Health

menstruation fascination

The Rising Fascination with Menstrual Cycles and Women’s Wellbeing

Recently, a captivating TikTok trend emerged with a powerful message: “You’re not ugly, you’re just in your luteal phase.” This statement sheds light on the connection between the menstrual cycle and self-image. The subject on TikTok has gathered millions of views. Yet, it’s just one among several social media trends centered around female mental health …

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sunscreen importance

Skin Saving Secrets: Choosing Your Perfect Sunscreen Application. Part II: Lotion, Stick, or Spray?

In the previous blog post, we explored the distinction between physical and chemical sunscreens (read here). Now, let’s dive into another crucial aspect of sun protection – the difference between sunscreen lotions, sprays, and sticks. The way we apply sunscreen can significantly impact its effectiveness in shielding our skin from harmful UV radiation. The key …

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Skin Saving Secrets: Choosing Your Perfect Sunscreen. Part I: Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen

For years, I considered sunscreen with a mix of skepticism and nonchalance. Growing up in the Netherlands I always believed that my colored skin did not need protection from the sun. However, it was during a summer trip to the beach with friends that I had my awakening. I skipped applying sunscreen, convinced that my …

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Undesired romantic approach at work

Navigating Undesirable Romantic Approaches at Work

Recently, a coworker who shares the same corridor as me asked me out on a date. It is worth noting that this individual was around 60 years old, making any romantic implications completely unintended. The situation was extremely uncomfortable. Reflecting on the situation, I have been wondering if there was anything I could and should …

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Quiet Luxury and discrete elegance

Discrete Elegance and Quiet Luxury: Dressing lessons from Succession

In the past months, it has been impossible to miss the media’s obsession with the HBO series Succession. For those who don’t know about the series, the story centers on the Roy family, the owners of a global media and entertainment conglomerate and their fight for control of the company. However, the hype had less …

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Wel of geen supplementen?

Supplements for Optimal Hormonal Balance: Hype or Reality?

Recently, during my work break, I went for a coffee with two female colleagues. One colleague talked about her recent complaints during menopause and how challenging it is to obtain useful information from the general practitioner regarding the use of supplements. That’s why she took matters into her own hands and started searching for in-depth …

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