Jill Richardson

10/16/2014 - 1:21pm

    A few months back, a friend of mine died of cancer. I’ll call her “Karen,” for her privacy. By the time we met, she was already terminally ill and had been for months.

    Over the next year and a half, I watched my friend lose her...

07/10/2014 - 1:50am

    To most people, “bonking” implies an R-rated activity. To marathon runners, cyclists, and other endurance athletes, it’s something else entirely.

    In sports jargon, someone who “bonks” suffers severe fatigue after running out of their...

07/03/2014 - 4:15pm

    The Guardian recently revealed shocking results from a six-month investigation of the Thai fishing industry: Much of the shrimp sold in American and British supermarkets were produced with slave labor.

    While shrimp sold to U.S. consumers hail from a number of...

06/26/2014 - 4:42pm

    Naturally, the World Cup is drawing attention to Brazil, the host nation and the tournament’s leading contender. But shortly before the soccer tournament began, two studies highlighted by National Geographic also called attention to South America’s biggest country.

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06/19/2014 - 1:15am

    A cartoon drawn by Marty Bucella going around Facebook these days depicts an overweight man on a scale with his doctor. “No, it’s not water,” the doctor says. “You seem to be retaining food.”

    That was me.

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06/05/2014 - 3:27am

    In 2008, I went to therapy. By then, I’d needed it for a long time. I had a terribly difficult, incurable condition — one I’d had for 28 years without treatment.

    My condition? Being human.

    Like many...

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