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Why every woman should be paying attention to her pelvic floor

Just after my 24th birthday, I started experiencing an unpleasant combo of symptoms that pretty soon took over my life. I had chronic constipation …

10 tweets that perfectly nail how consent actually works

In case you needed a reminder.<p>While affirmative consent shouldn't be a hard concept to grasp, there are still people out there who either don't understand it, or pretend not to. Just to review: Consent can be revoked at anytime. Sex without consent is rape. Full stop.<p>But just in case you were …

Feminism

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

The insidious ways the world tells teenage girls their bodies don’t belong to them

When I was 16 years old, I was the kind of teenager who had a favorite mathematician. One Sunday I went to see my hero give a talk. Afterward, I lingered near the stage with my dad, prepped with my usual question for adults with careers I admired: Any advice for a kid in high school?<p>I was wearing a …

Me Too movement

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

This Is the World’s Greatest Stretch (Seriously!)

Back pain is often the result of tightness in other parts of your body. To loosen up, watch this video to learn how to do the World’s Greatest …

The Breathing Techniques for Anxiety That Drew Barrymore and Rachel McAdams Use

In this fast-paced world, anxiety can strike at any moment—even when nothing is causing us direct stress. It’s important to remember that you’re not …

The Simple Way You Can Lose One Inch of Belly Fat in Just 7 Minutes

To nail down the secret to a six-pack, researchers assigned 29 adults (who did not exercise regularly) to two groups. Half of the subjects completed …

What’s killing America’s new mothers?

Elizabeth “Liz” Logelin was a young, fit woman with a promising career in operations management at Disney. On March 24, 2008, after a complicated pregnancy that saw her bedridden for nearly two months (three weeks of which were in the hospital), she delivered her daughter Madeline (“Maddie”) …

Pregnancy

Tip: The Easiest Hip Flexor Stretch

Sit on your butt a lot? Have low back issues? You need this simple stretch.<p>If you're like the average American, you sit 7.7 hours per day. This …

Why Toxic Beauty Products Harm Women of Color, and How We Can Protect Ourselves

During the past 24 hours, I've read dozens of articles about how women of color are disproportionally exposed to toxic chemicals in beauty products. Every article cited the same source—a commentary published this week in the <i>American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology</i>—and listed life-threatening …

Six sciatica stretches for pain relief

Sciatica itself is not a condition, but a very uncomfortable symptom of many potential problems in the back, pelvis, and hip.<p>People with sciatica …

Pain

32 Gifts People With Anxiety Really Want for the Holidays

While a certain new gadget or that perfect getaway might come to mind when someone asks, “What do you want for the holidays?” this year, we’re asking …

Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it

Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. To understand what is coming, we need to understand who they are. I know all too well, because I have spent the past 15 years fighting them.<p>Over this time, …

Donald Trump

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Latin America

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and …

A new study suggests online harassment is pressuring women and minorities to self-censor

“The interwebs can be a very savage place.”<p>This assessment came from a participant in my study on online harassment—a young woman of color living in a low-income neighborhood in New York City. Her tone was only half-ironic. While she faces plenty of challenges in her daily life,the digital world …

Feminism

Almost Half of Eligible Voters Didn't Vote in This Election

A chilling reminder of how important it is to vote.<p>While many continue to mourn, celebrate, and dissect Tuesday's election, new data now suggests that part of the reason for its surprising outcome might be due to low voter turnout.<p>According to the United States Election Project, nearly half of …

Secret’s Stress Test Campaign Continues With A Transgender Woman In The Ladies Room

<b>WHAT:</b> Secret’s latest ad for its Stress Test campaign tackles an old social challenge with a modern twist.<p><b>WHO:</b> Secret, Wieden+Kennedy Portland<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> If you’ve ever been socially awkward (c’mon, you can admit it here, we’re all friends), then you’ve had a moment in the school or office …

Transgender

A psychologist explains why so many women oppose feminism

Sexism against women, by wome, is real and the negative perceptions of Hillary Clinton only reinforce this reality<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Just when you thought sexism was a thing of the past, revelations about Donald Trump bragging about …

Why You Should Stop Punishing Your Employees for Being Introverted

Why does it matter so much if they speak up in meetings?<p>Remember back in school when class participation made up 10 percent of your grade? For some people this was the easiest 10 percent of the semester. You know the types--the ones who loved to hear the sounds of their own voices. They commented …

How to Deal with Painful Emotional Triggers in Your Relationships

<b>“</b><b>A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” ~Unknown</b><p>I’ve been looking for a new job, so I recently decided to update my …

Relationships

10 Relationship Stages That All Couples Go Through - OLBlog

You must pay attention to The mystery of Love-Science & why do you fall in love? Do you really want a successful healthy relationship? There are 10 …

Another Instagram blogger shows why you shouldn’t get hung up on counting calories

Another blogger on Instagram is urging people to stop obsessively counting calories, after realising it was actually hampering her fitness goals.<p>A …

7 Yoga Poses to Undo the Damage of Sitting at a Desk All Day

Ah, there’s much to love about yoga. We know those brilliant yogis have secrets we could all benefit from, and your uber-cute colorful workout gear is fresh from a laundering. But sometimes, after a long day at the office, the last thing you want to do is trek all the way to a studio and then get …

Yoga

11 House Plants So Good for You They’re Approved by NASA

Adding some green to a space can do a lot of good — both for your health and your style. Although we’ve been loving 2016’s trending house plants (we’ve even DIYed a Sharpie watercolor planter to keep them looking fresh in our office), we almost lost it when we heard that space plants (yes, space …

Meet the 22-year-olds tackling our plastic waste

When they were not yet 20 years old, Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao came up with a scientific breakthrough to solve one of the most stubborn …

8 Things You Should Do If You Just Can't Fall Asleep

Some nights you hit the sheets, and you just <i>know</i> your snooze will be lackluster. Maybe you're nervous about your interview tomorrow or are still simmering about the unresolved argument you had with your significant other. Or maybe, you stayed up a little too late watching <i>Supernatural</i> reruns on …

The amazing tool that women in the White House used to fight gender bias

President Obama is the first sitting president to call himself a feminist. His administration is the most diverse in history because he’s made an effort to fill the majority of top policy appointments in his executive branch with women and people of color.<p>But a fascinating anecdote, reported by …

My teen boys are blind to rape culture

“Oh boy,” my son said, rolling his eyes. “Not rape culture again.”<p>We were sitting around the dinner table talking about the news. As soon as I mentioned the Stanford sexual assault case, my sons looked at each other. They knew what was coming. They’ve been listening to me talk about consent, …

Parenting