Annamarya Scaccia

Annamarya Scaccia is an award-winning freelance journalist who reports on public health and social justice issues. Like any native New Yorker, Annamarya drinks too much coffee and has strong opinions about the Yankees. She now lives in Austin, Texas with her young son.

If Your Toddler Likes To Touch Everything In Sight, Kristen Bell Has Some Simple Advice For You

My toddler loves to touch everything — and I mean everything. The words "please put that down" escapes my mouth at least a dozen times a day. OK, that's an exaggeration, but I often find myself on edge because my son likes to get his hands on things…
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Hilary Duff Is Hoping This Legendary Salad Will Induce Labor With Baby No. 2

I gave birth to my son a week late. He decided he wasn't ready to make his appearance on his due date... or the day after, or the day after that. So my doctor decided the best course of action would be to speed labor along — because, let's be…
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Important Question: Will Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Royal Baby Be American?

So far, October has been one exciting month for the British royal family. First, Princess Eugenie married her longtime love, Jack Brooksbank, in the second royal wedding of the year. And now, Kensington Palace announced this week that Prince Harry…
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Cindy Shank Is About To Come A Household Name Thanks To HBO's 'The Sentence'

A hold-over from the Reagan-era War on Drugs, mandatory minimum sentences have been shown, through research, to be ineffective at curbing crime, and devastating to communities — particularly, those of color. No other documentary captures that impact…
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Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress Compared To Meghan Markle's Show Off Both Brides' Unique Style

This year has a been a busy one for royal weddings! First, in May, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex married Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and on Friday, his cousin, Princess Eugenie, wed her betrothed, drinks executive Jack Brooksbank. Both royal…
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These Photos From Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding Will Make Your Heart Flutter

After months of anticipation, it's finally here: The second royal wedding of the year! Princess Eugenie, youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson, Duchess of York, is marrying her long-time love, drinks executive…
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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Looked So Dapper & Happy At Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding

The aisles of St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle have received a lot of foot traffic this year thanks to two royal weddings. First, in May, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, exchanged their vows in the church.…
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A Tiny Arrival May Keep Kate Middleton From Princess Eugenie's Wedding

Everyone loves a good (royal) love story, and in less than a week, Princess Eugenie will flip to the next chapter of her romantic book. Sarah Ferguson's youngest daughter will finally walk down the aisle at St. George Chapel at Windsor Castle to…
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What Does Jack Brooksbank Do For A Living? He's Connected To Hollywood

In just a week, Princess Eugenie will walk down the aisle of St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle to wed her longtime boyfriend. Of course, fans of the British Royal Family want to know everything about the queen's granddaughter and her betrothed…
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Carrie Underwood Shows Off Her Adorable Baby Bump On Instagram

On Tuesday night, the biggest and brightest names in music and entertainment will take over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the 2018 American Music Awards. But before those artists walk the red carpet, they're hard at work preparing for the…
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Yes, Trump Really Called Two Sexual Assault Survivors 'Paid Professionals'

Late Friday morning, the Senate narrowly voted to advance Brett Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court nomination to a final confirmation vote expected to take place on Saturday. But ahead of the procedural vote, President Donald Trump took to Twitter in…
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This Guy Narrated His Wife's Home Birth Like 'The Crocodile Hunter' & Her Death Stare Is Too Real

It should go without saying that giving birth is painful — like really painful. The contractions alone can cause such a seething pain that you may just see stars. But just because labor is painful, it doesn't mean the parents-to-be can't have a good…
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Study: Cutting Back On Your Kid's Screen Time May Improve Their Performance In School

Every parent knows that their child's digital habits can both help and hinder their development. After all, the benefits and drawbacks of technology have been documented in dozens of studies over the years. It's a lot to weigh as a mom, and now…
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Students This State, Including Preschoolers, Will Now Have Mandatory Have Mental Health Classes

It's fair to say that, in recent years, mental health awareness has improved dramatically. There are more public discussions about mental illness. There are more services available to most vulnerable populations. And there is more research being…
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Queen Elizabeth II Is Also The Queen Of Corgis

I have a cat. She's a tiny cat — a small, adorable domestic shorthair who is the embodiment of a side eye. Her name is Pointy, and she turns 14 years old in November. I love her dearly, but darn it, I want a corgi. Actually, I want a hoard of…
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U.S. Senate Votes To Advance Brett Kavanaugh Despite Dr. Ford's Testimony

If nothing else, these past few weeks have been an intense display in partisan politics at the expense of sexual survivors everywhere. And on Friday afternoon, that proved true more than ever before. That's because the Senate Judiciary Committee…
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Paying Attention To This One Breathing Change Could Save Your Baby's Life

Flu season is around the corner, which means every parent is on guard, waiting for the first sign of a sniffle or a cough. But those aren't the only symptoms adults need to be aware of: One mom is warning parents to also watch out for this one…
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Not Sure When To Feed Your Kid? Neither Are Most Parents, New Study Shows

Anyone who tells you feeding a baby is easy has never fed a baby. Not only do you have to contend with spit-up, you also have to deal with a picky palate (and let me tell you, that palate doesn't become any less picky as your kid ages *glares at my…
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Giuiana Rancic's Son Crashed Her Live TV Segment & Her Reaction Is So Relatable

As a work-from-home mom, my toddler is always interrupting me as I type away furiously at my keyboard for eight hours a day, if not more. Of course, he can't help it — he is, after all, only 3 years old and we spend our days in close quarters. But…
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Yes, Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost Are Still Dating

For the first-time ever, Saturday Night Live cast members Michael Che and Colin Jost will host the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, taking place on Monday, Sept. 17. Although most people remember the comedians from SNL's "Weekend Update," others may also…
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