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Call-out culture has left many of us afraid of posting. Africa Brooke offers suggestions for navigating online hostility
Everyone’s so intolerant online. Am I right to stay silent?
Call-out culture has left many of us afraid of posting. Africa Brooke offers suggestions for navigating online hostility
‘Intuitive eating’ is an anti-diet that helps reconnect us to internal cues. But how does it work?
The radical practice of eating what you want
‘Intuitive eating’ is an anti-diet that helps reconnect us to internal cues. But how does it work?
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There was no time for a wedding – so we eloped. Maybe you should too
Financial pressure prevented a ceremony, and our families weren’t thrilled. But my wedding day was still beautiful
Some couples relish new ways to discuss their feelings by using the language of the workplace. For others it’s alienating
‘You’re emptying my emotional bank account’: why is business jargon seeping into our relationships?
Some couples relish new ways to discuss their feelings by using the language of the workplace. For others it’s alienating
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Can shame make you a better person?
Confucius and other ancient Chinese philosophers believed the feeling isn’t all bad – and can lead you toward your best self
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Why are we so snobby about other people’s weddings?
Weddings are one-in-a-lifetime statements of wealth, taste and social capital. Maybe it’s human nature to want to dissect them
Mary Claire Haver talks armpit fat, hormone replacement therapy and the 10,000 women asking her for advice
‘Menopause should be optional’: the doctor demystifying care for millions on TikTok
Mary Claire Haver talks armpit fat, hormone replacement therapy and the 10,000 women asking her for advice
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Can I get a little more eco-friendly every day? Four tips for a greener mindset
Developing a daily practice of sustainability can help ease your anxiety about the future – so I tried it out for a week
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‘I wanted to look and feel expensive’: why couples take on wedding debt
More than half of couples take on debt to finance their weddings. We asked some how they feel about it
Teacher and artist Isabel Manley reflects on how the modern world warped our relationship to time – and how we can begin to rethink it Reflection, Teacher, Insight, Discover, Artist, Rethought, Precious
Time is your most precious commodity. Can you ever get it back?
Teacher and artist Isabel Manley reflects on how the modern world warped our relationship to time – and how we can begin to rethink it
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How to have a sustainable wedding: six tips for a greener ‘I do’
From excessive travel to food waste, weddings can have a huge carbon footprint. Here’s how to plan an eco-friendly celebration
Women initiate 70% of divorces. My separation was difficult – but friends and strangers reassured me it wasn’t a mistake Marriage, Friends, Divorce For Women, Divorce, Sisterhood, Women Marriage, Guardian, Difficult, Stranger
I’ve joined the sisterhood of divorced women. We’re happier set free
Women initiate 70% of divorces. My separation was difficult – but friends and strangers reassured me it wasn’t a mistake
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‘It blew our budget by a massive amount’: four couples break down their wedding costs
The average cost of a wedding in 2023 was $35,000 in the US and £20,700 in the UK – how are people spending that money?
Rates are improving in the US as healthcare organizations take steps to confront the continuing crisis. Still, new mothers often feel alone: ‘People don’t know what to do’ Health Care, Organisations, Mothers, Postpartum Depression, Healthcare Organizations, Organizations, Confront
Becoming a mother was impossibly hard during Covid. Has anything changed since?
Rates are improving in the US as healthcare organizations take steps to confront the continuing crisis. Still, new mothers often feel alone: ‘People don’t know what to do’
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I have OCD. Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques made it worse
Many practitioners consider CBT the gold standard of therapy, but does it work for everyone?
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‘Why has my uterus fallen into my vagina?’: Emily Oster’s new book demystifies common pregnancy c...
The Unexpected, the latest book by the economics professor, examines the uncomfortable and embarrassing parts of pregnancy that no one talks about
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Ask Ugly: signature scents are deeply appealing – but how else can I express ‘the self’?
In her monthly column about beauty culture, our columnist takes on the power of perfume and how we should leave an impression beyond store-bought smell
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Muting people on social media is fast and free and will change your life
Experts say setting boundaries online creates a healthier digital environment and helps preserve your mental wellbeing
Therapist Lindsay Gibson’s 2015 book has sold over a million copies and its message has soared on social media. What does it mean? Parents, Parenting, Sensitive Children, Defiant Disorder, Mental Health Support, Adhd Kids, Aggressive Children, Anger Issues, Adult Children
Do you have an ‘emotionally immature parent’? How a nine-year-old book found a new, younger audience
Therapist Lindsay Gibson’s 2015 book has sold over a million copies and its message has soared on social media. What does it mean?
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Is it possible to break the cycle of burnout for good?
The cycle of busy periods, burnout and recovery has started to feel grimly predictable. Are we doomed to repeat it forever – or can we develop immunity?
Weed is becoming more mainstream, with more people exclusively using cannabis products – here’s what you need to know about being ‘California sober’ Smoke, Alcohol, Natural Treatments, Art, Cannabis, Health, Smoking Weed, Weed, Cbd
California sober: what does it mean and is it good for you?
Weed is becoming more mainstream, with more people exclusively using cannabis products – here’s what you need to know about being ‘California sober’
Spring (read: allergy) season can make it difficult to say if a runny nose is the result of pollen or a virus – so I asked experts York, Fall Allergies, Allergy Symptoms, Seasonal Allergies, Cold Or Allergies, Allergy Asthma, Allergies, Asthma Symptoms
Do I have seasonal allergies or is it the common cold?
Spring (read: allergy) season can make it difficult to say if a runny nose is the result of pollen or a virus – so I asked experts
Our intolerance for uncertainty exists on a spectrum, but some people have higher – and more debilitating – levels of the trait Nature, Fear Of The Unknown, Fear, The Guardian App, Unknown
Fear of the unknown: are you more sensitive to uncertainty than others?
Our intolerance for uncertainty exists on a spectrum, but some people have higher – and more debilitating – levels of the trait
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How much coffee is OK for me to drink in a day? I asked the experts
The morning brew has a ‘bad boy reputation’ but is it really harmful? A breakdown of the benefits and hazards
A 2018 study found people who ate a variety of plant foods, like fruits, vegetables and whole grains, had better gut health – so I gave it a go
Experts say we need to eat 30 plants a week. This is how I fared
A 2018 study found people who ate a variety of plant foods, like fruits, vegetables and whole grains, had better gut health – so I gave it a go
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How to support your partner when you don’t agree with them one bit
We looked to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck for inspiration and talked to couples therapists about this age-old conundrum
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Good scents: five eco-friendly ways to make your home smell great
Many ingredients in fragrance formulas can be harmful, but there are safe ways to help your home smell inviting and fresh
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‘Let them honk’: the driving coach who helped me get back on the road
I’m a fortysomething mom who firmly identifies as a non-driver. Could a ‘shrink on wheels’ help?
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‘We are all unwell’: a scholar’s radical approach to health
Mimi Khúc discusses the concept of unwellness and how it is shaped by the structures around us in a new book, dear elia. Mimi Khúc began thinking about “unwellness”, or the idea that we all struggle to be “well”, more than a decade ago. At the time, she was a graduate student and a new mother struggling with postpartum depression. She didn’t have the knowledge or language to talk about what she was feeling – she just felt like a bad mother to her daughter Elia. Now Khúc is a scholar of Asian ...
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Are we living in the same timeline? Why your partner perceives time differently
Time moves differently for everyone and one’s experience can change dramatically depending on emotions and life events. Consider a hypothetical couple: Cathy and Max. Cathy tells Max she feels like it’s been too long since they had sex, and Max responds that it seems to him like they just had sex. They look at a calendar to see who is right, and remember they had sex seven days earlier. Both feel justified: Cathy says, “See, it has been a long time!” Max replies: “I knew it was recently!” The...
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Why do we do things that are bad for us? The ancient philosophers had an answer
Plato, Socrates and Aristotle wrestled with the concept of akrasia –whether it’s possible to act against what you know to be good. We all break promises that we make to ourselves. Our dedication to a weekly running schedule falters; groceries wilt as we order takeout. Despite pledging to go to sleep earlier, we stay up late scrolling. This time we won’t leave that huge work project until the last minute – we swear – then we find ourselves procrastinating yet again. When trying to live a healt...
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I like my own company. But do I spend too much time alone?
With growing numbers of people living without partners and children, and working from home, more of us are spending time alone. But is this actually a problem?. What did I do on the weekend? On Saturday morning, I called my sister, then my parents. A man stopped by to pick up a rug he’d bought from me online, and we had a brief conversation about the merits of buying secondhand. Then I went for a run with members of my gym, our chat dwindling with each kilometre. I spent the rest of the weeke...
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Emission impossible: the maddening, nightmare quest to decarbonize my home
Here’s what happened when two climate reporters tried to ditch natural gas . This story is co-published with Grist. My wife and I live in a green, two-story colonial at the end of a cul-de-sac in Burlington, Vermont. Each spring, the front of our home is lined with lilacs, crocuses, and peonies. The backyard is thick with towering black locust trees. We occasionally spot a fox from our office windows, or toddlers from the neighborhood daycare trundling through the woods. It’s an alarmingly id...
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Oops, I did ink again: how to get a tattoo you won’t regret
People who get tattoos and those who give them share advice on how to think before you ink – and live with your decisions. I have dozens of tattoos. Most were done when I was in my late 20s. I blame my Saturn return; I was really going through it. Whenever life feels particularly outside of my control (which is most of the time), it’s always been a comfort that at least I can decorate my flesh prison however I wish. Like most people who’ve gone from having a few tattoos to being a Heavily Tat...
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‘I’m back!’: how Guardian readers reclaimed their brains and cut their screen times by 40%
Readers say they’ve been sleeping better and pursuing new hobbies since signing up to the Reclaim your brain newsletter. It’s been almost three months since the Guardian launched the Reclaim your brain newsletter – a free, five-week email coaching plan for anyone who wants to spend less time on their phone. Since then, more than 100,000 readers have signed up, making it the fastest-growing newsletter we’ve ever launched. (If you haven’t already, you can subscribe to Reclaim your brain wheneve...
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From Survivor to … life coach? Parvati Shallow gave me a free session
The Traitors US star attempts to unravel 32 years of self-flagellation in one hour. The result: an intoxicating sense of validation. Parvati Shallow navigates social interactions the way Michael Phelps navigates a 50-meter swimming pool: smoothly, gracefully and with devastating efficiency. “I can connect with people and build trust and rapport very quickly,” she says. It’s no idle claim. This skill set has made Shallow, 41, a reality television icon. Over the past 18 years, she has charmed, ...
Olivia Munn revealed this week that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer. She attributed the early detection to an assessment tool. This week, actress Olivia Munn shared an Instagram post in which she revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2023. She said that although she had tested negative for mutated BRCA genes (which are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer) and had a “normal mammogram” that winter, her doctor decided to calculate her breast cancer risk a... Tela, Oncologists, Breast Cancer Care, Chemotherapy, Cancer Research Uk, Diagnosis, Medical Journals, Breast Cancer, Doctor
What is a breast cancer risk assessment score? Should I get one?
Olivia Munn revealed this week that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer. She attributed the early detection to an assessment tool. This week, actress Olivia Munn shared an Instagram post in which she revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2023. She said that although she had tested negative for mutated BRCA genes (which are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer) and had a “normal mammogram” that winter, her doctor decided to calculate her breast cancer risk a...
Meat production is responsible for a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. How can we balance that with our own dietary needs?. Meat production is hard on the planet. According to one 2021 study, meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gases from global food production. Not only do livestock produce methane, but raising animals requires an enormous amount of land and resources. Another recent report found that three-quarters of global agricultural land is used for livestock. ... Protein, Foods, Fashion, Friendly, Usda, Food, Soy Products, Nutrient
How do you get enough protein in a climate-friendly way?
Meat production is responsible for a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. How can we balance that with our own dietary needs?. Meat production is hard on the planet. According to one 2021 study, meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gases from global food production. Not only do livestock produce methane, but raising animals requires an enormous amount of land and resources. Another recent report found that three-quarters of global agricultural land is used for livestock. ...
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Ask Ugly: Is a makeup routine really mindfulness?
In her monthly column about beauty culture, our columnist takes on the blurring of the line between the beauty and wellness industries. Hi Ugly, I’ve been obsessed with makeup and beauty products for years and have read a lot (and seen a lot of TikToks) about how a beauty routine can be a form of meditation or mindfulness. I felt that way for a really long time. Lately, I’m realizing that even when I do my relaxing eight-step skincare ritual every night and have my little mental health mornin...
Biotech companies are marketing continuous glucose monitors to healthy people by warning about ‘glucose spikes’. It’s easier than ever to monitor our step count, calorie intake and sleep cycles. Now the personal-data trend has come for blood sugar levels. Biotech companies like Zoe, Signos and Nutrisense are marketing continuous glucose monitors, or CGMs – disposable devices with a tiny, needle-like sensor – to people without diabetes who want to know how their bodies process foods. CGMs tout... Blood Sugar Levels, Calorie Intake, Blood Sugar, Diabetes, Sugar Level, Processed Food
Steps, calories ... blood? The wellness industry is coming for our sugar levels
Biotech companies are marketing continuous glucose monitors to healthy people by warning about ‘glucose spikes’. It’s easier than ever to monitor our step count, calorie intake and sleep cycles. Now the personal-data trend has come for blood sugar levels. Biotech companies like Zoe, Signos and Nutrisense are marketing continuous glucose monitors, or CGMs – disposable devices with a tiny, needle-like sensor – to people without diabetes who want to know how their bodies process foods. CGMs tout...
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Are you always late? Here’s how to be on time
We asked experts why some people are late to everything, and what they can do to change that. I am arguably the worst kind of late. I am never very late – the kind so egregious it almost demands a begrudging respect, as if the tardy party is an otherworldly spirit who cannot be expected to adhere to earthly conceptions of time. My lateness is less bold, more tedious. I am perpetually running 10 to 15 minutes behind, so even when I am on time, I arrive frazzled and on edge. A few weeks ago, sp...
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‘The world became so loud’: what it’s like to suddenly lose your hearing
Eliza Barry Callahan was affected by an autoimmune disorder that led to sudden hearing loss. Then she wrote a novel about it. Only a couple months before the pandemic broke out, Eliza Barry Callahan, then 24, woke up to an intense droning originating in her head. She was supposed to fly the following day from New York, where she lives, to Venice, for a friend’s wedding, and hightailed it to a walk-in clinic for ear, nose and throat issues. She assumed she had an ear infection and should grab ...
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Introducing Well Actually, the Guardian’s weekly wellness newsletter
Should you take magnesium? Join a knitting group? Try the Pomodoro technique? How harmful is dust?. Some news: the Guardian is launching a weekly wellness newsletter! Starting tomorrow, Well Actually will appear in subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday. When you sign up, you’ll receive the Guardian’s essential coverage of topics like health and relationships, advice from your favorite columnists, and stories about the ways people are trying to live good lives. I’ll be your guide. I have spent m...
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Oversensitive and overreactive: what is nervous system dysregulation and how can it be resolved?
The idea of nervous system regulation may be perplexing, but can it help with our mysterious and stubborn health problems?. Lately, everyone seems to be talking about what happens when the nervous system becomes “dysregulated” – including a cascading array of ailments both physical and psychological. Google searches for “nervous system dysregulation” have increased, and quick, easy tips for calming one’s nervous system circulate widely on social media; influencers claim to have healed physica...
‘A surge of interest’ is helping scientists understand and normalize ‘the change’. When Lisa Mosconi started studying the impact of menopause on the brain, she realized two important facts. First, very few brain studies looked at menopause at all. Second, the few that did looked at older women who were well past menopause. “Menopause had been mostly studied in terms of its effect on the brain after the fact,” says Mosconi, the director of the Weill Cornell women’s brain initiative and author ... Alzheimer's And Dementia, Brain Connections, Alzheimer's Disease, Disease, Neuroscience, Signs Of Alzheimer's
Three things to know about your brain in menopause – and how to navigate the changes
‘A surge of interest’ is helping scientists understand and normalize ‘the change’. When Lisa Mosconi started studying the impact of menopause on the brain, she realized two important facts. First, very few brain studies looked at menopause at all. Second, the few that did looked at older women who were well past menopause. “Menopause had been mostly studied in terms of its effect on the brain after the fact,” says Mosconi, the director of the Weill Cornell women’s brain initiative and author ...
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Thanks to this man, MDMA could soon be legal for therapy
Rick Doblin is a psychedelic pioneer – and he thinks it can help us save the world, one trauma-ending trip at a time. Commanding the stage in an all-white suit and looking like a Graham Greene character or a televangelist, Rick Doblin, an unlikely guru months shy of his 70th birthday, welcomed a roaring crowd to “the psychedelic twenties”. Doblin is the founder and president of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (Maps), which sponsored last summer’s Psychedelic Science ...
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Can these 1,800-year-old-wellness tips help you live better?
The famed Greco-Roman physician Galen helped emperors and gladiators. Surely he could sort me out too. It can be tempting, amid the chaos of modern life, to look backwards – to yearn for simpler times when smartphones didn’t exist and no one had ever uttered the word “microplastics”. Some turn to Freud, others to the stoics. For one week, I turned to one of the most famous physicians of the ancient world: Galen. A second-century Greco-Roman physician and philosopher, Galen served as court phy...
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I can’t picture things in my mind. I didn’t realize that was unusual
People with aphantasia can’t mentally visualize things. Mental imagery is a spectrum, and we lie outside it, in the dark. I discovered I had aphantasia by accident. When you live your entire life without a “mind’s eye”, it seems completely normal to visualize nothing when remembering people and places, or imagining the future. Two years ago, I wrote an article about pupillometry, or the measurement of a person’s pupils to infer their cognitive state. Joel Pearson, a psychologist and neuroscie...
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No small talk: how conversation cards became our favorite way to connect
Conversation card games can be entertaining at parties – and help us foster deep connections and intimacy, which can otherwise be elusive. Last summer I was at a friend’s barbecue when he pulled out a game called We’re Not Really Strangers. The small box contained cards featuring questions like “Do you think plants thrive or die in my care?” and “Do you think I’ve ever been fired from a job? What for?” Prompted to share about ourselves or speculate about each other, we revealed funny, persona...
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A chemical linked to fertility problems in animals has been found in oats. Should we be worried?
A study shows that chlormequat is in your oatmeal in levels exceeding 100 parts-per-billion – here’s what to know. A new, peer-reviewed study from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has determined that 80% of Americans are regularly exposed to the chemical chlormequat, which is linked to fertility and developmental issues in lab animals. The chemical is used to control growth in grain crops such as oats, wheat and barley in order to make them easier to harvest. Here’s what you need to know...
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Bigger, stronger, faster: how my exercise addiction nearly killed me
I turned to fitness when I was out of control with bourbon, drugs and an eating disorder – but it became another problem. When I was a young drug and alcohol addict with a raging eating disorder, I would periodically decide to get myself together by getting in shape. I would go to my local gym in New York and attempt to run on the treadmill, then make myself do leg raises until my abs were tender to the touch. These gestures toward fitness were feeble; I never stopped smoking Camel Lights and...
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Dust busters: what’s really in household dust and how to get rid of it
Dust is full of seemingly benign detritus, but experts say it may also contain contaminants with concerning health implications. The first thing I noticed when I moved in with my boyfriend was that his apartment was dusty. Dust bunnies huddled behind the couch and TV, and thick, purplish deposits of what I called “greasy dust” cloaked the windowsills, bookshelves and even old bottles on the bar cart. This dust became my nemesis, reappearing quickly after I cleaned. I began to feel like it was...
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Is the heating giving me a headache?
Hot, dry air from heating and decreased air circulation can make us feel under the weather. Here’s what to know. During the winter, it’s easy to get sick. Headaches, coughs and sniffles abound. Common colds, Covid and the flu are likely culprits. But sometimes these symptoms are exacerbated, or even caused, by the hot, dry indoor environments we inhabit during the colder months. Constant heating from boilers, heaters and furnaces can leave us feeling under the weather. Dry air, decreased air ...
When swiping through the apps feels as romantic as doing taxes, here’s how to shift our approach to dating. Cultural commentators, numerous TikTok users and my single friends all agree: dating culture is a dumpster fire. If you’re not being ghosted, being served your sibling’s dating profile or being swindled out of your savings, your designer shoes are getting stolen. However, we’ve never had more access to hot singles in our area. Your future spouse could be just a swipe away during your ne... Online Dating Apps, Dating Sites, Dating Apps, Online Dating, Toxic Relationships, Gay Men, Health Insurance, Emotional Resilience
Flirt, reflect, delete: seven tips to tackle dating app fatigue
When swiping through the apps feels as romantic as doing taxes, here’s how to shift our approach to dating. Cultural commentators, numerous TikTok users and my single friends all agree: dating culture is a dumpster fire. If you’re not being ghosted, being served your sibling’s dating profile or being swindled out of your savings, your designer shoes are getting stolen. However, we’ve never had more access to hot singles in our area. Your future spouse could be just a swipe away during your ne...
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How to date when you’re a woman who doesn’t want children
Women still face societal expectations when searching for a partner. Experts share tips on how to navigate childfree dating. In the United States, the number of adults opting to go childfree is growing. According to 2021 data from the Pew Research Center, 44% percent of adults aged 18 to 49 report it’s unlikely they will ever have children – up 7% from 2018 data. The decision to have children, or not, is deeply personal. Some are concerned about the climate crisis or financial constraints, wh...
Couples therapy isn’t just for people on the brink of divorce – it can help us work on our connections with each other and understand our conflicts. By the time a couple seek out therapist Esther Perel, they are often no longer talking about love. When I saw her speak at a crowded salon on the Upper East Side last month, she said that early in relationships, people fall hard – then reality sets in. “You slowly begin to realize that person doesn’t necessarily conform to your expectations,” she... Couples Counseling, Moving In Together, Marriage And Family Therapist, Couples Therapy, Relationship Health, Family Therapist, Relationship Stages, Marriage And Family
Is it ever too early for couples therapy?
Couples therapy isn’t just for people on the brink of divorce – it can help us work on our connections with each other and understand our conflicts. By the time a couple seek out therapist Esther Perel, they are often no longer talking about love. When I saw her speak at a crowded salon on the Upper East Side last month, she said that early in relationships, people fall hard – then reality sets in. “You slowly begin to realize that person doesn’t necessarily conform to your expectations,” she...
In her monthly column about beauty culture, our columnist lists the ways to care for your kisser that don’t involve a plastic tube of petrochemical goo. Hi Ugly, I’m struggling with a decades-long addiction to ChapStick. My relationship with lip balm started when I was a teen, using my mother’s ChapStick for my chapped lips. I’ve tried almost every balm out there: EOS, ChapStick, Burt’s Bees, Palmer’s Coco Butter Balm. I even dabbled in the menthol balms, much to my current self’s chagrin. Fl... Lip Balm, Lips, Chapped Lips, Beauty Industry, Skin Moisturizer, Menthol, Being Ugly, The Balm
Ask Ugly: I’m addicted to lip balm – but it doesn’t work. What’s a better alternative?
In her monthly column about beauty culture, our columnist lists the ways to care for your kisser that don’t involve a plastic tube of petrochemical goo. Hi Ugly, I’m struggling with a decades-long addiction to ChapStick. My relationship with lip balm started when I was a teen, using my mother’s ChapStick for my chapped lips. I’ve tried almost every balm out there: EOS, ChapStick, Burt’s Bees, Palmer’s Coco Butter Balm. I even dabbled in the menthol balms, much to my current self’s chagrin. Fl...
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US men and dating: share your experience
We would like to find out more about the experience of dating for men in the US. Dating is hard. On that, it seems everyone can agree. Dating app fatigue, a loneliness epidemic and shifting relationship norms all make the modern romantic landscape tricky to navigate. Dating is difficult for everyone – one report from the Pew Research Center found that 47% of Americans say dating is harder today for most people than it was 10 years ago. But according to a 2022 report, 63% of men under 30 in th...
What I learned after embarking on a week-long experiment using Charles Duhigg’s zippy psychology cum self-help book Supercommunicators to improve my conversational skills. Every time the front door of my gym swings open and a member breezes into the space, the entrance staff cries out “Have a great workout!” Five years into giving limp waves in return, I bellied up to the desk and asked the staffers how they were doing. Thus began my weeklong experiment in being one of the “supercommunicators... Self Help Book, Self Help, Health And Wellbeing, Workplace, Shit Happens, Tips
Can these seven tips help you become a ‘supercommunicator’?
What I learned after embarking on a week-long experiment using Charles Duhigg’s zippy psychology cum self-help book Supercommunicators to improve my conversational skills. Every time the front door of my gym swings open and a member breezes into the space, the entrance staff cries out “Have a great workout!” Five years into giving limp waves in return, I bellied up to the desk and asked the staffers how they were doing. Thus began my weeklong experiment in being one of the “supercommunicators...
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In the age of ‘toxicity’, are we walking away from friendships too quickly?
As platonic relationships receive more attention, both good and bad, we may be erring by trying to ‘optimise’ our friendships. My friend is having trouble with her friend – let’s call her Kelsey. A few months ago, Kelsey made a thoughtless remark that hurt my friend’s feelings, and left her questioning their bond. After talking it over with her therapist, my friend came up with a plan to bring it up with Kelsey. But when they next met up, the timing wasn’t right. Now she’s wondering what to d...