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Woman Eats 2 Large Sponges A Week

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.27.2014 | Weird News

Some people get cravings for chocolate, chicken wings or pickles. Rosie Skinner, 19, craves sponges -- at least two a week. Skinner, who hails ...

Shailene Woodley Wants You To Eat WHAT?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living

During a recent interview with beauty blog and apparent disseminator of wacky health tips, Into The Gloss, actress Shailene Woodley described clay as ...

Legal Experts Slam Controversial Farm Bill Amendment

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A group of law professors have written to the House and Senate blasting a controversial amendment to the farm bill currently undergoing negotiations. ...

How Birth Control Led Me to Street Drugs

Leah Squires | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Leah Squires

I tried to call a cab on Monday morning. But confused and fatigued, I couldn't figure out how the buttons on my phone worked. Against my better judgment, I drove myself to Planned Parenthood. They buzzed me in, pale, diapered up, and holding myself up with the counter, I begged the receptionist, "Please 'elp me. I jus wan sta bleeding."

Anna Craycroft: On Being Understood

MutualArt | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

C'mon Language is a project that was designed to include the public in my private process of play and discovery. I have created an exhibition that is a public meeting place, inviting guests and audiences to explore these inquiries with me.

Odd Pregnancy Craving Causes Woman's Serious Heart Problem

Posted 07.24.2013 | Parents

By: By Catherine Winters, Contributing writer Published: 07/24/2013 08:19 AM EDT on LiveScience A woman who devoured a 1-pound box of baking sod...

5-Year-Old Can't Stop Eating Window Blinds, Thread And Plaster

Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living

Rachel Horn, a mom from the United Kingdom, has to be creative to get her 5-year-old son Zach Tahir to eat food, but not for reasons you might expect....

The Best In UK And Australian Photography Come Together

Posted 03.10.2012 | Arts

Though they may be worlds apart in terms of geography, the UK and Australia share a perspective that is closer than one might think. The two locale...

Eating Clean: Woman Eats 4,000 Sponges And 100 Bars Of Soap

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Weird News

Dental nurse Kerry Trebilcock has eaten 4,000 sponges and over 100 bars of soap, but it hasn't been in the name of oral hygiene. The Sun reported t...

3-Year-Old Eats Light Bulbs Because Of Pica Disorder

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.18.2011 | Healthy Living

While some young kids only eat white foods (potatoes and pasta!) or fast food (chicken nuggets!), 3-year-old Natalie Hayhurst has the opposite problem...

Hospitalizations For Dirt-Eating Disorder Almost Doubled Over Last Decade

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living

More and more people are being hospitalized with eating disorders -- and one disorder that has been particularly on the rise is the condition pica, wh...

Explained: Why People Sometimes Crave Dirt

Posted 08.07.2011 | Home

Some people crave dirt—especially pregnant women and young children, especially in hot, moist climates. The craving, known as geophagy, has been not...