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We Need to Stop Saying “Babies Ruin Bodies”

Before I became pregnant, someone told me, "don't have a baby, babies ruin your body." It has been over a year since Anabel began her life. This...Before I became pregnant, someone told me, "don't have a baby, babies ruin your body."

Before I became pregnant, someone told me, "don't have a baby, babies ruin your body."

It has been over a year since Anabel began her life. This time last year she was a microscopic speck inside me, and we were announcing our pregnancy. Between then and now, I have gained and lost fifty pounds. Four months after her birth, and my body still carries proof of her existence.

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The Eternal Shame of Your First Online Handle

Today, humans stake online claims to their real-life names before they can even form words or survive outside the womb. If only we all were so lucky.

"The other day I made a comment on someone's blog and I noticed I was the only one that put my online pseudonym into the name field," MetaFilter founder Matt Haughey once wrote of the changing nature of online self-identification. Haughey had found himself the lone alias in a field full of real-life, first-and-last-named commenters. "This is one of those moments when you notice you're becoming a dinosaur," he wrote.

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Feast Your Eyes: Monsanto's Conquest of Weather

Check out the incredible conquest Monsanto embarked upon in 1958.

This ad appeared in LIFE magazine on April 14, 1958—and documents Monsanto's long-standing mission to assert itself over nature.

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Officially my favorite blog post of Earth Day: NRDC's Smart Growth expert Kaid Benfield puts everything into good perspective. Here's a tease (after the jump), but honestly, click through for full effect.

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What's the Big Idea? with Danny DeVito

We invited Danny DeVito to appear on the cover of our Big Ideas! issue. Mr. DeVito, if you're reading this: we loved working with you. Please...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4gZwK5lhLAWe invited Danny DeVito to appear on the cover of our Big Ideas! issue. Mr. DeVito, if you're reading this: we loved working with you. Please send us our things.

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