Being Well

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Sarah Silverman slams doctor for giving her a creepily inappropriate mammogram.

Getting an annual mammogram is one of the most important things a woman can do for her health. Finding breast cancer early reduces the risk of dying from the disease by 25-30% or more. Women should begin having mammograms yearly at age 40, or earlier if they’re at high risk. Actress-comedian Sarah Silverman’s recent experience […]

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17 small, but significant, lifestyle changes that help people with anxiety.

While it’s easy — and understandable — to roll your eyes when someone offers a “miracle cure” for your anxiety (Yes! I have tried yoga! Thanks for asking!!), it’s also important to acknowledge this truth: There are day-to-day changes you can make that might help you manage your anxiety. We’re not talking about a miracle […]

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Woman posts dramatic before-and-after pics of one pound loss to prove that weight is meaningless.

via Shutterstock Adrienne Osuna is a fitness blogger with a focus on weight training. After years of struggling with her weight, this mother of four finally got serious about her health, adopting a rigorous schedule of power lifting, cardio, and intermittent fasting to lose weight, gain muscle, and kick ass. And while her personal regimen […]

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25 things you do as an adult when you’ve experienced childhood emotional abuse.

Thinkstock photo via openeyed11. It has been said that “no one escapes childhood unscathed.” But sayings like these can have an especially significant meaning for a person who has experienced emotional abuse as a child. The effects of emotional abuse can be both debilitating and far-reaching, often extending out of childhood and into adolescence and […]

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Jonah Hill shares inspirational post about the bullies who beat him up in high school. They’ve got to be kicking themselves right now.

Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images More often than not, we’re the biggest thing standing in the way of our own personal growth. It’s easy to get stuck in an identity or self-concept that prevents us from branching out and trying new things. Many times we define ourselves more by who we’re not rather […]

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Lena Dunham wrote a self-serving ‘apology’ letter to the woman whose sexual assault claim she denied. The Internet isn’t having it.

Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Lincoln Center For a so-called feminist, Dunham does a mean impression of male entitlement. “This year has been incredible for women in Hollywood,” Lena Dunham’s love letter to herself, which promises to include an apology to Aurora Perrineau—somewhere—begins. “We have spoken and we have spoken loudly, and our voices, […]

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This couple went viral when they were arrested for dumping trash in a wildlife preserve.

Hocking County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook They broke the law in a way that offends most people. But does making them go viral help anything? Back in July, a couple was caught on camera illegally dumping trash – car tires, televisions, and other debris – into a wildlife preserve in Hocking County, Ohio. At first, police were […]

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After a lung disease reduced him to nothing, he decided to become a weightlifter.

Jaed Wells of Utica, New York, always wanted to be a professional bodybuilder, but cystic fibrosis held him back from his dream. Cystic fibrosis (CF) causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. The infections and lung damage caused by disease reduce a person’s life expectancy to just 40 years. […]

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Clothing line tries to fight fat-shamers with this incredibly offensive sweater. It didn’t work.

Los Angeles-based clothing line Revolve really stepped in it by adding a new sweatshirt to its online store featuring the phrase, “Being fat is not beautiful, it’s an excuse.” The rail-thin model wearing the offensive shirt only made it more insulting. via Revolve so the brand that doesn’t cater to women above a size 10 […]

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People calling this cartoon sexist are missing an important point.

A New Yorker comic recently posted to Instagram has sparked a heated debate and it isn’t over whether it’s funny. No one has a problem with the cartoonist poking fun at people who waste time at the gym staring at their phones. The big debate raging on Instagram is whether the cartoon is sexist. It […]

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