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Rebecca Adams

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6 Myths About C-Sections, Busted

(4) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 1:43 PM

Even though nearly a third of births in the U.S. are caesarean sections, it seems there are still misconceptions about the procedure. Just this month, a religious group known as Disciples of the New Dawn sparked controversy perpetuating a few of them while targeting mothers who...

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How Facebook Stalking Could Lead Women To Objectify Their Own Bodies

(8) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 4:52 PM

Facebook stalking is real, people, and it has real effects on your body image. A new study has found that Facebook usage is positively correlated with a tendency to compare appearances with peers and engage in self-objectification (viewing your body as an object to be gazed upon). Both...

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Men With Stressed Out Wives May Have High Blood Pressure As A Result, Study Suggests

(12) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 9:15 AM

Happy wife, happy life heart.

A new study suggests that men whose wives are stressed are more likely to suffer from higher systolic blood pressure than those with more relaxed spouses. Women's hearts, on the other hand, don't seem to be affected by a husband's stress levels.

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GreyMatters App Aims To Help People Connect With Loved Ones Suffering From Dementia

(6) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 7:11 AM

Frieda Rozbruch was always a smart, capable, self-reliant woman. She survived the Holocaust, spoke seven languages and cooked up nine-course meals for the Sabbath each week. After the war, she and her husband immigrated to America on the SS Independence with their two young sons in 1953. She had one...

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What My Great-Aunt Taught Me About Sisterhood

(3) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 9:04 AM

It wasn't until I took the shovel in my hands and scooped up wet dirt myself that I realized how powerful the Jewish burial tradition of chesed shel emet is. In Judaism, burying a loved one is the last gift you can give them, and there's no expectation that that...

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13 Breathtaking Photos That Show Parents What Happens When You Slow Down

(6) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 2:41 PM

Pause. Take in the moment. Appreciate it. Rinse and repeat.

Unfortunately, this isn't a realistic routine for many parents. Between shuttling kids to various schools and activities, running a household and, you know, earning a living to afford these things, parents today have plenty of distractions. In an effort...

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Why We Need To Be Talking About Postpartum Depression In Dads

(40) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 5:15 PM

Although studies estimate that as many as one in 10 fathers suffers from postpartum depression, many dads go overlooked and untreated because such little research has been done on the issue. A new study, however, shows that dads' "baby blues" can affect their ability to parent...

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7 Absurd Things That Could Impact The Gender Wage Gap

(5) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 4:52 PM

1. Petitioning for restraining orders against abusers.
Yes, you read that correctly. A 2015 study that looked at 3,923 women who had petitioned for a civil restraining order between January 1996 and December 1999 found that women lose anywhere between $312 and $1,018 dollars in the year...

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How Diet Soda May Lead To More Belly Fat In Older Adults

(35) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 6:13 AM

When given the choice between diet soda and regular soda, the calorie-free option may not be the lesser of two evils. A recent study from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that diet soda may also lead to more belly fat, especially as you get older....

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Το πορνό υποτιμά τόσο τους άντρες, όσο και τις γυναίκες αλλά με διαφορετικό τρόπο

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2015 | 1:23 PM

Είναι εύκολο να απορρίψει κανείς τη βιομηχανία του πορνό, λέγοντας ότι υποβαθμίζει τις γυναίκες και προβάλλει, κατά κύριο λόγο, υποτιμητικές απεικονίσεις τους, αλλά σύμφωνα με πρόσφατη έρευνα, οι συμβατικές ταινίες πορνό δεν διαφέρουν και τόσο πολύ στον τρόπο που προβάλλουν και τα δύο φύλα.

Ερευνητές από το Πανεπιστήμιο...

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Porn Objectifies Both Men And Women -- Just Differently

(46) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 8:54 AM

It's easy to dismiss the porn industry as a feminist wasteland where degrading depictions of women thrive and empowering images are few and far between. But a recent study suggests that perhaps mainstream porn doesn't differ too much in its portrayal of the sexes.

Researchers from the University...

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The LEGO Legal Justice League Is A Thing, And It Includes Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 1:15 PM

In the past few months alone, we've seen Ruth Bader Ginsburg in baby and dog form. But our new favorite RBG might just be the LEGO iteration.

Justice Ginsburg is part of the LEGO Legal Justice League alongside fellow current and former female U.S....

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Couples Over 50 Are More Likely To Divorce When The Wife Gets Sick, Study Suggests

(24) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 5:06 PM

Couples vow on their wedding days to love one another in sickness and in health, but apparently, that's not a promise they always keep. A new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior has found that when a wife gets sick, marriages are more likely...

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Women's Health Providers Prefer To Use IUDs For Their Own Birth Control

(2) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 8:02 AM

Trying to choose a method of birth control can make a woman feel as if she's drowning in a sea of hormones, latex and copper. But a new study might offer some clarity. It turns out that when it comes to birth control, women's health providers themselves prefer...

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

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 11:46 AM

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?

(3) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 8:48 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 | 7:46 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 | 12:15 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 | 6:34 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

(4) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 10:43 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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