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Do vegetarian and vegan diets affect menstrual cycles?

A Stuff Mom Never Told You listener wrote in a couple weeks ago inquiring whether vegetarian and/or vegan diets can affect a woman's periods. After doing some digging for studies and expert opinions, the simple answer is that there is no simple answer.

Does "chick lit" deserve more literary respect?

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Who invented the cupcake?

Cobbling together a history of cupcakes was about as challenging as eating one without getting frosting all over my face, as the origin story of America's Favorite Handheld Dessert is a murky one. Speaking to Scientific American, food historian Andrew Smith said cupcakes first popped up in an American cookbook a couple years prior in 1826, although earlier recipes dated back to the 1850s in England. Meanwhile, Krystina Cupcake Castella, author of "Crazy About Cupcakes" writes that the word first appeared in print in 1828 in Eliza Leslie's "75 Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats." Leslie was a Victorian-era Betty Crocker who may have picked up the cupcake "receipt" in England where she grew up...

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Breasts by the Numbers

A numerical smorgasbord of Stuff Mom Never Told You-curated facts and stats all about breasts and bras.

How Google Doodles Women

Google vice president Megan Smith has said she wants to use Google Doodles to highlight notable - though often overlooked - women in science and technology. But it's not just STEM women Google Doodles have honored around the world, showcasing a diversity of women's accomplishments.

Who invented the power suit?

A post-lunch procrastinating link hop led me to an unlikely location: Savile Row. It all started with a slide show of women's power suits over at The Grindstone, which led me to wonder where on earth these office uniforms came from. Answer:

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