Rupali Srivastava

New York-based journalist covering breaking news and women's issues. Recovering coffee addict.

When Is Inauguration Day? It's Not Until January 2017

We knew the day would come. Beloved President Barack Obama has to go. He'll retire to another home in Washington, D.C., kick it with Michelle, play ball with Joe, and probably continue to lovably embarrass his daughters, all while remaining The…
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When Will California's Election Results Be In? The East Coast Won't Be Up Late

Many of us are eager to see this election come to an end. With every media bombshell we've seen in recent weeks concerning Hillary Clinton's emails or Donald Trump's ties to Russia, the end of the election has felt closer, and yet, somehow, further…
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8 Things Hillary Clinton Has Done For Women, According To Her Emails

We've heard a lot about all the "horrible" things buried deep in Hillary Clinton's private email server. According to many people who haven't thoroughly perused the WikiLeaks database, Clinton is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad politician…
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Can You Text Your Vote? Trump Supporters Are Trying To Trick Clinton Supporters

Donald Trump likes to talk about a system that's rigged against him. In recent weeks, as a Trump loss becomes more realistic, the candidate has touted myths about voter fraud, simultaneously played the victim and winner, repeated that he wouldn't…
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More Middle Schoolers Are Dying From Suicide Than Car Crashes, & It's A Serious Message

In recent years, mental health has become much more discussed among students of all ages. But it's clear that we aren't doing enough to address and prevent mental health and suicide in one particular age group. According to a federal report released…
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A Child Cancer Survivor Killed Herself Due To Bullying, & It Shows We Need A Better System

Adults can be supportive and loving towards each other all they want. But if they don't put effective systems in place to make sure their kids are doing the same, their behavior might as well be a waste. Adults need to make sure that their children…
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Photos Of The Grand Central Standing Rock Protesters Show An Impassioned Group

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have spread far beyond North Dakota and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Now, protesters across the country are joining in to show solidarity with the Native Americans fighting for their land. Standing Rock…
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Millennial Parents' Abortion Views Paint A Complex Picture

As it turns out, millennials are not all the same. We don't all live in our parents' houses, burn the American flag at parties, or make iPhone apps in our free time. We also don't all have the same views on a lot of social issues. Take abortion, for…
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Could The FBI’s New Clinton Email Investigation Affect The Election? It Doesn't Look Good

It looks like one grueling investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails was not enough. Her battles aren't over. According to Business Insider, the FBI will reopen its investigation into Clinton's emails after learning of more information that may be…
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Sharing Photos Of Your Kids Online Could Be Invading Their Privacy, Researchers Say

Social media is the perfect place to share all the important and great parts of our lives. It's much easier to snap a picture and upload it to Facebook for loved ones to see than to individually text it to each person we'd like to share the picture…
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The Side Effects Of Male Birth Control Stopping Drug Trials Reveals A Disturbing Sexism

Many of us women who have been on the birth control pill have felt the side effects: rapid weight gain, moodiness, depression, nausea, and so much more. And yet, even with all of these side effects well documented, women are given few options in…
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How Many Late-Term Abortions Are Performed Each Year? They're As Rare As Fatal Snake Bites

Donald Trump and the GOP like to tout myths about abortion, including that women can end their pregnancies whenever and for whatever reason they like, and that fetuses can be "harvested" and sold in parts. These are falsehoods that harm women and…
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What Is CMV? Pregnant Women Should Really Know About This Virus

Pregnant women are warned of all kinds of possible risks and hazards: sushi, deli meats, smoking, alcohol, sleep aids, vigorous exercise, the Zika virus, and more. But there's one risk that some mothers wish they had been informed of about when they…
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Football Can Cause Brain Damage In Kids Under 14, & Here’s The Crucial Info For Parents

For years, concussions have been feared in football — and for good reason. The collisions, tackles, and falls that cause concussions can result in brain damage that affects memory, concentration, and overall health. But a new study reveals that head…
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Does Farrah Abraham Want More Kids? She Used To, But Maybe Not Anymore

Farrah Abraham is mostly known for being a teenage mother to one child: a now 7-year-old girl who has lived a highly publicized life. Abraham and daughter Sophia have been in the public eye since, well, before Sophia was born, according to Radar…
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The Clinton Ad Featuring Khizr Khan Makes Us Wonder What Trump's America Would Look Like

In August, GOP nominee Donald Trump came under fire for making light of a supporter giving him his Purple Heart. "I always wanted to get the Purple Heart," he said. "This was much easier.” Among veterans and military families who criticized Trump in…
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Facebook Censored A Breast Cancer Awareness Video, & The Reason Why Is Really Silly

In case you haven’t heard, it’s breast cancer awareness month. That means fundraising events and educational videos all over your news feed. Apparently, the latter is not acceptable by Facebook’s standards. According to the Guardian, the social…
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Who Is Behind The Internet Attack Causing Outages Across The East Coast?

If you noticed your internet being really slow or laggy Friday morning, you are not alone. Internet infrastructure provider Dyn said there was an “ongoing disruption” that was causing internet outages across the East Coast, according to the…
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How Trump's Conspiracy Theories Affect Children, According To Experts

We need a new category for unsafe content: NSFC. Not safe for children. And we need to apply it to a lot of what one of the current presidential candidates has said. In the past, Donald Trump has cursed during a speech, bragged about sexual assault…
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Who Is Mark Billingham? The Bodyguard Claims He "Fathered" Brangelina's Kids

Since the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's split, many have wondered what will happen to the couple's six kids. Will they stay with mom, or with dad, or some combination of the two? Or could a third person have parenting rights as well? Enter…
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