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Alone on the Summit: The Costs of Adventure

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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.

The Startup of Your Next Relationship: Using Business to Master Pleasure

Hayley Grunebaum | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Hayley Grunebaum

Launching a successful business could be used as a blueprint for the identification and pursuit of a successful relationship. So, before your next "relationship venture," you may want to think like an entrepreneur and consider the four following concepts.

Arts Brings Joy to Learning

Steph Thompson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Education
Steph Thompson

The city's great artists can engage kids to learn any lessons they need to learn so long as they capture the wondrous imagination and promise the great payoff of pleasure.

Freshly Pressed Inspiration: Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 05.10.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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10 Things People With Alzheimer's Have Taught Me

Marie Marley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I showed him an old picture of us together. He said, "Ah... She loved me." Then he looked in my eyes the way he had when we were lovers more than 25 years before. He didn't realize I was the woman in the picture, but he remembered that she had loved him.

Why Taking Pleasure In Life Is Really, Really Good For You

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Love life and it will love you back, a new study says. A British study found that older adults who enjoy life also enjoy better physical abilities ...

Does Your Relationship Have IDD? -- Part 2

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

IDD (Intimacy Deficiency Disorder) is an insidious relationship-threatening condition that if unaddressed can undermine and severely damage even the m...

You're Not Happy, You're Distracted

Amy Chan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Amy Chan

When we are not conscious of the difference between pleasure and joy, we live in a "happiness bubble." We don't allow ourselves a moment to be still -- to be "bored."

The Power of Pleasure

Linda E. Savage | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

How can pleasure make us powerful? I am referring to the deep waves of pleasure that are much less about adrenal pumping thrills and much more about b...

10 Tips to Being Deliciously Happy

Tracy Crossley | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Life is meant to be experienced joyfully. The past will fill your future with dustballs of discontent if you let it, so gain clarity, clean up and get moving!

Pleasure, Sex, and Condoms

Philip D. Harvey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Philip D. Harvey

Men (and women too) have complained for centuries that condom use interferes with the pleasure of sex, and the Gates challenge could surely generate some new condom designs. But there's no need to wait for pleasure-focused condom use.

Why You Should Visit Loved Ones With Alzheimer's -- Even if They Don't Recognize You

Marie Marley | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I was speaking at an Alzheimer's family support group recently. A man there told me that he visited his wife with advanced-stage dementia nearly every day, even though she didn't recognize him as her husband. He learned early on, however, that she knew when he'd missed a day.

Elephants and Joy Bubbles

Christine Eilvig | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

It takes a great deal of courage to throw ourselves into things we haven't tried before and glide with life without knowing where it leads us

Wealth

Christine Eilvig | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

It's really not about the money. Our relationship with money and wealth is a reflection of the issues we have going on inside about ourselves and the world in general. The world is as we are.

Understanding Food Addiction

Tennie McCarty | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Like an addiction to drugs or alcohol, food addicts will struggle to simply stop their addictive behavior, even when the behavior leads to weight gain, or damages relationships.

REVEALED: Why Pain Can Be Pleasurable

Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/26/2013 03:08 PM EST on LiveScience Pain isn't always a pain. Sometimes it can actually feel...

The Healing Power of Sex

Donna Henes | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Here are some suggestions to expand your ideas about sex and open yourself to the infinite power of healing that it offers. Indulge yourself whether you are alone or with the partner of your choosing.

Seaside Fog and Fiber-Optics: How Light Shapes Your Thoughts

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.07.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

I'd moved into a place near the beach in the hope of enjoying some world-famous California weather -- but every day, until the sun burned away the fog around lunchtime, the only weather I saw was the thick mist that blanketed my porch.

The Science Of Happiness

Meghan Keener | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Meghan Keener

The field of positive psychology operates from the premise that we ought to acknowledge both the light and the dark sides of life. It focuses on positive elements of life such as character strengths, positive emotion, resilience, purpose, positive relationships, and creative achievement.

Kissing

Waldo Mellon | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

Dear Waldo, I'm having a problem with kissing. Don't get me wrong. I've kissed plenty. But when I kiss these days all I think about is what I think about when I'm sheet rocking. Also, how come we even kiss in the first place?