As told to Amelia Harnish I never imagined I’d be a person who left college the same day I arrived. For me, venturing off to school had high stakes. ...
No one goes through life trying to be a horrible person. But sometimes, it's a challenge to go that extra mile (or even just a few steps) out of your way...
Living with anxiety can feel like a constant battle. You have to stay alert to catch anxiety creeping up on you, and it can turn into an all-day fight to ...
We explore the unconscious messages a voice can give off and why snap judgments can be harmful, even if they're innocent
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(Paid Content) Moods are fickle things. You can be going about your day in a happy, productive, and calm manner, and boom — everything changes. And ...
This story was originally published on May 19, 2016. A few years ago, I called my dad for one of our weekly chats — but he wasn’t happy to hear from me...
(Paid Content) Taking short breaks during the workday can bring your sanity back to earth. Of course, they have a calming effect, but did you know breaks ...
As much as it sucks, anxiety doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Without a little bit of it, you wouldn’t make sure to show up on time to that job interview or...
This story was originally published on May 19, 2016. I am six years old, in the first grade girls’ bathroom with my friend. We are washing our hands. ...
This story was originally published on Jul. 19, 2016. Several months ago, a woman I’m very close to checked herself into a hospital because she’d been ...
This article was originally published on May 27, 2015. Now that pot legislation is making its way across the country, it's time for a refresher on the ...
Depression is one of the most common mental-health issues in the United States, and it affects roughly twice as many women as men. Yet new research ...
(Paid Content) Here’s one thing everyone can agree on: Stress sucks. We all experience bouts of it from time to time, and managing stress (or at least ...
On social media, it's easy to catch all sorts of digital diseases, such as FOMO, internet addiction, and anxiety. Facebook and Instagram-wary researchers...
As a culture, we have a slight tendency to exaggerate. We don’t just love PSLs — we’re obsessed. We aren’t just neat and tidy — we Kondo. Another term we ...
Prince William recalls his mother's death as he consoles a grieving family
We live in a world of dichotomies. Good or evil, pink or blue, clean or dirty. Then there is man or woman — what if you don't identify as either
This week, Refinery29 is exploring mental health topics as part of our partnership with Clinton Global Initiative University. About two years ago, my ...
Kate Middleton has put her support behind another new program aimed at children and families and has again focused on conversations surrounding mental ...
Although current therapy and psychiatric medications can help many people struggling with mental illness, they don't work for everyone. For people ...
Allison Schmitt may have just won her eighth Olympic medal, but the elite swimmer can recall a time when victory seemed impossible. In an interview on ...
Refinery29 is pleased to partner with Safe Horizon to to bring our readers real stories from domestic violence survivors and anti-domestic-violence ...
It's never comforting to hear a story about a drunken night out that you don't remember. Not only is it super freaky to feel like you have a doppelgänger...
When Winona Ryder burst into the spotlight in the 1980s, mental health was still a taboo topic. After all, opening up about mental illness is difficult ...
I remember being 8 or 9 years old and running around the house without a shirt on when a family friend playfully suggested that I needed a bra. I've always...
This article was originally published on June 17, 2015. For some, cat videos are simply a workday time-killer. For others, they are a movement. No ...
Ever been reading during a road trip and suddenly felt nauseous? There's a weird reason for that and it has everything to do with our brains. ...
Even when people hold nothing against those with disabilities, they can often unintentionally speak to them in a condescending or alienating way. BBC Three...
Pokémon Go has done some good for the world. It's getting people moving, helping restaurants say in business, and even helping people get dates. This could...