Get Fit While Having Fun with These 5 Couples’ and Partner Workouts

As summer goes on, it can be easy to get lost in the ice cream, tanning, and margarita slump. Sometimes, you can forget entirely about the gym and working out. I have found that a good way to combat this is to make working out fun – make it an experience. And the best way to do that? Do it with that someone special. Because everyone knows…couples who lift together, stay together.

With My Mental Illnesses, One Thing Led to Another

I have dealt with substance abuse, an eating disorder, and I still struggle with depression and anxiety today. My mental illnesses are very interconnected and I’m slowly tackling them, one at a time. I think many people have trouble understanding how all of these can occur at once. I often hear from people that I did this to myself or that I’m seeking attention. There’s so much stigma around mental illnesses and I hope by being open about mine, I can help erase some of that stigma.

5 Healthy Hacks for Your Booze This Summer

Suns out, guns out! Time for the rooftops, beaches, and patios. But what are you drinking? Here are five hacks to help you order something on the “healthier” side!

Reasons Why My Father is an Undercover Feminist

At face value, my dad is a traditional Punjabi, conservative and serious father who just wants the best for his daughter. Yet over the years, all of the guidance he has provided me and all of the choices he has made for me have all screamed feminism. The decisions he made in raising me would make Sheryl Sandberg proud; however, his behavior was never meant to work towards feminism or gender equality — it was just a great externality.

20 Years Since Harry Potter Made a Special Place in My Heart

by Jessie Brar – Follow @jessieebrar Harry Potter has a special place in my…

Stories of Stigma: Three Generations of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Over the years, people have become more open about their mental health. We are slowly chipping away at the stigma associated with mental illnesses, but we still have a long way to go.

Anxiety runs in my family and each generation has had a very different experience with their mental illness. Three generations of women have lived and survived generalized anxiety disorder.

I Woke Up Next to a Rape Survivor

I woke up this morning next to a rape survivor. She was preparing for her first day in a new position.

The Travel Ban Isn’t New: America’s History of Restrictive Immigrantion Legislation – Part II

Indians revel in their successes in America since the doors opened but completely gloss over the struggles and racism experienced by the first Indians who immigrated. Pioneers like Dalip Singh Saund, who lobbied and fought for citizenship rights for Asians and the struggles of the San Francisco-based Gadar party are all but unknown to the Indian American community.

The Travel Ban Isn’t New: America’s History of Restrictive Immigrant Legislation – Part I

“GET out of my country” is what the white, Navy veteran Adam Purinton is alleged to have said before shooting and killing Indian Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounding Alok Madasani in Austin’s Bar

The ‘Triple-Five’ to Get Your Booty Toned for Bikini Season

Here’s the “triple-five” to get you going: five booty-toning exercises when done correctly for five minutes, five days a week will start yielding results the first week you do them!