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Why Strangers Rushed to Plan This Woman's Wedding
'To think the one person I look up to as my hero may not be able to walk down the aisle was devastating.'
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Family & Pets
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I Lost My Twin Sisters to Adoption
Sibling relationships are vital for kids in the foster system, but they're often neglected.
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I Traveled 2,400 Miles for 1 Night of Sleep Rehab
'You know what'd be cool?' I began. 'Having a sleepover with you, the sleep doctor. I could learn by good example.'
alopecia
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Losing All of My Hair Forced Me to Be Brave
'My thick head of hair took about 90 days to go.'
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What It's Like to Run a 5K Completely Naked
Lesson No. 1: EVERYTHING bounces.
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Hair & Nails
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Why I Will Never Straighten My Hair Again
Everyone thought my hair was beautiful, but I didn't always see it that way.
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Motivation
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Reach Your Workout Goals in Just 15 Minutes
Alyssa Shaffer set a goal to do just 15 minutes of physical activity every day. You won't believe how long she kept it going.
Mind
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Why We Need to Follow in Lena Dunham's Footsteps and Speak Openly About Our Anxiety
The Girls star didn't hold back — and she doesn't want us to, either.
emily weiss streaker
Strength & Cardio
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I've Been a Streaker for 16 Years
And I haven't missed a single day.
melissa benoit survived six days without lungs
Conditions
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How One Woman Survived Six Days Without Lungs
Her family had already said their goodbyes.
Lisa Brown before 2010 and after 2015
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Updated: 'I'm Slowly Starving to Death — And I Can't Stop It'
After a five-year battle, Lisa Brown has succumbed to a gastro-vascular disorder that caused severe weight loss.
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Body
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This Is the Birthday Letter Every Woman Should Write to Herself When She's Feeling Fat
When your body isn't the biggest it's ever been, but it's also not the thinnest.
Talking to Family About Addiction
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Why I'm Honest With My 9-Year-Old Son About Being an Addict
It's time to call an end to the secrets and shame.
Family & Pets
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I Fear My Daughter Will Become the Alcoholic That I Am
I want to keep her safe, but I know that I can't control every aspect of her life.
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Family & Pets
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My Family Has Learned Things About Addiction We Never Wanted to Know
We don't discuss addiction in my family. We live it.
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23 Weight-Loss Success Stories That Will Motivate You to Shed the Pounds for Good
These people did it — and you can, too!
NaTasha Glaspy
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How One Woman Lost 156 Pounds and Got Off Most of Her Medications
'Sometimes I'll even get out my old jeans and put them on. My entire body can fit in one pant leg now!'
Rebecca Grafton
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How Rebecca Grafton of My Girlish Whims Inspired Herself to Lose 100 Pounds
'I just shook my booty and had a good time.'
sofia sanchez viral down syndrome video
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Watch: 7-Year-Old Challenges Us to Change the Way We Think About Disability in Touching Video
'It's not scary at all!'
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How One Woman Turned Her Weight-Loss Journey Into a Book Deal
'Don't try to overhaul your entire life at once.'
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