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Letâ€™s be honest: there are a lot of things that suck aboutÂ getting your period. It means a week (or more or less) of discomfort: cramps, bloating and headaches. Getting your period means you should prepare for a lot of moody days and nights, where you cry over everything and anything and have the urge to strangle everyone you meet. And getting your period also meansÂ eating and eating and eatingÂ and yet never feeling full, which is the least satisfying feeling ever.
But believe it or not, there are also someÂ good things about getting your period. Seriously! More
Calling all bleeding, uhm, hearts! There’s going to be a menstruation-themed poetry slam in New York City. More
Oh so you wanted to get angry at Drew Barrymore today over something other than the fact that itâ€™s unethical to have a child when you forget the child exists every single day a la 50 First Dates. Great! Then I have just the treat for you. Itâ€™s a decently offensive (and unnecessary quote from a cooking video with Eric Ripert. I know, you didnâ€™t see that coming as the source. I didnâ€™t either. But sometimes the best things to inspire a little afternoon internet outrage come from the strangest places. Or so I remember Mrs. Frizzle saying to the kids on the Magic School Bus one day as they drove through a humanâ€™s nervous system. More
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 womanâ€™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 letâ€™s be honest: Youâ€™re a bit grossed out by the idea of a reusable menstrual product, or youâ€™re freaked out by how to use menstrual cups. So Iâ€™m here to motivate you to switch over to a cup, and Iâ€™m not going to use any of that data to persuade you. More
In addition to killing hundreds of thousands of cute baby calves each year, milk has now killed its own failed ad campaign. Like milk itself, its shelf-life was pathetic. More
Step 1: The first rule of hormones is you do not talk about hormones.
If you suspect Iâ€™m acting hormonal, donâ€™t actually use the word ‘hormonal.’ Donâ€™t mention I might have PMS, donâ€™t casually wonder what day of the month it is, and whatever you do, donâ€™t be crass and ask if Iâ€™m “on the rag.” Who even uses rags, anyway? Thatâ€™s disgusting. I canâ€™t believe you think I would do that. Donâ€™t you even know me at all anymore? Is this a joke to you? Do you think my body is funny?
Itâ€™s easy. Donâ€™t ask, donâ€™t tell.
Because, look, if Iâ€™m not hormonal and you ask if Iâ€™m hormonal, I will be insulted. Thereâ€™s a very good chance that Iâ€™m just having a bad day. And if I happen to actually be PMSing when you ask me, I mean, is it that obvious? Canâ€™t I still be angry for the sake of being angry? Do I NEED your permission to be mad at you? Or do I NEED TO CONSULT MY STUPID OVARIES before I STORM OUT of this ROOM? MAYBE Iâ€™M PISSED AT YOU BECAUSE YOU NEVER BRING ME FLOWERS ANYMORE. EVER THINK OF THAT, YOU LAZY, WORTHLESS, PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A BOYFRIEND? MAYBE THATâ€™S WHY. More