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Apparently, people who steal books from indie bookstores have pretentious taste

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects.<p>Welcome to the weekly Vox book link roundup, a curated collection of the best writing on the web about books and related subjects. Here’s the best the internet has to offer for the week of December 17, 2017 — and our last book …

Books

21 Ways To Be A Little More OK In 2018

We’ll get through it...right?<p>I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m dragging myself into 2018 only by the sheer force of will. To help you brace for yet another year probably a lot like this one, we rounded up some of the best mental health tips we reported this year, both from experts and …

You are the master of your thoughts

All experiences are internal. The objects that we experience may be outside, but the experience takes place in our mind. Yoga being a mental state, …

As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends 'Rethinking Infidelity'

Couples therapist Esther Perel is an expert in cheating. She's spent the past six years of her career focusing on couples who are dealing with infidelity — and she's heard a lot of stories.<p>"It's never been easier to cheat — and it's never been more difficult to keep a secret," she says. "The …

TED Talks
Roy Moore

‘Rick And Morty’ Creator Dan Harmon Had The Best Advice For A Fan Who Asked Him About Depression

Although Dan Harmon has had some creatively volatile moments, he is largely acknowledged to be a Good Dude. The creator of <i>Community</i>, <i>Rick And Morty</i>, and the podcast Harmontown was recently contacted by a fan on Twitter who asked him for advice on coping with depression.<p>While many would have simply …

Communicate

Here Are 12 Books That Will Change Your Life

In case you missed it, November 4th was National Book Lovers Day 2017, and it’s one of our favorite days of the year. There are few things more …

Books

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Being on Antidepressants

News<p>by Kat de Naoum | 06 12 2015<p>Take them and be happy, right? Wrong.<p>There are so many misconceptions about being on antidepressants (i.e. you’ll be …

Jen Gunter Writes Vagina Op-Ed In New York Times | Women's Health

“I know that many other women have had their vaginas explained to them, because for the past 25 years my career has been dedicated to treating vaginal and vulvar problems," she writes. "I have listened to women with completely normal exams weep that they have been told that they do not smell or …

Christine Lost 175 Pounds — Here's How She Learned to Love Her Stretch Marks

Christine Carter was once 275 pounds, and her life changed forever when she decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery. Don't worry, she already knows what you're thinking about her transformation — maybe judging her because she's had surgery. But everyone's story is different, and that's OK. You …

Weight Loss

Health Benefits Of Warm Water: 6 Ways Drinking Warm Water Can Heal Your Body

Most of us start our mornings with a fresh, hot cup of coffee or tea to warm our bodies after getting out of bed. When we drink water, we tend to …

Why farmers are warming up to milkweed

Once a scourge, the plant is proving to be a winner in surprising ways.<p>Floss from the common milkweed plant has been tested in parkas, gloves and …

Coast Guard

Bye-Bye Coffins, These Organic Burial Pods Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees

Instead of becoming embalmed toxic waste, or resting in peace stuck under the ground, you can transform your dead beloved ones into a living memory – …

3 moves to master for *major* butt sculpting—straight from Tone It Up

Sometimes, when you want to kick things up a notch in your workout routine, a little bit of accountability is key. Which is why trainers Katrina …

Workouts

30 Yoga-Inspired Gifts Your Flexible Friend Won't Be Able to Resist

Whether or not you're a fan of yoga yourself, there are bound to be a few women in your life who often find themselves in Downward-Facing Dog. This holiday season, give them a gift that will feed their love for yoga, meditation, and all things wellness. See ahead for stellar gift ideas, from yoga …

Man With Down Syndrome Silences Entire Congress With 5 Sobering Words

A young man with Down syndrome delivered a powerful testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill, and it was five words in particular that perfectly …

Immune System

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

Mindfulness

#MeToo: Real men stand with women as allies against harassment

Sexually aggressive creeps like<p>Harvey Weinstein, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and — yes — Donald Trump seem to think harassing women to the point of unwelcome groping or worse is a male prerogative. It’s just boys being boys and men being men the way nature intended. Maybe they are right if we …

Nature Photography

Paris Jackson Poses Topless for Body Positivity Message: ‘Comfortable in My Rolls’

https://www.instagram.com/p/BaUzyfLH9I4/<p><b>Paris Jackson</b> is getting naked once again to promote body positivity. The 19-year-old daughter of the late</b> …

Magical Monstrosity and Everyday Oppression Collide in Her Body and Other Parties – BLARB

Carmen Maria Machado begins her debut by asserting control. The first story in <i>Her Body and Other Parties</i>, “The Husband Stitch,” starts with a …

Seth MacFarlane explains his Harvey Weinstein joke in emotional post

When hosting the Oscars five years ago, Seth MacFarlane made a bold joke about Harvey Weinstein.<p>Now, in the light of a stunning array of sexual …

How I Deal With Trichotillomania in the Workplace

It is difficult to describe the joy I felt when I bought gel finger grips from Staples on a Monday evening. The closest thing I could compare it to …

Mental Health

Is it normal to not feel any emotion at all?

Even though they can feel draining at times, emotions help us connect. Photo: Stocksy<p>When we think of depression, it's easy to mistakenly associate …

Depression

Why Hillary Clinton Was 'Shocked' Over Her Campaign Beauty Routine

For a lot of people, the most shocking aspect of the 2016 campaign was that Hillary Clinton didn’t win. In her new memoir <i>What Happened,</i> Clinton details another surprising aspect of the whole experience: how much time she had to spend on her beauty routine.<p>Refinery29 shared an excerpt from the …

Government

To Kneel or Not To Kneel-That's Not the Question

I deployed to Iraq from 2006 to 2007, during a time when every single day you worried that a random IED, rocket, or mortar attack would take your …

Colin Kaepernick

Parents explain to their kids why they smoke weed

Oh gosh, parenthood is so hard sometimes. I'm a mom to a nearly-teen daughter and I teach her that she should do the right thing as much as humanly …

Cannabis

This Trainer Didn't Do A Single 'Abs Workout' For Months But Still Has A 6-Pack—Here's How | Women's Health

Good news for those of you who hate sit-ups: you can get a six-pack and avoid dedicated abs workouts completely (yes, really). This amazing intel comes from one of our fave trainers and author of <i>Women's Health's</i> <i>The 12-Week Head-to-Toe Transformation</i> , Holly Perkins, via a recent Instagram post.<p>She …

Workouts

When the Mind Wanders

An anatomy of daydreaming<p>In 2014, one in 16 Americans visited the ER for home injuries that resulted from, among other things, fumbling knives (the cause of at least 249,000 injuries), ladders (at least 105,000), and cookware (at least 22,000). One of the main causes of these accidents? A wandering …

Mindfulness