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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

Self-Care & Mental Health
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Should You Wear a Mask on a Plane, Bus or Train When There’s No Mandate? 4 Essential Reads to Help You Decide

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that passengers mask up while on planes, trains or buses, but it’s no longer a requirement

Your Health
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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

Your Wellness
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What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Made famous by social media influencers, vaginal rejuvenation can be used to correct common medical concerns as well as cosmetic ones

Your Wellness
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What Is Alopecia? It’s No Laughing Matter for Millions of Black American Women

The Oscar slap seen around the world was sparked by a joke about Jada Pinket Smith’s shaved head. Pinkett Smith has been public about her battle with Alopecia.

Chronic Care Issues
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What’s Hot About Menopause? Sex!

The big change can be a big plus in the bedroom

Menopause & Aging Well
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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

Your Health
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How to Make Sustainable Lifestyle Changes in 2022

From attainable workout goals to healthy eating habits to practicing self-care

Your Wellness
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Covid-19 Vaccines & FOMO

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or … is it?

Your Wellness
Sena Agawu

My Breast Reduction Gave Me My Life Back

Large breasts restricted my lifestyle and caused physical discomfort. At 25, I knew surgery was the answer.

Real Women, Real Stories
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What Americans Can Learn From Other Cultures About the Language of Gratitude

In American English, many of the expressions of gratitude are couched in transactional language that involves expressions of personal indebtedness

Lifestyle
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Thinking About Getting a Tummy Tuck? What to Know Before Going Under the Knife.

A tummy tuck can help your abdomen look firmer, but it's not a complete weight loss overhaul

Lifestyle
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How Sarah Baartman’s Hips Went From a Symbol of Exploitation to a Source of Empowerment for Black Women

In the 1800s, Sarah Baartman was an African woman who was paraded around Europe, where spectators jeered at her large buttocks

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25-Year-Long Study of Black Women Links Frequent Use of Lye-Based Hair Relaxers to a Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

The elevated risk for the heaviest users of lye-based hair products – which included about 20% of study participants – is concerning

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