Tiffany Thomas

Writer. Multi-tasker. Wine drinker. I believe in the healing powers of a Golden Girls marathon, the Tao of Douglas Adams, and the unparalleled excellence of East Carolina barbecue. You can find me in the good part of Alabama, but I'm really from Baltimore... or North Carolina. Tweet me.

Parents Rejoice, McDonalds Is Making Happy Meals Healthier

By 2022, McDonald’s Happy Meals will be a much healthier option for kids — with an average of 20 percent fewer calories, and less salt and sugar than those sold today, according to an announcement released by the fast food chain on Thursday. But to g…
By Tiffany Thomas

Single Dads Are More Likely To Die Early, & We Need To Do More To Stop It

Single parenthood is on the rise in the United States, according to census data. But when it comes to understanding the strain that single parenthood can have on health and mental health, we tend to focus on what happens to single moms. A new study f…
By Tiffany Thomas

This Mom Of 2 Died From The Flu For The Most Upsetting Reason

It seems like every day brings fresh headlines of the incredible severity of this flu season. The newest surveillance data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the flu is killing as many as 4,000 people each week. But the worst …
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Mike Pence Tweets Support To Olympian Adam Rippon, & The Internet Is Calling BS

Vice President Mike Pence may have forgotten some of the hostile and harmful actions that he’s taken against the LGBT community over the years, but the internet certainly hasn’t. On Wednesday, the vice president went online to voice support for U.S. …
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Chrissy Teigen Called Out John Legend For The Most Relatable Relationship Problem Ever

The most romantic holiday of the year is right around the corner, and it probably feels like perfect, happy couples are everywhere. But love isn’t all hearts and candy, as anyone who’s been with their soulmate for longer than a few minutes will admit…
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Study: Drinking Two Glasses Of Wine A Day Is Good For Your Mind — Here's Why

There’s more scientific proof that a daily drink or two isn't necessarily a bad thing and could have a place in an overall healthy lifestyle. A new study out of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in New York found that — in mice, at le…
By Tiffany Thomas

Here's What Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime Set List Might Look Like

This Sunday is kind of a big deal, you guys. And no, I’m not talking about the face-off between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots — although the chance that Tom Brady could end the day with his sixth Super Bowl win is huge, I’ll ad…
By Tiffany Thomas

Severe Morning Sickness Could Actually Make Women Suicidal, Study Finds

This week, British researchers published new findings on the impact of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) — an extreme form of morning sickness — on women’s mental health. The condition can cause extreme and uncontrollable bouts of nausea and vomiting, acco…
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CDC: Flu-Related Child Deaths Could Rise — Here's What Parents Need To Know

An increasing number of people are heading into clinics and emergency rooms complaining of flu-like symptoms, making this flu season one of the worst in the past decade, health officials told CBS News this week. According to the Centers for Disease C…
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Study: Birth Control May Help Prevent Some Types Of Cancer In Women

Nearly all women who have sex will use some form of birth control in their lives, and four out of five will choose the birth control pill, according to the Guttmacher Institute. But the longer a woman takes the pill, the more life-saving protection s…
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Here’s Proof The 'March For Life' Doesn’t Actually Care About Kids' Lives

On Friday, thousands of anti-abortion protesters will convene at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to attend the nation’s largest annual event for pro-lifers: the March for Life. According to Vox, the event has been held each year since 1974 (the…
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Many Women Aren't Checking Their Breasts For Cancer Due To This Worrisome Reason

Some one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives, making it the most common cancer diagnosis in women, according to the National Cancer Institute. And early detection and treatment have be…
By Tiffany Thomas

Prenatal Vitamins Might Be Even More Important For This Reason, New Study Finds

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States, affecting some 1 in 68 children each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Questions over what causes autism and why diagnoses h…
By Tiffany Thomas

Here's How The Tax Bill Will Affect Families Of 2, 4, Or 6

Last week, Republicans in Congress delivered the first major legislative victory for President Trump since he entered office almost a year ago. The House and Senate rushed through a massive tax overhaul despite low approval ratings from most of the p…
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People Are Blaming Khloé Kardashian For Tristan Thompson's Past, & It's So Problematic

In an Instagram post Wednesday, reality star Khloe Kardashian finally confirmed the rumors that she’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson. Since many fans have been waiting months — literally months — for Kardashian to spill th…
By Tiffany Thomas

These Parents' Warning About Their Baby's Accident With A Jingle Bell Is A Must-Read

On a normal day, being the parent of a toddler means living in a state of constant vigilance. It seems like you’re always on the lookout for sharp edges, tiny objects, and basically anything that can (or could) pose a danger to your little one. But b…
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How To *Actually* Support Women Of Color After Alabama's Election

Since the historic upset in Alabama’s special election for Senate this week, the internet has been ablaze with people who suddenly realized that black female voters wield enormous political power and were (once again) the driving force for the Democr…
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The “Man Flu” Might Actually Be Real, According To Science

The idea of the “man flu” is a trope that gets plenty of action this time of year. Most of us have heard of it or have seen some real-examples: a man and a woman both get hit with an incredibly nasty cold or flu virus. The woman may take medication o…
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Spike In Gun Sales After Sandy Hook Meant More Accidental Deaths, Too

This week marks the five year anniversary of one of the most devastating mass shootings in modern history. On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and went on a shooting spree, killing 20 children and s…
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This Mom Was Charged $1,800 For Her 5-Year-Old’s Ear Piercings, & WTF

When it comes to the debate about health reform, the conversation usually hinges on how to make sure people have access to adequate, affordable health insurance coverage. The bigger question of why healthcare is so expensive in the first place usuall…
By Tiffany Thomas