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Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

Great sex linked to heart disease for older men but not women

She found out her male colleagues were keeping track of her “time of the month” after she had a small argument with one of them, who had asked her if she was having her period.

“I was shocked and said, ‘Yes. How do you know?’” she explained to me.

It turns out he had been tracking her cycle on his work calendar, sending himself reminders of when her period was about to come up. Making the whole thing worse, he’d sent the calendar to all their male colleagues so they could all keep track of her and their other female friends’ cycles.

Office sexism reaches an absurd new level

Related: Is it true that periods synchronise when women live together?

My Husband and I Had Sex Every Day for a Year—Here’s How We’re Doing Now

5 Ways To Consciously Break Down Gender Norms In Your Relationships

What It’s Like to Work at a Brothel, From a Woman Who Runs One

Making friends isn’t just good for your spirit, it’s good for your physical health:

Loneliness, which Emily Dickinson described as “the Horror not to be surveyed,” is a quiet devastation. But it is increasingly being viewed as something more: a serious public health issue deserving of public funds and national attention. […] Researchers have found mounting evidence linking loneliness to physical illness and to functional and cognitive decline. As a predictor of early death, loneliness eclipses obesity.

— Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to [email protected] and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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  • GertietheDino

    GertietheDino September 9, 2016, 3:52 pm

    The article about the co-worker tracking his colleague’s cycle is infuriating! How dare he think this (and sharing it) is appropriate in the workplace. People should never have have to justify expressing an opinion, let alone be wary that it might be attributed to their periods. I am steamed!

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