"I used to make fun of the Boomers..."
People Are Sharing The Most Profound Change They Made That Drastically Improved Their Mental State, And This Is Important
"It was perfect, and I was able to recharge and relax. Turns out I didn't really hate them — I was just exhausted and overstimulated."
People Are Sharing Specific Things We Often Pretend No One Does (But Truthfully, We Know We All Do Them)
It's time to admit we're all guilty of these...
"That Pretty Much Did It For Me": People Are Sharing The Final Straw That Caused Them To End A Friendship
"They would just immediately launch into their problems. It's all we ever talked about and it was toxic so I ended it."
People Around The World Are Sharing Their Uncommon Advice For How They Improved Their Sleep, And I Plan On Using Every Single One
"I was on medication for a while to help with my sleep, and it never worked nearly as well as this did!"
People On TikTok Are Saying Drinking Coffee On An Empty Stomach Causes All Sorts Of Health Issues, So We Spoke To An Expert To Get The Truth
People on TikTok have claimed that drinking coffee on an empty stomach is causing painful periods, acne, hair loss, and exhaustion. So we spoke to a doctor who rebuffed many of these claims.
"It's Subtle But Basically Everywhere": People Are Sharing Common Examples Of "Toxic Femininity" In Everyday Life
"I had a C-section with one child and a natural birth with the other. I breastfed one and bottle-fed the other. If I asked someone to point out the ‘natural’ born, breastfed child, they would have to make a guess because there is nothing to differentiate them."
"Getting my gardening on without feeling like an old lady."
After Being Turned Away From A Club Because Of Their Size, These Women Are Calling For A Change In Nightclub Policies
Curve models Ella Halikas and Alexa McCoy were entering a club with about 12 other women when only they were stopped by the bouncer, who looked them up and down, closed off the rope, and denied them entry. "This type of discrimination is so damaging to people's self worth and confidence," Ella told BuzzFeed.
16 Hilarious Therapist Tweets That'll Make Any Therapist Have To Hide Their Laughter Behind Their Notepad
*prays for a gossip day and not a trauma day*
People From Older Generations Are Sharing What They Love About Younger Generations, And It's Really Cool
"I grew up with an overwhelming pressure to be just like everyone else, and I'm sure that younger people have faced the same pressure, but they stand up to it SO WELL."
"He Married The Most Beautiful Woman Of Our School": Former Classmates Of The Class Clown Are Sharing What Happened To The Funny Person On Campus
"When I looked him up, I learned that he never left town. I'm pretty sure he's a Trump supporter now. He's the opposite of everything he was in high school."
22 Hot Takes From Therapists That People Still Remember Years Later That Changed Their Outlook On Life
"Realizing that has been a huge part of processing those feelings and healing from my childhood trauma."
"Your Triggers Are Your Responsibility," And 16 Other Pieces Of Advice From Therapists That Are Hard To Hear
"You're keeping the peace around you, but what about the peace within you?"
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Women In Their 30s Are Sharing Life Lessons They Wish They'd Learned Earlier, And I Didn't Expect Them To Be So Real
"Sometimes being alone is better than being in the wrong company."
Women Are Sharing Disappointing Things That Women Sometimes Do To Each Other, And It's Thought-Provoking
"This one girl kept touching my partner, telling him how he must work out a lot, and how strong he looked. I think she mostly did it to get a rise out of me."
People Over 30 Are Sharing The Things They No Longer Like To Do, And I Agree With Some Of These In My 20s
"I used to LOVE doing projects like painting, gardening, household repair, etc. But at almost 43, I have less energy, more joint issues, and less flexibility and balance. I still do projects, but with not nearly the enthusiasm and energy as before."
"I watched a video where a mother was teaching her Black son to never walk around in a hoodie up, and not keep their hands in their pockets. It made me realize how privileged I am in my circumstances."
"My Therapist Told Me This 10 Years Ago, But I Still Think About It All The Time": People Are Sharing The Most Impactful Lesson They've Ever Learned Through Therapy
"My therapist told me this 10 years ago, and I still think about it all the time."
"Clots During Your Period Are Not Normal": This Nurse Practitioner's TikTok Is Going Viral, But There's More To It Than You Think
"Many women have been dismissed with their symptoms of concern, even after seeing multiple providers, and I want to empower them to take back control of their healthcare."
"Drink One Cup And You'll Be Out": The Internet Is Swearing By This Hack To Fall Asleep Faster, So I Got An Expert's Opinion
"Since the day I tried it, I haven’t gone without it!"
19 Genuinely Worthwhile "Life Hacks" That've Actually Made A Major Difference In The Lives Of People Who Tried Them
"I started doing it as a kid in high school, and now, I'm retired. I still do it every day for my piece of mind."
"What An Odd Thing To Say": This 33-Year-Old Collects "Boundary Phrases," And I'm Studying Them All In Preparation For My Next Awkward Moment
"I'm a boundary coach and I collect 'boundary phrases.'"
This Woman Is Encouraging People To Stop Comparing Themselves To Others Online Through Her Viral Posed Versus Unposed Photo Series
After scrolling through her series, Bree says, "I hope [people will] let go of the unrealistic and unhealthy expectations that most of us have for ourselves that have been influenced by beauty standards in magazines, TV, social media, etc."
Therapists Who Go To Therapy Are Sharing The Best Advice They Ever Received During Their Own Sessions, And These Are Profound
"We’re so often told that we have to let it all out, or work through all of our problems to be 'healed.' Sometimes, that’s impractical for so many reasons."
It's scientifically proven that doing these things will just make your day so much better.
This Example Of How To Use Pepper Spray Needs To Be Shared Because It Is Truly Helpful And Informative
If you've been carrying pepper spray around for years but don't really know how to use it in case of an emergency, this is for you.
People Are Revealing The Reasons Why They "Broke Up" With Their Therapist, And Some Are Genuinely Shocking
"In reality, I was way too shocked and polite to mention how inappropriate her response was."
"These Are Red Flags": People Are Sharing "Dead Giveaways" That Someone Isn't Actually A Good Person
"People who judge others for the minor flaws in their character. Some people have low self-esteem, some people have ADHD, and some people are trying to unlearn toxic traits that they were brought up with. Nobody is perfect."
Everything You Need To Know About Dishwashers, From Removing Pesky Hard-Water Stains To Cleaning Them Correctly And More
Today I learned that rinsing your dishes before placing them in the dishwasher is actually really terrible for your machine. Here are other facts an expert says we need to know.
"I would find no joy in raising a child, but I am finding joy by living the life I want without kids."
Each year, people throw away hundreds of millions of synthetic shoes that end up in landfills. So, I tried plant-based, eco-friendly shoes made with naturally recycled materials to see what I thought.
From trying to stay out of trouble to making all of it, the experiences were as varied as the families these kids belonged to.
I Tried Switching From Tampons And Pads To A Menstrual Cup To Save Money And Be More Sustainable; Here’s My Review
Even though I knew menstrual cups would save me money and be more eco-friendly in the long run, the idea of using one had always intimidated me.
"We Were Both So Embarrassed": 17 Hilarious Stories Of People Going To The Emergency Room For Very Unexpected Reasons
"Explaining my situation to the plethora of intake nurses was mortifying, and by the time the doctor saw me, I was convinced I was actually dying of embarrassment."
"It Was One Of The Most 'WTF' Moments In My Career So Far": Doctors Are Revealing Times A Patient Said, "Oh, I Forgot To Mention, But..." And It Completely Changed Things
"Because they caught it early, very little damage had been done and she’s doing really well."
100 Days Post-Roe: This FemTech Lawyer Broke Down Everything You Need To Know About Data Privacy And Period Tracking Apps To Protect Yourself Online
There’s a lot of information swirling around about data privacy and period tracking apps. So what does it all mean? We spoke to a lawyer to get to the bottom of the issue and break down what exactly you need to know.
"Making sure our kids are always clean, have nice clothes, and neat hair. Obviously, parents of all ethnicities want their children to look presentable, but it’s something we consciously think about because we don’t want anyone thinking of our kids as 'dirty Mexicans.'"
"I Missed It": Doctors (And Patients) Are Sharing Times When A Patient Said Something Was Wrong, And Later Turned Out To Be Right
"It taught me a valuable lesson I have never forgotten."
"My sister told me gum wrappers would dissolve in your mouth and were meant to be chewed along with the gum."
I'm Basically Never NOT Tired, So I Tried The Popular "7 Kinds Of Rest" Strategy That Promises Better Sleep
As someone who says "I'm sooo tired" at least once a day, I figured I would be the perfect candidate.
People Are Sharing Things That Are Seen As Signs Of Maturity But Really Shouldn't Be, And It's Thought Provoking
"I always thought there would be a point in my life where I wouldn't be interested in things like video games or Transformers. I looked at my dad, and felt one day I'd just be 'mature' enough to put it all away. That day has not yet come. I'm 50."
"It Was Like Everything Clicked": People Are Sharing How They Got Themselves Out Of A Dark Time, And It's Eye-Opening
"It felt like a breath of fresh air. It kind of showed me that the future holds a ton of potential."
"I don’t want an exclusive chance to gain you as a mentor — I sat next to you in pre-algebra and know that the concept of math escapes you."
Peeing On Toilet Seats, Writing Love Letters To Convicted Murderers, And 21 Other Things Women Wish Other Women Would Stop Doing Immediately
"Targeting married men exclusively. This is just a small percentage of women, but I mean...why? Cheating husbands are trash, no exceptions. But for some women to not take no as an answer from a happily married man is just sickening."
People Who Have Anxiety Are Sharing Their Best Coping Strategies, And As A Fellow Anxious Person, I Appreciate These Suggestions
"I try to be mindful of what that feeling is, where it is, and just be curious about it. Then, I try to welcome the feeling of anxiety. I often say something like, 'Oh hey, it’s you again. You can stay as long as you need. It’s safe here!'"
People Are Sharing The Most Impactful Thing Their Therapist Ever Told Them, And I'm Writing Each And Every One Of These Down
"My therapist told me that if there is one thing I have an absolute right to in this world, it’s to live as my true and authentic self. After she said that, it clicked. Life is too short to not be living as exactly who I am at that moment, good or bad."
People Who Went To Strict, Religious Colleges Are Revealing What It Was Really Like, And I'm Speechless At Some Of These Stories
"I attended a Catholic University in New York City. There was such a huge divide between the students and the theology faculty. At our commencement, the guest speaker blamed homelessness on women divorcing their husbands. That did not get a warm response from the graduating class."
"Wash behind your ears. It’s not an old wive's tale that grandmas scold kids with. There are lots of oil producing sebaceous glands there. You can get a nasty smell and you can even get flaky skin or 'cheese' build-up behind there."
People In Emotionally-Taxing Jobs Are Describing Their Best, Most Impactful Day — And I Think I Just Experienced Every Human Emotion Possible
"That day gave me hope and helped me not give up my career."
“You’re Not As Indispensable As You Think You Are”: Adults Are Sharing Their Burn Out Survival Tips And Most Of These You Can Adopt Today
"My survival tip? TIMERS. Do something fun for an hour. Then do something productive for an hour. Game changer."
People Are Sharing The Advice Their Parents Gave Them When They Were Younger That They Ended Up Being Right About
"When I was a kid I didn't know what they were talking about. Now that I'm an adult I see that it's true."
People Are Sharing When They Knew They Needed To Leave Their Therapist, And It's Actually Really Enlightening
"She needed therapy more than I did."
People Are Revealing "Childish" Behaviors They Never Outgrew, And TBH It Sounds Like It Made Their Lives Better
"Sometimes, you just need a break from adulthood."
After A Cancer Diagnosis In Her Mid-20s, This Woman Turned Several Years' Worth Of Medical Bills Into Art
"Collecting the paper was an extension of my attempt to understand what was happening to me."
"I took a pretty good tumble in gym, and then my teacher made me walk/hobble up a flight of stairs alone. I asked for someone to help me, but she wouldn’t let anyone. It turned out that I had completely fractured one of the bones in my foot."
"Don’t Let Someone Tell You It's Normal": Doctors, Dentists, Surgeons, And Other Medical Pros Are Sharing Important Tips We Should All Know
"If a dentist tells you this, ask them to show you and explain their findings on the x-rays. Better yet, get a second opinion and have the office send your x-rays to the other office."
"Remember That You Can Only Control Two Things...": 18 Pieces Of Life Advice From People In Their 30s That Everyone Should Pay Attention To
"People are temporary. You'll be shocked at how many of them just come and go. It doesn't matter how much you try to work for that connection. Once you have nothing left to give (or they've taken all that they can), they will move on. This applies to both romantic partners and friends."
Doctors Are Revealing Times When A Patient Said, "I Don't Think This Is Important, But...," And, In Fact, It Was *Really* Important
"I see plenty of people presenting with understated symptoms that turn out to be advanced diseases — but that one left a mark on my soul."
Nearly 3 Million People Watched This Woman's Video Explaining Why Traditional Bike Seats Don't Work For People With Vaginas, And It's Need-To-Know Information
"If something feels so uncomfortable and you feel like you're not tough enough for it, it's probably because the thing isn't built or designed with you in mind, and that's not okay."
"You're Using The Bathroom Every 20 Minutes And It Hurts So Bad": This Woman Went Viral For Her Yearlong Experience Chasing Down An Accurate Diagnosis For What Her Doctor First Mislabeled As A UTI
It's estimated that this condition affects between 3 million and 8 million women — but it is commonly misdiagnosed, downplayed, or mistaken for other conditions.
"It's So Freeing": People Over 30 Are Sharing The Unexpected Perks Of Getting Older, And It's Honestly So Reassuring
"Am I wrinklier and saggier and grayer? Yup. Am I hotter? HELL YES."
Former Sorority Sisters And Fraternity Brothers Are Getting Very Candid About Their Experiences With Greek Life In College
"I heard this from friends in other sororities as well, so I know it wasn’t just mine."
People Are Sharing Subtle Red Flags That Are Actually A Cry For Help, And It's Important And Eye-Opening
Anger is an emotion we don't often interpret as a cry for help.
Gen Z Readers Shared What They Wish Older Generations Understood About Being A Young Person In 2022, And Everyone Should Listen To What They Have To Say
"It's not that we're dramatic or looking for attention — we are genuinely horrified at the state of the world, all while being told that we have it easier than anyone has ever had."
It's a hot one.
ADHDers, you can thank me later (if you remember).
“When I Get Up From My Wheelchair, People Get Angry": This Disabled Person Is Going Viral For Revealing How Often She Considers "Faking Being Abled" To Avoid Being Harassed By Others
"A stranger once told me, 'You know, if you lost some weight, you probably wouldn’t need that wheelchair.'"
"Even though I don’t have any religion, religion still controls parts of my life."
*adds "Fried Chicken" to puppy name list*
People Who Got Diagnosed With ADHD, Autism, Or OCD As An Adult Are Sharing What Made Them Seek Out A Diagnosis
"I got diagnosed at 33 and everything made so much sense."