mental health

Here's How To Deal With Your BFF's Significant Other That You Can't Stand

Nothing makes me happier than when my best friend is living her best life: whether that means finding success at her job, striking a happy chord with her health, or falling madly in love with a new partner. Seeing her smile automatically makes me smi…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

A Study Looked At How Effective 21 Different Antidepressants Are & Here’s What It Found

Major depressive disorder can be debilitating, and finding the right medication to feel better is sometimes a frustrating process. Just like any other medication, antidepressant medications aren't one-size-fits-all — what works for you may not work f…
By Ayana Lage

11 Fascinating Scientific Facts About Pathological Liars

While we all tell little white lies occasionally, there's a big difference between someone who fibs every now and again, and someone who is a pathological liar. "A pathological liar is somebody who lies without effort, someone for whom telling a lie …
By Carolyn Steber

I Tried To Stop Sleeping With My Phone Near Me & It Was A Total Disaster

I know that I should probably use my cell phone less, but I know it in the same way that I know that I should drink more water and exfoliate more often. I am always on my phone — I'd love to say that it's work-related, but that isn't true. I struggle…
By Ayana Lage

8 Ways Olympians Deal With Stress That Non-Athletes Can Try Too

We all get nervous from time to time. But when your job is based on performing extreme feats of agility and strength in front of hundreds, thousands, or millions of people, it’s fair to say that you may be more familiar with that nervous feeling than…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

A Study Suggests That It Is How You Experience Grief, Not Age, That Determines Wisdom

The world is not lack for things that are disheartening, distressing, and downright awful. In times of tragedy, it can feel impossible to see past the immediate hurt and to look toward what lies ahead. However, a new study from Oregon State Universit…
By Mia Mercado

6 Tips For Maximizing The Health Benefits Of Sex

You often hear about the health benefits of sex. But was all sex created equal in this regard? There are, after all, infinite ways to have sex. And if something as fun as sex can improve your health, you'd might as well take advantage of it as much a…
By Suzannah Weiss

It's Time To Stop Concern-Trolling Women For Working “Too Much”

A few months ago, I accepted a job at a highly-esteemed publication. I was excited to share this news with my family and friends. But what I thought would lead to congratulations became a prompting for me to defend my work habits. Two people responde…
By Suzannah Weiss

A New Study Shows Dating Can Actually Help LGBTQ Teens Cope With Emotional Stress

LGBTQ teenagers are almost twice as likely to be bullied by their peers, and they are four times more likely to die by suicide, according to Mental Health America. But a new study claims that romantic relationships can help LGBTQ youth avoid emotiona…
By Ayana Lage

A New Study Shows How A Controversial Drug Could Be Helpful For Treating Depression

For a few years, there's been a new drug on everybody's lips when it comes to depression treatment: ketamine. Ketamine is used both as an anesthetic and as a hallucinogenic drug, but has held promise as a potential therapy for treatment-resistant dep…
By JR Thorpe

34 Questions To Ask Yourself When You're Deciding Whether Or Not To Break Up With Your S.O.

You meet someone, you date for some time, and then for whatever reason, you make the realization that this person is not right for you. But for some reason, even with that realization, leaving them is far from easy. Why is it so hard to end a relatio…
By Kristine Fellizar

What To Do If You're Constantly Worried Your Partner Is Cheating On You

If you've ever thought your partner was cheating on you — even when they weren't — you're not alone. While it may seem like trust issues are leading you to constantly worry your partner is cheating, experts and research say it could even be something…
By Kristine Fellizar

7 Seemingly Charming Habits That Are Actually Manipulative

When it comes to charm and manipulation, there is often a fine line. Someone who appears to be charismatic might have ulterior motives for putting on the charm, while there are people out there who just have a way with crowds, but still remain genuin…
By Kristine Fellizar

Amazon’s New Plant Store Is The Online Shopping Site You Never Knew You Needed

If you can't have a pet, plants can also give your mental health a much-needed boost, and the new Amazon Plant Store now let's you order your all-natch-plant medicine right from your phone like a boss. "Active interaction with indoor plants can reduc…
By Brandi Neal

7 Old-Fashioned Myths About Anxiety That Are Actually Toxic

Anxiety disorders take many forms, from social anxiety to phobias to obsessive compulsive disorder, and our understanding of them grows daily. However, modern concepts of anxiety and how we treat it also have some baggage: old-fashioned (and in some …
By JR Thorpe

9 Creepy Things That Used To Happen In Doctors' Offices

By taking a stroll through time, and looking back on all the weird medical procedures throughout history, it makes it a little easier to appreciate our current grasp on health and medicine. Just a little over a century ago, people were latching leech…
By Carolyn Steber

The Top 15 Things That Cause Stress In Relationships

When it comes to relationships, even happy and healthy relationships, stress is just part of the equation. Not just because it can sometimes be stressful to put in the necessary amount of effort to keep your relationship strong and on track, but the …
By Amanda Chatel

7 Common Misconceptions People Have About Self-Care That Are Actually Toxic

I don't know about you, but I have a hard time putting my own needs before the needs of others. While intellectually I know that self-care is important, I have simultaneously bought into secretly toxic ideas about self-care that aren't true. Sound fa…
By Brandi Neal

How To Tell If Your PMS Is Actually PMDD — And Why You Should Know The Difference

There's no way around it: having your period can flat out suck, especially if you're experiencing premenstrual syndrome (aka, PMS). No, I don't mean the sexist version of PMS — where men use your time of the month to invalidate your emotions or abili…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

People Are Sharing How They'll Celebrate #SinglesAwarenessDay & It's Goals

February 15 is Singles Awareness Day. Though some people celebrate it on February 14, the actual "holiday" is on February 15. If you’re wondering what it’s all about, for those people not dating or coupled up, Singles Awareness Day is all about celeb…
By Natalia Lusinski