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Why sex and love don’t belong in the same bed

There’s never anything profound about erotic contact. Sex is purely a hormonal act, whereas love, as expressed in a hug, brings true intimacy<p>Sex sells, they say, and I’m as guilty as anyone of finding headlines such as “How to keep the sex alive in your marriage” irresistible. I pore over these …

Relationships

This is your brain on pot

Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. …

Cannabis

The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism

That inexplicable force we call our metabolism does begin to grind a bit slower every year from age 30 onward.<p>Here's the good news: The rate at which your metabolism slows down is actually rather minimal. In reality, most weight gain that happens in midlife isn't the result of a slower metabolism …

Fitness

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

Happiness

How to Make Difficult Conversations Easy: 7 Steps From a Clinical Psychologist

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

Self-help

Heartbleed bug: millions of Android devices still vulnerable

Android users still running version 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) could still be vulnerable to Heartbleed<p>Millions of Android smartphone and tablet users could still be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, which can be exploited by hackers to steal passwords, credit card details, encryption keys and other …

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Butter from Alex Hitz

It's a delicious riff on a classic dish that can be whipped up in no time flat. Just remember three basic steps. Alex Hitz shares this delicious chicken recipe.<p>To me, there's really nothing better than sautéed chicken in a pan sauce. Done right, it can make a merely capable cook look like a …

Depressed? Could Be Your Diet!

<i>By Jessica DeCostole, RDN, for KnowMoreTV</i><p>Need yet another reason to hold true to your New Year's resolution about vowing to eat better? According to a recent study published in the journal <i>Brain, Behavior, and Immunity</i>, certain foods in your diet can actually make you feel depressed.<p>Researchers …

Alzheimer's Disease

Workspace Inspiration: Embracing the Door-as-Desk Option

Although the door-as-desk option is often seen as a last-ditch solution for broke college kids and startup companies, it's a great way to get a lot …