Many of us probably take tampons for granted. I mean, they’re nice in that they prevent us from bleeding on our light-colored pants, but but did you know that they could also save your life? Survivalist Creek Stewart has highlighted 10 ways you could use a humble tampon to extend your life in the wild, and trust me–it’s not quite what you’d expect. Click through to check ‘em out, that is, if you want to live! [The Art of Manliness]
My dad is a survivalist who has been teaching my brothers and me to tie tourniquets and fend off attackers since we were toddlers. This month, The Frisky’s theme is “Every Woman Needs,” which seemed like the perfect opportunity to ask my dad to give us a rundown of the items you would need to survive some kind of apocalyptic event: an earthquake, asteroid strike, zombie attack, etc. Click through to check out his suggestions, and, to borrow a quote from The Hunger Games: “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
My relationship status is in limbo. Eight days ago I was engaged. Now I don’t know what I am. I’m not single, but I’m certainly feeling an aloneness that I haven’t felt in four and half years — it’s traumatizing and weirdly liberating all at once. During the first few days of this new stage of my life, I found it impossible to get out of bed, my bones ached, and I had a strong desire to sleep for the next 100 years. But since then I’ve discovered how to pick myself back up and offer to you 10 tips for surviving the first week of heartbreak.
10. Pop Pills: Obtained legally and under the advisement of your doctor, of course. Let’s face it, the first few days, it’s really hard to conceive of life being worth living. I don’t care if you’re all girl power strong and resilient — heartbreak can knock the wind out of any Calamity Jane. that’s why I can vouch for the effectiveness of a nice, doctor-prescribed dose of anti-depressants and sleeping meds to take the edge off. Sleep your ass off and after a couple deep dreams, you’ll wake up feeling refreshed.
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