30 Things About Mental Health Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

Ask Reddit wants to clear up a few things about mental health. 1. That depression only makes you sad. There is a myriad of other feelings...

33 Warning Signs That You’re Going To Experience Burnout Soon

You’re not alone if you’re experiencing burnout. These people from Ask Reddit are, too. 1. Everything irritates you, stresses you out. You tend to procrastinate at the...

The 9 Aura Colors and Their Meanings (+ What They Say About a Person’s...

Auras are an invisible field of energy surrounding a person. They extend anywhere from five to seven feet from the physical body. A person’s aura color...

Energy Healing: How Chakras, Acupuncture, and Crystals Effect Energy [2020]

Rei means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power.” Ki means “life force energy.” When those two phrases are put together, it results in Reiki, which means,...

5 Little Excuses You Keep Making That Are Destroying Your Mental Health

1. You don’t think your problems are a big deal compared to everyone else’s problems. You feel like you’ don’t have the right to complain about your...

What Namaste Means: The Origin of Namaste and How it’s Used in Yoga

Namaste is a word that most people have heard from their yoga teacher. They might even know the pose associated with the phrase. However, they probably...

How Smudging Works: Smudging Prayers, Burning Sage, Benefits, and Kits

Smudging is a sacred, ancient practice that should be respected. It has roots in Native American tradition. Dried sage, especially white sage, was used by indigenous...

You Can’t Magically Make Yourself Happy

You can’t magically make yourself happy. You can’t flick a switch and watch your sadness drain away. You can’t force yourself to feel okay again when...

15 Most Common Causes of Smelly Urine & What to Do About It [2020]

Smelly urine could be completely harmless — or it could be the symptom of a much more important issue. It’s wise to pay attention to urine...

CBD: What it Does, Types of CBD, Side Effects, and Dosage [2020]

Like marijuana, CBD can treat chronic pain and reduce anxiety. However, even though both products are taken from a cannabis plant, CBD differs from cannabis because...

Witch Hazel: Benefits, Usage, Side Effects, and More

Witch hazel is a popular herbal remedy made from the bark and leaves of a Hamamelis plant. Witch hazel leaves contain tannin, which is a natural...

How to Lower Cortisol: 17 Tips for Anyone Suffering from Stress and Anxiety 

Cortisol is a steroid hormone released by a body’s adrenal glands. It is commonly referred to as a stress hormone. Although cortisol is important for functioning...

10 Herbs for Menstrual Cramps: Periods Aren’t as Painful When Taking These

One of the worst symptoms of PMS is recurring, painful cramps. Menstrual cramping is caused by too many prostaglandins in the bloodstream, which are compounds that...

How to Make Yourself Poop: 14 Ways to Relieve Constipation at Home

Bloating and constipation can be caused by stress, dehydration, and dietary changes. Stomach problems can also be a cause of a bigger issue, like irritable bowel...

Anxiety Can Cause You To Cut Yourself Off From The World

My anxiety convinces me that flirtatious banter is never going to turn into a serious relationship. Someone could be giving me a million signs that they’re...

30 Surprising Benefits Of Wearing A Mask (Aside From Saving Lives)

Ask Reddit proves wearing a mask is good for more than the obvious reason. 1. If I’m listening to music no one can tell if I’m mouthing...

7 Times When Anxiety Will Completely Ruin The Moment

1. After sending a text. Sometimes I’ll be in a good mood, ready to socialize, and will text a friend to check in on them. But...

6 Things That Suck About Doing The Right Thing During A Pandemic (When Everyone...

1. You get punished anyway. It doesn’t matter that you’ve been stuck in your house since the middle of March. It doesn’t matter that you’ve canceled...

My Anxiety Makes It Hard To Plan For The Future

My anxiety makes it hard for me to commit to future plans because my mind changes by the day. Today, I might be super excited about...

When You’ve Been Gaslit, You Stop Trusting Your Own Thoughts, Feelings, And Emotions

When you’ve been gaslit, you can’t trust your own feelings. You can’t believe your own emotions. You start to wonder whether you’re going crazy, whether you’re...

20 Delicious Foods That Are Healthier Than You Realize

These foods mentioned on Ask Reddit are healthier than you realize. 1. Potatoes. Most folks love to fry their potatoes or otherwise eat them with large amounts...

What It’s Like To Be Diagnosed With Cancer In The Time Of COVID-19

You don’t think you will be the one to get cancer. It happens to other people, not to you. If it does happen to you, it’s...

Keeping Busy Keeps Me From Spiraling 

Keeping busy keeps me feeling productive. Even if I’m not in the greatest emotional state, at least, at the end of the week I can look...

I Might Break Down — But I’m Trying My Best

I might break down every once in a while, but that doesn’t mean I’m not trying.  I’m putting in effort every single day. I’m staying hopeful. I’m...

5 Reminders To Read When Your Dark Thoughts Are Starting To Scare You

1. You’re not as fucked up as you feel. Nothing is wrong with you. You’re not broken. You’re not a lost cause. You’re not destined to...

You’re Allowed To Admit You’re Struggling, So Please Don’t Hold Your Sadness Inside

You might feel like you aren’t allowed to admit you’re struggling because you’re the fun friend. You’re the one who makes everyone laugh. You’re the one...

Anxiety Makes You Feel Like An Outsider

Anxiety makes you feel like an outsider. Even when you’re in a large swarm of people, you can feel lonely because you aren’t connecting with them...

Your Mental Health Should Come Before Everything Else — But That Isn’t Always The...

Your mental health should come before your productivity. If you need a day to rest, to reset, to recharge, that is okay. You’re allowed to sit...

Tarot for Coronavirus: Introducing Weekly Collective Energy Readings To Guide You Through the Covid-19...

We are living through extraordinary times. You may be feeling like you could use some advice right now, beyond how to properly sanitize your doorknobs and...

18 People With Coronavirus Describe Their Symptoms + Experiences With The Virus

*** “My uncle (70ish) got diagnosed with it a couple days ago in Washington state. He’s been quarantined but the nurses didnt know proper protocol at the...

Sometimes, Your Anxiety Is Going To Win

Sometimes, you’re not going to be able to roll out of bed. You’re going to stay beneath the covers all morning. You’re going to cancel your...

When You’re Not Okay, Simply Caring Is Too Much Effort 

When you’re not okay, you come across as lazy, but it’s more complicated than that. You aren’t lounging around in bed all day because you’re enjoying...

8 Reminders For The Days When Your Anxiety Really, Really Sucks

1. Your anxiety might be a forever thing, but the way you’re feeling right now is not. Some days, your anxiety is going to feel more...

30 Signs Someone Is Secretly Unhappy (Even Though They Swear Everything Is Fine)

If you know someone who shows these red flags from Ask Reddit, they might be hiding their unhappiness. 1. Short responses. That is always a telltale...

50 Embarrassing Little Things That Worsen My Anxiety (And Make Me Feel Like A...

1. Waiting for an email. 2. Waiting for a text. 3. Getting tagged on social media. 4. Hearing my phone ring. 5. Hearing sirens. 6. Getting invited out with a group of people. 7. Getting my...

9 Things You Need To Know About Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack healthy organs and tissues. Recently, Selena Gomez has been sharing more about her diagnosis of...

This Is Your Choice: How Planned Parenthood Helped Me Take Back Control Over My...

Trigger Warning: The following article discusses sexual assault and may be upsetting to some readers. The day after I went to the hospital to get a rape...

The Truth Behind My HPV Diagnosis And How It Turned My Life Into Unnecessary...

I stared at the doctor unblinkingly. It was a mistake—I had to have heard her wrong. Even as the thought flitted through my mind, I knew...

A Goodbye Letter To My IUD

To my beloved IUD, I’m so sorry I have to say goodbye. I wish you could stay, I really do. I promise it’s not you, it’s me....

Why Taking Control Of My Reproductive Health Makes Me A Happier Woman

As women, we are faced with many choices in regards to our health. At the center of it all is our reproductive health. It is what...

I’m Slowly Learning To Make Peace With My Body

Chances are, you’ve been hard on your body before. Perhaps you’ve had an up and down relationship with your body and food for years. Perhaps you’ve...

Having Anxiety Doesn’t Mean I’m Happier Alone

Having anxiety doesn’t mean it’s impossible for me to have fun, to let loose, to be a good friend. Having anxiety doesn’t mean I want to...

For $600, Teddi Mellencamp Will Teach You How To Starve Yourself

Teddi Mellencamp’s Instagram Teddi Mellencamp is a new addition to the cast of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. For two seasons we’ve watched Mellencamp (yes, of...

I Can’t Escape My Loneliness 

Making the first move hasn’t helped my loneliness. I’ve tried reaching out to people and setting plans, but it’s close to impossible to see anyone when...

6 Lies Girls With Anxiety Tell Their Boyfriends 

I’m worried my anxiety is going to push people away. I’m worried it’s going to make me come across as a boring, bland, insecure person. Now that...

30 Stupidly Simple Things My Anxiety Makes More Difficult Than It Needs To Be

1. Instead of answering the door when someone knocks, I duck under windows. 2. Instead of answering the phone, I let it go to voicemail. 3. Instead of...

Inspiring Words From Celebrities Who Suffer From Anxiety 

If you’re suffering from anxiety, you’re not alone. There are a surprising amount of people who are experiencing the same things as you — even celebrities...

My Anxiety Hurts The People I Love The Most

When I cancel plans at the last second because my anxiety makes it too hard for me to get dressed and get out of the house,...

30 Things Your Friends Struggling With Mental Health Want You To Know

Ask Reddit wants you to know a few things about mental health. 1. Stop assuming everyone who skips school or doesn’t come to work is just...

11 Signs You’re About To Have A Serious Breakdown 

1. You feel like you’re losing it. You keep misplacing your phone and keys and glasses. You keep zoning out while other people are talking. You...

7 Things That Happen When You Have Intense Moods That Change Quickly 

1. You send texts you regret an hour later. There are moments when you’re upset, when you need to vent, when you feel like the world is...

10 Powerful Tips For Anyone Who Suffers From Skin Picking 

Excoriation disorder sucks. Whether you’re picking at your lips or your forehead or your fingernails or your scalp, it can take up hours of your time. It...

Anxiety Is About So Much More Than Not Wanting To Answer The Phone 

People only seem to understand my anxiety when it’s linked to something negative. They understand why it might be difficult for me to make a phone...

50 Signs Of Depression No One Talks About 

Ask Reddit reveals the little things no one tells you about depression. 1. Switching from happy to sad in a random instant. Depression can kick in and...

My Anxiety Ruins Friendships  | Thought Catalog

I grow anxious during every pause in conversation. I accidentally end up cutting people off because I assume they’re finished with their thought when they’re only...

When Anxiety Makes You Feel Like You Are In Danger Every Day Of Your...

It’s as if all the horrific worst-case scenarios flashing through your brain were actually happening. “Picture a place where you felt safe and secure.” I sat on the...

Anxiety Makes Me Feel Like A Spoiled Brat

I keep thinking about a stand-up routine Michael Che performed. He talks about depression, calling it “the most privileged disease you could ever have” because it...

When You Have Anxiety, These 50 Things Make Your Heart Race Fast AF

When you have anxiety like these people from Ask Reddit, seemingly small things can upset you. 1. When I’m in the drive-thru and something goes wrong with...

Some Days, You Should Actually Let Your Anxiety Win

Most days, you should push passed your anxiety. You should venture outside of your comfort zone. You should say screw you to your insecurities. You should take...

6 Facts You Need To Know About Autism

1. Autistic people lack empathy and are incapable of feelings. False. It’s a common misconception that people with autism aren’t capable of feelings and empathy. If anything,...

Canceling Plans Doesn’t Cure My Anxiety

An invitation out isn’t always good news for me. When my anxiety acts up, I get worried about driving to meet up with friends. I get...

7 Stupid Little Things That Suck About Suffering From Anxiety

There are a million things that suck about having anxiety. Aside from the obvious, here are some of the (seemingly) small things that bother me most...

Life Sucks When You Are Too Anxious To Socialize

When you are too anxious to socialize, you sit around waiting for a text message to come through your screen because you are too nervous to...

15 Lessons I Learned From Cutting Myself Off From The World

1. Remaining inside my comfort zone is easier. It is more comfortable. But it is not fulfilling. 2. I cannot wait around for someone to knock on my door...

15 Signs You Are A Spoonie, Someone Who Suffers From Chronic Pain

When you are a spoonie, getting through each day is a struggle. Christine Miserandino, an award-winning blogger, coined the phrase spoonie to describe her struggle with Lupus....

‘Your Feelings Are Valid’ and Other Reminders From Kathryn Watson That Every Woman Should...

Kathryn Watson is what a large community of women would call an “Endo Warrior.” While the term may not ring a bell to most, the chronic...

This Is What Endometriosis Really Is — Because It’s More Than Just A Painful...

Endometriosis is the name of a chronic illness that occurs when the tissue that makes up the the lining of a woman’s womb is present on...

What Getting Treatment For Hidradenitis Suppurativa Is *Really* Like

It was three years after I first had HS symptoms that I got a proper diagnosis for Hidradenitis Suppurativa. I remember the doctor saying the condition...

Farmed Salmon Is One Of The Most Toxic Foods In The World – See...

Fish has always been touted as a healthy food, but when it comes to today’s farmed salmon, experts say that description couldn’t be further...

This is why you need to stop eating tilapia ASAP

Eating seafood is a great way to get vital nutrients. Did you know that Tilapia is the most popular farmed fish in America because...

8 Foods That Are Perfect For A Healthy Pancreas

The digestive tract is a rather complex part of the human body. It starts where food enters the mouth and extends down the esophagus,...

6 Alarming Symptoms Of Tonsilloliths That Should Never Be Ignored

Ever experience a sore throat but think there could be more to it than having strep throat or tonsillitis? Maybe you’ve noticed your tonsils...

Colon Cancer Survival Rate Is 92% When Caught Early – Don’t Ignore These 5...

Cancers have a way of striking when we least expect them to because they come with symptoms that are very similar to other symptoms...

Drug Designed To Treat Osteoporosis Could Be A Cure For Baldness

When the drug WAY-316606 was created, it's intended purpose was to treat osteoporosis, which causes brittle bones. But it may cure baldness as well. As...

Woman Suffering From Agonizing Period Pains Left Baffled When Doctor Finds Teeth Up There

Having some discomfort from your monthly period is normal, but being in so much pain that you need to vomit, pass out, and have to miss...

What Your Fingernails Say About Your Health

Ever wonder why your nails are so brittle, yellow, or otherwise discolored? Though you may not know it, these seemingly harmless symptoms may indicate...

Obese Sisters Undergo Surgery In Last-Ditch Effort To Save Their Lives

Obesity in children may have become an epidemic in so many countries, though rarely do you see such extreme cases that kids are forced to go...

The 12 Signs Of Cancer Most Women Are Too Quick To Ignore

For centuries, women have been known to put everyone else before themselves, so when they find they aren't feeling their best, often those feelings can be...

Don’t Use Or Ingest Ginger If You Have Any of These Four Conditions

Ginger is a highly nutritious plant. In fact, it's widely used as a folk medicine for a number of conditions. That's because its active components,...

10 Toxic Shock Syndrome Symptoms To Look Out For

Women who use tampons have seen the warnings about toxic shock syndrome (TSS) printed on boxes for years and years. TSS is a rare bacterial...

This Diet Doesn’t Just Help With Weight Loss. It May Also Prevent Major Diseases.

If you have friends or family members who've lost weight or are very focused on their health, chances are you've heard of the ketogenic...

Woman Removes Her Prosthetic Nose Live On Morning Television And Viewers Were Shook

When Jayne Hardman's dog jumped up and knocked into her nose she was understandably irritated. Mopping away the blood, she assumed that at the worst she'd...

7 Signs That You May Be Suffering From Vitamin D Deficiency

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 32 percent of adults and children in the U.S. are vitamin D deficient. While people...

21 People Who Completely Transformed Their Lives By Losing Weight

It's that time of year again when the weather starts to get warmer, we begin to wear fewer layers of clothing, and suddenly we realize that...

Here’s The Thing About Your Family That Could Make You A Better Person

Sisters. They're great for having built-in best friends, chatting all night, and of course, "borrowing" clothes. My sister and I are definitely all of that...

This Is Why A Tiny Percentage Of Humans Are Born With A Hole In...

I'm going to go ahead and say that the human race is pretty spectacular. Of course, we have done some pretty terrible things to our planet and...

20 Symptoms Of Mental Illness You May Not Have Been Aware To Look Out...

Mental illness is an extremely common topic in 2018, and 1-in-4 of us will have an experience with a mental illness in our lifetimes. What's important...

Here’s How To Get Rid Of A Toenail Without Your Doctor’s Help

If you've ever had an ingrown fingernail or toenail, then you know how painful they can be. The things are downright disastrous. They occur when...

Risky Masturbation Is Killing People Every Day, Doctor Warns

It's been widely discussed in the media how sex is great for one's health, but did you know that unsafe masturbation practices are killing people every...

Study Links Hot Tea Consumption To Esophageal Cancer In Smokers And Drinkers

It's a no-brainer to all of us that smokers have a higher chance of developing cancer. What isn't so obvious, however, is that indulging...

Veterinarians Report A Rise In People Unwilling To Vaccinate Their Pets

Vaccines do not cause autism. As IFL Science notes, people worried about how vaccines affect humans have their fears rootes in a fraudulent study...

Experts Worry That Constant Cell Phone Use Is Leading To A Rise In Back...

We all have that friend who's constantly looking down at their cell phone. It's annoying, and it's rude, but it's so common. We live...

ACTUAL Fake News Story Sends Hundreds Into Panic During Flu Season.

In the past year of media coverage, two words have never been quite as dangerous as the phrase "fake news." The term "fake news" has...

Scientists Visually Track The Progress Of A Single Thought As It Moves Through The...

We don't often think about what it means to...well...think. In actuality, every single thought that goes through our minds involves a complex process involving stimulation,...

Four Health Risks To Think About Before Getting A Tattoo

If you've ever talked with family or friends about wanting to get a tattoo, you're probably all too familiar with the spiel: it's permanent,...

Mental Health Advocate Offers Up Honest Depiction Of What It’s Like Living With Constant...

Mental health and illness are so viciously stigmatized that at times it can be hard for the average person to fully comprehend what goes...

Science Suggests Happiness Is More Achievable Than You Might Think

Life, it seems, is all about achieving our goals and finding what makes us happy. But if you think that once you find happiness, you're...

Man Wears Shirt Pleading For A Kidney At Disney World, Then His Phone Blows...

Rarely do I read a story that brings tears to my eyes. For years my friends and family have questioned if I actually have a heart....

Gross Video Shows What Can Happen When Blackheads Grow On The Outer Ear

We're used to seeing blackheads on people's faces, and it can be weirdly satisfying to watch their extraction. What you might not know is...

The Cards Are Often Stacked Against Overweight People Who Try To Diet

It's something fat people have heard countless times: losing weight isn't that hard. Exercise some self-control. All you have to do is work out...

Clinical Trial Could Help Bring Male Contraceptive Gel To A Store Near You

The decision to have kids or lead a child-free life is one that weighs heavily on millions of people's minds. After talking it over with...

Study On Evolutionary Psychology Suggests Left-Handed People Are Less Likely To Believe In God

People who are left-handed have to deal with a world that's set up against them. Most utensils, seating arrangements, and tools are created with...

Exposing Your Pet To The Wild Could Make You Vulnerable To This Deadly Infection

Dogs may be man's best friend, but boy are these tiny nuggets of joy the absolute worst when it comes to carrying and sharing...

Obese Woman Sheds Nearly 130lbs After Making Two Simple Changes To Her Lifestyle

Have you been indulging in a little too much eggnog or having one too many Christmas cookies lately? Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to lose some...

Woman Reveals Which Everyday Household Products “Cured” Her Acne In Just One Week

Those of us who have had to deal with acne really understand how a breakout can destroy our confidence. This is especially true for Brianna Lopez....

61-Year-Old Bikini Model Reveals The Secrets Behind Her Youthful Looks

Meet Yazemeenah Rossi. She’s just received a swimsuit modeling contract at the age of 61! She was chosen because of her “grace and elegance in front of a...

The ‘Man Flu’ Might Just Be The Reason Your Man Acts Like A Baby...

Ladies, I'd like to offer a heartfelt apology on behalf of the entire male population, because men have proven time and time again that...

The ‘Fittest Woman On Earth’ Reveals Everything She Eats Every Day

For years now, Icelandic-born Katrin Davidsdottir has showcased her supreme strength and fitness at the world’s most prestigious sporting events. The talented athlete won the CrossFit Games in both...

Man Goes To Visit His Best Friend’s Father After His Divorce, Only To Discover...

I can be a really messy person, but once things start piling up I pull my house together, at least for a little while....

Study Reveals Fructans Might Be The Real Cause Of Your Gluten Sensitivity

It's hard to walk up and down the aisles of your supermarket without coming in contact with a few dozen products advertised as being...

She Thought She Was Having A Heart Attack, But As It Turns Out, Her...

If you’re as overly dramatic as I am, chances are you’ve probably told someone that you’re going to die because of a broken heart. Sure,...

These Are The Grossest Gym Habits Every Gym Buddy Is Guilty Of

For most of us, finding time in our busy schedules to go to the gym can be a workout in and of itself. But for...

Woman With Devastating Bubble Tumors Opens Up About Condition

When you have a rare condition that alters your physical appearance in a drastic way, it can have a devastating impact on your life. Often this will...

The Famadihana Ceremony Could Be To Blame For The Black Death Outbreak In Madagascar

In history class, you probably spent a good chunk of time covering the spread of the Black Death across Europe during the Middle Ages. And...

Frank Stephens Gives Heart-Wrenching Speech In Front Of Congress

Many people who hear the words "Down syndrome" don't really know what to expect from a person with the condition. Down syndrome occurs in someone...

Nutritional Therapist Guarantees This Three-Day Diet Will Help Cure Depression

As the old saying goes, “you are what you eat”. But there may be more truth to that than you realize. According to nutritional therapist, Christine...

If You Recognize One Of These 12 Habits, Then It Could Be A Sign...

Mental health issues will affect one in four people at some point in their lives. This is an incredibly alarming and eye-opening stat. However, what’s even...

Woman Travels The World Capturing People’s Reactions To Her Weight

Weight is a very contentious issue in today’s world. One the one hand, our society has gone to great lengths to combat the way society views...

Girl Born With Heart Outside Her Body Has Beat The Odds And Survived; Now...

When it comes to protecting our hearts, our bodies are pretty amazing. It's what keeps the blood pumping through our veins, so we have this...

Veteran, Army Wife, And Mom-To-Be Shows Off Her Insane Powerlifting Skills

Half the time it's a struggle for me to get to the gym, and I'm fully capable of doing so. For women who are pregnant,...