women's health

7 Surprising Alternatives To Tampons That Actually Work

Although tampons tend to be one of the more common period products women use, many women are in search of alternative options, whether it be because they cost too much, they don't want to use plastic, or they're concerned about the environment. Lucki…
By Carina Wolff

7 Times It's OK To Say No, Even Though It Feels Weird

If you're notoriously bad at saying no, you are certainly not alone. So many people find the word awkward, uncomfortable, and sometimes even damn near impossible to say. And yet, there are several instances when it's more than OK to say no, even thou…
By Carolyn Steber

This Is The Weird Way Your Period Affects How You Sweat

Menstrual cycles, as we all know, can be difficult and occasionally rather annoying — but they're also a fascinating biological phenomenon that affects different parts of our bodies in ways we're still discovering. If you've ever felt like your perio…
By JR Thorpe

11 Signs You Might Have PCOS And Not Even Know It

As is the case with many health concerns, how to know if you polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be difficult to tell on your own, unless you know exactly what to look for. And even then, signs of this hormonal and reproductive disorder can be easy …
By Carolyn Steber

Jessica Biel Gets Ridiculously Personal About Sexual Health In This New PSA — VIDEO

Jessica Biel and Chelsea Handler are getting up close and personal with their bodies for a good cause. In "Look See," a hilarious new short, Biel and Handler finally answer the question "What is a vulva?" and encourage women everywhere to become more…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

9 Little-Known Holistic Anxiety Hacks That Therapists Swear By

Anyone who suffers from anxiety knows that there's tons of the same advice out there telling people to breath deeply, meditate, or write your worries down. However, if the same old advice isn't working for you, you might want to try out some more lit…
By Carina Wolff

11 Unexpected Things That Affect Your Health, According To OB/GYNs

Although most of us know our vaginal health is important, we may not spend as much time thinking about it as we do other aspects of our bodies. It's clear that habits like sexual activity and hygiene habits can have an impact, but there are a number …
By Carina Wolff

7 Interesting Physical Signs Your Hormones May Be Imbalanced

When our stomach hurts or we're breaking out, we tend to blame our symptoms on something we ate or a beauty product we're using. But sometimes what's happening in our body has to do with something less obvious: our hormones. There are a number of phy…
By Carina Wolff

15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. Depending on your level of anxiety, you might find it handy to monitor your feelings on your way to work,…
By Carolyn Steber

Surprising Ways Your Body Can Change When You Become A Vegetarian

Everybody needs something different in order to feel their best, so what you decide to eat on a daily basis is entirely up to you. If you feel great after eating a burger, or chicken, or fish, then go for it. But if you prefer to live that veggie lif…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Signs You Should Talk To Your OB/GYN About Your Feminine Odor

Having a specific scent "down there" is actually very common, but most of us don't go around discussing the topic. Because of this, many women wonder if certain scents are indicative of health issues. This isn't always the case, and there isn't usual…
By Carina Wolff

11 Things You're Doing In The Bathroom That Could Actually Be Signs Of A Greater Health Problem

While it may not be fun to talk about, anytime your bathroom habits change, and it starts affecting you regularly, it's a good idea to mention it to your doctor. Not all changes are a bad thing or a cause for concern, but sometimes a noticeable shift…
By Carolyn Steber

I Worked Out Like Meghan Markle & It Was Way More Chill Than I Expected

The royal wedding is just a few months away, and all eyes are on what Meghan Markle is doing to chill out and destress while planning the most-anticipated nuptials of the year. Earlier in January, E! News reported that Markle’s fitness routine incorp…
By Melanie Mignucci

7 Surprising Habits That Are Slowly Making You Lose Your Hair

Nothing is worse than running your fingers through your hair, only to find that your hair is thinning, breaking, or worse, falling out. Most of us know that things like bleach or using heat products can weaken hair, but there are a number of surprisi…
By Carina Wolff

7 Silent Symptoms Of Thyroid Issues To Watch Out For

When something feels off in our bodies, our minds don't usually jump to thinking that we have problems with our thyroid. However, there are a number of silent symptoms of thyroid issues to watch out for, especially because you might not even realize …
By Carina Wolff

11 Subtle Signs You May Be Vitamin B12 Deficient

Even if you follow a healthy lifestyle, it can be hard to tell whether or not you're getting the right amount of nutrients. This is especially true with vitamin B12, since it's only found in certain foods. To make sure you are getting the right of am…
By Carina Wolff

If You Have Acne In These 9 Places, It Could Be A Sign Of These Other Health Conditions

Since your skin can tell you so much about your health, it's always a good idea to pay attention to what the location of your acne means, as well as what type of acne it is, in order to get a better idea of what's going on inside your body. If it see…
By Carolyn Steber

This Woman Had To Go To The ER 200 Times Before Doctors Figured Out She Had Endometriosis

Endometriosis isn’t simply intense period cramps: It is a debilitating disease that can interrupt your day-to-day activities. However, there are still many misconceptions that the reproductive health problem isn’t as serious as it is, and Sinead Smyt…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

6 Things To Know About Getting Your Tubes Tied, According To Experts

When we talk about birth control, there’s one option that’s often left out of the discussion: getting your tubes tied. During a tubal ligation, your fallopian tubes — where the eggs normally travel down to the uterus — are closed off, permanently pre…
By Suzannah Weiss

11 Interesting Ways Your Period Changes in Your 30s

Even though you might be expecting to feel different as you get older, you shouldn't notice much of a period change in your 30s. "For the most part, a woman's menstrual period should be fairly regular and predictable by the time she reaches her 30s,"…
By Carolyn Steber