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Negative body talk could be hurting your friendships. Here’s how to have healthier conversations.

Fat talk is contagious and potentially damaging — but there are ways to avoid it

What a start-up founder and student does in a workday

Pitch competition applications, merienda time and homework

Teaching others about healthy body image taught me self-love lessons of my own

I’m not finished with my journey, but I can still help others on their own

It’s a big week for abortion at the Supreme Court. Here’s what to know.

A Lily reporter shares her rundown of the Texas and Mississippi cases

My grandfather founded the National Day of Mourning to dispel the myth of Thanksgiving. I’m carrying on his legacy.

Every year, I march to tell the true history of the European conquest of the United States

I wasn’t allowed to celebrate holidays growing up. Now, I revel in hosting my queer, polyamorous family.

After a childhood spent learning to deny pleasure, I’m relishing life’s abundant pleasures with my chosen family

What a features director for Condé Nast Traveler does in a workday

A long walk to the office, a virtual summit and an IRL happy hour

I spent two years learning about widows’ lives after loss. Here’s what surprised me.

I was unprepared for the creative ways women are pulling themselves out of grief

The pandemic forced me to juggle odd jobs. I’m still learning how to balance them all.

As a recent graduate, I didn’t expect to be here, but I’m proud of myself for navigating it

Ask Dr. Andrea: I compulsively lie when telling stories. How can I stop?

I don’t know why I tell trivial lies, but my friends are starting not to trust me