Vanessa Wehmeyer

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5 Things Most People Don't Understand About Your Anxiety

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Teresa Tellekamp.</i><p>For anyone living with anxiety or an anxiety disorder, the phrase "it will get better eventually" often becomes an internal mantra to push on through the day without any outside support or treatment. The dialogue surrounding mental illness is …

20 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent (And Why It Matters for Your Career)

J.K. Rowling Shoots Down Your Favorite 'Harry Potter' Fan Theories

Not even the Deathly Hallows could save these theories.<p>Sorry, Muggles. J.K. Rowling is going all Avada Kedavra on some of your favorite "Harry Potter" fan theories.<p>Up to this point, fans of the books and movies have analyzed the story so much that they've come up with a number of theories that are …

Books

How much time should kids spend with screens? New advice for a digital age

TheAmerican Academy of Pediatricsis catching up with the times.<p>Back in 2011, it issued a policy called "Media Use By Children Younger Than 2 Years," which recommended no more than two hours of screen time a day for kids older than 2, and discouraged any time at all in front of a screen for toddlers …

Digital Age

Why College-Educated Women Can't Find Love

If you’re a single, college-educated woman in Manhattan, the cards of love are stacked in favor of you remaining single.<p>You feel like you’re in …

Relationships

Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women's Issues

Women's issues are taking center stage in the lead-up to 2016. As they should: The conservative war on women's health and reproductive rights has raged on for far too long. And in all measures of social and political inequality, we remain what number-crunchers coolly term "disproportionately …

4 mindfulness skills that can help you manage anxiety

Johan Larson/Shutterstock<p>By | Posted Aug 27th, 2015 @ 8:41pm<p>SALT LAKE CITY — Feelings of panic, restlessness, excessive worry, difficulties …

33 "Harry Potter" Tumblr Posts Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

Bless the Harry Potter fandom.

Harry Potter

4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With an Anxiety Disorder

The experience of anxiety is a normal -- and even helpful part of life. As humans we developed the ability to feel anxious because it was evolutionarily advantageous. If a buffalo was about to attack us, we would feel a surge of anxiety and our bodies would go into "fight or flight" mode. If we …

The Rise of the Functioning Alcoholic: Is Getting Drunk After 30 Still as Fun?

Alcohol has unfortunately been a theme in my life for some time. At the age of 15, I had two people in my life abuse alcohol and other substances to the point where they could no longer function successfully in society. At the age of 15, I became an adult, and never looked back. I watched first …

Computers Can Predict Schizophrenia Based on How a Person Talks

A new study finds an algorithmic word analysis is flawless at determining whether a person will have a psychotic episode.<p>Although the language of thinking is deliberate—<i>let me think, I have to do some thinking</i>—the actual experience of having thoughts is often passive. Ideas pop up like dandelions; …

Schizophrenia-prone boys who try pot experience changes in brain development: study

Boys genetically predisposed to schizophrenia who try cannabis before 16 experience changes in brain development according to a new study, in a finding that could help researchers understand why some people are more vulnerable to the effects of the drug.<p>The study, published Wednesday in the journal …

Lean Gains: How To Put On Muscle Without Fat

J.K. Rowling Supports That One Big 'Harry Potter' Theory On Dumbledore

Happiness can be found even in the craziest of fan theories, if one only remembers to turn on the light -- or ask J.K. Rowling.<p>We've heard help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask, and now J.K. Rowling is proving it.<p>The author took to Twitter recently to answer some fan questions, and …

Books

Parents Really Need Time Off When Their Kids Become Teens

I almost missed it when my 14-year-old daughter was teetering on the edge of depression and an eating disorder. She may have fallen into the pit if I …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Crossbody bags are everywhere—and <i>GQ</i>’s Best Stuff has the best ones to buy.<p>By Jake Woolf3 days agoView More<p>Style<p>Off-White, meet “LOUIS …

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

One in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem before the age of 15.<p>In your adolescence years – when you’re supposed to be only worrying about exams, first kisses, and how to smuggle your parents’ stolen gin on to the Year Nine residential trip – one in 10 teens are instead fighting …

Mental Health

Jillian Michaels Workout: How to Get Sculpted Abs Fast

Exercise 1 Side Plank with Alternating Leg Raise<p>Get into a side plank with your hand directly under your shoulder and your bottom leg slightly in front of your top leg, then slowly kick your bottom leg forward as far as you can. Tap the toes of your bottom foot with your top hand, then repeat with …

Helicopter parenting is increasingly correlated with college-age depression and anxiety.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success</b> <i>by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry</i> …

Why 'Skinny Fat' Can Be Worse Than Obesity

We have a big fat problem. America is a fat nation, and we are failing to solve our big fat problem. Failing big time. Almost 70 percent of Americans are overweight. The latest study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows about 35 percent of Americans are obese.<p>It comes as …

8 Surprisingly Unhealthy Drinks You Should Avoid

When it comes to grabbing something quick that can quench your thirst in the most satisfying way possible, plain old water sometimes just doesn’t cut …

Nutrition

Drink One Glass Of This Every Morning And You’ll Stop Gaining Weight!

Weight gain is a big problem these days with people leading increasingly sedentary lifestyles and eating more terrible food. Fortunately, in addition …

Home Remedies

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD