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4 Ways to Be a Good Friend

By Jessie Sholl
To have good friends, you must be a good friend. The following telltale signs are adapted from Andrea Bonior’s The Friendship Fix.
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7 Tips on Eating for Trauma Recovery

By Jessie Sholl
Cutting back on caffeine, eating magnesium-rich foods, and more can help support you while you are healing from chronic stress.
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How Trauma Affects Our Eating Habits

By Jessie Sholl
Trauma can play a significant role in our relationship with food — which is why some nutritionists and dietitians are practicing a more holistic approach.
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How Do Phthalates in Personal-Care Products Affect My Health?

By Jessie Sholl
Phthalates are endocrine-disrupters, and Black women might be more vulnerable to phthalate exposure. Here's why.
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How Do Parabens in Personal-Care Products Affect My Health?

By Jessie Sholl
Learn what parabens are and how to avoid them.
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How the Ingredients in Personal-Care Products Can Affect Your Health

By Jessie Sholl
Many of the most popular personal-care items contain toxins that can mess with your health. Here are ingredients to avoid — and tips for finding worthy alternatives.
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How to Build Empathy and Compassion in Your Community

By Jessie Sholl
There's a big difference between cursory cordiality and true benevolence. Our experts make the case for spreading deep kindness in your community.
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The Downside of Optimism

By Jessie Sholl
The power of positive thinking is undeniable, but insisting on always maintaining a sunny disposition can also have a dark side. Our experts share advice for taking the bad with the good.
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How to Handle Friendship Conflict

By Jessie Sholl
One of the first steps? Realizing that conflict is normal.
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Why Friends Are Essential to Our Well-Being

By Jessie Sholl
Friendship matters. Here's why our pals are critical to our health — and how to maintain meaningful connections with those we love.
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