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Marina Gafni
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Vegan/Plant-Based Meal Plan for Pregnancy
When looking online for a meal planner for pregnancy, I found a lot of information about what to eat, but not much to suggest how a normal person might get all of the required nutrients in a day. The diet plans I did find (like the one in Skinny Bitch: Bun ...

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Plant-Based/Vegan Diet Checklist for Pregnancy
As I came out of my first trimester of pregnancy, I started to regain my normal tastes. Vegetables were no longer enemy number one, and I wanted to eat accordingly. The second and third trimester are when your baby needs nutrients to grow and develop her bo...

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What Not To Say To A Pregnant Woman
On a Thursday morning, I found out I was pregnant, but Amir had asked me not to tell him the results of the test until after he came home from work because he had a big presentation that afternoon. So I was literally the only person in the world who knew I ...

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How To Eat With Morning Sickness
My first clue that I was pregnant was when I was eating a fish dinner with some relatives. I was really enjoying the meal, and then suddenly, it was repulsive. I almost made a complaint to the owners because I was sick all night with what I was sure was som...

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Getting Ready to Try to Conceive
So after the whole cancer thing  (ugh), Amir and I realized that we need to have babies before it comes back. Like, now. You might be surprised what goes into this! I certainly was. Obviously, you have to time the conception based on the woman's cycles. Tha...

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Game of Thrones "Hardhome"
Mugatu from Zoolander White Walkers Similarities: Wrinkly Pointy hair Moody Mugatu: Invented piano key necktie White Walkers: Invented piano key neckbib

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Game of Thrones "The Gift": Not Okay, Gilly.
In last Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Gift," things got pretty intense at the wall. It all started when two guys started to sexually harass Gilly, probably with the intention of assaulting her. Luckily, Sam stepped in and fought them. It wasn't ...

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Taylor Swift and Lana Del Ray
(First of all, I know this album came out like a million years ago in internet time, so yeah, I'm slow to respond...) Some people on the internet were complaining about Taylor Swift copying Lana Del Rey on her last album, particularly in the song 'Wildest D...

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Middle Eastern=Evil, Western=Victim
Last week on NPR, they ran a story on Elton Simpson, one of the shooters in the Mohammed drawing contest in Garland, TX. The story, much like this one on CNN's website, stressed that he was a good person with a lot of positive attributes who had converted t...

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You Are So Lucky! Lessons from Neuroanatomy
If you're reading this, you're extraordinarily lucky. Your eyes are tracking from left to right, and the information that they're taking in is being sent to your cerebral cortex via optic pathways, and all of the words you're reading are being processed aut...
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