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Wellbeing

Period Pick Me Up: Endorphin Boosting Bootcamp

Can working out really make you feel better when you’ve got PMS? This week PP took a class at the new Barry’s...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

The Period Questions We *Probs* Should Know The Answers To

If you’re in your 20s or 30s you’ll have been having periods for years, huh? Yet for most of us, each time...

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Wellbeing

The A-Z Of Summer Confidence *And How You Can Get It*

Sponsored by BIC Soleil: With summer on the horizon it’s time to start soaking up some sunny vibes. The happy season oozes...

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Life

Why Travelling On Your Period Doesn’t Have To Be A Drama

Period dramas are supposed to be all about tight corsetry and romantic whimsy, not silent cursing over those telltale cramps on your precious...

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Wellbeing

12 Cool Ways To Get More Lemons In Your Life

You know the saying; when life gives you lemons, make frickin’ lemonade. But making a refreshing summer-time drink is not all you can...

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Life

It Happened To Me: Coming Off The Pill Messed With My Body And Mind

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

How To Kick Your Salt Cravings When Your Period Arrives

Every women has a different pre-period craving, but for many the devil is salt! Even though salt tastes darn good, it doesn’t...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

#TabooTuesday: How to Prevent a Bad Smell on Your Period

As the weather warms up and we all get a bit sweatier, not only are you checking your armpits for BO when no-one’s...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

The Big Reasons To Smile When You Get Your Period (Yes, Seriously)

From weight loss and better sex to guilt-free food binges, here’s the proof that your period is actually a reason to smile…...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

Stress Can Stop Your Periods – Here’s How!

Did you know that stress is one of the major reasons behind missing periods? Stress can cause many physical effects such as headaches,...

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Life

It Happened To Me: I’ve Been Judged For Not Wanting Babies

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

#TabooTuesday: Everything You *NTK* About Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are common and are often not a cause for concern. However sometimes, cysts can be painful and you may need medical treatment. Today,...

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Beauty

All About Charcoal…And Why It’s Good For PMS Skin

If you’ve not noticed charcoal causing a big ol’ buzz in the beauty world, you must have been living under a rock...

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Life

33 Thoughts You Have On A Ridiculously Lazy Weekend

Because sometimes, next-level lazy is the only way to spend a weekend… 1. What day is it, even? 2. It’s official. I’m...

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Wellbeing

Glow Pops: You Need These Superfood Lollipops In Your Life

Glow pops are *the* most lickable, instagramable way to get a pop of nutrients – with minimal effort too. You just blend...

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Wellbeing

The Ultimate Yoga Poses To Help Your Periods

Exercise might be the last thing on your mind when you’ve got your period, but some gentle yoga will relieve your aches...

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Life

It Happened To Me: I’ve Learnt to Live With An Ostomy Bag

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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Life

It’s A Monthly Thing: 10 Reasons Why We Love May

May = Bank Hols! So, when we’re not daydreaming about summer, we’ll be checking out the culture, doing the MoonWalk and snapping...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

#TabooTuesday: What’s The Deal With Ovulation Pain?

We’re all in the know about period pain, but some women also experience painful twinges mid-month, around the time of ovulation – when...

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Life

30 Thoughts You Have When Your Period Spots Take Over

Because those darn period spots are never welcome…. 1. Erhmm. WTF is going on with my skin. 2. It’s all kinds of...

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Wellbeing

10 Foods That Can Boost Your Iron Levels Naturally

Long or heavy periods suck for a heap of practical reasons, but if you’re bleeding heavily every month, there’s also a chance...

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Beauty

Secrets of A Make Up Artist: How To Glow When You’ve Got Your Period

Getting a gorgeous, natural looking glow is the holy grail of skincare – even more so when you’ve got your period and your skin...

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Life

It Happened To Me: My PMS Ruined My Relationship

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

#TabooTuesday: *Everything* You NTK About Early Menopause

The menopause is when a woman’s period stops and she’s no longer fertile. But when do you think this happens? 40s? 50s? No idea? Sometimes it...

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Life

The History Of A Tampon: Ever Wondered Where They Came From?

You know the drill. Month in, month out you bleed, reach for a tampon or pad and job done. Apart from the...

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Wellbeing

The Ultimate Health Booster: Pomegranate Lassi With Chilli Powder

If you’re yet to fall in love with lassis – the sweet or savoury creamy yoghurt drinks from India – you’re about...

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Life

Off On A Mini-Break? Pack Your Beauty Bag Like A Pro

Have you nailed the art of traveling light or do you still hoick half the bathroom cabinet away with you on a...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

It Happened To Me: My Eating Disorder Totally Stopped My Periods

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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Life

Sunday Vibes: Easy Updates For An Insta-Worthy Bedroom

Hands-up if the bedroom is your hideaway. Yass, us too! And no wonder really, we spend a whole lot of hours horizontal...

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Life

Your Party Playlist For An Awesome Saturday Night

Ahhh Saturday night, we wait for you for aaaallll week long. Now you’re here, what better way to celebrate your arrival than by blasting...

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Life

Time For Tea? 8 Reasons Why We Always Love A Cuppa

Whether you’re reading this from your desk, the sofa or from under a duvet, chances are there’s a cup of tea in reaching...

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Life

The Mash-Up Words We Use When We’ve Got Our Period

Ah, the English language is a beautiful thing. But some of the best words are the ones that aren’t real words at...

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Beauty

The 4 Golden Rules For Having Gorgeous Hair All Month

It goes without saying that periods can meddle with the look and feel of our face – hands up if you’ve got...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

Pink Parcel Period Talk: Ali, Digital Writer

Wouldn’t it be easier if we were all more open about the perfectly normal bodily function we experience each month? We think...

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Wellbeing

You’ll Never Guess What Your Hands Reveal About Your Health

Apart from when you’re painting your fingernails, giving your hands a wash or slipping on a ring or two, how often do...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

#TabooTuesday: What’s The Deal With PMDD?

Periods can be a hassle for sure, but for most of us they come and go each month without too much drama....

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Life

Here’s Why We’re Making Chocolate Our New Superfood

If you’re currently mainlining the mountain of mini-eggs you got given yesterday or that mahoosive egg is eyeballing you from across the room,...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

It Happened To Me: I Had Fibroids So Large They Made Me Faint

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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Pink Parcel

4 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Pink Parcel’s May Box

Oh May, we truly love you. Not only are there two bank holidays to get excited about (yay!) but we’re also on...

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Wellbeing

#TabooTuesday: Can Your Period Tell You If You Have Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK ­– last year over 200,000 people were tested positive for the...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

4 Surprising Things That Happen During Your Menstrual Cycle

When it comes to our periods, a cramping tummy, tender boobies and a teary mood are things we expect as standard. But...

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Beauty

The Make-Up Mistakes You Might Be Making When You’ve Got Your Period

It kinda sucks that when you’ve got your period, putting on make-up just doesn’t quite feel the same as other times in...

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Wellbeing

You’ve Got This! 5 Ways To Boost Your Self-Esteem This Weekend

Ever have one of those wobbly days…or weeks…or months, even? When you’re not on your A game. When you’re comparing yourself to...

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Wellbeing

7 Reasons Why We Really Love Watermelon

Sun’s out, melons out. Now there’s a mantra we can get behind. Around the time of your period, picking the right things...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

#TabooTuesday: *Everything* You NTK About Spotting

Bleeding between periods is known as spotting and can occur for a number of reasons. Often, spotting is nothing to worry about, but occasionally...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

The Natural Remedies That *Actually* Work During Your Period

Taking the natural approach to monthly niggles can be way more effective than reaching for the painkillers. Try these super-remedies to help...

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Beauty

5 Things The Celebs Do When Feeling ‘Meh’

Whether you’re tired, cramping or generally feeling moody AF – follow what the celebs do to get themselves back on form. They listen...

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Beauty

Switch Up Your Skincare To Suit Your Menstrual Cycle

If you haven’t already noticed, periods can play havoc with the skin. We’re talking brutal break-outs one day and prune-like dry patches...

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Life

Paid ‘Period Leave’ – Would You Take It?

We’ve all been there. The alarm goes off, tummy cramps are next-level agonising and your mood is on the floor. It’s that...

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Life

7 Ways To Re-invent Your Mornings

How many life goals have you set yourself so far? Like, a trillion? All those people to meet, mountains to climb, things...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

How To Have A Happy Period (It’s Possible, We Promise!)

It’s International Day Of Happiness! But what if you’ve just come on? You’re probably battling a spot breakout and bent over with cramps...

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Life

Finding A Balance When Your Monthly Beast Arrives

Fear not PP Squad, our monthly, much-needed chocolate fix isn’t going anywhere – but we definitely don’t always have to scoff all the...

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Pink Parcel

Bubbles are best – why it’s good to raise a toast this NYE!

It’s New Year’s Eve so it’s time to raise a glass of bubbly and see in 2015. We’re sure that you don’t...

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Life

Festive treats that will keep you feeling merry all year long

While some Christmas food probably isn’t the healthiest – yes, we’re looking at you roast potatoes and chocolate Yule log – other festive...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

Why Is My Period Late? 10 Reasons Besides Pregnancy

We’ve all been there… Wondered just exactly where our period has gone to and and wondered if possibly, even though the chances...

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Wellbeing

5 reasons crying is good for you

While some women never experience the highs and lows that is PMS, for some of us monthly tears are just a thing. It...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

The rather enjoyable secret to busting period pain

No-one enjoys getting period cramps, however, there is quite a fun way to get rid of the pain – and it’s free!...

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Wellbeing

The dangers of skinny jeans

Thanks to the likes of Kate Moss and Jessica Alba, skinny jeans are a staple of most modern women’s wardrobes. While they...

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Wellbeing

A chocolate bar a day could keep the doctor away

We’re already converted to the powers of chocolate, especially how a chunk or two of dark chocolate is good for your health –...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

6 things that happen to you During Ovulation

Ovulation normally takes place about 12-14 days before your period starts. During this time, you body releases an egg so it’s a super important time...

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Beauty

6 ways to help improve your cellulite

The sun is shining and it really feels like spring is in the air, which always gets us to thinking about baring...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

12 things you’ve definitely done while on your period

Guilty of any of these during your period week? We certainly are… 1. Bought the ingredients for a leafy stir-fry on the...

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5 ways to eat less sugar

A recent report has found that girls who drink more than one sugary drink a day are likely to start having their...

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Life

How to stick to your New Year resolutions

With statistics showing that most people give up their resolutions about now, we thought we’d give you some inspiration to help you...

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Wellbeing

Open the champers – here’s why bubbles are best…

It’s New Year’s Eve so it’s time to raise a glass of bubbly and see in 2015. We’re sure that you don’t...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

Can your period be the reason you have a cold – again?

Ovulation could be the culprit when it comes to getting the sniffles! Studies have shown that during ovulation, when an egg is...

Life

4 reasons to be kind today

It’s International Kindness Day today, which encourages us all to be kinder to one another. However, even though you might be doing...

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Could a vitamin K injection help period cramps?

Research has shown an injection of vitamin K could help reduce period pains. For many years, injecting vitamin K in a specific acupuncture...

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6 instagrammers to follow today

If you’re anything like us you’re a tiny bit addicted to Instagram. These are the people filling up our daily feed. @dailydoseofkittens...

Wellbeing

How to avoid the office lergy

As cold season sets in, we take a look at the best way to keep healthy and germ-free. A new study has...

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Happiness is… talking to a stranger

If you’re having an off day – or suffering from period-induced grumps – why not chat to a stranger? Modern-day commuting etiquette...

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Period Tips, Help and Advice

The real reason you’re craving chocolate

What’s your PMS craving? Well whether it’s chocolate or a big packet of crisps, your craving might be more than just a...

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Life

How to stay calm: 7 tips for instant calm

Whether it’s someone pushing in front of you in a queue or the kids leaving wet towels all over the bathroom again,...

Wellbeing

Release your inner child – and relieve stress at the same time!

Remember when you were little and you played every single day? It was fun wasn’t it? Then you grew up and the...

Period Tips, Help and Advice

Satisfy your PMS cravings without piling on the pounds

We recently asked you to share your PMS cravings with us on our Facebook page. Unsurprisingly, chocolate came out tops but other...

Wellbeing

A kiss a day keeps the doctor – and dentist – away!

International Kissing Day, which happened this weekend, actually began here in Blighty, but has now been adopted worldwide. Apart from kissing being...

Period Tips, Help and Advice

Is Chocolate Good for You? 7 Health Benefits of Chocolate

It’s almost Easter, so what better reason than to tuck into a family-sized bar of chocolate today? After all it is practically...

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