Angry Sex: Why It Works, Potential Benefits, How to Have It & More Angry Sex: Why It Works, Potential Benefits, How to Have It & More
What’s the big deal? Passion, for starters! Angry sex tends to be the kind of throw-down, need-you-right-now sex you read about in bodice-ripping romance novels or see in rom-coms.It can be fiery, exciting, and the ultimate tension release. But as great as it can feel to give in to all of that emotion and pent-up frustration, angry sex isn’t always the best idea.If you’re in it for the wrong
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Muscular Hypertrophy: The Science and Steps for Building Muscle Muscular Hypertrophy: The Science and Steps for Building Muscle
Hypertrophy is an increase and growth of muscle cells. Hypertrophy refers to an increase in muscular size achieved through exercise. When you work out, if you want to tone or improve muscle definition, lifting weights is the most common way to increase hypertrophy. What is muscular hypertrophy?There are two types of muscular hypertrophy: myofibrillar: growth of muscle contraction partssarcoplasmic
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Aichmophobia: How to Overcome the Fear of Sharp Objects Aichmophobia: How to Overcome the Fear of Sharp Objects
Phobias are extreme fears of certain objects, people, animals, activities, or situations that in reality aren’t very dangerous but still cause worry and avoidant behaviors.While most people experience anxiety from time to time, some phobias cause long-lasting and serious physical and psychological effects.These effects can be so severe that it becomes much more challenging to perform daily, rout
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Living with MS: Everything You Need to Know About Poop Living with MS: Everything You Need to Know About Poop
Bowel problems and MSIt’s well-known in the multiple sclerosis (MS) community that bowel issues are common for those living with the disease. According to the National MS Society, constipation is the most common bowel complaint among people with MS, affecting an estimated 29 to 43 percent of individuals.Many MS’ers aren’t able to rid themselves of potential toxins — at least not in a time
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What Some Netflix Shows Get Wrong About Cancer What Some Netflix Shows Get Wrong About Cancer
Health and wellness touch each of us differently. This is one person’s perspective.A cancer diagnosis can be a very isolating event. Even if you have supportive friends and family, they still don’t really understand what you are going through. Being able to relate to other people living with cancer can be incredibly helpful for those looking to feel less alone.As more and more TV shows are pic
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Why It Means So Much When Celebrities Talk About Their Disabilities Why It Means So Much When Celebrities Talk About Their Disabilities
How we see the world shapes who we choose to be — and sharing compelling experiences can frame the way we treat each other, for the better. This is a powerful perspective.When Selma Blair made her appearance at the 2019 Oscars with a black cane, I really felt what she said in her Instagram post: “This is love. A mobility aid can really be an act of love — it’s radical self-love that says,
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4 Quick, Heart-Healthy Breakfast Recipes 4 Quick, Heart-Healthy Breakfast Recipes
We all have those hectic mornings when it feels like you’re running around trying to do multiple things at once. And on these mornings, eating a healthy breakfast often falls by the wayside. You either wind up grabbing a breakfast that leaves you feeling hungry an hour later or skipping breakfast altogether. Starting your day with a nutrient-dense meal is a great habit for long-term health. This
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X-Ray Cancer: Know Your Risk and How You're Protected X-Ray Cancer: Know Your Risk and How You're Protected
We’re all exposed to radiation every day. Background radiation occurs naturally in the ground, the soil, and water. It also comes from various other natural and man-made sources.X-rays are common medical imaging tests. They use a type of radiation called ionizing radiation. This type of radiation can lead to cancer but only in higher doses. Medical tests that involve X-rays generally expose us t
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Facials for Acne: 6 Types, General Steps, How to DIY, More Facials for Acne: 6 Types, General Steps, How to DIY, More
Things to considerIf you have acne, you might feel as though you’re always searching for that one cure. Unfortunately, a facial isn’t it. But it can calm the condition.How effective it is depends on a few things: products used, how regularly you have one, and the skill of the aesthetician.A seasoned professional will know how to work with your individual skin type. Here’s how to pick the rig
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Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness: Highlighting PsA Warriors Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness: Highlighting PsA Warriors
Living with a chronic condition like psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is hard. Pain and stiffness in your joints can make even the simplest tasks difficult to complete. Sleepless nights lead to fatigue, which can lead to more pain. This endless cycle can take a toll on your mental health, leaving you stressed and frustrated.Despite all of the bad days with PsA, there are some good days, too.We want to hi
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A Love Letter to Lavender: History, Benefits, Types, and More A Love Letter to Lavender: History, Benefits, Types, and More
Lavender, well-known in the worlds of gardening, baking, and essential oils, has now amassed substantial research and is taking the scientific world by storm. As a pharmacognosist who’s studied the science of plants as medicines at King’s College London and now as a director at Dilston Physic Garden, a medicinal plant center and charity for the education of plants for health and medicine, I’
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The Short History of Plants as Medicine The Short History of Plants as Medicine
In a time where we’re looking to soothe ourselves with no strings attached, plants have our back. That’s why we’ve put together Plants as Medicine: a series of expert-vetted advice to help you embrace your inner herbalist spirit and explore how to boost your physical and mental health through the natural healing legacy of plants.To begin, we asked Sade Musa — folk herbalist — to share a
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9 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants and Herbs, Backed by Science 9 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants and Herbs, Backed by Science
We scoured through histories of herbal studies for youToday, we live in a time when manufactured medicines and prescriptions prevail, but do they have to be the only approach to healing? Even with all of these engineered options at our fingertips, many people find themselves turning back to the medicinal plants that started it all: Herbal remedies that have the ability to heal and boost physical
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5 Instagrammers Raising Awareness for Eating Disorders 5 Instagrammers Raising Awareness for Eating Disorders
Disordered eating is a complicated topic, especially since our common cultural narratives fail to include perspectives of more marginalized bodies. That’s why we’re grateful for these Instagrammers who are changing the way we talk about and understand eating disorders.Nourish and Eat @nourishandeatBody Positive Power @bodyposipandaMelissa Fabello @fyeahmfabelloThe Friend I Never Wanted @thefri
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The First Openly Autistic Person Is Admitted to the Florida Bar The First Openly Autistic Person Is Admitted to the Florida Bar
Health and wellness touch each of us differently. This is one person’s story.I used to dream about becoming a lawyer. Law was one of several career paths I was seriously considering while I was in college. I imagined going to law school and practicing a type of law that required me to be detailed-oriented, but didn’t necessarily involve a lot of time arguing in court.I pictured myself working
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5 Instagram Favorites for #BakingTherapy and Inspiration 5 Instagram Favorites for #BakingTherapy and Inspiration
Sourdough Nouveau @sourdough_nouveauJoy the Baker @joythebakerThe Boy Who Bakes @theboywhobakesKatie Clova @katie_clovaLoko Kitchen @lokokitchen
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3 Hydrating DIY Recipes That Can Help with Dry Skin 3 Hydrating DIY Recipes That Can Help with Dry Skin
After the long months of winter, your skin might be suffering from indoor heat, the wind, cold, and, for some of us, ice and snow. Not only can the colder months leave your skin dry, it can also result in a dull appearance and visible fine lines. One way to help manage your dry skin is through face masks or steams.And while there are a number of options on the market, you can also make your own at
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