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What’s wrong with baby formula? It’s not even recommended in disasters

Humans are mammals. Therefore, they can breastfeed their offspring, and they should. There is no shortage of evidence of the tremendous health benefits that come with breastfeeding—for both the baby and the mother. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusively breastfeeding babies …

Breast Feeding

Women should not give themselves 'peegasms', doctors warn

Women should not give themselves 'peegasms': Doctors warn new trend for holding on to urine for sexual pleasure can cause infections and even kidney …

Mental Health

These States Will Likely Ban Abortion If the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

In June 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the bench. The news of his departure shook the nation, not just because the retirement of a Supreme Court justice is incredibly rare, but because it also meant President Donald Trump got the chance to nominate …

Pew Research Center

Writer Chidera Eggerue on what #SaggyBoobsMatter is really about

When Chidera Eggerue, now 23, was a teenager, she knew exactly what she wanted for her 18th birthday. “I told my mum: ‘When I turn 18 and get a job, I’m getting a boob job,’” she says, laughing. “Seriously, what hypothetical job for an 18-year-old was ever going to pay for a boob job? They’re, …

Feminism

A woman used a photo of dishes to explain what it's like to have depression — and it struck a chord with thousands of people

• <b>On June 30, Brittany Ernsperger posted a photo on Facebook showing a massive stack of clean dishes with the caption, "This is what depression looks</b> …

Depression

What Will You Do When You Age? This Woman Has An Idea

When my stepdad called to say that my mother was dying and I should get on a plane to come home, I hopped on the first available flight. She waited …

Hair Color

“The thing that nobody knows about our perfect family is that my husband is a monster.”

<i>This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Bala started meeting people via Craigslist in 2014 and has been documenting their stories ever since. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to</i> …

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

Madeleine Albright: ‘The things that are happening are genuinely, seriously bad’

Trump is actually really smart – evil smart, is what I think<p>Madeleine Albright has both made and lived a lot of history. When she talks about a resurgence of fascism, she says it as someone who was born into the age of dictators. She was a small girl when her family fled Czechoslovakia after the …

Political Science

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About What You Want in Bed

Repressing your sexual desires is bad for your sex life.<p>One of my all-time favorite Madonna songs is her 1995 single “Human Nature,” a song you may have forgotten was even part of her catalog because it was only a minor hit, peaking at number forty-six on <i>Billboard</i>’s Hot 100.<p>The lyrics …

Self-Acceptance

16 Unexpected Cancer Symptoms Every Woman Should Know

Don't panic when your body behaves in weird ways, but pay attention and get checked out.

Women's Health

What Your Personality Says About Your Sex Life

Extroverts tend to have more sex than everyone else.<p>How often do you have sex? How sexually satisfied are you? Have you ever cheated? It turns out that scientists may be able to predict your answers to these and many other questions about your sex life based on a simple personality inventory. …

Psychology

Have a Samsung Phone? You Better Delete Your Nudes

If you are like me, your phone camera roll likely has tons of selfies, food pics, random memes and a smattering of tasteful nudes. If in fact you are …

Text Messaging

A United Airlines Flight Attendant Offered Incredible Help to Someone Who Never Expected It

How many people would have done this?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>For all the negative publicity United Airlines has endured in recent times, there's still an air of solidarity among many of its staff.<p>They showed it …

Flying

Unbossed and Unbowed: Maxine Waters Tells MAGA Harassers, 'If You Shoot at Me, You Better Shoot Straight'

Congresswoman Maxine Waters did not mince words on Saturday as she addressed the death threats she’s received since calling on Americans to harass …

Donald Trump

9 Signs You Have High Functioning Depression, Because It Can Look Different To How You'd Imagine

The stigma clinging to depression (and other mental illnesses) is as insidious as it is pervasive, operating in discreet ways that often go …

Mayo Clinic

Trump's only fixed position on abortion is his disdain for women | Richard Wolffe

Where Anthony Kennedy sided with protecting Roe v Wade, his replacement is highly unlikely to follow suit<p>Trump is fooling nobody about his true motives. He is as much the puppet of anti-abortion groups as he is of Putin<p>Donald Trump really doesn’t care about a woman’s right choose. Do U?<p>How could he …

Feminism

This new study just proved there's no such thing as a 'normal' vulva

Researchers measured everything from labial length, to distance from the clitoris to urethra.<p>It's a sad truth that most people with vulvas have worried about whether theirs is 'normal'. Whether that's because pornography is one of the rare occasions we see other people's genitals, or because it's …

Research

Why does every woman I know say she’s exhausted?

In a few short years, it seems like every woman I know, and many of the ones I treat, have gone from saying, “I’m so busy” to “I’m so tired.” And …

Wellness

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

Oprah Winfrey

A Woman Had A 50-Lb. Ovarian Cyst Removed & It Was One Of The Largest Her Doctor Had Ever Seen

You likely know your body pretty well, and you know that sudden changes are something to pay close attention to because they could signal an …

Cancer

Why Didn’t Media See Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Coming? Because She’s a Woman of Color and a Leftist

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary win over Rep. Joe Crowley was no surprise to those who actually listened.It quickly became the viral moment of …

Government

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

Public Relations

If you spend hours in your head every day, you might have something called 'maladaptive daydreaming'

• <b>Some people daydream more than others.</b>• <b><br>But people with maladaptive daydreaming take it to the extreme and can daydream for four hours a day.</b>• <b><br>New</b> …

Mental Health

7 Things You Need to Deal With When a Family Member Dies

The bureaucratic tasks—handling bills, dealing with a funeral home, finding bank accounts—can take people by surprise.<p>When a loved one dies, the last thing you want to think about is paperwork. Pulling family and friends close around, working through and coming to terms with grief, and taking care …

Income Tax

Why Barack is black and Megan is biracial

Olivia Woldemikael discusses the differences in how Megan Markle and Barack Obama present themselves racially and asks what it means for blackness as …

Barack Obama

Two surfers, same waves. But people aren't cool with the difference in pay.

Over the weekend, surfers competed in the Ballito Pro, which takes place in South Africa's east.<p>In the Billabong Junior Series, the under-18 mens …

South Africa

The average American woman is not a size 16

Despite what you may have heard, the average American woman is not a size 16. The reality of women’s clothes sizing renders any attempt to pin the metric to a single number void of any significance. A woman with a 31-inch (79 cm) waist can go home with pants of size eight, 10, 12, 14, or 16. It …

Mall of America

'Being Married to Me Probably Didn't Help.' Alabama AG Shares His Grief After Wife's Suicide

(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — In an emotional appearance, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall opened up to reporters Wednesday about his wife’s weekend …

Mental Health