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When Vanity Is Self-Care

When Vanity Is Self-Care

The salon was busy when I walked in. There was the chatter of stylists gossiping with clients, the whirl of hair dryers and the receptionist laughing into her cellphone. She paused the conversation to
NYC Will Pay $380,000 to Family of Rikers Island Inmate Who Hanged Himself Days After Being Taken Off Suicide Watch

NYC Will Pay $380,000 to Family of Rikers Island Inmate Who Hanged Himself Days After Being Taken Off Suicide Watch

In more terrible news for the embattled Rikers Island jail, New York City (really, taxpayers who live or work in New York) has agreed to pay out $380,000 to the family of a 24-year-old housed at the
Francisco Franco's new app Gratus is a novel tool that reminds you to stop and appreciate life

Francisco Franco's new app Gratus is a novel tool that reminds you to stop and appreciate life

Today the well-known developer Francisco Franco has released a new app: Gratus. It's a bit hard to describe, but it's meant to provide you with appreciation and motivation when you might be feeling a

A Woman Told Her Boss She Needed a Mental Health Day, and His Response Has Gone Viral

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Paul Kabat Many companies boast great dental benefits and paid time off, but what about mental health days? While it's been reported that bosses are OK with their
Don’t You Know That You’re Toxic?

Don’t You Know That You’re Toxic?

Editor’s Note: Trigger warning, this post talks about the subject of suicide, and was written before the death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington.Read more...
For Colored Girls Who Don’t Know They’re Struggling

For Colored Girls Who Don’t Know They’re Struggling

“It looks like melanoma,” my dermatologist said casually as she biopsied a mysterious scar that had developed under my left temple. I was unmoved. I cried when my hairdresser found a bald spot the
What It’s Like to Have Exploding Head Syndrome

What It’s Like to Have Exploding Head Syndrome

If you've ever heard a sudden loud noise in your sleep, which turns out to be imaginary, you're not losing the plot
What It’s Like to Have Exploding Head Syndrome

What It’s Like to Have Exploding Head Syndrome

If you've ever heard a sudden loud noise in your sleep, which turns out to be imaginary, you're not losing the plot
Social Media's Dark Side: Learning to Set Boundaries

Social Media's Dark Side: Learning to Set Boundaries

The growth and reach of social media is astronomical.

I Have Anxiety, and This Simple Activity Has Helped Me SO Much

My brain and emotions run on overdrive early in the morning before the sun has fully risen, all throughout the day, and (my personal favorite) in the middle of the night. I'm a Type A perfectionist.

If You've Dreamed That Your Teeth Fell Out, There's an Important Meaning Behind It

Have you ever woken up and remembered your teeth falling out or breaking in a dream? It could mean something important about what's going on in your life. It's also a very common dream that people
Psychiatrists Disagree Over Whether They Should Discuss Trump’s Mental Health
Spending Money on Time-Saving Services Will Make You Happier

Spending Money on Time-Saving Services Will Make You Happier

They say that money can’t buy happiness. But money can buy you free time, and a new study suggests that’s just about the same thing. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy
Spending Money on Time-Saving Services Will Make You Happier

Spending Money on Time-Saving Services Will Make You Happier

They say that money can’t buy happiness. But money can buy you free time, and a new study suggests that’s just about the same thing. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy
Go Ahead, Psychiatrists: Diagnose Donald Trump

Go Ahead, Psychiatrists: Diagnose Donald Trump

It's time for the Goldwater Rule to go
Here’s How Happy Americans Are Right Now

Here’s How Happy Americans Are Right Now

By many accounts, Americans are living in contentious times. Yet they report being happier in 2017 than they were in 2016, according the 2017 Poll Survey of American Happiness, shared exclusively with
Here’s How Happy Americans Are Right Now

Here’s How Happy Americans Are Right Now

By many accounts, Americans are living in contentious times. Yet they report being happier in 2017 than they were in 2016, according the 2017 Poll Survey of American Happiness, shared exclusively with

John Green opens up about his struggles with OCD

The author discussed how his own struggles with OCD inspired his new book, 'Turtles All the Way Down.' The post John Green opens up about his struggles with OCD appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Medical Examiner Rules Death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam a Suicide

Medical Examiner Rules Death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam a Suicide

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, who had the distinction of being the first African-American woman to serve on New York’s highest court as well as the country’s first female Muslim judge, committed suicide
New Hope for Depression

New Hope for Depression

Depression afflicts 16 million Americans. One third don’t get better with treatment. A surprising new drug may change that