Josefina

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Why we need to be honest about OCD and teen mental health

Sometimes young people with mental health problems get better. Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they get better but then they get worse. Holly Bourne explores OCD and relapse in her new book Am I Normal Yet?<p>Read the first chapter of Am I Normal Yet by Holly Bourne<p>One in 10 young people will …

Mental Health

Where to Submit: August + September

<i>Summer lives on! Enjoy our newest list of presses, lit mags, fellowships, and residencies to submit to over the next couple months. As always, email</i> …

Famifi

These transgender students just want a place to go to the bathroom

“All I want to do is be a normal child and use the restroom in peace.”<p>That’s what Gavin Grimm, now a 16-year-old student at Gloucester High School in Virginia, told officials and community members at a school board meeting in November.<p>Gavin is transgender. His family decided to sue the district …

Artists Transform Coffee Spills Into Masterpieces

Ever splashed yourself with coffee or sat a dripping cup down on a white tablecloth? Then you're well aware of the beverage's staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.<p>For artist Maria Aristidou, it all started with a latte. "I was working on another commission …

Coffee

Bullying: Whether your child is the victim or perpetrator

Good news on the bullying front from the U.S. Department of Education: In a study released this May, fewer children aged 12 to 18 reported being targeted by bullies in 2013, only 22 percent, down from 28 percent in 2011. It’s the lowest number since the department began the survey in 2005.<p>Even in a …

Bullying

I Refuse to be a Good Girl. {Adult}

I’ve tried to be a perfect good girl for a long time.<p>Smiling big at all the right moments<p>Covering my stinging wounds with pretty pink sequins<p>And …

Anger

Why I no longer watch the news & what I do instead.

I confess—I don’t watch or read traditional headline news anymore, ever. I find it hugely depressing.<p>My dislike of headline news got me thinking—are …

A Toast to J.K. Rowling on Her Birthday.

This is a tribute to you—your story, your words and your magic.<p>This is for changing the lives of millions of children (and adults) with your books …

Scientists say chronic stress can actually change your brain

New research highlights some serious neurological consequences of burnout, or a state of chronic stress that leads to exhaustion, detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness.<p>According to the study, led by Armita Golkar, Ph.D., at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and cited by the Association for …