Rachel Mclachlan

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I'm an Abortion Doula—Here's What I Do and See During a Typical Shift

<i>I’ve volunteered as an abortion doula for the past year and a half in the Washington, D.C., area. This is a look at what I do—and what I see—on a</i> …

Pregnancy

This is what it looks like as a woman's organs shift inside her during pregnancy

During the approximately 40 weeks of pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes some significant changes.<p>As the fetus grows, it occupies more and more space …

This biology teacher destroyed transphobic myths with one science lesson

“Alternative facts” have become par for the course in 2017, so it’s more important than ever to use good, old-fashioned “real facts” to combat …

Comment on Communicating with the Locked In (update) by Communicating with the Locked In (update) | Int...

[…] Researchers have made an incremental advance in using imaging and computers to communicate with patients who are completely locked-in. Let’s …

Where do our morals come from?

If you've picked up a newspaper lately, you might have noticed that moralizing is driving us all insane. When it comes to what's morally right and …

My Son Is a Boy, and That's Fine

As a queer parent, having a son taught me how little gender matters.<p>The ultrasound technician, waving her wand across my stomach—a hugely pregnant thing, gooey with conductive jelly—pointed to the screen on the wall and gestured to the tiny nub of penis between my baby's legs. "It's a boy!"<p>My …

19 Shockingly Beautiful Birth Photos From 2016

You have to see these.<p><i>WARNING: Photos might be graphic to some readers.</i>

The Most Simple Meditation Technique To Quieten Your Mind And Be Present

The practice of meditation offers countless benefits. From improving health to boosting concentration, it seems that there isn’t much that meditation …

3 Powerful Rituals for Building New, Healthy Relationships

This is one of the most important posts I could ever write for you.It’s super simple, but absolutely vital.Recently, Marc and I had a conversation …

Organize Your Kitchen in One Day

It happens to everyone; you move into your house with every intention on keeping things decluttered and perfectly organized. You plan to keep everything in its designated spot so it looks clean and orderly at all times. The years go by and you've adapted to your method of madness - the large square …

Calcium Intake During Pregnancy | Gestational Diabetes

Maintaining proper nutrition ensures healthy and balanced body for moms as well as the baby. Minerals and vitamin lack while pregnant can cause …

Hospital Delivery Bag Checklist + FREE PRINTABLE!

Pregnancy<p>12 Essential Items for your Hospital Delivery Bag<p>6 Comments<p>Labor pains are kicking in and its time to have a baby. Do you have everything …

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How Christianity Sends Mixed Messages on Breast-Feeding

The Virgin Mary is often depicted as suckling the newborn Jesus—but throughout the church’s history, breast-feeding has been demonized and regarded …

4 Ways To Stop Caring What Other People Think

<i>“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”</i> <b>– Bertrand Russell</b><p>Last …

How to Really Really Find Your Life Purpose (and Do the Work You Love)

Break the rules. We have so many rules in life about everything. I say break the rules. Not the law, but break the rules / Arnold Schwarzenegger<p>Can …

Motivation

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain