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Celebrate Earth Day With These 21 Products Made From 100% Recycled Material

Make the Earth a better place this Earth Day, one trendy product at a time.


Hundreds of Immigrant Children Have Been Taken From Parents at U.S. Border

On Feb. 20, a young woman named Mirian arrived at the Texas border carrying her 18-month-old son. They had fled their home in Honduras through a cloud of tear gas, she told border agents, and needed protection from the political violence there.<p>She had hoped she and her son would find refuge …


People! Stop Putting Essential Oils in Food Near My Kid!

No, I’m not trying to break your #bossbabe business. I just don’t want you to poison yourself or anyone else.<p>Hello! Please stop cooking with essential oils.<p>Yes, normally writers bury the lede in a flurry of clickbait, but this is too important, so let's get to it: Essential oils are pricey, can be …

Essential Oils

My 14-Year-Old Daughter Watched Porn And It Changed Our Lives In Ways I Never Imagined

One fateful night in November 2014 my then-14-year-old daughter woke up my husband and me at 2 a.m.<p>Crying and visibly distraught, she whispered, “Mom, I have to tell you something.”<p>Those dreaded words are guaranteed to jolt even the deepest sleeper into full-alert mode. Immediately my mom brain …


Ziggy Marley: We Need to Ban Pesticides in Pot

Reggae artist and son of Bob Marley on why cannabis users should be careful about what they consume – and why we need to demand clean pot now<p>After …


New study has a theory for why we haven’t found aliens yet, and it makes a whole lot of sense

Mankind has been gazing into space for some time now, but scientists still haven’t found any evidence that intelligent life exists in our neck of the …


Native Americans Left A Code Of 20 Rules For Mankind To Live By. #11 Is The Most Important!

Every great person, regardless of culture, religion, tribe, or ethnicity, follows certain words of wisdom.<p>These words of wisdom transcend the …

Native Americans

This Frustrated Teacher Quitting Her Job Has a Message For Parents: "Stop Coddling" Your Kids

Julie Marburger, a sixth-grade teacher from Texas, is seriously frustrated when it comes to dealing with her students' parents. After a particularly upsetting run-in with a mom on March 28, she took to social media to express just how defeated she feels. In a now-viral Facebook post, Julie laid out …


Aldous Huxley Tells Mike Wallace What Will Destroy Democracy: Overpopulation, Drugs & Insidious Technology (1958)

Overpopulation, manipulative politics, imbalances of societal power, addictive drugs, even more addictive technologies: these and other developments …


‘Nightmare Bacteria’ Stalk U.S. Hospitals

<i>[UPDATED at 3:15 p.m. ET on April 3]</i><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected more than 220 cases last year of a rare breed of …

Public Health

Scavenger Cabin is made from recycled, freecycled and upcycled materials

<b>Architect Les Eerkes learned from the masters at Olson Kundig, but is even tougher and edgier.</b><p>We have long been fans of the work of Tom Kundig and …


After She Lost Her Camera Scuba Diving In Japan, This Woman Was Shocked To Find It Two Years Later In Taiwan

"I thought it was lost forever."<p>View this post on Facebook

College & University

What is in our water? Known unknowns, and unknown unknowns

What is in your drinking water? It turns out there may be more than we know.<p>In general, we are enjoying a golden era of clean water, with healthy …


'Free-Range' Parenting's Unfair Double Standard

When poorer mothers and fathers let their children play unsupervised, they come under suspicion.<p>Every few decades, a new idea emerges about the “right” way to raise children. The 1990s saw the rise of the helicopter parent, those anxious middle- and upper-middle-class mothers and fathers who hover, …


What I’m Doing Now To Make Sure My Kids Have A Wide Open Summer

I want to try to give my kids a summer like I had when I was a kid. Call me nostalgic. Call me naïve. I don’t care. I want my kids to have a laidback …


Why Self-Awareness is the Best Parenting Tool

Parenting is a triggering experience. When we deal with our kids, we’re also interfacing with ourselves as children, and the remnants of how we were …


Strangers Pass Around A Joint On The New York City Subway

New Yorkers tend to pride themselves on having seen it all. But seeing strangers pass around a joint on the New York City subway is something even …

New York City

To The Man With A Megaphone Who Preached At Me As I Entered Planned Parenthood

I would like to start by saying that I admire your passion.<p>I can see that you have strong feelings about issues involving women’s reproductive health, so in some ways you and I share some common ground. However, I think you are horribly misguided in both your thoughts and actions, and I would like …

Health Care

I have ‘High Functioning Autism’ – but what does it really mean?

<b>The problem with High Functioning Autism (HFA) is in the name. Too many people equate it with ‘freakishly intelligent, possibly acts a bit like</b> …


Why We Need To Talk About The Menopause

70% of women do not make their employer aware they are experiencing symptoms, despite 41% saying it affects their job<p>Christine Kingsley …

Women's Health

I Am Buried Alive in a Michigan Prison

Risking understatement, I am buried alive inside Michigan's Marquette Maximum Security Prison. I am locked in a windowless cell measuring 10x8 feet, …


The Nazi History Behind ‘Asperger’

PALO ALTO, Calif. — My son’s school, David Starr Jordan Middle School, is being renamed. A seventh grader exposed the honoree, Stanford University’s first president, as a prominent eugenicist of the early 20th century who championed sterilization of the “unfit.”<p>This sort of debate is happening all …


Trans Day of Visibility 2018: I Am Not What Trans Looks Like

Teen Vogue assistant to the Chief Content Officer shares zir perspective on being trans.<p><i>For Trans Day of Visibility, Teen Vogue assistant to the Chief Content Officer, Devin-Norelle, wrote about being trans and zir experience in relation to others in the trans community.</i><p>This is me: Devin-Norelle, …


I learned nothing at one of NYC’s elite high schools

Last spring, as I sat waiting for a friend to emerge from the Lab High School in Chelsea, my attention shifted to a group of sobbing middle …

High School

Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

During a recent walk around the emergency room where I work, I noted the number of patients with bags of intravenous fluids hanging above them. Almost everyone had one.<p>Our ER in Boston isn't unique. IV fluids are among the most common medical interventions worldwide. Several kinds are available, …


Extent of environmental damage caused by egg packaging and greenhouse gas emissions over Easter holiday revealed

Those concerned about the rampant consumerism of religious holidays now have another thing to consider – the environmental impact of Easter eggs.<p>Not …


Elephant filmed 'swaying in distress' behind the scenes at Pennsylvania circus

An elephant was filmed apparently swaying in distress confined in a pen behind the scenes at a circus packed with spectators.<p>Animal-welfare …


A Huge Caravan Of Central Americans Is Headed For The US, And No One In Mexico Dares To Stop Them

"If we all protect each other, we'll get through this together."<p>Taking a drag from her cigarette, a Mexican immigration agent looked out toward a caravan of migrants that grew larger with each step they took on the two-lane highway.<p>When the agent, who'd covered her uniform with an orange and white …


How to avoid losing your mind to Alzheimer's or dementia. Hint: Start now, says Maria Shriver

The most disturbing thing I heard recently about the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and dementia was a comment made by Maria Shriver, the former first lady of California who founded the Women's Alzheimer's Movement after discovering the disease affects twice as many women as men.<p>It would seem, …


WALSH: Dear 'Gender Nonconforming Person,' I Won't Let You Impose Your Confusion On My Child

A little while ago, my wife found herself in an uncomfortable situation.