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  1. Instagram Bans Photos of Woman’s Period Stains Because Girls Are Gross and Scary Grr

    *Gigantic eye roll.*

    Apparently banning photos of female body hair wasn't quite enough for Instagram; continuing to be terrified and perplexed by the realities of the female body, Instagram has now banned several photos of a woman's period-stained sweatpants. How dare you show share photos of the miracle of life instead of your latte art!

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  2. Visionary Cate Blanchett Suggests Women Who’ve Stopped Menstruating Still Like Movies

    Thinking outside of the baby box.

    Hollywood seems to have a difficult enough time understanding that young women are a real demographic that will pay money in exchange for movie tickets, so Cate Blanchett's knowledge bomb is going to blow their minds: women aren't actually set adrift on ice flows when they stop menstruating and may even still watch movies!

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  3. Watch the Full Video for HelloFlo’s Postpartum: the Musical!

    Les Mastitis.

    Last week we brought you the trailer for period subscription service HelloFlo's "Postpartum: the Musical," and now we're pleased to present the full video in all its unflinchingly honest glory. Enjoy!

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  4. Period Pioneers HelloFlo Introduce “Postpartum: The Trailer,” A Campaign for New Moms

    ♫ My ducts are plugged, and my nipples are chapped ♫

    We here at The Mary Sue are huge fans of period subscription service HelloFlo, so we're super excited to share this trailer for the company's upcoming campaign for new moms.

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  5. Teenage Coders Who Developed Tampon Run Bring Game to App Store, Create Catcall Run

    Our Diva Cup runneth over.

    Good news, fans of political and body-positive projectiles: Tampon Run is coming to an Apple App store near you, and it has a sequel!

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  6. The Mary Sue Interview: Period Pioneer & HelloFlo Founder Naama Bloom on All Things Vagina

    A series of Fallopian tubes!

    The best introduction for Naama Bloom's one-of-a-kind period subscription service HelloFlo (like Birchbox, but for your hoo-ha!) might be Camp Gyno, the company's viral ad from 2013 featuring the world's youngest gynecologist.

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  7. Walgreens Makes Period-Tracking App Since Apple Didn’t Bother

    You know how Apple's Health app can give you your "whole health picture" except it refuses to track your period, because ewww cooties??? Fortunately for those of us who menstruate, Walgreens and Glow - a data science company for women's reproductive health and education - have partnered to create an app that can help you track your sadface days and refill your birth control prescription.

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  8. Researchers Say Girls Drinking Soda Causes Their Periods to Start Sooner, My 15-Year-Old Self Has Contrary Evidence

    Researchers at Harvard say young girls who drink too many sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than those who don't. But... but... I was drinking soda straight from a bar spout when I was seven, so...

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  9. Apple’s New Health App Tracks Everything But Your Period

    If only an app a day kept cramps away.

    This Monday at the World Wide Developer's Conference, Apple's Craig Federighi introduced a brand new app for iOS 8 that, by its own marketing copy, purports to offer "your whole health picture" at a single glance. And yet it's missing a very popular health app function among half its potential user base: a period tracker.

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  10. YouTube’s Superwoman and AsapSCIENCE Get to the Bottom of Whether Periods Make You Moody

    "Why are you so moody?" "BECAUSE SCIENCE, OK!?"

    Hey, it takes a lot of work to go through the process that allows for the entire human race's continued existence every month, so a little moodiness is warranted. It's also scientifically unavoidable, so the next time someone accuses you of being moody from PMS, tell them that science and the future of humanity don't care about their feelings.

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