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13 Things OB/GYNs Want You To Know About Your Sexual Health

When it comes to your sexual health, you may think you’re doing all you can to remain as healthy as possible. However, there’s never too much to know when your well-being is concerned. Of course, discussing your sexual health with a partner or friend…
By Natalia Lusinski

Up To 8 Million Women In The U.S. Have This Condition, But You've Probably Never Heard Of It

In April, I saw a urologist about my frequent urination and bladder irritation, which I suspected could be an early sign of interstitial cystitis (IC), or chronic bladder inflammation. The doctor did a cystoscopy, where a tube goes up your urethra to…
By Suzannah Weiss

If Your Dog Tilts Their Head To The Left Or Right, Here's What It Says About You As An Owner

As if they weren’t perfect and beautiful enough, dogs can understand emotional expression on human faces, according to a new study. Science has further confirmed what we all know to be true: human as a species truly do not deserve the magical angel c…
By Mia Mercado

5 Unexpected Signs Of Early-Onset Osteoporosis

Most of us don't spend our time worrying about osteoporosis, as it seems like a condition that only affects older women. However, young women can be affected by bone density loss too, which is why it's important to pay attention to the signs of early…
By Carina Wolff

8 Ways To Treat Allergies, According To Eastern Medicine

Allergies are a nuisance to deal with, and if you're someone who is sick of popping antihistamines every time you get the sniffles, you might be looking for alternative remedies. There are a number of ways to treat allergies, according to Eastern Med…
By Carina Wolff

10 Unexpected Signs Of Early Onset Dementia That Everyone Should Know About

One of the sad facts of life is that getting older, unfortunately, comes with the possibility of declining health and many different diseases. One of the scariest is Alzheimer's disease, a common and severe form of dementia that results in memory los…
By Jessica Booth

Early Birds May Have A Lower Risk Of Depression, Study Finds

We've all heard that the early bird gets the worm, but there actually might be some real benefits to waking up early — some that go far beyond gross, crawling, squiggling things that live in the ground. In fact, it may mean really good news for your …
By Lea Rose Emery

This Sleep Lamp Uses Metronome Lights To Lull You To Sleep Up To 2.5 Times Faster

Are you that extra sensitive person who absolutely cannot fall asleep unless the bedroom is pitch black, 67.4 degrees precisely, and totally silent? Do you wake up in the middle of the night to have a tinkle and then end up staring at the ceiling for…
By Megan Grant

8 Gross Things Almost All Women Do Behind Closed Doors

We all have a few interesting things we do when we're alone, that we might not want to readily admit. You might, for example, stand in front of the mirror and pick at your pimples. Or you might get ready for work in the morning, and pull on a dirty p…
By Carolyn Steber

If A Service Dog Approaches You In Public, You Should Follow It — Here's Why

Most dog lovers are cognizant of the etiquette one must have around service dogs. Where you might ask a typical dog's owner if you can approach the pooch, you'll want to abstain with service dogs. While regular dogs are out on walks for leisurely pur…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

This Line Of Self-Care Products Is Specifically For Girls Going Through Puberty

Across the country, just 24 states mandate that sex education be provided in publics schools, and just 20 of those require that sex education (or HIV education, as the case may be) mandate medically accurate information only. Or, that was the case in…
By Claire Lampen

If You Have These 7 Habits, You Might Have High-Functioning Anxiety

Anxiety can affect people in many different ways. Some find that their daily habits are compromised, while others continue to go on with their routine, so much so that they may not even realize they have anxiety disorder. There are a number of habits…
By Carina Wolff

Here's The Real Reason You Always Feel Like You Have To Pee After Sex

The other day, I'd just finished masturbating when I noticed I really had to pee. The urge was stronger than usual — which is saying a lot for someone who already pees a lot. So, of course, I googled, "Why do I have to pee after I masturbate?" I was …
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Unexpected Things That Will Happen When You Take Up Yoga

Yoga has been around for thousands of years but it's only in recent times that its true benefits have been uncovered. One of the only forms of exercise that places equal emphasis on the body and mind, just one session can leave you feeling relaxed an…
By Lauren Sharkey

This Company Wants To Make Sure LGBTQ People Get The Same Fertility Benefits As Everyone Else

Between student loan debt, stagnant wages, and the ways in which career trajectory is structured in our workforce, it's become virtually impossible for folks to plan having kids at a time when it's medically safest and easiest to do so. Big tech comp…
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's Exactly What To Do If You Feel Hangry All The Time

While some people seem to be able to go long periods of time without eating, if I don't stick to a regular meal schedule I quickly devolve into a cranky infant. I snap at people, I have zero patience, and I cry. Same? Being hangry is real, and even p…
By Brandi Neal

4 Disgusting Things That Signify A Healthy Digestive System

The human body is amazing, but it can also be pretty disgusting. Think about all of the gross things your body does when it's functioning properly: earwax, flaky skin, and vaginal discharge are all signs that things are great internally, but it's not…
By Ayana Lage

Researchers Have Identified The Neurons Responsible For Rewriting Traumatic Memories

Despite common conceptions about PTSD only affecting certain groups of people, PTSD affects millions of people from all walks of life. How PTSD afflicts each person is as unique as they are, but one thing ties them all together: They experienced a tr…
By James Loke Hale

Disease Outbreaks Are More Likely In These U.S. States Because Of Unvaccinated Kids

The recent resurgence in disease outbreaks in the United States is leading researchers to investigate certain key areas where outbreaks in preventable illnesses like measles and whooping cough (pertussis) are occurring in higher numbers among school …
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

What It Took For Me To Finally Start Talking About My Breasts

I’ve always had relatively large boobs. I was almost thirteen when I went through puberty, and my lanky frame quickly evolved into one that started filling my clothes better, with C cups as soon as I entered the eighth grade. Kids started bullying me…
By Zahra Haider