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11-Year-Old Girl Invents First Water Bra

I grew up as an only child, so I spent a lot of time alone, and I really, REALLY wanted more friends. “How do people make friends?” “What sort of things does one need to get ahead in the game?” 11-year-old me wondered. Seeing as how I had no friends yet, and no siblings to […]

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A Letter to My 16-Year-Old Self About Breasts

Dear E, Surprised to hear from your 60-year-old self? After several decades of boob ownership, I thought it might be useful to share some advice about breasts. We have them in common, but I don’t feel the same way about them as I did at your age. Bras aren’t everything. You can’t measure your breast self-worth […]

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7 Life Hacks Learned From My Breasts

I know what you’re thinking. Breasts have no moving parts, so how can they hold any shortcuts to living a happy and productive life? The female breast has been worshipped and adored for thousands of years. Yet scientists know little about them. No one knows what keeps them up, or why they appear on our bodies long […]

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The Year in Review: Top Ten Breast Stories of 2012

Breasts were, as usual, the focus of attention during 2012. But this year offered up surprising new views on several breast fronts. Some breast stories revealed more than others. From Time Magazine’s image of a four year old boy standing on a step stool suckling at his mother’s breast, to the PR failures of the grand dame […]

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Mammoirs: Baring Your Breasts Without Losing Your Shirt

I didn’t write my first “mammoir” until I was nearly 50 years old. I had signed up for an evening non-fiction writing course at a local community center. On the first night, the instructor asked us to briefly introduce ourselves and tell the group why we were taking the class. To be honest, I had […]

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