Transgender people who experience discrimination likelier to have poor mental health

A University of Waikato study has found that transgender people who have experienced stigma, including harassment, violence, and discrimination because of their identity are much more likely to have poor mental health outcomes. Based on the responses of 1,178 people who completed a national Aotearoa/New Zealand survey, the findings published in the International Journal of…

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11 Exercises For Better Sleep

Sleep should be a welcome respite, but with our regular routines upended and an almost daily onslaught of anxiety-inducing news, many people are tossing and turning. A study published in June by the journal Sleep Medicine found a 37 percent increase in the rates of clinical insomnia among adults in China from before the peak…

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How to Support Independent Restaurants

Even with outdoor dining this summer, many restaurants across the country have closed or remain on the brink of disaster — especially smaller, independently owned neighborhood businesses. Loyal patrons have rallied to support their favorite local restaurants, but as the pandemic drags on, business owners have had to hustle hard to stay afloat. With colder…

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4 Podcasts That Are Perfect for Halloween

When it comes to horror, no C.G.I. monstrosity is quite as terrifying as what your mind can conjure. We’ve collected some of the most delightful frights and spooky scintillations in audio drama and non-fiction podcasting. In this anthology podcast, the mountains of central Appalachia are haunted by the sort of sanity-draining eldritch monsters found in…

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