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Potions and Tonics
A DIY guide to healing tinctures.
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Survival Kit for Lives Affected by Trump
A living document of things women, POC, immigrants, the working poor, and the people who love them can do to keep going.
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Showing My Scars
Cobie Smulders on her body's journey through cancer and back.
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Educating the Women of Myanmar
Teaching about sex where there' s no word for vagina.
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Ode-to-Boob Superfood Energy Bites
A healthy (and delicious) snack to enjoy year-round.
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The Bald and the Beautiful
Coming to terms with cancer-related hair loss, one wig at a time.
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Preparedness
When the things you learn to live with keep changing.
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Menstrual Cycling
Sarah Konner rides bikes and talks about periods.
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Eyes Down Here
A comic about breasts.
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How Transcendental Meditation Helps Survivors of Domestic Violence
The benefit of finding solace from trauma through meditation.
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Debunking the Pill Hysteria
Editor in Chief Jessica Grose drops some Truth and Science about our old friend the pill.
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Having a Type-A Disease
How illness taught a television executive that it's OK to admit weakness.
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Breaking Down Getting Off: The Industrial Design of Vibrators
An in-depth look at the vibrator industry and the limitations of its heteronormative roots.
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Preventing Zika in Puerto Rico
Lenny's Deputy Editor Laia Garcia gets the 411 on the Zika virus.
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When Do I Really Have to Panic About Babies?
Team Lenny's Editor in Chief and Planned Parenthood answer your questions about fertility. 
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Rethinking "Crazy"
A novelist reflects on the stigma of mental illness. 
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Yoga Is for Every Body
Jessamyn Stanley reveals the life raft you've been searching for.
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Knock It Out
A writer explores her love of boxing and the way that it quells the voices telling her "life sucks right now."
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Whitney Cummings: Miss Codependence
How Whitney Cummings learned to stop being polite and start getting real.
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Girlfriend in a Coma
A primer on what really happens when you're in a coma, and why it's important to have friends on call.
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