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.
Recent Articles

These Photos Of The Student Walk-Out Prove Teens Won't Be Silenced

Last week, a gunman opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killing at least 17 people and injuring dozens of others, according to police officials. The fatal mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has left parents, students…
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Jim Bob Duggar Has A 50-Page Courtship Questionnaire For His Daughters' Suitors

It's well-known that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar take courtship seriously. The stars of TLC's hit reality show Counting On have strict, conservative beliefs that inform their views on relationships. And that means each of the Duggar children — in par…
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A Woman Was Reportedly Kicked Off Her Flight For Period Pains, & People Are Pissed

Periods: They suck. Every month, a person who menstruates has their insides torn apart in order to shed some old uterine lining that doesn't want to stick around. There are cramps and constipation and irritability and all kinds of stuff all of us who…
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Lindsey Vonn's Response To Trump Trolls After Her Olympic Loss Proves Why She's A Champion No Matter What

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn faced an onslaught of nasty tweets over the weekend after she failed to medal in her first event of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Most of the hateful comments referenced remarks Vonn made in December about President Donald Trum…
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There's A Fund For The Parkland Boy Who Held The Door Shut To Protect His Classmates

On Wednesday afternoon, a shooter opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killing at least 17 people and injuring dozens of others, according to officials. The deadly incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has left parents, stude…
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Millie Bobby Brown Got The *Cutest* Birthday Message From Her Boyfriend, & The Internet Can't Handle It

Before all the kids, jobs, and responsibilities, there was puppy love—sweet, innocent, carefree puppy love. I grew up in the 1990s, so when two teens wanted to declare their undying adoration for each other, they exchanged notes in class or carved th…
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This Viral Twitter Thread By A Congressional Candidate About Being A Working Mom Is On Point

Call me Captain Obvious, but being a working mother is difficult. And not because I care for a wild toddler while also busting out article after article. No, being a working mother is hard because of the suppositions placed on me, but not his father.…
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Are Lindsey Vonn & Shaun White Friends? The Olympians Have Some History

If you don't know this already, Lindsey Vonn is bad ass. During the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the three-time Olympian became the first American to win Olympic gold in downhill skiing. And before entering the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South K…
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Soda Might Hurt Your Fertility, Study Says, & Here's What You Can Do

Who doesn't love sugary drinks? I stopped drinking soda years ago, but I still love gulping down those fancy Starbucks coffee beverages. I don't have a big sweet tooth, but I am a sucker for sugar-sweetened beverages every now-and-then. Turns out, th…
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Vanessa Trump Was Reportedly Rushed To The Hospital After Opening A Mysterious Package

The Trump family faced a medical scare Monday afternoon when Donald Trump Jr.'s wife had to be taken to the hospital. What happened to Vanessa Trump? President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law was sent to the emergency room as a precaution after openin…
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Polly Pockets Are Officially Coming Back, & Goodbye, Bank Account

Last month, I reported that some people have made bank off of selling vintage Polly Pocket toys on eBay. At the time, I lamented the fact that I no longer owned any of my Polly Pockets — those miniature compact toys from the 1980s and 1990s that ever…
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​Study: Being Bullied By Siblings Could Seriously Affect Your Kid's Mental Health

A large body of research already shows that bullying has long-term health consequences. Kids who are bullied have higher rates of mental illness, physical health problems, and poor school performance. But parents with more than one child may need to …
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Aaron & Lauren Paul Welcome Their First Child With The Sweetest Photo Announcement Ever

Shortly after I gave birth, I made a clear decision to never have another kid again. I realized I am a one-kid kind of mama, and that was totally OK. But sometimes, when I see photos of too-cute-for-their-own-good newborns, baby fever hits me hard. S…
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Trump Says He Hopes Rob Porter Has A “Great Career,” & Twitter Is So Pissed

On Wednesday, Rob Porter, a senior White House aide, resigned abruptly amid allegations of domestic violence from two former wives that surfaced Tuesday, according to CNN. In a press conference addressing the resignation, President Donald Trump said …
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These Kim Jong-Un & Donald Trump Impersonators Tried To Crash The Opening Ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway! Olympic athletes, coaches, world leaders, entertainers, members of the media, and sports fans came together Friday to celebrate the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. I…
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Who Is Lighting The Torch At The Opening Ceremony? Their Identity Is Being Hidden

In just a few days, the Olympic flame will make its way to PyeongChang, South Korea for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Thousands of runners will carry the Olympic torch through nine provinces and eight major cities on the Korean pe…
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Did Katie Couric Know About Matt Lauer? The 'Today Show' Hosts Worked Together For 15 Years

In just two days, the 2018 Winter Olympics will get underway in PyeongChang, South Korea. NBC will broadcast the Olympic Games in the United States, with Katie Couric serving as co-host for the opening ceremony. Couric's return to NBC comes more than…
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What Does Kendra Duggar Do? The 'Counting On' Star Is Expecting Her First Child

Joseph and Kendra Duggar, stars of TLC's hit series, Counting On, will grow by one more this year. The newlyweds, who married in September, announced they're expecting their first child together later this year, according to People. There's no doubt …
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Here's What You Need To Know About The Viral “Scooby Doo Papa” Dance

There have been dozens of dance crazes that have taken over households through the decades. The 1920s saw the jitterbug and the Charleston. The 1960s had the "Mashed Potato," and the twist. And who can forget about the "Macarena," which came to defin…
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This Theory On Kylie Jenner's Daughter's Name Considers Every Clue We Know, & I'm Here For It

Even after months of speculation, no one saw it coming: On Sunday, Kylie Jenner simultaneously confirmed her pregnancy and announced the birth of her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott, according to E! News. Of course, the internet went wild aft…
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