The Minion Take-Over

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By now, you’ve probably seen your fair share of Minions. You know, those little, yellow creatures from the movie, “Despicable  Me?” Since their big-screen debut, surely it was a matter of time before the fashion world embraced these darling-little-subservient beings.

Quite literally, now, it seems like nothing is safe from being Minion-ized—not even the world of couture. The red carpet has gotten a little brighter with Minion shoes, shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, hats, and of course the glasses. Picking a Halloween outfit this year may have just gotten a little easier. Keep reading…

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Overcoming Gym Intimidation

weights-652488_1280For some of us walking into a new gym can feel a little intimidating. When you take your first look around the gym, you see members who not only appear to know the facility inside and out but they are also not the least bit self-conscious.

And then there’s you. Walking around with your stuff, trying to find the locker room, or figuring out which machines you should use first so you can blend in. As the new member, you might think everyone is staring at you and judging you for being the “newbie.” Keep reading…

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You’ve Got This!

PCOS BlogEarlier this month, fans of the US Women’s Soccer watched with anticipation as their team beat Japan, bringing home the World Cup.  It was absolutely thrilling to watch.  The team comradery was and is striking. To say that the team’s success is based solely on the fact that they know how to handle a soccer ball would be largely inaccurate. They are indeed exceptional athletes but the one common denominator is, every single player believed that success was possible. Keep reading…

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For the Win: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

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The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team once again proved its dom­i­nance on the world stage, win­ning the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final on July 5, 2015 against Japan. For the first time in history, a women’s sports team has been celebrated in a famed New York City ticket-tape parade! The sheer magnitude of the number of people who tuned in for the USA vs. Japan women’s World Cup final is mind-blowing. Keep reading…

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More than just a fashion statement

sunglassesIt’s July! What does that mean? Happy UV Safety month!

Most people know about the importance of using sunscreen to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays, but what about protection for your eyes?

Although most of us choose the perfect shades based on appearance, comfort, and price, style must take a backseat to safety. If we choose sunglasses on style alone, we are overlooking what eye doctors Keep reading…

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Our Brother Got a Makeover

YMHscreenshotCongratulations to our brother website: youngmenshealthsite.org! It’s a brand new look with the same quality information written by expert adolescent medicine clinicians at Boston Children’s Hospital. Just like youngwomenshealth.org, our brother site was bursting with information that begged for easy to use online tools to make finding resources wicked easy. Now they have it all: easy to find health guides from Acne to Zinc and everything in between, plus answers to embarrassing questions, and even tips to help you bring up health concerns to your health care providers. Oh and did I say BLOGS? So, please check out our bro’s new transformation! I guarantee you’re going to like what you see! Keep reading…

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Bye Bye Trans Fat

Its official – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recently announced that by June of 2018, artificial trans fats should be completely removed from processed foods. This is a huge step in the food industry and will change the way many foods are made. As consumers, it’s important to recognize that artificial trans fats are no longer “generally recognized as safe” and that it could be beneficial to limit intake of trans fats from processed foods until they are removed from food products in 2018. Keep reading…

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Techy Teens Invent Cool Condoms

Frau schaut auf CondomeA good friend tagged me in a Facebook post this morning with unique news that I would like to share with you. My hunch is that the story will go viral but just in case you don’t catch it on your news feed, here it is. It’s a story about a group of amazing teens who won the Teen Tech Award in London for the best invention in the “Health” category. The competition is open to 11-16 year olds and the theme of this annual event is to encourage techy-savvy teens to realize their true potential. In light of the fact that the CDC reports that approximately 20 million new cases of STI’s are diagnosed each year in the United States (which doesn’t take into consideration all of the undiagnosed cases) the idea is worthy of future research. Keep reading…

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Just Marriage

https://flic.kr/p/s5hPpK byTed Eytan, on FlickrEveryone I know is so excited about the Supreme Court decision making same –sex marriage legal in all 50 states! When I first heard the news I was pretty excited. I couldn’t believe that after so long, the fight for same sex marriage is now over. However after the decision was announced, I saw a post on Instagram saying that “God is disappointed.”  All I could think was, will this decision cause a backlash from religious organizations? Keep reading…

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Over the Rainbow

https://flic.kr/p/eVUzDD]06262013 - SCOTUS DOMA 53 by JoshuaMHoover on FlickrThe debate over a controversial topic that has been a subject of much contention over the years has finally come to an end. As of June 26th 2015, “same sex marriage” officially became legal in all 50 states. The news sparked all kinds of social media activity such as #LoveWins and #GayIsOK on Twitter and Instagram, as well as many geofilters on Snapchat that read “Making History” with symbols of “equality” in Pride colors. This is empowering to the LBGTQ community to know that so many people are talking about their success as a community. Keep reading…

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