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Martie’s Tips for Preparing for Final Exams

While I look forward to the end of year to enjoy a break from school and beautiful weather, I, like most other students, dread final exams. However, whether you too are studying for end of year exams or preparing for an Advanced Placement test, I’m…

Taking Stress Off Your Plate

Have you ever felt so stressed that you just wanted some time for yourself to relax? Have you ever put so much on your plate that you didn’t know whether to go to sleep or stay awake and deal with all of your responsibilities? These…

Introducing Martie!

Hi! My name is Martie and I’m a rising senior at Bowdoin College in Maine majoring in Biology and minoring in French. I’m really interested in women’s health and enjoy working with young people, so I figured I would merge those two interests and write…

Changing Your Mindset on Change

Change has always been scary for me, especially when the change involves meeting new people. I find it daunting because I can never tell how others will react to my character and personality, and I never know how I will react to them. Will I…

PCOS Blog

I Thought I Couldn’t Get Pregnant

Ovulation happens. For girls and women without PCOS, ovulation usually occurs every month. For girls diagnosed with PCOS ovulation is less predictable, but don’t be fooled by this. Young women with PCOS have a normal uterus and healthy eggs which means if they are sexually…

Fueling Your Brain

With final exams coming up, we could all use an extra boost while studying.  Your brain is one of the most critical organs of your body, not to mention it is actually still developing throughout your teenage years!  It is essential to choose the best…

Meditation…It’s more than just “ommm”

Meditation – time spent in quiet thought – has been practiced for thousands of years and is one way to practice mindfulness. Most people think of meditation as a person sitting cross-legged, saying ‘ommm’. But there are actually many types of meditation. Even yoga or…

Double Standards

Have you heard of Stephen Curry? Michael Phelps? Mohammed Ali? What about Tina Charles? Kerri Walsh? Simone Biles? Well you should because according to Sports Illustrated, they are among the top 50 female athletes in the United States! Most likely, you know more about the…

Food Labels, What Do They Really Mean?

If you are anything like me, walking through the grocery store and reading all the labels on food can be a bit daunting. What exactly does “raised without antibiotics” or “non-GMO” labels tell you about the food you are about to purchase? I did a…