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Join Molly and Cristen as they take a fun-filled romp through the history of menstrual products -- from ancient Egyptian papyrus products to reusable menstrual cups -- in this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You.

Female baldness isn't as common or as well-researched as male hair loss, but it does affect a surprisingly large number of women. Learn more about the various types of female baldness and their causes in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Women and hair have always had a complicated relationship. Tune in as Molly and Cristen take a look at cultural perceptions of women's hair, women's emotional attachment to their locks and bad hair days in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Is dating going extinct?

There's been a lot of buzz recently about the "hook-up culture" and whether or not it has an effect on women and traditional dating. Tune in for Molly and Cristen's funny, thoughtful take on the topic.

In this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and Cristen discuss the pros and cons of women's magazines and explore their origins in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Why should we talk about dating violence?

In this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and Cristen discuss how to recognize dating violence, tips for dealing with abuse and why it's a topic that should be addressed.

American women have a wide range of options when it comes to forms of address. Where did all these honorifics come from? How do women decide which one to adopt? Discover the fascinating story of Ms., Mrs. and Ms. in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Since 2002, there's been a resurgence of interest in burlesque, an old-fashioned form of striptease. But is burlesque just another form of stripping? Explore the the fascinating history and practice of burlesque in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

These days, you'll find lots of comediennes and female comedy writers, but that hasn't always been the case. Join Molly and Cristen as they discuss past and present ideas about women with a sense of humor in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Is menstruation the last taboo?

Menstruation is a fact of life for women, but there is still a reticence to discuss the topic, even in modern society. Join Molly and Cristen as they have a frank, humorous discussion of an "unmentionable" topic in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Long before that little tube of lip color became ubiquitous, women found ways to brighten their lips. Get the scoop on lipstick's ancient origins, controversial history, bizarre ingredients and symbolism in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Current studies report that a majority of American women adopt their husband's surname upon marriage, while a minority do not. Learn more about the origins and implications of this alternative tradition in the following podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Due in part to their accomplishments in recent conflicts, women's role in the U.S. military is expanding. Learn more about the changing role of women in the military -- and the challenges they still face -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Today, the majority of couples choose to live together before marriage, but some studies suggest that this may increase their chances of divorce. Tune in as Molly and Cristen take a closer look at this topic in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Planned Parenthood is a controversial organization that provides reproductive healthcare to women and men. Join Molly and Cristen as they examine Planned Parenthood's history, controversies and services in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Brides in countries like America and Britain often opt for white dresses, but where did this trend get its start? Discover the origins of white wedding gowns -- and the quirky history of the veil -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Brides in countries like America and Britain often opt for white dresses, but where did this trend get its start? Discover the origins of white wedding gowns -- and the quirky history of the veil -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Negative stereotypes about sororities abound, but are they deserved? Molly and Cristen explore the history, practices and reputation of modern sororities in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, get a bad rap in the United States, but they're starting to make a comeback. Find out why these devices became unpopular in the first place -- and why that's starting to change -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Polygamy isn't a legal practice in the United States, but it's fairly common in other parts of the world. Join Molly and Cristen as they weigh the pros and cons of this practice, both for women and men, in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.