mental health

8 Ways That Evolution Has Shaped How We Experience Anxiety

Anxiety may seem like a modern epidemic, but it's actually got roots in ancient history. While it can feel like a bothersome companion to 21st-century living conditions, anxiety is a feeling that's been necessary to humans basically as long as the…
By Eva Taylor Grant

6 Unexpected Signs Your Irritability Is Actually A Greater Mental Health Issue

Everyone gets irritable from time to time, but some people may more often than others. Of course, many things cause irritability, from lack of sleep to lack of food and energy. But sometimes, it may mean something else, and there are certain signs…
By Natalia Lusinski

If You Can't Stop Googling Your Symptoms, It Could Be A Sign Of This Serious Issue

Do you Google every change in your body for fear it's a symptom of something bigger? Have you convinced yourself you're suffering from an illness you've read about online, to the point of worry or distress? Are you constantly at the doctor's, often…
By Emily Dixon

Jonathan Van Ness Says This Is How He Unwinds — And It's Not How You'd Expect

Since its release in February, Queer Eye has been redefining what it means to take care of yourself. As five guiding lights reminding us that self-love and self-appreciation are the key to our happiness, the Queer Eye guys have re-opened the…
By Kristin Magaldi

The Long-Term Psychological And Physical Effects Of Sexual Assault Are Worse Than You Thought

Sexual assault affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. While sexual assault survivors know that their attackers may not even remember the night or morning or afternoon in question, the effects of that minute or hour or those years can…
By Emma McGowan

'GoT' Star Sophie Turner Shared A Must-Read Message On World Mental Health Day

Mental health awareness is essential for everyone, but the topic often doesn't get the attention it deserves. Fortunately, plenty of people, including celebrities, are working to change that fact. On Wednesday, Sophie Turner's tweet about World…
By Meghan DeMaria

11 Questions To Ask Yourself To Figure Out If You’re An Empath

If you've always been someone who can easily tune into others, someone who is emotional, or someone who feels overwhelmed by the "vibe" of your surroundings, then you may be wondering if you're an empath, or someone who is highly tuned into the…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Ways To Hack Your Brain To Feel Less Anxiety

Anxiety starts in your brain, but it affects every part of your body when it's at it's strongest. But fighting anxiety often comes back to engaging with your brain, and the science at play when you're feeling super-stressed. Brain hacks for anxiety…
By Eva Taylor Grant

8 Helpful Ways To Deal With Your Anxiety About Getting The Flu (

Flu season is looming. Unfortunately, while you attempt to avoid the flu, you might feel creeping anxiety from the sense of being so out of control. Anxiety about the flu is common. But with anxiety relief tactics and increased awareness about how…
By Eva Taylor Grant

5 Things Experts Say You Should Do If You Think Your Partner Might Be A Sociopath

Although it might be easy to dismiss someone who’s done you wrong as a sociopath, the reality is that only four percent of the U.S. population can be accurately labeled as a sociopath. A sociopath, by definition, is someone who has zero regard for…
By Amanda Chatel

These 7 Zodiac Signs Are The Most Likely To Have Bad Tempers

When it comes to astrology, there are definitely a few zodiac signs that are known for their calm, level-headed demeanors, as well as a few signs that have surprisingly bad tempers. These are the folks who are quick to anger, who get frustrated…
By Carolyn Steber

9 Creepy Feelings You’re Experiencing That Might Actually Be Explained By Anxiety

Anxiety can feel undetectable because it's so hard to pin down. But if you're ever feeling like something is not-quite-right, there's a pretty good chance it's anxiety. Whether you're experiencing a feeling of uneasiness or a physical sensation you…
By Eva Taylor Grant

11 Habits All Emotionally Intelligent People Have In Common

If you ever chatted with someone who truly seemed to "get" you, they were probably someone with high emotional intelligence. These folks have a few skills — and habits that come about as a result — that allow them to tap into the experiences of…
By Carolyn Steber

Here's Exactly What Happens In A Sex Therapy Session

Here’s a not-so-fun fact: Some kind of sexual problem will likely touch every long-term couple. It’s just logical. When you have two people with different lives, different desires, and different stressors together for many years, their sexual needs…
By Emma McGowan

11 Simple Hacks For Making Your Week More Than Just A Monotonous Routine

If your whole life revolves around getting up, going to work, coming home, and repeating it all over again the next day — as it does for so many people — it may be time to interrupt that pattern by making an effort to create a more meaningful…
By Carolyn Steber

Science Just Proved Hangry Is A Real Thing & The Consequences Are Terrifying

To all of the people who denied that hangriness was a real thing, I only have one word to say: ha. So is hangry a medical condition? Well yes, according to scientists. It's so real, in fact, that they believe this supposedly "fake" emotion could…
By Lauren Sharkey

Researchers Just Defined A "Dark Core" Of Personality Traits That Will Chill You

Personality traits with negative connotations have long been used to explain why some people engage in behavior considered to unethical, morally dubious, or otherwise socially questionable. However, it now seems that these so-called “dark traits”…
By Lucia Peters

Science Says Eating This One Food Could Seriously Increase Your Risk Of Depression

There's no definitive cause for depression, most experts agree, but a new study suggests that a diet heavily reliant on less healthy food might increase your risk of developing it. As the Guardian reports, a study published in the journal Molecular…
By Emily Dixon

What To Do If Your Panic Attacks Lead To Suicidal Thoughts, According To Experts

For many, panic attacks can be a totally crippling experience. And although they may not be talked about often, they're not uncommon. Panic attacks are a sign of panic disorder, which is a common anxiety disorder that affects 2.4 million adults in…
By Lea Rose Emery

15 Little Habits You Won’t Believe Are Signs Of Anxiety

If you have anxiety, then you already know the symptoms can be tough to ignore. You might feel your armpits sweating as you step onto public transportation, or experience a pounding in your chest as you walk down the street. But other times, habits…
By Carolyn Steber