14-year-old me is never going to believe this.
For Black women, the health risks increase linearly with age at birth. Why wait?
Giving poor people money -- or in-kind benefits -- to help them survive is not a solution to poverty, it's a treatment for poverty. If we had more decency we'd do more of it.
Girls are held to a higher beauty standard and feel the pressure to get their teeth straightened. This subjects them to needless medical procedures and reinforces the over-valuing of appearance.
Birth complications are somewhere between a hangover and a nuclear meltdown. What do we do to prevent them?
Giving away healthcare has a lot of costs, but figuring out who to deny shouldn't be one of them.
Killing time before the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare is announced.
Economic insecurity in a snapshot.
Which came first, the closed nursing home or the doubled-up household?