Caitlin Flynn

Freelance Culture Reporter & Travel Writer | Editor


Caitlin Flynn is an award-winning journalist, writer, and editor based in Lisbon, Portugal. Her reporting and essays have been featured in publications including Rolling Stone, The Seattle Times, CrimeReads, HuffPost, Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, VICE, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Glamour, Allure, DAME Magazine, Refinery29, and Bustle. Caitlin's work covers a variety of topics including crime, health, politics, and travel.

Caitlin earned a B.A. in English Literature and Film Studies from Smith College and began her career as a business development coordinator at Random House in New York City. She is working on her first book.



Teen Vogue
The Physical Aftermath of Sexual Assault

When Alison*, now 30, was raped as a college freshman, she recalls feeling numb and emotionally disconnected from her friends and family. "That weekend, I was mostly really worried about getting pregnant or getting an STI," she tells Teen Vogue.

Revisiting the Christa Worthington Murder, 20 Years Later

On January 6, 2002, Christa Worthington was found raped, beaten, and stabbed to death in her Cape Cod home. Her two-year-old daughter, Ava, who was physically unharmed, clung to Worthington's body; the toddler's mother had been dead for up to 36 hours.

Dame Magazine
America Has a Rape Kit Crisis | Dame Magazine

In April 2014, Seattle resident Leah Griffin woke up bleeding heavily with little recollection of the night before. After piecing together what she did remember, it didn't take long for Griffin to realize that she'd been drugged and raped. So she did what victims are instructed to do under such circumstances and went to the nearest emergency room.

Author Jessica Knoll on Adapting 'Luckiest Girl Alive' for Netflix

Content Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual violence and can be triggering for some. If you have experienced sexual violence and are in need of crisis support, please call the RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). When Jessica Knoll's debut novel "Luckiest Girl Alive" was published in 2015, it immediately struck a chord among sexual violence survivors.

Teen Vogue
What to Do if You're in Isolation With Your Abuser

"At that point, the person has passed the first minor threshold of not minimizing," he explains, recommending that you then open up more. If you're in your early 20s and you and your friends are in social isolation in your own apartments or homes, turning to a close friend can be the best option.

Teen Vogue
States Are Using the Coronavirus Crisis to Stop Abortion

In Texas, Dr. Moayedi is required to see patients seeking the abortion pill in person for an ultrasound. Then they can return 24 hours later to receive the pills - which have to be given to the patient directly by a physician. Within 14 days they must return for an in-person visit.

Lonely Planet
Nerd out in Seattle's top museums - Lonely Planet

For the first time ever, Lonely Planet's experts have compiled the USA's 500 most memorable, beautiful, surprising and compelling experiences. Ponder the scope of the Grand Canyon, delve into the history of a nation of immigrants at Ellis Island or wander across architectural grandeur at Golden Gate Bridge.

The Seattle Times
From the beach to the rainforest, Belize is a breath of fresh air

When Alaska Airlines launched a direct flight from Seattle to Belize City's Goldson International Airport in November, I jumped at the opportunity to be on the inaugural flight. The direct flight from Seattle is seasonal, mirroring high season in the Central American nation of Belize, generally considered November through April - the perfect time to trade Seattle's clouds and rain for some warm weather and sunshine.

Is There a Connection Between Surviving Assault and Consuming True Crime?

Between podcasts, documentaries, and books, the true crime genre is more popular and prolific than ever. Women account for nearly 75 percent of true crime podcast listeners and in 2019, organizers of CrimeCon reported that approximately 80 percent of attendees were women.

Kristin Chenoweth Reveals How She Copes With Migraines At Work

Unless you enjoy feeling as though an invisible drill is boring into your skull, there's never a convenient time to experience a migraine attack. Living with the condition means finding ways to deal with it at work ― and few understand this better than Tony and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth.

How To Talk To Your Boss About Your Mental Health

How can you get that kind of support from your boss? Should you bring up your mental health condition at all? We asked the experts how to tackle these toughies, whether you need a long lunch for a weekly therapy appointment or a leave of absence for more intensive care.


The Seattle Times
Eastern Washington skiers: Here's what's new over the Idaho border at Schweitzer

It's about midway through the ski season, so there's no time like the present to treat yourself to a getaway that offers quality time on the slopes, après-ski relaxation and a charming small town full of independent shops and restaurants. That last part might sound like a far cry from what you'd find at Crystal or Summit at Snoqualmie.

Lonely Planet
The 12 best beaches in Seattle - Lonely Planet

Make the most of your time in the USA with Lonely Planet's range of travel guides. Be the architect of your own trip as you discover the best things to do in the USA through insider tips, suggested itineraries and handy maps.

The Seattle Times
Weekend getaways: Seeking outdoor adventures? Ahead of ski season, Snowmass, Colorado, offers...

New England is often considered the autumn travel destination for gorgeous foliage, beautiful hikes and massive orchards, and this native New Englander was admittedly skeptical that anywhere else could come close. But when you only have a long weekend at your disposal, a cross-country flight and jet lag just aren't worth it, so I headed to Snowmass Village, Colorado, to see if it truly lives up to the hype.

Feminist Passport: Your travel guide to Wyoming

You want to see the world, but sometimes the world is an unfriendly place. That's why HelloGiggles is bringing you Feminist Passport, a guide to all of the most inclusive hotels, restaurants, shops, bars, and sights to visit on your next big adventure. Because travel should be for everyone.

The Seattle Times
Weekend getaways: Soak up the sun and culture of Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico has a lot to offer: natural beauty, rich culture, delicious food, and activities you won't find in other American cities. Though tourists may gravitate toward nearby Santa Fe, they're missing out on a convenient, affordable getaway for...

POPSUGAR Smart Living
This Is Exactly What to Do If You Lose Your Passport in Another Country

No matter how many times I travel to a foreign country, I feel the same surge of excitement the moment the plane lands. Traveling abroad allows you to immerse yourself in a new culture that's entirely different from your own, and it's a (highly enjoyable) learning experience that can't be found in any classroom.

The 10 Best Solo Trips for Women

As much as I love traveling with my friends and family, I have to admit that I get particularly excited when I have the opportunity to take a solo trip. Compromise is great and all, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with loving the idea that you get to make all the decisions regarding said trip.

Dr Beach's Verdict Is In: This Is The Best Beach In The U.S.

Of course, nine other beautiful shorelines were recognized by Dr. Beach. Beachwalker Park in South Carolina, Coronado Beach in California, Hapuna Beach State Park in Hawaii, Caladesi Island State Park in Florida, Coast Guard Beach in Massachusetts, Coopers Beach in New York, Grayton Beach State Park in Florida, Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach in North Carolina, and Kapalua Bay Beach, Hawaii rounded out the top ten.

14 Literary Landmarks for Your Bookish U.S. Road Trip

These literary landmarks are the stuff of every bookworm's dreams. There's a lot to take into account when you're planning a vacation, but one thing bookworms never want to miss is the chance to visit a literary landmark (or five...or 14).

How to Recreate Your Own Royal Wedding Experience in London

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot at Windsor Castle on May 19, and I'm beginning to think my invitation got lost in the mail. It looks like I'll have to settle for waking up at 3 a.m. to watch live TV coverage of the ceremony.

The Entire Country Of Sweden Is Listed On Airbnb

It's official - Airbnb has posted its most unique (and enticing) listing ever. What could possibly be so special about one home, you ask? Well, it's not "one" home at all - the entire country of Sweden is listed on Airbnb. (Yes, really.)

Wanderlust: 8 Beautiful Spots to Add to Your Bucket List Now - Crixeo

For those of us with a serious case of wanderlust, it's hard to keep track of all the places we want to visit. Traveling to an exotic location, especially one that's a little off the beaten path, allows us to immerse ourselves in a culture that's completely different from our own.

This 18th century French chateâu is becoming the hotel of our dreams

A trip to France is already the stuff of dreams - but a stay at a newly-restored 18th century French chateâu will immediately make you the envy of your friends and family. Karen and Craig Waters of Perth Australia purchased the dilapidated property in 2013 while visiting their daughter who was on a study abroad program in France, and they've been hard at work restoring it ever since.

The Seattle Times
How to experience New York City like a local

A guide to making the most of your visit, from the famous landmarks to the hidden gems. Share story As this New Yorker-turned-Seattleite can attest, there's so much to do in New York City that it can be overwhelming - even if you've lived there for years.

An Underwater Winery Just Opened In Croatia

There are plenty of reasons to travel to Croatia, including its rich history, beautiful coast, amazing food, and killer sunsets. (Your Instagram feed will be the envy of all your friends.) But if all that isn't enough to convince you, the country's first underwater winery will surely make Croatia shoot to the top of your travel bucket list.

Road-Tripping With Kids? Here's Where to Go

It's almost summer, and that means it's time to start planning the next family vacation. If you're considering taking the kids on a road trip this summer, don't let National Lampoon's Vacation deter you. As long as you plan ahead, road trips can quickly turn into some of your kids' most treasured memories.

The Seattle Times
The best Austin music clubs and where to eat between sets

Head to Austin for the music, but stay for the food. Or was it the other way around? Here's the best of both. Share story Austin's reputation as the live music capitol of the world is well-earned. People travel from all over the country and world to attend renowned festivals such as Austin City Limits and South by Southwest.

The Seattle Times
The best places to beach and brunch in Vancouver

Three Vancouver beaches where you can hit the water and a beautiful brunch spot in one outing. Share story During a Vancouver getaway, there are two things you don't want to miss - the city's beautiful beaches and its delicious cuisine. Luckily, it's easy to do both in the same outing.

The Seattle Times
Why Chicago should be on a Seattleite's must-go list

The Windy City has it all: world-class museums and architecture, urban beaches and the best dining and entertainment. Share story A trip to the Midwest isn't on your short list? It should be. Whether you're there on business, visiting the family nearby or just want to see one of America's great cities, Chicago is well worth not flying over.

The Seattle Times
How to give your old luggage new life

Before you invest in new luggage, try adding accessories to give your old pieces new life. Share story Maybe your old roller bag or college duffle aren't quite cutting it any more. Before you pop for that Louis Vuitton steamer trunk (we know but, really, how will you get it through the airport?), try these accessories that can give new life to your old standbys.

Celebrity Interviews

'Veep's Timothy Simons On Finding The Satire In The Age Of Trump

When Season 5 of Veep concluded in June 2016, it was hilariously ironic that Jonah Ryan was the only character who still had a stable job in politics. Fast forward to Season 6, which premiered three months after Donald Trump's inauguration, and it su...

Keeley Hawes Went On A "Journey" With 'The Missing'

If you're anything like me, you've been devouring every single episode of The Missing on STARZ - and counting down the minutes until the series finale airs on Sunday, April 2. At long last, we'll get the answers to our burning questions... right? Per...

Sasha Pieterse Hints At Love & Betrayal On 'PLL'

The final season of Pretty Little Liars premieres in April, and it'll be the end of an era. The show's fanbase is nothing if not devoted, and we've spent the past seven years theorizing and speculating about every single question and mystery. In an i...

Pop Culture

HBO's 'Sharp Objects' and the Rise of the Antiheroine - Crixeo

Before Gone Girl skyrocketed to the top of best-seller lists everywhere, Gillian Flynn's 2006 debut novel Sharp Objects found a niche audience with psychological-thriller aficionados. Twelve years later, it's come to life on our small screens in an HBO miniseries executive produced by Flynn.

How Netflix's 'Afflicted' Failed the Chronic Illness Community

When "Afflicted" viewers first meet Bekah Fly, she and her boyfriend Jesse are living in a secluded van in the middle of the California desert. Her severe mold sensitivity makes it difficult for her to reside in traditional homes or apartments, she explains.

Makeup Artist Says Jeffrey Tambor Sexually Harassed Her In 2001

Now, a celebrity makeup artist with no connection to Transparent has come forward and shared her own story about Tambor. In an exclusive interview with Refinery29, Tamara Delbridge says that Tambor forcibly kissed her in 2001 on the set of the film Never Again.

5 Reasons We Love Julia Louis-Dreyfus - On Her Birthday & Every Day

On September 17 Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history when she collected her sixth consecutive award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as the narcissistic, neurotic VP-turned-president on HBO's Veep. The following day Louis-Dreyfus was diagnosed with breast cancer.

This Adorable Clip Shows That Meghan Markle Has Been A Feminist Since Childhood

If you hate it when commercials send the message that housework is the responsibility of women and women alone, it turns out you have something in common with Meghan Markle. It's fairly well-known that Markle is an outspoken feminist, but it turns out she began fighting sexism long before her acting career made her a household name.

Law & Order: SVU Is More Relevant Than Ever

I can't remember a time when Law & Order: Special Victims Unit wasn't on the air, but I was still a little taken aback when I saw the headline that SVU had been renewed for season 19, which will premiere on September 27.

5 Reasons We Miss Nora Ephron

"She pulled a fast one on us... I guess sometimes you have to wait for someone to leave the room to say how great they are," Meryl Streep said at Nora Ephron's memorial service in New York City in 2012.

Friendship Goals: 7 Iconic Duos in TV History - Crixeo

August 6 is National Friendship Day - so it's the perfect day to go all out for your platonic other half. The best part of this holiday is there's no "right" or "wrong" way to celebrate. In addition to giving some extra love to our friends, we're also taking this opportunity to honor some of our favorite iconic duos from TV shows.

Virgil Abloh Is As Obsessed With Princess Diana As We Are

August 31 marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death and, unsurprisingly, a number of new books, documentaries, and series are being released throughout the next month. Abloh recently shared an image of his Spring 2018 inspiration board on Instagram and, based on the looks of it, he's just as obsessed with Princess Diana as we are.

Why 'The Hunger Games' Still Resonates In 2017

On March 23, 2012, I eagerly stood in line waiting for the midnight screening of The Hunger Games. I couldn't wait to see one of my favorite books on the big screen - especially because Jennifer Lawrence was perfect for the role of the badass heroine...


Eater Seattle
Try These Seattle Pop-Ups Before They Disappear

Pop-ups This list will be updated periodically as new pop-ups emerge and old ones disappear. Know of any amazing pop-ups heading to town? Hit up the comments or the . are a way for chefs to test new ideas, collaborate with friends, or preview future restaurants, all while seeing what gets diners salivating.

Dough-Nut Disturb? This Hotel Has A Sweet Room Service Perk

Guests who opt in to this sweet deal will receive a "Donut Disturb" doorknob hanger upon check-in. When that sugar craving kicks in, you can simply hang it on your door and the kitchen will get busy putting together a confection that's three feet wide and one foot tall.

Watch this video to learn Scott Patterson's, aka Luke from "Gilmore Girls," fave burger recipe

Every Gilmore Girls devotee has dreamed of eating at Luke's Diner - and, unlike Lorelai, I'd even be willing to put my phone away in exchange for this magical experience. I've accepted the harsh reality that this is one dream that will never come true, but here's the next best thing - Scott Patterson, aka Luke from Gilmore Girls, shared his favorite burger recipe in a new video.

Seattle's Child
Food tastes better together for Island Soul restaurateur Theo Martin

Theo Martin knows that both food and family feed the soul. Photo: Joshua Huston For Theo Martin, owner of Island Soul restaurant in Columbia City, cooking is a joyful and rewarding family experience at work and at home. Theo's parents were also in the restaurant business, and "serving others is what makes food a very spiritual and happy field," he said.

This is how you should cook your pasta, according to science

Every time I order pasta at an Italian restaurant, I declare it the best meal I've ever had. But, somehow, when I make the dish at home, the noodles just don't taste quite the same. It turns out there may still be hope for my future culinary endeavors because a new video shows exactly how to cook pasta, according science.

Kit Kat sushi is an actual thing now

On April Fool's Day 2016, Kit Kat Japan played a cruel prank on us - the company released an advertising campaign for the release of a (fake) new sushi kit that featured exotic chocolate flavors on top of rice balls. Needless to say, it was soul-crushing to learn we wouldn't actually be able to indulge in this delicacy.


The Seattle Times
'Indelible in the Hippocampus' brings together 23 voices from the #MeToo movement

In 2006, activist Tarana Burke founded the #MeToo movement in an effort to empower survivors of sexual violence and raise awareness about the issue. But for years, her advocacy went unnoticed. Then, in October 2017, actress Alyssa Milano posted a tweet using the hashtag #MeToo, and the movement went mainstream almost immediately.

The Seattle Times
Idra Novey explores the risk - and reward - of speaking truth to power

When it comes to the crimes of the powerful, do we have an obligation to come forward? In the timely "Those Who Knew," Novey examines the price of disclosing harm. Share story Is it worth it to speak out about assault and sexual predation, especially when the perpetrator is a high-profile politician hailed as a hero in progressive circles?

The 15 Best Independent Bookstores in the US

When it's time to hit the road for a vacation, there are two things that bookworms know to be true. First of all, you can never pack too many books in your suitcase and carry-on (although those overweight luggage fees are definitely not on our side).

How 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' Inspired Me To Persevere

When I think of inspirational books, memoirs are automatically the first genre to pop into my mind. I have a special section on my bookcase dedicated to them, and I have several dogeared "go-to" memoirs that I turn to when I'm feeling down or discouraged.

11 books that will inspire you to keep fighting after the Women's March

Like millions of other Americans, I felt devastated, disillusioned, and hopeless after Donald Trump was elected president through the Electoral College. I was fully aware that my next step needed to involve activism - I had spent 10 to 15 hours per week volunteering for Hillary Clinton's campaign, so I certainly had some free time post-election.

Here are the 10 best books by women in 2016

Don't take this the wrong way, 2016, but I absolutely cannot wait to see the last of you. In fact, I didn't know it was possible to harbor such intense disdain for a year until 2016 gave us Donald Trump and took away some of our most beloved celebrities.

News & Politics

Of Course Kamala Harris Is Ready to Be President

Of Course Kamala Harris Is Ready to Be President The senator has been criticized for seeming too ambitious - but that's kind of the point. Sarah Purcell, a professor of history at Grinnell College in Iowa who specializes in the vice presidency, emphasizes the importance of this historic moment.

How Women Really Feel About Voting for Joe Biden

Data already shows women coming out to support the presumptive Democratic nominee, but not all are enthusiastic. Women across the country are preparing to cast their votes in November's general election for the presumptive Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, who will face off against the incumbent, President Donald Trump.

Here's Where Kamala Harris Stands on Key Issues, From Immigration to Healthcare

After months of speculation, Sen. Kamala Harris has been named as Joe Biden's vice president pick for the Democratic ticket. Both voters and pundits have been more invested in Biden's VP choice than during a typical election year, especially after he vowed to choose a woman during a March 15 debate.

"I Don't Know Anyone Who Isn't Somewhat Worried That Our School Will Be Next"

It was a relatively quiet evening of dining and theater-going in New York City when Times Square suddenly erupted into chaos. More than a dozen were injured as a throng of tourists fled what they believed to be an active shooter, some even pounding on doors of Broadway theaters, hoping to be granted shelter.

Human Trafficking: 5 Important Things You Should Know

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is the ideal opportunity to educate ourselves on an issue that receives far too little attention. Globally human trafficking is a $150 billion industry. But what many people don't know is how widespread it is in America.

Kamala Harris' Response To Charlottesville Is A Powerful Call To Action

"To some Americans, this was shocking and scary. They asked themselves how could this happen - in the United States of America - in 2017?" the California senator wrote. "To other Americans, what they know is, Charlottesville exemplifies an undeniable reality that lurks just beneath the surface in this nation we love."

12 Times We Set Aside Differences and Showed Human Decency in 2017

The year 2017 was turbulent both in America and abroad. After the most divisive election in modern history, our newsfeeds were dominated by heated (and often hostile) debates about everything from economics to social issues. As the year came to a close, it was easy to feel disheartened because it seemed we were divided beyond repair.

The Bodies Of 26 Teenage Girls Were Found In The Mediterranean Sea

Italian authorities are investigating the deaths of 26 teenage girls whose bodies were found in the Mediterranean Sea, NPR reports. Prosecutors believe they may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to travel from Niger and Nigeria to Italy, according to the BBC.

What The Supreme Court's Travel Ban Decision Means

It marked the beginning of multiple clashes between Trump and federal judges as revised versions of the travel ban continued to emerge from the White House and debate raged over whether Trump was within his legal authority as president to issue such orders - especially because they targeted predominantly Muslim countries.

Drug Overdose Deaths Have Reached An All-Time High In The United States

Of the 52,404 deaths reported in 2015, over 33,000 were attributed to opioids including legal prescription painkillers and illicit drugs like heroin and street fentanyl. In the third quarter of 2016, there were 19.9 drug overdose deaths for every 100,000 people - a significant increase compared to 16.7 from the same period in 2015.

Tammy Duckworth's Powerful Statement About Transgender Military Ban

"Anything else is not just discriminatory, it is disruptive to our military, and it is counterproductive to our national security," Duckworth said. "If the President enacts this ban, which would harm our military readiness, the Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who oppose this discrimination must enact legislation that prevents it from taking effect."

These Teens Crushed Their High School Fashion Show With Handmade Planned Parenthood Gowns

Each year, the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx holds a fashion show for its students. There are only two rules: The designs must be handmade and there's no fabric allowed. Needless to say, students get super creative. This year, Karolina Montes and Zoe Balestri stole the show when they walked the runway in dresses constructed from Planned Parenthood stickers.

Trump Disbands Climate Change Advisory Panel

The charter for the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment expires today and will not be renewed. The next National Climate Assessment was due to be released in 2018. The Trump administration is currently reviewing a scientific report that would be key to the final document.

Texas Just Made It Illegal For Anyone Under 18 To Get Married

Before the passage of the new bill, 16- and 17-year-olds could get married with parental consent and children of any age could marry with judicial approval. Now, it's illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to marry. The only exception is 16- and 17-year-olds who have been legally emancipated from their parents.

11,000 women now want to run for political office, and that gives us hope for the future

The day after Donald Trump's inauguration, an estimated 5 million women and men across all seven continents participated in the Women's March to protest the new president's misogynistic rhetoric and policies. But the march was only the beginning of a movement - as of April, 11,000 women have expressed aspirations to run for political office.

5 things you need to know about the 2018 midterm elections

Regardless of how you felt about the outcome of the highly polarizing 2016 election, our current political climate serves as a constant reminder that it's important to make our voices heard at every available opportunity. In addition to volunteering for political organizations, it's definitely not too soon to start thinking about the 2018 midterm elections.

How The 2016 Election Affected Americans' Mental & Physical Health

Harvard University scholar David R. Williams, who authored the paper, explains how and why major events like elections can impact people's health. "Events linked to the recent presidential campaign and election have given rise to fear and anxiety in many Americans," Williams wrote.

The Cast Of Hamilton Donated Their Salaries On IWD

Each Hamilton program on Wednesday evening had a special insert - a leaflet that read: "We would like to remind everyone that March is National Women's History Month and today is International Women's Day.

This Australian senator breastfed her baby in parliament, made history

Despite the fact that it's the 21st century, a whole lot of people still have hangups about women who breastfeed in public and professional spaces. Little Alia Joy Waters recently made history by becoming the first baby to be breastfed in Australian parliament - and let's hope other employers pay attention.

Michelle Obama Surprises High School Students With Secret Visit

The words "high school assembly" aren't usually synonymous with "the most exciting day ever," but there are exceptions to every rule. Case in point - former First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to Ballou STAY High School in Washington, D.C.

Health & Wellness

How to Get Rid of Debt You Racked Up During a Bad Mental Health Period

Compulsive spending often goes hand-in-hand with certain mental illnesses. For people who have clinical depression, comfort spending is a common way to self-soothe, while individuals with bipolar disorder often go on impulsive shopping sprees during manic episodes. These behaviors can lead to credit card debt that outlasts the mental health episode, and that can make it difficult to fully enjoy life again.

7 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With a Chronic Illness

It can be tough to address the topic of chronic illness when a loved one is in pain, but there are some things that people with conditions like lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia would prefer you not say. Here's a list of 7 things you should avoid saying to people with chronic illness.

Moms Open Up About Their Children's Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are frequently accompanied by shame, secrecy and loneliness. But the patient isn't the only person who experiences intense emotional distress due to the illness - the people closest to them suffer alongside their loved ones.

PTSD Awareness Day: Dispel the Myths and Break Down the Stigma - Crixeo

We've all heard the platitude that "time heals all wounds," but the 7.8% of Americans who experience PTSD at some point in their lives are painfully aware this isn't always the case. The illness, which is characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, nightmares, avoidance and hypervigilance, causes a significant disruption in day-to-day life and can become debilitating if untreated.

How to Make a Difference on World Health Day - Crixeo

April 7 is World Health Day, and this year's cause is access to health care for everyone. According to statistics gathered by the World Health Organization, half the world's population currently doesn't have access to health care - and a staggering 100 million people have been forced into poverty due to health care costs.

Do These 7 Things on Jan. 1 to Ease Your Anxiety For the Rest of the Year

New Year's Day 2018 is rapidly approaching, and once the celebrations have come to a close, the holiday can bring up a variety of mixed emotions for many people. Those of us who are prone to anxiety often experience fears and worries about what lies ahead in the new year, or we look back on the previous year and berate ourselves for not doing certain things differently.

Doctors Say It's Not Safe to Mix Aspirin and Ibuprofen

When it comes to painkillers, prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet strike fear into my heart due to the high risk of addiction. Admittedly, I've been far less concerned with the potential dangers of over-the-counter pain relievers, whether it's popping one more aspirin than the recommended dose when my cramps are unbearable or adding another med like ibuprofen when it feels like aspirin alone isn't doing the trick.

6 Benefits Of Being A Highly Sensitive Person

I first heard the term "highly sensitive person" a few years ago when I came across a quiz about the subject in one of my favorite magazines. As I checked off "yes" to nearly every single question, I felt as though the person who wrote the quiz just got me.

The Strange History of Society's View of Left-Handed People - Crixeo

When I was five, the lead librarian repeatedly removed my crayon from my left hand and placed it in my right. I was miffed and a little confused. How's a girl expected to color with the "wrong" hand? She nervously approached my mom at the end of the day and said, "I think there's something wrong with Caitlin."

This new study shows how migraines and anxiety are related

If your intense headaches have taken a toll on your mental health, you're not alone - new research shows that people who suffer from migraines are three times more likely to develop anxiety disorder than those who don't.

Shopping Guides

10 Best Galentine's Day Gifts for Your Platonic Soulmate

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission. February 13th marks what is only the best day of the year.

9 Best Sustainable Workout & Athleisure Brands

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission. Out with 2022, in with 2023!

The 8 Best Items to Buy at Outdoor Voices Right Now

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission.

8 Pretty Items to Take Your Work From Home Space to the Next Level

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission. Working from home entirely, or a hybrid arrangement of working from the office and your home, has become increasingly common.

9 Items That'll Help You Organize Your Home in the New Year

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission. Starting off the new year with a clean slate - both figuratively and literally - is always a good feeling.

9 Tote Bags For Every Personality and Taste

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission. We love chic designer handbags and purses as much as the next person - but they're not always the most practical choice, especially when we have errands to run.

The 11 Coziest Sweatshirts to Click "Add to Cart" on Right Now

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission. The arrival of fall means crisp weather (good riddance, heat waves!), gorgeous foliage, and pumpkin spice galore.

The Seattle Times
The hottest home-design trends for 2020 - with Seattle flavor

The new year can mark a fresh start in your life, so there's no time like the present to spruce up your home with some new furniture, accents and decor for 2020. A fun and beautiful way to celebrate our beloved city is by choosing items that have a decidedly "Seattle" feel to them.

The Seattle Times
Sweaters, jackets for summer nights and fall days | Produced by Advertising Publications

Start building your layers with these shoulder-season pieces you can wear now and in cooler months. Share story It can be downright blissful to think about cozy sweaters and chic jackets as these sweltering days continue. But let's not get ahead of ourselves and jump into fall fashion that we won't be able to fully enjoy for several more weeks.

The Seattle Times
14 eco-friendly finds for your home and wardrobe

Celebrate Earth Day by shopping greener, with these products that tread lightly on the earth. Share story There's never a wrong time to make your shopping habits more eco-friendly, but today - Earth Day - is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with brands and products that aim to tread lightly on the planet.

The Seattle Times
After the presents, change your focus to easy New Year's style

You don't need a whole new outfit to welcome 2018, just some fun accessories with a little sparkle. Share story With Christmas fast approaching, it's understandable if you haven't managed to obtain a fancy new outfit for New Year's Eve.

The Seattle Times
How to linger longer outdoors during the "shoulder season"

Celebrate the break in the heat with patio and deck gear that goes from summer into fall. Share story Didn't get to spend as much time outside as you wanted during our extra-hot, smoky summer? Make up for lost time during the shoulder season, as temps cool to manageable levels and friends return from summer vacations.

The Seattle Times
Fall's star pieces - coats and boots - in 16 styles

Chic, cozy boots and coats for men and women to help you usher in cooler weather. Share story If you're not particularly excited to see the temperature drop and rain set in, remember that the change in seasons also brings the chance to break out cozy coats and fashionable boots.

The Seattle Times
Battle gray outdoors with bright, sunny home décor

Cheery lighting and accent pieces to fight the winter doldrums. Share story If the winter gloom is getting to you, use your living spaces to brighten your mood. There's no time like the gray, gray present to add some bright, cheery décor to your home.

The Seattle Times
Rainy day style: Jackets and boots for men and women

Damp days won't faze you in these boots and jackets from local companies and beyond. Share story It's time to bid farewell to those long, sunny summer days, and say hello to the clouds and drizzle of fall.