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My Mother Died Three Months Ago, And I’m Still Figuring Out How To Grieve For Her

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“Mommy, I wanna see grandma.” The toddler always makes this demand casually, usually as I'm picking him up from school or fixing him dinner. Three months later and I still can't find the words to tell him she's gone for good.

The Dos And Don’ts Of Managing Frizzy Hair, Regardless Of Your Hair Type

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Plus, a crash course on dew point and how to use it to stop a bad hair day before it starts.

5 Things I Learned Dating A Med Student

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Medical students hardly have enough time to learn how to not kill people, let alone maintain a healthy relationship.

White Men Who Shout Racial Slurs At Rap Concerts: You Are Making Me Uncomfortable

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  [Editorial Note: This piece contains racial slurs.] There are lots of things that make me uncomfortable: strangers touching my hair, my thick thighs rubbing in the heat, yeast infections. And lately, there’s one more thing that’s been making me really uncomfortable: White men at...

I Was a Ghanaian American Girl in Thailand: The Importance of Being Colorful Overseas

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There was the time when students laughed at me for wearing a head-wrap to class, and one teacher approached me and asked if I was wearing a Thai skirt on my head.