One CareFirst rep we actually managed to reach explained we had maxed out...– Being denied health insurance coverage for maternity care. Sarah Wildman got $22,000 in medical bills for giving birth, even though she had health insurance AND it included maternity coverage. Oh just another reason to be glad the ACA passed. (via motherjones)
huffingtonpost: Both CNN and Fox News incorrectly reported that the court had shot down Obamacare, with CNN providing a full seven minutes of on-air analysis before realizing their error. To Jon Stewart’s mind, the collective flub is just the product of media outlets focusing too much on being “today’s grand champion of news-firstiness” instead of, you know, getting the facts right. So on...
jtotheizzoe: The Evolution of the Book from Rock to Silicon The words of Douglas Adams (of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fame) narrate this story about the evolution of books from tablets of stone to tableaus on paper to tablet computers. Of course, being a very smart guy, Douglas Adams presciently predicted the rise of digital storytelling a more than a decade before the first real...
Newsweek: Hey, Ladies! Check out the Crucial... →
newsweek: Yesterday’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act was a “supreme win for women,” as our story by Jessica Arons, the director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress, helpfully explains. Here’s the deal: As of 2014, “gender rating”—where insurers can…
msnbc: From dogs barking a theme song from Star Wars to French acrobats dancing through a city, companies are doing what ever they can to get you from skipping television commercials. Here are the best of 2011.
Body-shaming is ubiquitous and abhorrent; it happens everywhere, to pretty much...– XOJane (via lavenderlabia)
saga-aggelos: BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL!
Europeans who get sick on vacation can take another one, Court Rules! “The...– Europeans Who Get Sick On Vacation Can Take Another One, Court Rules (via huffingtonpost)
Talking About Earth
Me: (telling my little cousin how the Earth was created) And that is how the Earth and the Moon were created.
Little Cousin: (staring shocked)
Mother-Figure: Don't you mean, God created Earth?
Me: What? No! That is sill-...yes....God....
During my misspent scientific youth in a chemistry department, I saw at close...– Science For Princesses | Story Collider Magazine