This Hospice Nurse Is Educating People About The “Actively Dying” Phase Of Death To Alleviate People’s Fears, And It’s Eye-Opening
"From my experience, the more we prepare ourselves, the more we know what it actually looks like, we alleviate a lot of that fear, and we can better be there for our loved ones."
It turns out objectification is a very real process that goes on inside our brains — and the consequences can be chilling.
People Are Sharing The Life-Changing Habits That Massively Improved Their Mental Health, And You'll Want To Take Notes
"It's perfectly NORMAL to have bad days. You're not different from others. We all have bad days every week. Do not let social media or others around fool you. Nobody is living the best day of their life every day, and you have to have bad days to truly enjoy the great ones."
"It screams jealousy."
17 People Are Sharing Their Life-Changing Realizations After Hitting The Big 3-0, And I'm Actually Extremely Thankful For These Lessons
"The human body is incredibly resilient, but it remembers what I did to it in my 20s, and now it’s out for revenge."
"I Don’t Miss Her At All": People Are Sharing The "Final Straw" Moment That Caused Them To End A Close Friendship
"I can appreciate the great moments we had, and also decide what is best for me — which is closing that chapter of my life."
"I Never Had The Chance To Be A Girl": 23 People Are Sharing The Hard Truths Of Being The First-Born In Their Family
"Being the oldest child is doing your best, but your best is never, EVER enough. You're the family therapist, peacekeeper, and spare parent all rolled in one."
"It's The Biggest Regret Of My Life": People Are Sharing The Eye-Opening Advice That Every Younger Person Should Know, And It's So Enlightening
"In many ways, I feel like I wasted my 20s and 30s not experiencing love and not being honest about who I am. So, don't waste 20 years of your life trying to please other people."
27 Helpful Revelations People Had In Therapy That Are Wildly Helpful Across A Whole Lot Of Situations
"'There's a fine line between being understanding and being a doormat, and you don't know where the line is.' I'm still grateful for those words."
"I’m Still Not Over It": Women Are Sharing The Times A Doctor Diminished Their Pain Or Symptoms, And I'm Outraged At A Lot Of These
"The doctor only said, 'Oh, sorry, I didn't know.'"
"She Knew Exactly What I Needed": 15 Women Revealed The Nicest Thing Another Woman Has Done For Them, And These Are Lovely
"She made me realize the kind of love I deserved in my life — and it was one of the reasons that made me go no-contact with my toxic family."
17 People Who Abruptly Stopped Seeing Their Therapist Are Revealing What Their Therapist Did Or Said As The Breaking Point
"I emailed her and told her I was ending therapy with her. And instead of taking it as is, she repeatedly called my place of work over the course of the next couple of days."
From inexpensive lunch dates to luxury fragrances, these are the things that people don't mind shelling extra $$$ out for.
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"When you manage to swallow a sip of water wrong and it feels as if you have instead swallowed a flaming golf ball, which also takes forever to traverse your throat."
"Sometime in the last two years of always working and then burning out, I stopped doing things that actually make me happy. And to help with that, I've been using a tool called a dopamine menu."
"Squash ageism! Do what you want and don't give AF!!!"
Adults 40+ Are Discussing The Life-Changing Habits They Regret Not Starting In Their 20s, And We Should All Be Paying Very Close Attention
"I wish I had instilled moderation, sticking with one or two drinks and letting go of the 'missing out' feelings."
"All it did was make me uncomfortable and self-conscious to the point of anxiety."
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I was today years old when I learned that I'm guilty of some of these...
A certain degree of forgetfulness is to be expected as you age, but certain factors could be red flags, like an inability to learn new things.
"Everything being cropped. I hate cropped things. If I find a cute shirt, it’s cropped. A cute jacket? It’s cropped. A cute sweater? CROPPED."
“I’m Unlearning All The Misogynistic Ideas My Parents Taught Me”: Gen Z’ers Are Sharing How They’re Approaching Life Differently From Older Generations, And It’s Eye-Opening
"My fiancé and I want to have kids so badly, but unless things change, we’ve just had to resign ourselves to the fact that we can’t bring a person into this much mess."
"I Blocked Her And Never Spoke To Her Again": People Are Sharing The Exact Moment They Ended A Friendship, And Some Of These Are Tough To Read
"I walked away from the relationship and have not spoken to him since."
"I Was About 27 Years Old Before I Realized It Was Disgusting": Adults Are Sharing The Stomach-Turning Behaviors They Used To Do As Kids Until They Realized It Was "Gross"
"For years, I didn't wash this because it was really sensitive, and I hated being touched there. Turns out, if you wash it consistently, it desensitizes."
"Please Do Your Part And Wipe Your D—": This Nursing Student Went Viral For Explaining Why People With Penises Should Wipe After Peeing, And It Makes A Lot Of Sense
"Urine is a slightly acidic substance. So, if you let that sh— build up in your pants, that's just f—ing gross."
Experts Are Sharing The Signs That You're Aging Well, And No, One Of Them Isn't Your Skincare Routine
"Chronological age doesn’t mean a whole lot — so, 65, 75, 85, it’s how you’re feeling that makes that difference, not that number."
"THANK YOU" — People Who Suffer From Headaches And Migraines Say This One Easy Trick Makes Them Instantly Go Away
All you need is some hot water and your feet!
"I Didn’t Even Realize It Was A Common Thing": People Are Revealing Behaviors From Loved Ones That Can Actually Indicate Abuse
"It's my mother’s default response whenever she doesn’t like what I’m saying."
Everyone Swears Things Were Better "Back In The Day," But Here Are 19 Things That Younger Generations Get To Experience That Older Generations Wish They Had
"I wish my 22-year-old self had known better or had the nerve."
This Woman Went On 50 Bumble BFF Dates, And Here's What She Learned About Making Friends As An Adult
"I went on 50 Bumble BFF dates and I went from someone who had no friends to someone who has a flourishing social life."
This Doctor's PSAs About The Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions In Women Should Be Mandatory Reading
"More women than men die of it every year, yet women have an increased risk of being misdiagnosed. And the worst part is, women know something is wrong but no one will listen to them."
I was today years old when I learned that loneliness can have the same risk as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
"It Takes Years To Earn And One Moment To Destroy": Adults Are Revealing The Life Lesson They Wished They Learned Sooner
"The amount of confrontations I’ve managed to de-escalate just by doing it is quite a bit."
"Don't try to make your life into a novel, make it a book of poems."
13 Women Are Revealing The Deepest Secret They're Actually Really Proud Of, And I Wasn't Expecting This
"I swore him to secrecy, and no one at work ever knew."
17 Older Adults Are Sharing "You Need To Know This" Lessons Every Young Adult Should Follow, And As A Thirtysomething, I Wish I Heard Some Of These Sooner
"No matter what anyone ever tells you, your work is NOT a family."
"I don't usually tell men my real body count. I once told a guy my real number, and he slut-shamed me (even though it’s not that high, and would be a perfectly 'normal' one for a dude). His was higher, by the way."
People Are Sharing The Things That Others Underestimate The Seriousness Of, And Think We Should Talk About More
"Cleaning out the lint trap of the dryer. I watched a neighbor’s house burn down because of this."
21 Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Start Running More (Or At All), From Someone Who Went From Hating Exercise To Running Marathons
Growing up, I didn't think of myself as an athlete in any way. Exercise and sports intimidated me so much and I avoided them at all costs. But then, my college RA told me that he didn't even think that I could run two miles — and that lit a fire under me.
People Are Sharing The First Incident That Made Them Think, "Wow, I'm Getting Old," And I Cackled So Hard My Body Hurts
"Last Christmas, my college-aged niece and nephew spent about two hours doing TikTok dances. I was just sitting there, drinking a beer, eating gumbo, and contemplating every decision I made that led up to me no longer having 'rizz.'"
"It's More Common Than Anyone Will Admit": Men Are Revealing Specific Things Every Man Does But Will Never Admit Out Loud
"I'm pretty sure my car won't work if I don't do it while driving."
“It Creates A Breeding Ground For Bacteria”: Dentists Are Sharing The Most Common Mistakes They See Their Patients Make
Please excuse me while I go fix my entire toothbrushing routine...
20 Things That Millennial And Gen X Women Tolerated In The Past, But Refuse To Put Up With As They Get Older
"There’s an incredible liberation in being able to be just a random, nondescript middle-aged woman."
18 Times Men Were So Wrong About Female Anatomy, It Made Me Want To Fly Wherever They Lived And Educate Them Myself
"My ex said I was cheating because I had more discharge than normal in my underwear. Thank god I eventually got rid of him."
This Nutritionist Shared The Three Signs You're "Fully Emptying" When You Poop, And Number Two Is So Important
"Most people assume that if they're pooping every day, then they’re not constipated — but this couldn’t be further from the truth."
"WHAT IF I'M BALD" — This Woman Went Viral For Calling Out The "What About Me Effect" On Social Media, And It's A Reminder To Think Before You Type
"The What About Me Effect is when someone sees something that doesn't really pertain to them, or they can't fully relate to, and they find a way to make it about them, or try to seek out certain accommodations for their very nuanced personalized situation instead of recognizing that maybe they're just not the target audience for that thing."
"Time Is An Illusion": 29 People Are Sharing The Tiny Yet Impactful Reminders That They're Getting Older, And Some Of These Might Make You Hyper Aware
"When you need to start googling words and slang people are using because you're out of touch with the times. When I was in high school, older people didn't know what 'LOL' or 'xD' meant. Now I'm the older people."
23 Of The Funniest, Cringiest, And Most Unhinged Things Patients Have Ever Heard From Medical Professionals
"I was told, 'Whoops! I’m just going to kind of…tack it on. It’ll probably hold,' while having my fingertip reattached after a freak accident. As I left the ER, a different medical professional said to me, 'Oh, wow. They saved it? We were sure you were going to lose it. We even placed bets!'"
"The Dream Is So Real, I Can Feel Tears Rolling Down My Cheeks": People Are Sharing The Scariest Recurring Dreams They Have, And It'll Keep You Up At Night
"I often dream that I'm in a speeding car and can't press the brake hard enough to stop it or slow down."
I never really thought of going to the beach as dangerous, but I'm certainly seeing it in a whole new light now.
"A lot of men have been environmentally conditioned to bottle up our needs. We don't talk about them openly to anybody, aside from our close male friends. We might be slightly terrible about expressing them in a way that sounds polite to you because we don't have practice in doing so."
People Who've Been Put Under Anesthesia Are Sharing The Freakiest Things That Happened, And It's Wild
"I woke up in the middle of a neurologist trying to clip an aneurysm in my brain. I reached my hand up, grabbed the surgeon's hand, and said, 'You're hurting me.' Several staff, including the anesthesiologist, screamed. The doctor asked me where the pain was and then practically shouted at the anaesthesiologist to 'get her under.' Afterward, the anaesthesiologist came to apologize."
If the foods you love don’t seem to be loving you back anymore, you’re not imagining things. Here’s how to turn things around.
I Was Today Years Old When I Learned These 16 Horrifying Facts, And I Don't Think I'll Ever Be The Same After Knowing Them
Personally, I will never look at sharks the same way again.
"It Can Happen In A Fraction Of A Second": People Are Sharing Subtle Personality Traits Or Habits That Can Indicate Someone Is Actually A Bad Person
"To me, it shows a total disregard for the world and everyone (and everything) else that exists here."
People Are Exposing The Shocking Secrets They've Been Hiding From Their Siblings, And "Shocking" Doesn't Even Begin To Cut It
"She is 100% never going to find out."
"They essentially paid me to study, paying enough for books, facility fees, and some tuition."
Women Are Exposing The Absurd Myths They've Heard About Periods, And This Is Actually Kind Of Upsetting
I actually have so many questions.
Older Adults Are Sharing "I Wish I Knew This Sooner" Advice, And I Appreciate The Blunt (Yet Kind) Honesty
"The sooner you can accept it, the sooner you can be at peace with yourself."
"I Was Dumbfounded And Kept Waiting For Him To Start Laughing" — Women Shared The Most Horrifically Incorrect Things They Heard Men Say About The Female Body
"A lot of people think women can hold period blood like they can hold their pee. A friend of mine once got mad at me because I started my period in the middle of a movie at the theater, so I got up to go put in a tampon. He asked me why didn't I hold it until the end of the movie?"
Feeling tired no matter how much rest you get? These behaviors you probably do every day could be to blame.
"Buying and or collecting things, just because. Just things to have and take up space in garages, spare rooms, and closets."
19 Older Adults Are Sharing The Best Things About Being In Your 60s, And As A Younger Person, I Feel Immense Relief
"There's a certain, almost dangerous, level of personal liberation.... This liberation in me, at least, has manifested in almost extreme levels of mouthiness. I say what I am feeling and thinking, I am NOT sensitive to anyone's attempts to hurt my feelings, and I don't really care if I hurt their feelings, either."
From the Denman to the Tangle Teezer, I put these viral brushes to the test.
"It Is The Best Skill I've Ever Learned": Older Adults Are Sharing The Personal Truths They Realized Later In Life That They Think Younger Folks Could Benefit From
"Everybody makes stupid mistakes when they are young, and while some of them are more regrettable or irreversible than others, don't believe the bad habits of your youth make who you are..."
Palliative care and hospice professionals discuss what the process is like — and their insights may challenge what you think about dying.
Deep squatting is more common in cultures outside the U.S. — but is it better for our bodies? Here's what experts say.
If you roll out of bed feeling tired or stressed, these a.m. habits can help you turn your mood around.
22 Older Adults Revealed What They're "Tired Of" At This Point In Their Life, And I Appreciate The Brutal, Older-And-Wiser Honesty
"I've never had a problem with it in previous years — but this past fall, I was honestly offended."
Women Are Sharing "Disgusting Habits" That People Secretly And Not-So-Secretly Do, And I Didn't See 70% Of These Coming
"Not washing their legs and just letting the water running down clean them. Soap doesn’t automatically get rid of bacteria. The whole reason we wash our hands is because the rubbing creates bubbles which pick up the bacteria, which then get rinsed away by the water. You gotta actually scrub your legs and feet!"
"I do this, too! Also, for big fluffy socks that are not wearable anymore, I cut a thicker piece and use them on my wrists and arms when washing my face at night so water doesn't drip down to my elbows."
"When your 'best friend' of 15 years always acts like they’re the main character and you are only there to support the plot, like an extra in their play. It took some time to realize they needed to make me feel inferior in order for them to feel superior. And when you stop playing the part you are not useful for them anymore."