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Biological Clock

How Your Body Controls Your Mind

Ben Thomas | Posted 11.25.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

Throughout every day and night, an area of your brain known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) "listens in" on your body's chemical state and responds by actively tinkering with the sensitivity of other neural pathways. This overturns a long-held belief about the brain.

Why You Can't Sleep Through the Night

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

More than 30 percent of adult Americans, about 60 million people, complain of difficulty sleeping. For about a quarter of these individuals, treatmen...

My Body Wants A Baby

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

The ticking of the biological clock is no joke, y'all. About eight months ago I wrote a scathing piece about the pressure to have children and my general distaste for all things gestational. My, my, how the world does change.

The Question You Should Never Ask A Woman

Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Mary Kate Sheridan

Tell me, complete stranger inquiring into my baby-making plans, do you want to hear my deepest fears and concerns about bringing a little one into my life? Even if you did, do you really think I'd want to tell you?

Biological Clock Ticking? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.02.2012 | Women

Is your biological clock about to run out? Not sure? A new app promises to tell you. It’s called “The Wonder Clock” and it uses your date of bir...

'I Don't Want To Have Children'

Salon | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women

"I was hoping for something more than a baby receptacle." That's what one of my 32-year-old male friends said to explain why he was dating a woman sev...

Why I Married My Lying Ex

Debbi Dickinson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Divorce
Debbi Dickinson

By the time an engagement is announced, most women feel that they are at a point of no return and continue with their wedding plans even if they have doubts about their soon-to-be husband.

The Fear That Keeps 20-Something Divorcees Up At Night

Joelle Caputa | Posted 04.28.2012 | Divorce
Joelle Caputa

My biological clock is a relentless reminder that time is ticking and I have to conceive within the next few years if I ever want to make motherhood a reality.

Why Women, Men Shouldn't Tarry on Parenthood

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

At last, the time is right to have a baby. But the longer you've waited, the more uncooperative your body may be. One of the saddest complications of delaying a family is involuntary childlessness.

Too Old To Be A Dad?

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

Alexander is, on paper and otherwise, a success. He has degrees from two Ivy League schools. He runs his own consulting business, with offices in Bost...

Reversal of Aging Part 2: Resetting Your Biological Clock

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

In part 2 of the reversal of aging series, Deepak discusses the techniques for resetting our biological clock.

The #1 Problem With Dating Over 35

Juliet Jeske | Posted 12.06.2011 | Divorce
Juliet Jeske

I didn't think it would be this bad, but in my age range I tend to find hook-up artists who never want to settle down, men messed up from a break-up or divorce, extremely socially awkward men with no dating experience and the men I refer to as wife shoppers.

Is Your Biological Clock Ticking?

blogs.babble.com | Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents

More women than ever before are putting off having children while they focus on their careers. Focusing on your career can often mean you aren’t rea...

Is It Possible To Re-Set Your Biological Clock?

Hyungsoo Kim | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Hyungsoo Kim

Our biological clocks are stubborn creatures -- they don't like change. Because of our busy schedules and our constant exposure to light, our body clocks are often caught in a vicious, out-of-sync cycle.

Time to Spring Ahead! Daylight Saving Drama

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

If you are reading this and haven't set your clock ahead, you're probably late for something. Daylight savings has arrived, and the phrase, "Spring Ahead" means we lose an hour of time -- poof -- just like that.

Weather 'Shapes Human Body Clock'

BBC NEWS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Our internal body clocks are shaped by the weather as well as by the seasons, scientists have discovered. It is hoped the research, led by a team from...

Sleep: Theory About Biological Clocks Overturned, Study Says

Medical News Today | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

University of Michigan mathematicians say they have identified the signal the brain sends to the rest of the body to control biological rhythms, a fin...

Do Your Adolescent Children Keep Odd Sleep Hours?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The more we know about a young person's developing sleep habits, the better we can support optimal habits for a lifetime of good nights.

The "Ticking Clock" and the Mommy/Daddy Double Standard

Lisa Wade | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Wade

Part of what bugs me about the ticking clock narrative is that it suggests that only women need to be concerned about the age at which they reproduce.