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  • Longreads: How Much is Too Much to Save a Dying Cat? One of the most common emotions that seems to haunt people with dying pets is guilt — guilt that they didn’t catch whatever it was sooner, guilt that they didn’t do enough, guilt that their aggressive treatment is causing more suffering, and, in the end, guilt that they waited too long. Veterinarians tell me this ...
  • Rolling Stone: What Happens to Survivors of Mass Shootings Like Las Vegas? The shooting also profoundly changed her sense of personal safety and control. But friends and neighbors didn’t know how to interact with the family. Reed remembers people suggesting to her, “Oh, you were only injured.” 
  • Atlas Obscura: The Slowly Expanding World of Pet Deathcare “Disposition,” as the industry euphemistically describes what to do with the body, has evolved into a large industry that will bury or cremate your pet, sell you a headstone or urn, and even outfit your animal with a lavish casket.
  • Bitch Magazine: “My Absolute Misogny” Tallent, like so many men before him, is apparently unaware of the huge body of literature by women who’ve survived incest and child sexual assault. Instead, he appropriates the most intimate and violating parts of women’s lives in a quest for critical acclaim.
  • Bitch Magazine: Our Apocalypse, Ourselves Picking through the thematic elements of dystopias in any given decade reveals what people are afraid of and how we search for answers to our fears. Whether a cautionary tale or an exploration of a possible future, there’s always something at the core of these works that dovetails with the realities surrounding their creators.
  • Talkspace: Why Aren’t We Talking About Postoperative Depression? Clinical Health Psychologist Steven Tovian, who works at Northwestern University in Chicago in addition to maintaining a private practice, told Talkspace one reason postoperative depression falls by the wayside is limited research into the subject.
  • Rolling Stone: Why Disability Rights Activists Stormed Mitch McConnell’s Office While ADAPT may not be widely known outside the disability community, the group has been fighting for disability autonomy since the 1970s, representing the 20 percent of the U.S. population that lives with a disability.
  • Vice: Let’s Mail Our Remains to Paul Ryan When Trumpcare Kills Us Griffin notes that, in this instance, cremains may act as protected speech, potentially creating some Constitutional issues— especially if the sender is placed on a government watch list.
  • Esquire: Disabled Americans Have the Most to Fear Under RepubliCare Approximately twenty percent of Americans, or 56.7 million people, identify has having some degree of disability. Many of them require specialized health care, from routine visits for relatively healthy people with stable impairments, to round-the-clock support for those who need help with tasks of daily living. Disabled people may have the most to lose with ...
  • Bitch Magazine: No, Donald Trump Won’t Be Good for the Arts One of President Trump’s many big promises is slashing government funding—oddly, he’s also promised $1 trillion dollars in infrastructure spending, but it wouldn’t be the first contradiction in his political rhetoric, I suppose. Now, details are emerging on how he plans to do that. In one set of proposed cuts, he’s going straight to one ...