Ever since Selma Blair went public with her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2018, she’s shown amazing strength and positivity every time she addresses her illness. Yet she’s also honest about the challenges that come with the debilitating condition.
When Stephanie Sena was studying for her master’s degree in the early 2000s, a professor made a casual comment that she never imagined would resonate with her today.
The latest viral video circulating the internet is a real heartstring tugger. In February, 6-month-old Opal Trimble came down with what her parents believed was just a cold. But after a few days, this baby girl from Oklahoma had stopped moving her arms and legs.
Carrie Ann Inaba candidly reveals she feels “so much shame” while battling autoimmune disease.
If you’ve noticed Sarah Hyland’s hair has been looking different than usual, you wouldn’t be the only one. The 28-year-old actress, who plays Haley Dunphy on Modern Family, has been getting a lot of questions about her new short and curly bob, a big change from Haley’s usual long, pin-straight locks.
For every #flawless photo Ashley Graham posts on Instagram, she seem to post one that reminds us she really is just like the rest of us. Take the extremely relatable (and hilarious) video she posted yesterday of her boobs hitting her in the face while working out. We feel you, girl.
Tracy Callahan had been seeing a dermatologist regularly all her life. Then her husband noticed an unusual-looking spot on the right side of her neck in August 2013.
This Mother Has a Powerful Message for Anti-Vaxxers After Her Daughter Spent Her First Birthday With Measles
Instead of watching her baby daughter celebrate her first birthday with cake and presents, British mom Jilly Moss spent the day rushing her to the hospital in an ambulance.
You schedule plans with friends and important work meetings. But scheduling sex? It’s not as unromantic as you might think. In fact, putting a daily romp into your Google calendar could give your sex life the jolt it needs.
Lilliana Schalck of Columbus, Ohio, was living a normal life when she passed away suddenly during a cheerleading competition in February. The 13-year-old had been healthy until just before she died, but an underlying—and common—strep infection caused her to develop sepsis, which ultimately took her life.
A woman in the United Arab Emirates regained consciousness after spending 27 years in a minimally responsive state, according to UAE-based news service The Nation.
Amy Schumer Confirms She’s Still ‘Pregnant and Puking,’ Then Slams Gender Inequality in Medical Research
Amy Schumer is inching closer to her due date, but even in her third trimester, her pregnancy isn’t getting any easier. On Tuesday, the mom-to-be opened up about her frustration with the lack of medical research on women’s health in a cheeky, Schumer-style Instagram post.
The government took single mom’s $3,063 tax refund to cover her student loans. She’s trying to get it back
Tax refunds are a lifeline for many low-income people. For the increasing number of people who’ve fallen behind on their student loans, however, that relief never comes. Borrowers can try to get their refunds back, but the process is not easy.
Pregnant women are continuously shamed for the choices they make. They’re shamed for working out, for not working out, for overeating, for not eating enough.
Amina Maizer celebrated her first birthday in February—a normal milestone for most babies.
Queen Bey’s iconic 2018 Coachella performance was unforgettable, and her recent documentary gives us an even more in-depth look into the work that went into it. The behind-the-scenes feature Homecoming, which was released on Netflix on April 17, sheds light on the drastic measures Beyoncé took to get her body ready for the concert. And some of her habits toed the line between healthy and extreme.
A 3-year-old girl who was born with an extremely rare condition that caused her legs to bend backward was recently able to walk for the first time after undergoing a life-changing surgery.
Following the devastating loss of her 11-year-old daughter, Monique Altamirano wants to remind people to carefully read the ingredient list of any food or product before giving it to a child with food allergies. Altamirano’s daughter, Denise Saldate, recently died of a severe allergic reaction to something Altamirano never suspected would be a problem: toothpaste.
A baby too young to be vaccinated contracted measles from an anti-vaxxer, CNN reports. The child’s mother, Fainy Sukenik, is pro-vaccination, and her children’s shots are up to date. But her child contracted measles because of an anti-vaxxer’s choice to refrain from getting the measles vaccination or vaccinating their own children.
This 19-Year-Old Spends Three Hours a Day Pulling Out Her Hair—Here’s What You Need to Know About Trichotillomania
While many women spend hours trying to make their hair as thick and long as possible, Megan Prosser, a 19-year-old from Long Island, New York, does just the opposite.
Student borrowers with cancer should be able to put their bills on hold. This woman was told she couldn’t
Congress recently passed a law that cancer patients with federal student loans can postpone their payments, with no penalties. When one woman, with stage 4 breast cancer, tried to access the program, it didn’t go well.
The stalemate in Washington, one of the longest in history, is throwing a wrench into some people’s plans to buy houses, according to real estate experts. So far, nearly 40,000 mortgages could be caught up in the shutdown, according to online real estate firm Zillow. More than 20 percent of Realtors said they had either a current or prospective client impacted by the shutdown, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors.
While the current job market is rosy, 56 percent of older workers experience at least one involuntary job loss after age 50. Workers in their 50s, 60s and 70s cite “job loss” among their top financial setbacks, second only to financial market losses.
In light of cultural and economic changes, it makes sense that a lot of young people can’t easily imagine where they’re headed. Here’s how to make sure you’re prepared for a variety of outcomes.
Sky-high rents, record-breaking student loan debt and stagnant wages have caused many millennials to delay wedding plans. Sorting out other financial obligations first can bode well for a marriage, financial pros say.
Cara Delevingne is anything but shy when it comes to body positivity—but her latest body hair hack will make you laugh. On Thursday, the model and actress shared a shot of her armpits, showing off the wildly overgrown hair inside them.
After being diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer, Bailey Jean Matheson decided to forgo chemotherapy and take what was left of her time on Earth into her own hands. That included writing her own obituary, which is now going viral.
Cleo Keenan, a 2-year-old from the U.K., suffers from a rare cancer called adrenal carcinoma. The condition starts out in either one or both adrenal glands, which are on top of the kidneys. Keenan has stage 3 adrenal carcinoma, and that’s caused her stomach to swell to an alarming size.
Imagine going into the hospital for minor surgery, thinking you would be in and out in no time…only to end up being hospitalized for months battling a lethal infection and then dealing with the aftermath.
If your mom always told you that cracking your joints was bad for you, turns out she had a point: In a horrifying incident, a 23-year-old suffered a stroke after cracking her neck.
If you ask Jessamyn Stanley what her first time doing yoga was like, she’ll tell you it was hell on earth. Yep, Stanley, a yoga instructor who now travels the country to teach her many fans, hated yoga the first time she did it.
A Ghanaian woman who lives in the U.K. recently went on a radio show to speak about a little-known medical disorder she’s dealt with her entire life. Elizabeth Amoaa is one of very few people born with two vaginas and two uteruses, a rare condition known as uterus didelphys.
We’ve all tried to find the best deals on the latest beauty trends, but a deal for microblading—a procedure Jami Ledbetter had been dying to try—recently turned into a nightmare.
Instagram influencer and mom of five Brenda Stearns is celebrating the beauty of her postpartum body—and inspiring others along the way. On Saturday, the blogger shared a dramatic before-and-after shot of her body, with the first photo showing her nine months into her pregnancy, and the second showing how she looks nine months after giving birth.
It’s been nearly two years since the Manchester Arena bombing took place in 2017, but Ariana Grande is still feeling the traumatic aftermath of the tragedy. On Thursday, the 25-year-old pop star shared a photo of a couple of brain scans: one comparing a normal brain to a brain experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and another that showed a few shots of her brain. “Hilarious and terrifying…not a joke,” she wrote next to the screenshot shared to her Instagram Story.
Gillette is the latest company to support the body positive movement, and they’re doing so in a big way. On April 3, the shaving brand shared a photo to their Twitter feed of model and blogger Anna O’Brien in a bikini. The tweet was captioned, “Go out there and slay the day,” and showed the model standing on the beach with a smile on her face.
Name someone more body positive than Ashley Graham. Can’t think of anybody? Yeah, us either. She never fails to serve up self-love inspiration, and her latest Instagram post is the perfect example.
It’s rare to see Carol Head, a longtime nonprofit executive, without her signature accessory: a sleek, black Fitbit. Like many health-conscious, goal-oriented women, Head relies on the tracker to count her steps—but it’s not because she’s trying to get more exercise. She wants to make sure she doesn’t get too much of it.
Savannah Guthrie has been hard at work for the past six hours—and it’s only 10 a.m. Up before dawn as part of her normal routine, she heads to the set of the Today show, where she has served as coanchor since 2012. Now Savannah, 47, is finally back in her dressing room, ready to remove the day’s wardrobe and makeup before she departs for her second, and most favorite, job: mom to daughter Vale, nearly 5, and son Charley, 2. It’s a gig that’s been a bit messier than usual lately. “This week, we all had the stomach flu,” she groans. “All of us. Four people in the same house with the stomach flu is not a pretty sight.”
Nothing fascinates us quite like cults. Documentaries about them have a, well, cult following, and groups that are rumored to have cult-like characteristics repeatedly make headlines. This week’s news, however, is about more than just rumors.
Just a few weeks after she found out she was pregnant with her second child, Jordana Beck received some news that turned one of the happiest times of her life into one of the most challenging: She was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.
These days, everyone has an opinion about breastfeeding: when to start, when to stop, where to do it, and where an uncovered nipple should never be seen.
Aly Raisman is on a mission to change education in gymnastics, in youth sports, and in all communities where adults interact with children. One of the many ways the gold medal Olympic gymnast is working toward that goal? Raisman just launched (like right now!) an exclusive collection with Aerie, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
After 15 trips to the doctor for migraines, Beckie Hiley’s symptoms were still dismissed. The UK 19-year-old spent months dealing with crippling headaches that were completely hindering her from living a normal life—she couldn’t go to work or school, and she could barely keep food down. Despite her debilitating symptoms, doctors told her her pain was just a headache. It took an emergency trip to the hospital for her to finally get a diagnosis: brain cancer.
A woman in her 40s might have triggered irreversible brain damage by drinking just orange juice and water for three weeks, according to a news report from Israeli news service Mako.
Celebrities and fans alike are praising Selma Blair for keeping a positive attitude in the wake of her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
Taking care of one newborn baby is hard enough. But imagine if a few weeks later, you give birth again—two twins?
It’s no secret that having a child can change your dynamic with your partner. But for Gabriela Garcia, her first year postpartum turned out to be more challenging than she ever expected. Garcia, the founder of Modern Brown Girl, wrote a personal essay for the website The Everymom revealing she and her husband didn’t have sex for an entire year after the birth of their first child.
I’m a hustler baby. I just want you to know…that Jennifer Lopez has the most insane abs on the planet. Seriously. Our ab idol posted a behind-the-scenes photo from her new movie Hustlers of her rocking a neon pink bikini and showing off her stomach of steel. Oh, and she’s also strutting a star-shaped belly button ring. Now that’s what we call a look.
Pregnancies are often considered “geriatric” when the mother is over the age of 35. So we have questions about how Cecile Eledge of Omaha, Nebraska, was able to give birth to her granddaughter, Uma, at the age of 61 on Monday.