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How to Battle Chronic Illness With Humor
An excerpt from Karen Duffy's Backbone: Living with Chronic Pain Without Turning into One.
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How Congress Is Trying To Sell Your DNA
They're considering something called the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act. Here's why it's terrifying and wrong.
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I Went Into a Full-Body Spasm for Six Days
The Glow star on how she got her mind and body into alignment.
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When You're Too Pretty to Be Sick
Not all disabilities are obvious from the outside.
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How I Learned to Break Up With Bad Doctors
Whitney Cummings was sick of being sick, and sick of doctors who dismissed her complaints.
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Nineteen Metaphors for Your Depression
On spotting the signs of a descent.
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My Pelvic Pain Is Called Doris
She makes me feel like an old lady, and it took me years to get proper medical care for the old bag.
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A Modern-Day Look at "Our Bodies, Ourselves"
The Retro Report on the fight over women's bodies.
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The Internet Is Harming Our Digestive Systems
The Internet, the mind-stomach connection, and why Instagram is giving me the poops.
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Lena Dunham: My Skin Was Perfect Until I Got Rosacea in My Thirties
Lena Dunham on losing her one vanity: her complexion.
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What Failing IVF Taught Garance Doré
She failed to have a baby, but found the secret to personal fulfillment along the way.
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Do Orcas Have Hot Flashes?
An examination of nonhumans that go into menopause.
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I Have a Decent Chance of Getting Breast Cancer, But I'm Keeping My Breasts
A meditation on a BRCA1 mutation diagnosis and waiting to have children.
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America's First Celebrity Dieter Was Also a Passionate Feminist
Fannie Hurst was a blockbuster novelist and a groundbreaking feminist in the roaring '20s. So why was she obsessed with being thin?
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Troian Bellisario Gets Real About Her Struggle with Mental Health
The Pretty Little Liars star on learning to listen to her body instead of the punishing voice in her head.
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Why a 39-Year-Old Man Bought His First Box of Tampons
"If you're a man who presides over a public bathroom, put tampons in it."
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Maria Shriver on Why Alzheimer's Is a Women's Issue
More women get Alzheimer's than get breast cancer. Why aren't we talking about it more?
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How I Became the Kind of Woman Who Gets a Face-Lift
The president of HBO Documentary Films deals with aging in an industry that fetishizes youth.
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Kelly Oxford Comes to Terms With Her Panic Disorder
"You don't owe anybody anything."
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On Coming to Terms With My Alcoholism
Lilliam Rivera was convinced that Latinas don't have drinking problems. Until she faced the fact that she was one who did.
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