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Happiness Without a Reason

Elliott Dacher | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Elliott Dacher

Is it possible to be consistently happy and peaceful for no reason or cause whatsoever? Would you want this for your life? And if this is possible, why does sustained serenity and happiness seem so elusive? Where is it hiding?

4 Things I Learned About Having Great Sex From Having Crappy Migraines

Kate McCombs | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate McCombs

Migraines and sex... Since I'm a sex educator and a chronic migraineur, you can imagine I think about those two things quite a lot. Even though the e...

Expand Your Happiness and Pleasure Vocabulary: OMG? How Do You Say Something, Some Experience Is Amazing, Awesome?

Rob Kall | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rob Kall

Crossposted from PositivePsychology.net There are words to express awe, joy, like those I used in the title-- Amazing, Awesome, Incredible -- but ther...

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Sex

Kate McCombs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Kate McCombs

Humans are tool-using primates. We don't think we're inadequate because we use a hammer to build a shelf. Why should we feel inadequate because we use tools to augment our sex play?

50 Shades Of Dumplings

Stephanie Kordan | Posted 05.07.2015 | Taste
Stephanie Kordan

The pink coil of the shrimp on top of shumai is utter foreplay to my mouth.

Playing Humpback Jazz

Charles Redfern | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Charles Redfern

We often think we're meant to be working beings who sometimes have fun. Perhaps we've got it reversed. Maybe we're meant to be merry beings who sometimes work -- and work itself is meant to be fun.

Celebrating the Little Moments

Helen J. Russell | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen J. Russell

When we allow ourselves to stop and feel grateful we are no longer peering out into a future that doesn't yet exist. Now we're really living, in the only place it is possible for us to live -- the here and now. That's what I loved most about that moment yesterday. I was nowhere else.

You Can Be the Pioneer Domino: The Perceived Heaviness of Ease (and How to Lift It)

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

It's a paradox: We love when things flow, but when sharing our stories with others we play ease down big time. Ease = Flow = Joy = Pleasure = Freed...

DISPATCH: Goddesses Never Age With Dr. Christiane Northrup

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Miriam Ava

Turning today's ageist culture on its head, Dr. Christiane Northrup offers a new portal of understanding of what it means to move through time and space without declining in health or joy.

Bather's Delights

Frank Browning | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

February has gone away. The Seine is turning blue again. And despite the looming Ides of March, the love of beautiful bodies is returning to Paris--at least in this city's more interesting galleries.

Stopping Time

Terry Newell | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Terry Newell

Walking along the tan sands on the beach at Longboat Key yesterday, I felt the gentle breeze and the warming temperature that had just barely pushed a...

Smart Shopping: How to Spend Money and Feel Great Long-Term

Miriam Ava | Posted 02.15.2015 | Money
Miriam Ava

By now most of us have realized and put into practice that saving and investing money is vital to achieving financial fitness; so then, what's the smartest way to spend the money you choose to spend?

How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Clients who ask for -- and listen to -- the advice of wise, loving friends have more successful lives. Dating may be a lonely journey, but you don't have to take it alone. Having a dating buddy will definitely make it more fun.

Let Food Be Thy Pleasure: How to Stop the Struggle Around Food

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.10.2015 | Taste
Miriam Ava

Food is nourishment. Food is medicine. Food is pleasure. Drop the dogma around food. Paleo, vegan, low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free, vegetarian...

Ahhh, the Beauty of Feeling Good

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

It's such a delight to revel in the pleasures of life! What you focus on, expands -- and Tony Robbins is right. If you keep flowing energy to some...

Knowing When to Hold On and Knowing When to Let Go

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The Wisdom of the Sacred Continuum "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1 MacDoodle...

A Writer's Prayer

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Whether the reader is looking for love, adventure, history, politics, education, creativity, inspiration, healing, health, or simply to connect with someone else, a writer's words can be the closest thing to God for those who read them.

Spiritual Sex: Rebalancing the Masculine and Feminine

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

Last week was the Fall Equinox, and on the 22nd of September the sun crossed the equator from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere. Only twice year...

The Dichotomy of Pain and Pleasure (And How to Activate Your Joy and Heal the World)

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Christiane Northrup's, and what she recently said about the dichotomy of pain and pleasure on this planet truly hit home. Whil...

Alone on the Summit: The Costs of Adventure

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.26.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Many of us hunger for special experiences, things none of our friends have done or will do. But do these adventures really make us happy in the long run? Are they worth having?

Online Foreplay and Bringing Sexy Back

Brandon Andrew Robinson | Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Brandon Andrew Robinson

Online foreplay is a conversation that allows individuals to mutually share their fantasies and sexual wants. Users can erotically turn each other on while trying to express their desires and sexual practices. This online foreplay becomes a way to negotiate one's sex life.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of...

Do We Really Know What Joy Is?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Make the time to do whatever it is that you love doing and are passionate about. Take responsibility for your own joy by creating it! Don't settle for a 'good enough' life. Live life to the fullest. Make it count.

The Sex Ed Crisis, From Dan Savage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.05.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to discussing the state of sex education in the U.S., Dan Savage, Host of Savage Lovecast, had an important forward-thinking message to ...

Can Safer Drug Use Be More Enjoyable Drug Use?

Adam Winstock | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Adam Winstock

The results of the world's biggest drug survey came out on April 14.