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    Pleasure In A Pill?

    Fourteen million American women struggle with a low sex drive, yet the FDA hasn’t approved any medications to help them. Is sexism the reason behind the delay—or is women’s sexuality just too complicated for a pill?

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    Can You Be Heavy and Healthy?

    Are BMI charts a load of BS? New research shows that good health may have nothing to do with your body mass index.

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    Saving The Smallest Hearts

    Virginia Sole-Smith thought her baby was perfectly healthy—until a routine doctor’s visit revealed a heart defect so severe it could have been fatal within hours. The screening test every parent needs to know about.

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    There's Nothing Mickey Mouse About These Mermaids

    At a venerable roadside attraction in the shadow of Disney World, an endangered species is practicing the old secrets of the deep.

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    Wonder Drug

    Birth control pills are prescribed for every female trouble known to, uh, man. While their benefits are undeniable, some are questioning the explosion in their use.

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  • Harpers "Pink Pyramid Scheme: How Mary Kay Preys on Desperate Housewives" by Virginia Sole-Smith, August 2012

    The Pink Pyramid

    How Mary Kay Cosmetics sells $3 billion per year worth of lipstick, girl power and false promises that you can "have it all."

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From the Blog

Pleasure in a Pill? [Marie Claire, December 2014]

As a journalist, you always try to go into a story unbiased — but the truth is, we all of us have biases, almost all of the time. It's unavoidable. You've got some kind of back story that brings you to the subject and that informs how you choose your sources, the questions you ask them, and how you write the piece. Of course, if you're good at your job, you play devil's advocate with yourself the ...

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