Rebecca Ruiz

Rebecca Ruiz is a Senior Features Writer at Mashable. She frequently covers mental health, science, parenting, and politics for Mashable's Social Good coverage. She has also reported on gender and equality for the site. Prior to Mashable, Rebecca was a staff writer, reporter, and editor at NBC News Digital, special reports project director at The American Prospect, and staff writer at Forbes. Rebecca has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master's in Journalism from U.C. Berkeley. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, watching movie trailers, traveling to places where she can't get cell service, and hiking with her border collie.


By Rebecca Ruiz

We're worried about the wrong kind of 'trauma talk' online
A woman with a concerned look holds a phone. A light behind her projects words onto the background.

Crisis Text Line tried to monetize its users. Can big data ever be ethical?
A woman looks down at her phone, against a blank background.

Crisis Text Line ends controversial relationship with for-profit AI company
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Stop trying to work in multiple browser tabs. It's terrible for your focus.
A single browser window looks like a blank slate against a blue background.

Politics is a huge stressor for some young people. That's a big problem.
 Students take a break after marching during the Youth Climate Strike in Boston on Sep. 20, 2019.

5 easy ways to start practicing mindfulness now
A man sits in a relaxed, meditative posture.

Decolonization is more than a meme or hashtag
A sign protesting the construction of an oil pipeline reads: "We are here to protect the water."

Why mindfulness is the most important skill of 2022
a person stands inside a large clear head filled with leaves and branches

What you can learn about people from studying their holiday cards
A mask, candy cane, and small gift sit on green paper.

5 tech habits to start right now for a happier 2022
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These activists refuse to surrender to the Supreme Court on abortion rights. Here's their plan.
Abortion rights activists protest outside of the Supreme Court.

Omicron messing with your mental health? Don't let the anxiety get to you.
A woman wears a mask while COVID floats in the air around her.

What we can all learn from 'trauma dumping' online
Woman looks at phone and bites her nail.

However you feel right now is totally OK
A man teeters on a fault line, waiting to see if he'll fall.

Safe spaces for teens aren’t controversial, they’re critical. Here’s why.
A teen girl looks at light shining through a partially open door.

We can't ignore the role mental health plays in conspiracy theory beliefs
We can't ignore the role mental health plays in conspiracy theory beliefs

7 skills to help reframe negative thoughts when social media makes you feel lousy
7 skills to help reframe negative thoughts when social media makes you feel lousy

Exhausted parents are ready to leave the worst of the pandemic behind them
Exhausted parents are ready to leave the worst of the pandemic behind them

How to convince young people to get vaccinated
How to convince young people to get vaccinated

Choose your memes carefully. They might change your mood.
Choose your memes carefully. They might change your mood.

Perfumed hand sanitizer is the worst, so let's stop using it
Perfumed hand sanitizer is the worst, so let's stop using it

What happens when people talk to their therapists about conspiracy theories? It's tricky.
What happens when people talk to their therapists about conspiracy theories? It's tricky.

'Ted Lasso' has a question: What kind of man are you?
'Ted Lasso' has a question: What kind of man are you?

New study of police killings confirms what activists have said for years
New study of police killings confirms what activists have said for years

Ted Lasso's kindness isn't what you think it is
Ted Lasso's kindness isn't what you think it is
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