I thought I understood rape. It happened to me when I was 13 years old. I assumed my job was to model survivorship, and to show readers how to speak up after being abused, molested or attacked. I thought I was supposed to talk to the girls.
We ended up on the church’s bathroom floor, weeping together, as people came and went, unsure what to say to us. We chose to grieve together in that moment instead of holding things together for the sake of others’ comfort.
Church is often like that.
We celebrate together in worship but grieve alone.
Congratulations! You’ve decided not to introduce more humans into this infinite hellscape. Here’s what you can expect as you navigate the miracle of not conforming to society’s expectations.
Octopuses are almost entirely antisocial, except when they're mating, and scientists who study them have to house them separately so they don't kill or eat each other. However, octopuses given the drug known as MDMA (or ecstasy, E, Molly or a number of other slang terms) wanted to spend more time close to other octopuses and even hugged them.
Religious fundamentalism is partly the result of a functional impairment in the prefrontal cortex, new study finds
A recent study in BMC Medicine has found that changing your diet could significantly improve your mood. The link between food and mood is part of an emerging field of psychiatry called “nutritional psychiatry.” There is growing scientific evidence that what we eat significantly impacts our emotions and well-being.
Education, activism, and the good and the bad that is social media have combined in recent years to raise awareness about mental health issues. While it might be true that we've progressed a lot over the last few years, there are still several myths surrounding mental health that need to be addressed once and for all.
The change can be baffling to many parents: Their young girls are masters of the universe, full of gutsy fire. But as puberty sets in, their confidence nose-dives, and those same daughters can transform into unrecognizably timid, cautious, risk-averse versions of their former self.
A scientist’s findings suggest there’s no evidence to support mandatory abortion counseling that warns women about the negative mental-health impacts of abortion.
Let’s be honest: nobody is really a fan of the five-day work week. But if you want a reason to work less, science has your back. If you’re over the age of 40, at least.
For the past two years, I’ve refused cautions — from editors, from family, from peers — that I might be edging into burnout. To my mind, burnout was something aid workers, or high-powered lawyers, or investigative journalists dealt with. It was something that could be treated with a week on the beach. I was still working, still getting other stuff done — of course I wasn’t burned out.
With all of the wistful turns of phrase in the world, there’s no one language that has a monopoly on untranslatable vocabulary. But Scandinavians sure do know their way around a damn good word.
With the constant influx of breaking news, staying focussed at the office can be difficult. But if you follow some of these simple . . . wait wait wait. That’s how the President chose to respond? The President of the United States of America? Just give me a second to process this.
Those living with generalized anxiety often live in fear of the future. Those with complex trauma fear the future because of the past.
Two Georgetown pilot studies showed girls and young women who did yoga reported better self-esteem and developed skills that they could use in stressful situations — taking care of their own children, for example.
According to BBC News, primary care doctors (or GPs) in Shetland have just launched a project called Nature Prescriptions, where they are instructing patients to get outside and tune in to Mother Nature and the seasonal wheel of the year as a way to combat chronic illness, including stress and mental health issues.