mind

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
2 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
hard data

We Looked Into the Claim That the US is in a 'Sex Recession'

It could actually be that we're in the midst of a sexual revolution.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
1.10.19
Asking for a friend

Why Do I Hate Watching People Make Out?

Your tolerance for PDA could be linked to your personality.
Misha Gajewski
1.9.19
anxiety

Anxiety's Favorite Canvas for Expressing Itself: Your Face

Negative emotions can trigger or worsen a wide range of conditions like acne​, hair-thinning, and psoriasis.
Cindy Kuzma
1.8.19
suicide

The Curious Relationship Between Altitude and Suicide Risk

Americans who live in higher-altitude counties are at a higher risk for suicide. Here are a few things that might help explain the correlation.
Hoehun Ha
1.8.19
LGBTQ

When I Came Out, I Wasn’t Ready for the Judgment That Came from Within the Community

Why would a group of people who have historically experienced so much shame and stigma from society dole out that same kind of punishment to each other?
Zach Rawlings
1.8.19
mental health

Some People Actually Fear Getting Credit for Their Accomplishments

The anxiety that's triggered by positive recognition goes way beyond run-of-the-mill shyness or modesty.
Markham Heid
1.7.19
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