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This Is Your Brain on No Sleep

We need those 7 to 9 hours to keep our brains healthy in the short term — and for the long haul

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Answers About Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha’s all the buzz these days for relieving stress and fatigue. But is there anything to it?

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Staring at an Image of Yourself on Zoom Has Serious Consequences for Mental Health – Especially for Women

While experiences with self-objectification lead both women and men to focus on their appearance, women tend to face many more negative consequences

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The Unicorn in the Room: My Infertility Journey Led to an Unexpected Discovery

Fertility testing revealed that I have a rare condition that makes becoming and staying pregnant difficult

Melissa Blake, 2020

Why I’m Speaking Up About Toxic Beauty Standards

As a disabled woman, I was taught that I could never be beautiful — and that’s a problem

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What’s the 411 on the New 988 Hotline? 5 Questions Answered About a National Mental Health Service

The 988 Lifeline will connect callers with specialists trained to assist with mental health crises, including psychotic symptoms and substance abuse

She’s Sweating, He’s Freezing — and Nobody’s Sleeping

She’s Sweating, He’s Freezing — and Nobody’s Sleeping

The challenges of middle age look different for men and women, but the result can be the same

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Good Sex With Emily Jamea: How To Cope With Your Partner’s Sexual Dysfunction

Sometimes taking the pressure off can bring the pleasure back

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Think Therapy Is Navel-Gazing? Think Again

Many clients come to therapy wanting to look beyond themselves – talking about relationships, values and even spirituality

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Good Sex With Emily Jamea: The Paradox of Desire

You want it. Your partner doesn’t. What’s a couple to do?

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There Is Much More to Mindfulness Than the Popular Media Hype

Medicalized meditation is now a self-help commodity that generates over $1 billion per year, leading some critics to label it “McMindfulness”

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Skin Lightening Creams Are Dangerous — And Harm Women

A new series by CNN looks at the physical and emotional harms caused by the multibillion-dollar skin lightening industry

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