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10 commonly abused psychology words — and what they really mean

10 commonly abused psychology words — and what they really mean

If you’re like many people, you can be a little OCD about language, but at the same time you can go ADHD and lose the thread and use some words loosely. Like you’re kinda bipolar or schizophrenic about it, ya know, and maybe you get paranoid that someone’s gonna go psycho on you about it. […]

India’s Dark Secret

India’s Dark Secret

Imagine being taken to a room in a dark decrepit building. Imagine being pinned down on the floor. Imagine your underwear being taken off. Imagine seeing a knife being heated on the gas stove. Imagine the same hot knife slicing your clitoris. Imagine young girls shrieking in pain. The cruel practice of female genital cutting […]

5 Tips to Make Menopause a Positive Experience

5 Tips to Make Menopause a Positive Experience

Just like any other transition, the transition to menopause often comes with anxieties for many women. Whereas being anxious is understandable, the transition to menopause could be a special time for both inspiration and reflection. In addition, many women have found this transition more interesting as it brings with it some new sense of freedom […]

7 Important Facts to Know if You’re Considering IVF

7 Important Facts to Know if You’re Considering IVF

In vitro fertilization is a popular option for couples who need help in the conception department—in the U.S., about 12 percent of women aged 15 to 44 have difficulty getting pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but there’s a lot you need to know before taking the plunge. To help you prepare, […]

How Menopause Silently Affects 27 Million Women At Work Every Day

How Menopause Silently Affects 27 Million Women At Work Every Day

I kept having fevers. I couldn’t sleep. I was feeling totally unfocused. I thought it was just an extension of my restless tendencies, but after days of unrelenting symptoms, I decided I should see a doctor. I left the office with my diagnosis in hand, feeling astounded, confused, and angry. I thought I was too […]

St. Vincent Created a Women-Friendly Guitar That Has ‘Room for Breasts’

St. Vincent Created a Women-Friendly Guitar That Has ‘Room for Breasts’

This March, Indie pop babe Annie Clark—known by her stage name, St. Vincent—will be unveiling her own signature instrument: a guitar she designed with women in mind. In collaboration with Ernie Ball Music Man, a California guitar manufacturer, Clark crafted a guitar that would more comfortably accommodate breasts. It’s also a lighter instrument, making it […]

10 Warning Signs That Your Body Is Lacking Water

10 Warning Signs That Your Body Is Lacking Water

It is a fact that water makes up about two – thirds (2/3) of human body weight. According to the researches you cannot survive without water more than a few days. Every cell, organ and tissue in the human body depends on water. Water have very important roles, for example: regulates and maintains body temperature. […]

8 Things That Your Period Can Tell You About Your Health

8 Things That Your Period Can Tell You About Your Health

As women who are always on the run, it can be easy to miss the signs that your body gives you or to dismiss them as not being anything serious. However, in some cases, ignoring these signals can be dangerous to your health. A woman’s menstrual cycle can tell her a lot about the things […]

8 Crazy Things Love Does To Your Brain, According To Science

8 Crazy Things Love Does To Your Brain, According To Science

Love can make you feel euphoric, foolish, happy, obsessed, distracted, passionate, exhausted and pretty much everything in between — so it should come as little surprise that falling in love does quite a number on your brain. When you fall in love with someone, a whole host of changes are taking place in your brain […]

Waging a lyrical war against FGM

Waging a lyrical war against FGM

She doesn’t remember how old she was when it happened. Was she four years old, or maybe five? She just can’t recall. But 33-year-old Fatou Mandiang Diatta does remember the iron grip of the women who held her down, the blood that spattered her feet, and the terrible pain between her legs. And it wasn’t […]