Raquel R. Mendez

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Child Marriage in Africa Could Double by 2050, U.N. Report Says

Africa is expected to surpass South Asia as the region with the highest number of child brides, due to slow child marriage reduction coupled with an …

Kids in crisis: "I’m scared to death of my own child"

Amanda Harris and her daughter, Skylar.<p>RICHMOND, Ind. — As Amanda Harris looks at photos of her daughter, Skylar, she describes what sounds like a …

When is Depression Not Depression? Part 2

I could feel Jarod's pain come off him almost in waves. "I just cannot believe I am going to work for $15 an hour when I have 19 years of education …

Is perinatal anxiety a bigger problem than postnatal depression?

For many women, the main problem with giving birth is anxiety – and dealing with it quickly is the key to a good recovery. Is enough being done to spot it in time?<p>When Alex Laver’s son was born in 2009, she threw herself wholeheartedly into motherhood, establishing a feeding routine, joining baby …

Pregnancy

When the Antidepressants Are Worse Than the Depression

They told me SSRIs would make me feel better. They didn't tell me about the withdrawal.<p>When I was 17 years old, my father died unexpectedly. He wasn't really sick, he wasn't very old, but one day he was alive and the next day he was not. I was, understandably, a mess. Despite unending support from …

A Hasidic Jewish Woman Committed Suicide After Being Forced to Marry Her First Cousin

She had serious bouts with depression ever since the marriage.<p>Sara Mayer, a 31-year-old Hasidic Jewish woman, committed suicide Sunday in her parents' home in Brooklyn, New York. The <i>New York Post</i> reports that her depression stemmed from being forced to marry her first cousin in an arranged marriage.<p>…

A Wharton professor discovered a lazy way to stop procrastinating

No willpower or discipline necessary. It's backed by scientific research and even has a cool name: "temptation bundling."<p>And oddly enough, it all starts with "The Hunger Games." Seriously ...<p>How Katniss killed procrastination<p>Katherine Milkman loves audiobooks. Especially the "Hunger Games" series. …

Procrastination

This Is the Number 1 Sign You're in a Serious Relationship

Step away from the Magic 8 Ball.<p>It’s pretty obvious when you're officially dating someone: You go out together, hang out on weekends, and probably do other, uh, stuff, too. But trying to figure out whether you’re just dating or in a serious relationship can be murky territory.<p>For some, you’re …

Dating