Kids Health

I'm a Teenager & I'm Freezing My Eggs — Here's Why

Yep, I’m a teen. A Gen Z-er. Given that, most people expect that means my top priorities lie somewhere along the lines of partying, crushes, maybe travel, what’s happening with the Kardashians, and I don’t know, studying? You know, typical teen stuff. What they don’t expect is me telling them that my top priority, at 19 […]

Kids Health

The One Thing I'd Tell My Dead Dad

Wow, Father’s Day is about here again, already? Yikes. Don’t get me wrong, I love celebrating dads. But I’m a single mom, and my kid’s dad has spoken to him on the phone twice in the past year, and he just refused my offer to speak to our son this coming Father’s Day… Oh, and […]

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How I Showed A Doctor I Know My Body Best

On April 29th, I sat in my medical provider’s office exasperated. I had called in advance about the purpose of my appointment. In about a month I was traveling to Senegal with Tastemakers Africa, a black woman-owned travel company to celebrate one of my friend’s life achievements and to meet someone I’d been talking to […]

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Rory Cellan-Jones: Why I have decided to leave my brain to science

Why I have decided to leave my brain to science: BBC star Rory Cellan-Jones hopes his donation will help scientists beat the Parkinson’s he suffers from Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition affecting 145,000 Britons  A year after his diagnosis, Rory’s symptoms are confined to a mild shake  Medication provides some relief for sufferers but […]