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How Does EMDR Work?

By Quinton Skinner
No one is exactly sure how eye movement desensitization and reprocessing helps treat trauma, but here are three working theories.
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This is Your Vagus Nerve on Lockdown

By Catherine Guthrie
Here’s how a lack of social interaction and fear of COVID contagion affects your vagus nerve.
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Why the Vagus Nerve Matters to Your Health

By Catherine Guthrie
The vagus nerve, also known as the gut–brain axis, plays a critical role in stress regulation and overall health. Learn how you can take care of yours.
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How EMDR Helps to Treat Trauma

By Quinton Skinner
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a trauma treatment that often produces results when nothing else will. But what is it, and how does it work?
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Returning to Your Roots: Hair Care Tips from a Natural Hair Enthusiast

By Kyra Scheeringa
LifeSpa stylist Kyra Scheeringa shares her personal hair journey and tips for making the switch to embrace and properly care for your natural hair texture.
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Why Black Women Need Self-Care

By Oludara Adeeyo
Radical self-care practices are critical for healing ourselves and our communities, especially when it comes to Black women. Psychotherapist and social worker Oludara Adeeyo, the author of the new book Self-Care for Black Women, explains why — and offers a grounding exercise you can try today.
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How to Build Romance Through Gratitude

By Courtney Helgoe
Genuine appreciation can increase intimacy in your relationship. Here's how.
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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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Can Massage Soothe Pain?

By Mo Perry
Massage can lower cortisol levels and enhance dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, all of which helps with pain relief.
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Can Massage Help Ease Anxiety and Depression?

By Mo Perry
Stimulating the peripheral nerves with massage can switch the nervous system into rest-and-relaxation mode.
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11 Massage Modalities

By Mo Perry
From acupressure to myofascial release to trigger-point therapy, here are various forms of massage — and what they are good for.
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Can Massage Help Relieve Headaches?

By Mo Perry
Shiatsu-style massage and craniosacral therapy can help with chronic headaches.
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How Massage and Healing Touch Benefit Overall Health

By Mo Perry
Massage can help with pain relief, digestion, and even immunity.
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What’s In Your Makeup?

By Molly Tynjala
It's hard to know. Why? Federal rules regulating the cosmetic industry have not been updated for more than 80 years.
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Why Do Some Women Gain Weight on the Keto Diet?

By Sara Gottfried, MD
In her new book, Women, Food, and Hormones, Sara Gottfried, MD, discusses the keto paradox and why a traditional keto diet tends to work better in men than in women.
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The Nature Cure

By Molly Tynjala
Learn how going outdoors can help ease depression and hypertension and improve resiliency and immunity.
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Soothe Your Skin

By Experience Life Staff
Looking to pamper your skin? Here are some of our favorite tools, including a dry brush.
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Complete the Stress Cycle

By Emily Nagoski, PhD
Human Giver Syndrome makes women uniquely vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and burnout. Renowned health educator Emily Nagoski, PhD, offers strategies we can all use to relieve the tension.
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Does Face Yoga Actually Help Tone Your Facial Muscles?

By Julie Dulude
Experts weigh in on this anti-aging trend — and offer a few exercises you can try at home.
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