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There has been a 325-percent increase in the number of cosmetic procedures performed on men since 1997, according to the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank. In 2015 alone, 1.2 million ...

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgeries for Men

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Our skin is our bodies’ largest organ,5 so it’s a good idea to give it some extra attention every once in a while. But with all sorts of facials, peels and scrubs, what is the best option to ...

What Is Microdermabrasion?

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Some time in eighth grade, my sister and I decided we would get matching heart tattoos on the left corner of our left wrists. I’m not sure when we decided this; there was never a definitive ...

How to Care for Your New Tattoo

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Uncovered sneezes and coughs. Kids sharing toys. People going to work with colds. Flu season is right around the corner. With the looming threat of getting sick all around us, it is ...

Fact vs. Fiction: Flu Season Myths Debunked

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Americans view obesity as the top health concern for the nation, according to a survey of 1,509 adults conducted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and NORC at the ...

Obesity Is Top Health Concern for Americans, Study Shows

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Winter is coming, and no, I am not talking about Game of Thrones. For some of us, this means we’re on the downhill side of the semester. Midterms are ending, and finals are in the near future. It ...

Why You Should Listen to Your Body

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Adele graces the latest December cover of Vanity Fair. In the article, she discussed touring life and dealing with fame and success, and was complimented by the likes of Beyoncé and Bette ...

Even Adele Had to Deal With Postpartum Depression

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October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Why should that matter to you? Somebody dies by taking their own life every 40 seconds, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Approximately ...

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Congrats fellow women! We have all but closed the gender drinking gap.1 It looks like all those wine nights watching "The Bachelor" were contributing to the greater good. It's true that this isn’t ...

The Gender Drinking Gap Is Closing

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A rise in the number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis was revealed recently by the CDC's national surveillance data which was gathered for 2015.Compared to 2014, there was an increase ...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are at an All-time High

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Good news! Financial Finesse released their annual report on the gender gap in financial wellness, saying that the gap has seen 37 percent improvement over the last four years (page 1). That means ...

Gender Gap Update: Things are moving forward (sort of)

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We’ve come a long way in dealing with mental health since the days of lobotomies and electric shock.Mental health is regularly discussed in health classes, and researchers have a better ...

10 Tweets that Show What it Means to Have Depression

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In September, the American Psychological Association reported that talk of the current election has negatively affected one in four employees in the area of work productivity, ...

Election Stress Is a Real Thing

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EmpowHER and SmileDirectClub teamed up to put you to the test on some of the most famous celebrity smiles. How many grins can you recognize? You don’t have to be a celebrity to have a ...

Quiz: Do You Know Your Celebrity Smiles?

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Social media has done wonders for me in helping me to understand that I shouldn’t have to deal with the microaggressions that arise for someone who identifies as female. It has also made clear the ...

6 Toxic Traditions I've Had to Unlearn as a Girl

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I have had the ultimate roommate experience. I mean, I shared a womb with someone! In other words, I am a twin. How could anything else compare? We have shared a bedroom our entire 21 years. We’ve ...

How to Handle Bad Roommate Situations

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Getting your period is generally a good sign, but man does it suck. The way our bodies react to the uterine wall shedding varies, but it’s pretty universal that it is not a fun experience. Some ...

What It's Like to Be Homeless and on Your Period

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October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Why should that matter to you? Somebody dies by taking their own life every 40 seconds, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Approximately ...

Mental Health Is Just as Important as Physical Health: Here's Why

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The use of hormonal contraception was linked to the use of antidepressants and a first diagnosis of depression, according to a study published by JAMA Psychiatry at the end of September, 2016. ...

Study Reveals Connection Between Birth Control and Depression

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September is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop wearing gold for childhood cancer awareness. We can support pediatric cancer year-round, and for good reason. Pediatric ...

A Mother Shares Her Family's Story for Childhood Cancer Awareness

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It’s important to look beyond the nutrition labels on the food we eat. Fortunately, we have Chain Reaction II to help us out. This month they released their second annual report which looks at ...

What Are America's Restaurants Putting in Their Meat?

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September 27 is National Voter Registration Day! So grab your laptop, Google “voter registration (your state)” and type in your information. It’s that easy. It takes no more time, or effort, to ...

Happy National Voter Registration Day! Here's What You Need to Know.

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The United States, according to the WORLD Policy Analysis Center, is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not guarantee paid maternity leave. Just last week, Republican ...

Where in the World Is the US Headed With Maternity Leave?

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After seeing movies like The Call and Taken, it is hard not to feel paranoid when walking alone to your car or exploring an unfamiliar city with your best friend. We can’t all be saved by Halle ...

3 Top Safety Apps You Need To Try

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 Positive Thinking Day is on Sept. 13, but it should be celebrated everyday. While it is difficult to constantly be optimistic when life is throwing you curve balls, thinking ...

The Health Benefits of Positive Thinking

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Good news for those of us that take birth control! Annals of Oncology recently published a study linking the decline in ovarian cancer mortality rates to the use of oral contraceptives. In the ...

Oral Contraceptives Linked to Decline in Ovarian Cancer Mortality Rates

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Unfortunately for us, the Rio 2016 Olympics ended last month. But don’t worry. With a pool and swimsuit, we can pretend we’re Katie Ledecky crushing her competitors in the 800m freestyle. No, ...

Be Like Katie Ledecky: Why Swimming is the Best Way to Work Out

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Football season is just around the corner, and for some of us it begins this weekend. There’s nothing like game day for college students — ritual chants, getting decked out in school colors, ...

How to Survive Game Day

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September is here, meaning summer is coming to close. Don’t start tearing up yet, though! Monday is Labor Day, otherwise known as a day off of work to barbecue with some friends, go for a swim in ...

6 Recipes to for a Healthy Labor Day Barbecue

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Come my second year living in the dorms, I refused to eat at the dining hall. Tasteless rice? No thanks. Questionable tilapia? I don’t think so. I could not and would not put bland food with low ...

5 Microwave Meals to Make When You're Over the Dining Hall