At 4’11″, I am about as petite as it gets, and I love it most days. At this point, it’s a major (and welcome) part of who I am, and I can’t really imagine my life any other way (tall girls, perhaps you can relate). Fellow short friends, this is your PSA reminder that tiny is a great way to be. Being short definitely has its downsides — looking small and defenseless seems to make people more inclined to treat my body like public property, and I might lose my mind if I have to endure one more person using my shoulder/head as an armrest while giggling manically as if they are the first person to come up with this novel idea until it finally registers that they are being rude as hell. But I digress. Let’s talk positives, because in my mind, they outweigh the bad stuff. There are so many great things about life as a short girl, and here are just a few of them. Keep reading »
Damn hormones, they fuck up everything! Turns out that you’re probably not sleeping well right before and just at the beginning of your period because both your estrogen and progesterone levels are low during that time.
The National Sleep Foundation says that a little less than a third of women have sleep disturbances because of their menstrual cycle for various reasons — headaches, depression, cramps — but feeling sleepier is reported about a week before periods, when progesterone is high, which means that it’s probable that in addition to physical and emotional reasons for sleep loss, your hormones are affecting your sleep as well. Keep reading »
Would you like to own a twee ’90s-style word processor that looks analogue enough to impress your hipster friends but still has a computer in it so you don’t get the shakes from glowing screen withdrawal? Would you like to sit in your local coffee shop with thick glasses and a furrowed brow, pounding away into the keyboard with abandon as your soy latte gets cold? Look no further. The Hemingwrite is here, named after your favorite brooding hero and ready to whisk you back to the “good old days” of writing when Facebook wasn’t sitting open one tab to the left taunting you with distraction. Jokes aside, I actually think this is a great idea. There’s some kind of nostalgic glory wrapped into that satisfying sound an old-fashioned keyboard makes as you type, and it I imagine writing would be a much more relaxing experience when it isn’t so directly connected to technology. The typewriter does sync your work to Google Docs, Evernote, and the cloud, so it’s not all that technology-free, but it does a better job then a glowing laptop screen. It also brightens my Michigan girl heart to know it was designed in Detroit. What do you think? Could you get into some old-school word processing? [Laughing Squid, Uncreate] [Image via Hemingwrite]
Even those of us who take any opportunity to dress up in a costume can find ourselves desperate for ideas around Halloween time. If you’re struggling to put something together in time for a party or last-minute event, fear not! Here are 13 ideas that you can construct out of household items that will definitely make you the talk of the event. Read more on The Gloss…