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Dr. Doe is a mom who also happens to be a sexual health educator. When her daughter made it clear that she wasn't interested and a boy wouldn't take no for an answer, both Dr. Doe and her daughter (off camera) decided they'd had enough. They made it a teachable moment for the overeager boy and all the other teens (regardless of their gender) like him. (Don't worry, she doesn't name him.) And she closes with some really helpful and thoughtful ways people can channel their feelings.


Remember, kids:

"My daughter has the right to change her mind and the ability to let you know she does." — Dr. Doe

The only way we learn to be better is by learning from our mistakes. I hope he learns from his. It's not wrong to be passionate. It's not wrong to be smitten. It is, however, wrong not to listen to the person whose respect and attention you desire.

There are plenty of other fish in the sea. Fish with thoughts and dreams and opinions. Listen to those fish, communicate with those fish, and some day, kiddo, you'll find one who likes you for you.

In the meantime, you have Dr. Doe's consent to share this with all the teenagers (regardless of gender) in your life who won't take no for an answer.

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Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

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Trader Joe’s, famous for its prepandemic sampling stations, has recently brought the tradition back to life, and customers are practically dancing through the aisles.


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Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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