Abby Norman

Freelance writer and editor. I like science, ballroom dance and The X-Files. My dog's name is Whimsy.

I Have Endometriosis & I Am More Than My Fertility

The onset of my period over a decade ago came with a deep and inescapable awareness of my so-called “reproductive system.” That feels like a misnomer, as reproducing was never the reason for that awareness. If it weren’t for endometriosis and the…
By Abby Norman

Video Of Trump Pushing A PM At Nato Isn't Good

On Thursday, President Donald Trump continued his busy week of engagements with foreign leaders by appearing at his first North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting in Brussels. NATO, which is primarily concerned with peace-keeping and conflict…
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Dads Interact Differently With Daughters Than Sons

Whether it's the color they paint a baby's nursery, the clothing they pick out, the toys they buy, how they expect a child to behave, and even the name they choose, most parents would admit that when it comes to raising sons and daughters, the…
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How Parents' Tech Use Affects Kids' Behavior

Amidst today's continued technical boom, researchers have been interested in understanding how the near-constant use of tech could be affecting kids who are growing up in the middle of it. Children today are often exposed to technology long before…
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Divorce Doesn't Harm Kids’ Health

The decision to end a relationship is rarely an easy one, especially for couples that have children. While the decision might be what's best for everyone involved, that doesn't necessarily mean it's an easy one to make. The stress of a separation is…
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What Happens If The AHCA Doesn't Pass The Senate?

Since President Trump was elected and set out to make good on his campaign's promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) many Americans have likely been trying to remember what they learned in…
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How Long Will Ariana Grande’s Tour Be Suspended?

On Monday night, a terrorist attack in Manchester, England killed at least 22 people and injured more than 50, many of whom were children and young adults, according to the BBC. The attack occurred at a music venue where pop star Ariana Grande had…
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Updates On The Manchester Attack — Day 1

On Monday night, an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England killed at least 22 people, according to CNN. Britain's Prime Minster, Theresa May, as well as law enforcement, confirmed the incident was being investigated as an act…
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James Corden's Remarks About Manchester Were Heartbreaking

On Monday night, an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England injured 50 and killed at least 22 people. Updates on the tragedy Tuesday morning indicate that many of the victims were children and young adults, some of whom are…
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Was ISIS Behind The Manchester Attack?

Law enforcement are still investigating the attack in Manchester Monday night following an Ariana Grande concert. At least 22 are dead, more than 50 injured, and many more still missing. The attacker died at the scene, and another individual police…
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How Much More Does A C-Section Cost Than Vaginal Birth?

In the United States, the costs associated with having a baby are some of the highest anywhere in the world. While many parents spend the 40 weeks before their babies are born planning (with many starting earlier), things don't always go according…
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Does Solange Knowles Want More Kids?

On Sunday night Beyoncé posted some amazing photos from her "push party" (which is like a baby shower but not gals-only) on Instagram and, obviously, took the internet by storm. The world is anxiously waiting for her twins to make their first…
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“Adopted” Embryos Provide Yet Another Option To Some Couples

For people who have been unable to conceive, in vitro fertilization has been the near-magic that has allowed them to become parents. In two countries — the United States being one of them — parents also have the option of participating in a unique…
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Kids Younger Than 1 Shouldn't Drink Fruit Juice

Many parents are familiar with the struggle of kids who are picky about what they eat, but kids can also be pretty picky about what they drink. While one of the go-to beverages for tots has long been various fruit juices, new guidelines from the…
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Photos Of Zach & Tori Roloff With Their New Baby

Little People, Big World's Zach Roloff, 23, and his wife Tori became first time parents on May 12 with the birth of their son, Jackson. Earlier this week the couple shared additional photos on social media with fans, and gushed all about the…
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Kristen Bell's Airplane Diaper Hack Is Genius

Even celebrities know that traveling with kids requires a ton of planning. But even the best laid plans for a perfect trip aren't immune to occasional hiccups. Handling those unexpected moments can be tricky, especially 30,000 feet in the air. But…
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Chris Cornell's Family Says Death Was "Sudden and Unexpected"

The man behind one of the most influential '90s bands, and one of the most well-known grunge musicians of all time has died, according to reports Thursday morning. He was 52 years old. How did Chris Cornell die? The Soundgarden and Audioslave…
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Roger Ailes' Wife Releases Statement On Husband's Death

The former CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes, has died according to reports Thursday morning. He was 77. How did Roger Ailes die? According to a report from CNN, Ailes had been in a coma after falling at his home in Florida last week. On Thursday, Fox…
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Kids Should Get Outside 3 Hours Every Day

Today, kids have more ways to be entertained than ever before: there are all kinds of toys, gadgets, and gizmos that can keep tots occupied for hours on end. The more mobile-friendly of these past times can be played with just about anywhere: from a…
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How To Use Rewind Mode On Instagram

It hasn't even been a year since Instagram launched Stories to compete with Snapchat. The latest update to the app is the most Snapchat-inspired yet: Instagram announced on Tuesday that it would be rolling out new features and updates, including…
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