Ashley VanKoughnett

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Plan B Ineffective In Many Women

In a move that has huge implications here and abroad, French pharmaceutical company HRA Pharma has announced plans to change the packaging …

The Devastating Abortion Story That Could Change the Way You Vote

As I got up to read my story, I looked the senators in the eye. One had placed a pair of baby shoes in front of him to remind us what we're here for. He refused to look at me while I spoke.<p><i>In July, 35-year-old Vanessa Riley testified before the Texas lawmakers in hopes of dissuading them from</i> …

Data Protection

Vacation Prep Packing Tips - What To Pack

Long-term Pill use may double glaucoma risk

Women who used birth control pills for three years or more have twice the risk of developing glaucoma later in life, according to new research.<p>Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve and is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.<p>It’s been well documented that …

Defying medical board, FDA approves painkiller that could be the next Oxycontin

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How to Live in the Now

By practicing mindfulness, you can reduce stress, boost your brain, and power up your body<p>It was sort of a pre-midlife crisis that led Jessica Obenschain, 35, to the practice that would transform her life. After a few fits and starts, she'd finally graduated from college at age 29; but when she …

Why Are Modern Women So Exhausted?

We're now so perpetually "on" that our bodies have forgotten how to relax.<p>For as long as Stephanie Peterson, 25, can remember, she's lived in overdrive. The founder of a Colorado-based company that supports female entrepreneurs, she's go-go-go from morning to night, week to week, year to year. When …

8 Natural Ways to Feel More Energized

For when you’d rather not reach for a cup of coffee

The Weird Way the Pill is Effing with Your Health

While the benefits of taking birth control pills are undeniable, some are questioning the explosion in their use.<p>When my gynecologist said I needed to go on birth control pills at age 14, my feminist mother rejoiced. I'd been missing several days of school every month since my period had started …

Women's Health

How to B*tch-Slap Your Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt is to your finances what Cheetos are to your diet. Cosmo columnist Alexa von Tobel, CEO of LearnVest.com, spells out how to steer clear of it in the first place—and do damage control if you've already racked some up. Want to be more financially savvy? Come to Cosmo's Fun Fearless …

Personal Finance

Do You Need to be Working so Hard?

Is your boss chaining you to your desk...or are you doing it to yourself?<p>24/7 is the new 9-to-5. But is your boss chaining you to your desk…or are you doing it to yourself?<p>Each day at 6 a.m., Nazia Bandukwala, MD, arrives at Detroit Medical Center to prep her patients for surgery. A fifth-year …

Time Management

Career 101: Mentor

397<p>SHARES<p>I had several expectations of my first job out of college, all of which were pretty standard: things like being able to support myself …

Adderall: The Truth About How We Use It

Illustrated By Gabriela Alford.<p>"I know I can't take Adderall again," says 26-year-old Melissa. While it helped her study and stay awake in college, …

London Paradise: Following the Kinks

The Beatles sang better, the Stones played better, and the Who had more flash, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the lost-cause appeal of the <b>Kinks</b>, a band that sat out of the “British Invasion” due to a never-explained ban in America.<p>Being tethered to London, though, helped them become the most</i> …

England

The Books of Summer

Nothing can ruin a long-haul flight or a lazy August afternoon at the beach as much as lack of good reading material. The best #TripLit reads — the ones that distinctly evoke place — can enhance your travels or even inspire you to explore fresh destinations.<p><i>Wherever you are, put your Wayfarers on</i> …

Alexander McCall Smith

Letting Go in India

India isn’t for everyone. Control freaks and those lacking a sense of humor may want to sit this country out.<p>In order to have a good go of it, you need to embrace the madness as soon as you arrive. If you can find a way to laugh at every frustration, annoyance, and stomach churn you will soon …

Meditation

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

8 budget tips for a cross-country road trip

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ILLOZOO – Contemporary Illustration Agency

ILLOZOO Illustration Agency.<p>Today I’d like to introduce ILLOZOO, an illustration agency representing a mix of emerging and established illustrators …

Graphic Design

New Trends in Web Design

Trends and tendencies come and go, we all know that, it's part of our industry's business model. There's the ever present need to come up with …

UI Design