10 Superficial Questions Every Woman Wonders At The Gynecologist

The Frisky / January 28, 2014

We’ve all been there: you’re at the gynecologist’s office, spread eagle in stirrups, when in walks the doctor and you’re suddenly feeling like you miiiight have to fart. Or worse, you feel a queef comin’ on. You wonder to yourself, How often does she actually get queefed on? It HAS toMore »

The Dessert Dilemma: Bad For You, Good For Your Family

Ami Angelowicz / January 26, 2014

I’m heavily focused on dessert right now because the chocolate-addicted part of me needed to go on a refined sugar cleanse. It’s been 24 days and yes, I have been having involved dreams about eating massive bowls of ice cream. Any way you spin it, in real life, eating an entire pint of Ben &am… More »

9 Reasons That The Workout Reality Show “Toned Up” Is Actually Kind Of Great

Claire Hannum / January 16, 2014

I have a confession to make: “Toned Up” is my new “guilty” pleasure — but I am unashamed.

My friend/workout buddy Kate introduced me to the show, which follows the lives of the ladies behind the Tone It Up fitness empire, and I’ve secretly gotten totally hooked. The show follows best friends Karena and Katrina (yeah,… More »

Texas Husband Sues Hospital To Take Brain Dead Pregnant Wife Off Life Support

Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2014

The husband of Marlise Munoz, a braindead woman in Texas who allegedly suffered a blood clot in her lungs, is suing the hospital where she is being kept on life support against her and her family’s wishes. She is 16 weeks pregnant and the hospital believes they have to follow a state law keepingMore »

Mirror, Mirror: Why All Those Dumb Diet Headlines Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2014

It wouldn’t be January without the media focusing on anything and everything having to do with weight loss. One of my favorite activities around this time of year is to hate-scroll through The Daily Mail, the website with what I find to be the most absurd/offensive/dumb diet and weight-related headlines. Why do I this? Because… More »

Ask A Yoga Teacher: 6 “What If” Questions From A Yoga Newbie

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 14, 2014

The last time I did yoga was more than a decade ago, when a couple friends and I took a weekly class at the gym for a few months. Even then, I was kind of a slacker who lurked in the back of class muttering obscenities about downward dog (not sure if it’s big boobsMore »

Girl Talk: What Taking Good Care Of Yourself Really Means

Ami Angelowicz / January 9, 2014

“What time do you go to bed?” the acupuncturist asked while monitoring my pulse.

“Like, midnight?” I said.

“And what time do you wake up?” she asked, examining my tongue.

“Um, 6:30,” I said, proudly.

I’ve always thought of excessive sleeping as a sign of weakness. Just… More »

Texas Hospital Is Forcing Brain Dead Pregnant Woman To Stay Alive, Against Her And Her Family’s Wishes

Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2014

At 14 weeks pregnant, Marlise Munoz of Texas suffered what appeared to be a pulmonary embolism (blood clot) in her lungs and collapsed on the kitchen floor. She lay there for an hour until her husband found her, during which time her fetus was possibly not exposed to oxygen.

Marlise was a paramedic… More »

And Your New Body Insecurities For 2014 Are …”Bingo Wings” And “Buffalo Humps”

Ami Angelowicz / January 8, 2014

A big shoutout to the Daily Mail for coming up with fun and creative ways to body shame. A new survey — done by … oh, does it even matter? — found that “bingo wings” and “buffalo humps” were among the most rapidly increasing cosmetic treatments. “Bingo wing” and “buffalo hump” sounds like an indie… More »

The Truth About Egg Donation

The Gloss / January 5, 2014

I donated eggs — to gay men, through an agency, in exchange for money — twice in my twenties. At one point, I was in the Washington Post about it. As a result of going public, I’ve gotten a good number of questions about it, and more requests than I can count from young women writing for… More »

Here’s A Resolution: Stop Complaining About People Taking Over Your Gym, And Encourage Them Instead

Katie Oldenburg / January 3, 2014

It’s safe to say that if you’re a human between the ages of 18 to 65 with a Facebook account, your friends’ New Years Resolutions have been popping up on your news feed from the moment the ball dropped.

Some hope to cut back on their vino intake, others are trying to become… More »

There’s A Lot More Than See-Through Yoga Pants To Fear At Lululemon,Like Murder

Ami Angelowicz / January 2, 2014

With all the unflattering Lululemon headlines this past year, and CEO Chip Wilson’s recent resignation, it was only matter of time before one of the overly friendly, insanely in shape employees opened their gluten-free yappers about what was going on behind the scenes at the yoga retail empire. Mary Mann did us that favor. InMore »

This Feelings Map Explains So Much

Ami Angelowicz / January 1, 2014

The feelings map you see above is a visual representation of the findings from a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, which found that emotions influence our bodies in consistent, universal ways. Finnish researchers asked 701 participants in three countries to identify where they felt certain sensations while reading… More »

Israel Might Cover Cost Of Abortions Next Year For All Women Age 20 To 33

Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2013

Throughout 2014, Israel could cover the cost of all abortions for women age 20 to 33, regardless of their reason for needing the procedure.

Is it just me or is anyone else’s brain exploding? More »

10 Better Body Commandments For The Holiday Season

When The Hairpin published a Guide To Eating Very Particular Feelings, we laughed, but it was a slightly bitter laugh, a nervous “Oh my God this is my life” chuckle. For those of us who eat our feelings or struggle with body image issues (so sadly, many of us), the holidays are especially treacherous time… More »

No Thanks: Co-Ed, Naked Yoga

Ami Angelowicz / December 13, 2013

I know that naked yoga exists (if only in the deep recess of my consciousness, right near the part of my brain that remembers to do taxes each year). So far, this naked yoga trend has been mostly a male-only endeavor. Go figure. Women are already weary of being leered at by mnn in theirMore »

Porn Industry Shuts Down As Yet Another Adult Film Performer Tests HIV-Positive

Claire Hannum / December 10, 2013

Another adult film actor has tested HIV-positive, making this anonymous person the fifth case in the industry this year. Filming has shut down for a third time since this summer as doctors trace the outbreak. The Free Speech Coalition, which is a trade group for the porn industry, announced the halt on filming on Friday. More »

Most Americans Don’t Know What The HPV Vaccine Does

Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2013

… other than turn the adolescent girls who get it into raging sluts, that is. [Think Progress]
Breaking news: wealthy women are able to financially support their husbands as stay-at-home dads. Call me when this “trend” affects someone other than people who work on Wall Street. [New York Times]
Meet Chirlane McCray,… More »

Science: Marijuana Use Might Be Causing Man Boobs

Rachel Krause / December 5, 2013

Oh man, I better call up all my high school boyfriends and tell them the news before it’s too late. Actually, on second thought, I’ll let them suss this one out for themselves. According to experts (yeah, you heard me, experts!!), regular marijuana use could be to blame for a hormonal imbalance leading to excessive… More »

Is Sex Exercise? Sorry, It’s Only “Moderate Exercise” & Only Sometimes

Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2013

Given how more than one huffing and puffing old man has suffered a heart attack underneath his mistress, you might believe a romp is the sack is akin to a SoulCycle session. Your heart rate is going! You sweat! Afterwards you want a Gatorade!

Well, The New York Times Magazine is here to… More »

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