Body Care

Is Back-Cracking All It's Cracked up to Be?

That snap-crackle-pop of the spine is a familiar sound. It can happen during a yoga twist or when you turn to reverse your car out of a driveway. You can induce the cracking yourself by leaning backward over a chair or by getting into a front-facing, Heimlich-like hug with another person. And, of...

Viral Video of Dog Caring For Hospice Patient Will Warm Your Heart

A video of JJ the dog is going viral—and it’s not because she caught a frisbee 15 feet in the air. What JJ does is a bit more… heroic. As a therapy dog at a hospice in Albany, Oregon, JJ keeps her patients company, offering a loving presence along with comfort and calmness. I often do bed visits,...

When Your Sex Life Sucks

If you’re less than satisfied with your sex life, don’t feel alone: There are billions of people in this world who share your frustration. In a 2011 Australian study, researchers surveyed 3,240 men and 3,304 women in long-term relationships and found that 54 percent of men and 42 percent of women...

Take It From the Celebrity Doula: How to Experience the Best Labor

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 3.9 million American women will give birth in the next 12 months. Bringing a child into the world is perhaps one of the most gloriously fulfilling events of a new parent’s life, but it can also be extremely terrifying. Luckily, there are things that can be...

Are Environmental Toxins Making You Sick?

I suffered with allergy and asthma for most of my life, went through hours of painful allergy tests and lived on decongestants, antihistamines and bronchial inhalers—until I moved to a new city about 300 miles away. Later, my doctor discovered that I was allergic to the allergens released into...

Anastasia Ashley Reveals How She's #LivingHealthy

Why Water Is a Natural Painkiller

Whether the result of injury, menstrual cramps or an intense game of tennis, pain is an all-too-common cause of discomfort that can debilitate even your most dedicated efforts to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. That’s why I (and millions worldwide) depend on hydrotherapy—the use of water...

‘Prozac Nation’ Author Talks Breast Cancer Prevention

Yale Scientists May Have Just Discovered Your Dream Sunscreen

Manscaping: A Hairless Odyssey

Ever since I was a senior in prep school, I’ve sported a hairy chest. Until now, that is, after I “manscaped.” And let me tell you, before my transformation into a Hairless Wonder Dolphin Boy, I had no idea that being manscaped hurt so good. I’d been hearing about the growing trend of dudes...

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