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By Emily Maistrellis Guest contributor Walif was only 16 and his younger sister, Nassim, just 11 when their mother died in childbirth in Butajira, Ethiopia. Both Walif and Nassim had been promising students, especially Walif, who had hoped to score high...
From: WBUR | By: Emily Maistrellis | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Lena Dunham and Helen Gurley Brown are two women who wrote memoir-manuals more than a half a century apart but have been treated very similarly in the press. They weren’t honest enough. They were too honest—narcissistic navel-gazers.
From: The Millions | By: Brooke Hauser | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The curse of being a writer is knowing other people. I need other people (to write about) but I can’t handle other people (the way I can literary characters).
From: The Rumpus | By: Dave Madden | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Giving steroids to women who are about to give birth prematurely may be useless or even dangerous in poor countries where most women give birth at home....
From: New York Times | By: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Budgeting, Financial Education Getty Images Your 30s are likely to hold plenty of exciting life changes, such as advancing in your career, getting married and starting a family. As other aspects of your life...
From: Daily Finance | By: Paula Pant | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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By Geoffrey A. Fowler Attention early adopters: Apple has turned on Apple Pay, its big bet to turn the iPhone into a wallet. With a software update on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you can get Apple Pay today, and use it to make credit card payments at some...
From: Wall Street Journal | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Clearly the Leah Messer/Jeremy Calvert cheating scandal is the biggest (and saddest!) Teen Mom news this week, but we can’t neglect the rest of the cast. There’s plenty going on with them, too! Read on for updates on Jenelle Evans…...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment that any nation has ever made to fighting a disease – and it’s working. Here are five facts you need to know about the extraordinary initiative that’s helping...
From: One Blog | By: Andrew Marshall | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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It's been one year since New York City passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which is supposed to prevent employers from pushing pregnant women out of their jobs by making physical demands that the women cannot handle. While some women have been...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Marcotte | Monday, October 20, 2014
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FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors.  Oil's Future Is Uncertain Following Crashing Prices (Advisor Perspectives) Since June, oil's price has dropped by 26%. The lower...
From: Business Insider | By: Elena Holodny | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The 19 Kids & Counting stars get ready for their first child, due next spring
From: People | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Lorenzo Cain is learning that he doesn't get a reprieve from diaper duty just to play in some silly baseball games. He's also learning that changing diapers is harder than it looks....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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In March, after Kimberly Tonyan got health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchange, she spoke at a news conference urging others to enroll. Her 11-year-old twins stood at her side in Raleigh, N.C. “You have nothing to lose,” the Cornelius...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Ann Doss Helms, The Charlotte Observer | Monday, October 20, 2014
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"Baby Don't Lie" — don't you want to be on Team Gwen? You get a T-shirtread more...
From: Hollywood Reporter | By: Ashley Lee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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I am in Buenos Aires on holiday visiting a relative for two weeks, and this place is so full of emotion.First, I am Hispanic, and this is the first time I have been able to visit a Latin American country. Second, I used to chat extensively (video and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cupkate | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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My 18 month old son developed a rash 3 days ago. Photos here. We are currently on holiday on Koh Chang, an island off of Thailand. I took him to the local hospital and the doctor told me that it looks like an allergy, possibly to something in the sand,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Ariadne | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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"Baby Don't Lie" — don't you want to be on Team Gwen? You get a T-shirtread more...
From: The Live Feed | By: Ashley Lee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Dental cleanings happen only twice a year. Twice-daily brushing matters as much for dental health. To establish that routine for a child on the spectrum, start small.
From: New York Times | By: KJ Dell'Antonia and Catherine Saint Louis | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Money discipline with baby exhaustion 2. Never enough 3. Piles of old paperbacks...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Monday, October 20, 2014
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We’re far enough away from some of the big horror moments of the last decade that reboot time is coming around for some. Cabin Fever never really caught on as a franchise — Eli Roth‘s debut film made his career as a filmmaker, but the Cabin Fever...
From: SlashFilm | By: Russ Fischer | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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There’s no new Pixar movie in 2014, but we’ll get two from the studio in 2015. June brings Pete Docter’s Inside Out (which you can read lots about here) and then, November 25, 2015, they’ll release The Good Dinosaur. The Good Dinosaur was originally...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Monday, October 20, 2014
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From: FAIL Blog | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The former "Teen Mom" star attacks the porn industry and worries about ending up alone. It's not very sexy...
From: Salon.com | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I'm rocking my "mom haircut" and my "mom jeans" and anything else you may think makes me look "like a mom."The post When Did Looking “Like a Mom” Become an Insult? appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Sonya Benham | Monday, October 20, 2014
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"There are a whole lot of ways to be perfect, and not one of them is attained through punishment."Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration,...
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Is Tim Cook becoming the Steve Ballmer of Apple? I mean that in the best possible way. Looking beyond style and appearance, there are some intriguing similarities. Maybe it’s apples to oranges, but recent product launches by Apple suggest that Cook...
From: Seattle Times | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Whereas season 1 of Lifetime’s True Tori was all about Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott‘s imminent split after he cheated, season 2 has bigger fish to fry, like financial struggles and even a potential fifth pregnancy. Uh oh. …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Millions find their faith, away from the prying eyes of the state
From: Time | By: Mikko Takkunen | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Fans of 19 Kids And Counting have been waiting for Tuesday, the day where Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard will make “a really big announcement.” Speculation has been that the announcement will be the gender of the baby, but …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Nadine DeNinno | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Thurston Moore w/ Sonic Youth in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) Because of CMJ, we're doing 'What's Going On' slightly different this week. Each day there's a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night...
From: Brooklyn Vegan | By: brooklynvegan | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Heartsick at the stories of suffering coming out of the Ebola-ravaged countries of West Africa, I have tried to put myself in my fellow human’s shoes. I have tried to imagine the inhuman suffering of young people being turned away at hospitals and...
From: Alyx Beckwith | By: So Much to Think About | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Supermodel and singer selling Hollywood home APChrissy Teigen and John Legend recently said their 'home feels a bit small' and have decided to put it on the market for nearly $2M. Is a baby on the way? More in Finance Ebola scams spreading wildly Why...
From: Good News Now | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon plays the other half of The Authority with Triple and she admits she loves to play the bad guy. Recently, she also returned to wrestling after being absent for almost 11 years, but while the physical challenges...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Zoe Saldana flaunts her baby bump during an appearance on The Queen Latifah Show, airing on Tuesday (October 21)! The 36-year-old pregnant actress was joined on the show by B.J. Novak while promoting her new film Book of Life. PHOTOS: Check out the latest...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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You might want to rethink online dating after this. A California woman was arrested on Sunday after she illegally tried to enter the home of a man she went on multiple dates with after meeting him online. The home’s resident did not to be identified,...
From: Liberaland | By: Anomaly100 | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Blake Lively shows off her growing baby bump in a skin-tight dress while attending the 2014 Angel Ball hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation on Monday (October 20) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The 27-year-old pregnant actress was joined...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Microchimerism, a phenomenon in which women harbor residual fetal cells from their children long after they've given birth, may come with significant health advantages....
From: The Atlantic | By: Vanessa Hua | Monday, October 20, 2014
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What To Do About Loneliness & Depressionread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D. | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Queen Elizabeth II, Al Pacino and Kirsten Dunst were all born in April...
From: Telegraph | By: Telegraph Reporters | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A report released by Kensington Palace states that Prince George of Cambridge is about to have a little competition when the next Royal Baby pops into the world. The Independent confirms an April 2015 due date for the second Royal Baby of their Royal...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Carmen Allgood | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A woman gave birth on the streets of Egypt, not because she couldn’t make it to a hospital on time but because she was allegedly denied treatment. The Nile Delta city of Kafr al-Dawar facility asked her to leave, and she ended up delivering her baby...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patricia Didelot | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. We learned over the weekend that venture capitalists have already invested more in the first three quarters of 2014 than they...
From: VentureBeat | By: Harrison Weber | Monday, October 20, 2014
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People can't implement good eating habits if they don't know what they are. The advice to eat a "balanced diet" doesn't cut it because "balanced" has come to mean too many things. Fortunately, there's a way around this problem.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Dina Rose, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Tori Spelling was treated much like an Ebola patient over the weekend when she arrived at Cedars Sinai Hospital. According to TMZ, the reality star had a fever, a bad cough, and was having trouble breathing. She was put in isolation, separated from other...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Effie Orfanides | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Last week, we covered announcements from Facebook and Apple about covering the cost of female employees freezing their eggs. Megan McArdle raises an unaddressed concern: What I haven’t seen anyone explain is when, exactly, you’ll be ready. For most...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, October 20, 2014
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When I chose to be a journalist, I never thought about all the opportunities I’d miss as a mother.The post If I Had Known How Hard It Would Be, Would I Have Chosen Differently? appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Alice Gomstyn | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The couple's second child will be about 21 months younger than Prince George
From: People | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Someone give Pink a high-five for us! The singer reportedly told Selena Gomez that she needs to get rid of Justin Bieber. According to Dish Nation, Selena and Pink hung out backstage at The Ellen DeGeneres Show and talked about dating famous dudes. "Selena...
From: Just So You Know | By: Ashley Rose | Monday, October 20, 2014
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If news that Khloe Kardashian is supposedly getting close to the newly single Wiz Khalifa turns out to be true, we’ve now got a celebrity hookup roundabout that ties together the worlds of sports, music, fashion, porn, and famous-for-fame’s-sake....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Kevin Bostic | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The persuasive power of anecdotes over scientific evidence...
From: The Atlantic | By: Vanessa Wamsley | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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