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Lady Gaga has fibromyalgia. What is it?

It's a crippling disease that's often misunderstood.<p>Lady Gaga's announcement on Twitter that she suffers from fibromyalgia was met with an abundance of well wishes, but more moving were the empathetic responses from others coping with the condition. Not only did fans feel for the "Born This Way" …

Fibromyalgia

Mayors taking swift action to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville

City officials across the country are nervously trying to figure out how to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville as alt-right leaders and white nationalist groups vow to stage more rallies in coming days.<p>A group claiming it is advocating free speech has planned a rally for Saturday on the …

Rights & Freedoms

Why slippery slope arguments should not stop us from removing Confederate monuments

This past weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia arose from a gathering of racists, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists, whose ostensible purpose was to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Over the last several years, efforts to remove Confederate monuments …

Rights & Freedoms

21 Headache-Slaying Products That People Actually Recommend

No pain, all gain.<p><i>Please note that these aren’t medical recommendations. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any kind of treatment.</i><p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Shopping

5 San Francisco Secrets You Won't Find in Guidebooks

When most people think of San Francisco, they think: bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz (we get it, Clint Eastwood was great in that movie). But, from neighborhood pop-ups to back-alley street art to the most precisely curated design shops, the city is teeming with cool happenings. And we should …

An Adult's Guide To Snapchat

Welcome to Snapchat. You may not like it, but at least now you'll understand it. Promise.<p>Snapchat used to confuse the crap out of me.<p>Though I'd installed the app on my phone, I had no idea how to use it, and little interest in doing so. I found Snapchat's layout confounding; it didn't seem useful …

Social Media

The Nine Secret Cities of Newport, R.I.

Getting to know Newport, Rhode Island, is -- how should I put this? -- just a bit different from touring around other famous resorts. You were thinking a quick walk-through of The Breakers or another summer mansion? Think again. Newport, you see, has no less than nine cities to explore.<p>The "Nine …

Five Mobile Apps that Every First-time College Student Should Have

With over 1 million apps available in the App Store and Google Play alike, students have more opportunities than every before to navigate college (and life) with help from the device in the palm of their hands.<p>Although apps like Evernote, StudyBlue, Duolingo, and Wunderlist are no-brainer downloads …

I'm Homesick! What Parents Can Say to Their Anxious College Student

This week, as thousands of students head to college, many of them leaving home for the first time, bringing their hopes, dreams, goals, laptops, shower shoes and fuzzy slippers, they'll also be bringing something else: their fears and worries. And that's normal.<p>Although your child is 100% sure that …

A Letter to My Niece As She Starts College

Dear M:<p>As you go off to college, I feel like it is my duty, as your "wise" old uncle, to offer you some advice. I'm sure your parents have told you a thousand times to make the right choices, like; never walk alone at night, never leave a drink unattended at a party, don't do drugs and study hard, …

College & University

Here's Credit 101 for Your College Freshman

To parents with a freshman entering college this fall: You're probably expecting to shell out major bucks for tuition, room and board and a million other necessities over the next few years. But before you send your kid off, make sure you share one gift likely to steer him or her along the road to …

Personal Finance

Tricks, Tips and Takes for College Freshmen

It's that time of year again when many students begin their first year of college. It's an exciting, but also a stressful time for many. To help, here are 21 tips I share with freshmen each year. I'm sure there are other ways to help ease the transition to college, but after years of watching and …

College & University

3 Sacred Rules of College Drop-Off

Thank goodness for second chances.<p>Moving my first daughter into college was a nasty, bumbling mess. It's an entertaining story that I would love to tell you, but I don't come off looking very good. Let's just leave it at that.<p>I've had three years in time-out to think about my bad behavior, and to …

Preparing Your Teen for College: Talking About Alcohol

The teenage years are a unique time. Teens spend a lot of energy defining their identities, their peer relationships and their social roles, and they learn skills like planning for the future and understanding consequences. Not surprisingly, this is also a time when teens push limits and take risks.<p>…

College & University

Chilled Sweet Corn Soup With Coconut Milk

This chilled soup captures the essence of sweet summer corn in the most magnificent way -- it's as pure as can be, and all about the corn. And the coconut milk, which is the base for the soup, accentuates the sweetness of the corn even more and makes the soup smooth and velvety.<p>But all that …

46 Life-Changing Baking Hacks Everyone Needs To Know

Bake it till you make it .

Dessert

18 Things You Need To Do To Be Happy In College

College students have a lot to deal with. Between balancing academics and social life, searching for summer internships and managing stress, “happiness” tends to fall by the wayside. But being happy should still be a major priority in college.<p>Here are 18 easy ways to adjust your own college …

8 Things You Should Know About Fibromyalgia And Sleep

<i>By Robert Rosenberg, DO</i><p>Sleep disturbances are among the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia, a chronic condition affecting the spinal cord and brain that causes people to feel pain and fatigue, and affects concentration. In fact, along with the tiredness, pain and psychosocial distress, sleep …

Having 'The Talk' With Your College-Bound Student

With high school graduation ceremonies in full swing, it is easy to overlook some important money lessons for college-bound students. Parents may be experiencing a little trepidation and separation anxiety over their child leaving home, but having the "money talk" is a great way to stay connected …

21 Charts Only Morrissey Fans Will Find Funny

To celebrate Morrissey's arrival on Twitter, a look at the important and highly informative data visualisations of @troubledmozza.<p>Follow @troubledmozza for more of this sort of thing.

Morrissey

11 Gorgeous Lingerie Brands For Big Boobs

Because girls with big boobs deserve pretty bras, too.

Clothing

A Conversation About Rape on Campus

By Sonya Rhodes, PhD, author of <i>The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match: How Today's Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness Without Settling.</i><p>To my daughters,<p>You will be going away from home to college in the fall, where you will be having new experiences and meeting all different kinds of people. The …

College Preadmit Programs: What Are They and Why You Should Attend!

You have studied and been tested for four long years now, and in the last year spent oodles of time taking SATs/ACTs, Subject and AP tests, writing admissions essays and completing multiple college applications. Undoubtedly, you have also read about colleges, browsed college websites and spoken …

College & University

Listen To This Man Explain Why He Stuck With His Wife Through Her Mental Illness

Almost a year ago, Mark Lukach went on a TEDx stage in Monterey, Calif., and told an audience that his wife, Giulia, once contemplated jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.<p>In that talk (above), Lukach describes what it is like to love a person diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also addresses a …

Five Things Every Young Person Should Know About Drugs and Alcohol

2014 may very well be the most tumultuous year for drug and alcohol research and policy in recent history. The CDC has declared the rise in opioid (heroin and prescription painkiller) abuse a national epidemic, and more people are now dying from prescription drug overdoses than automobile …

Medicine

Eating Disorders Are More Common Than You Think On College Campuses

One-in-four college students have a mental health condition that has been increasing since 1950: an eating disorder.<p>According to the National Eating Disorders Association, eating disorders can bring on reduction in bone density, muscle loss, severe dehydration, peptic ulcers and high blood …

Is Fibromyalgia Syndrome a Myth? No, But It Just Might Be a Sleep Disorder

<i>By Gerard Meskill, M.D.</i><p>Nobody says, "I don't believe hypertension exists," or "I don't believe 'stroke' is a real thing." People with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) suffer not only from constant widespread pain, but they also sometimes face judgment and distrust from medical professionals who doubt if …

It's Not Rape, If It's a Freshman: An Open Letter to Parents

Maybe it's the nature of sexual assault, the things I have to read for my daughter's case are not only unspeakable, they are unimaginable.-- Written from me to my daughter's college advisor on December 6, 2013.<p>On September 8th, my daughter, an eighteen-year-old freshman, had been at college just …

Sexual Harassment

The Freshman 15: A To-Do List for Your First Year in College

Hello there, you very adorable and naive and mistake-prone freshman. Welcome to your first year in college, the first time that your JanSport will be stuffed with more freedom and decision-making power than you'll even know what to do with. A time in your life where you can decide to become …

College & University

Things We Wish We'd Known About College

Originally posted as part of Literally, Darling's "Twenty-Something Tuesdays"<p>In some respects, half of your twenties are devoted exclusively to college. You start your twenties in college and then spend the next few years trying to figure out how to make your way in a world that those initial years …