health

Valentino Shares His Super Sad Diet With Harper’s Bazaar

By: Rachel Krause / August 28, 2013

Diets, man! What a bitch. As a human with a particular fondness for bread, cheese, and meat and a diminutive frame that, presented with the opportunity, will take all of those calories, thank you very much, and keep them forever and ever, I am almost always on some sort of depressing leafy-greens-and-lean-protein restriction. For health,… More »


Anthony Yahle, Ohio Man, Comes Back To Life After Being Declared Dead

By: Huffington Post Weird News / August 23, 2013

Lawrence Yahle refused to believe his dad was dead — and he was right.

The 17-year-old Ohio resident rushed into his father Anthony’s Kettering Medical Center hospital room after doctors told him his dad could not be revived, according to ABC News.

“Dad, you’re not going to die today,” Yahle said… More »


Those Before/After Fitness Pictures Are A Big, Fat Lie

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 23, 2013

You might have already expected as much, but those before/after picture for the supplements that claim to help you drop 30 pounds in 30 days or give you an overnight six-pack or whatever insane thing they say they’ll do are all a bunch of hogwash. Aussie personal trainer and fitness blogger MelVFitness demonstrated how those… More »


Positive HIV Test Grinds Porn Industry To A Halt

By: Newser / August 23, 2013

A leading porn industry group called for a moratorium on filming, after discovering that one performer has tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, an industry group, wouldn’t reveal the infected performer’s identity, but said it was working with Adult Production Health & Safety Services to treat other performers who might have been exposed,… More »


The Soapbox: Chelsea Manning Has The Right To Healthcare In Prison, Transgender Or Not

By: Avory Faucette / August 22, 2013

Now that Chelsea Manning has expressed a desire to medically transition through hormone replacement therapy, there are a lot of questions circling about what Leavenworth looks like for a trans woman, and how exactly someone might transition from male to female in prison. While Manning’s case itself is complicated, the question of what kind of… More »


Dream Or Nightmare: Caffeine Body Spray Is Here

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 22, 2013

When I arrive at work in the morning, I often make jokes about wanting to mainline more caffeine into my veins. And this is after I’ve already pounded three cups of java in rapid succession. It’s just not enough!! I’m a caffeine junkie. No need for me to ever make that joke again now that… More »


5 Stages Your Therapist Goes Through After You Quit Her Services (In GIFs!)

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2013

Therapy has done me good. Off and on ever since I was 14, I’ve seen a couple therapists for a couple of years at a time each. They’ve helped me through family craziness, adjusting to college, adjusting to life after college, a boss possessed by Satan, and bouts of depression and anxiety.

Therapy isn’t… More »


Absolutely Not: Weight-Loss Tapeworms Can’t Become A Thing

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 20, 2013

I think we can all agree that the society’s issues with weight and body image have reached rock, rock, rock bottom when women are purposefully ingesting tapeworms to shed pounds. An Iowa woman had to seek medical attention last week after purchasing a LIVE tapeworm off the internet and swallowing it. She was advised to… More »


How Not To Fall For The Next Fitness Fad

By: Ask Men / August 15, 2013

In the fitness and weight-loss industry, serpent lubrication sells like hotcakes. It’s capitalism run amok, and it is not helping. Billions of dollars are at stake to perpetuate the myth of “quick and easy” when it comes to building muscle and/or dropping fat from your frame. If you believe in quick-fix miracle cures for getting… More »


Anyone Who’s Ever Suffered From Mental Illness (Or Known Someone Who Has) Must Watch Eleanor Longdon’s TED Talk

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 12, 2013

Eleanor Longdon was a college student when she began hearing a totally neutral voice in her head that would narrate her daily going ons in the third person. “She is leaving the room.” She is going to the lecture.” Longdon’s relationship with this innocuous narrator eventually turned into what she called a “psychic civil war”… More »


5 Things To Remember When Your Life Goes To Hell

By: Cracked / August 11, 2013

If there’s an upside to spending most of your life in abject poverty and soul-sucking alcoholism, it’s that you become an expert in shit-handling. Many of you out there can testify that it doesn’t make you panic any less when personal disasters do pop up, but it seems like the more frequently you fall into… More »


Sanjay Gupta: “I Was Wrong About Weed”

By: Newser / August 11, 2013

For years, Sanjay Gupta has been among the voices calling medical marijuana illegitimate, even writing a 2009 Time article entitled “Why I Would Vote No on Pot.” “Well, I am here to apologize,” the celebrity doctor writes today at CNN. Gupta has spent a lot of time researching pot for his new documentary “Weed,” and… More »


Kelly Osbourne Opens Up About Troubled Past: I Wanted The Drugs “All To Myself”

By: Celebuzz / August 11, 2013

Kelly Osbourne is all about speaking her mind and her latest interview with Cosmopolitan U.K. is no exception.

Gracing the publication’s September 2013 issue, the “Fashion Police” host opens up about her past drug addiction and how her mother, Sharon Osbourne, even had her placed in a padded room in order to hel… More »


Overthinking Things Will Render You A Useless Human Being

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 8, 2013

Overthinking everything is my Achilles heel. If I get into my Crazy Thinking Place, as I refer to it, I can loop around on one idea for hours, like a dog chasing its tail. It can be about anything — from what I want to eat for lunch to what I’m going to say whe… More »


Study: Anorexia Is Similar To Autism

By: Alyson Penn / August 8, 2013

A new study suggests that girls suffering from anorexia display similar personality traits to those with autism, such as lack of empathy, high focus on detail, and rigid behavior. In some instances, girls with anorexia scored five times higher in autistic qualities than non-anorexic girls on the Autism Spectrum Quotient. More »


Little Girl Who Got Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba From Lake Is Making Miraculous Recovery

By: The Stir / August 7, 2013

Amazing, miraculous news out of Little Rock, Arkansas! The poor 12-year-old girl who contracted a rare brain amoeba from swimming in a water park is showing signs of improvement. If she survives the amoeba, which eats away at brain tissue, she will be the third known person in the world to do so. From the… More »


GIF Quiz! Are You Having A Quarter-Life Crisis?

By: Tres Sugar / August 3, 2013

Once you hit your 20s, there’s a reason “Girls” becomes your favorite show. It’s as if you were waiting in line for the quarter-life crisis you heard about and got called sooner than expected. All of a sudden you’re trying to get your life together while juggling things like a career and dating (when really… More »


Real Talk: On Birth Control & Protecting Against Pregnancy, Part 2

By: Avital Norman Nathman / August 2, 2013

This week’s Real Talk focuses on birth control: what we use, why, and our thoughts on all the issues surrounding the way we keep our bodies pregnancy-free! The first half of our conversation about contraception ran yesterday.

The participants are:

Rose Fox is a book and magazine editor, event organizer, and… More »


Victoria’s Secret Model Erin Heatherton Gets Photographed Smoking Before An Event

By: Rachel Krause / August 1, 2013

Models: they’re the editorial picture of loveliness and good breeding and long legs and dagger-like cheekbones, and, well, many of them smoke like chimneys. This is not to say that all models are smokers, or that all smokers are models for that matter (no, what?), but you’d be hard-pressed to come up with a well-publicized… More »


Could North Carolina Temporarily Be Without An Abortion Clinic?

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2013

North Carolina has suspended the license of the one abortion provider in the state that is able to stay open following the passage of new abortion restrictions. Femcare, in Asheville, is expected to reopen once it improves upon 23 violations.  [Huffington PostRH Reality Check]
On things that look like feminism but aren’t. [MSNBC]… More »


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