Soy Baby Formulas Tied to Menstrual Pain

Image Consuming soy-based formula during infancy may be linked to severe menstrual pain in adulthood, researchers report. A study published in Human Reproduction included 1,553 African-American women ages 23 to 35 with information on soy formula feeding gathered by questionnaires. To determine menstrual pain, they asked women whether they had ever taken prescription or over-the-counter…

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5 Steps to Closer Communication with Your Partner

Communication in a marriage is far more than just an interchange of everyday routine information. From an impersonal bandying of words, it becomes a vessel of feeling, loyalty, and respect, requiring a talent for avoiding squabbles and supporting when it’s necessary. Quality communication can make your union more intimate and durable. Consequently, you could always…

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My Space: A Tour of a Writer’s London Sitting Room

Ben Schott Age: 44 Occupation: Designer and writer; author of “Schott’s Miscellanies,” “Schott’s Almanac” and the new novel “Jeeves and the King of Clubs” (Little, Brown). Location: Highgate village, London His Favorite Room: Mr. Schott lives with his wife in the top half of a townhouse built around 1790 in the Georgian style, which he…

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Medical News Today: 7 benefits of rooibos tea

Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) tea is a red herbal tea that comes from the fermented leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub, a plant native to South Africa. Many people enjoy it as an alternative to green or black tea. Unfermented green rooibos tea is also available. Rooibos tea has a sweet, delicate, and earthy flavor. It…

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Goodbye, Tampon Tax (at Least for Some)

Image CreditFranziska Barczyk “When you say you’re for ‘menstrual equity,’ it means you’re for educational equity; it means you’re for workplace equity; it means you’re for health equity.” — Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of the 2017 book “Periods Gone Public” Tampons and pads are necessary items that half the population must acquire a dozen times a…

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SZA Stylist Dianne Garcia’s Nordstrom x Nike Collection Makes Streetwear Sexy

Dianne Garcia is always on the go. Or as her Instagram bio so succinctly puts it, she’s «actually working.» The Los Angeles-based stylist is the mastermind behind the smooth, understated, and street-rooted style of Compton’s golden child, Kendrick Lamar. She’s also responsible for SZA’s dreamy aesthetic that’s equal parts girly and rugged tomboy, and the…

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Medical News Today: What is a TENS unit and does it work?

A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a battery-operated device that some people use to treat pain. TENS units work by delivering small electrical impulses through electrodes that have adhesive pads to attach them to a person’s skin. These electrical impulses flood the nervous system, reducing its ability to transmit pain signals to the…

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Vows: Love American Style When a Polish Immigrant Matches With Miss Minnesota

Dottie Cannon had a free lifetime membership to Match.com after agreeing to be featured in a company commercial in 2012. Two years and 70 dates later, she was still searching. “Nothing really horrible ever happened on those 70 dates,” said Ms. Cannon, who was crowned Miss Minnesota in 2006. Though, she was starting to sense…

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