Classifying Severe PMS as a Mental Disorder Screws Women Over

If tired CBS sitcoms and hacky comedians are to be believed, ladies on they periods be crazy (chocolate & cats & wine & crying & Lifetime Original Movies & blanket clutching!). Now, thanks to the publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manuel (the DSM V, for those of us who hate… » 10/21/13 12:55pm 10/21/13 12:55pm

Break Out the Red Meat: Increased Iron Intake Makes You Less Likely to…

After more than a decade of studying over 3,000 women, researchers have found that dietary choices — particularly potassium and iron intake, can have a strong effect on how women experience premenstrual syndrome. Women who consumed more iron, either through food or supplements, were less likely to suffer from PMS,… » 3/05/13 10:45am 3/05/13 10:45am

Look, PMS Makes You Moody, Not Completely Fucking Incompetent

As a feminist, period-haver, and combination bitchy loud-mouth/soft-hearted doormat, I have a complicated relationship with PMS. On the one hand, fuuuuuuuck PMS! The idea that my moods, which arise from my incredibly complex, stressful, dynamic life, can be reduced to some hormonal flux at the whim of my reproductive… » 10/16/12 6:00pm 10/16/12 6:00pm

Mary J. Blige Dishes On PMS, Brazilian Waxes, & Her Mile High Club…

Mary J. Blige was on Tyra today promoting her new album Growing Pains, and she was very candid. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul really opened up when she admitted to having sex on a commercial airline flight. She also says she's bloated and bitchy from PMS for three weeks out of the month, which would mean that she's only… » 1/31/08 8:00pm 1/31/08 8:00pm