Is It OK to Listen to a Butt-Dial Message?

Is It OK to Listen to a Butt-Dial Message?

A couple times a month, my mom, or sometimes my dad, butt-dials me and accidentally leaves a voicemail that is several minutes long. I always listen to the entire thing, even though I’ve never overheard anything interesting. Why do I continue to do this? And is it OK...
The Internet Is Failing Moms-to-Be

The Internet Is Failing Moms-to-Be

It was mid-September when I first saw a very faint but recognizable second line on an at-home pregnancy test. I had just returned home from a work trip to the UK, and after days of discomfort—retching at the smell of toothpaste in the hotel bathroom, repeatedly...
Are You Sure You Know What a Photograph Is?

Are You Sure You Know What a Photograph Is?

As a child, I would sit on the balcony of our Dhaka apartment overlooking the pond and flip through our two family photo albums. After the Bangladesh liberation war in 1971, film was scarce and our camera had broken. With nowhere to get it repaired or to buy film, we...