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Why You're Not Meeting Your Exercise Goals

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman When it comes to exercise, many of us are full of good intentions but not much action. I've been meaning to go to the gym, we tell ...

How Music Bonds Us Together

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Jill Suttie At GGSC's recent awe conference, Melanie DeMore led the audience in a group sing as part of the day's activities. Judging from participan...

The Kind Of Orgasm Nobody Should Ever Have

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.19.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Not surprisingly, we see that depressed mood and sexual concerns and difficulties -- including changes in sexual desire and lowered arousal -- are often intertwined. SSRIs can cause many types of sexual concerns, such as the inability to have an orgasm.

The Case for Fiction

Lyndsay West | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Lyndsay West

I'll be up front with you: I'm a fiction apologist. I can appreciate a good non-fiction piece, but I find that the payoff from fiction is greater...an...

Love and the Pleasures of Eating

Stephanie Kordan | Posted 05.17.2016 | Taste
Stephanie Kordan

The link between culinary delights and amorous pleasures seems timeless; as food and dining together has been a prelude to love (also known as the romantic candlelit dinner) no matter what century we exist in. Yet the idea of aphrodisiacs as the secret ingredient for love has intrigued us for centuries.

Sex and Dignity? Seriously?

Peggy Payne | Posted 04.14.2016 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Of course if I were pope, I'd recognize gay marriage and delete the word albeit (which means though) in the quote above. I can't see the problem with the pursuit of pleasure. There's no reason pleasure or its pursuit should lower respect for the lover.

The 4 Portals To More Sexual Pleasure In Your Life

Pamela Madsen | Posted 04.14.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Many of us simply don't make pleasure a priority in our lives. We put everything else before our own pleasure and then we are simply too tired for pleasure. Or we run out of money or time. Remember, pleasure doesn't have to involve a partner.

Love, Sex and Misconceptions

Stephanie Haase | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Haase

In the (sexually) conservative societies of East Africa, things are pretty dire, especially when it comes to matters that aren't 'mainstream'. Homosexuality? Against God's law. And actual laws, unfortunately. Anal sex? A dirty perversion. Masturbation? Makes you blind, skinny and/or infertile.

The Pleasure Paradox

Kit Murray Maloney | Posted 04.01.2016 | Women
Kit Murray Maloney

I need to out myself. Sometimes in standing for women's sexual pleasure, I forget or purposefully shut down my range. Rather than feeling and honoring my frustration, anger, and pain, I judge it. I tell myself I "shouldn't" feel this "negative" emotion because I am about pleasure.

The Power of Pleasure

Katie Ashley | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Ashley

Most of us say we want happiness, enjoyment and pleasure, but until we truly believe that we deserve it and take inspired action to bring more of it into our lives we will only ever experience the tinniest taste of what we could have.

The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

Could Faking the Big O Delay Finding Mr. Right?

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 02.11.2016 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?

Becoming Unbecoming.

Lesley Stedmon | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women
Lesley Stedmon

That nugget of wisdom hit me right in the spot the truth spot. Dead on. It was one of those moments when time stood still and I had a deep YES.

50 Shades of Namaste: Exploring Yoga and Sadomasochism

Jill Lawson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Style
Jill Lawson

The first time is terrifying, yet life changing. You will be instructed to take off your shoes and strip down to your bare essentials. If you have the...

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Behind the Issue: Sinister Wisdom 99 Pleasure

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Happy Fortieth Anniversary Sinister Wisdom! On July 4, 1976, Harriet Desmoines and Catherine Nicholson published the first issue of Sinister Wisdom, w...

Happiness Researcher Dispels A Big Myth About Joy

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.23.2015 | OWN

If you were to ask people what experiences makes them happy, you'd get a variety of answers that typically center around things that make them feel pl...

Fall Leaves Berlin: Fashion by Nature

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Margaret Gardiner

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Pornosophy: Meta-Sex

Francis Levy | Posted 10.21.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Can we all agree that from an evolutionary perspective the purpose of sex was, at least initially, procreation? Pleasure was in the service of genome preservation which inevitably was a matter of natural selection.

The Hedonism of Finishing

Lisa Murray | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Lisa Murray

What is it that finishing is never anywhere near as thrilling as starting? You know what I'm talking about. Where the initial exhilaration of an amazing idea so quickly turns into the 'ho-hum' of just another thing on the to-do list...

6 Reasons Why Your Life Is a Pretty Sweet Adventure

Lacey Johnson | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lacey Johnson

Discover your pleasure principle and throw a party there like you're a 5-year-old with no inhibitions at all. Just greet your favorite things with the same enthusiasm and appreciation as your dog greets you when you come home after a long day of having been away.

Around Labor Day Weekend Years Ago, I Made the Boldest Decision of My 15-year-old Life

Kit Murray Maloney | Posted 09.07.2015 | Women
Kit Murray Maloney

My surprise over first hearing about this case was not that there was an assault on campus, but that there was a young woman brave enough to come forward. That further begs the question, "What are we teaching our young men?"

Simple Pleasures Can Bring Joy to a Person With Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 08.05.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Sometimes it takes so little to bring joy to a person with Alzheimer's. The following story is a case in point. One day I arrived at the Alois Alzheimer Center to visit Ed, my beloved Romanian soul mate. As soon as I got out of the car, I realized I'd forgotten to bring any "props" for the visit. I was going to have to be creative.

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

Emily Cassel | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Cassel

We all have a tendency to feel like we've somehow lost touch with ourselves and our joy when we are in transition or taking a big leap into something new. It's actually a good place to be, because it means you've stepped out of your comfort zone, learned a lot, grown and transformed to a new and improved version of yourself!

The Sixth Sense in Cooking

Melanie Young | Posted 08.04.2015 | Taste
Melanie Young

I think I have identified a sixth sense. It's why homemade dishes you remember as a child tasted so good and why I can't seem to replicate the same pleasurable sensation when I prepare the dish in my home. I call it UMommy.