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Weekend Reads: Stop Apologizing For Your Kids, Gender Everywhere, and Mike Pence is Awful

Hello Weekend Readers, it’s been a rough week around the world. There was a heinous attack on innocent Bastille Day revelers in Nice, France. Turkey exploded into violence as a military coup attempted and failed to overthrow the government.  I got nothing funny to say about any of that, hugs to …

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  • User AvatarJon Brewer Wait, retinyl palmitate? Isn't that, um, vitamin A? I mean, I guess it can bioaccumulate and cause toxicity, possibly if you eat a lot of... – Jul 12, 6:12 PM
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Science

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Everybody Calm The Fuck Down About Your Sunscreen

I was hoping this summer would be a quiet one for sunscreen. Yes, the Environmental Working Group published its annual sunscreen guide, but I figured the staggering amount of criticism the EWG receives might finally persuade everyone in the media to ignore it. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Despite the bad press, recent articles …

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

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Grounded Pregnancy: It’s Okay to Not Be Beautiful

Content note: TMI, bodily functions, societal standards of beauty, fat shaming, bodily autonomy I was taking a break from throwing up and arguing with people on the internet when I saw it – an image of a woman standing by her hospital bed eating a meal, wearing only a pair of post partum …

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Media & Tech

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Robots in the Classroom

Welcome to the “This Week in Parenting Research” a bimonthly column where we explore new and interesting research about kids or parenting. This week I saw an interesting study out of NYU about the use of technology, specifically robots, in elementary school classrooms. The findings were actually presented as a …

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Parenting Styles

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Why Don’t You Let Your Kid Cut All Its Hair Off?

It was just months before my sister-in-law’s wedding when I heard a strange and dreaded sound. You know that sound. That strange snick snick snick… Yep, the sound of my then 4 year old son cutting his hair off with the kid scissors. I started to say something but I stopped.Why …

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