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Why "Baggage" Doesn't Make Someone Undateable

"I want to find someone without any baggage," a newly single friend said to me recently. "It seems like every person I've dated has something. Why do...

Megan Bruneau, M.A.
May 23 2015

Portia De Rossi Opens Up About Her Struggle With An Eating Disorder (Video)

She explained that her weight dropping to a scary 82 pounds was also tied to her struggle to come to terms with her sexual identity.

Emi Boscamp
May 15 2015

7 Downsides To My 125-Pound Weight Loss

I’m guilty of always talking about how awesome it is to have maintained my 125-pound weight loss over the last six years and all of the benefits that...

Naomi Teeter
May 14 2015

Facebook Takes On Inequality, Institutes $15 An Hour Minimum Wage Policy

The ongoing #FightFor15 has a powerful new champion in its corner: Facebook.

Emi Boscamp
May 14 2015

Why Bragging Doesn't Work

Your first instinct when you get good news may be to share it on social media. Why not? Instead of painstakingly informing each of your friends, you...

Emi Boscamp
May 13 2015

Harriet Tubman Wins Contest To Appear On $20 Bill

If you pull a United States-issued bill out of your wallet, you have a 100% chance of seeing a white male face. It's time to get a fresh face —...

Emi Boscamp
May 13 2015

Michelle Obama Takes On Racism In Moving Graduation Speech (Video)

During her commencement address at Tuskegee University on Saturday, Michelle Obama spoke candidly about the ever-present racism in the U.S. and its...

Emi Boscamp
May 12 2015

New York Governor Orders Protection For Exploited Nail Salon Workers

A two-part investigative series in The New York Times found that many manicurists in New York work obscenely long hours, are regularly exposed to...

Emi Boscamp
May 11 2015

Feminists Reclaim Sexist Hashtag #HowToSpotAFeminist

Doc Thompson, host of the radio show The Morning Blaze, kicked off the trending hashtag #HowToSpotAFeminist with this tweet on Sunday:

Emi Boscamp
May 6 2015

How To Negotiate Crowds When You're A Highly Sensitive Person

Being in crowded places, like restaurants, shops or public transport, can be challenging when you're highly sensitive.

Mom's Inspiring Photos Show Kids With Special Needs As Superheroes

Renee Bergeron and her 4-year-old son Apollo (above) had a rough 2012. In January, Apollo — who has 13 siblings (seriously!) — was diagnosed with a...

Emi Boscamp
May 1 2015

What Your Menstrual Cycle Says About Your Health

Did you know that your period can be the biggest and clearest window to what is going on inside your body? Yes, that once a month call from nature can...

5 Signs You're A Helicopter Parent

While the idea of "helicopter parenting" was originally developed as a concept for parents with college-age students, it's also totally possible to be...

Sexist "Beach Body" Ads Have Been Removed From London's Public Transit

With the body positive movement going full force in the advertising world, anyone who pushes against it is bound to be taken down.

Emi Boscamp
April 30 2015

Debunking The Myth Of The Highly-Sexed Man

We live in a culture fed by myths. Not the archetypal myths born in the collective unconscious that deeply nourish the wells of the human psyche. No,...

Sheryl Paul, M.A.
April 29 2015

The Surprising Trick That Helps You Reach Your Goals

Everyone is always telling us to live in the moment — to "carpe diem!" — but what about our goals for the future? Is there a way to be present while...

Emi Boscamp
April 29 2015

New York City Wants To Go Zero Waste By 2030

It's definitely ambitious — but is it unrealistic?

Emi Boscamp
April 29 2015

15 Universal Truths About Love

I’ve done numerous interviews and talks about what makes for a successful relationship. I’ve been a marriage counselor for 35 years, and have also...

Bruce Jenner Interview: "I Have The Soul Of A Woman"

Last night, Bruce Jenner got the chance to tell his story. Finally.

Emi Boscamp
April 25 2015

San Francisco Wants To Ban Wild Animal Performances

At the beginning of March, we reported that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus got rid of its elephant act, citing a "mood shift" — or, general...

Emi Boscamp
April 23 2015