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These 15 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health

<i>Refinery29 is exploring mental health topics as part of our partnership with Clinton Global Initiative University.</i><p>We've heard it over and over again …

Mental Health

How to Clean With Lemon, Vinegar & Baking Soda

Lemons are a mild disinfectant and effective cleaner.<p>Lemon<p>Step 1<p>Put used lemon rinds in the garbage disposal with a handful of ice. Turn on for ten …

Cleaning

She Never Saw A Classroom Until College. Now She Has A Ph.D. And A Lot Of Thoughts About Education

Tara Westover, author of the bestselling memoir <i>Educated</i>, grew up in the shadow of Buck’s Peak mountain in Idaho, the daughter of survivalist, fundamentalist parents. She and her six siblings never went to school, and she spent her childhood working in her father’s junkyard. By saving up to buy …

Siblings

7 free online cognitive tests for mental competency

Out of everybody on the planet, you spend the most time with yourself. That’s why the fact that we don’t really know that much about ourselves is so …

Psychology

3 Free Guided Meditations to Help You De-Stress on the Daily

I never expected to become the kind of person who meditates. Now, I meditate for 10 or 15 minutes, almost every day. I know I'm not alone; meditation has exploded in popularity in the United States in recent years, and there's a pile of evidence that suggests it has a real impact on stress and …

Meditation

When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity

“Each person comes into our group thinking they are a freak.”<p>It was AncestryDNA’s customer-service rep who had to break the news to Catherine St Clair.<p>For her part, St Clair thought she was inquiring about a technical glitch. Her brother—the brother who along with three other siblings had gifted …

You Won't Believe These 25 Netflix Documentaries Are Real

Once you're done binge-watching <b>Queer Eye</b> season two (and bawling your eyes out), you might be in the mood for an addictive, fascinating look at other true events. With so many amazing documentaries on Netflix, covering everything from true crime to sushi chefs, there's no shortage of entertainment …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

How Technology Helped Me Cheat Dyslexia

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's something almost no one in my professional life knows. I'm dyslexic. Given that knowledge, my chosen …

Dyslexia

The NFL Told Teams to Stand During the National Anthem in the 1960s. Here's How One Player Protested

On Wednesday, the NFL announced that players must either stand for the national anthem when it is played at their games or remain in the locker room; …

Football (U.S.)

Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression

Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.<p>Monica and Erika Hoffman stand barefoot, side by side near a sign that reads “Twin Studies Center” at California State University at Fullerton. Their glasses removed, both have auburn …

54 Brilliant Products Under $25 Most Wished For On Amazon

Basically everyone has wished for a luxury car or a fancy designer wardrobe. But what about the most wished for items that most can actually afford? …

Skin Care

23 Shoe Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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Hacking

The Endlessly Lonely Could Be Living With Unresolved Childhood Trauma

And when they do connect with others, the relationships they form aren't always constructive ones.<p>It seems that for many people these days, it's …

How to Overcome Panic-Related Procrastination

Procrastination can be a common problem for many people with anxiety-related conditions, including panic disorder. There are numerous symptoms of …

74 Great Gifts Under $10

If you spend as much time on Amazon as I do — and, ahem, are a little too quick with the buy button, you know that you can easily spend your monthly …

How Parents Fighting Affects Children's Mental Health

No matter how healthy a couple’s relationship is, there’s bound to be a few squabbles here and there. And a few occasional disagreements usually …

Bill Nye Gives His Take on Marijuana: 'Knock Yourselves Out'

Bill Nye educated and entertained a generation of kids with his fun approach to science, and now, he's continuing to lead the effort in giving us the …

A Message For My Racist Family Members

This letter has been a long time coming, and I bear the burden of responsibility for not having written it sooner because I had the privilege not to. …

Patriarchal

Danielle Lazarin Recommends 6 Must-Reads By Women, For Women

Jami Attenberg<p>I love books that counter the narratives we expect about women’s relationships to themselves and to others, especially ones that don’t avoid those stories of our families and romances and dreams, the stories that make up our daily lives. I’ve never read a book that has crammed so much …

Books

15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. …

The Best Short Hairstyle of 2018 So Far

Lobs and bobs and crops, oh my!<p>Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” While that might be a tad …

19 Celebrity Books That Are Actually Worth Reading

Books written by celebrities that are really worth your time.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

10 New Books About Mental Illness To Read In 2018

According to the most recent data from the National Institute of Mental Health, one is six adults in the United States live with a mental illness. …

Get Through an Urge to Self-Harm With These Apps

iOS/Android: The urge to self-harm, the Calm Harm app tells us, is like a wave. It’s strongest at the beginning, but if you ride the wave, it will …

21 Female Empowerment Books Every Woman Should Read

Women’s Equality Day is Sunday, August 26, and the holiday commemorates women being granted the right to vote. And that got us thinking about all the …

Nobel Prize

The Black Struggle for Freedom

The Major Events and Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement in America<p>The history of black civil rights is the story of America's caste system. It is …

Here’s 10 types of marijuana that will make you more active

<b>(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)</b><p>Puff puffin marijuana to the nearest marathon<p>Brea Mosley<p>May 28, 2017 1:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.<p>If you’re on that “New Year, New You” train, kickstart your new workout regimen with a little Mary Jane. More and more people are …

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book …

University of Chicago