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41 and Now What?

"Forty-one and having fun!" I said aloud while driving my daughters to school.<p>"Oh mom, that is embarrassing," giggled my oldest daughter.<p>"Forty-one and getting it done!" I gestured a large "check mark" and smiled as I glanced over my shoulder to gain the approval of her little sister.<p>"Mama!" They …


The Scary Side of Acetaminophen

ER visits from pain meds are more common than you think. The worst part: You may not know you're putting yourself in harm's way<p>You may be hitting the bottle too hard and not even know it. Each year about 8 percent of the 100 million Americans who take acetaminophen visit the ER for accidentally …


8 Habits that are Messing with Your Metabolism

A few little tweaks can help you max out your calorie burn


7 Fascinating Facts About Your Muscles

Because knowledge is (muscle) power, people

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5 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

Go from "om" to "OMG!"<p>Use these yoga-inspired moves to pleasure-boost you next sex session—whether you are a dedicated yogi or have never done a single downward dog.<p><b>Pay attention to your breath.</b>This oft-repeated yoga-class instruction is worth remembering when you're in bed, too. During foreplay, …

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Get long, lean muscles with this circuit workout<p>Long, lean, lithe... Who wouldn’t want to be described with these lovely L-words? The moves in this workout—which are inspired by dance, yoga, and Pilates—elongate while they tone, stretching and sculpting muscles in one go. Do these six exercises as …


The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …


“I Had a Mini-Stroke at 24”

It took a big health scare to get one woman to slow down<p>At 24 years old, I never saw this coming.<p>About three months ago, I was standing in my kitchen making dinner when my vision went blurry. My heart was pounding. I had intense chest pain. My knees buckled. Suddenly my left arm and left leg went …

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Can You Change Other People?

<i>By Art Markman, Ph.D. for</i><p>Chances are, you have people in your life whose behavior you wish would change. Your romantic partner might be putting on a little weight. Your parents may complain too much. Your best friend won't look for a new job, even though she hates the job she has …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

What's Better For Building Muscle: Heavier Weights or More Reps?

Should you do more reps or lift heavier weights?<p><b>The question:</b> If I want to build more muscle, should I lift heavier weights or do more reps with lighter weights?<p><b>The expert:</b> Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems in Toronto<p><b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see …