Josie Rhodes Cook

Activist. Progressive. Fangirl. Feminist. Lover of Pinback Buttons. Calamity's Child. Writer. Not one of the Pussycats (officially, anyway).
Recent Articles

Here's When Time The Royal Wedding Will Air In Pacific Time

Even if you're an American who is not in any way affected by a new member joining the British royal family, you're not alone if you're very interested in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming nuptials. And depending on where you live in the Unite…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Trump’s Planned Parenthood Funding Cuts Could Seriously Endanger Moms & Pregnant Women

Under a new Trump administration rule, clinics that provide abortions — or clinics that refer patients to places that do so — would lose federal funding, according to at least three administration officials. The move seems to specifically target Plan…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Chrissy Teigen Returns To Twitter With New, Adorable Details About Baby No. 2

Model Chrissy Teigen, also known as the queen of the internet, announced late Wednesday that her son had finally arrived. And on Friday, Chrissy Teigen tweeted about her son for the first time since his birth, and revealed some super cute details abo…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

5 Relationship Tips From The Duggars, From Courtship To Marriage

The Duggars are known for doing things a little differently when it comes to relationships. The famous family from the TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting, and later Counting On, is made up of a variety of bonds, from married couples, siblings, p…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Kids Are Taking Fewer Antibiotics, But More ADHD & Asthma Meds, & Here's Why

Compared to past years, kids and adolescents are taking fewer antibiotics, according to a new study. But they are taking more of certain kinds of medications, such as treatments for asthma, contraception, and medication for attention-deficit and hype…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

The Air You’re Breathing While Pregnant Could Affect Your Baby’s Blood Pressure, Study Finds

A new study claims women who breathe polluted air while pregnant may be more likely to have kids with a pretty significant health issue. The study found that the air you're breathing during pregnancy could affect your baby's blood pressure. In the st…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Whether Or Not She Would Ever Use A Surrogate Again

Kim Kardashian West may be one of the most famous faces when it comes to surrogacy, and she's not afraid to speak up about her experience with it. Kardashian spoke out about whether she'll have another child via surrogate on Friday, and I have to say…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

These Major Grocery Chains Are Recalling Their Eggs, So Check Your Fridge ASAP

In the latest in unfortunate food safety news, several stores are recalling eggs over a salmonella outbreak, which I kind of wish I had known before I made breakfast on Friday. So far, 35 people have reportedly gotten sick in nine different states, s…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

First-Trimester Bleeding Could Affect Your Baby's Birthweight, New Study Says

Some bleeding during pregnancy is pretty common, as much as it might seem a little scary. But a new study recently found that first-trimester bleeding is linked to lower birth weights in newborns, and that might sound alarming to expectant parents. B…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Here's Who Has The Most Difficulty Breastfeeding In The U.S.

There is still a lot of stigma surrounding breastfeeding in the United States. Some parents also have more difficulty breastfeeding in the U.S. than others, and the disparities are frankly glaring, and deeply unfortunate. Every parent should feel lik…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Here's The Incredible Venue For The Royal Wedding

It's the final countdown, fans of the British royal family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is in just nine days — we are in the single digits now, people. With so little time left, you've got to be sure you're totally and completely prepare…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

This Kid Wrote A Groot Resume For School, & It's Seriously Brilliant

As every teacher knows, there's usually a class clown in every classroom. And that was proven especially true recently in Jeffrey Scott Davis' class, when he told his students to choose any Marvel character and write a resume and cover letter from th…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

You Might Want To Cut Back On Fast Food If You're Trying To Get Pregnant, New Study Finds

You might want to skip the fries if you're trying to get pregnant. A new study has suggested that eating too much fast food could make it harder to get pregnant, so too many late night trips for burgers may not be the best plan if you're trying to ha…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Is Meghan Markle’s Father Going To The Royal Wedding? Here's What We Know

Fans of the royal family — and of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as a couple — only have a few shorts weeks left to wait before the two tie the knot in what is sure to be a fantasy royal wedding. As more details about the event emerge, questions stil…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Facebook Might Launch A Dating Feature, & Twitter Has Some *Feelings* About It

Just in case you didn't already have enough options when it comes to online dating, the word out of the annual F8 developer conference in California is that Facebook might launch a dating feature. And you'd better believe people on Twitter have some …
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Here's What We Know About The The Royal Wedding's Potential Theme

We're now in the home stretch, people. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is this month, and it seems like every day, a little more information is released regarding what to expect on the big day. Since it's going to be such a monumental occasi…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Young People Are The Loneliest Generation In The US, Study Finds, & Here’s Why

Although you may often hear about how important it is to keep older generations engaged and to make sure older adults aren't lonely and isolated, as it turns out, younger people may actually be lonelier, at least in the United States. Young people ar…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

'The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 3’ Might Be OTW, & Fans Are Definitely Freaking Out

The Sisterhood isn't over yet, friends. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3 is probably going to happen — at some point — and fans are really freaking out over the news. That's right — Alexis Bledel told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Thursd…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Kim Kardashian Speaks Out About The Tristan Thompson Cheating Rumors For The First Time

It's no surprise that Khloé Kardashian's super loyal family members would be completely in her corner in the midst of recent rumors that her boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, was caught allegedly cheating on her while she was pregnant with their daughter.…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Autism Rates Are Increasing, Report Finds, But Not For The Reasons You Think

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that autism may be more common in children than we think — even more common than researchers believed even a few years ago. The report from the CDC says about 1 in 59 children in th…
By Josie Rhodes Cook