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3 Things to Do to Make Your Bedroom a Relaxing Sleep Haven

We’re not judging, but how old is your mattress?

People Swear by Boric Acid for Relentless Vaginal Infections—Here’s What Ob-Gyns Think

If you’re stuck in a yeast/BV loop and desperate for relief, read this.

7 Tips for Running a Great Evening Race

A little bit of prep will help you make the most of late-in-the-day events.



The Easiest Way to Make Delicious Salsa From Scratch

You may already have the key ingredients on hand.


10 Things to Know About the 2023 Women’s World Cup Before You Watch

Including which players to follow, how to stream it—and why it’s already shaping up to be one for the history books.

Megan Rapinoe Feels a ‘Deep Sense of Peace’ About Retiring in 2023

The news comes just weeks before the forward takes on her fourth World Cup.

This Viral Ad Underscores the Undeniable Talent of Female Soccer Players

It sends a clear message about gender equality in the lead up to the Women’s World Cup.

Women in Sports Are Literally Changing the Game. This Book Takes a Look at How—And Why

Macaela MacKenzie’s ‘Money, Power, Respect’ is our July Book Club pick.
Mental health

7 Therapist Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

There are some not-so-obvious things a mental health professional should never do.
Toe off, girl

The New Hoka Mach X Is a Daily Running Shoe That I’d Actually Wear on Race Day

SELF’s fitness director took the pace-pushing trainers out for a test drive.

Why Are Black Women Disproportionately Affected by Uterine Fibroids?

Unique risk factors, pain that’s ignored, and delayed treatment are all at play.

Yes, You Really Should Avoid Taking Ibuprofen When Drinking—Here’s Why

Popping a pill to prevent a hangover? Read this.

How to Make Exercising Outside in Hot Weather Feel a Little Less Miserable

Expert tips to help you stay cool and safe.

Martina Navratilova Shared How ‘Brutal’ Chemo Can Be After Her Double Cancer Diagnosis

“As a top-level athlete, you think you’re going to live to a hundred and that you can rehab it all.” 

How to Have Safe Sex With Genital Herpes

There’s a ton of misinformation around this super-common STI—but a diagnosis doesn’t spell doom for your hookups.

The FDA Just Approved a New Drug to Protect Babies and Toddlers From RSV

Experts say the injectable medication, called Beyfortus, will be critical ahead of cold and flu season.

How to Find a Doctor Who Isn’t Laser-Focused on Your Weight

Everyone deserves to be treated as a whole person—not just a number on a scale.
Blown away

This $15 Handheld Fan Changed My Sweaty Little Life

This is the one device that actually keeps me cool.
Thank us later

7 Easy and Non-Corny Ways to Practice Gratitude Every Day

Don’t roll your eyes—the mental and physical health benefits are legit.

Our Place’s New Wonder Oven Gave My Beloved Air Fryer a Run for Its Money

It has a ton of useful cooking functions and accessories, and it’s also extremely cute.
Flipping amazing

Simone Biles Is Back—Here’s the Weekly Habit That Inspired Her Gymnastics Return

The GOAT will compete again, but not without some mental preparation.
That’s a no for me dawg

Everyone Has Relationship Deal-Breakers. Here’s How to Identify Yours

Plus the best, non-awkward ways to bring them up.

Demi Lovato’s 2018 Drug Overdose Caused Complications She Still Lives With Today

The long-term effects serve as a “constant reminder to stay on the right path.”

The Very Best Luxury Beauty Deals at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

Save on Sunday Riley, Nuface, and more.

Lisa Marie Presley Died of Small Bowel Obstruction—Here’s What That Means

The blockage was related to a bariatric surgery she had years ago.

The Best Fitness Trackers, According to Experts

Athletes, running coaches, swimming instructors, and more shared their top picks.

How to Use a Fitness Tracker Without Letting It Rule Your Life

The constant reminders to get more steps or burn more calories can be triggering—especially for perfectionists.

How to Stop Comparing Your Current Body to Your Former One

It’s easy to romanticize the past, but we’re not meant to look the same our whole lives.

How to Predict When a Migraine Attack Will Happen—And Potentially Avoid It

Here’s what you should know about the prodrome phase.