Topic: Blisstree

Let’s All Celebrate Our Poor Life Decisions! (And How Far We’ve Come)

Letâs All Celebrate Our Poor Life Decisions! (And How Far Weâve Come)

The other night, I posted a Facebook status saying “Let’s all celebrate our poor life decisions! Here’s mine: “In college (circa 2006) I would come home really drunk and stay up until 5 am reading Wikipedia entries of famous Nazis and chain smoking indoors while using a mug as an ashtray. Now you go.” And the responses came pouring in, hilariousness ranging from the substance-induced to the just-plain-dumb-because-you’re young kind of stuff. More »

How I Learned to Stop Hating My Period, And Love The Menstrual Cup

How I Learned to Stop Hating My Period, And Love The Menstrual Cup

You probably know that using a menstrual cup will save anywhere between 10,000-15,000 pads and tampons from ending up in landfills over the course of a woman’s menstruating life. You might also know that if you switched to a menstrual cup, you could save around $4,000 over the course of your own period and pms-filled years. But let’s be honest: You’re a bit grossed out by the idea of a reusable menstrual product, or you’re freaked out by how to use menstrual cups. So I’m here to motivate you to switch over to a cup, and I’m not going to use any of that data to persuade you. More »

I Don’t Want Comments On My Arms At Work–And I Shouldn’t Have To ‘Cover Up’

I Donât Want Comments On My Arms At WorkâAnd I Shouldnât Have To âCover Upâ

In a business meeting with a male consultant, two male colleagues and another female colleague, the consultant (I’ll call him Bob) interrupted my introduction to say this:

“Wow, you’ve got some big guns there, don’t you?”

I stopped my description of my professional experience and background to gape at him. Did he really just say that?

“My wife does CrossFit,” he said. “She’s all ripped up like that too. You must do something!”

I finally stammered, “Yes. I lift weights,” and returned to the topic of conversation at hand. More »

Raffaella Fico Pregnant On The Runway: Empowering Move or Publicity Stunt?

Raffaella Fico Pregnant On The Runway: Empowering Move or Publicity Stunt?

Supermodel Raffaella Fico was not the least bit intimidated to reveal her baby bump when she walked the runway during Milan Fashion Week this weekend. It’s a move that has us saying “Bravo” for her bravery to display her beauty, but we can’t help but wonder if showing off nearly naked pregnant bods is turning into more of a publicity stunt for the media. More »

Hey Girl, Paul Ryan Wants To Quash Your Reproductive Rights

Hey Girl, Paul Ryan Wants To Quash Your Reproductive Rights

Newly-anointed Mitt Romney running-mate Paul Ryan has made his name as a fiscal conservative with a strong vision for Medicare and Social Security. But he’s no slouch in hardcore conservative social ideology, either–as folks have been quick to point out. That his social agenda is highly at odds with his Hayek-and-Rand-tinted small government outlook for money matters seems to surprise some people, but .. eh. That’s just the rhetoric of the Republican party in the 21st century: Hands out of my health care and onto your uterus. What was anyone expecting?
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Shopping, Dressing Trampy, And Other Things You Supposedly Do When Ovulating

Shopping, Dressing Trampy, And Other Things You Supposedly Do When Ovulating

This week, I mentioned offhandedly to a friend that I was thinking of doing some shopping. “You must be ovulating!!” she exclaimed, telling me about an article she read in which Science proved that women like to shop when their ovaries are squeezing out potential babies. Which reminded me of all the other things I’ve ever heard attributed to ovulation. Because, apparently, the steering wheel of a woman’s body is located squarely in her egg nest. More »

Ok, But Seriously: Is Sex A Viable Weight Loss Option?

Ok, But Seriously: Is Sex A Viable Weight Loss Option?

Yesterday, we wrote about Pauline Potter, the world’s heaviest woman, who has lost nearly 100 lbs without leaving her bed–because, she says, she gets all the exercise she needs through intercourse. And while it certainly seems to be working for her, are the calories burned during sex and the flood of hormones it creates really enough for the average person? Are the potential heart-rate-increasing benefits of sex just an added bonus, or can having sex help you lose weight? More »

FODMAPs: The Diet You Never Knew Could Cure Your Tummy Troubles

FODMAPs: The Diet You Never Knew Could Cure Your Tummy Troubles

Have you ever heard of FODMAPs? No, it’s not some strange military maneuver or a new food map (ha); it’s the latest, cutting-edge treatment for irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. Basically, the FODMAPs approach is a diet, a way of eating. Eating a low FODMAP diet means avoiding certain foods that can cause gas, bloating, constipation and all of other lovely symptoms those of us with IBS know so well. But what’s with the weird name? More »

True Story: The Time A Condom Got Lost Behind My Uterus

True Story: The Time A Condom Got Lost Behind My Uterus

Let me first start by saying that I know you are skeptical. I would be skeptical, too, if this were not an actual true story of a thing that happened to me which I later asked an OB/GYN about and had medically confirmed. So if you can kindly suspend disbelief, I will tell you a true story about the time a condom got lost in my own body. Behind my uterus, to be exact. More »

Amanda Seyfried And Her Skin Would Like You To Buy This $13,000 Moisturizer

Amanda Seyfried And Her Skin Would Like You To Buy This $13,000 Moisturizer

We can all probably agree that Amanda Seyfried has pretty great skin–but I don’t think any of us knew exactly how great. Her skin is, in fact, so great that a luxury cosmetics company has asker her to be the face of their 30th anniversary limited-edition skin creme line. And by “line,” they mean “three jars at $13,000 apiece.” Could your skin sell a $13,000 pot of moisturizer? Mine either. More »