Parched and Peeling: On the Joys of Dry, Cracked Skin

HAVE YOU BEEN FEELING more “snake” than “snowflake” this winter? Does “snap, crackle and pop” sound more like a nightmare you’ve been having about your…

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Period Repair Manual: New Solutions for Old Problems

LARA BRIDEN is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) practicing in Sydney. If you’ve never heard of naturopathic medicine, it’s an approach to healthcare that “uses holistic and nontoxic…

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Ask Him: Why Can’t My Boyfriend Get It Up?

Q: I’ve been dating this guy for quite a while now, and everything is great. We get each other like you wouldn’t believe, our friends…

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Is It Time to Change How Society Views Depression?

“CAN WE EXPECT a cure for depression in the next few years?” That was the first question on everyone’s lips after a study released last…

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Facebook Knows Your Loved Ones Better Than You Do

THINK YOU COULD beat a computer at assessing the personalities of your nearest and dearest? Don’t be so sure, because you probably couldn’t. In fact,…

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Why Boko Haram Is Really Just a Fairy Tale to the West

ONCE UPON A TIME, in a land far, far away, 276 girls turned into pumpkins, fell down a rabbit hole, were transformed into sparrows by…

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Sound Off: When Celebrities Offer Us Health Advice

IN HER LATEST ATTEMPT to Goop-ify the world and turn everyone into juice-drinking, organic-munching, farm-to-table-buying carbon copies of herself, Gwyneth Paltrow has been encouraging the…

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Stay Cultured, LA: Museums to Visit in the LA Area

This article originally ran on March 06, 2014, but is being featured again in honor of the 10th-annual “Museums Free-For-All” taking place on Jan. 31st…

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On the 70th Anniversary of the Auschwitz Liberation

I DIDN’T LEARN about the Holocaust until I was ten years old, the year my fifth-grade class took a field trip to the Museum of…

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What If We Stopped Thinking of Periods as the Enemy?

If you think that “periods” and “pole-dancing” are two phrases that should never be uttered in the same sentence, Dana Michelle Gillespie is here to…

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