health

Cardinal Dolan: Women Can Get Birth Control “At 7-11″

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 21, 2014

Catholic Cardinal Dolan said non-religious businesses shouldn’t be required to cover contraception in their health care plans, because women can get their birth control at “7-11 or any shop on any street in America.” Didn’t you know? They keep the Loestrin on the grill right next to the taquitos. [Raw Story]
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Powdered Alcohol & 6 Other Stupid Ways To Get Drunk Or High

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 21, 2014

Stupid people getting drunk is about to get stupider: powdered alcohol is on the way. A company called Palcohol was inspired to create powdered booze that can then be added to other liquids in order to make drinks. Powdered rum and powdered vodka are standalone versions or you could try powdered Cosmopolitan, powdered Mojito, powdered… More »


Tennessee May Soon Criminalize Drug-Addicted Pregnant Moms

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2014

Tennessee’s state legislature has approved a bill that would make it possible to charge pregnant women for assault if they use narcotics during their pregnancy. Critics of the bill rightfully point out that it’s a sneaky way to give more rights to fetuses, thus easing the way to criminalizing abortion. Women’s rights groups and… More »


South Carolina Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2014

A South Carolina state Senate panel has advanced a bill that justifies a pregnant woman using force against anyone who tries to harm her “unborn child.” Abortion rights supports rightly point out bills like this are a sneaky attempt to criminalize abortion by making a fetus legally recognized as person. (The panel postponed o… More »


6 Remedies To Make Your Period Less Miserable

By: College Candy / April 5, 2014

Readers beware: you’re now entering TMI territory. I’m currently the world’s most uncomfortable, unpleasant and unbearable blogger. As we speak, Aunt Flow is performing a Vine-worthy Nae Nae all up on my uterus. Yes, folks, it’s that time of the month. Here’s the rundown of feels thus far: I’ve sent about six overly-emotional texts to… More »


May I Interest You In A Back-Alley Abortion, Madame?

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 4, 2014

On the terrifying return of the back-alley abortion. [Huffington Post]
A trans woman student at a North Carolina college was hassled by campus security after she used the women’s bathroom. [Advocate]
The governor of West Virginia vetoed a bill that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, calling it “unconstitutional.”… More »


“Biggest Loser” Winner, Rachel Frederickson, Is Back To Eating The Occasional Oreo

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 3, 2014

“I’ve gone up about 20 pounds. I think I’m at my perfect weight!…I work out an hour, six days a week. I love classes like SoulCycle, I also loosely count calories, but sometimes I might eat an Oreo. It’s not the end of the world.”
“Biggest Loser” winner Rachel Frederickson talks about her 20-pound weight gai… More »


The 13 Emotional Stages Of Thinking You Might Have An STD (In GIFS!)

By: The Frisky / April 1, 2014

We’ve all been there. You had a one night stand, engaged in spontaneous travel sex, or found out your significant other was a big, fat cheater, and soon after, something very suspect appeared on your nether regions looking like it may be an STD. Could that be a genital wart or is it just a… More »


Dear Fat-Shaming Yoga Teacher, Here’s What Yoga Is Really About

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 27, 2014

You might be sick to death of me writing about yoga. If you are, my apologies. But there’s one last thing I have to cover before I go back to resting in child’s pose. The other day I saw a friend’s Facebook status and it disheartened me so much that I could not remain silent. More »


Planet Fitness Tells Woman To Cover Up Her “Toned Body” Because It’s Intimidating Members

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 19, 2014

I’m feeling outraged on behalf of California’s Tiffany Austin. After recovering from injuries she suffered in a car accident, Austin joined Planet Fitness, whose ads boast of their no “gymtimidation” vibe, because she was excited to get back in shape. Fifteen minutes into her inaugural workout, Austin claims a manager approached her and said, “Excuse… More »


5 Invisible Obstacles I Conquer Every Time I Run

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 18, 2014

I started running regularly about six months ago, moving slowly from the “Oh My God I Hate This So Much” stage to the “Hey This Is Kind Of Cool” stage to the “If I Go More Than 2 Days In A Row Without Running I Miss It And Get Really Aggro” stage, which is where… More »


Montana Abortion Clinic That Survived A Firebombing Attack Was Broken Into & Vandalized

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2014

All Families Healthcare, the only clinic in Flathead Valley, Montana, which provides abortions as well as numerous other reproductive health surfaces to women, suffered a break-in and extensive vandalism on March 3rd.

All Families Healthcare experienced damage to its furniture, medical instruments and supplies, file cabinets, sewer line, furnace and water heater. A… More »


5 Awful Side Effects Of Insomnia No One Talks About

By: Cracked / March 11, 2014

I have insomnia — the “I haven’t been able to sleep regularly in 25 years” kind. It’s extremely hard to talk about, because most people attach the term to any random night that they had trouble sleeping. “Sorry, I’m kind of loopy today. I had insomnia last night.” Mara Wilson can back me up when I say… More »


Wait, The Ice Cream Cleanse Is Real?

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 10, 2014

It sounds like one of those dreams you have where you’re mowing your way through a pint of ice cream and wake up and feel relieved that you didn’t just binge, only, it’s real. Kippy’s Ice Cream Shop, a vegan ice cream place in Los Angeles, has announced the first ever Ice Cream Cleanse. For… More »


New App Can Track Exactly How Caffeinated You Are

By: Claire Hannum / March 6, 2014

Raise your hand if you’re a caffeine addict just like I am? (I’m guessing that’s about 99 percent of us, right?) If we are ready to be slightly horrified at our behavior, UpCoffee, a new app by the life-tracking wristband folks at Jawbone, explains exactly how much caffeine you consume each day. The app hopes to… More »


Sex Education In The UK Can Now Address Sexting, Porn

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2014

Newly released supplemental updates to the UK’s sexual education guidelines suggest addressing LGBTQ relationships, sexting, and media literacy in regards to pornography. That sounds so … sensible. Meanwhile in America, some kids think yellow Skittles act as birth control. [Nerve]
Meet Lisa Fritsch, a Republican, who is the first Black woman to ru… More »


This Singing Uterus Will Teach You About The Joys Of Menopause

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 26, 2014

I really don’t know whether to laugh or cry after watching a singing uterus school me about my reproductive future. Women’s menopause health and wellness awareness advocate, Ellen Dolgen, joined forces with comedian Rachel Bloom (who stars as the uterus) and songwriter Jack Dolgen to send women in their 30’s into an anxiety spiral bring a… More »


Kickass Woman Of The Day: Dr. Drew’s Daughter Paulina Pinsky Is A Body Positivity Activist

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 24, 2014

Dr. Drew Pinsky’s daughter, Paulina Pinsky, first came out about her seven-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia in a brave essay she penned for the Columbia Daily Spectator in November 2013. The 21-year-old junior at Barnard College described the moment she revealed her secret to her mom in her essay “Get Your Teeth Checked.” She wrote:… More »


Depressed? Blame It On Your Cat

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 22, 2014

I’ve never liked cats. I know this is an unpopular point of view, but the heart wants what the heart wants. And this heart wants everything of the feline persuasion to stay away from her. It’s the allergies, but also, I just don’t like the way they look at me. Should you want to joi… More »


Finally! Science Explains Why You Can’t Ever Remember Your Dreams

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 19, 2014

As a dream analysis enthusiast, I’ve shared my tips for recalling your nightly adventures more easily. While I still think a few simple tricks can help you remember your dreams more often and in more detail, it turns out that there is a scientific reason why some of us remember our dreams more regularly tha… More »


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