Topic: pain

Burned: Study Shows Burns and Break-Ups Are Same in Brain

Burned: Study Shows Burns and Break-Ups Are Same in Brain

If you’ve ever been dumped, you likely know the searing pain that such an experience brings — the feeling of hurt manifested in what seems to be a physical way.

Well, here’s a little good news for you: you’re not crazy. And in fact, you likely did go through something akin to physical pain after your lovah left, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan. More »

Fashion 101: Pain Is Beauty

Fashion 101: Pain Is Beauty

I love high heels. Not in the Carrie Bradshaw “walking 40 blocks in $400 shoes” Manolo fetishist kind of way, or anything. I just love them. I love that they are pretty. I love that they are womanly and glamorous. I love that they make me taller. I love the way my legs look in them. But most of all, I love that they make me feel powerful. I love my high heels, but they do not return my love. In fact, they turned on me.

A few weeks back, I noticed soreness in my foot; I ignored it. I began walking with a limp; I still ignored it. It got so bad that last week, after a lovely dinner with girlfriends, my friend Ana had to literally carry me home on her back when we couldn’t get a cab because it hurt too much to walk even a few steps. So I broke down and went to the doctor. And it turns out I have a stress fracture. More »