Lisa Kudrow opened up about the constant body shaming she and her co-stars experienced on the set of Friends.

Comparing yourself to other women is unhealthy, counterproductive, and also, unfortunately, a way of life for some people. We shouldn’t feel like someone’s perfections automatically mean that we’re flawed, and yet, it happens to the best of us. Lisa Kudrow recently opened up about her body image issues when she was on Friends, and how she would compare herself to Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox. It wasn’t just teenage girls in the 90s who wanted to be skinny like the Friends. It turns out, women on Friends also wanted to be skinny like Friends. Kudrow told Marc Maron on his WTF podcast that she felt uncomfortable because she was taller than her costars on Friends. “You see yourself on TV …

Woman’s viral Instagram post proves that being healthy is not about a number on a scale.

via Shutterstock This is Fitness blogger and Instagrammer Mackenzie Puricelli. View this post on Instagram Fitness is a way of life to me. It is about creating a lifestyle that YOU can maintain forever 💫 This is what I tell each of my clients. “We are not doing a 8 week challenge here, we are setting a goal that is maintainable and finding a way to fit exercise and nutrition into YOUR life.” You can either let fitness consume you or light up your life ✨💙 It’s your choice and there’s plenty of ways to go about making it an element of your life rather than something that controls your daily life. Today my heart is full of love and …

A 75-year-long study just revealed the key to happiness, and most of us are getting it so very wrong.

There are lots of things that can contribute to happiness and fulfillment, and they vary with each individual. A 75-year-long study, however, has found one common element that’s believed to play a pivotal role in most people’s genuine, longstanding happiness. Good ol’ fashioned friendship. This study, which is considered the longest ongoing study on human happiness, started at Harvard University in 1938 with 724 men, 60 of whom are still alive today (women were added later because misogyny). After decades of observation, one of the study’s leaders, Robert Waldinger, came to this conclusion: “Good relationships keep us happier and healthier,” he stated in a TED Talk on the subject.   That’s right, friends. You don’t have to make millions of …

This Instagram model’s video of her panic attack is hard to watch. And absolutely necessary.

When you scroll through Malaysian Instagram model Kharina K’s photos, it appears she lives her best life most of the time. After all, that’s why she’s paid the big bucks to endorse various products — brands want to be associated with a beautiful woman who seems to lead an awesome, charmed life. But there’s a lot going on behind Kharina’s smile and fun-loving demeanor, and not all of it is “rainbows and sunshine,” as she puts it. Two days ago, Kharina posted a video of herself in the midst of an intense panic attack, in fact, she called it one of “THE WORST panic attacks I’d ever had.” If you’ve experienced a panic attack before, you know how terrifying it …

A cancer diagnosis is life-changing. Here’s how you can reclaim yourself.

A cancer diagnosis brings with it a flood of thoughts and emotions that can be difficult to handle. None of us are prepared to hear that we or a loved one have a life-altering disease with a potentially tragic outcome, and the uncertainty that follows a cancer diagnosis is scary. Since 1 in 3 of us will experience a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime according to the American Cancer Society, it’s good to know what to expect. Photo by Gus Moretta on Unsplash Dr. Jennifer Lee, PhD, a Licensed Psychologist at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, says that it’s normal to feel upset, angry, sad, or numb upon hearing the words “It’s cancer.” …

Our daughter’s anxiety disorder went undiagnosed for years. Here’s what I wish we’d known.

We knew something wasn’t right with our daughter. We just didn’t know what was wrong. As a parent, it can be hard to determine when a child’s behaviors fall into “weird but normal” and when something is truly “off.” Kids go through phases. They struggle as they figure out their changing minds and emotions. They get nervous or needy for a spell, and then they’re okay. But sometimes they’re not okay. Sometimes a phase lasts too long to be a phase, and you have to dig to discover what’s really going on. Our oldest daughter had always had some intermittent nervousness, but nothing extraordinary. As she entered the teen years, she seemed to be more anxious more often, but we …

The controversial HPV vaccine has nearly eliminated the cervical disease in Scotland.

There’s been a lot of controversy around the safety and effectiveness of vaccines over the last decade, but a new study just put a big check mark in the plus column for the HPV vaccine. The study involved 140,000 women and shows the vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus has been effective in dramatically decreasing cases of the cervical disease later in life. Researchers claim the vaccine, recommended to girls when they are in their early teens, has cut the pre-cancerous cells by 90 percent, nearly eliminating cases of pre-cancer since they implemented the new vaccination program in 2008. But that’s not the most interesting factor. This new research also found that being vaccinated at a younger age was …

Measles stricken New York County has banned unvaccinated kids from public places.

Haverstraw along the Hudson River via Alexisrael / Wikimedia Commons Ground zero for the current U.S. measles epidemic is Rockland County, New York, about 40 minutes north of New York City. Over 153 of the 314 measles cases reported in the U.S. in 2019 have been in Rockland County. Measles is a serious health problem that can be fatal. So Rockland County has decided to stick it to the parents responsible for the outbreak by barring their children from public spaces for the next 30 days. If an unvaccinated child is found at a shopping center, business, restaurant, school, or place of worship their parents will be fined $500. “We will not sit idly by while children in our community …

To combat a terrible measles epidemic, Italy is no longer putting up with unvaccinated kids.

via Sanofi Pasteur / Flickr Between 2017 and 2018 the number of global measles cases increased by 48.1% according to calculations by UNICEF. Recent outbreaks have been caused by poor health infrastructure, low awareness, complacency and, in the developed world, a backlash against vaccinations. Even though report after report shows there is no link between vaccinations and autism, a small percentage of people in the developed world refuse to vaccinate their children resulting in outbreaks of diseases that were nearly eradicated. In the U.S., children must have the following vaccinations to attend public school: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis; polio, measles, and rubella. However, in 47 states, parents can get an exception for personal reasons. The only states that prohibit such exemptions …