JR Thorpe
JR Thorpe lives in Britain, collects vintage ball gowns and poetry books, and has had blue hair for ten years.
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6 Gift Ideas For Your Friend Who Has A Hard Time On Father’s Day

Each June, Father's Day is celebrated to commemorate dads and father figures everywhere. But it can be a difficult day for people whose fathers aren't in their lives. Whether their dads have passed away, are estranged from them, or have a toxic relat…
By JR Thorpe

4 Extremely Gross Things That Happen To Your Body If You Don’t Drink Enough Water

Sunshine and long days are a lovely benefit of the warmer seasons, but the excess heat, combined with not keeping your reusable water bottle handy while you're traipsing around town, can quickly make you dehydrated. We all know the benefits of stayin…
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3 Hacks To Feel More Motivated, According To Science

Everybody gets a case of the Mondays sometimes (even if it's Wednesday), and can't quite push themselves enough to get something done. It turns out, though, that ways to be more motivated when you want to achieve something, whether it's committing to…
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Concussions Affect Women Differently Than Men & Here’s Why It Matters

In medicine, it's well-known that different sexes may have different symptoms or side effects from the same illness or injury. Heart attacks, for example, present very differently in people who are female than in people who are male, and awareness ar…
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This Is The Surprising Way A Concussion Can Impact Your Mental Health

If you didn't play sports growing up, it's possible that all you know about concussions comes from that one scene in 10 Things I Hate About You. A brain injury can cause confusion, blurred vision, dizziness, and other potentially dangerous side effec…
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3 Questions To Ask Your Partner To Help Them Understand Your Anxiety, According To An Expert

Dealing with anxiety on your own can be challenging. And often, having a supportive partner around to help you through it can be a real source of strength. But occasionally, you might find that your new love is amazingly rad, thinks you're cool, too,…
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7 Unexpected Symptoms Of A Concussion Everyone Should Know About

You're probably familiar with the typical symptoms of a concussion: confusion, dilated pupils, or dizziness are all signs of the traumatic brain injury, which generally occurs after a blow to the head. But concussion is actually a very complex condit…
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7 Foods Of The Future You Can Eat Right Now

Whether you're a foodie or preoccupied with the planet, or both, the future of food is an interesting subject. We're becoming more aware of the environmental costs of our current food habits, like how cattle farming uses a ton of resources, as do avo…
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The Weird Way Being Distracted Affects Your Entire Body, According To Science

Everybody gets distracted every so often. You're trying to focus on something important and then, all of a sudden, you find yourself staring at a cute cat or, realistically, scrolling through Twitter without taking in even one piece of information. B…
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9 Bizarre Restaurant Bathrooms Around The World You Have To See To Believe

Restaurants will do pretty much anything to attract excitement, press, and curious guests. Sometimes that means the food is out of this world; other times, that means the bathroom is truly bizarre, in the hopes of drawing viral curiosity. Virtually e…
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Science Just Debunked One Of The Biggest Myths About The Wage Gap

Every year we "celebrate" Equal Pay Day, which represents how long women would have to work to earn as much as their male peers did in the past year — Equal Pay Day in the U.S. is currently April 10, or an extra 99 days per year. And every year, peop…
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The One Thing You Need To Know About The Stock Market If You're Thinking Of Investing

Investing in the stock market is, for many people in their 20s, a long-off dream, along with owning a home and having a proper portfolio of assets (i.e., one that doesn't just involve that Tiffany necklace you got for your 21st birthday). Many of us …
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4 Things You Should Know Before Adopting A Cat

If you're thinking of getting yourself a furry friend and don't have the space for a dog or the patience for a guinea pig, cats may just be for you. But there's a lot of preparation that goes into making a good home for a new feline friend: it's not …
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Autoimmune Diseases Are Way More Common In Women & A New Study May Explain Why

Autoimmune diseases can be devastating for people who live with them: an autoimmune disease is one where your body's immune system attacks healthy tissue it has misidentified as a "threat," and the mechanism for why this is is not very well understoo…
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14 Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Feminist Dad

Is your dad devoted to women's rights and wants to show it? You don't have to get the same-old same-old gifts for Father's Day 2018; he probably has enough boring ties and socks to last him until the Apocalypse. Instead, why not get your feminist dad…
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You Can Trick Your Brain Into Being More Patient — Here’s How

Having patience isn't very sexy. And it isn't quite as talked about as having impatience: complaining about waiting at a red light, or being stuck in a giant line that just won't move, is far more common than commenting on pleasant it was to wait... …
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6 Feminist Road Trips To Take With Your Squad This Summer

Get your Thelma & Louise on, but without (spoiler alert) the cliff-dive ending: summer is prime time for some road-tripping. And whether you're armed with a driving license, a passport or a bus ticket, there are several destinations, both worldwide a…
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5 Unexpected Ways To Refresh Your Résumé, According To Experts

Thinking about finding yourself a new 9-5? It can be hard to figure out what exactly you can do to make your résumé stand out in a crowd of other, similarly polished, one-page masterpieces. Even after you've looked at every template around and re-wri…
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There's Actually A Scientific Reason Why You Always Feel So Lazy During The Summer

The days get warmer, the sun gets higher, and suddenly you feel like doing precisely nothing and lazing about in the heat all day. No, you're not imagining it: hot weather does make you a bit lazy, at least when we're first adjusting to the heat wave…
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7 Signs You Have A Food Intolerance, Not An Allergy

If you always feel kind of ~off~ after eating a particular dish, you might think you're allergic to it — but that isn't necessarily the case. One of the biggest myths about food allergies is that they're just "more extreme" food intolerances, but the…
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