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You might think that periods are a pain in the ass, what with the cramping, bloating, and all that money you've got to spend on tampons and pads (which end up filling your trash can or getting dumped into a landfill). Now imagine having to miss days of school or work because you didn’t have access to, or couldn’t afford, sanitary products at all. With the variety of products we have to help us deal with our monthlies, that's pretty hard to imagine but it’s the reality for many young girls and women in developing countries around the world.

Have you ever played with a Ouija board? You know, the ones that connect you to the afterlife and always seem to come out at slumber parties? If so, you have something in common with the Nouvellas, since in their latest video for the song "Never Go Home," the group partakes in what appears to be a seance--for themselves. The quirky, screwball comedic video shows the indie rockers at a very dangerous band practice in which each member meets their end. You'll have to check it out below to get with the full alt-rock, creepy country vibes.

I am often baffled when I am asked, “How is it that you can be a feminist and be interested in fashion?” To that I respond, “How can I not be one?” Many people think of fashion as trivial. At times, I, too, become frustrated when I read magazines telling me how I NEED to dress if I want to be considered stylish--- I find that writing style too narrow. But still, fashion isn’t trivial at all. Fashion isn’t just about the visceral pleasure I get from wearing pins I found at garage sales or a Mod Squad dress I won in a bidding war on eBay.

The first time I received a pad was in a small package in health class including a flowery smelling deodorant and a pamphlet on puberty. The boys received Old Spice. I thought their door prize smelled better, and dismissed the pad by adhering it to a guy friend's back, because I was eleven, and I wouldn't even need it for anything but amusement for another three years. Even when I did, I quickly realized that, just as ads promoted, pads felt "like a diaper." And the only people who should have to wear those are babies and senior citizens, or so I thought. Enter incontinence.

While everyone was celebrating the end of another work/school week, Naoko Takeuchi had much more impressive plans up her sleeve than uninhibited Facebook stalking. This past Friday, the creator of that girl power trip called Sailor Moon announced that a brand new anime adaptation of the beloved show is on the horizon. Before I delve into details, let me first say that I watched the entire Sailor Stars season in Japanese (you know, the one that never aired in the states). Somehow, I managed to harbor crushes on all three Starlights simultaneously. Yeah, it was pretty exhausting, but I digress.

Did you ever think you’d hear the terms “classy” and “jello shot” in the same sentence? The future is here! Yummy, alcohol-infused jello molds in twirly shapes, topped with fruit can change your college-style kegger into an upscale soirée. The atypical desserts are brought to us by blogger Casey Grim, who shares recipes on her site The Modern Gelatina. She uses vodka, gin, beer and more to make these excellent treats. Grim's molds are often based on TV shows she likes, like Mad Men and Downton Abbey.

At only 12 years old, Jeremiah McDonald made a videotape for himself to watch in the future. The now 32-year-old actor and filmmaker recently unearthed the old video and made another, 20 years later, in which he pops in the tape, pours himself a drink, and has a conversation with a younger, curious version of himself. From asking if his old pets are still alive to making sure he still likes Dr. Who, the results are both hilarious and poignant. And here I thought I was so clever for writing notes to "Future Grace" a couple months ahead in my day planner...

Whether or not you're familiar with all the details surrounding the life and work of the beautiful and tragic Frida Kahlo, chances are you've still come across some of her captivating self-portraits on more than one occasion. As one of the boldest and most influential women in history, Kahlo has inspired countless artists, writers, filmmakers, and individuals throughout the years.

Imagine a 1950s diner on an acid trip and you’ll land at Boopsie Daisy, an Etsy shop by Canadian-based user Missy Munday. Though the shop sells art prints, the prints are truly more like pages torn out of an ongoing creepy-cute fairytale that could easily be turned into a Tim Burton film. All of the colors used are neon and supersaturated but still retain a very vintage glow.

  This past weekend, I spent an undisclosed amount of time scouring the internet for the best of the best DIY apartment projects. I found that a lot of blogs were posting the same projects, and upon further sleuthing, my search quickly ended upon discovering dynamic duo Elsie and Emma’s lifestyle blog, A Beautiful Mess, the source behind most of the other blog posts I came across and a haven for all things do-it-yourself.
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