Wellness

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

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

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…
By JR Thorpe

My Father's Anxiety Made Me Feel Understood For The First Time

I looked at my dad as he sat on the couch across from me. He was smiling, but there was a bit of uncertainty in his eyes — as though he wondered if he'd be able to feel this calm again without the help of Prozac. When my father told me he was recent…
By Kristin Magaldi

Science Says An Extra Half Hour Of Sleep Can Actually Make A Huge Difference In Your Day

Some people jump out of bed every morning ready to take on the world — but then there are those of us who smash the snooze button until we eventually stumble out of bed. It sometimes feel impossible to get enough rest every day, but it may not be you…
By Ayana Lage

11 Ways To Inflect Your Voice To Become More Confident

There are so many tips and tricks for boosting self-esteem, and projecting a sense of ease. But one of the easiest ways is to simply play around with the inflections of your voice, in order to command attention, get your point across, and seem more c…
By Carolyn Steber

11 Hacks To Help You Diffuse Tense Situations

The reality is, people are going to get angry with you regardless of whether you give them a legitimate reason to or not. You can't really control how someone feels or reacts. But if you are looking for ways to diffuse a conflict situation, there are…
By Kristine Fellizar

This Is Why Everyone’s Drinking Oat Milk All Of A Sudden

Here in New York, it’s prime iced coffee season. And in the year 2018, the caffeine-obsessed and dairy-free among us have more options than ever before with which to dilute our cold brew. Soy and almond milk are now available in nearly every grocery …
By Melanie Mignucci

My Anxiety Is Now My Only Connection To My Father

On the surface, my childhood nights were normal: At my scheduled bedtime, I’d brush my teeth, kiss my parents goodnight, and crawl into bed. Surrounded by a small mountain range of stuffed animals, I’d close my eyes and say a few frantic prayers for …
By Erin Mayer

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…
By JR Thorpe

20 Queer Women Share The One Thing They Wish They Could Tell Their Teenage Selves

Adolescence is confusing for a bunch of reasons. As your body goes through intense changes, it's inevitable that this pivotal moment in development is met with new and suddenly pressing questions around your identity. During my own adolescence, I con…
By Willa Bennett

Science Says Your Kitchen Towels Can Give You Food Poisoning

When's the last time you washed your kitchen towels? It usually doesn't rank high on a chore list, especially since they're just going to get dirty anyway, but your kitchen linens are extremely susceptible to germ buildup, according to a new study. T…
By Ayana Lage

My Mother’s Obsession With Mental Illness Made Us Both Get Help — But It Also Pushed Us Apart

When I was growing up, my mother taught me that the worst thing you could do to someone was call them “mentally ill.” I don’t mean that she taught me to be sensitive about using that language; I mean that she literally taught me that if you needed to…
By Gabrielle Moss

8 Little Habits People With High Emotional Intelligence Have In Common

When you meet someone, it's often easy to tell if they're emotionally intelligent simply by their vibe and how they carry themselves. Folks with high emotional intelligence tend to have several habits in common, all of which add up to make them easy …
By Carolyn Steber

This Is How To Become A Morning Person, According To This Japanese Self-Care Concept

If you're not a morning person, going to bed with a mental checklist of all of the things you have to do the next day certainly doesn't make getting up earlier any easier. However, there is something that can help. If you've never heard of ikigai, th…
By Brandi Neal

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…
By JR Thorpe

It’s Absolutely OK To Step Away From The News — Here’s How To Do It

It's OK to turn off the news. And by that, I mean it's OK to take a step away from everything the news cycle tends to sweep up: Your Facebook timeline, your Twitter feed, even text messages from well-meaning friends just looking to talk about what's …
By James Loke Hale

14 Things All People With Allergies Should Have On Their Desk

Remember the days we got summers off from school and had no responsibilities? Me neither. Unfortunately, the majority of adults are stuck working over summer break, even though seasonal allergy sufferers are still dealing with awful symptoms. Althoug…
By Ayana Lage

Science Says Hydrogen Water May Not Be As Good For You As You Think

We all know that we need to drink water, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most of us are getting our 64ish ounces per day. But what if the water we're drinking isn't doing enough? That's the question presented by manuf…
By Ayana Lage

This Badass Exercise Can Help Boost Your Mood, Too

Most of us notice a mood boost when we get some good movement in, whether it’s dance, yoga, or a particularly challenging spin class. Many of us know that exercise is a tried and true method of improving mood, though of course it's not a mental healt…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo