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Top Period Hacks to Improve Mood + Decrease Cramps, Bloating, etc.

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Did you know that PMS, the dreaded bloating, headaches, mood swings, cravings, cramps, etc., affects 75% of women?

It certainly takes a toll on me once a month, which is what inspired me to find out ways to “hack” my own biology in order to stop feeling so miserable during this time (and to save my boyfriend from my crying spells and irritability). If you’re looking for ways to alleviate symptoms of PMS, click to read my top period hacks derived from science!

What's the Difference Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin?

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After reading the title of this blog post, you may be thinking to yourself, “Don’t dry and dehydrated mean the same thing?”

While these two terms may be shown as synonyms in a thesaurus, dry and dehydrated mean two completely different things in the world of skin care. They do share similar signs and symptoms, such as skin dryness and sometimes flaking, itching, tightness, or sensitivity, but the causes and treatments are quite different. So what's the difference between dry and dehydrated skin? Keep reading to find out!

Is Being a Pharmacist Worth It? 10 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Pharmacist

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You may think I'm crazy for leaving a six-figure salary job, but the paycheck was truly the only benefit of being a retail pharmacist. This job was affecting both my mental and physical health - needless to say I was pretty miserable. Which is what prompted me to write this post: I don't want other young students in pharmacy school to make the same mistakes that I did.