Sara M. Moniuszko, USA TODAY

Sara M. Moniuszko


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Past articles by Sara:

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

Is it a 'no bones' day? Here's what that means.

Are you having a bones or no-bones day? We explain the viral phenomenon and how it relates to prioritizing self-care. → Read More

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