So, I'm going to camp this summer, which is cool, but I'll be there at the time when I tend to have my period, and I don't want to miss out on swimming with everybody. The problem: I don't wear tampons, and my mom isn't that fond of them. But I might want to bring some to camp, just so I can swim and do all the athletic activities. How do I talk about this with my mom??? - Anonymous Hi! That does sound like some slightly unfortunate timing. The good news, though, is that doesn’t need to…Read more…
Need tips on dealing with crushes? Here are some things I’ve found useful: For talking to your crush: -I’ve found that when I’m nervous about talking to someone, whether for crush-related reasons or not, it helps me to think out what I’m saying ahead of time. Usually I do this pretty in-detail, thinking it out down even to when I’m likely to say “um.” (That may be just me though--if that doesn’t help you, find something else!) -Once you know what you want to say, try not to overthink it. For…Read more…
My friend has been spoiling the ends to many of my favorite books. I makes me feel very frustrated and I don't like it. I talked to her and she said to stop being so sensitive. I don't know what to do. - Anonymous That does sound like a bit of a predicament. Your friend should really listen to your wishes and respect them. Spoilers are never fun, and it’s very unkind of her to continually disrespect you like that. You aren’t being too sensitive at all; it’s perfectly reasonable that they…Read more…
May 12th is the world-wide day of awareness for the invisible and debilitating condition known as fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) and other illnesses like it. It affects 3-6 percent of the world’s populations, and is most common in young to middle aged women. Millions around the globe will be holding various events such as virtual walks and sharing their stories to raise awareness. But what is this actually all about? What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain…Read more…
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