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7 Reasons For A Missed Period—Other Than Pregnancy

<b>Stress</b><p>A big scary event in your life can cause hypothalamic amenorrhea. "This particular area of the brain, the hypothalamus, is where a lot of the hormones for your period are regulated," says Dweck. "The hypothalamus is very affected by stress." So if you’re dealing with a big move, death in the …

What's the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

In Pilates the movements are often done against resistance, with the abs pulled in and up to support the spine. This means breathing is concentrated in the rib cage, so the chest, sides, and back expand on inhalation, but the waist does not. Yoga breathing allows the abdominal cavity to expand and …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

10 Amazing Places to Hike before you Die

For all the hiking lovers out there, here’s a list of some of the most amazing and beautiful places in the world to hike. If you are not a hiker, …

New Zealand

Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day

German Chancellor<p>Angela Merkeland British Prime Minister David Cameron have rightly turned downVladimir Putin's invitation to go to Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, and PresidentObamamay soon follow suit.<p><b>------------<br>FOR THE RECORD:</b><p>WWII: A March 16 op-ed …

Marvel illustrator on managing your demons

With Mother's Day just been and gone - Marvel and DC comics illustrator and founder of Illustration Master Class, Rebecca Guay, remembers how her own …

5 Relationship Rules You Should Stop Following Immediately

<b>Never Go to Bed Angry</b><br>It seems logical that resolving a fight before you get into bed with your partner would help minimize resentment in the morning. But that doesn't mean that you need to stay up until 4 a.m. hashing it out. It might actually be smarter to pause the argument, try to forget about …

5 Habits of Women Who Orgasm Every Single Time

Most women require stimulation of the clitoris in order to reach orgasm, says Walfish. "A much smaller percentage of women reach orgasm solely through G-spot stimulation, via penetration," she says, but for the vast majority, the clitoris is where it's at. Whether your partner gives it some lovin' …

Russia

Animus: Women as Men

<i>Carol, art director in advertising</i><p>Canadian photographer <b>Melanie Gillis'</b> gender bending project <i>Animus</i> consists of images of females as they appear in …

Personality

This Photo of a Russian Cosmonaut Looks Like a Renaissance Painting

This photo of Cosmonaut Elena Serova taken by NASA's Bill Ingalls on March 12th 2015 is a wonderful example of the so called Accidental …

Female Artists, Female Bodies

I was standing with a female painter friend in the Metropolitan Museum recently, in front of work by Van Gogh, when she said, “There are no rules.” …

13 Struggles of Having a Vagina

<b>Yeast Infections</b><br>Getting a yeast infection is bothersome and embarrassing, but it's worse if you're prone to these and other bacterial infections.<p><b>Wondering If It's "Pretty"</b><br>All vaginas look different—but there are now surgical procedures designed to improve the appearance of your lady parts. Trust …

Russia

Bipolar disorder really is a disability.

I just found out I have a disability. I knew that I had a mental illness, obviously, but what I didn’t know what that bipolar disorder is among the …

16 Chic-to-Death IKEA Hacks You Have to Try

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Hacking

The Vicious Cycle of Workplace Bullying

A new study finds that workplace bullying often becomes a vicious cycle where the more stressed and anxious victims become, the more likely they are …

Depression

Helping people with mental health conditions to return to work

<b>Liberal Democrat Leader</b> and <b>Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg</b> has set out a new plan to help people with mental health conditions return to work.

Mental Health

The 20 funniest Russian expressions (and how to use them)

<b>1.</b> Russians don’t exaggerate, they “make an elephant out of a fly.” (<i>delat iz muhi slona</i>)<p><b>2.</b> A Russian won’t lie to you, he’ll “hang noodles on your …

Russia

How Cannabis Affects Bipolar Disorder

Cannabis use is linked to an increase in both manic and depressive symptoms in people with bipolar disorder, according to a new study by Lancaster …

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …

Psychology

17 Life-Changing Beauty Hacks Every Lazy Girl Must Know

Because washing your hair is just too much effort.<p><b>1. Keep makeup remover next to your bed so you have zero excuses not to take off your makeup before you go to sleep.</b> Sleeping with your makeup on can cause breakouts and infections. So on nights when you're exhausted and can't imagine standing at …

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

See a Doctor if Your Pee Looks, Smells, or Feels Like This

<b>You Notice Cloudiness</b><br>Consider it a tip-off to the presence of bacteria that could indicate a urinary tract infection (UTI). “The cloudiness comes from the excretion of bacteria and leukocytes, which are cells that fight infection,” says Phillips. Even if you otherwise feel fine and have no UTI …

8 Things You Should Never Eat If You’re Trying To Lose Fat

We can probably all agree by now that super restrictive diets do not work. Denying yourself the odd indulgence now and again can work against you and …

10 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed

I had just read an early version of a new book and decided to do a quick survey during a speaking engagement. I asked the audience, "How many of you …

10 Things That Will Make You Want to Touch Yourself—Immediately

<b>2. You happened to accidentally spray your nether regions just so in the shower.</b> That handy nozzle had to be good for something, but who knew it could reach you at such a perfect angle?<p><b>3. Game of Thrones is on.</b> Two words: Khal Drogo.<p><b>4. That lollipop you're sucking on makes you feel kinda sexy.</b> It …