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Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid?

Mindi has never harmed her daughter and is capably raising a son, but authorities took her daughter under a concept sometimes called “predictive neglect.”

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Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day and Nigeria

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Fear and Racial Profiling on Frontier Flight 623

Shoshana Hebshi, a half-Arab, half-Jewish mother from Ohio, thought it would be easy to fly on the anniversary of Sept. 11. But that was before her flight landed in Detroit, where she was promptly handcuffed and carted off to the airport detention facility for questioning.

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 READ MORE



Obama’s ‘Singular’ Mother

The key to understanding the disciplined and often impassive 44th president is his mother, as Janny Scott, a reporter for The New York Times, decisively demonstrates in her new biography, “A Singular Woman.”

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Mr. Fish

Phuck Is Not a Four-Letter Word

His name was Sam, no last name, and he wore no pants. He was lying on my little brother’s bed in a filthy orange T-shirt staring up at the ceiling, knees slightly bent, with blue eyes and curly blond hair and small pink lips that were frozen in a strange suckling of the air.

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U.N. Pitches In for Women and Children

On Wednesday, the United Nations announced the launching of its Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, for which the U.N. has managed to drum up $40 billion from various governmental and private sources, according to the BBC.

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Postpartum Depression: It’s Not Just for Women

The phenomenon of postpartum depression has gotten a PR boost in recent years, thanks in part to the valiant and high-profile efforts of Brooke Shields and that blond lady who used to bunk with Hugh Hefner. But no thanks to Tom Cruise. ... (continued)

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Breastfeeding: Good for Moms, Too

There have already been various studies about the beneficial effects of breastfeeding vis-à-vis infants, and now there’s evidence that this essential maternal activity can help protect mothers from heart attack, heart disease or stroke. Salud!

Posted on Apr 21, 2009 READ MORE


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Virgin Galactic’s High-Flying Mother Ship Unveiled

Sometime soon, thrill-seekers with the funds and the desire to plunk down $200K to experience four minutes of weightlessness more than 60 miles above the Earth will have the chance, thanks to Virgin CEO and astro-preneur Richard Branson.

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Sally Field

Your Handy Guide to Emmy Censorship

Sally Field worked her Emmy acceptance speech into an (unfortunately) incoherent anti-war crescendo during Sunday night’s telecast, which, like the other two muted moments showcased in this video montage by the always-hilarious Defamer team, was awkwardly squelched by hypervigilant editors at Fox.

Posted on Sep 17, 2007 READ MORE


A Glasnost in Bush & Co.‘s Gay Stance?

We could be wrong, but it appears Tony Snow just defended Condi Rice for recognizing the mother of a new White House appointee’s gay partner as his “mother-in-law.” (h/t AMERICAblog) More after the jump…

Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


Campaign 2006: The Issues, the Stakes, the Prospects

The choices are stark, the consequences are momentous, writes a public policy professor at UC Berkeley, who argues that the November elections will be the most significant in a generation.

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Column: My Kids Bore Me to Death

A working mother of two admits to one of parenthood’s last great remaining taboos: that parenting is often mind-numbingly tedious, and that she’d almost always rather be doing something other than watching “SpongeBob” or making runs to soccer practice.

  • The comments on this article offer a fascinating set of nuggets for would-be parents to chew on.
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    Posted on Aug 1, 2006 READ MORE


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    Robert Scheer: My Mother ‘the Illegal Alien’?

    “Like so many May Day protesters taking part in ‘A Day Without Immigrants,’ I know about having an otherwise law-abiding family member who spends decades working long, hard hours for abysmally low wages.”

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    Working Moms-to-Be: It’s Even Worse Than You Thought

    You’ve heard that having a child sets you back seven years in the workplace? Well, according to a new study, a woman’s wages never fully recover—even after the child leaves home. | story

    Posted on Jan 20, 2006 READ MORE


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