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Exploring the science — and lack thereof — behind sunscreen safety

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An illustration of a generic blue bottle with a “sun” shaped icon, set against a bright yellow background, centered on the shape of a sun.
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It’s okay if your mental health is not bouncing back. Here’s why.

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The truth about the new class of hair care products


My Therapist Says

As the pandemic recedes, I’ve got to decide what kind of life I actually want to live

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What people living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) need to know

Black-and-white ketch of an eye with long lashes; tiny blue pills on the iris and a drug molecule on the pupil are the only source of color.
Black-and-white ketch of an eye with long lashes; tiny blue pills on the iris and a drug molecule on the pupil are the only source of color.
Illustration by Christi Williams for Elemental


The connection between mind, body, posture, and stress

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My Therapist Says

Excavating those ‘little t’ traumas has helped me chip away at the bigger ones

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GOOD QUESTION

Probably. But first, consider the risks.

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How exposure to misinformation inoculation sometimes makes things worse

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