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News in Asia

Here in the U.S., we are coming to the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and a week that has brought us the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the ensuing protests that clashed with the capitalist idea of the start of the Christmas shopping season. That news and commentary have been covered here and here by the […]

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Friday News Bites: HIV Treatment Advances, Obituaries + More

This past week, several notable people have passed away, but we’ve also got some bright spots in the world of medicine and music to share. Let’s get to it.

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Friday News Bites: Rogue Cows, Racial Bias, and More

Today’s newsy roundup inspires a lot of, “WTF is wrong with you?” commentary, but I’ve got some good news, too. Come, gather ’round; let’s talk about what’s happening in the world.

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Science

Science News: 7/26/13

So much science news, so little time! The last three weeks have brought us a lot of cool stories about space, dinosaurs, and the rest of the scientific world. Plus, there’s a special treat at the end for my fellow Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan lovers.

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Sex

Protect Yourself, Before You Wreck Yourself: Safe Oral Sex

Q. My boyfriend and I haven’t had sex, but we have done oral. I was talking to a friend recently about a female condom she had gotten as a joke-gift and I commented that it seemed like it would less effective and she said that it would be good for oral probably. I was surprised. You […]

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Good News: Circumcision, Cease-Fires, City Transit, and More

The World Health Organization approved a nonsurgical circumcision device for adult males, which involves a rubber band. The New York Times explains that “For a heterosexual man in countries where AIDS is common, being circumcised lowers the chance of getting infected by about 60 percent.” For more about circumcision and HIV risk, click here.

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Science

Science News: 4/23/13

News in the real world has been pretty terrible recently; mercifully, science has brought us some things to smile about. Mars probably isn’t gonna get smacked by a comet after all, wet washcloths do interesting things in space, and it’s ok to have the occasional drink when you’re pregnant!

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Science

Science News: 3/12/13

Welcome to this week’s installment of science news. We’ve got SpaceX, comets, Arctic camels, Neanderthal-killing bunnies, and more!

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News

Mid-week News: We Didn’t Start The Fire

Bless my heart, kittens, you are back. Was last week that good? Did you forget about what the news deal usually is about? Or are you just gluttons for punishment? Dirty, dirty, kittens!

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News in Africa: 12/06/2012

It’s another week, and Africa’s been hopping. From conflict development to genomes to billionaires, there’s a bunch to cover, so let’s dive right in, shall we?

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Sex

Implanon Not Getting Pregnant: Period Sex And Birth Control

Q. I have been on the Implanon birth control and want to know, is it safe to have sex during a period while being on Implanon?

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News in Africa: 11/01/2012

In this week’s highlight of African news, I’m going to start off with the bad news and end with the good, because then you can dwell on the positives instead of the negatives. Here we go!

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Books

Tales from the Ledge: The Name of the Game is Regression

This has been a very weird summer, rife with uncertainty. More and more, I’ve turned to my chief coping mechanisms: writing and reading. I gravitate toward YA and romance when times get tough, and that’s definitely been true these past few months. After work, when I’m not at dance class or listening to a light rock […]

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News Appetizers: HIV drug close to approval, Florida is a hypocrite

Monday, Monday, Monday! It’s Monday. And there’s a ton of news out there, so I’ve grabbed the most important bits and brought it to your table. Enjoy!

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The Frisky Feminist

Honey, We’ve Got A Leak: Anal Sex And Its Friendly Fluids

Hello chickadees! I’m self-welcoming myself as one of the newest contributors to Persephone’s ever loving (in all the right ways) sex advice column. Like a moth to the flame, I’ve really enjoyed reading the best and brightest advice that the Frisky Feminist has offered and now I say with great pleasure (potentially the self-loving kind, […]