Dr. Heidi Waldorf, a cosmetic dermatologist, had problems with my toner and rosehip oil and suggested trying a new sunscreen.

The author (left) and skincare products (right).

By Canela López

I’ve never really thought I have “good” skin, the kind you see in the “after” photos on skincare commercials.

My skin is on the oilier side, and I get some hormonal acne on my jawline. But, for the most part, I’ve come to the conclusion that my skin is fine.

I also started testosterone this week — a hormone-replacement therapy used to treat gender dysphoria in trans and nonbinary people. …


As hospitals scramble to handle the pandemic, some parents are struggling to see their babies in the NICU. The results could be catastrophic.

By Sarah DiGregorio

Back in May, Elijah Zorn lay in his incubator, all 3.8 pounds of him, a ventilator mechanically inflating his tiny chest. He was six weeks premature and had suffered a lack of oxygen to his brain at birth. He was airlifted from one hospital to another in critical condition. No one knew if he would survive.

Beside him sat Jeremy, his exhausted father. Elijah’s mother, Riannon, was miles away, recovering at home after a…


Interviews with 17 former college athletes, insights from previous investigations, and input from experts suggest an alarming pattern of abuse.

Several college athletes said they subjected to psychological abuse from their coaches.

By Lindsay Dodgson

Hillary Dole’s first Toque Friday ended with a broken nose and a bloody face.

The event, she told Insider, was an annual tradition for the Cornell University softball team when she joined as a freshman in 2017. All new recruits were instructed to pull beanie hats over their eyes and stand in a line. Then, while they were effectively blindfolded, their teammates and coach yelled at them to run.

“It was confusing, chaotic, intimidating, and I didn’t…


From alternate endings to bizarre plots, here are some pieces of trivia about the famed sitcom that even fans of the show might not know.

A scene from “Friends” featuring Joey and Monica with the words “Supposed to fall in Love” in red above them.

By Meghan Cook

Even if you weren’t tuned in way back in 1994, these days, it’s highly possible you’ve seen at least one episode of “Friends.” The series — which recently had an unscripted reunion special — is still watched (or binged) and loved around the world. But even the most passionate “Friends” fans might not know all of the show’s behind-the-scenes secrets.

For instance, did you know that Ross was created with David Schwimmer…


Home-decor pros revealed the ways you should take advantage of extra room in your home, like bookshelves, plus the options to avoid, like fake plants.

A modern living room with a black and white color scheme.

By Alyssa Towns Swantkoski

Whether you rent an apartment or own a home, it’s essential to consider how your design choices allow you to make the most efficient use of your space.

So Insider asked interior designers for their take on the best and worst ways to take advantage of extra space in your home.

Declutter your closet by efficiently storing clothes you don’t need

Mark Cutler, an interior designer at Cutler Schulze, told Insider that he recommends separately storing clothing you don’t regularly wear


Bipolar disorder affects about 4% of the US population and causes symptoms like depression, fatigue, impulsivity, and periods of high energy.

A woman sitting down and looking glum.

By Nina Bahadur

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that is characterized by bouts of mania and depression. Mania is characterized by feelings of euphoria, irritability, or energy while symptoms of depression include feeling sad, low, or worthless.

Previously known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is estimated to affect 4.4% of the US population. Here’s how you can tell if you or someone you love might have bipolar disorder, and what you can do to treat it.

What is bipolar disorder?

“Bipolar…


Journalist Gwen Ifill first coined “Missing White Woman’s Syndrome,” and experts say it’s real. Why missing women don’t get equal media coverage.

A graphic featuring colorful silhouette cutouts shaped like women.

By Taylor Ardrey

Advocates have been calling out the racial disparities in media coverage and how missing women of color are “not centered” or receive the same national spotlight as their counterparts.

Earlier this week, MSNBC anchor Joy Reid anchor spoke about how the coverage of 22-year-old Gabby Petito’s case underscores the lack of attention missing people of color receives — describing the strong interest as “missing white woman syndrome.”

The phrase was “ coined by the late…


TikTok users said they found dead worms in their poop after using a digestive supplement called ParaGuard to flush out their system.

A person sitting on a toilet.

By Canela López

TikTok users are using herbal supplements, like ParaGuard, to de-worm themselves.

ParaGuard is an herbal supplement that contains wormwood, pumpkin seed, and garlic bulb and is intended to help with digestion, according to the Zahler product website.

Some people, who say they used the supplement to de-worm their guts, say they found worm carcasses in their poop and felt less groggy after taking it.

TikTok user @pengken007 told her followers to her knowledge she had…


Suicide and overdose deaths are the top cause of death in the first year postpartum in some states, but they aren’t being consistently tracked.

Ariane Audet playing with her two kids outside.

By Anna Medaris Miller

Editor’s note: This article mentions suicide and suicidal ideation

Ariane Audet was folding laundry in her living room when she heard her husband and her 4-month-old laughing upstairs. Suddenly, she felt at peace.

“It came to me very loud and clear: ‘You see? They’re happy, and they’re much happier when you’re not around,’” the 35-year-old Canadian American writer and photographer who lives near Washington, DC, remembers the voice in her head saying…


From scavenger hunts and outdoor movies to riding the Skyliner and visiting Disney Springs, there are plenty of free things to do at the Orlando park.

The Skyliner cable cars at Disney World.

By Tarah Chieffi

It’s no secret that Disney vacations come with a major price tag based on the ticket costs alone. When you’re visiting, take advantage of the free activities and events at the resorts and parks.

From fireworks and scavenger hunts to learning how to draw, there are plenty of free activities to add to your itinerary at the Orland park.

There are secret scavenger hunts in the theme parks and resorts.

Many of Disney’s resort hotels have free scavenger hunts that change throughout…

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