Niamh Ní Chormaic

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Midwives, not medicine, rule pregnancy in Sweden

Only one ultrasound in nine months and no need to see the doctor or obstetrician: at first glance, Sweden's pregnancy care appears rather …

9 Changes We Must Make To Increase Vaginal Birth Rates

By Maria Pyanov CPD, CCE in Birth. Updated: May 23, 2015<p>Many new mothers do not plan to give birth via c-section, yet around one in three women in …

Midwife-led continuity models of care compared with other models of care for women during pregnancy, birth and early parenting

Authors' conclusions:<p>This review suggests that women who received midwife-led continuity models of care were less likely to experience intervention …

THE SELECTS: Landscapes by Jay Patel

Olympic National Park

U.S. Government Investigating Death of Cecil the Lion

The federal agency charged with enforcing wildlife protection laws in the U.S. said Wednesday that it will investigate the highly publicized death of …

Playfully Quirky Cabins Are Tiny Homes with Big Personalities

Fourth generation wood-working artisan Dan Pauly transforms reclaimed wood into diminutive cabins that look like they're straight out of a fairy tale. Whether it's a sauna, outhouse, shed, or actual home, the craftsman is able to create structures that are reminiscent of a Tim Burton film–offering …

Fun Maps: The Changing Topographies of Manhattan 1836 to Now: Times Square, Bryant Park, Battery Park

Drawing on comparisons between an 1836 topographical New York City map done by Joseph Colton and a current day Google satellite map, The Smithsonian …

Each of the 50 states summed up in one smart ass sentence

<b>Alabama:</b> We may be 49th in everything, but thank God for Mississippi.<b><br>Alaska:</b> No, you can’t see Russia from here.<b><br>Arizona:</b> Our main exports are heat …

Instagram City Guides: Ashlea Halpern’s Asia

After more than a decade toiling as a desk-bound magazine editor, Ashlea Halpern quit her job, gave up her apartment, sold all her worldly belongings, and set off on a year-long, 16-country tour of Asia—with her reluctant boyfriend in tow. That was two months ago. Since then, she has traveled to …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …