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.

‘Im a little person who joined Tinder as a social experiment. Its been ridiculous.’

‘Im a little person who joined Tinder as a social experiment. Its been ridiculous.’
Warning: Some language in this piece is NSFW. Because this is an article about being a woman on Tinder. And, well, ugh. You know. If you're a woman and a little person on Tinder, there are plenty of people happy to make your acquaintance — on very ... particular terms. Laura Cooper, a health care worker and aspiring stand-up comedian, has been on Tinder since last spring. She's 4 feet, 2 inches tall, with a desert-dry sense of humor

8 thoughtful Halloween traditions kids with anxiety or disabilities may love.

8 thoughtful Halloween traditions kids with anxiety or disabilities may love.
For young kids, Halloween should be fun-scary. Not scary-scary. While your child might do just fine with elaborate costumes, frightening yard displays, and stuffing their face with as much sugary candy as possible, there are many, many others for whom Halloween poses unique challenges. In the U.S., 1 in 13 children have a serious food allergy, for example, and 1 in 68 have an autism spectrum disorder. And about 1 in 20 school-aged children in the U.S. have a

Want healthy, happy, confident kids? Throw some dirt on them.

Want healthy, happy, confident kids? Throw some dirt on them.
Every parent knows getting dirty and messy is practically part of a kid's job description. Whether they're playing outside, coloring on the floor, or just eating, they'll definitely get covered in something grimy. Given that inevitable result, there are at least two ways parents can react — obsessively clean their child and scold them for their actions or simply embrace the mess. And while it may seem strange to do the latter, it actually can be beneficial for everyone

Patients to be questioned about sexuality

Patients to be questioned about sexuality
She said the information would help NHS bodies comply with equality legislation by "consistently collecting, only where relevant, personal details of patients such as race, sex and sexual orientation."'Intrusive and offensive'NHS England recommends health professionals - such as GPs and nurses - ask about a person's sexual orientation at "every face to face contact with the patient, where no record of this data already exists".But the Family Doctor Association said it was "potentially intrusive and offensive" for GPs to

Hysterical ads with Will Ferrell show what happens when we bring our phones to dinner.

Hysterical ads with Will Ferrell show what happens when we bring our phones to dinner.
A somber family sits around the dinner table. They pass dishes of food around in dark silence for a few moments before, finally, the little girl mutters, "I'm not hungry." "I miss Daddy," she says. "I know," her mom replies. "We all miss him." Where's Dad? Dad (played by Will Ferrell) is ... actually sitting at the other end of the dinner table, alive and well. He's just too busy playing with Snapchat filters on his phone to bother

Science says we trust celebrities. That’s why this actress and mom doesn’t give advice.

Science says we trust celebrities. That’s why this actress and mom doesn’t give advice.
Actress Isla Fisher is probably best known for her star-making role in "Wedding Crashers." But these days she's got her own set of "clingers" — her three kids. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WCRF Fisher recently stopped by "Today" to dish on all things mom-related and to promote her newest adventure: a children's book she wrote based on a silly bedtime improv character she invented called "Marge in Charge." Most celeb parents, and moms especially, can't seem to dodge the

This 11-year-old Scout became a hero after grilling a senator on her policies.

This 11-year-old Scout became a hero after grilling a senator on her policies.
The Boy Scouts of America have been all over the news lately, but in a recent video, it's one of the group's youngest members who's making waves. The video was taken earlier this month and features a Colorado state senator, Vicki Marble, holding a question-and-answer session at a Cub Scout den meeting. The senator likely had no idea just how tough the questions were going to be. One of the scouts, 11-year-old Ames Mayfield, had come prepared to ask

The Psychological Reason Watching Horror Movies Can Be Good For Your Mental Health

The Psychological Reason Watching Horror Movies Can Be Good For Your Mental Health
Scream A weird thing about me is that I LOVE horror movies and I suffer from anxiety. If I see a centipede in my apartment, I’ll be awake all night, fearful that it will somehow make it’s way to my bed. When I worry about something, it’s like I can’t turn my brain off. So, over the years I’ve fielded questions from well-meaning family and friends who don’t understand why I consume so much horror. I love scary movies,

This anti-bullying PSA acts out online comments in real life. It’s an uncomfortable watch.

This anti-bullying PSA acts out online comments in real life. It’s an uncomfortable watch.
Bullying is just as wrong when it happens online as it is in person. So why does one seem to be so much more acceptable than the other? A new anti-bullying campaign and PSA called "In Real Life," spearheaded by Monica Lewinsky, takes actual insults people have said online and brings them into the physical world. While actors portray the bullies and their victims in the video, the reactions of unsuspecting onlookers are genuine. A collection of actual insults

Michael Jordan just donated $7 million to open Charlotte-area health clinics.

Michael Jordan just donated $7 million to open Charlotte-area health clinics.
It's been nearly 18 years since basketball legend Michael Jordan called it quits, but this week, he proved he's still a champion. According to the Associated Press, the former Chicago Bulls star and current Charlotte Hornets owner pledged to donate $7 million to local health centers in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to his spokesperson, Jordan was inspired to make the donation after coming across a study that revealed Charlotte was dead last in a survey of the 50 largest

People are in love with the ‘ICU Grandpa’ who cuddles babies at an Atlanta hospital.

People are in love with the ‘ICU Grandpa’ who cuddles babies at an Atlanta hospital.
On a recent morning, a woman walked into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and saw a stranger holding her baby. The stranger was an older, bespectacled man. He was sitting in a chair and draped in a thin medical smock, gently rocking her infant son, Logan. Logan had been in the NICU for six weeks after being born prematurely and needed around-the-clock care. His mom was there to hold him as often as