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4 Coping Strategies You Can Use When You're Feeling Overwhelmed At Work

I’ve reached a point in my career where I have a number of different business interests, all of which demand my time and attention.<p>At any given point right now, I find myself engaged in running my company, BodeTree, fulfilling my duties as a Partner at our venture investment business, BT Ventures, …

Self-help

What Persian and Indian Women Know About Good Hair That We Don't

Impossibly glossy, long, lustrous, and unequivocally healthy-looking… We've yearned to know the deepest, juiciest secrets behind the gorgeous strands …

Hair Care

The Things Men Wish They Knew Before They Got Married

Every wedding season — such as, you know, RIGHT NOW — I think about how I got married young and wish someone had sat me down to tell me a few things …

Relationships

The power of self-awareness: How to build successful teams

Self-awareness has become a management buzzword — let’s hope for the right reasons.<p>Self-awareness is not something new. Throughout history, the most …

Self-awareness

White People, Explained

Not all white people.<p>I think I should issue that caveat at the beginning. Because I was partially homeschooled, I probably missed the day in …

Jackie Robinson

This Is The Psychological Reason Why Some People Are So Hard On Themselves

In her book <i>Edge States,</i> Joan Halifax explains that human beings are transformed when pushed to the boundaries of their understanding, comfort and capability. She attributes this in part to Kazimierz Dabrowski’s theory of positive disintegration, which is the idea that crises and stress are not just …

Psychology

Signs of Autism in Infants and Babies

It's easy to understand why one of the biggest fears many parents have is that their child will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For one …

Autism

Everything You Need to Know About Vaginal pH

In case you haven’t noticed, vaginas are complex. On the one hand, they’re self-cleaning and go through a lot during childbirth. On the other hand, …

Wellness

African American History, 1619-Present

Content<p><b>Articles</b><p>Short, thoroughly researched articles<p><b>Book Reviews</b><p>Books on African American History<p><b>Other Reviews</b><p>Reviews on museums and …

Black History

The 50 Best Cities in The World to Visit Alone

Although frightening, traveling alone can be best way to explore a new city.<p>Although it can be frightening, traveling alone is often the best way to …

Crime

55 Healthy Chicken Thigh Recipes That Are Affordable and Delicious

Skinless, boneless chicken thighs are meatier, quicker to cook, and surprisingly healthier than you might think. They're also budget friendly for …

Cooking

Citrus Shortbread Cookies Recipe

"This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, one of the best cooks I know...and given that we're from south Louisiana, that's saying something. …

Dessert

15 Vaginal Health Products That Are Actually Amazing

After decades of misogynistic messaging, dangerous chemicals, and misinformation about vaginal health products, the industry is finally creating …

Skin Care

Dear Men, True Love Is About Equality. Here Are 22 Things Your Woman Would Like To Hear More Often

At a time when women are fast making inroads in every field earlier thought of as a men-only area, it's time we reconsidered the dynamics of a …

Relationships

‘Suck It Up’ or Pray: Advice That Almost Killed Me

I was beaten quite a bit as a child. I wasn’t a “bad kid” or a troublemaker, I just happened to come from a violent place (America) and a culture …

Bringing Up Baby: Goodbye Old Friends

During this life, your world and all the people in it will be sliced into various different halves: those who have packed lunch and those who have …

Parenting

5 Anti-Inflammatory Smoothies You Should Try To Blast Belly Fat

Sometimes extra pounds are a result of this equation: eating processed foods=chronic inflammation=insulin resistance= weight gain. You can reduce …

Nutrition

5 Easy Pilates Stretches That'll Finally Sort Out Your Lower Back Pain

If you’re like me and suffer the occasional bout of lower back pain, you’ll know that it makes even the simplest task seem monstrously daunting – …

Yoga

Fresh Corn Fritters

Recipes

How to Get Back to Working Out When You Haven't Been to the Gym in Forever

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>Getting back into a workout routine when you've taken time off …

Exercise

If You've Never Had These 7 Convos With Your Best Friend, Are You Even Friends?

What does it take for you to consider somebody your best friend? For me, as soon as I can truly be myself around another person, I think we're pretty …

Relationships

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting Married

When Ellen McCarthy Rosenthal was reporting on weddings for The Washington Post, she came across one particularly interesting couple. The bride-to-be …

Relationships

Tia Mowry Shares Postpartum Belly Pic: 'I Thought Something Was Wrong With Me'

Tia Mowry gets real about bellies that don’t just ‘go flat’ after having a baby<p>Those first few weeks and months after giving birth are so difficult …

Pregnancy

What Is Complex PTSD? There Isn’t Nearly Enough Awareness Around This Illness

Trauma is a complicated experience, and what happens after a traumatic experience even more so. Two people's reaction to trauma may be completely …

Mental Health

9 Little Bedtime Habits That Are Actually Signs Of High-Functioning Anxiety

When I was in high school, I suddenly stopped being able to go to sleepovers. It wasn't 'til I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder as an …

University of Illinois

Why your brain never runs out of problems to find

Why do many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around, no matter how hard people work to fix them? It turns out that a quirk in the way human …

Psychology

Three Identical Strangers: the bizarre tale of triplets separated at birth

“Ideas are my bread and butter,” says film-maker Tim Wardle. “But it’s hard to find ideas that make you want to get out of bed at 3am and go film somewhere.”<p>That, however, was not the case when a producer at Raw, the London-based production company where Wardle works, brought to his attention the …

Siblings

Why the face is the window to your internal system - and what it's trying to tell you

From dark circles under your eyes to red ruddy cheeks and cracked lips: How the face is the window onto your internal system - and what it's trying …

High Fiber

Teaching Your Kids This Skill Will Set Them Up for Success. Most Parents Do the Opposite

It goes against all of our instincts.<p>We've all heard a lot in the past few years about the importance of failure. Take risks, fail fast, learn from the experience, and bring the knowledge you've gained to the next thing you try. We all know this is good advice--except when it comes to our children. …

Parenting

Bolo do Caco

In a medium bowl, use a rubber spatula to combine the butter, garlic, and parsley. Season with kosher salt, mix well, and set aside.<p>Preheat an oven …

Recipes