Why Is Sex-Ed in Schools “For Girls Only?”

Forty-nine percent of boys have had sexual intercourse by the time they finish high school. One in four has an STD. Yet sex ed by and large still focuses on the needs of girls. How do we teach in ways that resonate with all students, regardless of their gender? If you’re an educator–or anyone who [...]

Solutions and Cures for Passivity

The bottom line is: Passivity is the compulsion to try to get what we are desperately longing for, while doing all the wrong things or nothing to get it. (Note: This should not be confused with patience, which is knowing something worth waiting for is just around the corner — and taking appropriate steps to [...]

Soul Mates: Expanding Your Possibilities

I remember reaching my fiftieth birthday.  I’d relocated to theSan Diegoarea, was single again, and broken-hearted. I so wanted to be with my “soulmate,” and each time I fell in love, I was sure he was “the one.” Now I’d reached “the big 5-0,” and another relationship had ended, leaving me baffled, unsettled, despairing.  After [...]

Marriage is Good for Men’s Health—Especially When it Comes to Prostate Cancer Risk

If you’re at risk of developing prostate cancer and you’re considering getting a divorce or breaking up with your girlfriend, you might want to get some marriage counseling. According to new research, married men with prostate cancer are 40 percent less likely to die than single men with the disease. There’s no shortage of research [...]

A Close Shave? Sure, But Not THAT Close

Men have been shaving their faces for hundreds of years. And women have been shaving their legs for just about as long. But over the last decade or so, hairlessness has become a fashion statement for men and women, and both sexes have been shaving (or waxing or trimming) their pubic hair. And all that [...]

The Latest Cure for Obesity? Get a Divorce

We often hear that being in a good relationship is good for your health. Satisfied couples, for example, are more likely to take medication as directed and to schedule yearly physicals. But when it comes to weight gain, the opposite may be true. Couples who are satisfied with their marriage tend to put on the [...]

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