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Carolyn Kylstra

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  • SELF Magazine
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  • BuzzFeed

Recent articles by Carolyn:

What Does It Even Mean to Take Care of Your Mental Health Right Now?

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month, the editors of SELF magazine are thinking about what it means to take care of your mental health and cope. → Read More

What It’s Like to Be an E.R. Doctor Desperate for Personal Protective Equipment

Esther Choo, M.D., M.P.H., emergency medicine physician at Oregon Health & Science University, tells us what life is like right now on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

If You’re Waiting for Someone to Tell You What To Do to Flatten the Curve, Here It Is

We all need to do everything we can, right now, to flatten the curve. → Read More

When It Comes to the Coronavirus, We’re All in This Together

Here’s how we’re covering the coronavirus at SELF. → Read More

I Spent Years Pulling Out My Eyebrows and Eyelashes. The Right Brow Pencil Helps Me Leave the House.

What “healthy beauty” means to our editor in chief. → Read More

Mental Health Awareness Means Talking About All Types of Mental Illness

This World Bipolar Day, we're reminded not all mental health conditions are benefitting from increased awareness and decreased social stigma. Let’s keep talking. → Read More

SELF Style Guide: How Should a Health Brand Talk About Weight?

As part of SELF's Weight Issue, we're publishing a style guide to hold ourselves accountable and make sure our content is more consistent going forward. → Read More

The Weight Issue: A Letter from the Editor

In this letter from the editor of SELF magazine about the weight issue, Carolyn Kylstra explores the problems with how we talk about weight. → Read More

Wellness Has a Race Problem

When wellness should be for everyone, but too often isn’t. The editors of SELF take this issue seriously, and have a plan to do better. → Read More

Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

Help organizations providing relief to communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. → Read More

Is Raw Juice and Unpasteurized Juice Worth the Health Risk?

Raw juice and unpasteurized juice are popular these days. People think it's healthier or more nutritious than pasteurized juice—but that's not the full story. → Read More

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week by Giving Your Elected Officials Hell

This National Women's Health Week, I encourage you to read up on the issues that will impact your health and well-being, and contact your elected officials. → Read More

Why We Removed The Sample 1-Week Meal Plan From Our New Year’s Challenge

We hear you. → Read More

Why We Removed The Sample 1-Week Meal Plan From Our New Year’s Challenge

We hear you. → Read More

Hillary Clinton's Concession Speech Was A Must-Watch Historic Moment

Secretary Clinton addressed the nation, conceding the election to Donald Trump in an historic and important speech. → Read More

Welcome To The New SELF Digital

Come as you are. → Read More

Crickets In The Subway: The Worst Possible Way To Raise Awareness About Mental Illness

A woman unleashed crickets in a New York City subway train to raise awareness about how society treats people with mental illnesses. → Read More

Crickets In The Subway: The Worst Possible Way To Raise Awareness About Mental Illness

A woman unleashed crickets in a New York City subway train to raise awareness about how society treats people with mental illnesses. → Read More

Zoe Saldana Has Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis—Here’s What That Means

Hashimotos thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland. → Read More

Zoe Saldana Has Hashimoto's Thyroiditis—Here's What That Means

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland. → Read More