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    Misconceptions People Still Have About HIV/AIDS Today

    Misconceptions People Still Have About HIV/AIDS Today

    It’s been 35 years since the first outbreak of HIV/AIDS was reported in the United States. Back in 1981, five young, gay men from Los Angeles suffered from a rare form of pneumonia known as PCP. Later, it would be discovered that this was first-recorded start of the AIDS epidemic. In that first year alone, there were […]
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    No Matter How You Smoke It, Tobacco Will Still Wreak Havoc On Your Health

    No Matter How You Smoke It, Tobacco Will Still Wreak Havoc On Your Health

    I remember the first time I smoked a cigarette. It was brutally cold, a below-freezing winter in Minnesota, and I had just turned 18. Before this, I had never drank or smoked. But, smoking had just became legal for me, so why not try it? My friends and I, all equally as innocent, snuck out […]
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    Here’s How You Can Still Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers Into Dinner Tonight

    Here’s How You Can Still Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers Into Dinner Tonight

    Arguably, the best part of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Most of us could do without the lengthy process of carving the turkey, trying to carry on small talk with family members we haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving and trying to explain our weird jobs in media to our grandmothers. Giphy I mean, what’s better than […]
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    These Are All The Ways Men And Women Orgasm Differently

    These Are All The Ways Men And Women Orgasm Differently

    There are a lot of myths surrounding female and male orgasms. One of the most common myths is that men and women have two totally different experiences when they climax. But in fact, it’s just the opposite. In terms of the actual orgasm, what men and women experience is very similar. Although multiple studies have been […]
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    Why Being ‘The Weird One’ Will Always Make You More Attractive

    Why Being ‘The Weird One’ Will Always Make You More Attractive

    I’ve always been weird. Before I entered kindergarten, my dad gave me some good advice that I still follow today. In an attempt to prepare me for potential bullies, he told me to say “thank you” if someone called me “weird.” He told me to take “weird” as a compliment. He was prophetic in his advice. […]
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    Thank You, Hillary Clinton: Women Share What Her Historic Run Meant To Them

    Thank You, Hillary Clinton: Women Share What Her Historic Run Meant To Them

    After a rough election result for Hillary Clinton supporters, many are feeling lost. Several political analysts and reliable polls that correctly predicted the president in the past got it wrong. Guam, whose votes don’t count toward the presidential tally, but whose voters have predicted the presidency since 1984, got it wrong. Even the Scotland’s psychic goat […]
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    People Who Doodle Pay Better Attention, Even If You Think They’re Spacing Out

    People Who Doodle Pay Better Attention, Even If You Think They’re Spacing Out

    I’m a constant doodler. It doesn’t matter if I’m in meetings at work, on the train or even in a one-on-one conversation. If there’s a surface and something to draw with, I’m probably doodling. My old notebooks and diaries are filled with my doodles. Most of them aren’t even drawings of anything; they’re just squiggly […]
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    This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Become A Vegan

    This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Become A Vegan

    I’ll be the first one to admit I could never go vegan. I mean, I just ate a marinated pork shoulder last weekend that made me feel like I was a queen at a medieval feast. But, I totally admire those who can commit to eating clean. The health, environmental and ethical reasons many people […]
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    Little Things You Can Do Every Day To Lower Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

    Little Things You Can Do Every Day To Lower Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

    About 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2016, it is estimated that 246,660 women and 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. While mortality rates have been going down since 1989, breast cancer is still extremely common in women. And about 40,450 women are […]
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    People Guess Each Other’s Political Parties Based On Nothing But Appearances

    People Guess Each Other’s Political Parties Based On Nothing But Appearances

    I think most of us would assume we could look at a person and guess their political party of choice. As the drama surrounding the presidential election continues to build, I’ve been more curious than ever to figure out which way people are leaning. And I’m not above using someone’s appearance to judge which party he or she associates […]
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    Why Your Ability To Be Present Will Always Affect Your Happiness

    Why Your Ability To Be Present Will Always Affect Your Happiness

    For me, living in the moment in today’s world is extremely difficult. I miss the days when I would play alone for hours while my older sisters watched “MTV Spring Break,” fawning over “TRL” VJ Tyrese. I miss the days when I’d pretend my playset was a ship and the grass was the ocean full of […]
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    What Having Your Period Was Like Over The Past 100 Years

    What Having Your Period Was Like Over The Past 100 Years

    What I remember most about the first year I started my period was the shame. I was teased by other girls for wearing pads instead of tampons, and, once I switched over to tampons, I was teased by my male classmates for carrying them in my backpack. Instead of celebrating the fact that I could […]