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ICE detains man driving his wife to the hospital to give birth to their baby

Maria del Carmen Venegas gave birth alone after ICE agents took her husband into custody.<p>Father-to-be Joel Arrona was about to meet his infant son …

Immigration

Dear Parents, It's Not Always the Teacher's Fault — It's Your Child

I love teaching. To me, there's nothing quite as satisfying as helping my students understand the material and enjoy learning. However, that job will continue to get harder and harder if we all don't accept the fact that children are capable of making mistakes. Lots of them. And what's so bad about …

Teaching

This "Menstrual Equality" Measure That Passed The House Could Make Pads & Tampons More Affordable

This week, the House passed legislation that would allow people who menstruate to buy pads and tampons with money they've put in health flexible …

Menstruation

Sean Patrick Maloney Bought Tampons For His Office & The Response He Got Inspired A New Fight

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney had no idea he'd found his next fight when he purchased $37 worth of tampons for his congressional office. He thought he …

It Is Happening Here, Trump Is Already Early-Stage Mussolini

Is there a moment when a fanatical leader can be stopped before he takes a nation into the abyss? A moment when those with the moral determination to …

We Made A List Of All The Anti-LGBT Stuff Trump Has Done As President

The White House claims Trump is "supportive of LGBTQ rights.” Here's a list of the actions his administration has taken to roll back those rights.<p>When Donald Trump ran for president, he pledged he would be an LGBT ally, even carrying an "LGBTs for Trump" rainbow pride flag at a rally in 2016. …

Get Ready For A White House Run By Fox News

Bill Shine, the former co-president of Fox News, has accepted a top job in the White House communications department, several major news outlets have reported. This is the same Shine forced out at Fox News earlier this year because he allowed a culture of sexual harassment and bullying to run …

Donald Trump

The best vegan restaurants in every state for plant-based pit stops

Long gone are the days when asking for vegan menu options yielded twisted faces and maybe a plate of tomatoes, if you were lucky. Today, vegan …

A Physician in South Texas on an Unnerving Encounter with an Eight-Year-Old Boy in Immigration Detention

Alicia Hart has worked as an emergency physician in South Texas for ten years, and has seen a stream of migrant children from Guatemala and Honduras come to the U.S. fleeing gang violence. In the past, most of the kids in her care were teen-agers who had crossed the border unaccompanied and ended …

Immigration

Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show

The allegations center on a mental health facility in Texas that has had problems in the past.<p>Staff working on the behalf of the Office of Refugee Resettlement are routinely drugging detained child migrants with psychotropics without their parents’ consent, according to legal filings.<p>Trump …

Leave those kids alone: 'helicopter parenting' linked to behavioural problems

Children whose parents are over-controlling “helicopter parents” when they are toddlers, are less able to control their emotions and impulses as they get older apparently leading to more problems with school, new research suggests.<p>The study looked at to what degree mothers of toddlers dominated …

Parenting

25 Vegan Recipes That Won't Mess With Your Weight-Loss Goals

If you're vegan, you know that if you don't meal plan ahead of time, it's very easy to fall into the pasta-and-tomato-sauce trap. Once that happens, …

How to Not Argue With Your Gifted Child​​

Gifted children, especially the verbally gifted ones, are often compared to lawyers: they argue as if they are in court. The case they are usually …

I'm teaching my 6- and 7-year-old boys about consent. Here's how it's gone so far.

The second week of first grade, my 6-year-old son came home and told me, very seriously, "Mama, I have a girlfriend, and I love her."<p>I didn't laugh …

Stir-Fried Quinoa with Kale and Chickpeas

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant and starting to brown, about a minute.<p>Add kale, season …

Rohrabacher Says It’s OK to Not Sell Homes to Gay People

Assertion costs California congressman support of Realtors group, earns scorn from others<p>Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher lost the support of a …

Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: a private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told CBS News affiliate Kiro-TV that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a …

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

This Cauliflower and Date Salad Is the Best Side Dish — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

35 Amazing Vegan Breakfast Ideas

<i>35 of the most delicious vegan breakfast ideas and recipes from around the internet. From sweet to savory, pancakes to breakfast burritos, I know</i> …

If These Totally Real Tweets About Parenthood Don't Make You Laugh, You're Probably Not A Parent

"Sorry for what I said while I was raising children."

Democrats Show Zero Tolerance; Republicans, Eh, Not So Much

Democrat Schneiderman was out of his job as attorney general in three hours. Republican Greitens? Three months later, he’s still governor.<p>The #MeToo …

Alek Minassian And The Men Who Think They Are Entitled To Sex

Toronto proves those shouting there is no need for feminism today could not be farther from the truth<p>Carlo Allegri / Reuters<p>The tragedy that hit …

Feminism

These 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars Will Be Your New Favorite Snack

<i>As a contributor to the</i> Today <i>show, food blogger, and mother to three children under the age of 10, Siri Daly is often short on time and energy—which</i> …

This Viral Prom Photo Proves the "Dad With a Shotgun" Trope Needs to End

<i>In this op-ed,</i> Teen Vogue <i>Weekend Editor De Elizabeth explores the misogyny behind the trope of the “overprotective father.”</i><p>On Saturday, April 21, former football player Jay Feely tweeted a photo of himself, his daughter, and her prom date. "Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at …

Feminism

Trump Judicial Nominee Refuses To Say If She Agrees With Desegregated Schools

President Donald Trump nominated Wendy Vitter to be a federal judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana.<p>Federal judicial nominee Wendy Vitter refused to say on Wednesday whether she agreed with the landmark civil rights case that desegregated U.S. public schools.<p>During her confirmation hearing, …

A new study shows what many of us already believe: Dogs are good for kids

By Galadriel Watson<p>I like to think I have a great relationship with my children. While I can’t brag that my 19 years with my son and 16 years with my daughter have been perfect, I can chalk them up as pretty darn good. Is it because I’m (ahem) a great mother? Or, rather, should I be thanking our …

This Creamy White Bean Soup Is So Satisfying

Looking for something healthful, comforting, and extremely satisfying? It's really hard to beat a good bean and vegetable soup. Yes, it is the middle …

Food Preservation

South Carolina lawmaker pulls out loaded gun during constituent meeting, audience says

Rep. Ralph Norman pulled out a loaded pistol while discussing gun-violence prevention during a meeting with constituents in South Carolina on Friday, according to several advocacy group members in attendance.<p>The episode was brought to light by volunteers for the South Carolina chapter of Moms …

Guns