Sara M. Moniuszko, USA TODAY

Sara M. Moniuszko


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Past articles by Sara:

Halloween already? Last-minute tips for a spooktacular time

Halloween is almost here! We've rounded up some stories that will help even the most last-minute holiday planner have a frightfully good time. → Read More

Are you taking enough steps daily for a long, healthy life?

Most of us have heard about the health benefit of walking a few thousand steps a day, but did you know it could help you live a longer life? → Read More

Celebs can 'have it all' and still be cheated on. What does it mean for the rest of us?

Nia Long, Beyonce, EmRata, Behati. Their partners have crossed a line. How that says more about them than the women. → Read More

How Queen Elizabeth II's death highlights the complexity of loss and legacy

Are you mourning Queen Elizabeth II? It can be a complicated question, so my colleague spoke to experts about what this moment means for many. → Read More

Bye, bye, bye: When it's time to unfollow someone on social media

Triggered by certain social media accounts that show up on your feed? Is it time to hit unfollow? We asked experts to share their tips. → Read More

Monkeypox is spreading through sex, but it's not an STI. Why calling it one is a problem.

The problem with calling monkeypox a sexually transmitted infection goes beyond inaccuracy. It also feeds into stigma. → Read More

Have a child with ADHD, anxiety or sensory concerns? Use these tips for smoother summer plans.

Travel can be stressful for anyone, but for kids with additional concerns with attention or anxiety – things can feel amplified. Here are expert tips. → Read More

Do these allergy ‘hacks’ actually work? We had experts weigh in.

Allergy season is upon us, and social media is blowing up with "hacks" to make your sniffles and itchy eyes more bearable. But do they actually work? → Read More

A drink to 'clean out' your insides? Gross, but I had to learn more.

The drink claims to help bloating and constipation with three ingredients: water, chia seeds and lemon. Here's what I learned from experts. → Read More

Feeling helpless after a heavy week? Read this.

If recent headlines leave you full of emotion but often stuck on what to do next, you're not alone. There's a word for that feeling too. → Read More

After a wild news week, our readers share their 'glimmers'

All week we've been thinking about the slap between Will Smith and Chris Rock, but our readers have also been looking out for "glimmers." → Read More

I started noticing a major celebrity trend so I set out to learn more

Experts told me celebrities having kids outside of marriage helps to normalize nontraditional family dynamics, which are slowly becoming more visible. → Read More

A topless Adidas ad and our struggle to normalize the naked female body

Experts say there's a long way to go in normalizing naked bodies, particularly female-presenting bodies, and the path forward is a complicated one. → Read More

I've picked my 'word of the year.' What's yours?

I'm choosing "wellness" as my theme for 2022. Have you ever made a word of the year? Here's how it works. → Read More

Why 'overindulging' at your Thanksgiving dinner isn't a big deal

Eat as much as you want on Thanksgiving. It's fine. Here's why, according to experts. → Read More

I brought this with me to get my booster and it made a big difference

I got an extra boost this week via my COVID-19 booster vaccine, and this time went smoother since I had a friend join me. → Read More

The latest sex and dating trend? Celibacy.

Skipping sex for empowerment and self-growth? We had experts weigh in on celibacy, which is getting attention as a dating and wellness trend. → Read More

'SNL': Dionne Warwick drops by to sing 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' with her double

We were seeing double on "Saturday Night Live" as the real Dionne Warwick performed "What the World Needs Now Is Love" with cast member Ego Nwodim. → Read More

'SNL': Pete Davidson plays Aaron Rodgers, Trump impression earns praise during cold open

On "Saturday Night Live," Pete Davidson transformed into Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

How I'm learning to use nature to de-stress

They say nature is healing. I was reminded just how true that is earlier this week when I went for a calming stroll through Central Park. → Read More