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The Relationship Red Flag You're Not Paying Attention to (but Should)

Take it from someone who learned this important lesson far too late.
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Open-Heart Surgery Totally Changed My Body—and How I Feel About It

The experience changed my life, but I never imagined it would also change how I feel in a swimsuit.
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What It's Like Being the Fat Girl in Yoga Class

If one more stranger high-fives me after class, I just might lose my sh*t.
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More Lingerie Ads Show Women of All Shapes and Sizes, But Where Are the Black Bodies Like Mine?

One writer sought answers as to why her brand of beauty wasn't represented.
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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.
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Consenting In Hindsight: Why I Continued to Sleep With My Rapist

Consenting after the fact won’t erase that time you didn’t get a chance to say yes.
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This Is What a Panic Attack Really Feels Like

And what you should do if you're having one—or if someone you know has one.
Taking Medication for Depression Doesn't Mean I'm Weak
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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."
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How to Kick the All-or-Nothing Approach to Fitness and Nutrition

Take it from me: There is joy in simply letting good enough be good enough.
Lilly O'Donnell

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.
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How to Pitch Personal Stories to Greatist

Real stories + expert advice you actually want to read.
Lauren Hasha

How Social Media and Sexting Friends Helped Me Finally Love My Body

My journey to self-acceptance didn't happen overnight, but these steps helped me get there.
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Stress Almost Ruined Everything I'd Worked For—but It Also Taught Me How to Take Control

I was becoming my own worst nightmare—until one tough conversation snapped me back to my senses.
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Here's the Truth About Successful Relationships (That No One Ever Talks About)

Sometimes the first step is simply admitting that things aren't working.
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How Learning to Cope With Anxiety Actually Strengthened My Relationship

How Learning to Cope With Anxiety Actually Strengthened My Relationship

Having anxiety sucks, but it also unexpectedly helped me become a better partner.
What I Learned About Relationships After Ending My Engagement

What I Learned About Relationships After Ending My Engagement

Here are the lessons I took with me when I gave back the ring.
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The Men’s Fitness Industry Is Missing Out on the Body-Positivity Movement. And It Sucks

Here's an important lesson guys can learn from the ladies.