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PMS Can Help You Kick a Bad Habit
Want to give up junk food? Quit smoking? Stop binge-watching TV? The secret to success may be in timing it around your hormones, according to a new study
Why Women Are Putting Pot In Their Vaginas
It may help relieve PMS symptoms—but is it safe and effective?
Severe PMS Symptoms Could Put You At Risk for This Serious Health Issue
Other than the killer mood swings...
6 Tricks to Outsmart Crazy Period Cravings
Your hankering for sweets, carbs, and fatty foods feels insatiable during that time of the month—here's how to stop it.
Your Menstrual Cycle Phases—Explained
Get a crash course in reproductive health with our step-by-step guide to what happens while you're waiting for Aunt Flo.
Yoga Poses to Relieve PMS and Menstrual Cramps
PMSing? Check out this video for easy poses that will relieve headaches, cramps, fatigue, lower back pain, and uncomfortable cramps.
The Truth About PMS, Weight Gain, and "Fat Days"
Relax, monthly weight changes are totally normal—it's worrying about them that can hurt you.
Ditch Your Tampons for This New Menstrual Cup
If you feel like a slave to your tampons during your time of the month, you'll want to try out this new device.
4 Reasons You're Crying
Randomly crying but not feeling sad? What's causing it—and what it really means.
Best Yoga Poses for PMS and Cramps
You may not feel up for saying "om" during your time of the month, but with these positions you'll ease aches, bloating, and relieve stress instantly.
The Best Exercise to Help Relieve Cramps
PMSing? Head to the gym and do this.
Fish Is Even Better for You Than We Thought, Why Starbucks Always Gets Your Name Wrong, and Why Americans Aren't Getting Married
It's not what you think! Plus, a surprising new benefit to eating fish, more Americans skipping "I Do," and how two teen girls are hoping to change the way we look at periods.
Your Brain On: Your Menstrual Cycle
The changing hormonal tides that characterize your cycle can have dramatic effects inside your head.
Iron Supplements May Help Women with Heavy Periods
New research says women with heavy bleeding can experience improved quality of life and more energy with this vitamin.
Period Troubles: How Your Cycle Messes With Your Acne
As if cramps, bloating, fatigue, and mood swings weren't enough, here’s how that time of the month can worsen pimples.
Would You Want a Paid Menstrual Leave?
Some countries offer this to female workers, but not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.
The Surprising Reason Your Period Is So Painful
Cramps, cravings, and bloating are “fun” joys of being a woman, but some PMS symptoms could indicate a bigger problem.
Why Women Need a New Approach to Sports Nutrition
Science studies men, so we’ve been fueling our bodies like guys. One researcher is out to show that our needs are different and reveals the right way to eat to maximize your fitness.
Women Become Mean Girls When Ovulating
You thought PMS was bad! New research suggests we're selfish and competitive with gals—but nicer to guys—during ovulation.
SHAPE Shares: The Weird Way Viagra May Benefit Women
Oddly, the little blue pill may help relieve cramps, researchers say. Get the scoop and more of this week's top health news.
Eat to Beat PMS
4 foods proven to help beat boat, manage cravings, and reduce cramps during that time of the month.
Why Camp Gyno is Genius. Period.
A new ad campaign for a tampon delivery service called HelloFlo features a young girl who gets her first period at summer camp. And it's hilarious.
Is PMS Bad for You?
You don't have to suffer every month! Here's how to naturally restore the balance among all your hormones and improve your quality of life.
Ask the Diet Doctor: Evening Primrose and PMS
Is this supplement the secret to nixing monthly cramps, cravings, fatigue, and more?
How a Sexy Guy Can Ease PMS
How sexy do you find your sweetie? New research suggests that at different points of ovulation, your feelings could change.
Ask the Diet Doctor: Help Me with PMS Cravings for Chocolate!
Healthy ways to satisfy your sweet tooth during that time of the month.