Ing Anais wearing Le Mot Rose. Photo by Atmen Studio.
A lot of people have asked if chocolate is actually good for their periods or if that’s just a marketing myth. Cacao is the true hero here but since quality dark chocolate (70% or higher) contains a lot of cacao and relatively little sugar, it IS indeed good for you. Here’s a breakdown of the benefits, some qualifiers to keep in mind when choosing your chocolate, and some delicious DIY recipes you can try to get more cacao in your life without upping your sugar intake.
How Being At Home During The Coronavirus Crisis Can Affect Your Period, According To Experts
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Welp, add periods to the list of things the coronavirus crisis is disrupting. If your cycle is off track, this might explain why.
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The Coronavirus Is a Disaster for Feminism
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This brilliant and frustrating article looks at how pandemics affect men and women differently. Based on outbreaks like Ebola and SARs, basic economical sense, and the changes observed with the Coronavirus crisis thus far, the predictions are dire. For example, more women will give up their paid work than men, there will be an increase in domestic violence, and it will take women longer to get back to their pre-pandemic salaries after this is all said and done. For more predictions and explanations, read this. It’s time for policy makers to review the research and retire gender-neutral approach to pandemics. 🙏
4 Myths About PCOS & Why They’re Wrong
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Misinformation about the hormonal condition Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is contributing to both misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis. This can be dangerous as people who are wrongfully diagnosed do not find out or treat the real issue. This article explains common myths and clears up the facts.
A Dose of Dwarf Horse Cuteness
Here’s a video of a baby dwarf horse learning to walk with help from a labrador. It will make your uterus hurt (in a good way). Enjoy.
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