The Optimist: How celebrity moms like Serena Williams and Cardi B are getting real

‘Growing up, we were the weird ones’: The wizarding, mermaiding, cosplaying haven of Epic Nerd Camp; Step one for befriending a goat: Smile
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Cardi B, Serena Williams, Pink: New celebrity moms are changing the game by getting real
Stars are speaking more candidly than ever before about the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth.
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‘Growing up, we were the weird ones’: The wizarding, mermaiding, cosplaying haven of Epic Nerd Camp
A lot of people claim to be nerds. These folks are the real deal. And this is the highlight of their year.
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Step one for befriending a goat: Smile
A new study finds that goats are surprisingly deft at differentiating human facial expressions — and they prefer happy ones.
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Utah woman’s same-sex partner of 50 years died. Then a judge declared them legally married.
Marriage was something the couple had hoped to do someday, Foerster said, but she had no idea it was still possible after her partner’s death.
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John McCain’s remarkable mother: At 106, Roberta McCain has outlived her son
On Friday, the senator’s mother was at the Capitol Rotunda for the ceremony honoring her son.
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This teacher babysat while her former student attended a job fair: ‘Our job goes beyond the classroom.’
“This is the part most people don’t know that educators do,” the teacher said. “It’s another part of being an educator that I don’t think people ever see.”
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‘You can be unapologetically black’: How Miss Black America has endured 50 years
The prizes are small, the audience tiny. For contestants, it is both affirmation and protest. And yes, there are swimsuits.
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Medical Mystery
She had a loud, nonstop crunching noise in her head that doctors couldn’t quiet
It interrupted sleep, made conversation impossible and ‘literally was driving me crazy.’ But then, a doctor really listened.
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For these wounded warriors, a chef-cooked meal is part of the healing process
At the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run, soldiers and their families get a taste of the VIP treatment.
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Why I decided to ignore the judgy snobs (like me) and have my babies on my own
When I was in high school, I never had a doubt I would have the perfect husband and two children who looked like us. By my mid-30’s, when I hadn’t found the man, I started to care less and less what people would say.
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