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Love, Alexi: How I Nearly Let Instagram Ruin My Relationship

I’m not proud to type any of this. Not proud at all. I wish I could forget that I ever nearly let Instagram ruin my relationship. Read...
Alexi Wasser    |   07.10.18   |   SHARE
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Mayo Mermaid (image credit: Sanne of Full of Freckles)

Washed Up Whales, Hungry Hippos, & Mayo Mermaids: The Power Of Reclaiming Fat Insults

Internet trolls and their fat insults (no matter how creative) don’t make me cry. There's power in reclaiming fat insults! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.17.17   |   SHARE
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From Neopets To Pro-Ana Sites: Finding Community In Toxic Online Forums 

Users exchange tips about restricting food intake, and there’s a lot of “thinspiration,” a phrase for photographs of women with thigh gaps and Read...
Larisa Manescu    |   08.25.17   |   SHARE
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Fight off creeping existential dread with puppy cuteness. (Image Credit: Twitter/@cuteemergency)

TWITTER PUPPIES: The Temporary Cure For Existential Dread Brought On By Trump

Hello. I am writing to you from a place of rage over the House of Representatives’ misguided attempts to reform health care. They have apparently Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   03.23.17   |   SHARE
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Don't Tell Me You're OK, When You Are Definitely Not OK

If we aren’t going to be honest about how we really are, why are we asking? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   02.23.17   |   SHARE
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"Our mental illnesses are not a substitute for your bland personality, nor are they buzzwords you can use because they sound more interesting than saying you’re a 'neat freak.'" Image: Thinkstock

Saying “Bipolar” And “OCD” Casually Doesn't Make You Quirky Or Edgy

I’m about to be in the midst of a depressive episode. At times like these, I’ve learned to take a step back from social media. While I do ultimately Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   08.10.16   |   SHARE
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Social media notoriously gives its users the opportunity to present their lives as perfect and conflict-free. Image: Thinkstock.

My Friend's Instagram Post About Her Miscarriage Changed How I See Social Media

I scrolled through my Instagram feed to catch a photo of a friend’s first tattoo. It was an abstract design that paid homage to her wedding venue, a Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   08.8.16   |   SHARE
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You shouldn’t pursue self-love and better self-esteem because you want to feel worthy of being loved someday — you should pursue self-love because you deserve to love yourself. Image: Drew Coffman/Unsplash.

'Nobody Can Love You Until You Love Yourself' Is Bullsh*t

There is a danger in the rise of affirmations and other empowering online content. Some types of affirmations aim to inspire a sense of independence Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   08.3.16   |   SHARE
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