Young Filmmaker Takes On Controversial Mandated School BMI Testing In Powerful Documentary

February 27, 2017 by

As a way to address obesity among American youth, lawmakers in dozens of states have passed mandates forcing schools to perform Body Mass Index (BMI) tests on students.  Following these tests, notification letters (also called ‘Fat Letters’ by students) are being sent to kids whose body mass ... [Read More]

Stories From The Heart: Nothing Could Slow Down Lilian Tsi Stielstra… Until Her Stroke

February 24, 2017 by

By American Heart Association News - Lilian Tsi Stielstra was a couch potato. But at age 46, that changed. Waking on a Saturday in 2010 in her San Francisco home, she recalls feeling tired. She brushed it off as stress from her demanding bank sales job. Walking up the stairs, ... [Read More]

Knitted Knockers: Bra Inserts Handmade With Love By Volunteer Knitters For Breast Cancer Survivors

February 14, 2017 by

Barbara Demorest had been healthy her whole life, so she was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Unfortunately, her biggest fear - having a mastectomy - became part of her new reality. Due to complications, immediate reconstruction was not an option. She thought about a breast prosthetic ... [Read More]

Stories From The Heart: Nearly Two Decades Later, Heart Attack Survivor Learns What Killed Her Sister

February 3, 2017 by

By American Heart Association News - Eve Walker was 12 when her 16-year-old sister Louise collapsed at a party and died on the dance floor. Sixteen years later, in 2002, Walker had a heart attack. She’d been having shortness of breath and dull chest pains for several days. ... [Read More]

“I’m Still Here”… At Age 52 Kim Ovard Shares What It’s Like To Live With Dementia

November 17, 2016 by

Kim Ovard, 52, is a former animal control officer who currently runs a highly successful animal rescue, is a comic book writer who is a frequent guest, along with her famous bull terrier named Tugg, at comic cons across the country, helps children by producing and presenting anti-bullying and self esteem programs in schools, ... [Read More]

Tamsen Butler: Air Force Veteran, Fitness Guru and Stroke Survivor. Her Incredible Story…

October 27, 2016 by

Tamsen Butler, a 41-year-old author, Air Force veteran, fitness guru, mother of two and wife, was putting away groceries with her children on July 22, 2015, when she felt an odd sensation, “like something had shifted in my head,” she remembered. Something felt funny in her right eye, too. ... [Read More]

Period Board Game For Girls Might Help Guy Who Thinks Women Menstruate From Our Bladders

October 18, 2016 by

Nineteen year old Brit and "avid meninst" Ryan Williams is not pleased with the stop the tampon tax movement in his homeland, and has no problem saying so. When he learned that the tax was being axed, the numbnut ranted on social media saying that tampons are a "luxury item" ... [Read More]

20 Reasons Women Are Superior To Men… According To A 1971 Virginia Slims Ad

October 18, 2016 by

In 1971, this ad from cigarette brand Virginia Slims told women they were superior to men. That's right... superior. And how did they go about selling said superiority? With a list of 20 biological 'advantages,' which range from the obscure to the downright laughable, unless, of course, you actually believe that a lesser inclination to "defective tooth enamel" gives our ... [Read More]

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