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According to The Oxford Dictionary, the word “healthy” means in a good physical or mental condition, or normal, natural, and desirable. You probably know what it feels like when your body and mind are healthy. But what about your dating life? If…
When it comes to relatable celebrities, Chrissy Teigen easily takes the cake. In a society that pressures women to "bounce back" as quickly as possible after giving birth, the the mom-of-two isn't afraid to get real with her followers when it comes…
It takes a lot of guts to be true to yourself, whether that means accepting and loving your body just the way it is, or coming to terms with your sexuality. It can be daunting, but it's also so important. So, when notable celebrities open up and are…
Unless I'm photographing a spectacularly beautiful food like a 10-layer chocolate cake or a slice of pizza that seems almost impossibly cheesy, most of my attempts to Instagram food are met with groans from my friends. I get it, though. They're…
How many times has it been suggested that you start a mindfulness practice? For me, I'd say I'm cresting a million times, but that doesn't mean I've actually dipped my feet into the practice just yet. Maybe you're sick of hearing about it yourself,…
Trying to navigate an eating disorder, and understand where those emotions stem from, is difficult as it is. When you factor in social media, a place where life and bodies are often falsely represented, it can be even more challenging to establish…
It can take a lot of courage for anyone to open up about their body image issues. Add just about over 11 million adoring fans hanging on your every word, and I can only imagine what it must feel like for a 26-year-old celebrity to be so candid about…
At 24 years old, my life doesn’t revolve around the fact that I’ve never done the deed. Refraining from sex until my wedding night is mostly a given as a Jewish Modern Orthodox woman. I’ve never had to dispense any explanation to potential suitors…
A little after 3 p.m. on a nippy Sunday in January, six women gathered in a small wooden house in Washington D.C. Light streamed in through the large front-room window, gently touching the black plastic folding chairs, the weathered wooden floors,…
Am I the only one who can’t get enough of Sex Education on Netflix? The British dramedy is full of adorable characters, cringe-worthy sexual encounters and just enough conflict to keep you on your toes. It’s one of those shows that brings you right…
I have a button from the '70s that reads: "Every mother is a working mother" that I wear every single day on my coat. While I don't know from personal experience, the world has shown me that being a mom is tough stuff. In order to raise a child and…
The 2019 Golden Globe Awards are officially upon us, meaning it's time for all of us to marvel at countless celebrity red carpet outfits that cost more than a down payment on a car — my favorite activity. All jokes aside, it's clear the fashion game…
At this point, it seems that the line between fiction and reality has really started to blur. Well, these tweets about Trump's Game of Thrones poster at a Cabinet meeting on Jan. 2 prove that point even further. Winter may be coming, but drama is…
I really dislike the beginning of a run. I'm either too hot or too cold, I struggle to find my pace, and it seems like every joint in my body suddenly decides to rebel. After about the first mile, though, comes the high. My feet and breath find a…
Yeah, it's the holiday season and all, but that doesn't mean you're feeling holly-jolly. It's not uncommon to feel low during the cold, dark months of the year. Seasonal affective disorder could be to blame, and it can make this season super…
There are so many trends and suggestions out there on how to "be well" and practice self-care — so many, in fact, that wellness can often, ironically, seem too difficult, time-consuming, expensive, and even exclusive to actually try. I mean, really,…
In a move sending shockwaves through the celebverse, Demi Lovato unfollowed Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas on Instagram, continuing on with her 2018 celebrity unfollow spree that involves more than just these former Disney Channel stars. Though Lovato…
When we think about sex, the focus is usually on the body and what it’s experiencing. While that is, of course, a really integral part of the sexual experience, sometimes you forget about another very important organ — your brain! Your body may be…
When was the last time you took a few minutes to check in with yourself? Physical health issues are generally easy to spot, but the signs that indicate your mental health may be suffering can be more subtle, and the longer they go undetected, the…
The idea of sex therapy can seem off-putting to some people, and understandably so. You're supposed to walk in, chin high, sit down, and just start talking about your sex life, as if it's not the one thing you probably grew up hearing you shouldn't…
Hello, October! Is that really you? I honestly can't fathom the fact that this year is nearly over, but hey, I'm not complaining either, trust me. The year 2018 will be one for the books, considering the transformation we've endured, both…
Once upon a time, I knew a guy who, when I'd tell him about my workout routine, would say to me, "You should probably stick to light weights — you don't want to get too muscular." I eye-rolled that dude right out of my life, don't you worry. But,…
Anything can spark an insecurity: For some, it’s a matter of whether or not they can still fit into their favorite pair of jeans; for others it could be a speech impediment they’ve experienced since childhood. For Lili Reinhart, it’s the moment she…
As amazing as sex can be, not many people talk openly about important things like orgasm anxiety, body-image insecurity, and even the general shame that can, unfortunately, sometimes accompany sexual pleasure. These are all common things that anyone…
Having a baby has truly changed Kylie Jenner. Not only has she grown up quite a bit since becoming a mom, but she’s also way more body positive than she was before. While the makeup mogul has often been candid about her insecurities, having a baby…
Chrissy Teigen is getting real about her sex life with John Legend. And what she has to say is incredibly relatable. Teigen opened up to Women’s Health about how having children has changed her outlook on health, sex, and body positivity. As is…
The credits rolled in as Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky walked arm-in-arm down the lacrosse field. Their backs remained turned to the camera. In those final moments, To All The Boys I've Loved Before went down in my memory bank as a film to…
It'd be awesome if you could wake up every single morning, look in the mirror, and absolutely adore what you see, inside and out. The reality, though, is that self-love isn't always that simple, and some days are going to be tougher than others to…
Cardio sucks, but you know what doesn't? Masturbating. There's nothing like a mind-blowing orgasm that leaves you out of breath and full of pleasure (laced with the sweeping satisfaction that, yes, you did that all on your own). Honestly though,…
There are plenty of conversations these days about how important it is to love yourself. No doubt it's a positive message, especially since it's far too easy to be self-critical and feel like you aren't enough. But the thing is, it's not that…
Every year of Bachelor in Paradise has its fair share of Night One castoffs and nearly mute contestants. Sometimes these random people find their groove in Paradise and develop a new status as a fan favorite, but it still must be difficult doing the…
All hail Queen RiRi. Rihanna is gracing the coveted September cover of British Vogue (for context, Beyoncé will be the September cover star of Vogue in the U.S., so Vogue is basically going to have its two best covers of all time soon). In her…
When you're a queer woman dating other women, it's much easier to compare yourself to the body of the person you're dating or hooking up with. You may feel uncomfortable sizing up your curves versus your girlfriend's athletic frame. Or you could…
You may have heard of Tess Holliday, as she's a stunningly successful model, body-positive activist, Instagram super-heroine, and all-around awesome woman. But an equally incredible woman who you probably haven't heard of yet is someone by the name…
When's the last time you looked in the mirror and genuinely thought to yourself, "Wow, I love my body so much"? If you can't recall the last time you felt that way about yourself, that's OK. You're not alone at all: So many other women are in the…
Once upon a time, in what is now a forgotten corner of the internet, there existed a digital art form known as the Myspace "profile pic." Over time, the one-armed snapshot skillfully evolved into a Facebook photo, and then came Instagram.…
While the wellness community on Instagram can indeed be very inspiring, the curated sea of seemingly "perfect" images can also sometimes be incredibly toxic and exhausting to keep up with. A quick scroll through the profiles of most popular wellness…
Lili Reinhart is not one to sit idly by when Twitter trolls try to come for her. The Riverdale star has been very open about her body image issues, and recently spoke about how Marilyn Monroe's curvier frame actually helped her to better accept her…
The body positivity movement has been an unstoppable force lately: Brands like Aerie have kickstarted campaigns that feature un-retouched women of all shapes and sizes; plus-size model Tess Holliday was the cover star of SELF magazine’s first…
Your favorite feel-good makeover show is almost back, and to celebrate, Netflix just dropped the full trailer for the second season of Queer Eye. The two-minute clip brings the Fab Five back together as they continue their journey through Georgia to…
When you think of yoga, your mind might automatically associate the mere act of rolling out a sticky mat with the frustration of attempting to touch your toes and chanting "om" with vigor — and really, I don't blame you if that's the case. But as a…
I'm going to bet that you, dear reader, have had at least one day in your life where you've felt less than your best about your body. Maybe you're bloated, maybe you just ate a delicious meal of gigantic proportions — we've all been there (and…
Kim Kardashian absolutely loves being a mom! And she shows it every chance she gets. She mentions her kids in almost every interview and she’s always posting pics of them to her social media accounts. In fact, Kardashian shared an adorable photo of…
If I learned anything from watching Annie on repeat throughout my childhood, aside from that whole “the sun will come out tomorrow” bit, it’s that you’re never fully dressed without a smile. Now, no offense to this adorable chorus line of orphans,…
It’s always sad to see a friendship dissipate, especially when the friends in question are of the celebrity variety. But that’s exactly what’s happened between Drake and Rihanna. And that fact was further solidified by the their recent Instagram…
It's not true Bachelorette season until a trailer showing the new lead flaunting a rose officially premieres, but getting a first look at the season's promo photo is a close second in terms of anticipating the new season. Forget those lame photos of…
Amidst all of the highs I've experienced in my 20s so far, there are always plenty of lows that just seem to emphasize my own insecurities and worries. Everybody but me seems to have their lives together, my romantic prospects are a bust, and no…
Demi Lovato continuously proves she is the queen of confidence. The young star has always been incredibly outspoken about loving yourself and accepting your imperfections, and she recently shared a powerful message on Instagram reiterating the…
Demi Lovato is the most body-positive, self-aware queen of our time. OK, that's my opinion, but you have to give her some credit: She's always inspiring and encouraging others to love themselves to the fullest. That's why I'm obsessing over Demi…
It's no secret that female celebrities are often scrutinized for what their bodies look like. And in the age of social media and internet trolling, there seems to be a particularly destructive idea that anything goes when it comes to commenting on…