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Pregnant people are being offered an unproven treatment to “reverse” abortions

Pregnant people are being offered an unproven treatment to “reverse” abortions

“Even if you’ve taken the abortion pill, you can still change your mind,” proclaims the website of a group called Alternatives Pregnancy Center. The center offers what it calls “abortion pill reversal,” a treatment it claims can stop a medication abortion that’s already been started. Many organizations around the country are beginning to offer the…
Vox Sentences: 700,000 people are about to lose food stamps

Vox Sentences: 700,000 people are about to lose food stamps

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Trump limits SNAP food stamp benefits A new Trump administration rule would make it harder for states to waive…
How Do I Stop Caring If People Like Me?

How Do I Stop Caring If People Like Me?

So why do some of us care so deeply about what others think, to the point of obsessing over every interaction, when other people really don’t care at all? Erin Brandel Dykhuizen, psychotherapist, tells me that it’s a natural human impulse to seek connection and approval. She references polyvagal theory, which posits that the least…
Zendaya Channeled Her Euphoria Costar In An Ab-Revealing Gown At The People’s Choice Awards

Zendaya Channeled Her Euphoria Costar In An Ab-Revealing Gown At The People’s Choice Awards

While we could be just presuming that Zendaya (along with her stylist, Law Roach) specifically chose the dress to honor her fashion-forward co-star, her speech last night has us convinced. The speech, which followed her Drama TV Star win for her role in the show, was dedicated to the cast (Demie being one of them)…
Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why.

Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why.

It was the stream of young, otherwise healthy patients landing in the intensive care unit with trouble breathing that made Utah pulmonologist Dr. Dixie Harris suspect something was up. The first patient presented at the Salt Lake City hospital, where Harris works, on August 6. The man, in his 20s, was vomiting and had aches…
Elizabeth Warren’s Refreshingly Gloomy Message & The Young People Who Love Her For It

Elizabeth Warren’s Refreshingly Gloomy Message & The Young People Who Love Her For It

Gironza’s friend Eli Salazar, 23, who also supported Bernie in 2016, said she was moved after watching Warren in the September 12 Democratic presidential debate. “I think because America has been historically so focused on capitalism and developing that as a nation, her ideals and goals are more practical than Bernie’s are,” she said. “Bernie,…
The Best Home Workouts For People Who Hate The Gym (& How Much It Costs)

The Best Home Workouts For People Who Hate The Gym (& How Much It...

So what’s a girl to do when she wants to exercise but doesn’t want to be stared down while watching Succession on a treadmill? Work out at home, obviously. Beyond the privacy it affords, there are many other benefits to an at-home workout. It’s cheaper, the queue for the shower is far shorter, and you…
Trump wants to cut the safety net. It kept 47 million people out of poverty last year.

Trump wants to cut the safety net. It kept 47 million people out of...

The US Census Bureau dropped its annual load of statistics on American poverty and income, and the data shows Americans weren’t much better off in 2018 than they were a year earlier. On the upside: 2.3 million more people snagged full-time jobs and the official poverty rate fell half a percentage point. On the downside:…
Trump wants to cut taxes for rich people yet again

Trump wants to cut taxes for rich people yet again

On Friday, President Donald Trump used his favorite public platform to hint at a policy change that his administration has been weighing for at least a year: using presidential power to unilaterally lower taxes for investors. On Twitter, Trump linked to an op-ed by Sen. Ted Cruz and veteran anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist calling on…
On eating watermelon in front of white people: “I’m not as free as I thought”

On eating watermelon in front of white people: “I’m not as free as I...

My hand hovered over the fruit tray, about to spear a chunk of watermelon, when a white person walked up. I paused. It didn’t matter that she was a colleague and likely focused, like I was, on getting a pre-lunch snack during a long meeting. I moved my fork carefully away from the watermelon, grazing…

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