Although the most noticeable side effect--and a big reason why many women stop taking the pill--is an increased chance of becoming pregnant, other changes in your body can occur after you stop taking birth control. Luckily, most of the symptoms are mild and last only a few months as your system adjusts and resumes its own production of hormones. Here's what you can expect after you stop taking the pill.
Never miss a deadline or (goddesses forbid) a celebration this year. Be on top of everything with these stylish planners.
Ditch your boring sandwich or salad, and try a healthy lunch bowl that is filling, balanced, and nutritious instead. Lunch bowls are quick and simple to make--no recipe is required. Simply use your imagination to combine hearty ingredients into a bowl.
Weddings may be expensive, but your decorations don't have to be. With a trip to the craft store and a little creative juice, your big day can be beautiful and not break the bank. Plus, if you're making your decorations, you can incorporate your color scheme into everything! We worked with wedding designer Michelle Edgemont to whip up some unique, fun, and inexpensive DIY wedding ideas, and we're confident they'll inspire you to do it yourself before you say "I do."
Being truly organized extends far beyond keeping a tidy workspace or home. It's about keeping your life in order, from your schedule to your chores to your thoughts and beyond. Sound like an overwhelming task? Consider the benefits: While getting yourself into a habit of being organized requires an investment of time and energy, once you're in a groove you'll reap huge rewards, including less stress, more efficiency, a sharper mind, and the knowledge that when you want to find something, you'll know exactly where it is. If you're ready to join the ranks of highly organized people, adopt the following eight habits.
Every true girl boss can't resist the urge to pull her laptop out of her designer tote bag post 5 p.m.—even if she declares her home office to be her kitchen table. Whether you have a full on office space or find that your best work comes from the comfort of your couch, we curated a list of the top items that every goal-digging girl boss should have.
You know what they say: Teach a woman how to give her guy a massage and she can show him how to do the same for her. (Okay, no one says that. But it's true!) Learn these basic massage techniques for a relaxing, stress-relieving massage.
Give your back some definition with this strengthening workout.
You've already done the hardest part... But what's next? Learn best practices on how to keep recruiters interested in you after the interview is over.