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End-of-Life Advocacy: Brittany Maynard Fights For Death With Dignity

Do you believe in assisted suicide? The right to die with dignity? A 29-year-old Oregon woman, Brittany Maynard, is bringing this controversial topic to the forefront. Maynard, 29, has terminal brain cancer and has made plans to end her own life with the sedative Secobarbitol on... Read more


Celebrating Diversity: Gap Ad Embraces Children With Disabilities

Bridging the gap, indeed! To promote their new fall line, Gap recently posted an ad on Facebook including a group young students posing for their class photo. At first glance, it's a lineup of ridiculously good looking children in stylish duds. It takes a minute to notice the girl in the... Read more


Child Bride: Norway’s First Child ‘Wedding’ Sparks Online Outrage

In a disturbing and powerful blog post, a 12-year-old Norwegian girl writes,"Hey! My name is Thea and I'm 12 years old. I am getting married in one month!" Over the weekend, Norway held its first child 'wedding' on Saturday (October 11) between Thea and her 37-year-old fiancé... Read more


Malala Yousafzai, 17, Wins Nobel Peace Prize

In honor of Malala Yousafzai - who has won the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous, and near fatal, campaign to secure education for girls - we are re-posting an article on the crouageous young woman. At 17, Malala is the youngest recipient since Nobel prizes... Read more

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The Sexualization Of Girls At Halloween

Halloween is the time of year we love to dress up in spook-tacular costumes. But unfortunately, some outfits are a bit too boo-tiful. To me, what is truly terrifying is not the blood, gore and guts of the Halloween season. It's the overly sexualized costumes that... Read more

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Sarah Silverman Promotes Equal Payback Project

Here's another reason to love Sarah Silverman! Although there's nothing funny about the gender wage gap, the outspoken comedienne, 43, has managed to humorously address the topic while promoting the Equal Payback Project. In the funny, yet thought provoking video, Silverman proves she'll stop at nothing to ensure... Read more


Moms Sue After Getting Black Sperm Donor: What Does This Say To The Child?

Only in America! The latest viral story to hit the interwebs questions modern technology and racism. Jennifer Cramblett and her partner Amanda Zinkon have filed a lawsuit against a Midwest sperm bank for accidentally administering a sperm donation from a black man, as opposed to the white man they... Read more


Post-Baby Body: Would You Get Postpartum Plastic Surgery?

Would you get a postpartum tummy tuck? Or have you? As I approach the big 4-0 this March, I've come to realize the prevalence of post-baby elective surgeries. Long gone are the days that plastic surgery is only for the rich and famous. As it turns out, I've... Read more


BFFs: The Value of Lifelong Friendships

Have my friends grown fearful of chatting with me? This question comes to mind after a lovely girls' night out spent with two of my longtime besties. Half way through the evening, they asked me, "Are you going to blog about this?" Funny enough, here I... Read more

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