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Christopher Polk/ NBC | GettyChristopher Polk/ NBC | GettyBeing diagnosed with a chronic condition like lupus can feel isolating, especially if you don’t know anyone else who has gone through it. The autoimmune condition can cause inflammation of the skin, heart, kidneys, lungs, joints, and other parts of the body. Side effects include overwhelming fatigue, skin rashes, chronic pain, fevers, kidney damage, heart problems, depression, and changes in weight. Although The Lupus Foundation estimates that 1.5 million Americans live with some form of lupus, it’s not always talked about in mainstream media. Lupus is considered an “invisible illness,” meaning the…

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Getty Images | PeopleImagesGetty Images | PeopleImagesEvery editorial product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn commission.Gap is one of our go-to stores for scoring high-quality (and stylish!) workout gear. The brand’s pieces aren’t just top-notch, but just like Gap’s sister brand, Old Navy, you can almost always score some really great deals — even on new arrivals. Case in point: Right now, Gap is offering discounts of 40 to 60 percent across the board, meaning epic deals are waiting in every category. We’re especially eyeing its latest fitness drops, which…

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Getty Images | Petar Tutundziev / 500pxGetty Images | Petar Tutundziev / 500px One of the beautiful things about TikTok is that within the hundreds of millions of active users, you can find little communities that seem to speak directly to you. The mental health community in particular has been using the platform to share relatable stories, talk about personal experiences, spread awareness, and provide affirming support. TikTok has even helped people learn more about potential diagnoses, bringing light to the different ways conditions can present in daily life. One mental-health-adjacent trend circulating on TikTok is called “brain flossing,” and…

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Photo by -/AFP via Getty ImagesPhoto by -/AFP via Getty ImagesI was in the middle of a dramatic breakup when Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” came out, and I’ll never forget scream-singing about the patriarchy in the back of a car with my best friends. I still look back on the memory of that ride as a breakthrough moment in my healing process. It was the definition of catharsis — and I know I’m not alone in that feeling. Those of us who identify as Swifties have witnessed the emotional release that comes with listening to a…

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Getty | Michael Hickey Prince Williams Bennett Raglin; Photo Illustration by Aly LimGetty | Michael Hickey Prince Williams Bennett Raglin; Photo Illustration by Aly Lim”Came to LSU my freshman year and we made history,” is not only a line in Flau’jae Johnson’s 13-song mixtape “4 My Fans.” It’s also an accurate description of the rapper and LSU basketball player’s life since she won the 2023 NCAA championship as LSU’s All-American guard. Since those lyrics became a reality, the 5-foot-10 multihyphenate’s life has been on a fast track. She’s been featured in a Super Bowl commercial, secured multiple deals with sports…

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Getty | John Shearer/TAS23Getty | John Shearer/TAS23 We all expected Taylor Swift’s cathartic new album to be about the demise of her long relationship with actor Joe Alwyn. But on release day, we discovered more: “The Tortured Poets Department” is a portrait of the roller coaster that is a 30-something breakup. Swift spent six years in a relationship with Alwyn, and fans speculated that perhaps she had found something that would last forever – until their breakup was announced in April 2023, when she was 33, just as she was embarking on her history-making Eras Tour, and arguably reaching the…

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Jaume De La IguanaJaume De La IguanaWhen life gives you lemons, you have to make lemonade — and that’s exactly what Shakira did after heartbreak. When the Colombian pop star learned in 2022 that Gerard Piqué, her partner of 11 years and the father of her two sons, was cheating on her, I’m sure it felt as if her life was falling apart. But when she couldn’t bear the pain and the betrayal, she did what most musicians do — she turned it into art.The first song Shakira released that was directly related to the breakup was 2022’s “Te Felicito”…

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Getty | Jason Kempin; Leah Puttkammer; Michael HickeyGetty | Jason Kempin; Leah Puttkammer; Michael HickeyTanner Adell fell in love with country music young.She grew up splitting her time between Los Angeles and Star Valley, WY, which created a stark contrast — but it was the country lifestyle, and specifically the music, that held her heart. Adell remembers falling in love with Keith Urban when he released “Somebody Like You.” And every summer, when she and her mom would set out to drive back to LA from Star Valley, she’d sit in the back of the car and “just silently cry…

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Getty | WavebreakmediaGetty | WavebreakmediaWe swear a good bedtime playlist helps us get better sleep. In fact, research from the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences shows that listening to music can significantly reduce the severity of insomnia and improve sleep quality. Choosing the right music before bed can even help you fall asleep, which makes a solid bedtime playlist a seriously powerful part of any nighttime routine. Now, thanks to playlist mining tools from Spotify, we’re able to identify the top songs people turn to for a better night’s sleep. If you need more reasons to refresh…

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Getty | VALERIE MACONGetty | VALERIE MACON Jordin Sparks has been in the public eye for exactly half of her life. At 17, she became the youngest winner of “American Idol” in the show’s history and now, at 34, she’s a wife, mother, and ever-evolving artist gearing up to release her fifth studio album. Chaos is the name of the game, but Sparks says she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m really grateful for the life that I have,” she tells POPSUGAR. “My schedules with my career have been pretty crazy. We just pulled a 15-hour a day on…

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