King talks about his horror of a Trump presidency

The Shining author says Republican candidate’s campaign ‘scares me more than anything else’, adding that decline in reading has blunted voters’s ‘nose for bullshit’<p>Stephen King has said that listening to Donald Trump’s speeches “is like listening to a piano fall down stairs”, as he admitted that …

Donald Trump

9 reasons why it's great to be a female millennial

The bad news bell tolled loudly this week for Britain's young women who are, according to the latest study, significantly more wracked by anxiety, a lack of confidence and general feelings of despair about their future and finances than their male counterparts<p>The Young Women’s Trust, the charity …

Human Geography

Men at the top of the film industry 'don't trust female directors', says BAFTA winning filmmaker Amma Asante

Female directors are underrepresented in Hollywood because men at the top of the film industry do not trust their abilities, Bafta winning filmmaker …

Feminism

The Prettiest Thing You Can Do with an Apple Is as Easy as Slicing and Baking It

The apple aisle in my favorite Berkeley produce market is as good or better than most farmer's markets right now—because most of the apples come from the same farmers. I love the cascading availability of crisp and flavorful new crop apples, sometimes ten or twelve varieties, commencing with a …

Cat Litter Problems: Try this Easy to Clean Cat Litter Box

<b>Do you have a cat and had always have a problem with cat litters? A kickstarter-funded product called Luuup Litter Box claimed they have the best cat</b> …

Pets

How to build a wheelbarrow planter | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step diy project is about <b>how to build a wheelbarrow planter</b>. Building a simple planter is a simple project, but most certainly a wooden …

An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories

Jeff VanderMeer explains the ins and outs of using scenes in imaginative fiction<p><i>The writing workshop/lecture</i> Wonderbook: Scenes <i>is an edited version,</i> …

Creative Writing

10 Success lessons from JK Rowling – “Billionaire Author” for entrepreneurs

Share58<p>Tweet<p>Share40<p>+15<p>Shares 103<p>British author JK Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual …

A 70-Acre Estate in Connecticut Seeks $14.9 Million—Greek Folly and Amphitheater Included

The property features a five-acre swimming pond and a tennis pavilion with a grass roof<p>A Washington, Conn., estate going on the market for $14.9 …

Number 10 cat Larry loses collar in 'most brutal fight yet' with Foreign Office's Palmerston

Downing Street cats Larry and Palmerston have had their "most brutal fight yet" according to a political photographer who is urging Downing Street to "take responsibility" for the spats.<p>Fur flew as the two clashed yet again on Downing Street, according to Steve Back who said Larry lost a collar …

Scientists Are Fighting Over Whether Egg Donors Should Be Paid

Scientists say that paying women for eggs will allow them to do crucial research, but women’s health advocates say the law could harm women.<p>In California, women who donate their eggs to infertile couples are paid — and sometimes, paid lavishly. Not so if they want to donate their eggs to …

People are outraged Larry the Cat isn't on David Cameron's honours list

David Cameron has been criticised for filling his resignation honours list with his 'chums' - but he left out the most important chum of all, Larry the Downing Street cat.<p>People on social media have been outraged that the loyal chief mouser - who the former PM claims to 'love' - did not make the …

Downing Street

How Homer Simpson Decided Between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Homer is no stranger to having problems casting his vote in a presidential election, and this year will probably carry its own set of unique …

Government

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Troian Bellisario Opens Up About Her Taylor Swift 'False Feminism' Comment

We need to take a collective chill pill.<p><i>Pretty Little Liars</i>' star Troian Bellisario clarifies her Taylor Swift "false feminism" comment that caused quite a stir on the internet. In a series of tweets on Friday, fan favorite Troian pleads with us all to seriously calm down.<p>"For goodness sake what I …

Feminism

HBO Chief Responds To Critics Over Its Depiction Of Sexual Violence Against Women

‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Westworld’ come under fire<p>Fans of HBO have long been frustrated with the network's use of gratuitous sexual violence towards women in their programming. Despite the repeated pleas for change, HBO still doesn't really see what all the fuss is about claiming, essentially, that</i> …