Anita Sokolowski

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Sports Illustrated model Robyn Lawley ‘dropped from beauty contracts’ once they find out her size

Fashion has always been uniform when it comes to the body types appearing on catwalks, billboards and splashed across fashion magazines. But there is …

Plus Size

20 surprising effects that getting more sleep has on your mind and body

If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.<p>For at least 40% of the US population that isn't getting the recommended seven to nine hours a …

Teens

Easing the Transition from One Life to the Next

The following post is adapted from DEATH AND LETTING GO (Montague Press) by Ellen Tadd.<p>Death is an inevitable fate that everyone must face. Still, the topic of death is often avoided or denied because of fears and misunderstandings about what death actually is. When we recognize death as a …

How-To's

27 Products That Make Thin Hair Look Super Thick

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Canada Legalizes Physician-Assisted Dying

After weeks of debate, Canadian lawmakers have passed legislation to legalize physician-assisted death.<p>That makes Canada "one of the few nations where doctors can legally help sick people die," as Reuters reports.<p>The new law "limits the option to the incurably ill, requires medical approval and …

‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Outlander’ top our summer TV binge list

Life in the digital age means it's never too late to catch up on all those shows you've been hearing so much about, and there's no better time than summer.<p>To aid in this endeavor, I have compiled a shortlist, which is (a) completely, and even randomly, subjective, and (b) specific to the notion of …

Celebrating the day when the love of an interracial couple conquered centuries of hate

The 49th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down laws banning interracial marriage is this weekend.<p>In 1958, when Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving wanted to marry, their union was illegal. Mildred was black and Native American, and her childhood sweetheart, Richard, …

It May Not Be “Just Fibro” – It Could Be Lyme Disease

<i>By Donna Gregory Burch</i><p>Donna Gregory Burch<p>I never completely accepted my fibromyalgia diagnosis. It didn’t make sense to me that one day my body just …

16 Anti-Aging Beauty Products You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Skin Care

Cooking Hacks Every At-Home Chef Should Know

What do you do if you are baking and realize at the last minute that you’re out of buttermilk? Or, baking powder? It simply won’t work without these key ingredients. One answer, of course, is to run to the store and get them. But we know another solution (that doesn’t involve a pesky last-minute …

Recipes

Urgent Call for More Migraine Research

<i>By Ed Coghlan</i><p>When the American Headache Society Scientific Meeting starts in San Diego on Thursday (June 9), you will hear more than one call for …

Headaches

Why “When Doves Cry” Almost Didn’t Happen & Many Other Wonderful Prince Secrets

While some are fixating on how Prince died, here’s a fantastic look at how he LIVED. 20 years ago, when Prince released his first ever greatest hits …

Here's What Went Down at Spike Lee's Birthday Party for Prince Today

Prince, who died of a drug overdose in April, would have been 58 on June 7. Even though the Purple One is gone, director Spike Lee spent today making …

Prince’s PETA Song Is So Committed It Has Dolphin Sounds

PETA re-released Prince’s 1999 pro-vegan song “Animal Kingdom.”

Minnesota governor declares 'Prince Day' to mark birthday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Tuesday to be "Prince Day" in Minnesota to mark what would have been his 58th birthday.<p>Prince died April 21 from an accidental overdose of the narcotic painkiller fentanyl. The governor's proclamation, issued Monday, is meant to …

Fentanyl and other opioids for chronic pain put patients on a dangerous slope

Prince's death from an overdose of fentanyl is a high-profile example of what happens thousands of times every year among people with chronic …

Chronic Pain Groups Blast CDC for Opioid Guidelines

Minnesota Governor Declares June 7 “Prince Day”

June 7 has been declared “Prince Day” by Minnesota's Gov. Mark Dayton to mark what would have been Prince's 58th birthday, <i>Billboard</i> reports. According to the proclamation from the governor's office, “Minnesotans are encouraged to wear purple on Prince Day in honor of The Purple One's enduring …

Revealed: How to get a free airline upgrade

Our Travel Hacks series features top tips to make your next holiday a lot less stressful.<p>In this video, Nick Trend, Telegraph Travel's Consumer Editor, suggests ways to improve your chances of securing the holy grail of air travel: a free upgrade.<p>For more tips, see our complete guide to getting …

I was crippled by anxiety - and then I made it work for me

“I don’t think I can do it,” I said to my husband<p>“Do what?” he replied, baffled.<p>“I don’t know, I just…” I paused, struggling and failing to control my breath. “CAN’T!” I burst into tears.<p>We were on honeymoon. We’d arrived in San Francisco, the night before, after two relaxing weeks in Hawaii. We …

17 Dating Struggles Girls With Anxiety Understand

No. 9 is incredibly real.<p><b>1. Deciding when is the most appropriate moment to tell a new partner you have an anxiety disorder.</b> Like should you do it <i>before</i> or <i>after</i> you break down and have a panic attack while they're hanging out with you? Really a game-time decision.<p><b>2. Teaching your new partner about</b> …

15 of the Most Popular Makeup Hacks on Pinterest

Make your beauty routine a bajillion times easier with these brilliant ideas.<p>Learn how to make your cheekbones pop, how to conceal under-eye circles, and more.

Do our genes ‘remember’ pain? Scientists suspect they might.

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>You pulled a muscle in your back carrying groceries, took a shot to the shin in flag football or suffer from fibromyalgia. But it’s months later, and the lower back still aches, the leg still throbs, the …

Pain

Foot Pain in Fibromyalgia

Does fibromyalgia cause foot pain? Certainly, with this condition, pain can hit anywhere, at any intensity, at any time. Several studies show that we …

Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture And Alexander Technique Can Help Chronic Neck Pain

About one out of every six Americans has some form of neck pain, and chronic sufferers have few treatment options. But acupuncture or the Alexander technique, a system for adjusting posture, could provide some long-term relief for chronic neck pain.<p>Typical care for neck or back pain often involves …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Gains Funding, And Controversy

People who suffer from the condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome are accustomed to being dismissed by health care professionals and to only occasional mentions of their condition in the media. These past few weeks have been a notable exception, but with quite different conversations going on …

Pain Studies Show Nerve Pain Can Cause Sleep Problems, Depression And Anxiety

According to the <i>Huffington Post</i>, one in three Americans suffer from daily pain and “the financial cost due to pain tops more than half a trillion …

When Life Stops—Finding Hope & Purpose In Spite of Chronic Pain

Shares 1K<p>Life can shrink so swiftly in the face of chronic pain and illness. While trying to manage and cope with all the challenges, perplexing …