13 reasons A Woman's Period Is A True Horror Story

13 reasons A Woman's Period Is A True Horror Story

Blood. Acne. Fatigue. More blood.

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Women not only have to deal with societal pressures but physical ones as well. Ladies and gentlemen, yes; I am talking about the woman, the myth, the legend, "The Period."

1. PMS

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Hey, it's the body, the woman's body. Live and in stereo. If you're hearing this, then you must be PMS. Yeah, I know all about you. You like to creep up on me two weeks earlier than you should. I'm pretty sure I'll suffer enough in two weeks.

2. Mood swings

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It's funny how one minute you can be laughing at a stupid joke and the next minute crying over a cute dog. This ladies, is what is called mood swings. Get ready for a whole week of unexplainable irritation, and unexpected tears to stream down your face.

3. Bloating

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You'd think I'd have enough fun with the PMS and mood swings and all. But no, bloating decided to join the party. Rest in peace to my new jeans. It was nice knowing you fit me at a point pre-period. Give me two weeks, and I swear you'll fit again. Maybe.

4. Cravings

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Okay, so maybe those jeans won't fit again. With all of these cravings the period brings me, I'm surprised I'll be able to fit into my other jeans. But who cares? I'm about to eat this chocolate cake and I don't care. Why? Because my period is coming and I sure as hell deserve it.

5. Low self-esteem

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And just like my self-esteem just went from 100 to 0, and yes, it was real quick thank you for asking. I knew I shouldn't have eaten that chocolate cake. Damn, cravings.

6. Blood

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Make it stop. Why won't it stop? I just want it to stop.

7. Cramps

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With every period comes the horrendous cramps. If you're a girl that doesn't suffer the hell that is cramps, I envy you. These babies can get so bad to the point where you can't even walk because your body is so sore. No wonder why we treat ourselves with chocolate cake, dammit.

8. Bleeding through

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This has got to be every woman's worst nightmare. Imagine this. You're sitting in class wearing your brand new white shorts, and you have to use the bathroom. You get up, and hear gasps. You look down and see a little red dot on your chair. You think, "No. It can't be." Now you're running to the bathroom, and what do you know? Mother nature decided to come early this month.

9. Tiredness

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Just when you thought you it would stop at the cramps, it doesn't. You feel tired all over, your body aches, and all you want to do is just take a nap. I don't see how this isn't different than everyday, but trust me, it's worse on your period.

10. Crying for no reason at all

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I'm a woman. I'm sensitive. Don't look at me.

11. Tampons

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Tampons are weird. For the girls that can do it, I applaud you. But aren't you afraid that it can get stuck in there?

12. Spotting

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Spotting can mean one of two things either A: you're pregnant or B: your period is coming very soon. The horror of that anxiety is haunting. When your period comes, you're thanking God a million times

13. Acne

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Not only is our self-esteem low from everything else, but of course acne comes to join the party to make everything worse. Shout out to my hormones for adding even more redness to my face. It's very much appreciated.

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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Forget Halloween Costumes And Trick Or Treating, Inktober Has My Full Attention This Year

Inktober dares artists to push some time for themselves to draw at least one drawing each day in their October schedules.

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Besides waiting for October to celebrate Halloween, artists look forward to something else in October, which is Inktober.

Inktober means artists can draw things each day according to the month of October, under the requirement that they must be drawn in ink. Often times, many people will think it is a waste of time to draw during the month of October, but it's not for artists. Other than putting up costumes and preparing Halloween decorations, artists can try out ink for the first time if they have not done so already during this time of the year when drawing. Also, for ink, artists do not have to use expensive or any fancy ink at all, it can just be simply drawing with pens that have ink. And of course, artists need to draw on a paper to do Inktober as well.

In addition, this does not only challenge artists in drawing in ink but also their consistency and time management. Inktober is more fun if you actually do create one ink drawing each day in October. However, many people who are so busy with their lives, have the tendency of not able to have time to draw. Therefore, Inktober dares artists to push some time for themselves to draw at least one drawing each day in their October schedules.

Besides challenging artists for time management and consistency, it is also a time for artists to see and view other artists' Inktober drawings. This is also the best part. Artists will then can see many unique and beautiful Inktober drawings posted on social media such as Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. Then, all the inspiration will be overflowing within the artists during the month of October. This is the perfect time to do Inktober because this October is a big hype for many Halloween festivities and film anniversaries. Artists will then be in touch with their creativity and imagination this October.

Furthermore, this year is the first time that I have tried Inktober, which is great to do in an hour or so. Although I was cluttered with lots of work and homework, I decided to take a little time off from them and give myself some time to draw a little to celebrate October. It is a perfect way to cope with stress. As I was drawing for Inktober, I already forgot what I was stressing about. Then, I was amazed by what I could draw with ink. After, when I am done with an Inktober, I will have the confidence to finish up my homework. Other than that, you will also be amazed by how your Inktober drawing turns out at the end and the reaction you will get after seeing the finished product of your Inktober drawing.

It's another fun activity that I insist artists should do this October because it's another way for artists to express themselves through drawing. I also encourage artists to hurry to do some of the Inktober because it only lasts only in October, which means one month. Overall, I am excited to see what kind of Inktober drawings there'll be for this year!

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