10 Thoughts All People With Peanut Allergies Have The Week After Halloween

10 Thoughts All People With Peanut Allergies Have The Week After Halloween

"How much of the candy that I got can I actually eat?"

Halloween is a fun holiday for kids and adults of all ages to dress up and get their sugar fix (and more).

An often overlooked group every Halloween season is those with food allergies of any kind, and can't have as much candy as the other kids. As someone with peanut allergies, Halloween is one time of the year when I am reminded of all the candy that I can't eat.

Sad, but true.

So, I thought I might take you into what goes on in my mind the first week of November every year.

1. "How much of the candy that I got can I actually eat?"

The answer is usually not that much.

2. "Just as expected, this little pile, consisting mostly of Skittles and Starburst, oh and a few Sour Patch Kids!"

These are in fact some of my favorite candies, but there's just always that one piece of you that wants to eat all the other candy and chocolate in your bag.

3. "Oh wait, a regular sized Hershey bar?!"

The most wonderful sight of them all: a chocolate bar safe to eat.

4. "Can I eat all this candy even though it was touching all the Reese's and peanut M&M wrappers?"

Should be OK. The candy is wrapped after all, and you don't eat the wrapper!

5. "Who wants all the candy I can't have?!"

One way to get your family and friends to like you a little more.

6. "Oh, I've never seen this candy before ... Let's read the ingredients!"

There's nothing like that little feeling of hope that you have maybe found a new friend.

7. "May contain peanuts and tree nuts ... should have seen that one coming."

Then that little feeling of hope gets destroyed and is always replaced with the disappointment that comes around every time, even though you totally expected it to "may contain peanuts."

8. *Walking through Target/CVS* "Candy on sale! How much of it can I actually have?"

Again, probably not as much as you hope, but it's totally worth a casual stroll down the candy aisle.

9. "You can never have too many bags of Skittles, Starburst and Tootsie Rolls, right?"

I try to be thankful that there is still delicious candy out there that won't kill me.

10. "On the bright side, I won't be gaining all the weight everyone else will be from eating all that Halloween candy!"

Every cloud has a silver lining.

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.

There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Thinx Underwear

Those of you with a uterus, listen up.


I first heard about Thinx underwear two years ago while on a subway in Washington DC. I thought the whole idea of leakproof underwear sounded a bit too much like diapers and brushed the product aside. Fast forward two years, my mom states that she is going to buy a pair to try and offered to get me one too. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, I decided to give it a try. I'm sure glad I did!

If you're not familiar with Thinx allow me to explain. It's a company that prides themselves on creating underwear specifically designed for individuals to wear during their periods. Looking at the reviews, everyone seemed to love them, and after trying them out for myself, I must say I like them quite a lot. Here are a few important things to know about Thinx underwear.

1. It doesn’t always replace your pads/tampons

Thinx may not replace tampons, but it can help cut back the amount you use.


I learned this the hard way that if you have a heavy flow, you can't wear Thinx on its own. If you have a light flow, you could get away with only wearing these, but for us poor souls with heavy flows, I recommend making these your new period underwear. You never have to worry about any leaks, even at night!

2. They don't stain

Behold! No bloodstains!


If you leak onto this underwear, fear not. Merely rinse them in the sink and then throw them in the wash like normal and boom! Clean underwear. No more ugly stained underwear to keep in the corner of your drawer.

3. There’s a bunch of cute designs/colors

There's something for everyone!


One thing I must say about Thinx is that they have a wide variety of options. There are several different cuts, and almost all of them come in different colors options as well. They seem to be introducing new colors all the time, so keep an eye out for one you like.

4. They are super comfy!

These feel just like normal underwear.


When I got my pair, I was worried that this underwear would feel like wearing a diaper or something else uncomfortable, but that was not the case at all! This underwear when you're wearing it feels like normal underwear, and while you're washing it, it feels like a swimsuit.

5. They donate to a good cause

Everyone should have access to period products. Period.


For every pair of underwear that you buy, the company donates a pair to someone in need. It seems like most are sent to developing countries where women do not have access to proper menstruation hygiene products. In addition to this, Thinx was designed to help cut back the number of disposable pads entering landfills. They designed this underwear to be a more sustainable alternative for people with periods!

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