Womens Health

All the Things We Could Do, If We Had a Little Money: The Costs of funding Women's Rights Work - Part One of Three

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

All organisations depend on funding. From major international organisations with multi-million dollar budgets to small community collectives surviving on small change, funds are what keeps things going, allow work to thrive and scale up, and ensure you can make a difference...

Artist Transforms Cartoon Characters Into Breast Cancer Survivors

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, yet the frequency of these experiences is often not reflected in popular cu...

Ladies, Kick PMS' Ass With These Awesome Foods

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you turn into the Hulk in the run up to your period then we have news for you. According to ModaMob's Monica Richards, changing your diet could...

More Exciting Than Christmas

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Think about all of the excitement and anticipation that you feel on Christmas Eve. Now, times that feeling by a hundred and you will understand what it felt like just before we sailed into Newport, Rhode Island.

Look At This Woman's Breast, It Could Save Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman fighting cancer has posted a photograph of her breast on Facebook to warn other women about the more subtle signs of the disease. Lisa Royl...

These Honest Illustrations Sum Up How We Feel On Our Period

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Periods have the ability to make many of us feel a bit crap about life, but we rarely articulate our feelings. That's why Layla Ehsan, an illustrat...

Onwards and North-wards

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Time does a strange thing offshore. Sometimes time flies by--where there are not enough hours in the day - and other days creep by. Some days repeat themselves so much that you could swear you are the living rendition of the blockbuster film, Groundhog Day. It feels as if we have had one week to go until Newport, RI USA for at least two weeks.

Burnout, Being a Woman, and the Gym Experience

Dr Bev McLagan | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bev McLagan

Burnout in your 50s? Oh it's very real. Life can have you feeling both fearful and disappointed. It was supposed to be different by now, I was supposed to be different. You can almost hear Peggy Lee singing "Is that all there is?"

Emotions. Love Them or Hate Them. Just Don't Let Them Burn You Out!

Dr Bev McLagan | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bev McLagan

We have an easier way of unravelling what can seem like a myriad of sometimes vague, and often convoluted, emotions. You see, the majority of emotions we experience in response to stress and pressure usually have something to do with four general emotional themes.

Electric Buzz

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

There is a contagious buzz at the moment on board Team SCA--and I don't think it's because of the food. On second thoughts, part of it may be related to food, but I think this is mainly down to the fact we have less than 10 days to go until we get to eat pancakes in America!

Model Discovers She Has Two Vaginas During Routine Kidney Scan

Barcroft | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Model and YouTube star star Cassandra Bankson was amazed to discover, during a routine kidney scan, that she has two vaginas. Cassandra, who suffer...


Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

We have arrived: exhausted, broken, alive, and relieved. After twenty two days at sea, Team SCA finally arrived in Itajai, Brazil. An emotionally overwhelming moment mixed with relief, excitement, and a tinge of sadness.

Burning Out on Under Performing (aka 'Flatlining')

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

Burnout from under-performing leads to a loss of energy, interest, and enthusiasm. It can also cause anxiety, stress, negativity, and at times, even depression. Physically you may feel lethargic, even exhausted, you may experience symptoms such as headaches or body aches, or suffer from changes in your sleep patterns and eating patterns.

If You Put Off Reading This, 'Procrastination' Is Your Middle Name!

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

Postponing (procrastinating, avoiding, or putting-off) is a major sign that the burnout process is in full swing. Postponing as a symptom happens fairly early on in the burnout spiral. However, once it gets hold it quickly begins to infiltrate all areas of your life.

Face Your Fears

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

When everything happened it was wet, brutal and cold and we were surfing down the swell in 20 to 25 knots. We were happily speeding along when we had a few small wipe outs. I looked out at the girls on deck - they were struggling, scared, and you could literally cut the tension with a knife...

Brogan Driscoll

Periods Don't Stop Because You're Homeless - This Is What It's Like For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being on your period is a inconvenient and often downright frustrating time for most women, but imagine having no access to sanitary products and bein...

These Women Want To Tell You About Their First Period

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The majority of women have periods, and, slowly but surely, it seems we're finally learning to talk about them without blushing. In the above adver...

Fitspiration Month: Why We're Tackling Taboos With Positivity

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Let's be honest. No matter how much we all try to pretend to love hitting the gym, most of us (save a superhuman few) find exercising a complete and utter chore. That's why we're dedicating the entire month of April to fitspiration, where we hope to inspire our readers (and ourselves) to get fit and embrace sport by instilling positivity and realistic goal setting.

How To Cope With Hot Flushes And Mood Swings During Menopause

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Mood swings and hot flushes are common symptoms of menopause, but they don't have to have a negative impact on your lifestyle. In the above video, ...

The Real Truth About Combatting Period Pain

Becky Hopper | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

There's so much advice on the Internet on how to have a 'healthy period' whatever that means and lots of conflicting information on how to get rid of period pain so in order to get to the truth, I've waited until prime period pain time to deliver this lovely blog to you.

I've Got a Confession to Make About My Body and You May Not Like It

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Periods aren't pornographic and they certainly shouldn't be offensive. They are a regular reality for half of the world's population and, let's be honest, without them humankind wouldn't exist. So the idea that an Instagram user could be offended by a picture of a woman whose period had leaked through her PJs onto her bed sheets is downright ridiculous.

Point Nemo

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

It's been six days since Team SCA left New Zealand behind and with every hour on the water we sail further and further away from the rest of civilization...

Welcome Back

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Team SCA are now leaving New Zealand behind and we are heading towards the infamous Southern Ocean. We got quite a light start but the breeze has picked up nicely and we are moving fast in the right direction.

Do You Believe in Yourself?

Lisa Regan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Do you take notice of how you talk to yourself or your thought patterns around what you are doing? This is an area that I am really working on in my own life. We are our own worst critics before our external critics weigh in with their opinions.

Race Delay

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Despite all of its extremities, the Volvo Ocean Race has to draw a line somewhere. This line happens to be a category five Tropical Cyclone named Pam, and she has definitely got our attention. She is the result of tropical pressure and she is incredibly powerful...