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issie lapowsky
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issie lapowsky Jul 19
Replying to @daveyalba @CadeMetz
Davey! This is huge! Congrats! And what a bonus to work with our fave again ☺️
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issie lapowsky Jul 19
Nothing in this world has made me feel more like a theater kid than the fact that the Cats trailer didn’t shock me one bit. What did the non-theater kids think Cats was? And still, this take is gold.
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issie lapowsky Jul 18
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issie lapowsky Jul 17
Replying to @wexler
This is one gorgeous baby!
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Nicholas Thompson Jul 16
Lots of Senators and Reps railing about Facebook today. But most of them—including Sherrod Brown and Josh Hawley!—use Facebook pixels themselves to silently track users on their own websites.
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Guillaume Chaslot Jul 14
Thread My first op-ed in : how the AI feedback loops I helped build at YouTube can amplify our worst inclinations, and what to do about it. 1/
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issie lapowsky Jul 13
Imagine using photos of children lying in a tent on mats under foil blankets without their parents as evidence of “excellent care.”
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issie lapowsky Jul 9
Replying to @EmilyDreyfuss
Stealing all these recs
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Louise Matsakis Jul 8
SCOOP: There are lots of fake U.S women’s national soccer team jerseys on Amazon. According to the company’s own leaderboards, they were selling better than Nike’s official merchandise, at least until we reached out.
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issie lapowsky Jul 8
Replying to @GenePark
If you think that’s bad, wait til you hear about the origins of The Lion Sleeps Tonight
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issie lapowsky Jul 8
Replying to @issielapowsky
My main takeaway is: whatever health condition you’re dealing with, speak up about your symptoms and be your own advocate. You never know how much it could matter. /end
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issie lapowsky Jul 8
Replying to @issielapowsky
HELLP syndrome is super rare - less than .5 percent of pregnant women get it - so this isn’t to scare every pregnant lady with swollen feet. But preeclampsia *is* on the rise, so this is just a PSA that it’s out there, since no one ever mentioned it to me.
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issie lapowsky Jul 8
Replying to @issielapowsky
I’m also lucky to have health insurance to pay for an extra long hospital stay and a husband whose employer has an actual generous paternity leave policy (!), so he could take care of the baby (and me) while I got back on my feet.
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issie lapowsky Jul 8
Replying to @propublica
Or this woman wrote about who died from undiagnosed HELLP. I read this piece when it came out and still was totally unaware to be on alert for HELLP or preeclampsia when I got pregnant
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issie lapowsky Jul 8
Replying to @issielapowsky
HELLP is stealthy, which makes it so dangerous. Reading this story, I feel so lucky I said something about symptoms I was sure were benign. I’m so grateful my doctors listened to me, so the situation never got as dire as it did for the woman in that story.
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issie lapowsky Jul 8
Replying to @issielapowsky
After a night of repeated blood tests and persistent monitoring by some amazing nurses, the doctor scheduled a C section and the baby and I made it out safe and sound, though the hospital monitored me for days.
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issie lapowsky Jul 8
Replying to @issielapowsky
Unlike the woman in the story, I was immediately given drugs to prevent a seizure. Unlike her doctors, mine knew not to give me an epidural because of the bleeding risk. My blood pressure skyrocketed, the headache got worse, and the pain under my ribs (my liver) sharpened.
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issie lapowsky Jul 8
Replying to @issielapowsky
HELLP syndrome destroys red blood cells which bring oxygen to your organs. It breaks down blood platelets, interfering with blood clotting. And it causes liver damage. All of this puts women at high risk for stroke and seizure. But it’s often missed because the symptoms are mild.
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issie lapowsky Jul 8
Replying to @issielapowsky
I told my doctor about the symptoms anyway. Like the woman in the story, my blood pressure was a bit high, but not crazy. Unlike the woman in the story, my doctor ordered blood tests. Next day she called to say my husband and I had to go to the hospital ASAP to deliver the baby.
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issie lapowsky Jul 8
Replying to @issielapowsky
I had the easiest pregnancy. No sickness, no lethargy. It wasn’t until I was 38 weeks along that I started feeling lousy. Headache, swollen legs, pressure under my ribs. I chalked it up to the heat and being so close to my due date.
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