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Despite The Stereotype, Study Suggests Doctors Are Not More Likely To Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 12:46 PM

Anupam B. Jena, an assistant professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School, couldn't escape the jokes about doctors and divorce -- the long-held belief that physicians' stress levels and long, irregular hours can ruin a marriage. So Jena decided to see if there was...

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For Sexual Dysfunction, 'Men Get A Pill And Women Need Therapy.' What Gives?

(2) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 9:48 AM

Melanie says she loves her partner of four years and that she's physically attracted to him. She just hasn't wanted to have sex with him for the past three years.

"It's very frustrating being somebody who used to be so interested in sex and having such a voracious sex...

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The HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Women To Have Unsafe Sex, Suggests Yet Another Study

(29) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 8:46 AM

For some opponents of the HPV vaccination, the line of thinking goes like this: Give young women a shot to protect them from certain strands of the most common sexually transmitted disease, and you give them license to throw all coital caution out the window. But...

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'The Age of Love' Explores What It's Like To Try Speed Dating At 70

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 1:15 PM

As of 2012, only 57 percent of people 65 and older in America were married. So how is the other 43 percent finding love if they haven't already? Perhaps though speed-dating, if they're lucky enough to have an event in their city.

This is a concept filmmaker

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How One Woman's Brush With Death Encouraged Her To Become An Auctioneer

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 7:34 AM

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a new...

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What It's Really Like To Break An Engagement, From Women Who've Been There

(3) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 11:43 AM

By the time Katherine's* fiancé called off the wedding, they had signed a two-year lease and were a year into a 16-month engagement. They had 200 guests planning on attending their destination wedding and Katherine's friends were about to throw her a bridal shower.

"It was just a lot," Katherine...

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Dr. Ruth On Why Couples Over 50 Should Have A Lot More Morning Sex

(7) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 9:24 AM

If you're wondering how to keep your sex life exciting after decades with the same partner, then you've already taken the first step in the right direction. At least, that's what Dr. Ruth Westheimer told Huff/Post50 on Monday as she launched LaundryForeplay.com with Clorox.

The famed...

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The Science Behind Mixed Signals Between Men And Women

(16) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 9:59 AM

In the dating world, gauging potential partners' interest can be a fraught experience. A touch of the arm, an enthusiastic laugh or an extra second of eye contact can so easily be misinterpreted. But a new study suggests that, for straight people, there's a general pattern to these...

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Why One Woman Is Launching The First Horse-Themed Film Festival For Her 60th Birthday

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 6:31 AM

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a new...

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How This Woman Is Launching A Catering Business And Proving You Can Start A Career After 50

(6) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 6:20 AM

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a...

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Six Years After The Death Of Her Husband, This 58-Year-Old Is Trying Online Dating

(3) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 6:29 AM

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a...

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Why This 71-Year-Old Woman Is Embarking On A 500-Mile Hike In Spain This Year

(10) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 5:54 AM

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a new...

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Estudo sugere que homens e mulheres podem ver a traição de forma muito diferente

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 6:00 PM

A ideia que homens são de Marte e mulheres de Vênus pode parecer fora de moda ou até mesmo sexista, mas um estudo recente sugere que pode existir certa verdade nela - pelo menos quando se trata de como os homens e as mulheres tendem a ver a traição.

A...

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O que dizer quando sua amiga diz para você: 'Eu estou muito gorda'

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 6:43 PM

Quando uma amiga se queixa sobre seu peso, o que você diz? Você segue a rota de apoio incentivando-a a começar uma dieta? Ou você segue a regra tácita da amizade feminina e diz que ela está ótima assim como ela é?

Uma nova pesquisa sugere que...

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Straight Women May Only Strive For Thinness If They Think Men Prefer It, Suggests Depressing Study

(26) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 11:30 AM

As women, the process of trying to attain body confidence can feel like running on a treadmill: For some of us, despite how many miles we clock, we never actually get anywhere. Now, researchers believe they've put a finger on a specific source of insecurity for heterosexual women -- namely,...

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Men And Women Prefer Egalitarian Relationships -- If Workplace Policies Support Them

(8) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 3:37 PM

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama came out in full support of paid family leave, an option that's currently unavailable for most families in the U.S.

"It's time we stop treating childcare as a side issue, or a women's issue, and treat it...

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Chart Of Parental Leave Around The World Shows Depressing Truth About The U.S.

(27) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 8:41 AM

Working parents in the U.S. are faced with a difficult reality from the moment their babies are born: There's no mandated paid parental leave.

As of now, mothers can take 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act -- but that doesn't...

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Study Suggests Men And Women May View Cheating Very Differently

(19) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 6:11 PM

The idea that men are from Mars and women are from Venus may feel outdated or even downright sexist, but a recent study suggests that there may be some truth to that notion -- at least when it comes to the way men and women tend...

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Dwelling On Your Breakup Is Actually A Good Thing, According To New Study

(2) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 1:51 PM

Time is said to heal all wounds, but a new study suggests that the passing of days alone won't restore your broken heart after a breakup: You need to talk about it -- a lot.

It may seem counterintuitive, but parsing out the details of the split and...

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What You Should Really Say When Your Friend Declares, 'I'm So Fat'

(11) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 11:42 AM

When a friend complains about her weight, what do you say? Do you go the supportive route and encourage her to start dieting? Or do you follow the unspoken rule of female friendship and tell her that she looks great just as she is?

New research suggests...

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