My HormonologyWhich week are you on
in your monthy cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your day has in store:

Week 1
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: As estrogen and testosterone rise, they boost brain chemicals that make you feel more confident about your work, school, kids, home, gorgeous hair, whatever you like most about your life. And, according to a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research, these prideful feelings affect your shopping habits, making you gravitate toward beautiful shoes, clothes, jewelry and other items that make you stand out in a crowd!

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You may feel like tackling a home fix-up project this weekend thanks to high estrogen and testosterone, which give you the oomph to take on a big task and the optimism that you really can learn to lay wood floors, refinish furniture, rewire a lamp, fix a leak or install windows in two days. Before you launch your home DIY, first try finding out if it’s realistically doable by a novice and how much you’d actually be saving (if anything) by doing it yourself by logging onto, which compares the cost and time involved by a do-it-yourselfer vs. hiring a professional.

Week 3
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Progesterone is bringing out your nurturing side. As a result, you may feel like you’re more in tune with other people’s emotions and can pick up on subtle voice or body language cues that reveal their true feelings.

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Plunging estrogen and testosterone may make you bit worried about money as they bring down your confidence about finances. Ironically, research shows this might lead you to actually end up overspending. That’s because you could feel that you’re so far under water, spending more won’t make much of a difference. Truth? If money’s tight, stemming the spending tide now can help you later, so try to resist the urge to buy stuff you don’t need, consider working on a budget and find other ways to cut down your expenses.

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