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9 Surprising Things Making Your PMS Worse

Chances are, you're making your time of the month harder than it needs to be.

Apparently, an Undiagnosed STI Could Be to Blame for Your Terrible PMS

Even mid-month moodiness might be a sign—what?!

This Company Is Offering Time Off for the First Day of Your Period

And giving female employees 12 extra days off!

Is Your Relationship Causing Your PMS?

And apparently, couples therapy could relieve some of those cramps.

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?

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.

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.