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Cop Buying Diapers For A Struggling Mom Illuminates The Stark Truth Of Babies In Poverty

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While this is a good time to offer praise for a police officer's kindness, it's an even better time to talk about what it's like to be a young mother who can't afford diapers.

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Becoming Bride: How Much Does A Wedding Cost? (A Lot.)

But if you have it, and you’ve made a decision to spend it, let it go.

[I]t looks like our wedding will cost us more like $10,000. That is a hell of a lot of money. Still, it’s our one and only wedding. And for a wedding in Manhattan that includes most of the typical expenditures [...] that’s not too bad. Here’s what I’ve learned about how to make your big day (relatively) less expensive.

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Sizeism Makes It Expensive To Be Fat And Wear Clothes

These days, I’m lucky if a thrifting ‘adventure’ yields two semi-wearable tops; even then, odds are that one of them is going to be cut funny... Image: Steve Snodgrass (CC BY 2.0)

Although the hunt for the perfect outfit at the thrift store was a thrill when I was thin, as a fat person, the hunt was just downright depressing.

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I Was Sexually Abused By A Teacher — And I'm Still Paying For It. Literally.

I was just a naïve kid who didn't understand what was happening.

I feel I got the short end of the stick because of emotional and financial costs I am still paying for what he did — the grooming, the mind games, the violation of my body and my agency, the disregard for my mental and physical well-being, the purposeful isolation from friends and family. I have already spent a decade in therapy trying to find solid ground, struggling to revive even a shadow of the person I used to be.

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It's Shockingly Expensive To Attend A Wedding

It's common knowledge that weddings are ridiculously, outrageously, soul-crushingly expensive.

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The Pathetic Tinder Profile Of A Desperate 30-Year-Old

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Tinder: being outrageously old is bad for your dating life.

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Quote of the Day: Abortion Law HB 2 Is "Disingenous And Incompatible" With True "Health And Safety" Concerns

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The Baseball Game Proposal: Is It Worth It?

You're watching the game. Having a beer. Maybe nachos too. Meanwhile, a dude is popping the question on one knee right next to you.

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Should the Olympics Have a Permanent Address?

The who's-going-to-land-it suspense of Olympic hosting is exciting -- and the results are intriguing -- but there are clear downsides to opening yo

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