Category Archives: General Health

What Science Tells Us About Long & Happy Marriages

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Dr John Gottman and his wife Julie Swartz Gottman are psychologists who have spent the last 40 years refining a science-based method to build happy marriages which includes the best-selling Seven Principles For Making Marriages Work program. Over that time the Dr John has observed more than 3,000 couples, uncovering patterns in the way they communicate and relate that accurately […]

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Men Turn To Mush Around A Beautiful Woman

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Science has confirmed once again what many women know instinctively – men lose all capacity for rational thought around a beautiful woman. A new Chinese study which asked men to play a computerised money game with women who other men had previously rated as “attractive-face” or unattractive-face” showed the women who scored on the “attractive” side of the equation consistently […]

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Seven Reasons To Sleep Naked

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  One of Marilyn Monroe’s most famous remarks – her confession when asked what she wore to bed that it was “Chanel No 5” was reprised by the fashion house into an ad campaign more than 50 years after her death. Her characteristically a breathless admission in 1960 that “she didn’t want to say ‘nude’ – but that’s the truth”  was captured […]

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Seven Ways to Beat Bedroom Boredom

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If you’ve been married so long your sex life is on auto pilot – or worse still practically non-existent – don’t give up just yet. Making it easy to say “yes” to sex is not as hard as you think it might be, if you’ve got wise advice from someone like leading sex expert Dr Rosie King. In her book […]

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Staying Sensual in Your 40s

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A new survey shows many British women say they enjoyed their best sex in their 20s, with their forties and fifties marred by sexual insecurity as they grow older. The Daily Mail reports that rather than feeling that “Life Begins at Forty” many women feel anxious, unattractive and unaroused as they reach midlife.  And many are unaware they may be […]

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Ten Things You Can Do To Live to 100

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The first person to live to 150 (if you discount Biblical accounts that Methusela and others lived inordinately long lives) – has already been born, according to scientists. As the baby boom generation reaches into its final decades, the idea of reaching 100 years is not the feat it once seemed. Medical advances and the genetic lottery have a lot […]

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The Secret Of Happiness

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The old saying that “money can’t buy you happiness” is only true if you aren’t spending it right, according to research by “happiness expert” and Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert. There may be arguments about where  the threshold  is on how much money is required to make you happy  – some say $US50,000 a year, others say $US75,000. (After that it’s […]

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Cheating But Not Leaving

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It made the front pages of the London papers – famous biographer admits to “relationship” with theatre critic.  As the Telegraph reported it, Dame Margaret Drabble and Sir Michael Holroyd have never had the most conventional of marriages: for years the literary couple have maintained separate homes to give them space to write. Now they’ve ended that arrangement and share […]

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Boys’ Nights Out Good For Men

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It’s long been appreciated that women get a lot of emotional support from chatting with female friends over morning coffee. But now scientists have found that men too benefit from male bonding sessions on the “boys’ night out.” According to the research, every man needs a good night out with his mates now and then for his emotional health. Male […]

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