Author Archives: Lindsay Cross

IVF Might Not Lead To Neurological Problems — It’s Just Your Broken Reproductive System

IVF Might Not Lead To Neurological Problems -- It's Just Your Broken Reproductive System

For years, the miraculous advances of fertility treatments and reproductive technology have been tainted by a distinctly increased risk of neurological problems and birth defects. But new research sheds an important light on where exactly the risk for infertile couples come from. Mainly, it might not be the fertility treatments themselves that increase the risk for complications. Your need for fertility treatments, the very fact that you’re infertile, might increase your chance for problems. More »

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Has A Few Choice Words For The Tabloid That Interviewed His Estranged Father

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Has A Few Choice Words For The Tabloid That Interviewed His Estranged Father

I try not to notice teeny-bopper sensation One Direction too much. Just in general, I feel happy that my daughter isn’t old enough to care about them yet. But one of these little poptarts came onto my radar by saying a few four-letter words to the tabloid who interviewed his estranged father. Louis Tomlinson was not at all happy with the Sunday Mirror for publishing quotes from his dad, Troy Austin. More »

Media Continues To Fail Rape Victims As The Today Show Gives Airtime To Jerry Sandusky & A Shady Documentarian

Media Continues To Fail Rape Victims As The Today Show Gives Airtime To Jerry Sandusky & A Shady Documentarian

I realize that The Today Show has been going through a ratings slump as of late. I know that Matt Lauer is on a magical image revamp tour and desperate to catch up with Good Morning America. But seriously, giving airtime to a rapist like Jerry Sandusky and a documentarian with some shady history and motives doesn’t seem like the best way to earn back any goodwill. More »

North Dakota Legislature Passes Personhood — Along With Every Other Anti-Abortion Measure You Can Dream Up

North Dakota Legislature Passes Personhood -- Along With Every Other Anti-Abortion Measure You Can Dream Up

The North Dakota legislature has been very hard at work passing every extreme anti-abortion measure you’ve ever heard of and now, they’ve finally made it to the coup d’etat: Personhood. That’s right, according to both the House and State Senate of North Dakota, life begins at conception. All they need is for Republican Governor Jack Dalrympl to sign it, and the state would have unprecedented anti-choice laws on the books. More »

I Wonder How Jennifer Lopez Squares Motherhood With A Collaboration With Chris Brown?

I Wonder How Jennifer Lopez Squares Motherhood With A Collaboration With Chris Brown?

Jennifer Lopez has never been my most favorite person in the whole wide world, but she never really bothered me. I didn’t even see Gigli, so there’s no reason to hold a grudge over that nonsense. I find the whole “still from the block” bit to be a little absurd, but whatever floats her boat. Then, I saw the news that she is most likely collaborating with Chris Brown on her next album. Now, from one mom to another, J. Lo is kind of dead to me. More »

I Have An Irrational Hatred Of Cutesy Monster Dolls & Toys

I Have An Irrational Hatred Of Cutesy Monster Dolls & Toys

It started with the Monster High dolls. I remember seeing them in the toy aisle with their Bratz-style bobble-heads, short skirts, and fishnet stockings. I immediately didn’t like them and steered my daughter away, vaguely mumbling something about inappropriateness when she asked to look at them. Now, there’s a younger-skewed monster doll line called Vamplets, and it seems like I just can’t get away from these trendy little creeps. More »

Dear Chris Christie, Here’s Why The ‘Deference To Parents’ Choices’ Shouldn’t Apply With Gay Conversion Therapy

Dear Chris Christie, Here's Why The 'Deference To Parents' Choices' Shouldn't Apply With Gay Conversion Therapy

New Jersey could possibly become the second state in the country to ban gay conversion therapy. The state’s Senate Health Committee approved legislation banning the use of this dangerous therapy technique for minors, but influential Governor Chris Christie says that he still isn’t sure if he supports the legislation or not. Here’s why he should. More »

Score One For The Home Team: American Academy Of Pediatrics Endorses Same-Sex Marriage For The Sake Of The Children

Score One For The Home Team: American Academy Of Pediatrics Endorses Same-Sex Marriage For The Sake Of The Children

Everyone please gather round for today’s lesson in logic, brought to us by the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you stigmatize and discriminate against a child’s parents, putting unnecessary stress on the adults, it could quite possibly have a negative effect on the children in these households. This is the basis of the academy’s decision to support same-sex marriage. More »