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Okay, so we know these are unprecedented times and everyone has their own way of dealing. Whether you’ve turned into an Energizer Bunny and are on a productive Do Everything and Be Your Best Self kick or are spending most of your at-home days under the covers binge watching Handmaid’s Tale, we’re not judging. We do want to invite you to use this weird time to improve your period though, because we find it’s easiest to change habits when there are major changes in your life and your regular day-to-day is disrupted (which is the case for many of us right now). Here are 9 things you can do to improve your period while quarantining. They’re meant to be as doable for the Binge Watching people as the Push-up Challenge people and many are gentle and quick enough that even those who are still working (perhaps busier than ever) can give them a go.
What Your SMB Needs to Negotiate to Survive Coronavirus
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This one is for all our entrepreneurs and business-curious folks. Forbes writer, Tanya Tarr, asked six women founders, including our very own Kirsten Karchmer, for advice as per how to keep businesses afloat during the coronavirus crisis. You can read about their strategies here. Also, if you’ve been toying with the idea of trying our herbal formulas and are looking to support a women-run business, your subscription would mean a lot 😉
You Are Your Safest Sex Partner. Betty Dodson Wants to Help.
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We loved this profile of “masturbation icon” Betty Dodson (remember her from the orgasm episode of The Goop Lab?). More biographical than tutorial, this article looks at her relationships, how she got started doing workshops, her thoughts on ‘sexual mobility’, sexual fulfillment, performative (aka porny) orgasms, and “real orgasms”. In her words, “A real orgasm is something that no matter where it comes from, a woman takes for herself.” More here.
Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won’t Help, and May Harm
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In response to questions about the best supplements for periods, we wrote about the fact that most people don’t need nutritional supplements – really only people who are deficient in a specific nutrient and are unable to get it via diet. Now, supplements are in high demand as people scramble to build up their immune systems to avoid coronavirus. But this New York Times article suggests that (like in the case of improving your cycle) supplements aren’t the best bet for most people and could actually cause some issues.
“There are times when taking a supplement can be very useful, such as during pregnancy or to address a clear nutrient deficiency. But for healthy adults who are worried about the coronavirus, eating a nutritious diet and getting proper sleep and exercise are the best ways to strengthen your immune system, said Linda Van Horn, chief of nutrition in the department of preventive medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.” More here.
Coronavirus x Women
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Women make up the majority of the health-care workforce (70% globally, 76% in the US) and account for more than 75% of caregivers. Does that mean women are at greater risk? This article explores how women’s roles in the health field and at home could affect the way we’re impacted by coronavirus.
And, whether we’re more at risk or not, it appears we’re more worried about it; This survey shows that women are worrying more, dealing with more mental health repercussions, and taking more precautions than men.
illustration by Alexander Medel Calderón