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Month: April 2016

14 THINGS ADOPTIVE PARENTS WANT YOU TO KNOW — Prima.co.uk

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We asked adoptive parents to tell us what they wish their family and friends understood. Here, in their own words, is what they told us.

DOING OUR BIT? — Oxford Today

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Turn to page 42 of the spring issue to read my report exploring how academics suffering persecution in their home countries are being helped by Oxford University.   http://www.oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxford/OXFORD-TODAY-TT-16.pdf   Or read the article on the website here  

PLUS SIGNS AND PISS: THE WOMEN ADDICTED TO TAKING PREGNANCY TESTS — Broadly

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A 33-year-old Texan stands in a bathroom, filming. In front of her on the countertop is a plastic cup containing fresh breast milk donated by a friend, and a pregnancy test stick. She dips the test in the milk and carefully lays it on kitchen towel to dry. The experiment’s aim is to see if […]

‘YOU’RE TARGETED SEXUALLY’ — HOW FEMALE ASTRONOMERS ARE BEING HOUNDED OUT OF WORK — Broadly

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Earlier this year, famous Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy was found to have sexually harassed his students for years on end. Female astrophysicists say that he’s just the tip of the iceberg—widespread misogyny and bullying are driving women out of the field… Thank you to everyone who helped me research and write this.

MOTHER’S PRIDE WITH OLIVIA GORDON — Oxfordshire Limited Edition, The Oxford Times

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In my latest column for The Oxford Times’ magazine, Limited Edition, I wrote about discovering the joys of gardening with my son, despite my inappropriate footwear choices.  

WHAT EXACTLY ARE FACIAL SERUMS? — Prima.co.uk

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We’ve all heard the buzz about facial serums – but what exactly are they, and are they really worth splashing out on? We spoke to skin experts to find out everything you need to know.