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Entries by Elissa Stein from 12/2009

Sex and the City Schools

| Posted 12.03.2009 | New York

Apparently, the NYC Department of Education doesn't feel it necessary to educate our kids about reproduction, contraception or sexual health.

Twitter vs. the Real World

| Posted 12.05.2009 | Media

There are moments of connection, of kindred souls flirting, exchanging ideas, empathy, support, anger. And then, it's over. They disappear. Sometimes for awhile, sometimes forever.

Medicalization is the New Happy Hour

| Posted 12.17.2009 | Impact

We are becoming, or perhaps we now are, a society of quick fixes. Of convenience. Of taking the easy way out. Inconvenienced by periods? Sign up for Lybrel. Can't get it up anymore? Take Viagra.

The Age of Invisibility

| Posted 12.22.2009 | New York

People in New York are far more kind and generous than we get credit for. But not for the elderly. Not here. Not anywhere, really.

How We Talk About Death

| Posted 12.28.2009 | Healthy Living

We hide behind words because the reality can be too painful. We try to soften the edges with euphemisms or oblique references. I will never say "pull the plug" again.