Allison Cladianos

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Child Marriage in Africa Could Double by 2050, U.N. Report Says

Africa is expected to surpass South Asia as the region with the highest number of child brides, due to slow child marriage reduction coupled with an …

7 myths about HIV and AIDS you need to stop believing

We're taught to fear HIV and AIDS like plagues — inevitable death sentences upon diagnosis.<p>But that's simply not true, and it's taken an unexpected …

Public Health

EU attacks Turkey's 'backsliding' on rule of law, human rights and freedom of expression

As journalists come under greater attack, the EU said the judiciary was being undermined but praised Ankara's handling of the refugee crisis<p>As the EU negotiates with Turkey over its accession into the union in a bid to solve refugee crisis, Brussels has accused Turkey of significant backsliding on …

48 Hours in Istanbul: Where to Eat, Stay and Play

<i>Streets of Galata, Istanbul.</i><p>Istanbul is one of the world's most historically rich destinations, a busting metropolis with one foot in Asia and the other in Europe. It's a city of many contrasts -- East and West, the old and new, traditional and modern. There's so much to discover in this beguiling …

6 Things I Have Learned From Moving Internationally

An international move is not only a mentally difficult decision to make, but a serious logistical challenge.<p>Two years ago I found myself packing my bags, sorting out the things I own and planning to move to France on relatively short notice.<p>In retrospect, I can confirm that I've coped pretty well …

Let Girls Learn

Addressing the global crisis in girls’ education requires not just investment, but challenging cultural beliefs and practices.<p>Right now, 62 million girls worldwide are not in school. They’re receiving no formal education at all—no reading, no writing, no math—none of the basic skills they need to …

Female Genital Mutilation

Women Refugees Fleeing Through Europe Are Told Rape Is Not A Real Issue

Refugees are facing sexual assault as they traverse central and western Europe — but aid agencies claim this "is definitely not the problem." Jina Moore reports from Germany, Serbia, and Croatia.<p>HEIDELBERG, Germany; BELGRADE, Serbia; and TOVARNIK, Croatia — Layan’s thick, black hair is a waterfall. …

Kandahar Is Killing All Its Brave Women

She refused to keep quiet about women’s rights, and she paid with her life.<p>KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Only a few people went to the funeral of Toor …

Shape-Shifting: Why Our Bodies Redistribute Fat as We Age, and How to Handle It

<i>by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition</i><p>Recently, I was at the gym working my biceps on the cross-cable. Once done with the set, I relaxed my arms, dropping them to my side. Normally, I walk around and sip water before starting …

6 ridiculous ways I’ve tried to blend in abroad

HAVING SPENT THE LAST COUPLE YEARS LIVING ABROAD IN ASIA, I tend to find myself in a sort of grey area between being a local and a tourist in the …

How Traveling Solo Destroyed My Dating Life

Up until about a year ago, I would have expected myself to be in a serious relationship right now, and getting engaged in five months, since that's when I'll be turning 28. Year-ago-me would have expected to be getting married by 29, and having a baby by 30, because that's what seemed to be …

What Happens When You Get Your Period In Space?

Hundreds of you sent in questions for Skunk Bear's live conversation with three astronauts and NASA's chief scientist on Tuesday. Thanks! The most common question was: "What happens when you get your period in space?"<p>I didn't end up asking them this question because:<p>a) The question itself has a lot …

Kickstarting Your Longevity Genes -- The Epigenetic Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

It's been 20 years since scientists discovered that putting mice on a super-low-calorie diet extends their lifespans dramatically and combats age-related diseases. But applying that knowledge to humans, who like you and me are reluctant to endure famine, has proven notoriously difficult.<p>Now, …

Here's how a 'camp' operates at Burning Man

While some "turn-key" fancy camps have a full staff cooking and cleaning for them, most festival-goers sign up for a week of chores to help their camp function as a community.<p>Check out the daily duties of what it takes to make a camp function...

What a Cancer Patient's Hair Taught Me About Medicine

"Promise you won't be an ass."<p>Sudesna, my classmate, first told me about Sarah Walsh over a dinner of Thai green curry. Sarah, a 23-year-old girl, was hospitalized due to worsening difficulty with swallowing and moving her fingers. Sudesna knew I'd be interested in Sarah's case, but feared my …

'Super Lice' Are Now In 25 States

Let's all move to Michigan.<p>Head lice have become literal superbugs, and the news is taking the Internet by storm.<p>Lice have developed a high level of resistance to the most common over-the-counter treatments in 25 states, according to research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical …

Some Cultures Treat Menstruation With Respect

When Donald Trump said that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her wherever," he showed that cultural taboos and biological misconceptions about female menstruation die hard. Trump later denied implying that Kelly asked him unfair questions in the first Republican presidential …

Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

Psychology

Turkey suffers day of terror as nine killed and US consulate attacked

Outlawed radical Turkish Marxist group claim responsibility for a gun attack on the US consulate in Istanbul<p>Turkey suffered one of its bloodiest days in recent weeks on Monday as Kurdish insurgents launched deadly attacks in different parts of the country, including the US consulate in Istanbul, …

43 Meals Everyone Should Eat In Their Lifetime

From unpretentious fried fish tacos in Baja, Mexico, to the foraged tasting menu at Copenhagen's Noma (the best restaurant in the world), we found 43 meals that are worth traversing the planet for.<p>Foodies will want to put these spots on their travel bucket list.

Fewer Pain Pill Overdoses In States With Legal Medical Marijuana

States that have legalized marijuana for medical use have lower rates of prescription painkiller overdose deaths than states that have not, new research suggests.<p>In a study published Monday in the latest issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that although overdose deaths from opioid …

What Hangovers Have To Do With Your Genes

By Jillian Rose Lim, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/26/2014 12:03 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Some people get hangovers after a night of drinking, while others don't, and the reason may be in their genes, a new study of twins in Australia suggests.<p>Researchers looked for links between the study participants' …

How people party in Brazil

It’s 3pm on any given Sunday in São Paulo, and I’m walking with my friend Bianca, a paulistana of Italian heritage like myself, through the Largo do …