Sara M. Moniuszko, USA TODAY

Sara M. Moniuszko


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Recent articles by Sara:

What is the Blue Zones diet? How to eat like people who live the longest.

The Blue Zones diet is based on the eating patterns of people living in Blue Zones, parts of the world where people live the longest. → Read More

Some teachers let their students sleep in class. Here's what mental health experts say.

Some teachers let their students sleep in class. Here's why mental health experts say this could be a red flag for a more serious mental health issue. → Read More

‘It remains purely symbolic’: Why rainbow capitalism can be harmful to LGBTQ people

As Pride month kicks off, big brands sell LGBT merchandise as a seeming sign of solidarity – but this move is being criticized as Rainbow Capitalism. → Read More

Whoa... this all feels a bit sudden, right?

On Thursday, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated Americans don't need to use masks in many situations indoors. It all feels a bit fast, right? → Read More

Jill Biden’s tights and why society is obsessed with what older women wear

What women decide to wear, no matter what they choose, can be a losing game. Experts weigh in on why society cares so and how we can move past it. → Read More

What is gua sha? Everything you need to know

Gua sha is an ancient wellness practice that is rising in popularity in the United States. Here's everything you need to know, including beginner tips. → Read More

It’s Mental Health Awareness month. How to treat yourself with some self-care

For Mental Health Awareness month, which kicks off Saturday, we've rounded up some ways you can put the focus back on you with some self-care. → Read More

Glenn Close's 'Da Butt' trivia knowledge — and dance moves — impress at the Oscars

Glenn Close may not have won an Oscar on Sunday night, but she did win points in viewers' hearts with her hilarious trivia about "Da Butt." → Read More

I finally feel part of the cool club

I was starting to feel out of the loop as everyone around me – family, friends and colleagues – had gotten their COVID vaccine. But now, it's my turn. → Read More

The new awkward question of our time – and how to ask it

Are you vaccinated? Many of us want to know, but we aren't quite sure how to ask. We talked to experts about the best ways to approach this question. → Read More

Why I'm doing early-quarantine activities again

As weather warms up, I've been enjoying some of my early-quarantine favorites, like crafts and having socially-distanced time outdoors. → Read More

Why Hunter Biden's shocking memoir needed to be written

Hunter Biden's openness about his struggles with addiction in his memoir "Beautiful Things" is important in helping not only readers but also himself. → Read More

Chrissy Teigen quit Twitter. Should you unplug and ditch social media?

We asked experts to weigh in on what signs to look for and how to form healthier habits with social media. → Read More

I'm 'afraid to leave my house': Asian women are living in fear

Asian women are living in fear. Witnessing this violence can lead to trauma, which can cause a range of mental and physical health effects. → Read More

I am actually looking forward to losing an hour of sleep... kind of

If you're someone like me who loves to sleep, you may be dreading this weekend: It's daylight savings time, which means we're losing an hour! → Read More

Feeling unmotivated? Here are 12 ideas for sparking and maintaining motivation

Lacking motivation in work or life in general during the coronavirus pandemic? Here are 12 tips you can try out. → Read More

Jay-Z, Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters earn 2021 Rock Hall nominations; more women than ever up for induction

Seven of nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Dionne Warwick and more. → Read More

Chrissy Teigen’s latest post about her pregnancy loss has an important message about grief

Chrissy Teigen’s latest Instagram post about her 2020 miscarriage has an important message: Grief doesn’t have an exact timeline. → Read More

Everything you need to know about Verzuz, including the latest battle with Ashanti, Keyshia Cole

Jeezy and Gucci Mane were the latest artists to battle it out on "Verzuz," but what is the series and who created it? Here's everything to know. → Read More

National Hugging Day: 6 safe, feel-good hug alternatives amid the coronavirus pandemic

We're missing hugs during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some safe, feel-good alternatives. → Read More