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If You Really Want To Feel The Love This Valentine's Day, These 6 Yoga Poses Are A Must

By Jordan Bissell
To me personally, practicing yoga is a great way to show my body love. Whenever I make time for a yoga session, I walk away with a deeper appreciation for my strength, not to mention a much calmer mind. If you also enjoy spending time on your yoga…

Khalid Got Real About Social Anxiety On Twitter & His Words Were So Encouraging

By Lizzy Rosenberg
There's a strange stigma revolving around mental health issues, and it can be painful and super difficult for people to confront and talk about them. So, in my opinion, it's incredibly important for celebrities to discuss mental illness when they…

If You Ever Get Anxiety During A Hangover, Science Says You're Not The Only One

By Georgina Berbari
A bad hangover can make you feel like you're legitimately going to die — a very slow, very painful death, might I add. (Me? Dramatic?) It can also, unfortunately, conjure up a whole lot of anxiety that just amplifies all of the terrible feelings…

9 People Reveal Why They Turned Down Public Proposals & It's Juicy AF

By Hannah Schneider
If you've ever witnessed a public proposal and breathed a sigh of relief when the person asked said yes, I am entirely with you. Proposals are already very emotional, so getting proposed to in public sounds seriously intense. Numerous high profile…

These CBD Smoothies Are So Good, They Just Might Make You A Morning Person

By Jordan Bissell
Before I was intentional about working out and meditating every morning, I would often start the day feeling worried about everything I had on my to-do list. Even on the weekends, there seemed to always be groceries to buy, birthday parties to…

Chris Evans Posted An Emotional Tweet After Finishing His Role As Captain America

By Alana Altmann
It's almost time to say goodbye to Captain America. Well, at least Chris Evans' portrayal of the comic book superhero. You never know who Hollywood will cast down the line... Avengers 4 recently concluded filming Chris Evans' Captain America scenes,…

9 Hilarious Opening Lines To Send On Dating Apps That'll Guarantee A Reply

By Laura Moses
Trying to find the love of your life and live happily ever after aren't really laughing matters. But we can all agree that sometimes in life you just have to laugh at yourself, and for me, that absolutely applies to dating. Approaching your romantic…

Experts Recommend These 7 Strategies If You Want To Feel More Confident At Parties

By Jordan Bissell
One of the most overrated stereotypes about college, in my experience, was the partying. While I absolutely love spending time with my friends, it can be so daunting to walk into a house full of people you don't know, especially if you're not a huge…

Here's What To Do If You Think You're Getting Stood Up, According To Experts

By Rachel Shatto
Dating can be a lot of fun. You get to meet new people, have new experiences, and on an especially good date, add a little romance to your life. But with all the good stuff, there are also some downsides to putting yourself out there, like awkward…

I Went On A Solo Date During An Anxiety Flareup & Here's What Happened

By Dayna Troisi
I am the queen of social anxiety. No, really. The mere thought of talking on the phone can make me break out in hives, I sprint out of the bathroom in my office building if I see Timbs under a stall (the hot daddy lesbian always wears Timbs), and I…

11 People Reveal The Ultimatums That Ended Their Relationships, & They're Really Impactful

By Christy Piña
"It's me or them. Take your pick." Ah, Meredith Blake, did you really think Nick Parker was going to pick you over Hallie and Annie, his beautiful twins? She gave him an ultimatum, and it didn't exactly pan out the way she wanted it to. But real…

5 Easy Tips For Surviving A Wedding Full Of Strangers When You're A Plus-One

By Hannah Schneider
So you think you can’t dance at a wedding where you only know your date? Wrong! You totally can. Going to a wedding as a plus-one can be intimidating, but I’m going to give you tips on how to thrive at a wedding where you only know your date. After…

The Best People To Travel With Have This One Personality Trait, According To A New Survey

By Jordan Bissell
There's nothing more disappointing than saving up money and planning for a trip with a friend, only to arrive and discover that that friend isn't actually interested in exploring your spectacular new surroundings. Don't get me wrong: I'm here for…

Try Doing This One Small Thing Before A Party If Social Situations Make You Anxious

By Georgina Berbari
Picture this: You're at a party, and even though you know you should be having a good time, you're incredibly nervous and overwhelmed by the sea of people surrounding you, the dozens of different conversations buzzing in your ears. Your brain is…

Here's How Mars In Retrograde Will Affect Introverts

By Roya Backlund
You may have already heard that as of June 26, 2018, Mars has gone into retrograde. Mars — planet of action, will, aggression, desire, and all the emotion that makes us animal — clearly has a few lessons to teach us. When a planet enters retrograde,…

3 Ways To Celebrate Pride Month If You're Out & Proud But Your Partner Isn't

By Cosmo Luce
There are an infinite number of ways to embrace your queer relationship. Being out and proud is just one of them. If you're trying to find how to celebrate Pride if your partner's not out, start by thinking within the structure of your relationship…

How To Accept Your Social Anxiety & Work Through It In Your Everyday Life, According To Experts

By Julia Guerra
Have you ever walked into a crowded room full of strangers and felt hyper aware of your every move? I imagine that’s what social anxiety feels like, only on a much smaller scale. It's the constant paranoia that someone might catch you tripping over…

Lady Gaga Wants You To #BeKindBeTheDifference For Mental Health Awareness Month

By Caroline Burke
As a celebrity who always strives to be at the forefront of social change and activist causes, it should come as no surprise that Lady Gaga's #BeKindBeTheDifference campaign is bringing awareness to mental health in the best possible way. In honor…

Here's How To Help Your Friend Overcome Social Anxiety, According To A Psychologist

By Julia Guerra
You really can’t judge a book by its cover. Take the social butterfly of your friend group, for example: Her friendly persona is genuine, sure, and she really does enjoy joining the conversation, but her nervous body language tells a different…

Here's How To Tell If You're Dealing With Social Anxiety, Or You're Simply An Introvert

By Julia Guerra
You know how every thumb is a finger, but not every finger is a thumb? That’s a good way to think about introverts and people who suffer from social anxiety. Take it from someone who identifies as such: Not every introvert wants to run and hide at…

Experts Say These 6 Things Will Help You Feel Less Lonely If You're Living On Your Own

By Annakeara Stinson
Feeling lonely is a bummer pure and simple, but it truly happens to everyone — especially as you get older, when you might find yourself living alone in your own apartment for the first time. Figuring out how to deal with loneliness when living…

The 8 Relatable AF Struggles Of Making New Friends In Your 20s

By Marisa Casciano
The friendship struggle is so real. Being 20-something means that a lot of things are changing in your life. You're living in a different city, listening to different music, and your bucket list has honestly only gotten bigger. From the days of…

4 Red Flags When Dating Someone Who's An Introvert That May Be Hard To Pick Up On

By Tayi Sanusi
While some of us can't keep our mouths shut to save our lives and find nothing more delightful than being the center of attention, our quieter, more introverted counterparts often balk at the idea of having to be in the company of more than a few…

You Might Not Have Heard Of A "Mirage Friend," But You Probably Have One In Your Life

By Caroline Burke
Everyone has that one friend who bails on literally everything. From music festivals, to weekend trips, to a coffee date, they're totally unreliable, and yet you keep giving them opportunities in the hope that they'll eventually follow through. You…

Feel Less Lonely On Valentine’s Day With These 10 Brilliant Coping Strategies

By Candice Jalili
As someone who was not in her first real relationship until the not-so-ripe age of 23, I know what it's like to be single on Valentine's Day. I'm not even a big Valentine's Day person but it can be hard not to feel acutely aware of your singleness…

30 Actually Fun Things To Do On A First Date If You Or Your Date Don't Drink

By Rachel Shatto
For a lot of people, alcohol is the go-to solution to calm their nerves on date. After all, a first date can be really intimidating, especially if you really like the person or if you have any kind of social anxiety, which is probably why so many…

This Is How Your Cell Phone Is Affecting Your Brain, According To A New Study

By Julia Guerra
Welcome to the 21st century, where instead of driving flying cars and hiring robots for housekeepers, it's humans who are controlled by pieces of mobile machinery. Especially for millennials, smartphones have become an actual lifeline, offering us…

5 Things That Can Happen To Your Body If You Spend All Day Staring At A Computer Screen

By Caroline Burke
Looking at screens is essentially unavoidable. No matter what job you have or how many digits are in your salary, smart phones and laptops have become so ubiquitous that you're actually in the minority if you're not spending several hours a day…

The Moon In Cancer Is Making Everyone Want To Stay Home, But Honestly, No Complaints

By Rosey Baker
You might not have noticed the feeling just yet, but have you been craving your couch? Laying on that beautiful big couch where you know you'll be safe in the world, where no one can touch you or see you cry? I mean, I know I'm not the only one…

Demi Lovato Shares The Story Of How She Was Bullied & It Will Break Your Heart

By Wendy Michaels
Demi Lovato’s new documentary Simply Complicated is here and there are a lot of emotional ups and downs. While Lovato has been vocal about being bullied in the past, the documentary sheds some new light on how it shaped who she became. Demi Lovato’s…

This Part Of Your Birth Chart Will Tell You What Areas In Life You'll Probably Mess Up In

By Rosey Baker
Astrology, in my opinion, is best used as a tool to understanding ourselves, and can help point out the parts of us that are likely to go unnoticed or overlooked. Yesterday we covered the Midheaven, the part of your chart that points out where…

5 Unique Ways to Quit Smoking When You've Already Tried Everything Else

By Savanna Swain Wilson
Although cigarettes have become less popular among young adults in recent years, smoking still hasn't totally disappeared from millennial culture. According to the CDC, about 17 percent of young adults currently smoke. I know the reality of this…

There’s Still Time On The Health Care Vote: Here’s How To Call Your Senators

By Lisa Dunn
In a shocking move on Tuesday, July 25, the Senate voted 51-50 in favor of a motion to proceed with an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. All GOP senators except for Maine's…

If You Haven't Mastered These 10 Things In Your 20s, You're Not Fully An Adult

By Gabrielle LaFrank
Adulting is hard, I know. Taking care of your job, your home, and yourself is enough work as it is, but add in a social life, and maybe even a relationship, and it seems nearly impossible. Part of being an adult is knowing what's important, aka…

How The Effects Of Slut-Shaming Girls Can Last A Lifetime

By Marquaysa Battle
Twenty-year-old Hannah Pewee was strolling through Woodland Mall in West Michigan on a 90-degree day with her sister, when she was allegedly approached by a security guard about her outfit. Someone had anonymously reported her for "inappropriate…

How A Reading With A Psychic Medium Made Me Question My Years Of Atheism

By Alexandra Strickler
"I like a newbie." As if I wasn't already super nervous about receiving my first psychic reading ever, MaryAnn DiMarco told me she loves an opportunity to read a "newbie," which sent a fresh wave of shivers down my spine. I wasn't nervous because I…

How To Deal With The Stress And Chaos Of A Protest When You Have Social Anxiety

By Alexandra Strickler
A few years ago, you may have genuinely felt alarmed strolling past an organized protest on your way to work. But now, given the highly turbulent political climate in our country, large-scale protests are happening much more frequently. In an…

How To Handle Going On A Date If You Have Social Anxiety

By Theresa Massony
You often hear people joke about having anxiety in stressful situations, and you may even hear people who've actually been diagnosed with anxiety joking about it as well to deflect the stress with humor. But what a majority of people may not realize…

Cleanest Stall In Public Bathrooms Is Definitely Not The One You'd Expect

By Amanda Fama
Choosing the right bathroom stall in a public setting is a grueling process. You're usually faced with minor setbacks, like urine on the seat, bundles of toilet paper lodged into the bowl or a lack of privacy due to the stall's location. One major…

This Video Of Nicole Richie Getting Hit In The Face During A High Five Is Epic

By Hope Schreiber
High fives make me nervous. Maybe it's just my crippling social anxiety that someone will tell me I am "too slow," or maybe it's the fact no one in my youth thought I was cool enough to receive a high five, but the entire act of slapping hands…

This Girl Was Told She Couldn't Bring Her GF To Prom And Twitter Isn't Having It

By Robert Anthony
The land of the free still isn't actually the land of the free, it seems. The latest proof? A 17-year-old girl named Paula Goodgame was told she isn't allowed to bring her girlfriend to her high school prom. According to BuzzFeed, Paula Goodgame and…

5 Foolproof Ways To Make A Killer First Impression When Meeting Someone New

By michelle cadieux
“Hello my name is Michelle and I suffer from social anxiety,” is what I will say when I hold my first Anxiety Anonymous meeting This is an ambitious plan, as I would be hard-pressed to get people to actually show up. Bad joke, I'm sorry. But…

Teacher Finds Heartbreaking Note 'Nice Guy' Penned To Crush Who Rejected Date

By Tim McGovern
Ah, to be young and feel love's keen sting. I think it's safe to say most of us passed a love note at one point or another in grade school. Sure, our messages were never quite at the complex level of a sonnet by Cyrano de Bergerac. Heck, a typical…

14 Irrational Thoughts Everyone With Social Anxiety Has Had Before

By Elise Williams
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to go out in public with an invisible hand around your throat, a dramatically increased heart rate and a fear that even the shortest conversation will be a Herculean task? No? Must be nice.…

How Having Imposter Syndrome Affects The People Around You

By Jessica Faaborg
I know a guy who is truly amazing. He's one of the best humans I have ever met in my life. He's kind and caring, he is smart and effective, and he is currently kicking ass at a prestigious school. How is it possible that he doesn't understand he is…

Step Away From Your Netflix: 4 Harmful Effects Of Staring At Your Computer Screen

By Rehan Ijaz
The average person in the United States spends over 10 out of every 24 hours in front of a screen. Wait, what? Yeah. If you're sleeping (let's say) six hours every night, that means your eyes are glued to an electronic device for 55 percent of the…

How To Throw An Office Holiday Party For A Room Full Of Introverts

By Troy Lambert
Writers are often introverts at heart. Wide open workspaces? They inspire us to put on noise canceling headphones and communicate via Slack or some other work-approved app. Our desks are decorated with a mix of family photos and "Star Wars" action…