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Kenyans protest after woman is beaten and stripped in public

Hundreds of women have turned out on the streets of the Kenyan capital today to defend their right to wear what they choose after a woman was stripped and beaten for wearing a miniskirt.<p>The attack, which took place last week at a busy bus stop in Nairobi’s Central Business District, involved dozens …

Maintaining weight may lower depression in African American women

Trying to maintain their weight helped low-income, overweight African American women stave off depression, researchers reported.<p>The researchers looked at the confluence of two debilitating health issues. Depression is among the most common and disabling mental health conditions in the United …

For obese, stress may be even more deadly

Recurring emotional stress may trigger a stronger biochemical response in overweight people, possibly increasing their risk of chronic illnesses such …

5 Eating Disorders You've Never Heard of Before

Though they're more common than you'd expect.<p><i>This article was written by Amber Brenza and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>When I was 13, I was taken out of school for a month to deal with an eating disorder. Yes, I was very thin, but I wasn't concerned with my weight. The issue was that I …

How One Writer Stuck Her Middle Fingers Up To Anorexia

“Eat my dust”<p><i>The following feature appears in the April 2016 issue of</i> NYLON.<p>It’s a mild April afternoon in Tunbridge Wells, England, just southeast of London, and, as with every day at 3pm on the dot, I’m seated at my family’s kitchen table, a tall glass of thick, pale brown Complan set before me, …

Mental Health

Fighting An Eating Disorder When It's 'Hard To Want To Get Better'

<i>When you're facing a major life change, it helps to talk to someone who has already been through it.</i> All Things Considered <i>is connecting people on either side of a shared experience, and they're letting us eavesdrop on their conversations in our series</i> Been There<i>.</i><p>All of a sudden, Maddy Rich found …

Helping Those Struggling with Depression or Suicidal Thoughts

Whether you knew the person or not, mental health experts say reports of suicides can bring up negative thoughts that can be tough to deal …

Mental Health

A 23-Year-Old Allegedly Copied The 13 Reasons Why Suicide & Left Behind Tapes

A 23-year-old in Peru has died by suicide and left behind recordings allegedly inspired by the Netflix series <i>13 Reasons Why</i>. According to the …

Mental Health

How to Deal With Aggressive People

Aggressive people. We've all dealt with someone who is being pretty aggressive at some point in our lives.<p>You know, that person that interrupts you when you are trying to speak -- or, they simply talk <i>louder</i> whenever you try to speak. That person who doesn't seem to allow your own point of view and …

How to Be Confident at Work Without Appearing Arrogant

How people perceive you can be very important in your career and business. Here's how to avoid rubbing people the wrong way.<p>Someone once told me there’s a fine line between arrogance and confidence. I immediately thought: <i>That’s not true</i>. There’s a huge difference.<p>I feel some people exemplify the …

Self-improvement

Birth Control FAQ

Consider all your contraception questions officially answered! Our medical experts weigh in on your urgent, awkward, and even embarrassing birth control dilemmas.<p><b>Birth control slip-ups, effectiveness, and troubleshooting</b>• If I'm on the ring or the patch and forget to replace it on the right day, do …

The Drugging of the American Boy

By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to "normalize" them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs. The shocking truth is that many …

Females Build Up Tolerance To Marijuana Faster Than Males, Study Finds

Despite a shortage of research on the topic, it's been suggested that drugs affect men and women differently. And because of the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington and medical marijuana in 23 states, it's now more important than ever that women understand how …

Uncomfortable in our skin: the body-image report

Outside, on a warm morning in March, students at the University of the West of England are shading their faces with textbooks, legs rippling in the sun. Inside, in a cramped, bright room lined with ring binders labelled "Intimacy", the women who make up the world's only Centre for Appearance …

This 26-Year-Old Woman Is Changing The Way We Think About Beauty Standards

Sara Geurts was just 10 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare skin condition called Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a connective …

Skin Care

Sexual health of adolescent girls: learning how to listen

In Tanzania's remote Newala District, adolescent girls are met with unwanted sexual advances on their way to the neighbours' house, to the water well, to the store. They often feel forced to give in. Sometimes, they're raped. Girls are even scared to go to school because, they say, some teachers …

Why LGBT Adolescents Are Still More Likely To Face Bullying, Including Social Exclusion And Physical Harm

By Andrew M. Seaman<p>(Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are more likely to be bullied and victimized throughout elementary and high school than heterosexual students, according to new research.<p>"Bullying in general - as has been reported by others - decreases as kids go …

Decade Of Change For College Students: Less Religious, More Diverse And Lonely

America's college students have become less religious, more stressed and overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality over the past decade. Campus life has grown more complicated, with soaring complaints of sexual violence and students so captivated by social media that they're hanging out less …

When Are You Really an Adult?

In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up?<p>It would probably be fair to call Henry “aimless.” After he graduated from Harvard, he moved back in with his parents, a boomerang kid straight out of a trend piece about the …

A Sad Day for Girls, Women and Human Rights

This is a sad day for human rights and especially for female children.<p>Today Boko Haram gleefully announced that the 200 schoolgirls they kidnapped months ago have been "converted" to Islam and "married off." One should read this as it is truly meant... they have been tortured and raped... their …

The Seven Days of Kwanzaa

On this fabulous African American festivity, celebrate all seven days a bit differently. To start the joyful occasion make your homes beautiful by …

Son Arrested for Stabbing 81-Year-Old Mother to Death in DC

An elderly woman's son stabbed her to death in her Northeast D.C. apartment late Saturday night, police say.<p>Officers found 81-year-old Anne Alfredia …

There Was a Terrorist Attack in a Colorado Walmart Last Week, and No One Is Talking About It

Scott Ostrem, a 47-year-old, white man, walked into a Walmart north of Denver on Nov. 1 and opened fire. Eyewitnesses described him as “nonchalantly” …

Donald Trump

Trump to 59,000 Haitians: you have 18 months to pack your bags

As of July 2019, Haitians living in the US — often for more than a decade — will lose humanitarian protections to stay here.<p>The Trump administration is telling 59,000 Haitians, currently living legally in the United States, to self-deport. But it’s giving them until July 22, 2019, to do it.<p>On …

Immigration

Racism is just a normal part of our lives, youths tell study

<i>by Noel Baker, Senior Reporter and Social Affairs Correspondent</i><p>“Just be realistic here, because this actually does happen, I’m seen as a nigger... …

Women of Color

‘White Racism’ Is Becoming a Popular University Class at Campuses Across the Nation

Colleges are tackling whiteness, from lectures on white privilege to white supremacy, and one Florida Gulf Coast University professor’s latest course …

CNN's Don Lemon Unloads On Trump Over Racist Insults In Epic New Takedown

"Saying you’re not racist doesn’t make it so."<p>CNN’s Don Lemon seems to have just about reached his limit when it comes to President Donald Trump’s use of racial slurs.<p>During a White House event honoring Native American WWII veterans on Monday, Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) …

If We Can’t Write About Nazis, They Win

On November 25, the New York Times published an incredible piece of journalism, a profile of a Nazi sympathizer in mainstream rural America. The …

Rights & Freedoms

All work, no play: Myanmar child labor widespread

Twelve-year-old Myat Noe dashes between tables taking orders and sweeping up cigarette butts, working for about a US$1 a day in Myanmar, which has …

Child Labor