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Why I Quit My Women's Gym (and Won't Ever Go Back)
"I’d been working out regularly for 18 months, and I felt worse about myself than when I’d...
Love Yourself, but Not Too Much
“I’m a work in progress,” is about the nicest thing we, as women, are allowed to say about...
What It's Really Like to Live With the STD Everyone Jokes About
"I was sure it was somehow my fault."
How a Terrible Tragedy Saved Me From Being a Terrible Person
Everything changed in an instant.
Why Quitting Running Was the Best Thing for My Health
I started running for my well-being, but when I stopped, I got into the best shape of my life.
I Was Hit by a Cab and Told I May Never Walk Again. Now I'm a Triathlete
"Once you’ve been in the position of can’t, you’re grateful for every day that you can."
Why I Started Eating Meat After 21 Years as a Vegetarian
It was a challenge both physically and emotionally, but here's how (and why) I made the transition.
I'm Actually Not OK
The exhausting part was fooling others—and myself—into thinking I was.
What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Losing Weight
Losing weight was the easy part, I'd say. Dealing with the aftermath—and keeping it off—was much...
The Biggest Misconceptions About Eating Disorders (From Someone Who's Had One)
After recovering, I realized a lot of things people (including myself) thought about EDs just aren't...
Always Late? Here’s How I Broke the Bad Habit in One Week
Fed up with last-minute apologies and panic attacks, I finally learned how to be on time, every...
I'm About to Graduate From College and I'm Terrified. Here's What's Helped Me Deal
A lesson in how not to freak out about adulthood.
The Most Important Lesson Depression Taught Me
"I let go of pleasing anyone, impressing men, and sticking to an image of strength."
Domestic Violence Doesn't Always Look Like It Does in the Movies. I Would Know
Here's what one writer and mental health counselor wants you to learn from her experience.
The 7 Most Important Things True Friends Do
Here’s how to tell if you’ve found a keeper.
How Shame Over My Psoriasis Led to a Body I’m Proud Of
It's about learning to control the things you can to overcome the things you cannot.
How Going to Fancy Fitness Classes Actually Made Me Lazier
High-tech equipment and luxury amenities aren't all they're cracked up to be.
Here's What Happened When I Tried to Become a Morning Person for 30 Days
Early to bed, early to rise—not as easy as it sounds.
How Running in Skintight Leggings Changed My Relationship With My Body
I would love to say I’ve learned to stop giving a damn what other people think of my body—but...
I Thought I Knew a Lot About Health. Then I Did the Whole30
These 7 surprising takeaways changed the way I look at food—for good.
5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Living Alone
Your crazy cat lady fears are unwarranted, for one.
The Unexpected Thing That Happened When I Didn't Drink for 30 Days
And it's not losing weight, saving money, or getting clear skin.
I Have It All—so Why Am I Not Happy?
How to start living the life you really want.
How to Feel Great Even Though You've Gained Weight
Don't let a few extra pounds mess with your mindset.
The 12 Stories You Need to Read Before 2016
From insightful reflections on body image to surprising hygiene habits, these are the stories that...
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