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“I am scared to go outside. I called the clinic and it’s just too expensive. I’m with family in my house and trying to keep this a secret. I just saw the news about Ohio and that scared me that I can’t get an abortion in time. Now, they did it in Texas. I don’t know what to do.”
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In 1935, Merle Oberon became the first biracial actress to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, an incredible achievement in then-segregated Hollywood -- except that nobody in Hollywood knew Oberon was biracial. Born in Bombay into abject poverty in 1911, Oberon's fate seemed sealed in her racist colonial society. But a series of events, lies, men, and an obsession with controlling her own image -- even if it meant bleaching her...
How far can you see?
More than 32 percent of the world’s population has myopia, or nearsightedness, according to a 2019 study in the Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science journal. The study predicts that by 2050, almost 60 percent of the global population will have some level of myopia, predominantly in developed countries.
The highest levels of myopia exist in urban Asian cities like Singapore, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China. Since 2000, however, cases have increased by almost 14 pe...
Evan McGonagill, 31, had a very different vision of her life.
She imagined that she’d be living in Philadelphia, where she was building a career in university library archives. She planned to climb the ladder in her field and then perhaps go to graduate school.
But a visit to her mother’s house in Boston changed all of that.
“[My mother] had always been the record keeper in the family. She had done everything with our finances,” said McGonagill. “But when I visited…I was knee-deep in papers i...
Did you know that you can get cancer under your toenail?
Manhattan podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal said her patients think they know all about it.
“If you have a pigment that runs through your nail like a color, you go to WebMD, you look up ‘dark pigment,’ and it will say it’s possibly a melanoma,” said Splichal in an interview with The Outline. “I have patients freaking out. Most of the time it’s just a pigment.”
A photo gallery on WebMD says that dark lines under the nail “should be investiga...
Originally developed to ward off pirates at sea, one powerful military-grade device has become a favorite tool for U.S. law enforcement. But with no supervision to speak of, these off-label uses are creating controversy and wreaking havoc on the health of those unlucky enough to be within earshot.
The LRAD (generally pronounced “L-rad,” short for Long Range Acoustic Device) is a brand-name targeted loudspeaker that sends clear announcements and warnings as far as 5,500 meters—about the width ...
Pro-choice groups have been decrying the end of Roe v. Wade for decades. Some of them were called “hysterical” for defending a federal law that was supposedly rock-solid.
“People in the abortion-rights movement have been talking about the end of Roe v. Wade since Roe v. Wade,” says Amanda Reyes, founder of the Yellowhammer Fund, the only official abortion fund in Alabama. “What we were told immediately after was: We need to be vigilant.”
This week, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court ruling faces...
I’ve often gazed at the giant cathedrals in New York and thought: shouldn’t churches become housing or hospitals instead of vast, hollowed-out mansions? Shouldn’t they stop bleeding money from their congregants, whose cash would be better spent on our public schools?
The LGBTQ community is making record strides in the workplace and in leadership roles, however, there is still a long way to go before we achieve true equality.
I got sober-shamed in a few restaurants, so I wrote an op-ed for Eater.
I wrote the 3-part advertisement for Capital One in this episode. Stay tuned for more!
I was a very privileged teenager. Not because my family was loaded, but because I had gorgeous goddamned skin. My God, did it sparkle.