The troubled legacy of feminine care products

Amid criticism of the Honey Pot Company and its feminine wash products, experts asked: Why do Black women use these products — which are widely considered unnecessary and can potentially be harmful — more?

By Allyson Chiu and Amber FergusonMay 31, 2022

Here’s what muscle memory really means, and how to use it

It turns out that muscle memory is not just in the mind. It's in the muscle fibers, too.

By Stacey ColinoAugust 9, 2022

Relationship weight gain is real — and can be a sign of happiness

Some studies indicate that putting on pounds while in a relationship is a common phenomenon.

By Angela HauptAugust 9, 2022

How men can save relationships by learning to be vulnerable

Men can often have trouble expressing emotions. But vulnerability is critical for relationships.

By Andrew ReinerAugust 2, 2022
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How to stop gun violence? End poverty and racism.

To cut gun violence, end poverty and racism. It's easier than trying to ban 400 million guns.

By Courtland MilloyJuly 26, 2022

Eating disorders rise at puberty, menopause. Is there a hormonal link?

Researchers are looking at how reproductive hormonal changes affect eating disorders.

By Kate WillskyJuly 26, 2022

Need a break? Take one with this digital rest stop.

These dreamy wallpapers, photos and videos are your antidote to doomscrolling.

By Hannah GoodJuly 24, 2022

How unconscious feelings about ourselves drive scapegoating

Experts describe scapegoating as a defense mechanism, an unconscious coping strategy that reflects feelings about ourselves that make us deeply uncomfortable.

By Katherine KamJuly 19, 2022

Lost your physical confidence after a fall? Here’s how to get it back.

Falls can make people so anxious that they stop exercising and lose their physical fitness. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.

By Elizabeth HeathJuly 18, 2022

Why we’re still arguing about abortion and regret

Much of the public discourse about post-abortion feelings tends to overlook a key point: “The reactions to abortion are as complex and as varied as women are,” one expert said.

By Allyson ChiuJuly 7, 2022

How Black female support groups are dealing with the end of Roe

Increasingly, groups have had to adapt to support their members through moments of national trauma that tend to unevenly affect Black women.

By Natachi OnwuamaegbuJuly 5, 2022

These elite runners say having a full-time job helps their performance

Some runners and coaches believe having balance in life allows for better performance.

By Kelyn SoongJuly 5, 2022

E.U. proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products as sales rise

The proposal, which does not address e-cigarettes that heat liquid rather than tobacco, is part of a wider plan to tackle cancer rates in the E.U.

By Adela SulimanJune 30, 2022

Should my child get a coronavirus vaccine? Is it safe? Here’s what you should know.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children get immunized to prevent covid-19, which has killed more than 1,000 children in the United States.

By Lindsey Bever and Allyson ChiuJune 28, 2022

American Psychological Association condemns SCOTUS abortion decision

The American Psychological Association has issued a statement condemning the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe. v. Wade.

By Kelsey AblesJune 25, 2022

Court temporarily halts FDA ban on Juul e-cigarettes

Juul Labs can continue to sell e-cigarettes, for now, after a federal appeals court issued a temporary stay on an FDA ban.

By Adela SulimanJune 25, 2022

Why adult acne is on the rise and what to do about it

Adult acne has always existed, but masks and stress are making it worse.

By Stacey ColinoJune 21, 2022

These women pivoted to mental health work — because of the pandemic

Women are overrepresented in the field, and for some, the pandemic laid bare the importance of mental health work.

By Sarah FieldingJune 18, 2022

Why you feel better as soon as that covid test comes back negative

“We have learned that social, emotional and behavioral factors influence health,” one expert said. “This mind-body connection is not to be underestimated.”

By Allyson ChiuJune 17, 2022

What you need to know about the tampon shortage

A tangle of tensions, including recent supply-chain problems, has contributed to a tampon shortage across the country.

By Praveena SomasundaramJune 15, 2022

How to know if you’re a people-pleaser and what to do about it

People-pleasing can negatively affect individuals and their relationships. Here's how to break those habits.

By Allyson ChiuJune 15, 2022