By Heart: The Path to Motherhood with Congenital Heart Disease

By Heart: The Path to Motherhood with Congenital Heart Disease

by Kimberly Rex When my sister, my cousin, and I were little girls, we didn’t just play house like other children.  We played “life.” We would begin in elementary school and move all the way through high school. There, we met the boyfriends we’d soon marry in pretend weddings. Stuffing pillows under our shirts, we’d walk with our tiny hands on our aching backs, until we gave birth to our Cabbage Patch preemies, cradling them in our arms and kissing…

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Marine Biologist Natalie Robson on Remote Pacific Island Living

Marine Biologist Natalie Robson on Remote Pacific Island Living

Lauren Jonik: As a marine biologist, you’ve spent the past 9 months living on The Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea and focusing on turtle conservation. How did your position come about? Natalie Robson: The owner of the Conflict Islands, Ian Gowrie-Smith, has always been conservation minded. When P&O Cruises first began visiting the Conflict Islands in July 2016, Ian decided that he needed to ensure the protection of the turtles and their nests during the cruise ship visits. During…

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The Quincy Quarries: Where History, Art and Nature Meet

The Quincy Quarries: Where History, Art and Nature Meet

by Meg Crane On the outskirts of Boston, in Quincy, Massachusetts, a local attraction fascinates with a rich combination of history, nature and art. Meg Crane is a freelance writer and editor. Having struggled with anxiety and depression her whole life, she helps other freelancers and creatives learn how to take care of their mental health while pursuing the work they love. Learn more at megjcrane.com.

Laughs From the Past: 5 Fun Historical Novels To Read Now

Laughs From the Past: 5 Fun Historical Novels To Read Now

by Greer Macallister Historical novels make for great reading, but to be honest? They can also be a bit of a downer. Some of the most popular novels set in the past are also some of the most depressing. It doesn’t mean they’re not worth reading – they are! – but when you’re finally kicking back in your beach chair, sipping something out of a coconut, you might not be in the mood for stories about wartime death and destruction,…

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Face Recognition and Privacy: What You Should Know

Face Recognition and Privacy: What You Should Know

by Lauren Jonik As technology continues to evolve and redefine our public and private lives, new questions arise about how best to use the tools at our disposal. Face recognition software has the potential to be incredibly useful for law enforcement, but if misused, it may have the power to become deeply problematic. The Perpetual Line-Up, a report by Clare Garvie, Jonathan Frankle and Alvaro Bedoya at Georgetown Law – Center on Privacy and Technology, investigates the use of face…

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