Hallo-Well: Responsible Costuming

In my view, being well means not only taking care of and respecting yourself, but also means acting in ways that help make everyone else in our community feel safe and respected. That’s why I wanted to post a quick reminder this Halloween: racist costumes are just not okay, ever. If you think your costume…

Free Jewelry Making!

There will be free jewelry making at the Student Life Halloween Event this Thursday, 10/31 (AKA HALLOWEEN, MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY EVER) from noon -3 PM in  302 Diana!  I love making jewelry, both to destress and to make gifts for loved ones! There will be another jewelry session on Thursday, November 14, from 6:30 to 9:00 in…

cold weather & creamy tomato soup

this is the first week that it’s really been cold! finally, six days short of november, wool coats and hats no longer feel like wishful thinking. i couldn’t be more excited — so i celebrated by engaging in one of my traditional autumn activities: despite my fervent bundling up and hand-washing, i got a cold….

HalloGREEN is TONIGHT from 7-9 PM!

Pumpkins. Pumpkin themed desserts. Pumpkin decorating supplies (we’ve got glitter glue with your name on it). This is the magic of HalloGREEN! Join the Eco Reps and the Well-Woman Peer Eds for a super fun, super crafty pumpkin-palooza from 7-9 PM in the Well-Woman office. Check out the facebook event and make sure to stop…

Yay fun free things!

Hello, Well-People! Midterms got ya down? Looking for a super cool fun great way to let loose? Wanting to take advantage of this wonderful city we’re in without spending all of your sacred delivery money? Check out the BROOKLYN NIGHT BAZAAR, starting this weekend! There will be music! Art! Food! Vendors! Fun times to be…

IUDs 101

Trigger Warning: Proceed with caution if discussion of menstruation or anything you might encounter in a gynecologist’s office is a sensitive subject for you. Also, beware mild profanity contained within the linked article if that’s a concern. IUDs (intrauterine devices) are often misunderstood, but can be great contraceptive options and are worth knowing about even…

Fun Fact: “Ladies Wait Four Weeks Before Going Makeup-Free in Front of Boyfriends”

http://jezebel.com/ladies-wait-four-weeks-before-going-makeup-free-in-fron-1447334003 I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wearing makeup if it makes you feel good. But as this short article presents, it’s an issue when you feel bad, ugly, or unworthy when you take it off.  Although the tagline is rather heteronormative, the article does broaden the discussion to women who feel uncomfortable without…

Mary Roach: 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm

Want to take a 16-minute study break but still feel like you’re learning something fun and interesting? Watch this TED talk! 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm….there’s a HILARIOUS clip in the middle of the video about how Swedish pig farmers treat their sows in order to increase fertility. I’m sure you will enjoy…

Women in Science: Ada Lovelace Day

I’m a day late, but yesterday was Ada Lovelace Day, which honors the first but often overlooked computer programmer and aims to encourage more women to join STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. As a former science major who still loves to indulge my love of science, I appreciated this article about eight innovations by…