Pauline Campos

Pauline Campos is a widely-published writer with bylines on, The Washington Post, Marie Claire, and many others. She specializes in ghostwriting (and blogging), essays, press releases, and reported features. 

Just Hand Out The Candy: How To Not Be A Judgmental Halloween Jerk

It’s almost Halloween. The world as we know it is now unofficially divided into two kinds of people. There are those who Do the Trick-or-Treat thing — whether to be taking the littles out for some costumed fun and oohs and aahs with the neighbors or staying home to pass out candy. Then there are those of us who, even if we stay in all night on October 31 with the bag of fun-size Snickers we bought for ourselves, know we will be navigating the confines of home by nothing more than the blue-light

New Research Reveals Why Some Pregnant Women Have ‘Normal’ Deliveries While Others Do Not

The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation in Queensland, Australia, seeks to empower pregnant women with the results of their recent research, reports Science Daily. About 6,000 women were asked about their birthing experiences as part of the research led by Queensland University of Technology Associate Professor Yvette Miller, who partnered with the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to survey women over the course of a four-month timeframe. The results of the study we

Anthony Bourdain's suicide wasn't 'selfish.' I know because I tried to kill myself too.

After celebrity chef and bestselling author Anthony Bourdain died of suicide, his friend Val Kilmer took to social media to express his opinion on the matter. In a lengthy Facebook post, Kilmer called Bourdain’s actions “selfish.” Further elaborating, he wrote, “A spiritual guide once told me suicide is the most selfish act a human can execute and I was confused but she explained there’s just no mental place further away from humanity and purpose than the hypnotized numbness that creates the false picture of despair, that forces the victim, unaware, to believe, life’s legacy is over.” Kilmer is wrong — suicide is not selfish. I know because I once tried to take my own life.
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