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To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? Consider the Story of DPT

When discussions about vaccinations for children occur, it is the more deeply held beliefs behind the discussion – the skeleton of the argument- that divides debaters most. This is true for all passionately felt and complicated positions. In the abortion dispute, the skeleton argument is when the moment of life begins, i.e. if there is […]

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Are You Stuck at “The Women’s Table?”

Oh, no. I’m at the loser table. That’s what I thought as I walked into the large room for our summer intern lunch.  I sat at my assigned table with the other female bioengineering summer interns and the one female manager, while looking around enviously as the male interns with whom I worked sat elsewhere […]

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Close the Bicycle Gender Gap

Women don’t ride bikes. That’s the sad findings is a recently released reported titled “Women on a Roll” by The League of American Bicyclists. The Washington-based organization compiled data about women bicyclists from dozens of sources and found a gender gap on two wheels. In 2009, only a quarter of American bike commuters were women. […]

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Let’s Talk Abortion in America

When we think of abortion in America, there is a certain negative stereotypical stigma that is associated with the medical procedure. But the problem is, often those are not only inaccurate, but completely unfounded. So, I decided to put together a post with quite a few infographs breaking down who exactly is having abortions in […]

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On Getting Back to the Farm & Food Safety

“That meal — with the salad right on top of the complet, and a bottle of the hard cider kept at truly cellar temperature in an actual cellar — was one I ate every day without ever getting bored with it. I had never given a single thought to how different the lettuces and the […]

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What Will the Supreme Court do to Medicaid?

By now, just about everyone knows that the Supreme Court is reviewing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Court is spending three days – an eternity by normal argument-length standards – considering the finer points of what exactly constitutes a tax, how a tax differs from a penalty, and the finer points of […]

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Why is a Jenny Craig Exec Speaking at a Girls’ Schools Conference?

The Alliance of Girls’ Schools will hold its biennial staff conference this May in Melbourne, Australia. The organization has 140 member schools in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa, all of whom have been invited to come together to explore the conference theme, “Images of a Girl: Diversity, Dilemmas and Future Possibilities.” Slated to […]

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Self-Image Lessons from a 13-Year-Old Girl

May had just entered her teenage years. She was a chatterbox who loved horses, George Strait, and Rice Krispie treats. May and her mom were appalled that I didn’t know any George Strait songs. They couldn’t believe I’d never slid my feet into cowboy boots or  ridden a horse bareback. I was amazed they had […]

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