Living With It

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
2 days ago
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
psychedelics

What One Man Learned When He Treated His Autism Symptoms With Shrooms

"That trip was like an '80s movie starring me. I saw what my life could be like, without computers and all that rubbish. It gave me the most hope I've ever known."
Jesse Noakes
12.20.18
mental health

Why Some Young Vets Are Becoming Personal Trainers

"If veterans can take their skills—the teaching others, the physical fitness, and the service element—and they can make a career out of it, it’s like they never left the service. They’re doing the same thing except they don’t have a gun in their hands."
Rajul Punjabi
12.12.18
body

What it Felt Like to Get a Small Tumor Taken Out of My Arm

Lipomas are usually small, benign masses that don't need to be removed. Mine, however, had to go.
Grant Stoddard
12.10.18
Living With It

When Support Groups Make You Feel Worse

Support groups are meant to offer the insight of others who "get it," but for some people, they can be terrifying—or depressing.
Suzannah Weiss
12.6.18
anxiety

This Is Why Being Anxious Makes Some People Puke

And how to get it together when you really need to not throw up.
Kimberly Truong
12.3.18
Phys Ed

9 Things You Should Buy Someone Who Loves the Gym But Hates Being Around People

Gifts for the socially anxious fitness enthusiast.
Rajul Punjabi
11.30.18
butt stuff

Here’s Why Some People Get Extra Gassy on Planes

Advice for in-flight farters.
Grant Stoddard
11.29.18
HIV

The HIV-Positive Inmate Who Spent a Year in Solitary for Having Consensual Sex

John Dorn's case stands to change wider prison policy around HIV criminalization.
Sony Salzman
11.26.18
mental health

Young Farmers Are Cashing in on Hemp to Live Happier

In recent years, media attention has attributed the anxiety, depression, and suicide among farmers to factors beyond their control. Could growing cannabis for CBD turn the tide?
Melissa Pandika
11.16.18
addiction

The Hell of Getting Methadone When You’re Away from Home

While most people on daily meds for chronic conditions don’t think twice about traveling, people who take methadone describe the experience as a stressful, tedious slog that takes weeks of preparation.
Zachary Siegel
11.15.18
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