Zahra Barnes, SELF Magazine

Zahra Barnes

SELF Magazine

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • SELF Magazine
Past:
  • Women's Health Mag
  • Glamour

Recent articles by Zahra:

Sarah Hyland Opens Up About Dialysis and Her Second Kidney Transplant

Modern Family actor Sarah Hyland opens up about her second kidney transplant, her relationship with Wells Adams, endometriosis, chronic illness, and more. → Read More

Here’s Exactly How to Find the Best Birth Control Pill for You

Each type of birth control pill has its pros and cons. Here's how to find the best birth control pill for you. → Read More

Beware of Phytophotodermatitis, the Weird Sun Reaction That Could Definitely Ruin Your Summer

Phytophotodermatitis is a strange skin reaction that happens after you touch certain plants and expose your skin to the sun. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! → Read More

What It's Like to Reclaim Your Sex Life After Sexual Assault

Learning to have a happy, healthy sex life after rape is hard—and possible. Here, survivors share their stories of reclaiming sex after sexual assault. → Read More

Genital Warts: What Are They and How Do You Get Them?

Learn more about what genital warts are and how you can get them. The doctors are in, and they have all the information you need. → Read More

10 Fruits With Super-High And Low Sugar Counts

Natural fruit sugar is better than added sugar, but it's still nice to keep an eye on high sugar fruits (especially if you're keto or diabetic). → Read More

8 Women Who’ve Tried Anal Sex Describe What It’s Actually Like

It's natural to wonder what anal sex is like—so we got eight women to spill the dirty details about losing their anal sex virginity. → Read More

Average Penis Girth Size, Revealed

Researchers have looked into what the average penis girth really is. The results may surprise you. Not that it matters, but still. → Read More

Is It OK to Use a Condom as a Dental Dam?

Learn more about exactly how to transform a condom into a dental dam. This is true safe-sex magic, and experts approve, too. → Read More

The 10 Best Sex Positions to Stimulate Your Clit

These are the best sex positions to stimulate your clit. → Read More

Can My IUD Fall Out If I Have Rough Sex?

Is it possible for an IUD to expel because of rough sex? Like...really rough? We asked experts for their insight. → Read More

12 Reasons Why You Just Can't Poop

Reasons why you might be constipated, along with remedies to help with constipation relief. → Read More

Here's How Stress Actually Impacts Your Skin

The stress/skin connection is real. Learn more about how stress affects your skin (and how this can work in reverse, too). → Read More

WTF Is The Pegan Diet And Can It Help You Lose Weight?

The pegan diet is a mix of the popular paleo and vegan eating plans, but can it help you lose weight? → Read More

5 Common Allergens That Are Basically Everywhere and Making You Feel Like Crap

They might even have the nerve to show up in your bed. → Read More

What It's Like to Live With PTSD After Escaping Domestic Violence

Women share the harrowing—and hopeful—truth. → Read More

Wearing Shoes Indoors: How Many Germs Are We Talking, Exactly?

Here, experts discuss how important it is to take your shoes off indoors. Do you want the good news or the bad news first? → Read More

Do I Really Need to Have Teeth Cleanings Twice a Year?

Teeth cleanings aren't fun, but they're necessary. So, how often should you go? Here, two dentists tell it to you straight. → Read More

This Is How Long You Should Actually Be Washing Your Hands

Not forever! But maybe for a little longer than you actually do. → Read More

Mass Shootings Are Actually Pretty Rare, but Here's What to Do if You're Ever in One

The chances of ever experiencing a mass shooting are incredibly low. Still, preparing can help you survive—and ease your fear even if it never happens. → Read More