Ariel Carpenter

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Efforts To Prolong My Husband's Life Cost Him An Easy Death

Death isn't a four-letter word, and doctors need to learn that.<p>For the past seven months, I’ve carried around my husband’s advance medical directive in my purse. During this time, I’ve shown this lawyer-prepared and notarized document to dozens of doctors, nurses, ambulance crews, surgeons, …

The true story of how Teen Vogue got mad, got woke, and began terrifying men like Donald Trump

“A woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs,” Samuel Johnson said back in 1791. “It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.”<p>Over two centuries later, denigrating women who dare to express their thoughts remains a popular cultural pastime. This is especially …

Hillary Clinton, Like all Women, Has a Miss America Problem

When we see women's bodies we do not see bodies that are fit for office, we see bodies fit for bikinis, evening gowns, and sparkling crowns.<p>My 14-year-old-daughter forced me to watch the Miss America pageant Sunday night. Punishment. She was running her fingernails down the chalkboard of my …

Force triggers gene expression by stretching chromatin

How genes in our DNA are expressed into traits within a cell is a complicated mystery with many players, the main suspects being chemical. However, a …

Bill Clinton proves Americans still lose their minds when a man puts his wife’s career first

Not too long ago, Americans tended to be wary of male politicians who were married to ambitious, working women. Back in 1992, when her husband was running for president, many found the professional success of prospective first lady Hillary Clinton off-putting and suspicious. She famously got into …

Is Theresa May Britain's most feminist Prime Minister ever?

The former home secretary has just had the promotion of a lifetime. As of tonight, she'll officially be Britain’s Prime Minister. Much, of course, has been made of the fact that she’s female.<p>It is only the second time in our country’s history that we’ve had a woman PM, and after centuries of being …

Doctors travel a dangerous road to help ease the horrors of war-torn Aleppo, Syria

Along a stretch of two-lane highway outside Syria's embattled city of Aleppo, government snipers, artillery and airstrikes can target everything that moves.<p>Drivers traverse it at high speed, slowing only to swerve around bomb craters.<p>Parts of the road are protected by earthen berms or heaps of old …

Women Need More Sleep Because Their Brains Work Harder, Study Finds

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Rome's Colosseum sparkles after magnate-funded restoration

ROME (AP) — The Colosseum has emerged more imposing than ever after its most extensive restoration, a multimillion-euro cleaning to remove a dreary, …

Medicare weighs changes to controversial plan on cancer meds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to salvage a controversial experiment to confront rising drug costs, the Obama administration Tuesday hinted at …

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

NEW YORK (AP) — By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states.<p>Many anti-abortion leaders were openly disappointed, bracing for the demise of …

Channing Tatum 'Just Couldn't Believe' Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner's Controversial Sentencing

Channing Tatum has added his voice to those critical of former Stanford swimmer and sexual assault convict Brock Turner‘s controversial six-month …

Atul Gawande's Speech, "The Mistrust of Science," is a Must Read

Gawande exhorts the young CalTech grads to support scientific thinking in a skeptical world.<p>On June 10th, the <i>New Yorker</i> Staff Writer, surgeon, and medical researcher Atul Gawande delivered a commencement address to the graduating class at the California Institute of Technology on the importance of …

Meet Erin O'Flaherty, the First Openly Gay Beauty Queen to Compete at Miss America

O'Flaherty is the newly crowned Miss Missouri.<p>Erin O'Flaherty, 23, was crowed the 2016 Miss Missouri on Saturday night, becoming the first openly gay woman to win a state pageant leading to Miss America.<p>O'Flaherty says she struggled with her sexuality growing up as a self-described "feminine girl" …

How to dress like a local in 22 cities around the world

But fashion trends vary from city to city, making it tough to know what to wear in different destinations.<p>To avoid those awkward fashion mishaps, we've broken down what locals wear in 22 cities around the world. From the cool, casual ensembles of Copenhagen to the chic, tailored looks of Florence, …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

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Women’s rights in the US may be about to plunge back to the 1960s

A safe and accessible abortion is a human right and, in the US, a right protected by the Constitution. But this hasn’t stopped abortion rights from coming under constant attack, as evidenced most recently by <i>Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.</i><p>The case, currently before the US Supreme Court, …

11 travel gadgets that will help you survive your next trip

Traveling is easy when you have the right accessories.<p>Whether you're dealing with over-sized luggage, changing weather, or shoddy hotels, it always pays to be prepared.<p>These are some of the best and most innovative products to ensure that your vacation goes smoothly, from start to finish.

Hillary Clinton calls for renewed assault weapons ban: they're a 'weapon of war'

Clinton called for the reinstatement of ‘commonsense gun safety reform’ in the wake of the worst mass shooting in US history at a gay nightclub in Florida<p>Omar Mateen: questions over how suspect on FBI’s radar could buy guns<br>• Trump and Clinton: candidates refocus campaigns after massacre<p>Hillary …

What Makes the Stanford Rape Case So Unusual

The uproar over Brock Turner’s six-month sentence has put sexual violence at the center of a national conversation.<p>The realities about sexual violence are so staggering that they’re often reduced to numbers. One in six women and one in 33 men in the United States have been the victims of attempted …

Ohio becomes latest state to legalize medical marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio, though patients shouldn't expect to …

In-development HoloLens app may replace med school cadavers (Tomorrow Daily 377 show notes)

Hillary Clinton Is the Democratic Party's Nominee for President. It's Huge and It's Historic

Pinterest<p>Last night, just before Hillary Clinton took the stage at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to announce that she had finally, after two campaigns, secured the Democratic nomination for president of the United States, the arena went dark and audio began streaming in. “History Made,” the campaign’s …

Simple blood test could stop doctors using 'trial and error' to prescribe antidepressants, scientists claim

A simple blood test could stop doctors using “trial and error” to prescribe antidepressants, scientists have claimed.<p>Researchers at King’s College London developed the test so experts can accurately predict whether people suffering from depression will respond to specific medication.<p>Around half of …

A Med Student Decides To Be Upfront About Her Mental Issues

At first Giselle wasn't sure what to put on her medical school application. She wanted to be a doctor, but she also wanted people to know about her own health: years of depression, anxiety and a suicide attempt. (We're using only her first name in this story, out of concern for her future …

Mental Health

'Universal cancer vaccine’ breakthrough claimed by experts

Scientists have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body’s immune system attack tumours …