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Please Bake Our Least Popular Recipe of 2013: Chocolate Cake?!

The least popular recipe of 2013 was this Chocolate Cake with Milk Chocolate-Peanut Butter Frosting . Why? We don't know—it's delicious!<p>As we compiled our top 10 recipes of 2013, we had to take a peek, for curiosity's sake, at the <i>least</i> popular recipes of 2013. And at the very bottom of the list was …

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Cookbook of the week: Made in Herefordshire

This week's featured cookbook is full of delicious recipes that celebrate the bounty of Herefordshire<p>A couple of books out at present celebrate the food of a particular British region, ideal if you’re planning a local, <b>seasonal</b> 2014. The New West Country Cook Book (Diligence, £20) is a compendium of …

Safe Sex to Prevent STDS

Also disturbing: About the same percentage of participants had condom-less sex, regardless of whether or not they'd had the STD talk, says lead study author Margo Bennett Mullinax, M.P.H., a project coordinator at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion and an associate instructor in the department …

5 Super-Intimate Sex Moves

Because the closer you two are, the hotter—and better—your orgasm will be<p>There are a lot of things that can bring you and your S.O. closer together: apps designed specifically for couples, vacations for two, candle-lit dinners. But nothing does the trick quite like a long, sensual romp between the …

5 Ways to Decompress

<b>Listen Up to Shut Up</b><br>If sitting still makes you want to dig your nails into the chair, then you're probably nowhere near ready for silent meditation. Instead, buy a mind-body relaxation CD, on which a trained professional talks you through a guided meditation session. This will allow you to focus on …

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

5 Steps to Surviving Infidelity

Don't just take his word that he's cut off his mistress, or expect him to trust that you've ended things. The two of you have to handle this breakup together. Even though it will be an emotionally charged, and possibly surreal, thing to do, sit down with your guy to write an e-mail or letter to …

The 9 Best Sex Positions That Practically Guarantee an Orgasm

You're going to want to bookmark this page<p>Any athlete can tell you that the proper form is crucial to performance. Slightly changing up your technique can mean shaving a few seconds off of your race time or scoring a few extra points. Sex is no different: Picking the right sex position can mean the …

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50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

Why You Aren't Happy Right Now (And the Simple Fix)

Have you found yourself feeling like certain life circumstances outside your control are holding you back from truly being happy and having it all? If only you had a 9-5 job you would be happy, or if only you had a spouse, or could get pregnant, or made more money, or had more vacation time, THEN …

Keeping the Junk Out of Your Life

While you may hate to admit it, diet and nutrition play major roles in staying slim. When beginning an exercise regimen or weight-maintenance program, you might have the motivation to make it to the gym once or twice a day in an effort to keep the extra pounds away, but will fall short when it …

Health Blog Roundup: Best And Worst Summer Smoothies, Fall Fitness Fashion And More

<i>There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have caught our eye.</i><p>We love the refreshing taste of fruit smoothies on a summer day. But beware -- many can be packed with sugar and calories. SparkPeople …

The Secret to Meaningful Relationships: Be Willing to Be Uncomfortable

Technology has not only changed the ways in which we communicate with each other but perhaps more importantly the degree to which we value each other. For many people, the primary form of communicating these days is via text. Short bits and bobs on life: nuts and bolts, quips and banter. When you …

Successful parenting without spending money: a mother's story

Sickened by the whole whirl of 'kiddy consumerism’, eight months ago Hattie Garlick did something radical and decided to opt out altogether. So how are she and two-year-old Johnny faring?<p>You don’t expect to be faced with an existential crisis at a children’s birthday party. Yet there I was, in …

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19 Superfoods For Your Heart

While deaths due to heart disease have dropped in recent years,it's still the No. 1 killer of Americans [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm]. …

12 Yoga Poses To Undo The Damage Of Your Desk Job

You may <i>joke</i> that your job is slowly killing you, but it might actually be true.<p>And while job-related stress seems like the main culprit when it comes to health and your career ( it can have negative health effects as far ranging as increased heart attack risk, depression or premature aging), …

Want to Regain Energy, Relax and De-Stress? Get Rid of All the Noise!

Everything is conspiring to pull you away from the present -- now more than ever -- with all the noise and constant communication. We are bombarded by too much information. -- Kim Cattrall<p>Imagine silence. Pure silence. And not for one day but for 10 days. No telephone, no email, no conversations …

Redefining Cancer To Reduce Unnecessary Treatment

<b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>A cancer diagnosis can be downright frightening. And after the initial shock, there can be gruelling rounds of treatment.<p>But sometimes treatment can be a waste, because the condition a doctor labels as cancer isn't really much of a health threat.<p>The National Cancer …

20 great summer dessert recipes: 6-10

Matthew Harris's watermelon and mint granita<p>The refreshing crunch and tingling on the tongue of a perfectly made granita is a joy on a hot summer's day. If you want to embellish it further, a spoonful of mint flavoured creme chantilly on top is delicious. This dessert is easy enough to make, all …

Who Knows About Marijuana's Health Risks? Marijuana Users

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/05/2013 08:21 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Users of marijuana and alcohol may be savvier about the health risks posed by these substances than those who abstain, new research suggests.<p>The findings, which were drawn from a large sample of Swiss men, showed that men …

How To Never Oversleep Again

I do it. You do it. Even famous people do it.<p>We're talking about oversleeping, the cause of panicked wake-ups, harried mornings and angry bosses. So how can you stop the madness?<p>To avoid sleeping too late, there are "two things you're looking at: How can I make it so my body doesn't want to …

Hot Sex Tips: How to Have Great Sex When It's Steaming Outside

<b>Have A Naughty Taste Test</b><br>Blindfold and feed your guy an array of sherbet or sorbet flavors. If he guesses a flavor right, reward him with some manual stimulation, suggests Cadell. If his taste buds are off, channel your inner <i>50 Shades</i> by giving him a teasing tap on the butt.<p><b>Dip Your Toes In</b><br>"Recent …

Back Extension Exercise - Prone Press Up

Back extension exercises are generally done while lying in the prone position.<p>Exercises in the prone position that challenge back muscles may not be …

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Women's Health

<i>"Flowing waves are effortlessly sexy, and the twists make the look more playful."</i> —Miok, New York City hairstylist<p><b>Step-by-Step</b><br>Work a golf ball–size amount of wave-enhancing foam through damp hair, then blow-dry upside down for volume (try <b>Sally Hershberger Style Primer for Wavy Hair</b>, $12.50, …

Daily Affirmations For People Who Hate Daily Affirmations

<i>By Matthew D. Della Porta , Ph.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>"Just think positively!" We've all heard this before. For some, this advice is a simple reminder to focus on the good things that can and will happen. However, for those who struggle with anxiety and depression, this advice sounds about the same as …