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Want More Affection From Fido? There’s a Drug for That

Often referred to as the "love hormone" or "cuddle chemical," oxytocin plays a strong role in bonding us with our loved ones. Our pituitary gland naturally releases the hormone during special loving m…

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Teaching Children to Give – Helpful Tips

To help you step into the holiday spirit and remember its real meaning, I’d like to share a short video called "A Recipe of Care" with you; and then I’d like to share some tips on how we can teach our…

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It’s All About The Vagina

I want to stand up and testify for Naomi Wolf, and her new book Vagina: A New Biography. Because damn, is she taking it on the chin for speaking what I know, and so many others know to be the truth. …

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Quickies and Their Benefits

Curious if that quickie session your partner keeps pushing is really worth it? Well, our experts Ian Kerner and Logan Levkoff can fill you in on the benefits while passing a few tips your way.…

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5 Minutes to a Better Relationship

You know that lovey-dovey feeling you get while cuddling with your significant other—when you forget all about how pissed you were that he came home late AND didn't bring apology cheesecake, or how an…

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Could Saving a Pet Save Your Life? (Infographic)

You know that adopting a shelter animal can be the difference between life and death for the animal, but did you know that it can have extraordinary benefits for the human as well? This infographic…

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How Eye Contact Affects Our Brains

By Vicki Santillano, DivineCaroline Did you ever play the Eye Contact Game as a kid? You’re supposed to sit directly across from another person and stare into his or her eyes for as long as possi…

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15 Natural Options for Depression

Everyone feels down at some point, usually as a reaction to difficult circumstances, but clinical depression goes far beyond that. In such cases a person experiences a prolonged sadness that is out of…

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The Child Whisperer

Last night my young son had a nightmare. I could hear the rhythmic bouncing of his feet off the floorboards moments before he catapulted his way into the "family bed" to seek sanctuary from whatever d…

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The Physical Effects of Falling in Love

By Allie Firestone, DivineCaroline I like to think of myself as a logical, control-my-own destiny kind of girl. I think most of my friends see themselves as equally levelheaded. But recently a …

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Very helpful information, especially the ten points to consider about hiring caregivers.