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12 Widely Believed Sperm Facts That Are Actually False

In one sentence, the biology of sex may seem even simpler than using the “birds and bees” metaphor. Sperm gets ejected from the penis, enters the …

Social Work

Why Does Sex Feel So Good, Anyway?

There's a reason that sex toy shops choose names like Pleasure Chest, Good Vibrations, and Sugar. All of these words invoke the tingling, …

Sexuality

“How To Fart When Sharing A Bed”

During the first phase of most romantic relationships, we try to look as desirable as possible, even if that means ignoring some of our bodily urges. …

Relationships

10 Funny Tweets That Sum Up Sex After You're Married

It’s true that marriage has the power to shake things up in your relationship. Some things will inevitably stay the same, like your go-to date night spots, your inside jokes, and your Sunday morning rituals. But somethings will change, like perhaps your sex life. Marriage brings your relationship …

Potential Reasons Why Your Girlfriend Is Suddenly Horny

Contrary to age-old, legendary tales of stiff breezes and brushed-against boners, men do not have the monopoly on spontaneously induced horniness. …

If You Want to Lose Weight, This Fat-Loss Pyramid Shows What's Most Important

Experts used to tell us to do hours of cardio to lose weight, but now fitness trainers agree that cardio isn't necessary, and the hunger caused by strenuous cardio could actually cause weight gain. This is great news if you despise cardio, because the pyramid above designed by NASM-certified …

Muscle

10 Ways to Stop a Cold in Its Tracks

Colds suck. Here's how to get rid of them.<p>Technology has given us a lot of amazing things: air conditioning, Keurigs, free internet porn. Still, there's one nagging problem that technology has yet to find the solution for: the common cold.<p>To date, there is no cure for the common cold. But there are …

How to have a happy marriage: 7 powerful secrets from research

Everybody wants to have a happy marriage. Unfortunately, on average, marriages get less happy with time.<p>You know this must be true because I have a …

30 'Healthy' Foods That Nutritionists Never Eat

I see you, veggie chips.<p>It's no secret that many of the "healthy" foods lining supermarket shelves are actually junk foods in disguise (ahem, OJ), but there are some so deep undercover that they've probably infiltrated your pantry without a second thought. They flaunt their misleading health halos …

How can you increase your metabolism? Nutritionist shares 6 things to know

Is it really possible to boost your metabolism? A nutritionist weighs in.<p>When it comes to managing weight, the concept of “calories in” is clear, but what about "calories out" — also known as metabolism, or the rate the body burns calories?<p>Metabolism is one of the most important and most …

Funny Pregnancy Sex Moments You'll Only Understand If You've Had It

If you're on top, your belly is so big, you might not even be able to see your partner's face.<p><b>1. Early in your pregnancy, you were so nauseous you threw up beside your partner, on your partner, or IMMEDIATELY after sex.</b><p>2. Sometimes all you can think about during sex is food – particularly whatever …

Eating Nuts Every Day Could Make Sperm Stronger

A new study showed that 60 grams of nuts everyday could boost your sperm count and overall sperm health.<p>Nuts are touted for as a heart-healthy snack, but scientists have discovered an unexpected benefit of including them in your diet: healthier sperm.<p>According to a new clinical trial, guys who ate …

Raising 7 children on under S$3,000 a month in Singapore

Family sizes have shrunk, but the Hengs have bucked the trend – and their choice has come with financial, logistical and parenting challenges. On The …

5 Money-Saving Tips That Improved Our Finances—and Our Marriage

Nearly all marriages come with financial challenges. Big or small, money issues are going to come up and it can be stressful. Whenever we are feeling …

Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was, briefly and famously, an ardent fruitarian—meaning he ate a diet composed primarily of fruit, which he believed …

What Your Poop Looks Like Can Reveal a Lot About Your Health

Scientists developed a seven-point scale called the Bristol Stool Chart.<p>Number twos are a tricky subject. We all do them. Indeed, excreting waste is critical to life. But polite society and its rules of etiquette ensure we’re rarely brave enough to speak about them.<p>The feces—or stools—we produce …

How To Cook Perfectly Fluffy Quinoa Every Single Time

Quinoa has come a long way — all the way from the back shelves of health food stores to national supermarket aisles. Its high protein content, sweet …

Recipes

How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Episode …

How To Have A Meaningful Quickie

At some point in history (we're not quite sure <i>when</i>) people started making a distinction between having sex and "making love." The implication is that …

Breastfeeding Stages From Birth to 12 Months and Beyond

When your baby's a newborn and a young infant, you just breastfeed, and if you need to or choose to, you may also supplement with formula. So, things …

4 Carbs You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To Experts

“Carb” sound like a curse word to people who want to lose weight, but not all carbohydrates are sitting around plotting the expansion of your behind. …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

The 17 Best Foods to Relieve Constipation

About 14% of people experience chronic constipation at some point (1).<p>Symptoms include passing stools less than three times per week, straining, …

Nutrition

Can Manuka Honey Really Cure Your Acne?

It’s time to get sticky.<p>Manuka honey is the homecoming queen of the beauty world this year. And like the homecoming queen at your high school, it's really good at a lot of things.<p>But beyond soothing allergies, fighting bacteria, and even helping you sleep better, one of the biggest promises Manuka …

Skin Care

This Is What Your Body Language Says About Your Relationship

Are you like Blake and Ryan?<p>It's pretty obvious that Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are totally into each other. Just look at any red carpet picture of them together—the way they hold hands, stand close, and even steal the occasional smooch. Like, damn.<p>Their body language alone speaks volumes about …

Language

How 12 guys really feel about having their balls touched during oral sex

"Treat them like dinosaur eggs in a real life Jurassic Park exhibit."<p>Playing with a man's balls during sex should never just happen out of the blue. Like with all things sexual and physical, you should ALWAYS ask first. Some guys like it, some find it painful. The only way to know for sure is to, …

How Much Fat, Protein, and Carbs Should You Be Eating?

Experts break down what a healthy diet should really look like<p>First, we feared eating too much fat. Then, the pendulum shifted, and we started to eye carbs as the enemy. But what's the real deal?<p>Now, a global study published in <i>The Lancet</i> is challenging the notion that one necessarily needs to be …

This Is How Long You Really Need To Hold A Plank To See Results

Hint: It's not as long as you think.<p>The concept of a plank is pretty simple: You hold yourself up in a pushup position for a set period of time to tone your core, glutes, and hamstrings. But while you probably already know how to do a plank, you might be hazy on how long you should actually hold …

Workouts

The 9 Hardest Things About The First Year Of Marriage, According To Happy Couples

Here's what happens after the "I do's."<p>As a culture, we're obsessed with meeting soulmates, falling in love, and saying "I do." The fairytale game is strong. But what we don't talk about as much is what "happily ever after" really looks like. Even for couples who have been together for years, …

Love

What's the Difference Between Bread Flour, All-Purpose Flour, Cake Flour, and Pastry Flour? (Phew!)

By Claire Saffitz<p>Yeah, it's kind of a lot. Wondering which of the gazillion flours out there you're supposed to use for what? Let's break it down.<p><i>It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where you, the</i> …

Dessert