A woman’s menstrual cycle is already a painful affair. From cramping, to bloating, to fatigue and so much more, this time of the month is very uncomfortable. And unfortunately, the menstrual products women use can often ascorbate their symptoms, instead of making them feel better. But this new menstrual disc from Flex might be the solution for you.

Did you know that tampons haven’t really changed much since they were first created back in the 1930’s? It’s hard to believe, but the truth is, as common as tampons are, they’re a bit outdated. What’s more, they are linked to toxic shock syndrome (TSS).

But other menstrual products aren’t that hot either. Cotton pads can contain fragrances (another word for chemicals), and can also contain pesticides from the original cotton crop. Add to that the odor and discomfort they bring, and it’s easy to think that women can only experience an uncomfortable period.

Flex disagrees. And that’s why they’ve created a disposable, single-use flexible disc that molds to the shape of your body for leak-free, toxic-free period solution. The flex disc can be worn for up to 12 hours, and can hold 3 tampons worth of fluid. The catch collects the menses, rather than absorbing it. And the best part is that users report that they can’t feel it, unlike tampons and cups.

The medical-grade polymer is FDA-cleared and hypoallergenic. And it’s also free of BPA and phthalate, making it a safe material to wear down there. Finally, since FLEX is a one-time use product, you don’t have to worry about cleaning them in between use.

How yoga can make your face look younger

The benefits of practicing yoga are varied and many. But did you know that yoga can actually make your face look younger? Turns out, that while we’re all using expensive eye creams and face serums, yoga just might be the fountain of youth we all need. 

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Since leaving the White House as the first African American First Lady, Michelle Obama has been greatly missed by women across the country. To the joy of her fans, the former FLOTUS is returning to the public stage with the release of her memoir, Becoming. In it, Obama opens up about her marriage, her miscarriage and her happiness. And her words are resonating deeply.

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