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“7 Signs Your Friend Group Is Toxic” – Health

In the penultimate episode of HBO’s Girls, the four main characters squeeze into a bathroom for a group meeting that’s meant to be healing, but instead serves the final nail in the coffin of their friendship. “I have come to realize how exhausting and narcissistic and ultimately boring this whole dynamic is,” says Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet), defending her decision not to […]

“11 Little Habits You Didn’t Realize Can Be Signs Of Adult ADHD” – Bustle

If you feel like your constant lateness and total disorganization is getting in the way of your life, it may come as a relief to know that these “bad habits” may be signs of adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). While it’s likely you struggled with it more as a kid, the symptoms of ADHD […]

“Corinne from ‘The Bachelor’ Had a Very Good Defense for Her Naps” – Glamour

Monday night on The Bachelor: Women Tell All, we learned that the real villain of this season isn’t Corinne — it’s naps. To the other girls, Corrine sleeping through a rose ceremony when she was safe from elimination was unforgivable. Corinne, meanwhile, argued that she had an anxiety attack and literally could not be in […]

“How To Tell If A Wellness Coach Is Legit” – Women’s Health

As obesity rates, health-care costs, and an emphasis on prevention all rise, so does the wellness realm: It’s set to be the next trillion-dollar industry, according to data from private market research firm Women’s Marketing Inc., in partnership with Rodale (the publisher of Women’s Health). So it’s no wonder that wellness coaching is one of […]

“Decoding Your Desk: What Does It Say About You?” – HowStuffWorks

Is your cluttered desk a sign of creative genius or total chaos? Experts weigh in.   The eyes might be the windows to the soul, but your desk lets people see right into your brain. OK, maybe that’s a stretch, but it does beg the question: Messy or not, is your desk an accurate reflection […]

“Empowering Ways to Spend Inauguration Weekend” – SHAPE

The best way to handle this serious time may be to actually lighten up a bit. If you’re unhappy with the outcome of the election, you might have a difficult weekend ahead of you. But the best way to handle it may actually be to lighten up a little. “This is a heady topic, but […]

“When Young People Use Social Media To Share Their Suicidal Feelings”- Mashable

On Dec. 30, Katelyn Nicole Davis turned on the livestreaming app Live.me at her home in Cedartown, Georgia, and broadcast her own suicide. As that video spread across the internet and social media, it demonstrated how quickly technology can turn casual spectators into traumatized witnesses. The video also left those who encountered it online or […]

“The Danger of Being Too Good at Your Job” – Grow Magazine

For two years, Sarah Montana worked as an executive assistant at a Manhattan hedge fund where the coffee was good, the people were nice and the work wasn’t hard. She’d taken the job for two reasons: money and stability. And she had both in spades. “I was doing something that came pretty easily, and I […]

“Does Shopping Actually Make You Happy?” – Allure

To say that I had just been eyeing Charlotte Chesnais’s layered, vermeil drop earrings would be one of the many understatements of 2016. I practically stalked them, checking The Line and Net-a-Porter almost daily, but at $680 and $755, respectively, I couldn’t pull the trigger on the sculptural designs—my bank account was already depleted and […]