The Truth About Low-Carb Diets

Does a plate of pasta strike terror in your heart? A burger in a bun make you break out in a cold sweat? You’re not alone. These days, we’re skipping the bread basket in record numbers (the volume of bread, buns and rolls sold in U.S. stores fell by 9.1 percent between 2006 and 2011) […]

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How 3 Women Transformed Their Sex Lives

Tips for revving up your sex life have become clichéd: Buy satin sheets! Light candles! Do this Cirque du Soleil-esque move! Sometimes, however, the real trick lies in trying something unrelated to sex—or just trying less, period. These women were happily surprised by the pleasure perks of seemingly random life decisions. Let their stories inspire […]

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Are You Getting A Great Gyno Exam?

Most of us associate going to the ob-gyn with getting birth control refills or pregnancy checkups. But as you head through your 30s, 40s and beyond, you’re looking at a whole new spate of needs. Maybe you’re curious about your fertility status or, on the flip side, a more permanent birth control option. You might […]

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8 Things You Need to Know About Your Colon

Think of it as your personal garbage disposal: Your colon (aka your bowel or large intestine) absorbs minerals and water from food before pushing the remains out into the toilet where they belong. A lot can go wrong in that seemingly simple process, though, leading to conditions from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation to […]

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7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Choices are never easy, especially when it comes to life’s big ones. Phoebe, 39, came to see me one day, distraught after learning from a doctor that she might not be able to conceive. “How long have you been trying?” I asked. “On and off for eight months,” she told me. Even though she had […]

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Rachel Bilson’s Got Heart

If there’s one thing Rachel Bilson is looking forward to, it’s downloading the decider app onto her iPhone, to help her make little decisions more easily. “Oh my God,” she says. “I need it right now!” It’s a little surprising that she feels indecisive, considering the great calls she has made in life so far. […]

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