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7 things you should do with a new smartphone

There are few more gratifying moments in modern life than ripping open the pristine packaging of a new smartphone. But as eager as you may be to boot up your new device and introduce it to all your jealous pals, bear in mind that your snazzy gizmo is not just another purchase—it’s an …

Education Does Not Make You a Happier Person

There is no link between your education level and your personal happiness, says a new mental-health research study published by the <i>British Journal of</i> …

What To Expect When You Go Off The Pill

<b>The Question: What should I be prepared for when I go off the Pill?</b><p>The IUD is rising in popularity and nearly one in three women is now discontinuing her use of the birth control pill, citing dissatisfaction -- mostly from side effects. As more and more women consider going off oral contraception …

9 Things That Mess with Your Hormones

The seemingly innocent habits that throw your body for a loop

Caffeine: The Buzz That Keeps Us Coming Back

March is Caffeine Awareness Month, and – depending on what and who you read – it’s either time to up your coffee intake or drop it altogether in favor of fruit smoothies or herbal tea.<p>Caffeine – though certainly not the most flashy – is possibly the world’s most popular psychoactive drug. People …