Stop us if you've heard this one: Having an orgasm can help you get pregnant.
Unfortunately, the veracity of this rumor has long been suspect. Lacking concrete evidence, doctors have typically…considered it a dubious claim, many cheerfully suggesting, "It definitely can't hurt!" But, well, let's just say that science is awesome. And luckily for us gals, a new study suggests that the orgasm/conception connection might be more than just an old wives' tale. While writing his upcoming book Tulips at Midnight: Exploring the latest Research into… >> Read More
In a series of three tweets Thursday afternoon, journalist Yair Rosenberg noted: "An Ethiopian-Israeli mother of 3 quite possibly prevented a war between Israel and Gaza yesterday. Her name is Miri…Tamano, and here is how it happened." Rosenberg was referring to a Gaza rocket attack in Beersheba on Wednesday morning, which completely destroyed Tamano's home. When Code Red sirens sounded in southern Israel, Tamano quickly grabbed her three young sons and took them into the shelter. She told reporters, "I thought it was dream. When I… >> Read More
Meghan Markle's first solo project as a royal made a maor statement: The Duchess of Sussex published a cookbook, containing 50 recipes from survivors of London's 2017 Grenfell Tower fire — which…claimed the lives of 72 residents of the public housing block. The cookbook, Together: Our Community Kitchen, officially launched today, with Markle joined by her mom and Prince Harry. Markle gave a speech where she said, “This is more than a cookbook, and what I mean by that is the power of food is more… >> Read More
On Sunday night, New York Magazine published a profile of Soon-Yi Previn. Soon-Yi, the daughter of Mia Farrow and wife of Woody Allen, had been largely silent on the accusations of abuse that…swirled around her. For the first time, the profile promised, the 47-year-old, who married her mom's boyfriend when she was 27, would speak out. There's a lot to unpack in the piece. For starters, there are accusations of abuse against Soon-Yi's mother, Mia Farrow. There's Woody Allen, sticking to the stories that he's said for the… >> Read More
Maurice Sendak’s short story, Pierre, is the kids’ book that haunted me the most throughout my life.
In this story, the little boy, Pierre, will only say three words — “I don’t care”…— no matter what options or choices are presented to him. Whenever his parents ask him to do something, or try to give to him something — whether they are offering him breakfast, or inviting him to go to town with them — he only says, “I don’t care.” And finally, when a hungry lion comes… >> Read More