Posts tagged "moods"

Medicating And Oversimplifying Women’s “Moodiness”

I wanted to like Julie Holland’s opinion pieceon “Medicating Women’s Feelings” in the New York Times yestesday, but I couldn’t. Her first sentence in a piece about the dangers of prescribing women medications for normal feelings is “Women are moody.” By and large she explains important issues surrounding “women’s emotionality” and the how we pathologize…

Katrin Higher / March 2, 2015

Aromatherapy Smells Nice, Does Little

If you light a lavender aromatherapy candle to relax, the scent probably isn’t doing much more than masking the less pleasant odors in your apartment. Researchers at Ohio State University found that smelling lemon and lavender oils, two of the most popular in aromatherapy, failed to show any improvement in wound healing, immune status, blood…

Catherine Strawn / March 5, 2008