Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

The question of whether to opt for a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy has been weighing on me ever since I tested positive for the BRCA2 gene six years ago. Last November, the pressure surrounding this life decision became more immediate after I was diagnosed with DCIS (a pre-invasive cancer).

The holiday season can come with grief, burnout and more. Here are ways to cope.

Expert tips for taking back joy in another pandemic holiday

Why Amy Coney Barrett’s questions about adoption worry abortion rights activists

The justice suggested adoption could relieve the need for abortion. That ignores the risks of pregnancy, critics say.

Negative body talk could be hurting your friendships. Here’s how to have healthier conversations.

Fat talk is contagious and potentially damaging — but there are ways to avoid it