New Survey Shows 25 Percent Of Men Believe They Also Suffer Symptoms Of PMS

Bronwyn Isaac | November 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The condition is called “Irritable Man Syndrome,” a term coined in the early 2000s by researcher Jed Diamond. More »

The Devil & DIY: Why We’re OK With “DIY Beauty” But Not Witchcraft And Homeopathy

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 30, 2015 - 3:00 pm

I started out looking into what witches might do for beauty by looking into spells and potions one might concoct for skin care, hair care, etcetera. But two things became clear pretty quickly: First, that there’s nothing funny I can say about spells, because they’re basically prayers, and I respect that. Second, that whatever soaksMore »

Hoorah For This Swedish Song About Periods

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 14, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Here’s something that would never happen in current-day America: A Swedish children’s channel (yes, children’s channel) had one of their hosts, Alex Hermansson, sing a song about menstrual periods, complete with dancing googly-eye tampons. It’s so earnest! It even has a rap break! It reassures us all that if you’ve got a uterusMore »

Bill Nye Uses Science To Defend Women’s Reproductive Rights

Katrin Higher | September 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

It has been a pretty shitty year for women’s reproductive rights in this country, I think we can all agree. When so much progression has been made for LGBT rights, Trans Rights and more, the Right still wants to attack the decisions that women make with regards to women and reproduction. Laws are getting worse,… More »

Are Young Female Athletes Eating Enough?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 1, 2015 - 9:30 am

Today in never, ever, ever stop eating: Apparently there’s a syndrome called the female athlete triad that consists of a loss of bone density, irregular periods, and low energy, and it happens when female athletes aren’t eating enough. This plagues a lot of teenaged athletes in particular, for reasons having unsurprisingly to doMore »

Tips On Aging From The Oldest People Alive

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 21, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Do you want to outlive all of your friends? You have to develop some pretty weird habits to do so. Glamour compiled the advice given by each of the people designated as the oldest person alive as to how they lived so long. As they get older, the general trend is toward bizarre daily rituals,More »

FDA Approves “Female Viagra” Amid Health And Safety Concerns

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 19, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the “female Viagra,” Flibanserin – under certain conditions.
Flibanserin was rejected by the FDA twice in the past over concerns about its side effects and its effectiveness. The drug doesn’t actually function like Viagra, which relaxes muscles and increases blood flow; rather, Flibanserin treats hypoactive sexual desire disorder,More »

Great, Even Light Drinking Gives You Cancer

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 19, 2015 - 11:32 am

At this point, what doesn’t give you cancer? More »

Scientists Want To Transplant Genetically Modified Pig Organs Into Us

Katrin Higher | August 15, 2015 - 4:00 pm

New experiments in “Xenotransplantation” involve keeping organs from animals alive inside of other animals.
In the most recent case, scientists managed to keep a genetically modified pig heart alive inside a baboon for 945 days before it gave out. In addition, transplant experts at the University of Pittsburg say they kept a baboon alive with… More »

Chill Out With Pretty Colors, It’s Gonna Be All Right

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 13, 2015 - 9:30 am

Let the colors bring you to a happier place. More »

July 4th Selfie Campaign To Help Keep Dogs Safe During Fireworks

Katrin Higher | July 4, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Happy 4th of July to American humans! Not so much the doggies of these humans, however.
More pets go missing over the Fourth of July weekend than any other time of year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Most dog owners keep their dogs inside during the pomp and… More »

Thank Us Later: Nutrino Is Your Go-To Holistic Nutrition App

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm

If you care about food more than it takes to count calories, you’ll love Nutrino. More »

15 Extremely Convincing Reasons To Take A Walk Today

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm

A radical pedestrian revolution is underway in America! Or at least, that’s what The Guardian is reporting. Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak said we should “go retro!” and treat walking as our patriotic duty – and indeed, the Society of Actuaries has estimated that if just 1 in 10 Americans started a walking program, America… More »

Absolute Beginners: Absolute Bye-ginners

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm

It occurred to me last week that the only exercise I’m getting right now is the exercise I get while I’m out doing stuff for Absolute Beginners.
That’s not really an ideal situation, but there are a few reasons for it. I injured my foot while running a few months ago and had to take… More »

Absolute Beginners: Gymnastics And What Makes Embarrassment Worth It

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 5, 2015 - 11:00 am

Turns out I suck at gymnastics, but it was 100 percent worth trying. More »

Do Something New: Get Tested For HIV

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 2, 2015 - 10:30 am

Getting tested for HIV might be daunting, but it’s worth it. More »

Absolute Beginners: Germs At The Gym

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 29, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Here are some tips on how to avoid gym-related infections. More »

Absolute Beginners: SoulCycle And What “Community” Means

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 22, 2015 - 9:45 am

There’s a SoulCycle-licensed tank top you can buy that describes the phenomenon thusly: “Pack, tribe, crew, posse, cult, gang, community, SoulCycle.” I was told, specifically, that it would be a cult, and I’m glad that the company is itself embracing that term, because there is something at least a little bit cult-like about sweating your… More »

Absolute Beginners: 5 Things I Learned Doing Aerial Fitness

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 15, 2015 - 10:00 am

I’ve been out on medical for the last two weeks, which means two things: First, that I haven’t been going to the gym much, and second, that Absolute Beginners took a two-week hiatus with me. Of course, me being an all-in sort of gal, I scheduled an aerial fitness class for the very first day… More »

Absolute Beginners: Exercise Motivation For The Extremely Anxious

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm

So, big question for people who are getting into fitness and are coping with anxiety over it: How do you find exercise motivation when you really, really, really just want to stay in bed or on the couch or safe at home?
I know how this goes; every few weeks I seem to fall into… More »

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