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Who Gets to Decide the Fate of Embryos? A Missouri Bill Tries to Answer the Difficult Question

Last year, Sophia Vergara’s former fiancé, Nick Loeb, garnered media attention (including a controversial opinion piece in the New York Times) when he sued the actress over two embryos the couple had fertilized during their relationship. The lawsuit, which was not particularly unusual, but notable because it involved…

The Surprising Things No One Tells You About Childbirth

As much as you might prepare for the birth of your child, chances are something unexpected will happen. Some moms have had glorious orgasms giving birth, while others’ experiences were more torturous. From uncontrollable poops to the need for new shoes, here are the gritty “secrets” about childbirth you might not have…

Can I Dress As Darth Vader At A 5-Year-Old's Birthday Party Without Terrifying Everyone? 

My son’s birthday party is tomorrow. He’s turning five. I’m supposed to dress like Darth Vader and surprise all the kids, because “Darth Vader likes birthdays, and is nice to people when it’s their birthday.” As you can see, we bought a mask and a cape and a shirt and a lightsaber and everything; this party has gotten…

It's a Lot More Fun to Play Make-Believe With Your Kids If You're Slightly High on Weed 

I’ll never forget a dad I saw one of the first times I ever took my toddler to a playground. As I nervously followed my son around, this dad and his daughter—she must have been around six—were engaged in a completely immersive game of make-believe. They were running around, hiding behind stuff, shouting code words and…

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Anti-Vaxx Couple Allegedly Allowed Toddler to Die of Meningitis By Treating Him Themselves

Canadian couple David and Collet Stephan have pleaded not guilty to charges that they “failed to provide the necessities for life” to their 19-month-old Ezekiel, who died of untreated meningitis four years ago. According to the CBC, prosecutors have claimed that the couple attempted to treat their son with home…