wellness

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Wellness culture is definitely a sort of horror show to me. Between deprivation from perfectly normal food (like, you know, meat), hivemind-ish workouts (I’m looking at you, SoulCycle), and an implicit mistrust of Western medicine, it is my actual nightmare. To each their own, of course: If you want to drink green juice all theREAD MORE »


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We’re all interested in fitness, or at least in maintaining the idea that we might start getting fit any day now; man, get off our back. As such, there are tons and tons of advice out there on how to tone your body into a veritable machine made of health and sexiness. And a ton… READ MORE »


News

Dark horse Alaska has come from behind to claim the title of the happiest state in the US, LiveScience reports. Snagging the designation from 2013 winner North Dakota, Alaska—which didn’t even make the top 10 in 2013—topped Gallup’s Well-Being Index in 2014 for the first time since tracking began in 2008. North Dakota crashed to the… READ MORE »


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I’m in a strange emotional rut these days. The past few months have been some of the most eventful I’ve ever had. They’ve been full of revelations, confusions, major changes, and new conclusions about what life means to me — but instead of making me wiser, all these new thoughts and the baggage surrounding them have… READ MORE »


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A recent stress study by the American Psychological Association put together a profile of the most stressed-out person in America: she’s a mom in her late 20s or early 30s who makes less than $50,000 a year, and she probably needs a hug. The study found that women are more stressed than men in general, and that Americans… READ MORE »


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All it takes is one sneeze. That’s usually followed by the sniffling, coughing and fever. Next, we start looking for answers through traditional medicine.  Sure, you can take the over-the-counter concoction of chemicals or stronger antibiotics, and hope the long list of side effects that are rapidly read through in their TV commercials don’t haunt… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

These two simple little words steal your joy fast (and, sometimes, steal it forever). When I was a little girl my mother never ate peaches. One day, I asked her why she wouldn’t eat those delicious, juicy fruits that tasted like  happiness to me. She explained that in 1935, she ate a peach and it made… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

It’s not everyone who can watch a horror thriller, point at the villain and say, “Hey, that’s me!” But you can if you have  borderline personality disorder — that’s the condition that Hollywood loves to scare the shit out of men with in movies like  “Fatal Attraction.” Any movie of that “woman seems OK at first,… READ MORE »


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“I’m so tired” is the most basic complaint in the entire world, second only to whining about the weather. I think we like to say it because it makes us seem busy or worthy of sympathy, but sometimes we say it because we really are running on fumes and trapped in a cycle of burnout. In… READ MORE »


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The Scough, a scarf embedded with the same high-grade germ filters that the military uses to protect against chemical warfare, is the fashionable answer to flu season. Instead of boarding the subway or walking near car exhaust with your face covered by a surgical mask, you can ward off illness in an infinitely more stylish… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I posted earlier about chopping off seven inches of hair after finally deciding that my break was not a breakup. While a cliche, it was a defining moment that signified my new perspective on the future. Luckily, as many of you so kindly pointed out, it turned out to look good too. (I swear, I… READ MORE »