• Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    5 Ways Your Period May Be Different If You've Been Diagnosed With PCOS

    5 Ways Your Period May Be Different If You've Been Diagnosed With PCOS

    It's Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month, which means it's time to get your learn on about a hormonal disorder that affects roughly 10 million women around the world. PCOS is often very difficult to diagnose due to its wide variety of symptoms, which can be attributed to any number of health issues. Some of those symptoms include […]
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    9 Painful Realities You Face Every Day When You're Living With Lupus

    9 Painful Realities You Face Every Day When You're Living With Lupus

    As you may have heard, Selena Gomez recently posted on Instagram about the kidney transplant she received from actress and friend Francia Raisa over the summer as a result of her battle with lupus. Gomez spoke to her fans about laying low this summer despite her new music, explaining that this operation, and her healing process, […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    7 Things You Probably Do Every Weekend That You Never Knew Counted As Exercise

    7 Things You Probably Do Every Weekend That You Never Knew Counted As Exercise

    Sometimes it can be difficult to fit in a workout during the weekend, considering how much other stuff you want to do — like go to that Halloween-themed double feature — and how much you kind of have to do — like your laundry and putting together an IKEA shelf. The weekend simply doesn't always […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    6 Benefits Of Working Out On Your Period That You Probably Never Thought About

    6 Benefits Of Working Out On Your Period That You Probably Never Thought About

    If you're anything like me, your menstrual cycle can be a harrowing time. Between the cramping and the crappy moods, it's just not a good time. My usual remedy to this is microwaving one of those buckwheat warming pillows, having Nutella for breakfast, and taking a long nap. For real, I can't say enough about […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    This Is The Major Difference You Need To Know Between Organic And All-Natural Foods

    This Is The Major Difference You Need To Know Between Organic And All-Natural Foods

    There are a lot of labels on food. That kind of goes without saying. But it can still be pretty difficult to discern what those labels mean exactly, and who actually decides to put them there. Like, what is it that deems something  “healthy” on a label, for example? Or who makes sure something is really gluten-free? […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Life

    6 Clever Halloween Costume Ideas That'll Help You Win Any Costume Contest This Year

    6 Clever Halloween Costume Ideas That'll Help You Win Any Costume Contest This Year

    There is no greater holiday than Halloween, and I'm certain I cannot be convinced otherwise. Any time of year that combines candy, dressing up, and the chance to watch Hocus Pocus on cable every three days constitutes heaven in my book. The one struggle brought about by this spooky and delicious celebration? The costumes. Every year brings the great […]
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    7 Products Marketed For Men That Are Actually Amazing For Your Self-Care Routine

    7 Products Marketed For Men That Are Actually Amazing For Your Self-Care Routine

    To be honest, I've always rolled my eyes at products that are gendered and sold specifically to men or women. Oftentimes these products sold “for men” are made of the same ingredients as their “female” counterparts, except they're packaged in different colors, or made with a fragrance deemed masculine. Not to mention, some of these gender-driven products […]
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    Doing This One Thing Before Bed Can Make Your Stress Dreams Way Worse

    Doing This One Thing Before Bed Can Make Your Stress Dreams Way Worse

    It's dark, and you suddenly find yourself being chased down a dark street. Yet, no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to run away — and then you wake up. You're anxious, and you feel anything but well-rested. This, my friend, is called a stress dream, and you know it when you have one. Themes […]
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    6 Foolproof Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others When You're At The Gym

    6 Foolproof Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others When You're At The Gym

    Exercise is usually thought of as a physical activity, but it can be just as much an emotional and mental journey — one that should positive nurture and support your overall well-being. While society often portrays fitness as a means to change the way you look by reducing your size or actually changing the shape of your body, […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Life

    9 Feminist Halloween Costumes To Try If You're All About Dismantling The Patriarchy

    9 Feminist Halloween Costumes To Try If You're All About Dismantling The Patriarchy

    It can be downright impossible to find a good Halloween costume, especially if you wait until the night of Halloween to make a mad dash through Kmart to grab anything and everything that fits. It's at these frantic moments you come to notice, despite the fact that it's 2017, many of the Halloween costume options for women still […]
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    7 Positive Things To Say To Yourself At The Gym That Are Actually Encouraging

    7 Positive Things To Say To Yourself At The Gym That Are Actually Encouraging

    When I go to the gym, it's not always easy to stay genuinely positive. Like many people, I've experienced the personal hell that is comparing myself to others, judging myself for not working hard enough, looking a certain way, or even feeling bad about my workout clothes not looking cute enough. Since working out at a gym can […]
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    Here's Why You Should Be Watching A Scary Movie During Your Next Workout

    Here's Why You Should Be Watching A Scary Movie During Your Next Workout

    There are days my motivation to work out is minimal at best, and as the weather gets colder, those days seem to become more and more frequent. Yes, the moment the temperature starts to drop, and the leaves even suggest turning color, I'd really rather just curl up on the couch with a bowl of […]