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The Stigma of Being Black and Mentally Ill

How racism is preventing me from getting the help I need.<p>I'm a 29-year-old well educated African-American woman stuck in a depressive spiral. The challenges of paying for care–while anticipating racism and stigma– make finding someone to help me manage my mental health issues daunting at best, and …

Mental Health

The psychology and neuroscience of terrorism

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your brain on constant fear is not a pretty sight.<p>What is supposed to be a lifesaving instinct becomes anchored in your body, flooding your system with corrosive hormones that can damage your health, affect the way you think and change the decisions you make.<p>Terrorists are counting on that …

Psychology

What’s Really Behind India’s Rape Crisis

India and China both have a surplus of males, but only one country has an out-of-control rape epidemic.<p>On Feb. 23, 2016, an Indian woman, within …

10 Simple Household Repairs Every Frugal Person Should Master

Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, sooner or later, something is going to break. And when that time comes, you'll have two options: fix it …

Home Improvement

In Mexico, Women Are Protesting a Wave of Brutal Murders with Performance

A spate of homicides targeting female victims has swept some parts of Mexico, but a new generation of women are using creative ways to combat the scourge of violence.<p>"Help me, help me," screams a stout but strong elderly woman standing on the banks of a garbage-filled canal in Chimalhuacan, Mexico. …

19 Things Everyone Who Fucking Loves Cats Needs In Their Life

Because if cats could talk they wouldn't give two fucks about swearing.

10 Habits of Super-Satisfied Couples

Got your bases covered?<p>Relationships take work, there’s no question about it. But the science on love shows that it’s discrete behaviors, not major overhauls, that can turbocharge your bond.<p>Ten easy tweaks ahead, based on what the most satisfied couples are doing right.<p>RELATED: 12 Daily Habits of …

Behold, How to Shop Spring 2016's Top Trends in Plus Sizes

This spring, the runways bore a few strong trends: Latin-inspired ruffles, futuristic silver, seventies style, and nineties-esque slip dressing. But if you're above a size 12, you...

9 Spots in Your Home That Need a Lazy Susan Pronto

Office life is making us stupid: The frightening effects of indoor pollution on our brain function

An alarming study finds that even normal levels of carbon dioxide can have a significant impact on human cognition<p>Reynard Loki<p>November 1, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>We spend a lot of time indoors. According to one study, employed Americans spend a mere 2 percent …

The Brain

Gender-neutral language is coming – here’s why it matters

Title yourself “Mx” on your gas bill, because small acts of linguistic rebellion can change the world.<p>Language matters. It defines the limits of our …

Transgender San Francisco inmates to be housed by gender identity

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Transgender women inmates now housed in a special wing of a men’s jail in San Francisco will soon be moved into the city detention facility for women under a new policy announced on Thursday to house all inmates based on their gender identity.<p>Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said in …

LGBTQI

The Ode To 'Thunderous' Thighs All Women Needs To Hear

"We are the ruthless twins."<p>“My thighs say thunderous.”<p>"My thighs say too fat for skinny jeans."<p>"My thighs say cellulite."<p>Desireé Dallagiacomo is here to tell you about her powerful, beautiful and all-around awe-inspiring thighs.<p>The spoken word artist and feminist performed her poem "Thighs Say" at …

What We Really Want -- And Almost Never Get: The Secret Desire That Makes or Breaks Relationships

Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills, or at least that's what they say in the first session. But what gets described as communication problems are usually, in fact, listening problems. Truth is, we're not very good listeners; we don't know (and are not taught) how to …

Communication Skills

Photos of Gender, Identity, and Prosthetics

We interviewed Claire Christerson about curating a booth for NYC's Photoville show.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US.</i><p>Photoville is an annual photography shindig that invites curators, publications, and pretty much everyone else in the industry to come together and fill repurposed shipping …

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Combats Stereotypes About Women In Engineering

<b>#ILookLikeAnEngineer</b> was started by software engineer Isis Anchalee in <b>response to the sexist reaction</b> to her photo on an ad for the tech company she …

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What's to know about electroconvulsive therapy?

Electroconvulsive therapy is a safe, controlled procedure for depression and other psychological disorders that have not responded to other …

The Disruptors

Disruptors<p>A shift has occurred in the year since Michael Brown’s death sparked unrest in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014.<p>National conversations have arisen around issues affecting the black community in America: police brutality, economic injustice, racial inequality.<p>Names that …

Your brain is protecting you: How we purge bad memories

New findings from the National Institutes of Health could have real implications for how we treat anxiety disorders<p>Bret Stetka<p>August 6, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>The brain is extraordinarily good at alerting us to threats. Loud noises, noxious smells, approaching predators: they all send electrical impulses …

Neuroscience

Feminism photos by photographer Liora K captures topless women fighting sexism

'Don't whistle, I'm not a dog': Photographer captures topless portraits of women fighting back against sexism by painting powerful feminist …

If You Can't Answer These 4 Questions, Then You Shouldn't Say 'I Do'

Marriage.<p>I’m going to have to get to it at some point. I can’t say I’m especially eager to hop on that bandwagon, but spending the rest of your life …

School children re-enact football's most infamous moments - Telegraph

Crisis, what crisis? say tourists flocking to Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - At London’s Heathrow Airport, a traveler to Greece is offered a deal by Aegean Airlines: the flight is booked solid, take a different flight and get 400 euros ($440) and a free round-trip ticket to anywhere in Europe.<p>Tourists relax under trees in central Athens, Greece August 4, …

Europe

Cops Ask Rape Victim If She is a "Party Girl"

Pepper Ellet was raped in the bathroom of the “Happy Ending” bar in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She was having a few drinks with a friend, She …

Elizabeth Warren gave a speech that's bound to make American women wish she were running for president

Warren spoke to her colleagues on the Senate Floor this week and attacked Republican proposals to cut down on funding for women's health-care centres.<p>"Do you have any idea what year it is?" she asked. "Did you fall down, hit your head, and think you woke up in the 1950s? Or the 1890s? Should we …

Health Care

9 Beauty Bloggers Who Can Help You Nail the Strobing Trend

Just when we had finally figured out contouring, the beauty tides changed and strobing is now all the rage. We’re not complaining, though — this soft, glowy look is perfect for summer and <i>so</i> much easier than contouring. Not sure what strobing is, or how to do it? These nine beauty bloggers are here …

The Best BBQ Across America, According to Experts

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Andy Kryza/Thrillist</i><p>Although the dogmatic borders dividing barbecue regions are slowly starting to dissolve, the fact remains that if you want the very best, you need to go to the source.<p>But once you find yourself in legendary barbecue cities like Austin, Memphis, or Kansas …

New Doubts About Role of Serotonin in Depression

The common belief that depression is linked to low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin is again being questioned by top psychiatrists.<p>Professor …

Inside Don Draper’s Big Sur Nirvana: The Esalen Institute

How fitting that questing Don wound up at Esalen, still a mecca for the human-potential movement, the counterculture, and the intersection of …