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I once listened to a podcast where the host wondered whether talking about money was more taboo than talking about sex. That rang true. However, I realized there is a caveat. People like to talk ...

How To Talk To Your Partner About Infertility (Even If They Don’t Want To Talk At All)

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Even the most low maintenance women have some sort of a beauty routine. I should know, as I was one of them. My beauty routine used to consist of letting my hair air-dry and applying sunscreen. ...

Infographic: Your Ultimate Guide to Dental Care and Hygiene

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I’m going to give you an easy exercise that you can add onto your multitasking life. Take a minute to smile right now. How do you feel? Even if you felt ridiculous, chances are that there ...

How Does Smiling Affect Your Confidence?

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTCIn this period of great national stress, it is time for a love story.Amy and Elizabeth Rafieyan met at a mutual friend’s Super Bowl party. Elizabeth came to the party ...

Q&A: Our Fertility Journey With The Stork® OTC

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Sponsored by: UVee Imagine that you have over 30 years of advertising, marketing and branding experience. Life is going well. The next obvious step is to sell everything and go into business ...

Let’s Talk Dirty With UVee Founder Carrie Martz

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The word caregiving seems to say it all, indicating altruism, selflessness and maybe a lack of reciprocity. After all, it’s not called caregetting. The National Alliance For Caregiving ...

4 Unexpected Ways To Stay Healthy While Caregiving

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My friend Monica Angelucci trained me to become a yoga teacher. We sat in her studio in Prague in the Czech Republic, one December. It was as cold as you would imagine. Monica brought in a St. ...

8 Things You Should Bring With You to Chemotherapy

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTC Ovulation is one of those things in life that "just happens," or doesn't happen, until a woman wants to get pregnant. Then it is all ovulation all the time. Or at ...

Infographic: Ovulation 101

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I remember the first time I realized that my grandmother wasn’t thinking as she used to. I was only 11, so my recognition of dementia was a little later than it might have been for an adult. It ...

Can Alzheimer's Be Prevented?

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I was just in Seoul last month. The day after my insanely long flight, I decided my first order of business was to get a cup of coffee in my body — stat. I sat at one of their modern, spacious ...

Why Is Everyone Obsessed With Korean Beauty Products?

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I had to laugh when I read Thanksgiving Cooking advice from Sam Sifton, The New York Times Food editor. The answer to "How does one cook a tofurkey?" was this: "One does not. The point of ...

6 Delicious Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes You'll Want to Make This Year

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Sponsored by: AbbVie Inc. Few people have a first name that describes them so well. Joy Bauer has genuine joy in her voice and passion for her work, which has helped her to become a ...

Q&A: Joy Bauer Shares Nutrition Tips for EPI Patients

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One of the most divisive elections in U.S. history is over. The day after Donald Trump was elected to be the next president of the United States, the most popular Google search was“How did Trump ...

Why Women Are Scrambling to Get IUDs After the Election

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Even the word nausea is, well, nauseating. Two-thirds of mamas-to-be suffer through a stomach-churning first trimester.(1) One can only use the excuse “I have the flu” so many times before ...

Morning Sickness Remedies That May Work for You

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The interesting thing about labor stories is that they are all unique. While contractions may be a universal birth experience, a woman’s early reactions are all hers. Some of my friends used ...

14 Things to Pack for Your Hospital Stay Before You Go Into Labor

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTC You know your man isn’t perfect. He may be your main man, but he also forgets to clean the grinds out of the coffee maker. He may be your moon and stars, but he ...

How Your Man May Be Impacting Your Chances of Pregnancy

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I loved that the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding used Windex to cure everything that ailed him (and everyone in his big fat family). Most of us have a version of this, even though we laugh at ...

5 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda That May Surprise You

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I am about to turn 36 years old. And I am childless. There, I said it. I haven’t even tried to have a baby. I am planning to try at some point, but I have bought plane tickets rather than ...

Pregnancy After 35: Safer Than We Thought?

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I dabbled in vegetarianism for years. I picked it up when it was convenient but threw in the towel when I smelled bacon. This is not surprising behavior, considering I did not reflect on my ...

How We Made Our Diet More Plant-Based (And How You Can Too)

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTC When you were young, you may have imagined that making a baby was as simple as finding the right partner and choosing the right time. However, millions of couples ...

Want to Know Your Reproductive Potential? Try Ovarian Reserve Testing

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTC Egg, meet sperm. Sperm, meet egg. Any questions? Although from the outside, reproducing may look easier than finding a Tinder match, in reality it can be much ...

8 Reasons You May Be Experiencing Infertility

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Some of my well-intentioned female friends have considered having children with men that clearly did not want children. “He’ll change his mind once he sees the baby,” they croon. That ...

The Baby-Making Health Plan

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For every exuberant mommy Facebook post, there is a silent Internet reader who wonders, “Why can’t I get pregnant?”(There are also many people thinking, “Thank goodness that isn’t me.” But that is ...

Yoga: Relieving Stress on the Baby-making Train

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“I could never do it.” That is what many people say to freelancers like myself. They might like some of the details, such as being able to work in pajamas (which certainly is not recommended, as ...

5 Quick and Simple Tips to Improve Your Productivity

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When it comes to our hormones, we want to be just like Goldilocks. We don't want too much or too little. We want it just right. Unfortunately, many of us women are out of whack and it is showing ...

Natural Ways You Can Reduce Your Risk of Hormone Imbalance

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Let me preface this list by saying that I understand that reading is an entirely subjective experience. (One of the difficult things about being a writer is understanding that.) Still, I get ...

10 Best Self-Improvement Books for You to Read

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My mother is one of those women who walks into a room and easily commands attention. This has always been the case — so much so that by now she almost anticipates crowd reaction. She has ...

The 5 Biggest Lessons I Learned From My Mom About Beauty

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Many of us grew up being told that drinking milk was a pathway to health. We drank cartons of milk, even if the rest of our meal consisted of pizza or chicken fingers. We believed that milk ...

4 Ways You Can Strengthen Your Bones Besides Drinking Milk

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Keeping it simple is important when it comes to kids’ lunches. Investing in a stainless steel bento box can be a helpful way to give them lots of variety, so they don’t feel tempted to toss the ...

7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunches Your Kids Will Love

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The Olympic Games in Rio has been perhaps the most controversial games yet. From Zika to water quality, some athletes have made the difficult decision to stay home, despite their vigorous ...

5 Female Athletes To Watch Out For in the Rio Olympics

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Read any of Katy Bowman’s blogs or her books, and you will quickly get a sense of how passionate she is about movement. She will never be a person who says that aches and pains are inevitable. ...

'Movement Matters' With Katy Bowman, MS

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It seems inevitable that someone we know and love will be confronted with a cancer diagnosis in his or her lifetime. I have seen several amazing women in my life be surprised by the words, “You ...

10 Ways You Can Be There for Your Friend With Cancer

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Bones are a quiet part of the body that can suddenly become louder as we get older. Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide.(1) Some don’t even know that they even have ...

4 Top Yoga Poses For Bone Health

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Babies change so quickly, so much of what we have for them is outgrown and never needed again. But books bought for Baby could be something you'll want to keep forever. When you have your first ...

Building Baby’s First Library: 25 Books You Must Have

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How beautiful you feel on any given day is a subjective experience. People may rave about your appearance on a day when you feel worn down. Or you may find yourself winking at the mirror only to ...

Beauty Secrets From Around the World

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Even though we know that flossing our teeth is good for us, it can take many years before we develop the habit. Sun smarts may be the same. Many of us are aware of the risks of skin cancer, ...

Your Ultimate Guide to Protecting Your Skin From the Summer Sun

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An image from a yoga retreat can even tempt people who don’t do yoga. The sun is shining. People blissfully glow (rather than sweat) on a beach. Smoothies sit in all colors of the rainbow. A ...

What You Should Know About Taking a Yoga Retreat

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Your significant other has a great deal of influence on your health and happiness. A 2015 study looked at the influence of a partner on healthy behavior change.(1) This study examined over ...

Staying Fit With Your Significant Other

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I am a yoga teacher and I travel a lot. I have passports that look more colorful than a child’s finger painting. All these years later, I still get a thrill from a new stamp. However, traveling is ...

The 5 Best Yoga Poses For Travelers

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Breastfeeding. Child-led weaning. Self-feeding practices. There are so many topics and opinions when it comes to the health and nutrition of children. Frankly, it can get exhausting. New ...

Introducing Solids To Your Baby

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Many of us didn’t get much menstrual education beyond July Blume's book "Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret." Even as we've gotten older, some of us still don't know much more about this ...

6 Questions You Were Afraid To Ask About Your Period

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You may believe that you are much healthier than the past generations of your family. You eat organic. You exercise. You don’t use bacon fat as a flavor enhancer the way your grandmother did. ...

Diminishing Your Cellphone Radiation

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June is an opportunity to celebrate the men that show up. The men that hold little hands that are covered in pancake syrup. The men that know not to retort when their wives declare in ...

10 Healthy Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

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A 1988 Nike campaign coined the ad slogan “Just Do It,” catapulting the sports brand into fame and fortune. Those three words work for so many situations, whether you are weighing whether you ...

Just Do Something: Heeding the Empowered Voice Within You

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As our society becomes more interested in brevity, our workouts are following suit. Like it or not, Vines and Tweets are replacing movies and books. Long half-hearted sessions reading a book on a ...

Three 15-Minute Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

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There are two schools of thought when it comes to the summer. Some people try to cram in a ton of workouts because “bikini body” season has arrived. Others like to reap the benefits of their ...

Balancing the Fun Of Summer With Your Health

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Imagine that we could predict your future with 80 percent certainty. Unfortunately, we are not predicting your love life or your finances. Instead, we are predicting pain. Estimations run high ...

Is Back Pain in Your Future? The Multifaceted Route To Healing

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Whether you are full-time vegetarian or dabbling in meatlessness, there is only so much tofu one can eat. Although vegetarians claim that tofu’s main virtue is its tasteless versatility, it is ...

Looking for Tasty Meat Substitutes? Finding Flavor Beyond Tofu

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There was a time in my life when I was getting up before the sun was coming up and going to bed well after it went down. When I was in my twenties, it was as if I had a never-ending supply of ...

5 Things I Learned When I Became Less Busy

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Although social media may give the impression that the world likes to tear women down, we believe that there is another side that prefers to celebrate the achievements of women. National ...

12 Women Who Have Made A Difference To Women’s Health