Stories by April De Costa

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Posted on: May 4, 2016, Source: The Influence

From 90s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" to HBO's new drama "Vinyl," many television writers just can't grasp the reality of drug use.

Posted on: May 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Maybe we should stop asking "Who is Don Draper?" and consider Peggy Olson.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Love hurts. And sometimes it scars, wounds, or gets really weird.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

People are willing to take drastic measures to drop extra pounds.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Sexy Squaw? Ana Rexia? Seriously?

Posted on: Aug 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Pervasive urban legends linger about aging and sex, perhaps due to America’s lack of interest in its elder citizens.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Last year nearly 800,000 fellas went under the knife, a 121 percent increase since 1997.

Posted on: May 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

As more and more women (and men) are expected to get rid of their pubic hair, it's time to look at some of the negative effects.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Artificial hymen? BJ blast? These strange sex helpers are available at the click of a mouse.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here are some old-time favorites that Hollywood is trying to exploit for more cash.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Online sensation Chatroulette features lots of genitals and naked breasts, but also strangers genuinely looking for connection.