Women are only supposed to sweat in "sexy" places. I know this since I worked as a fitness model for several years. (Before you get all excited to check out my abs of steel, know that I was often used as a model representing "real" women, aka those that don't look like ripped bodybuilders.)Read Full Story
Okay, okay, so most of us probably wouldn't say we love getting our period. There is the fashion inconvenience, the hassle of carrying products at all times and, of course, the pain of cramps. But one thing I definitely love about my visit from Aunt Flo is what it tells me about my own body. Number one: I'm not pregnant!Read Full Story
Schizophrenia affects more people than you might think: one in 100. However the general level of understanding around this mental illness means those living with the condition aren’t getting the support they need.Read Full Story
A memoir about a young woman battling cancer isn't typically anyone's idea of a light-hearted, pleasurable read. But, Sophie van der Stap's The Girl with Nine Wigs: A Memoir is an absolute joy to read — in part because she manages to find the joy in having cancer.Read Full Story
A new release from American Academy of Pediatrics shows that if an exclusively breastfeeding mother takes a vitamin D supplement of 6,400 IU/day, her breast milk supplies an adequate amount of vitamin D for her nursing infant, and it is not necessary to give a vitamin D supplement directly to the infant.Read Full Story
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