Mental Health

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6 Ways to Detox That Don’t Involve Going on a Juice Cleanse

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good green juice. But juice alone for days on end? No, thank you. But ’tis the season for lifestyle […]

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The 19-Year-Old CHOP Patient-Turned-Playwright Whose Poetry Will Make You Cry 

Elizabeth Kennedy, 19, is a poet and playwright who occasionally rocks purple hair. “I dyed it purple after I had pneumonia,” she says. “I was […]


Mythbuster: Suicide Is Not More Common During the Holidays

The Annenberg Public Policy Center at Penn has some good news for people who appreciate accuracy in media: Last year, for the first time in […]

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The Checkup: Why You Should Stop Trying So Hard to Be Happy

• It seems, in this day and age, we are all obsessed with the idea of achieving — and flaunting on social media, of course […]

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The Easy Trick to Calm a Crying Baby (and Save Your Sanity)

Parents of newborns have it hard enough: There’s the whole not getting any sleep thing, then there’s the fact that they are now responsible for the […]

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How I Loved/Hated Floating in a Dark Pod Filled With Salt Water

I am not the kind of person who likes to get wet. I’ve said it before: Water sports are not my thing; I hate showering […]

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The Checkup: Why You Cry When You’re Happy, Explained (Finally!) 

• A few years ago, my best friend got married in her parents’ living room and I videotaped the entire thing. But it wasn’t really […]

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How to Make Friends As an Adult (Without Feeling Like a Weirdo)

A friend and I regularly play a game, where I read a Tinder profile aloud and she has to decide whether to swipe right or left […]

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The Serious Dangers of Being Rude

I watch a lot of Grey’s Anatomy. Honestly, it’s embarrassing. So when I read the piece “Rudeness in Medical Settings Could Kill Patients” on Science […]


Lawsuit: PA Denying Timely Treatment and Trial for Mentally Ill Defendants

In July of 2014, a homeless, schizophrenic man smuggled three Peppermint Patty candies from a Philadelphia-area dollar store. Criminally charged with retail theft and deemed […]

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How to Not Lose Your Mind When You’re Stuck in Shore Traffic This Weekend

In our area, beach-bound Labor Day weekend traffic is, well, a given. It’s as inevitable as the sun burn you’ll get when you forget to […]


Burnout at Work? Follow These 5 Tips

It’s the middle of August. The sun is shining, kids are out of school and it’s scorching hot outside — but you’re likely to still […]

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Why Do So Many of Us Think of Exercise As a Luxury Rather Than a Necessity?

Confession: The number of times I’ve toted my yoga mat to the office only to end up skipping my  yoga class and staying late at […]

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The Checkup: Why Tons of Women Are Going Commando During Workouts

• Before today, I had no idea that working out sans underwear was actually a popular practice. And why would I? No one ever talks about it. […]


New York Times on Penn’s Problems With Suicide and Perfectionism

Today’s New York Times has an article on campus suicide that features the story of Kathryn DeWitt, a student at the University of Pennsylvania. Like […]