Meghan Fraley

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Repealing the 2nd Amendment Opens Up a Can of Worms You Don't Want Opened

I’m not sure why the left hasn’t thought through their current parading around of former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens New York Times …

ICE spokesman in SF resigns and slams Trump administration officials

<b>San Francisco (CNN) —</b> James Schwab, a spokesman for the San Francisco Division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has resigned, citing what he says are falsehoods being spread by members of the Trump administration including Attorney General Jeff Sessions.<p>"I just couldn't bear the burden -- …

Jeff Sessions

Tips for Kicking a Cough

Back when I was a graduate student doing my internship in Chinese Medicine, I got my first patient whose chief complaint was a lingering cough, and I …

A new study reveals the best coping mechanisms for stressed kids and teens

A recent study has outlined which coping strategies work best for stressed children and teens. The study is a meta-analysis of more than 200 coping and emotion regulation studies that included more than 80,000 young people. Learning effective ways to manage stress is especially important for …

Psychology

Why Does Being a Woman Put You at Greater Risk of Having Anxiety?

Right now, an estimated 18.1 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of anxiety disorder — going off of the most recent population count, …

Whose shell is this? Neuroscientists selectively wipe specific snail memories

“It’s <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>, but with snails” sounds like a desperate Friday afternoon pitch meeting at Pixar, where everyone’s a bit …

New Harvard Study Shows Wage Gap Grows Wider for Women When They Work Longer

For many groups of women, the wage gap is far worse than the national 80 percent average you often hear about. We already knew, for example, that women of color and moms are especially underpaid. And thanks to a new study featured in <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, we also now know that the further along …

How To Maintain Your Emotional Wellbeing During Tragic News Events

'We always have a choice about how we respond.'<p>When tragic events continue to dominate the news, it can cause us to feel overwhelmed, distressed or …

Mental Health

This is how you can support a friend with OCD

<b>OCD is a very difficult thing to grasp if you’ve never experienced it.</b><p>It’s illogical, irrational and sometimes, to an outside eye, a bit odd.<p>It’s …

The Top Five Ways to Make Adult Friends

Because we're all a little lonely.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. …

Happiness

5 Common Behaviors That Perpetuate Toxic Capitalism

Do you tie your self-worth to work or money? You’re not the only one – and these habits don’t come out of nowhere. Here’s how toxic capitalist values …

4 Ways Therapists Failed Me As a Woman

Stereotyping, making assumptions – it’s hard to find healing with mental health professionals following these patterns. Here’s what many therapists …

4 Bogus Stereotypes You Might Believe About Openly Sexual Women

You might not realize how common myths about openly sexual women go hand-in-hand with sexist and heteronormative assumptions. Do you believe any of …

4 Reasons I Talk About ‘Virginities’ Instead of ‘Virginity’

The concept of virginity is harmful in many ways – but here’s one option that changed this author's approach for the better. Find out how the idea of …

6 Unhelpful Comments That Gaslight People in Conversations About Social Justice

Are you gaslighting people when they tell you about injustice? Even if you just mean to be reassuring, here’s how these comments miss the point in …

4 Insecure Thoughts I Have During Sex Thanks to Internalized Sexism

#1: “How do I look?” These thoughts are pretty common during sex – but have you considered how misogyny might be the source? Here’s how to deal.

5 Reasons We Tell People They’re Not Really in Love – and Why We Need to Stop

“You’re just infatuated.” Ever used one of these reasons to tell someone they’re not in love? Here’s a good reminder that it’s not up to you to say.

50 Ways People Expect Constant Emotional Labor from Women and Femmes

So many of these are gender norms we don’t even think twice about. But have you thought about what it means to do all this work for free?

9 Questions I Ask Myself Before Having Sex That Might Help You, Too

What if you and a partner have different ideas about sex? What if you want to stop? Here are some things to consider to make sure you’re comfortable …

I Let Him Pay for Dinner – Am I a Bad Feminist?

What's the difference between liking sexist chivalry and enjoying being treated kindly? You don't have to turn in your feminist card, but here's how …

7 Toxic Sex Messages I Wish Had Been Debunked Before I Became Sexually Active

Young women get all kinds of messages that can make your sexual awakening a bewildering and painful time. Here's a healthier message.

6 Common Ways People Dismiss Feminism – And How To Hold Your Ground When They Do

<b>What it sounds like:</b> <i>“We all bleed the same color.” “We should think of people as people, period.”</i><p>Because your testimony of the oppression and …

7 Ways to Practice Consent Outside of the Bedroom

Another common manifestation of disregard for consent surrounding touch is tickling. Tickling is considered a funny, cute way to tease someone, but …

7 'Positive Thinking' Phrases That Can Actually Cross the Line Into Gaslighting

I’ve since realized that immunity to others’ opinions is a great achievement, but not a realistic expectation. And if someone else makes you feel …

4 Reasons I Don’t Consider Orgasm the Goal of Sex

Aiming for orgasm can be empowering, right? Not for everyone. So here’s how having a less climax-focused sex life has helped this author.

3 Reasons It’s Totally Valid to Have More Than One Gender Identity

“How can you be non-binary AND a woman?” These insights on gender helped this author find her truth about having more than one gender identity.

5 Unhelpful Things People Say to Trivialize Mental Health Issues

#2: “There’s no use being upset.” If you try these comments to help someone with mental health issues, it’ll probably backfire – so here’s what to …

4 Comments That Kept Me From Identifying as Non-Binary – And Why They Don’t Anymore

Is there a “right” way to be non-binary? That’s what these comments might make you think – but here’s why these ideas about gender are missing the …

3 Empowering Sex Tips We Should Be Giving Young Women

If you got sex tips like this author did, from sources like women’s magazines, you may have absorbed some unhealthy messages. These are much …

Talking about feelings does not make you a snowflake | Deborah Orr

Expressing emotion is often seen as weakness, but it is key to our mental health and should be taught in class<p>Prince Harry spoke over the weekend about the emotional cost of suppressing his grief over his mother’s death when he was 12 years old. Prince William followed up by saying that his work as …

Mental Health