What’s in Your Mental Junk Drawer?


Kate Bartolotta wonders if it’s time for you to clean out the mental clutter in your life.

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7 Reasons We Fall for Sociopaths

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Theresa Byrne offers seven situations in which we might fall for a sociopath.

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The Best and Worst of F Words


Michele Truhlik challenges our notions of beauty and says that being called FAT f*cks with men as much as it does women.

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A Smashing Lifestyle Overhaul. (Part 3)


Tweet August 4, 2012 was a memorably hot and humid day in New England. — Before embarking on the 90-minute long drive from my house in Connecticut to Easthampton, Massachusetts to watch the Connecticut Death Quads (CTDQ) take on the Pioneer Valley Dirty Dozen (PVRD), I spent the afternoon in my comfortably air-conditioned living room […]

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Now you see me, now you don’t: the Chameleon Nature of Sociopaths


Theresa Byrne speaks from personal experience as she maps out some of the most destructive, telling signs of sociopaths.

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This Video Isn’t Sexy, Funny, or Cute. Watch Anyway.

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Heather Gray follows up last month’s piece on male breast cancer with facts, figures, and a potentially life-saving video.

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The Taoist Weather Report: Is The Climb Worth It?


On the cost of climbing too high or too quickly on the social ladder. Be mindful.

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The Taoist Weather Report: The Pendulum of Life


Tired of all the days of gray? Remember that they are merely part of a pendulum. And that you need them as much as any of the other colors.

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Pill-Popping Nation: Half of U.S. Adults to Be Eligible for Statins

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Nearly 13m more adults in the US will be eligible for statins after new guidelines widened the criteria for use of the drugs to treat high cholesterol and prevent heart attacks and strokes; but experts question at what risk.

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The Lonely Sex: Why Men Die Sooner and Live Sicker

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Jed Diamond, PhD examines what is making men so sick, and how we can live longer and better.

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The Shame of Fat-Shaming


Dr. Sayantani DasGupta looks at the ways in which fat or obese patients are disregarded or even abused by the medical industry.

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Do You Need a Refresher Course on Safer Sex?

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It’s 2014, but new reports show condom use has stalled among singles and STIs are on the rise.

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I am a Male Breast Cancer Survivor


Bret Miller cautions us all. Breast cancer is not prejudiced. It chooses whoever it wants to.

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6 Things a CrossFitter Won’t Tell You (but maybe they should)


Alan Bishop gets brutally honest about some CrossFit secrets he wishes some were let in on.

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A Smashing Lifestyle Overhaul. (Part 2)


The ambulance. I can’t believe I almost forgot to mention the ambulance in Part 1.

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The Art of Doing Nothing

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When was the last time you went through the entire weekend without checking email?

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