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Spring is a season of new beginnings. As April showers turn fields to green, the first fresh crops of the year begin arriving at grocery stores and farmers’ markets. Hearty greens like cabbage, bok choi, and kale are among the earliest arrivals, followed by peas, onions, radishes, broccoli, and asparagus. Rhubarb, strawberries, and cherries add hints of sweetness to the springtime harvest.Take advantage of the season by utilizing these fresh ingredients! Get started with one of the recipes below. Kale & Sweet Potato Frittata Whether you’re in the mood for a savory bre... more ...
With age, our hormonal urges to mate and masturbate tend to decline. The old adage is true, however: it’s important to “use it” so as not to “lose it!”  Why Masturbate? Whether you’re dating, single, or in a relationship, masturbation remains one of the best and most pleasurable ways to maintain good sexual health. If you’re single, regular masturbation will keep you healthy and sexually engaged until you meet someone new. Even if you have a partner, medical issues or mismatched libidos may make masturbation an appealing or necessary alt... more ...
In his bestselling relationship book The Five Love Languages, marriage counselor and pastor Dr. Gary Chapman highlights five primary ways in which individuals tend to express their feelings of affection towards one another. After years of counseling adults who felt misunderstood in their relationships, Chapman realized that the primary challenge faced by most couples was that many individuals were speaking different “love languages” than their partners. By learning more about your primary love language and that of your current partner, you can radically transform the ways in w... more ...
Menopause is an uncomfortable subject for many women to discuss. One recent survey suggests that nearly 25% of women over the age of 45 feel uncomfortable talking about “the change” with their romantic partners. Every mature woman, however, will eventually experience menopause and the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of this major hormonal shift. These symptoms can have far-reaching effects, impacting not just the woman undergoing the change, but those around her as well. Don’t let hormonal changes wreak havoc on your latest romance! When menopause causes difficu... more ...
As the days grow longer and warmer, the spring sun begins casting its rays upon the dust bunnies lingering under our sofas. Spring cleaning can be hard work! Decluttering the home, scrubbing out old stains, and dusting surfaces are rarely easy tasks. By following a few pointers, however, you can increase the effectiveness of your seasonal tidying, resulting in visible improvements that will last for months to come.  Plan Window-Washing Around the Weather Many of us mistakenly clean our windows in direct sunlight, hoping to illuminate the dirt and grime we’re seeking t... more ...
Though action films and rom-coms can be great date-night entertainment material, sometimes we all crave a little realism in our lives! Online subscription services like Netflix make it easier than ever before to enjoy documentary films of all varieties. Whether you’re fascinated by history or have a passion for the true crime genre, there’s an excellent documentary out there with your name on it. For Sports Fans: Hoop DreamsReleased in 1994, Hoop Dreams is widely acknowledged as one of the best documentaries of all time. Filmed over the course of five years, the film prov... more ...
Since the 1980s, the percentage of Americans living in multigenerational households has been on the rise. As recently as 2014, nearly one-fifth of Americans were living in homes with two or more generations under one roof. In addition to elderly parents moving in with their children, baby boomers are increasingly seeing their adult children return to their family homes. In both the U.S. and Canada, over a third of adults under the age of 34 now live with their parents; in Europe, nearly half of those under 29 still live with Mom and Pop. Whether you plan to open your home to an elderly pa... more ...
For those who have never practiced it, the concept of meditation can sound intimidating. How exactly does one meditate? How do you know if you’re “doing it right?” Practicing meditation has been scientifically proven to benefit both the mind and the body, boosting immunity, reducing blood pressure and inflammation, and improving mood and focus. Follow these simple tips to get started with meditation for yourself!  Start small and begin early. When picturing someone meditating, we often imagine a blissed-out hippie sitting on a mountaintop for hours on end.... more ...
Back pain is the most common disability worldwide. In many developed countries, back problems are among the most frequent reasons for doctor’s visits and work absences. It has been estimated that 4 in 5 adults will experience some type of back pain during their lifetime. Simply put, back pain is a problem for most of us! Though most back problems are not caused by serious or chronic conditions, aches and pains from the neck and shoulders down to the tailbone can be bothersome at best and debilitating at worst. By managing and treating your pain appropriately, however, you can reduce... more ...
Making relationships work can be a challenge. Making them last when you’re both in the spotlight can be even harder! Despite the challenges, a number of famous pairs have managed to achieve the near-impossible, living the Hollywood “happily-ever-after” dream off-screen. These long-term couples can serve as an inspiration to us all!  Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy William H. Macy, 67, and Felicity Huffman, 55, are a couple that can best be summed up by the popular term “relationship goals.” At first, Huffman, the star of Desperate Housewives ... more ...