The Vegan Diet Bloggers Who Think Periods Are ‘Not Natural’

“If it’s so unhealthy for me to go through a period of not having my period, then why did I feel so amazing?”

In a YouTube video called “How I lost my period on a RAW VEGAN Diet,” vlogger Freelee the Banana Girl tells her 700,000 followers about something occasionally experienced by women who’ve made a big change to their eating habits: the disappearance of her period.

She says that within a month of starting a “100 percent raw vegan diet,” her periods stopped and only returned after nine months, but much more lightly. But instead of being a little worried, as we might expect, she was stoked.

Broadly, 2017

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Serial Monogamists: Why Some Women Jump From Relationship To Relationship

We don’t think much of serial monogamy. We think it’s emotionally unhealthy and that people who engage in it invest so much in short-lived relationships that they miss out on crucial self-development and are, in reality, just terrified of being alone.
A serial monogamist would rather this weren’t true; that it’s the work of armchair psychologists who should butt out because there’s more to it than poorly addressed emotional issues, surely?
Refinery29, 2017

It’s time women stopped putting up with toilet queues

Ever spent more time in a bar’s toilet queue than at the actual bar?

If you’re a woman, the answer is quite probably yes.

The primary reasoning behind this is that we take longer to do the deed – because of having to open and shut the doors of a cubicle, taking down trousers, the period-based fiasco we have to go through a quarter of the time – and so we suffer the consequences.

But us ‘taking longer’ shouldn’t matter – at the end of the day, toilet facilities are failing to provide for our needs, and we’re all left waiting.

Metro, 2017

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Disabled Access Day: Wheelchair users share their worst accessibility stories

For able-bodied people, being able to get from A to B is an absolute given.

And while we should celebrate the businesses and venues that use their time and resources towards making themselves more accessible, there’s a lot of work to be done before people with a variety of conditions can lead their lives without an endless number of hurdles in the way.

Metro, 2017

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The school of life: Why mixed-gender schools are better for our kids

It’s something every parent considers: Which would better for your child, a mixed or single-sex school?

With comprehensive, grammar and private schools all offering both options, it’s yet another thing to have to consider in the already stressful task of finding a school. And it doesn’t help that whoever you speak to seems to have an opinion on the matter.

But while there are valid arguments on both sides, especially when it comes to exam results, there’s one thing that single-sex schools can’t offer to children – and that’s preparation for the real world.

Yahoo! Style UK, 2016

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19 Yellow Kids Meals We Wish We Could Still Eat Every Day

One day, as you sit around the dinner table eating fresh vegetables and meat, one of your 2.3 children will ask: “Mother, what was dinner like when you were a girl?”

And as you put your forkful of chia-sprinkled yam back upon your plate, you’ll begin to tell them of better times. Of times when e-numbers were plentiful, when garlic butter ran freely from miniature balls of processed chicken. When potatoes were shaped to look like things, and turkey meat was also shaped to look like things.

Comedy Central, 2016

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