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Fighting Words

What Constant Images of Racial Violence on Social Media Are Doing to My Body and Mind

Watching videos where black people are being harmed can result in vicarious traumatization—the trauma, even though it didn't happen to you, will resonate on a mental and physical level.
George M. Johnson
3 days ago
This Week in Science

Your Brain Is Paying Attention While You're Sleeping

Even if you don't remember, your brain is listening.
Shayla Love
3 days ago
Fighting Words

Addictive Drugs Should Not be Marketed, Period

New findings about the pressure to sell OxyContin reveals a lot about the opioid crisis.
Maia Szalavitz
3 days ago
mental health

The More I Allowed Myself to Feel My Anxiety, the Less it Bothered Me​

My coping mechanisms had been avoidant behavior all along.
Sarah Watts
3 days ago
Wellness Lies

Pink Himalayan Salt Is a Waste of Money

Sure it’s pretty, but claims that it’s cleaner and more nutritious than regular salt are dubious at best.
AC Shilton
4 days ago
Wellness Lies

Coconut Oil Is Not Dental Care

If oil pulling is doing anything for your oral health, it's likely from the mechanical motion of swishing.
Nicole Wetsman
4 days ago
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
4 days ago
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
5 days ago
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
5 days ago
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
5 days ago
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
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