Here's some advice for women who feel unusually hungry during the last few days before their menstrual periods begin: Don't feel guilty about eating more; indulge yourself a little. So says Baltimore dietitian Colleen Pierre. As your basal metabolic rate increases in the final days of your cycle, you'll burn 300 to 500 extra calories a day. You can eat a chocolate bar or two a day and not gain an ounce.
HELP THE BLIND
The Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind in Washington suggests some do's and don'ts for when you meet a blind person. Don't play "guess who" - identify yourself; don't touch without speaking first; avoid words such as "look" or ''see"; don't give unwanted assistance. Do ask if you can be of help; greet with a handshake; speak in a normal voice (most blind people are not deaf); identify yourself when entering a room, and tell the person if you are leaving.