Jasmine Anderson always wondered if she was on the spectrum, though autism in women historically has been considered uncommon. When her 2-year-old son began exhibiting traits such as stimming—typically defined as repetitive or unusual body movement or noises—meltdowns, sensory difficulties and intense aversion to change, she knew.
To be sure, the onus of climate catastrophe doesn't solely fall on the average person's shoulders. However, individuals' actions can collectively make a meaningful difference, and many people are looking to live more sustainably and conscientiously.
Enter the climatarian diet.
While some people claim abortion can cause psychological harm, research indicates the opposite.
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When you cut your finger chopping vegetables and blood spurts every which way, you need a Band-Aid stat. What you don't need at that moment is an explainer on how to chop vegetables.
Similarly, whether you're beleaguered by a bad day at work or the chronic malaise brought on by the cumulative effects of primetime news describing war, plague, racism, climate catastrophe and the dissolution of modern ...
Despite its messaging, diet culture can very easily hinder your physical and mental wellness.
The term orthorexia has only recently entered the popular lexicon, but it isn't new. Steven Bratman, M.D., coined the term in 1998 to describe an obsession with healthy eating.
When society keeps piling on dietary rules and restrictions, a mind can cave to the pressure.
From Instagram and TikTok to grocery store aisles and gyms, messages touting the paramountcy of wellness pervade modern life, and achieving and maintaining a state of well-being certainly is a wholesome, universal aspiration. But for people with the eating disorder orthorexia, healthy living becomes an obsession that can have severe, injurious consequences.
What do people who dedicate themselves to helping others do to help themselves?
A cursory Instagram search for #selfcare brings up a medley of posts ranging from inspirational quotes and mental health tips to #ads for expensive eyelash serums and lavish retreats. For many, the term elicits images of bath bombs and face masks, mani-pedis and bottomless mimosas. For others, it's not as superficial. Rather, the term describes a vital component in mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the word "superfood" was coined by marketers in an attempt to increase the appeal of certain products—and, subsequently, their price tags.
In fact, "This term originated in the early 20th century as part of a marketing strategy for bananas," said Jinan Banna, a registered dietitian and associate professor of nutrition at the University of Hawaii.
If my Instagram feed—which is routinely inundated with meticulously arranged porridge bowls, questionable uses of coconut oi...
Depression is incredibly common, yet it can feel incredibly isolating. You may feel like you’re standing in the rain at night, locked out of your own house while your loved ones and acquaintances are inside reveling.
A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found about 6.1 million people in the United States ages 18 and older, or 6.7% of the adult population, had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
Social anxiety disorder, like generalized anxiety disorder, is more than just feeling nervous on occasion. It’s a persistent, chronic issue that lasts for several months or years. Fortunately, it is highly treatable. Here’s the scoop on how to combat social anxiety disorder (SAD) and how CBD may help you maintain a sense of calm.
Scientists are finding regularly eating naturally fermented foods, including gherkins, kimchi, sauerkraut, pickled ginger, yogurt, and kefir, can improve gut health and reduce anxiety and depression.
The body mass index (BMI) is a widely used formula that divides a person's body weight by their height to determine whether they are "underweight," "normal," "overweight" or "obese."
The 190-year-old formula is as ubiquitous as it is disputed. At best, it's defective; at worst, it's possibly harmful.
Why do good things fall apart?
When it comes to marriage, few people are more uniquely qualified to answer this particular question than the lawyers and mediators who see divorce every working day. We spoke with them to understand why couples split and how to avoid the same fate.