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Tampons versus pads: What are the pros and cons?

Did you know that the average woman uses around 10,000 sanitary products in her lifetime? It only makes total sense for scientists and experts to research on the right menstrual care methods to use, particularly the answer to the age-old question of whether it’s best use tampons, sanitary pads, or&a...

Back to basics: What to keep in mind for optimal menstrual hygiene

Menstruation is a time of optimum self-care and caution, as it’s a vital process that the female body is going through. Part of erasing the stigma associated with monthly periods is promoting proper hygiene practices during this time of the month. Here are some tips you should consider. Change your ...

Menstrual cup: How to use this tampon alternative properly

A menstrual cup is a reusable period care product. It’s a small, funnel-shaped cup that’s made of rubber or silicone for flexibility and inserted into the vagina to collect period fluid. These cups are known to hold more blood than other techniques, emerging as an eco-friendly alternative to the pop...

Why saying ‘no’ is self-care in action

Self-care can sometimes mean saying no, and it can be a really hard lesson to learn for some women. Many of us tend a little towards people-pleasing, always being polite and pitching in to help. Many advertisements still portray us a picture of glowing positivity and acquiescence, saying yes to ever...

Top makeup and beauty hacks that will change your life

Life moves fast and barely anyone’s got an hour or so to sit down and prep her face for the long day ahead. Makeup is life, but what if you simply don’t have the time and mad skills to get it done? Here are a few life-changing beauty hacks to achieve that pro and polished look at school or work toda...

A quick history of tampons and pads

Menstrual management during ancient times wasn’t as easy and sophisticated as it is right now, owing to the invention of sanitary pads, tampons, and menstrual cups. There was actually a time when menstruating girls and women couldn’t drive to the local pharmacy or grocery store to pick up these supp...

How to create safe spaces for women and girls around the world

A safe space for women and girls is a place where they can go at any time feeling safe, empowered, and can access information, education, social support, and recreational activities. These culturally appropriate spaces support their growth and success, recovery from violence, overall safety, and the...

Tips to help you eat clean today

Optimum wellness comes out of cleaning up your diet and making the big decision today to lose the excess weight and boost your overall health. Clean eating is focused on consuming whole foods that are minimally processed, refined, or handled, staying as close to their natural form as possible. Here ...

How social entrepreneurship empowers women and girls

The empowerment of all women and girls is no longer nice to have in today’s world, but a necessary component of an open, inclusive, and prosperous society. Studies show that advancing women’s economic empowerment, for instance, has multiplier effects across different areas of development. What bette...

Power in health: Why yoga works for women

Ladies, there are enough compelling reasons to love your yoga. From increased strength and flexibility to better heart health, this age-old wellness practice has been a steady ally in women’s health. Through centuries, females around the world have been rolling the mat and reaping the benefits, such...

The Big Talk: How to have conversations with your daughter about her periods

Periods and puberty are difficult topics, and talking about these subjects can make both mum and daughter feel a wee bit uncomfortable. But they are better discussed in the open than leave young girls clueless or scrambling for reliable information. Here are some ways to initiate this conversation w...