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21 Annoying Things Vegans Hear All the Damn Time
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21 Annoying Things Vegans Hear All the Damn Time

Vegans get a bad reputation-and let's be honest, sometimes we earn it. When we're not being shrugged off as pretentious hipsters simply jumping on a trendy bandwagon, we're being chastised for being overly preachy and self-righteous with our dietary and lifestyle choices (…and while most of us are just trying to live our best lives, some of us are kinda obnoxious about it).

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Cuffing Season Has Officially Begun

Share on PinterestIllustration by Irene Goddard Dear New Romantics, It's officially October. I'm sure, by now, you're craving stereotypically fall things: warm beverages, new ankle boots, the satisfying crunch of a fallen leaf underfoot. And as you drift into autumnal bliss, you may also find your mind floating toward the desire for someone to hold hands and cuddle with, the dream of someone to make hot chocolate for on an imminent snow day - even if the romance fizzles out by spring.
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Pedal to the Mental: How to Pump the Brakes on a Concerta Crash

Share on Pinterest Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Got Concerta? If you do, it's probably because you've been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The active ingredient in Concerta is a long-acting form of methylphenidate. However, Concerta (like a lot of stimulant drugs) can have a less-loving effect on your noggin by causing what's commonly referred to as a “crash.
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Bring This Spooky Sangria to Your Next Potluck

Share on PinterestPhotos by Lindsay Kinder When I was little, my family hosted an annual father-daughter Halloween party. Imagine a gaggle of pop-culturally aware 8-year-olds dressing up their dads as variants of Dennis Rodman (including the neon spray-painted hair). We replaced our guest bathroom light bulb with a black light (so spooky!
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LED Light Therapy: Is It Worth the Splurge?

Share on Pinterest If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. The first time I tried an LED treatment in my aesthetician's office, I was sure I'd been “Punk'd” (that's an old Ashton Kutcher show - look it up). During the course of my 20-minute session, I was subjected to a total of zero burning chemicals, painful injections, and/or blinding lasers.
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A Beginner's Guide to Keeping a Houseplant Alive

Share on Pinterest Modern city living has us indoors a lot. “So, go outside” you might say. But between the anxious energy pooling in the wind and the time it takes to recover, sometimes comfort means staying under one roof. So why not bring the outdoors in? Having a personal plant oasis isn't difficult.
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Stop Telling Me, a Very Online Person, to “Unplug”

Share on PinterestIllustration by Brittany England “I feel seen,” I comment on a meme - think a “weighted blanket and die” ethos - that's unbearably relatable, the kind that's a relief to see existing outside yourself while simultaneously a bit invasive, too intimate to tap “like,” though you do anyway.
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These 5 Wellness Trends Come with a Dark Side

Share on PinterestDesign by Dana Davenport Psst! Put down that smudge wand for a sec. Do you know where it came from or the sacred origins of smudging? How about that crystal necklace? Did it come at the cost of a child's health? Yes, we know that sounds dire. But in some cases, the aim for wellness comes at the expense of the environment, marginalized groups, and even children forced into labor.
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16 Tasty Superfoods That Control Blood Sugar

Share on Pinterest Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Living with type 2 diabetes (or trying to prevent it) can lead to obsession and confusion over food. What are you even supposed to eat? Everyone responds to foods differently, so the key is to find the right balance with foods you enjoy.
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Here's What 3,000 People Said About Sexual Happiness

Share on Pinterest Do you have a sexual happiness routine? If you're like most people, the answer is probably “no.” So where do you even begin to figure it out? For starters, it would be helpful to know what the baseline of sexual happiness looks like for everyone else. Lovehoney, a sexual pleasure company known as “the sexual happiness people,” conducted a study on what sexual happiness means to a variety of people.
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This Is What ADHD Is Like for Women

Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Share on Pinterest ADHD is one of those pesky conditions that often gets brushed off as “life stuff” - especially for women. Women are more likely than men to have undiagnosed ADHD, and those who do receive a diagnosis typically get it later in life.
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Even Millennials Who Want Children Are Tired of the Baby Conversation

Share on Pinterest It was time. In April, on the recommendation of a close friend, I decided to try out a new gynecologist. The gyno I'd been seeing for over two decades was leaving her practice, and it had been a couple of years since I'd had a checkup. Going to see a new doctor always fills me with some trepidation, but this appointment had me particularly on edge because I also wanted to ask a fairly loaded question: “Should I do fertility testing to see if I have a shot at getting pregnant?
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As a Travel Writer, I Always Carry These Supplements

Share on PinterestDesign by Dana Davenport My body never knows what time zone it's in. As a travel writer, I typically go on at least two trips a month. It's a dream come true - but it has wreaked serious havoc on my sleeping routine. That is until a colleague recommended I take melatonin before a long-haul flight from Argentina to New York.
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Is Diabetes Behind Your Headaches?

Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Share on Pinterest You probably know that unmanaged diabetes can cause symptoms like extreme thirst or frequent urination (the irony). But headaches? It's a thing, and it sucks. Turns out, it's not unusual for diabetes to trigger severe head pain.
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Woo Curious: Embracing Change with a Fiery Full Moon in Aries

Share on PinterestIllustration by Irene Goddard It's another full moon! This time our guiding constellation is the passionate (read: headstrong) Aries. If you don't speak woo, allow me to translate: Full moons are a time of releasing and making room for the new. And with a fiery zodiac like Aries, you might find yourself a little on edge, clinging to resentment or struggling to move on.
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If I Won the Lottery, I'd Buy Everyone a Bidet

Share on PinterestDesign by Dana Davenport If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. I still remember the shame that rose in me whenever any of my white childhood friends came out of my bathroom asking, “What's that watering can doing by your toilet?
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Digging into Our Love/Hate Relationship with Candy Corn

Share on PinterestIllustration by Brittany England I grew up on candy corn. Since childhood, my mom taught me that come the end of September, it was candy corn season. From late September through late December - which is about the time that our post-Halloween stash runs out - we enjoy the sugary simplicity of this seasonal treat.
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9 Ways to Stop Eczema from Interrupting Your Pregnancy Glow

Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Share on Pinterest Pregnancy means changes on changes. Sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with all the new cravings, odd symptoms, and physical adjustments happening at once. One itchy phenomenon many pregnant folks experience is eczema.
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Unpacking the Urban Legend of Drug-Laced Halloween Candy

Share on Pinterest I admit, I'm a sucker for a spooky tale. As a child of the '80s, nothing was quite as scary as the idea that someone might slip a razor blade or drugs into my collection of Halloween candy. So I gave most of it to my sister. Kidding! I had a peanut allergy back then, but I noshed on my Hershey's and Milky Ways and Twix and…sorry, I got carried away there.
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A Skeptic Walks into a Reiki Session… and Comes Out Transformed

Share on Pinterest Throughout the past 5 years or so, I've tried pretty much everything in the game to help my mind and body calm the heck down. Ever since becoming aware of my ability to pick my cuticles until they bled, spend a good hour before bed running through my to-do list, and wondering if I'd said the wrong thing in that meeting - all signs that I had pretty serious anxiety.
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