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10 Signs You’re Experiencing More Than Just Stress

10 Signs You’re Experiencing More Than Just Stress

Nobody’s perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst in pretty much everyone. But some people’s emotional turmoil runs a bit deeper than your average, everyday angst. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that 1 in 5 Americans lives with a mental health issue that can […]

Self-Care Is The New Feminism

Self-Care Is The New Feminism

Feminism invites us to call our power back. To advocate effectively for all women, we need to learn to advocate for ourselves. For many women, this is not something that comes naturally in everyday life. For the big stuff, we’re all in. Pay equity, non-violence, ending discrimination — totally. But when it comes to the […]

The great FLOTUS food fight

The great FLOTUS food fight

Miriam Nelson got the call while she was rock climbing in Canada: It was the White House assistant chef, of all people, summoning her to a closed-door meeting with the new first lady of the United States. It was 2009, Nelson was one of the nation’s top experts on nutrition and exercise, a Tufts University […]

Menopause and abnormal vaginal bleeding

Menopause and abnormal vaginal bleeding

If you’ve already started menopause, this would mean that you’ve stopped having menstruation for more than a year and should not be having any menstrual bleeding. As spotting, even a little is not normal after menopause. What does it mean to have abnormal vaginal bleeding? When you experience abnormal vaginal bleeding is a symptoms of […]

Welcome to Perimenopause, Girlfriend

Welcome to Perimenopause, Girlfriend

Last night I cried because I have under-eye bags and dark circles. Not because of some jarring world event, or a national crisis (like the upcoming U.S. elections); not because my livelihood is in any kind of direct jeopardy, not because I’m worried about where my next meal is coming from (though these days I […]

How the World Bank is ‘nudging’ attitudes to health and hygiene

How the World Bank is ‘nudging’ attitudes to health and hygiene

Every two months, 800 women gather in a church courtyard in the village of Tritriva, Madagascar, to receive cash from the Malagasy government. Mothers of six- to 10-year-olds get the payment only if their children have regularly attended school. For those with children under five, it’s unconditional – but they are given information about family […]

‘Female Viagra’ gets mixed reviews

‘Female Viagra’ gets mixed reviews

  A new review of the “little pink pill” for women with low sexual desire says the drug doesn’t work very well — but some doctors and patients who’ve been using the treatment disagree. The drug, Addyi, or flibanserin, has been on the market since October. “The data presented in this review suggests that the […]

5 Tips for Losing Emotional Weight

5 Tips for Losing Emotional Weight

“Carbs can be bad. Protein can be good. Eat this, not that.” With all the advice about eating plans and fitness fads, what do you believe? And what works best for you? Let’s place eating aside for one moment and focus on a different aspect of weight management–emotions. Through my years of social research, I’ve […]

What do aid donors really accomplish? A story of HIV trainings in Ghana

What do aid donors really accomplish? A story of HIV trainings in Ghana

How many people – health workers, citizens, and government staff – have been trained in HIV prevention and treatment in Ghana in the past 10 years? Although this may seem like a simple question, arriving at an accurate number is a monumental task. Even within a single donor organization, tracking and totaling outputs such as […]

Eight Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Eight Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Protecting your eyesight is one of the most important things you can do to help maintain your quality of life. Some type of sight-threatening eye problem affects one in six adults age 45 and older. And the risk for vision loss only increases with age. In fact, a recent American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) report […]