Liz Masterson

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Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

I'm a feminist against abortion. Why exclude me from a march for women?

<b>(CNN) —</b> I did not vote for President-Elect Donald Trump and continue to question his fitness to serve. Thus I am unsurprised that hundreds of thousands of women would want to protest his election this coming Saturday, the day after the inauguration. I am surprised, however, that the leaders of the …

Feminism

Why Adopted Children Still Struggle Over Time

Despite the care they may receive from their adopted families, many students have lower academic performance and diagnosed disabilities.<p>There is something temptingly tidy about the idea of adoption: A family with extra love and resources meets a child in desperate need of both. The happy ending …

Why 10 Million Indian Women Secretly Undergo Abortions Every Year

In 2008, Arti Chauhan (name changed to protect identity), mother of a 12-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy and a 6-year old girl, became aware that two pills — mifepristone and misoprostol, taken with a day’s gap between them — could induce an abortion, a procedure she considered when she got …

Data Protection

The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton

Why support a candidate who rejects your preferences and offends your opinions? Don’t do it for her—do it for the republic, and the Constitution.<p>If the polls are correct, many disaffected Republicans are making their peace with Donald Trump in the final hours of the 2016 campaign. The usual term …

How a Harrowing Photo of One Woman's Death Became an Iconic Pro-Choice Symbol

In 1973, Ms. magazine published a haunting photo of a woman named Gerri Santoro, who'd died of a back-alley abortion. At the time, no one could have predicted what an impact it would have on the pro-choice movement.<p><i>In honor of Planned Parenthood's 100-year anniversary, we're taking an in-depth look</i> …

The white flight of Derek Black

Their public conference had been interrupted by a demonstration march and a bomb threat, so the white nationalists decided to meet secretly instead. They slipped past police officers and protesters into a hotel in downtown Memphis. The country had elected its first black president just a few days …

Rights & Freedoms

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week 2017<p>“From Stigma to Strength”<p><b>Yes to Recovery, Hope & Optimism</b><p><b>No to Stigma and Discrimination</b><p><b>Awareness,</b> …

Famous Women in History and Their Less Famous Abortions

Before abortion was legal in America, women had to resort to back-alley procedures—including many celebrities, whose carefully guarded images would be threatened if the public found out.<p>Before <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, American women were still getting abortions; the vast majority of them just weren't talking …

Feminism

Recovery Benefits of Sleep for Athletes and How to Improve Sleep

It’s no secret that sleep is a vital factor for any and all levels of athletes. However, the question remains of how much is necessary, and how …

Muscle

Your Kid Is A Brat, And It’s Your Fault

I hate to be the one to tell you this, <i>but your kid is kind of a brat</i>. Yes, yours<i>.</i> She’s whiney and always seems to get whatever she wants.<p>I know you …

Attachment parenting: the best way to raise a child – or maternal masochism?

It’s the increasingly fashionable approach, with an emphasis on baby-wearing, co-sleeping and long-term breastfeeding. But does it make for happier, better children?<p>In a family home in picture-pretty Oxfordshire, four women and seven toddlers are, respectively, drinking tea and causing chaos. The …

Parenting

The Dark Side of American Soccer Culture

For the stunted American male, frust­rated with the changing demographics of the country and gripped by the belief that his days on top are coming to an end, there may be no form of porno­graphy more satisfying than watching a bunch of hard-drinking, pub-singing soccer fans with thick brogues beat …

Manchester United FC

Mental Health Reform Bill Overwhelmingly Clears House of Representatives

A bill that would majorly reform mental health care in the United States cleared the U.S. House of Representatives 422-2 on Wednesday. Now, …

Income Inequality Is At The Highest Level In American History

Last year was a good one for everyone’s income. But it was a much better year for the richest of the rich.<p>According to a new analysis by economist …

Income Inequality

Gay men outraged over continued ban on blood donation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Of the hundreds of people lining up around the block to donate blood to the victims of the Orlando shooting, one group was not required.<p>Gay or bisexual men who have had sex with another man in the past 12 months are not allowed to donate blood, according to official rules from the U.S. Food …

LGBTQI

The Hidden Sexism in Calling Out Hillary Clinton's $12,000 Armani Jacket

During Hillary Clinton‘s victory speech after the New York primary in April, she talked about job creation, retirement schemes and inequality in …

Just Say No to Screen-Free Week - GeekMom

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>When my daughter was one-year-old, I worked as a developer for Microsoft Research. While there, I watched a fantastic talk …

8 Honest, Raw Photos of What Maternity Leave Really Looks Like

The beautiful, the ugly, but most of all, the honest side of those early days.<p>Ah, those first few weeks with a new baby! A beautiful time of rest, bonding, and respite from the working world. A time to step back, relax, and reevaluate what really matters in life. Sounds good, right? And popular …

Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The two brothers have come to be known as the "solar kids" and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors.<p>Aged nine and …

Quetta

Destroyed women, abandoned babies: why Ireland must move forward on abortion

Yesterday, the body of a newborn baby was found amid refuse at an Irish recycling plant. Nothing terribly exciting there.<p>Where I’m from, this is an old story. It was told a lot the year I was born. In 1984, the near-dead body of Ann Lovett, a 15-year-old schoolgirl, was found at a grotto of the …

Ireland

A body-language expert reveals the No. 1 indicator of confidence and how you can cultivate it

A college student gives a presentation and reinforces her points with nods to her classmates and professor.<p>A businessman strides down the sidewalk and offers a smile to colleagues heading home.<p>What do these people all have in common?<p>They're skilled at making eye contact and, as a result, they exude …

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Creativity

Your 7-Minute Fat-Blasting HIIT Workout

Want to burn a ton of calories, improve your endurance, and tone all over in just a few minutes? We've got the goods<p>Too busy to make it to your …