Which week are you on
in your monthy cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your day has in store:
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: With fun-loving estrogen rising, you’re happiest when you find a way to add some play into your day—for instance, painting your toenails, indulging in an online mini shopping spree, going miniature golfing or signing up for a speed dating event.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: No matter how good they look, other women may not want to cross your path today. Researchers found that high estrogen makes you more critical of the appearance of other gals. Turns out, we developed this primitive (and snarky) trait as a way to ward off potential rivals during the fertile phase of our cycle.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Minor irritations about your home that you ignored the last two weeks—like the leaking faucet, peeling paint or mismatched sofa pillows—start to irk you this week. Why? Lower levels of estrogen make you less patient with little problems and rising progesterone is making you focus more on matters concerning your home.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Your premenstrual week. It sounds like such a bummer, right? The see-sawy emotions. The crankiness. The short fuse. Well, truth is, new research reveals many surprising benefits of being in a bad mood: Compared to your bubblier peers, you’re better at making decisions, spotting details and assessing others, and you’re less gullible. Unfortunately, realizing all the great bonuses that come with feeling foul might just make you a bit cheerier, thereby, cancelling them all out!
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