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relationships

I Asked a Therapist Why I Prefer Long-Distance Relationships

Am I just an independent spirit, or do I have some deep, subconscious anxiety around intimacy?
Suzannah Weiss
1.17.19
Wellness Lies

No, Microwaves Are Not Bad For You

Microwaving doesn't destroy all the nutrients in your food or make it radioactive.
Jessica Migala
1.16.19
Sex

In Search of the Elusive Orgasm

Between 16 and 25 percent of women and 1 to 4 percent of men experience the inability to orgasm at some point in their lives.
Richard Greenhill
1.16.19
Phys Ed

Taper Madness Is Real and This Is How You Can Avoid it Before a Big Race

In the weeks before a big marathon—when you're not getting that long-run endorphin hit—things can get a little emotionally haywire.
Allie Volpe
1.16.19
reproductive rights

Anti-Choice Clinics Are Changing the Way They Operate to Qualify for Government Funding

Crisis pregnancy centers are offering more medical services so they can bill insurers and become eligible for federal family planning grants.
Garnet Henderson
1.15.19
Blood

We Looked Into the Big Claims Around Blood Facials

They've been around for years (see: Kim K getting a Vampire Facial in 2013), but a new study tries to determine just how effective they really are.
Shaena Montanari
1.15.19
Sleep

When I Get Hurt in a Dream, My Body Feels it Even After I Wake Up

"I dreamed that a swarm of bees or wasps attacked my feet. When I woke up, my feet were burning and tingly. It was very painful.”
Crystal Ponti
1.15.19
COPING

I'm paranoid that everyone's judging me—how do I control those feelings?

This week in the Coping newsletter: the people who find small talk excruciating, gender differences in anxiety, and how to deal with the fear that people are judging you.
Tonic Editors
1.13.19
This Week in Science

Birth Control Might Change Who Women Feel Attracted To

Women may be drawn to certain men because of the way they smell, and hormonal birth control could interfere.
Shayla Love
1.11.19
Social Media

Our Obsession with Taking Photos May Alter How We Remember Things

Rather than remembering what we ate, we scroll back to look at all the images we took of the food. This can have serious consequences.
Giuliana Mazzoni
1.10.19
Wellness Lies

The Infrared Sauna Is Not a Weight Loss Tool

The spas that market them that way are getting a little too bold.
Kimberly Truong
1.10.19
Fighting Words

Keep Your Disgusting Bar Soap Away From Me and My Body Wash

I cannot believe that people willingly use this moisture-sucking, shower-sludging surfactant to clean themselves.
Susan Rinkunas
1.10.19
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