A 27-year-old died of cancer. Her final advice has the internet in tears.

A 27-year-old died of cancer. Her final advice has the internet in tears.
Last week, the world said goodbye to Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old woman from Grafton, Australia. Butcher had been battling Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone cancer that predominantly affects young people. In a statement posted on Butcher's memorialized Facebook account, her brother, Dean, and partner, Luke, confirmed the heartbreaking news to friends."It is with great sadness that we announce Holly’s passing in the early hours of this morning," they wrote on Jan. 4, 2018. "After enduring so much, it was

Whats Its Like To Be An INFJ, In Other Words, A Living Paradox

Whats Its Like To Be An INFJ, In Other Words, A Living Paradox
Mohammed Metri If you’re at all into learning more about personality types, you’ve probably run across descriptions of the INFJ before. INFJs are touted as the rarest personality type of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, but what does it actually mean to be an INFJ? INFJs are often labeled as “The Protector,” “The Empath,” “The Advocate” and “The Counselor.” This type stands for “Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judgment (J).” Although INFJs make up only 1-2% of the population,

Single Women Are Happier Than Society Thinks They Are According To Research

Single Women Are Happier Than Society Thinks They Are  According To Research
“When you spend some time single, you become confident that you can fulfill your own emotional needs and manage your emotions without the need for anyone to validate your self-worth. This is an exquisite life skill to have that will serve you well throughout your entire life, whether single or with a partner.” – Shahida Arabi, 5 Powerful Healing Benefits of Being Single After Abuse Ayo Ogunseinde While it’s wonderful to be in a happy and healthy relationship, the

A study just found weird evidence that a stressful childhood affects you forever.

A study just found weird evidence that a stressful childhood affects you forever.
We know your relationship with your parents can affect a lot about who you are as you grow up. But is it possible that the good and bad of that relationship could actually show up in your saliva? That's the bizarre-but-important question a team of researchers recently asked, the results of which were published in Developmental Science. Led by Elizabeth Shirtcliff, an associate professor from Iowa State University who studies early childhood adversity, the study gathered 300 8th-grade kids

An affectionate teardown of ‘Peppa Pig’ by a doctor who’s seen way too many episodes.

An affectionate teardown of ‘Peppa Pig’ by a doctor who’s seen way too many episodes.
This British doctor's 100% serious, completely scientific, not tongue-in-cheek-at-all analysis of "Peppa Pig's" Dr. Brown Bear is hilarious and completely relatable for anyone who has (or has even been near) small children, who don't annoy their parents at all when they watch the same episode about George's woolly hat six times in a row. "Peppa Pig" is a British children's program about a small, anthropomorphic pig named Peppa, her family, and the community she lives in, including one Dr.

This mom’s journey through divorce and illness reminds us why single moms are heroes.

This mom’s journey through divorce and illness reminds us why single moms are heroes.
Being a single parent can be tough. It can be even tougher when you're coping with serious health issues. Allison Brown and her husband have been separated for some time, but they co-parented their son, Jed, equally up until two years ago. Simultaneously she has antiphospholipid syndrome, which makes her prone to blood clots, and as such, she's already had two pulmonary embolisms — one right after Jed was born. It was also recently discovered that she has a

Watch Selena Gomez dedicate an award to the friend who saved her life.

Watch Selena Gomez dedicate an award to the friend who saved her life.
Earlier this year, when Selena Gomez needed a kidney transplant, one of her friends came through with a life-saving donation. Actress Francia Raisa was starring on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" when she met Gomez during a children's hospital event in 2007, and they have remained close friends ever since. In 2013, Gomez underwent chemotherapy to treat lupus, something she went public with two years later. As a result of her illness and treatment, Gomez

A stranger found a lost library book and returned it with this heartwarming note.

A stranger found a lost library book and returned it with this heartwarming note.
Employees at Idaho's Meridian Library were going through the mail after the Thanksgiving holiday 2017 when they got a sweet surprise. Inside one of the packages was a book — Thomas Rockwell's "How to Eat Fried Worms" — that had been missing from the stacks. Getting books in the mail is no major shock at Meridian. The library finds that visitors passing through or patrons going on vacation will often mail back items to avoid fines. Along with this

39 of the best celebrity responses to Keaton Jones’ powerful video about bullying.

39 of the best celebrity responses to Keaton Jones’ powerful video about bullying.
Last week, a Tennessee woman named Kimberly Jones posted a video of her son Keaton online. It went mega-viral. The video, which has been viewed on Facebook more than 20 million times since posting, shows Keaton in tears over being bullied at school. There's a sense of despair and helplessness in his voice that no child should have to feel, but too many have. "Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?" a distraught Keaton asks his mom. "What's

A group researched the top 9 charities to give to on the holidays. It’s a surprising list.

A group researched the top 9 charities to give to on the holidays. It’s a surprising list.
Deworming and tropical disease prevention in the developing world might not be the obvious choice for where to spend your spare holiday cash. But it might be where your dollar will do the most good. A teacher gives a student a deworming tablet in Hyderabad, India. Photo by Noah Seelam/Getty Images. That's according to a list of the nine "Top Charities for Giving Season" released Monday by GiveWell, a nonprofit organization that applies a data-centered approach to determining which

How thankfulness helped me salvage a tumultuous 2017.

How thankfulness helped me salvage a tumultuous 2017.
2016 was a hard year for a lot of us. That's why on January 1, I started a "thankfulness thread" on Twitter. It's a small thing, but it's made a big difference in my life. Every night, just before I go to bed, I think of one thing from that day that I'm thankful for and tweet it out into the world. Sometimes, these tweets are about my family, friends, or others in my life; sometimes, they're about things

Theres One Common Thread Between The Famous Men Accused Of Sexual Misconduct And This Tiny Detail Matters

Theres One Common Thread Between The Famous Men Accused Of Sexual Misconduct And This Tiny Detail Matters
By …some guy aka Flowizm / Wikimedia Commons As the eye-opening rash of recent allegations pulsates through Hollywood, one can only wonder how these men, the accusations piling into the hundreds and spanning decades, could justify their behavior. Not to others, the answer to that is as simple as lying and denying, but to themselves. How does a sexual assailant permit themselves that behavior when they exist in the same society we all exist in? Didn’t they know it

This Gene-Editing Tech Might Be Too Dangerous To Unleash

This Gene-Editing Tech Might Be Too Dangerous To Unleash
To get to work in the morning, Omar Akbari has to pass through a minimum of six sealed doors, including an air-locked vestibule. The UC Riverside entomologist studies the world’s deadliest creature: the Aedes aegypti mosquito, whose bite transmits diseases that kill millions each year. But that’s not the reason for all the extra security. Akbari isn’t just studying mosquitoes—he’s re-engineering them with self-destruct switches. And that’s not something you want accidentally escaping into the world.The technology Akbari is

I Asked Women To Tell Me What They *Didnt* Post On Instagram, And Its The Best Thing Ive Ever Done For My Mental Health

I Asked Women To Tell Me What They *Didnt* Post On Instagram, And Its The Best Thing Ive Ever Done For My Mental Health
In the middle of one of a very bad year I signed up for a yoga retreat because my anxiety was out of control and it was worth being embarrassed about my lack of yoga skills for the promise of some peace of mind. “You’re always on vacation,” a friend commented on one of the photos I uploaded to Instagram. I laughed out loud when I saw it, . There was nothing glamorous here, nothing to be jealous of

Kids at this hospital were terrified of the machines until they got a makeover.

Kids at this hospital were terrified of the machines  until they got a makeover.
When industrial designer Doug Dietz went to the hospital to see the inaugural scan of a brand-new MRI machine he designed, what should've been an exciting event quickly turned somber. The patient coming in for a scan was a young girl. And she was petrified. The huge, hulking machine had the girl in tears — and that was before the loud whirring noise started up (the average MRI machine is about as loud as a rock concert, and not nearly

Those ads that say Scared and pregnant? Dont believe them.

Those ads that say Scared and pregnant? Dont believe them.
Pregnant? Scared? Seeking an abortion? A lot of women are. Finding out you're pregnant is a life-altering event even when it's planned and welcomed. An overwhelming number of pregnancies, however, are not planned, and there are nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies in America every year. Luckily, in the United States, the right to access abortion services is protected by Roe V. Wade and the 14th Amendment. However, that doesn't mean actually getting an abortion is always easy. Far from it.