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Do you remember how awkward your first talk about sex and puberty was? Maybe it came in the form of your parents explaining the birds and the bees, or maybe it was during health class when your teacher tried to demystify the changes going on in your body. No matter how hard you tried to play it cool, it was probably borderline traumatizing. Unfortunately, talks like these don’t get any easier, just more intimate (read: not in a room full of giggling middle schoolers), especially when you start visiting a gynecologist. No matter how comfortable you might be talking to your friends about your...
Remember when your fourth grade gym teacher lectured about the food pyramid? And how your dad hassles you about drinking a Pepsi at dinner? Every collegiette has rolled her eyes at pesky health advice, but the older we get the more we listen. We’ve consulted Alicia Kendig, a Sports Dietitian & Athlete Performance Lab Coordinator for the United States Olympic Committee on her biggest nutrition tips for young women—and found some obvious and not-so-obvious things we should definitely do in our collegiette years that our bodies will thank us for later. 1. Be a Picky Eater Collegiette...
There’s a pill for everything these days: menstrual cramps, allergies, cold and flu symptoms—and we’re popping them like candy. But when it comes to something as broad as pain, there are so many options out there that it’s hard to know which to choose. Painkillers can help relieve everything from a muscle sprain to cramps to post-wisdom teeth pain. But there are advantages and disadvantages to each type of painkiller; they’re not all created equal! It’s important to make sure that you know what you’re taking because when taken improperly, painkillers can be harmful to your body and cause...

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