Activists say antiracism is about getting a full picture of the Black experience including their successes. Shonda Rhimes’ bestseller is one of them.
By Marguerite Ward
The Black Lives Matter movement — which was reignited this summer after disturbing video of the killing of George Floyd was widely shared online — focuses on several serious topics: police reform, over-incarceration, inequality in education, racism in the workplace, discrimination in the health system, to name a few.
As many Americans seek to adopt anti-racist thought, thought leaders like Ibram X. …
You may think that shielding your kids from pain protects them, but psychotherapist Amy Morin explains you’re just stunting their emotional growth.
By Amy Morin
Mary Trump’s book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” has some people wondering how family dysfunction affects kids. What kind of adults do they become when they’ve been exposed to toxic parenting behaviors?
Most people clearly recognize that serious maltreatment, like abuse or neglect, can have a lasting impact on children. …
Experts say that without proper trial data, it’s unwise to inoculate people who were already infected, particularly if they have lingering symptoms.
By Aria Bendix
Unlike many Americans, Signe Redfield wasn’t comforted by the news that a coronavirus vaccine could soon reach the public.
A roboticist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, Redfield has had COVID-19 symptoms since March. Her fatigue lasted about seven months, her mind continues to feel foggy, and she has trouble sleeping.
But people like her — those who already got sick — could be among the last in line for vaccines. …
Rudy Giuliani’s pathetic press conference underscored how little President Trump has to back his claims of election fraud. It was also hilarious.
By Linette Lopez
On Thursday former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — representing the President of the United States — took to television to decry the outcome of the 2020 election, spout conspiracy theories, and echo disproven lies.
One of his equally glassy-eyed fellows claimed that former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — a man who died in 2013 — helped rig the 2020 election.
Giuliani sweat so profusely that his hair dye ran down his face. He visibly spit into the audience during a pandemic. He waxed philosophical about a favorite movie. It was like being stuck in a conversation with a drunken person at the dumbest country club. …
Psychotherapist Amy Morin says simple changes like sitting by a brightly lit window or getting sunlight early in the day can improve your mood.
By Amy Morin
Darker days and colder temperatures can be a recipe for seasonal depression. Add in the stress of the pandemic and we may be more susceptible than ever to seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, this year.
While there’s no full-proof way to prevent seasonal depression, there are some steps you might be able to take to fend off seasonal affective disorder this year — even when you’re experiencing cabin fever.
There’s a lot of evidence that getting sunlight early in the day can be good for your brain and your body. So if you can get outside in the morning or at least sit near a sunny window, it might do wonders for your mood. …
Cancer is everywhere. Here are 35 of the most potent, carcinogenic things you can breathe in, swallow, or be around.
By Hilary Brueck
Cancer is the second-most-common cause of death in the United States, after heart disease.
It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body like an invading army as toxic cells grow relentlessly into unruly tumors.
Some cases of cancer are out of our control, determined by genetic defects and predispositions passed down from one generation to the next, or spurred by genetic changes we undergo through our lifetimes. …
As daunting as it may be to look for a new job during a global crisis, there are still opportunities to be found for job hunters.
By Heather Taylor
In 2019, I wrote about the value of changing jobs even if you don’t want to or feel as if it’s the “right” time to start a job hunt.
Mike Hayes likes the flexibility but wishes DoorDash — which just filed its IPO paperwork — would send PPE or offer hazard pay during COVID-19.
By Meira Gebel
Mike Hayes, 35, is a DoorDash delivery driver in Oregon. A chef for 17 years, he lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic and began doing deliveries two months ago to make ends meet for his family of four. This is his story, as told to freelance writer Meira Gebel.
In March, I was laid off from my full-time job as a chef due to the coronavirus pandemic. While I was job searching on Craigslist, I kept coming across ads to be a delivery driver for DoorDash, so I thought “Why not?” …
Only 1 out of 24 cases of elder abuse are reported, according to the WHO. It’s time that we take a stand to help older women live in safety.
By Catherine Morrison
With the rise of the #MeToo movement, young and middle-aged women feel more empowered than ever before to speak about their experiences of sexual abuse. But conversations about this issue tend to ignore a growing population — older women.
Women above the age of 60 have the lowest reported cases of sexual abuse. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t experience sexual abuse. According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of sexual abuse in older victims is 0.9% in community settings and 1.9% …
Two crashes in 2018 and 2019 killed a total of 346 people and left Boeing’s most promising plane grounded. It is about to fly again.
By Sinéad Baker
Parents whose children were killed in crashes involving Boeing’s 737 Max plane say they are angry and upset by the plane’s imminent return to the skies, and can’t believe that the jet is safe.
Boeing’s plane had been grounded around the world since March 2019, after the second of two 737 aircrafts crashed, with a combined death toll of 346.
Boeing was left facing lawsuits from families, shareholders, and airlines — plunging it into the biggest crisis in its history and leaving planes sitting idle around the world. …