This TV Star’s Before-and-After Photo Shows Why She’s ‘Loving’ Her Weight Gain

If you watch The Real, you’ve seen Jeannie Mai get real on the small screen talking to celebrities. Now, the 39-year-old Emmy winner is getting real about something personal: her weight transformation. While most Instagrammers celebrate losing weight, Mai wrote an inspiring message about gaining 17 pounds—and how the extra pounds have made her feel […]

The One Word That Keeps You From Being Truly in the Moment

Erin Falconer is the editor behind the self-improvement site Pick the Brain. In this excerpt from her book How to Get Sh*T Done ($26,, she highlights the toxic word we all need to ban from our self-talk. It's time we kicked should to the curb. Should is a word that implies obligation and expectation and often comes as a box set that’s […]

This Instagram Artist’s Illustrations About Life and Mental Health Will Help You Feel ‘Normal’

This story is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace. Illustrator Mari Andrew pulls from her own emotions and experiences to depict the complexities of life that touch us all—from grief and loneliness to healing and new love. In the space of three years, her candid drawings have attracted nearly 800,000 followers […]

These 5 Habits May Help You Live 10 Years Longer, Study Says

Making five healthy lifestyle choices could prolong your life by longer than 10 years, according to a new study. The habits are recognizable — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, drinking only in moderation, not smoking and maintaining a healthy body weight — but the study sought to quantify the exact extent to which they […]

Why It’s Not Okay to Call Kanye West ‘Crazy’ or Question His Mental Health

So Kanye West tweeted this week—a lot. On Wednesday, the rapper talked about his home, emoji preferences, and why President Donald Trump is his “brother.” RELATED: Why It's Time to Stop Casually Calling People 'Schizophrenic' or 'Bipolar' In response, people from all over the world (including his pal John Legend) expressed that they found his statements and […]

See How This Fitness Influencer Hid Her Bloat to Make It Look Like She Had a ‘Flatter Tummy’

Everyone gets bloated—even fitness influencers who post inviable selfies showing off their flat, fat-free stomachs. Now, 23-year-old Erin Mitchell is sharing the trick she and other influencers use to achieve that toned-tummy look when their midsections are anything but. On Monday, she posted a before-and-after photo on Instagram, wearing the same sports bra and leggings in each.  “So, […]

Doctors Performed the First Full Penis and Scrotum Transplant on an American Military Vet

Physicians at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore have performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world, the hospital announced on Monday. The surgery, which took place over 14 hours on March 26, was performed by a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons. The penis and scrotum […]

George H. W. Bush Hospitalized Less Than 24 Hours After Laying His Beloved Barbara to Rest

Less than one day after burying his wife, former president George H. W. Bush was hospitalized Sunday morning and remains in intensive care, his spokesman announced Monday evening. His spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE on Monday that Bush, 93, “was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection […]

Whitney Way Thore Tells the Internet Trolls to Stay Away: ‘I Take No Stock in Your Opinion’

Whitney Way Thore is done with the cruel comments she gets on social media. The star of My Big Fat Fabulous Life enjoys sharing her life with her followers on Instagram and Twitter, but feels like the rude messages she gets invade the “home” she’s created. Thore, 33, said that she chooses not to read […]

7-Year-Old California Boy Lives with Incurable Rare Condition that Makes Sunlight Deadly

Almost through the entirety of her 7-year-old son’s life, Noelle Kei has safeguarded him from something that many take for granted: the sun. When Oliver was 18 months old and developing dark freckles over his face, he was diagnosed with xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare condition that causes ultraviolet light—emitted by the sun and many household bulbs—to irreparably damage […]