An Intimate Look At Fertility Awareness

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After 15 years of being on birth control I’ve decide to ditch the hormones and say hello fertility awareness method or “FAM”. Sayonara hormones! Goodbye progestin.

In an era that lauds tech speed and efficiency over all else, the choice to switch off hormonal birth control was a difficult one for me to make. Birth control is easy and worry free. Pop a pill in the morning or get a shot in your hip every three months and you’re done. Hakuna Matata folks. Continue reading

Why Women Need To Have a Healthier Relationship With Fitness and Diet

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By Fiona Thomas

Today is officially named “National Women’s Health and Fitness Day.” And although I’ll definitely exercise today, I’ll be damned if I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and start cutting carbs and increasing my cardio in the name of a “national holiday”. Don’t get me wrong, I love that there is an entire day dedicated to encouraging women to lead healthier lives and become more active, but how in this age of infinite, conflicting information can I define what “healthy” actually is?  Continue reading

Can Season 6 of Once Upon A Time Recapture the Magic?

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By Casey Rose Frank

I’ll admit that when I first heard the premise for Once Upon A Time I was a little wary. Fairytale retellings have the potential to go so very wrong, favorite characters becoming twisted by poor storytelling. But in the first season of OUAT instead of flipping things too much, the writers breathed new life and new depths into our favorite heroes, heroines, and villains. Continue reading

How I Learned To Love Working Out

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By Jillian Stacia

When I was in high school, I absolutely hated exercise. I loved playing sports. Playing soccer, shooting baskets, going swimming? Those were all fine and dandy. But exercising for the sake of exercising? No thank you.

I forced myself to go to the gym for the same reason many of us started working out: I wanted to lose weight. I was unhappy with my body and was convinced that if I grinded out an hour on the elliptical every day, I’d lose a few pounds. I was in it for the weight loss, plain and simple. I was envious of those girls who were “naturally skinny” and “didn’t need to work out”. Every day, I forced myself back on the treadmill, angry and resentful that I needed to exercise in order to look good. It didn’t seem fair. Continue reading

5 Ways To Balance Your Work and Personal Life – And Stay Sane

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By Kenon lamont Thompson

We all know the sensation of not having enough hours in the day. As cliché as it may sound, to those with jam packed schedules, the thought of 24 hours not being enough time in one day is actually a harsh reality. No matter if your schedule is consistently the same or a sporadic chaos that you just so happen to tame gracefully, utilizing every second to the best of your ability can seem more like a chore than a natural way of living. Continue reading