I never knew so many people cared about labor until I was pregnant. About two seconds after my husband and I announced the news, I was inundated with input on how I should give birth.“What’s your birth plan?” one relative asked immediately after I told her I was pregnant. Uh…to get the baby out—preferably while experiencing the exact opposite of excruciating pain? She proceeded to preach to me about the benefits of natural childbirth, throwing out intense adjectives like “primal” and “empowering” while getting misty-eyed about her own birth experience. There’s really no polite way to end a conversation about how a baby should come out of me, so I just smiled, nodded, and entertained myself by reciting the lyrics to “American Pie” in my head.I didn’t just get it from family: Some friends tried to influence my birth method, too. They e-mailed me links to the trailer for Ricki Lake’s pro-natural childbirth … [Read more...] about I Was Birth-Shamed for Wanting an Epidural
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The group of tourists walking by me can't help but stare in horror. But beneath it all, what's really at work is simple jealousy. Before me are a half dozen dishes worthy of feverish envy, from spring-onion pizza and meat-covered fries to an embarrassment of tacos and grass-fed burgers. I'm no depraved glutton, though; this feast constitutes vital street-food research. Over the past 3 years, mobile eats have transcended tube steak and mystery meat. Armed with tricked-out trucks, Twitter feeds, and plenty of culinary swagger, chefs and entrepreneurs have taken to the streets in record numbers. And time has taught us that it isn't a mere fad. These itinerant eateries are fast becoming permanent fixtures on America's culinary landscape, places that will feed us better and help teach us how to feed ourselves. With this in mind, I've set out to consume as much of this movement as possible, traveling to seven cities in 7 days to sample 178 dishes from 69 establishments, for a grand total of … [Read more...] about Street Food Revolution
Jodi Routh first started to worry about her son, Eddie, during a trip to Colorado in July 2010. Almost every summer since Eddie was 3, the family had vacationed at Parry Peak Campground, near Independence Pass. Convoys of aunts, uncles, and cousins would follow US 287 out of the Texas heat, then pitch tents under ponderosa pines and cast their fishing lines into the water.That July three years ago, Eddie had just left the Marines as a corporal, ending a four-year military career. He'd arrived in San Diego for basic training less than two weeks after his high school graduation, but following tours in Iraq and post-earthquake Haiti, Eddie had seen enough of active duty. Soon after he returned home, he told his mom he longed for Parry Peak, a source of the uncomplicated joy he'd known as a kid.Along on the trip were Eddie's parents, his sister's family, and an aunt and uncle and their 12-year-old son, who worshipped his Marine cousin. The campsite sat near a postcard-perfect bridge … [Read more...] about Who Killed Chris Kyle?