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17 Totally Normal Feelings to Have as a College Student Right Now

By: Jessica A. Gold It’s officially back-to-school season even though this school year is anything but normal—something you know especially well if you’re a college student. The coronavirus pandemic has changed all of our lives in countless ways and it’s now wreaking havoc on the typical college experience of students across the country too. These changes don’t just have practical consequences; they’re…

How To Reduce Stress While Trying To Conceive

By: Josephine Atluri Are you trying to conceive or dealing with infertility issues amid a pandemic? Each experience on its own is hard enough, but navigating them during a pandemic might make your stress level go through the roof. As we become focused on having a child, it can evolve into an all-consuming existence riddled with unyielding sadness, frustration and disappointment. Managing your…

Helpful Skincare Tips For Expecting Mothers

By: James Kincinski-Mccoy Pregnancy is a time of both beauty and adjustment, as fluctuating hormones can change everything you once knew about your skin and body. That said, it’s important to honor yourself during this time by getting in touch with and knowing your unique needs. Below, are some of the most common skin concerns women encounter during this time of transition—from pregnancy and beyond—and tips…

Moms, Here’s Exactly How to Manage Your Own Back-To-School Stress

By: Josephine Atluri For most of us, this year’s return to school doesn’t look anything like what we remember from years past. Concerns about how the virus will unfold in the coming months, combined with uncertainty about how children will be able to learn this fall—whether in-person, full-time remote, hybrid learning or pandemic pod—is resulting in a steady state of stress for parents.  Is…

The Freedom and Joy of Plus-Size Acceptance

Being plus-size tells you a lot about other people’s assumptions. Often we become screens to project onto, an empty canvas to paint upon. As an overweight person, I’ve frequently encountered jarringly presumptive questions, offered up unprompted, by loved ones and strangers alike. When did you start eating your feelings? You know, you’re eating yourself to an early grave. Aren’t you worried…

Everything You Need to Know to Conquer a Virtual Interview

Everything You Need to Know to Conquer a Virtual Interview By: Mariah Schlossmann First of all, CONGRATULATIONS, you landed yourself an interview! Maybe it’s your dream job or you’re just learning a little more about the position, the hardest part is getting the interview—and you’ve already done that. With social distancing rules still in effect and offices closed, your potential…