Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy procedure -- the removal of both of her breasts -- in order to minimize her risk of breast cancer ... the actress revealed.
Jolie penned an op-ed published in the New York Times, in which she reveals, "Doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer."
She continues, "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive."
37-year-old Jolie says she completed the 3 months of medical procedures on April 27. She will continue to document her experience on the website for the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where she was (and still is being) treated.
The PLBC has treated stars like Sheryl Crow and Shannon Tweed.
"I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive," Jolie writes.
"For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options."
Ladies, you can weigh in your thoughts here.
Real life is decidedly less fun and relaxing, which can lead many people to suffer from post-holiday blues. Experts say that feeling of being bummed out after a great trip is called “contrast effect” – after a week away from your everyday life, you get out of practice dealing with stress, which makes it difficult to return to reality.
Do you suffer from post-vacation blues? What’s the best vacation you ever took?
An increasing number of married couples are choosing to live separatelyafter tying the knot. And, strange as it may sound, this nontraditional living arrangement has its perks. In many cases, it allows couples to avoid the day-to-day conflicts that come with living together. Having their own separate homes allows both partners to maintain a sense of freedom. Plus, according to some couples, absence really does make the heart grow fonder- living apart means time spent together is all the more special.
Are you married? Do you and your partner live together? Could you imagine living separately? Do you think it would benefit your relationship?
Almost half of American parents admit to taking money from their children’s savings accounts- and more than 50% don’t even feel bad about it! Most people said they dipped into their kids’ savings to pay bills, but others used the dough for family vacations and gifts. Of the parents who claim they’ve never done such a thing, more than 30% said they’d consider it in the event of a medical emergency. And then there are the 46% of parents who have never stolen money from their kids’ accounts…because they haven’t even started accounts for their kids. We’re not sure what’s worse!
Would you ever take money from your kids’ accounts? Under what circumstances? Have you ever done this? What did you use the money for?
After months of twists and turns in a dramatic trial rife with sex, lies and digital images, jurors in Arizona have decided the fate of Jodi Arias.
A verdict was reached Wednesday in the case that has drawn worldwide attention and followers lining up daily for courtroom seats. The verdict is expected to be announced at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Since Friday, jurors have been deliberating evidence surrounding this key question: Did Arias kill ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in self-defense? Or did she commit murder?
Alexander was stabbed repeatedly, shot and nearly decapitated five years ago. Arias says she killed him in self-defense after he attacked her, but the grisly slaying has caused even some anti-domestic violence advocates to doubt her case.
As they took a lunch break after revealing they had reached a verdict Wednesday, some jurors were seen smiling and breathing sighs of relief. One juror returning from lunch wiped her eyes.
A massive crowd swarmed around the Maricopa County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon as word spread that a verdict had been reached. Some onlookers said they had been following the trial for months.
"We are here every day to support Travis' family 100%," said Kathy Brown, who got a cane she uses autographed by prosecutor Juan Martinez. "It's emotional, because I really feel in my heart that there's going to be a first-degree murder conviction."
If the jury convicts Arias of first-degree murder, jurors then will have to decide whether she lives or dies.
According to a new analysis of government data, if moms earned a paycheck for the work they do around the house- cooking, cleaning, childcare and so forth- it would add up to $59,862. The bad news is, that’s down from last year’s figure of $60,182. Experts say the average wages for domestic jobs have fallen, which explains the pay cut. Considering how much work most moms are responsible for, you’d think they’d at least get overtime pay!
How many hours do you spend on housework per week? If you got a paycheck for your work as a mom, how much do you think it would be? How much should it be?
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