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Past articles by August:

What to Do When Sex Hurts (and Not in the Good Way)

If your latest romps between the sheets were more painful than pleasurable, you’re not alone. The good news is, most causes of sexual pain are manageable. → Read More

6 Easy New Year's Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Everyone makes resolutions every year but not many people follow through. Here are 6 easy, sustainable resolutions you should try. → Read More

Real Stories of Catfishing — and How to Avoid It Happening to You

Catfishing is deceptive and common, especially when it comes to romance-seeking online. Learn how to protect yourself and why it happens with two true stories! → Read More

The Best Sex Positions for Any Kind of Lover

Don't let a physical condition -- bad back, bad knee, etc. -- get in the way of having great sex! Try these expert-recommended tips tonight. → Read More

Healthy Foods to Eat on a Daily Basis

Eating healthy foods on a daily basis can enhance your energy, wellness and brain function while reducing your risk of serious conditions, such as heart disease. Because each healthy food provides unique nutrients and benefits, aim for a variety from each good group. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dietary Guidelines for Americans... → Read More

Healthy Greek Food

A healthy Greek diet, also known as a Mediterranean diet, involves a variety of nutrient-rich foods and dietary principles. Greek populations are known to consume healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil and nuts. Greek foods are generally low in saturated fats and seldom based on red meat. Incorporating healthy Greek foods into an... → Read More

4 Negative Food Thoughts to Banish Immediately

We think about food pretty much all day, but sometime, we're thinking negative thoughts, which can lead to disordered eating. → Read More

How to Avoid Fall Weight Gain

Fall is associated with dying leaves, garden slowdowns and chilly temperatures, but it also means positive change: Loved ones draw closer. A new school year begins. Leaves turn vibrant colors and your warm sweaters come out of hiding. Fall months can bring warmth and brightness to your diet and overall wellness -- if you approach them properly. → Read More

Is Eating Healthy Food a Passion or a Dangerous Obsession?

"I thought I was just being healthy," said Sandra H., a 23-year-old who recently completed treatment for her obsession with dietary perfection. What began as a pursuit she felt passionate about gradually consumed her every waking hour. Because of her early recovery stage, she requested anonymity."I started by cutting ... → Read More

Foods That Increase Serotonin and Induce Sleep

Your brain and body rely on the chemical serotonin for positive moods -- that satisfaction you feel from eating, relaxation and restful sleep. Although foods affect people's serotonin levels differently and no foods directly induce sleep, certain foods and eating habits may help give your brain a boost of the chemical, making restfulness more... → Read More

Why Fitness Plans Derail

Notions of boosted energy and a slimmer, more toned physique lead millions of Americans to the gym every year, especially in January. Unless you’re already in shape, however, getting into an exercise routine can be tough. Add to that the daunting 80-percent failure rate of New Year’s resolutions, according to a January 2012... → Read More

Foods That Make Sleep Apnea Worse

Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing repeatedly during sleep. An estimated 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, according to the National Sleep Foundation -- a daunting statistic since in addition to reducing your sleep quality, it raises your risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Treatment may include use of a... → Read More

5 Things You Wish You Knew About the Vagina

It's about time you get your facts straight about the lovely lady parts. School is in session people. → Read More

Foods to Eat With High Blood Pressure & Diabetes

High blood pressure increases your risk for heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Blood pressure management is critical if you have diabetes since it also increases your risk for diabetes complications. In addition to maintaining a healthy weight and limiting alcohol intake, a healthy diet can improve your blood pressure levels and your... → Read More

4 Great Sex Resolutions to Make Now

If you're not making resolutions about sexual health, you should be. Not only can you improve your overall health, but you can have a lot of fun in the process. → Read More

Blame It on the Money: 6 Reasons Marriages Fail

Ask any long-wed couple and they'll tell you making a marriage work takes much more than love. Lasting marriages are built upon a foundation of trust, loyalty, respect and mutual goals. Most couples... → Read More

The Best Fruit to Eat While Trying to Lose Weight

Fruit provides many valuable nutrients that can support your immune system. In addition, diets rich in fruits are associated with improved weight management and weight loss, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For best results, incorporate fruits into a balanced, nutrient-rich diet that includes vegetables, whole grains,... → Read More

The Best Sex Positions for Every Penis Size

Regardless of your situation down there, there is a pleasurable sex position for you and your partner. → Read More

The Best Sex Positions for Every Penis Size

Regardless of your situation down there, there is a pleasurable sex position for you and your partner. → Read More

5 Tricky Fruits and How to Eat Them

Have you been eating your daily recommended 2 cups of fruit? If you're like most adults you are probably falling short, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, and this shortfall could be robbing you of significant benefits, such as improved weight control... → Read More