Being Well

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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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6 insane conspiracy theories that actually turned out to be true.

It’s feeling harder and harder to separate truth from fiction in the age of fake news. But conspiracy theories and propaganda are as old as society itself. Perhaps most disturbing of all is the growing wealth of scientific evidence suggesting that we’re influenced even by news we know to be fake. How many disproven JFK […]

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This start-up is selling razors by celebrating body hair positivity.

Photo from Billie Body Brand/Unsplash. There’s something odd about razor commercials. Razor companies seem to like to pretend that hairy women do not exist while simultaneously trying to sell them products. In most of these commercials, bikini-clad women are featured shaving their already hairless legs. But Billie, a razor brand, thinks it’s time to finally […]

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8 things to consider before you write a ‘please reach out’ post about depression.

After the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain in early 2018, there was an influx of social media posts about what can be done to help prevent suicides. Many, if not most, were posts with suicide hotline numbers and messages telling people to reach out if they are struggling with suicidal thoughts. The CDC […]

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After Kate Spade’s death, let’s rethink how we talk about suicide.

At around 10:20 a.m. on June 5, 2018, fashion icon Kate Spade was found dead in her New York apartment. She was 55 years old. The Associated Press was early to report news of the legendary handbag designer’s death. From the outside, she seemed to have it all: a husband/business partner, a 13-year-old daughter, and […]

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A huge thanks to those who openly share their mental illnesses. You saved my daughter.

We didn’t know that our teen daughter had an actual mental illness. We just knew that she felt extra nervous sometimes — and it was getting worse. She didn’t get excited nervous, like you’d feel before you go on a roller coaster, or uncertain nervous, like when you’re facing a big decision. Hers was the […]

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