Amy Gonzalez

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Nothing Bad Happened Except My Mind

There is a voice in my head that tells me I am constantly on the verge of a catastrophe. Mysteriously, over the last few weeks a new voice has emerged, and it's telling the first one to shut the fuck up.<p>Someone asked me if it gets better and I said <i>yes</i> and they said <i>how?</i> and I got silent.<p>The truth is …

Psychopaths Versus Sociopaths: What Is The Difference?

Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Silence of …

Work Shouldn’t Start Until 10am And School Even Later, Says Sleep Expert

This is our kind of expert.<p>If you’re the kind of late riser who thinks it’d be ideal if the whole ‘morning thing’ could just kick off a couple of …

“Anatomy of an Epidemic”: The hidden damage of psychiatric drugs

An award-winning science reporter looks at the history of mental illness in America — with disturbing results<p>In the past few months, the perennial controversy over psychiatric drug use has been growing considerably more heated. A January study showed a negligible difference between antidepressants …

The Dark Side of Empathy

How caring for one person can foster baseless aggression towards another<p>I’m not usually in favor of killing, but I’d make an exception for the leaders of ISIS. I’d feel a certain satisfaction if they were wiped off the face of the Earth. This is a pretty typical attitude, shared even by many of my …

Gamer brains are better at lucid dreaming and beating nightmares

Spend a few minutes searching lucid dreaming and you’ll uncover a wide variety methods for inducing the state. Some online oneierauts say journaling …

Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?

Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their mental disorders. If that didn't work, he moved on to more invasive excisions: tonsils, testicles, ovaries …

Depression

Does Schizophrenia Exist on an Autism-Like Spectrum?

Most people have felt depressed or anxious, even if those feelings have never become debilitating. And how many times have you heard someone say, …

Tried and Tested, the Reviews Are In!

We turned to our trusted <i>V.F.</i> sources to try some of the new and classic products from the coveted Beauty closet—from spot treatments to makeup and more—and here’s what they had to say.<p><b>Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel</b>: Oh my god. This is was my favorite thing that I tried! It was amazing. One small …

Skin Care

Beauty Mythbuster: Is Eyeshadow Really the Secret Product for Fuller Hair?!

We’ve heard of using spray powders to touch up your roots in a moment of desperation, and there are endless products you can buy to help add volume to your hair, from dry shampoo to old-school mousse. But, of course, we wanted to figure out a hack for boosting your locks with products that you …

6 Beauty Products InStyle Editors Keep at Their Desks

You really want to know the items beauty editors can’t go a day without? Take a peek at their workspaces. Here, we spill the products so life-saving, …

But For Real, Though--What Is BB Cream?

The multi-tasker (or cheapskate) in you probably yearns for the day when you can can open your makeup bag and find no more than four products that …

6 Baby Products You Should Really Be Using For Yourself

Meet your new guru of gorgeousness: Her skin is perfect. Her lips are pouty. Her medicine cabinet is filled with lotions and potions that cost a small fortune and smell delicious. Speaking of smells, right now she needs her diaper changed.<p>Here, six baby products we wholly endorse using on</b> …

Everything You Need To Know About Highlighting Concealer, Also Known As Liquid Highlighter

Gone are the days of heavy contouring and thank goodness for that. Instead, more and more women are taking a more minimalist approach to their …

You Need to See This Genius Millennial-Inspired Makeup Line in Action

What do millennials look for when it comes to makeup? Products that are multifunctional, have great packaging, are easy to apply in seconds, and don't require an arsenal of separate tools or brushes. At least according to the makers of Trèstique, a company that launched earlier this year and aims …

28 Makeup Charts That'll Make Your Life So Much Easier

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Makeup

The Exact Eyeliner Color You Need to Make Your Eyes Look Gorgeous

There's a perfect shade that will make your eyes pop.<p>As the temperature drops and your motivation to wear anything <i>but</i> cozy sweaters dwindles, make a statement by remixing your black tightliner or cat-eye with a pop of color. This season, it's all about jewel tones, like shimmery golds and rich …

Makeup

6 Makeup Essentials to Try This Weekend for Under $15

Welcome, November! I know, it’s crazy that we’re already looking forward to a new holiday (Thanksgiving, hey!) after just putting away our Halloween costumes. WELP, embrace the new season upon us — and all the awesome fall-hued makeup that goes along with it (bring on the plums, purples and …

This Game-Changing New Hair Tool Could Mean Fewer Trips to the Salon

We each have our own hair-length sweet spot. Whether you’re a gal rocking fresh fringe or long layers down to there, we all know that it’s just a matter of time (maybe a week for those with fast-growing hair) before our locks go from picture perfect to a little too shaggy. At that point, you have a …

3 At-Home Remedies For Cold Sores That Actually Work

Cold sores are very unsightly and embarrassing. As much as I don’t want to admit it, I get one or two cold sores a year due to stress, unfortunately. …

If You Want Seriously Glowy, Dewy Skin, You Need To Start Using Skin Inc's Deep Sea Hydrating Mask

If there’s one thing I wish I could change about my skin, it’d be to make it look brighter and dewier. You know that glow that it seems like only …

I'm Obsessed: L’Oreal Paris’s Visible Lift CC Eye Concealer

<i>Welcome to I'm Obsessed, a daily video series with</i> <i>Angelique Serrano</i>, InStyle'<i>s</i> <i>beauty director. Check back every weekday to learn more about the</i> …

6 Hand Sanitizers for Cold Season That Are Anything But Basic

Amidst the throes of cold and flu season that could strike fear into the hearts of the stalwart, you may be faced with an unfashionable dilemma: Do you brave the perils of doorknobs, elevator buttons, and taxi television screens with bouts of obsessive handwashing—or do you resort to on-the-go …

Three Fall Nail Polish Combos to Upgrade Your French Mani

Freshen up those French tips with our favorite color combinations for fall. To get an even more modern look, mix your finishes; think about a glossy …

8 Must-Have Natural Winter Beauty Products From CAP Beauty’s Los Angeles Pop-Up

What is it about Manhattan’s West Village boutique-slash-spa CAP Beauty that incited a cult following? You could pin it to the rose quartz embedded under the oak-paneled floors; the Chinese blessings papered behind the walls; or the high vibrational energy emitted by the …

This Is the Secret Weapon Beauty Product to Solve Cold Weather Hair Problems

Winter might be one of <i>our</i> favorite times of the year, but it’s certainly not a favorite for our hair. The cold weather combined with the heat of the indoors often leads to dry hair and itchy scalps, and that means our domes need a little more TLC than usual. While there are some wonderful scalp …

20 Internet-Breaking Korean Beauty Products—Straight from Seoul

From Bella Hadid and Soo Joo Park’s sheet mask selfies on Instagram to the apple-shaped TonyMoly hand cream that flies off shelves at the company’s newly opened New York flagship, the cult of Korean beauty keeps growing wherever you look. And though many of its cute and quirky products can now be …

How to Have a Non-Destructive Workflow In Photoshop

As you might know by now, Lightroom provides a completely non-destructive editing of your photographs. Photoshop, on the other hand, if not used …

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