Looni’s Menstrual-Health Supplements Tackle Medical Misogyny

Powered by an all-women medical team, this new menstrual health company takes women's pain seriously

For more than a decade, vomiting and fainting were par for the course for Chelsea Leyland, a DJ and activist working to de-stigmatize cannabis and epilepsy. Over the years, Leyland would go to physicians to try to deal with her pain but was met with the same dismissive response every time, being told “it’s normal.” This is partly why it took years for the her …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From flushable pregnancy tests to pizza awards and more, our look around the internet

1. New Art Books for Kids The team at Artsy has put together a list of 11 new art books for children—that adults will certainly enjoy too. From biographical-style stories to illustration-driven narratives and even cookbooks, these creative titles can teach kids about Yayoi Kusama, Keith Haring, patterns, mud pies and more. Take a look at the full list at Artsy. 2. Lia, the World’s …

Lia, the World’s First Biodegradable and Flushable Pregnancy Test

Developed by Bethany Edwards and Anna Simpson in 2015, who were then grad students at the University of Pennsylvania, Lia makes for a 99% accurate and environmentally friendly way to test for pregnancy. Known as Lia, it’s not only flushable, but also entirely biodegradable. Lia has now been cleared for use by the FDA and will begin distribution in mid-2018. One of the motivating factors …