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Do the names we use for sex reflect how intimate we really are?

Do the names we use for sex reflect how intimate we really are?

Do the names we use for sex reflect how intimate we really are?

It is remarkable how many different names we have in our modern English language for human physical intimacy. They run the gamut from beautiful, joy-suggesting names to ugly, exploitive terms and even words that we use for cursing. Perhaps the words we use have some influence on how we actually feel about sex.
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Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Brainiacs, beware. Having the kind of active brain associated with high intelligence may also lead to stress and anxiety, according to recent research.
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Should you tell your friends how much money you make?

Should you tell your friends how much money you make?

Telling your friends how much money you make may open up a conversation about income inequality, which could lead you both towards better paychecks, Meredith Bennett-Smith wrote for Quartz.
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7 reasons couples fight so much during traveling

7 reasons couples fight so much during traveling

My husband and I love to travel. We started when we were dating, and have made it a priority in our marriage to fit in at least a trip each year.
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13 countries with the most amount of religious freedom

13 countries with the most amount of religious freedom

A new study from the Pew Research Center unveiled the countries across the world with the most religious freedom, and found that Brazil leads the way with “virtually no measurable restrictions on religious freedom.”
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Why an airline CEO wants single pilots to get married

Why an airline CEO wants single pilots to get married

The CEO of Turkish Airlines wants his single pilots to get married. He believes it will provide them with some stability and prevent the kind of erratic behavior that contributed to a co-pilot authorities suspect deliberately crashed a plane into the French Alps, killing all on board.
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What to do when you and your spouse can't agree on a baby name

What to do when you and your spouse can't agree on a baby name

Nicholas Soukeras and his wife Kseniya, who are having a baby in August, have narrowed down their firstborn’s name to two choices, both of which honor their respective fathers: Spyridon and Michael, according to the New York Post.
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Working vs. stay-at home parents: Who can save more for their family

Working vs. stay-at home parents: Who can save more for their family

Most decisions aren’t as simple as good or bad. In many cases, it's a matter of choice, preference and necessity.
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Daughter writes her father a letter he can see from space

Daughter writes her father a letter he can see from space

Commander Terry Virts, an astronaut who’s currently in space working at the International Space Station, just got a message from his daughter.
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These days, you really can watch something else for your entertainment

These days, you really can watch something else for your entertainment

My wife and I schlepped five kids from Salt Lake City to Washington, D.C., and getting here required five hours of air travel, and we hoped to relieve the tedium some by watching an in-flight movie. But there were no in-flight movies — at least, not in the way I remember them.
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What the American family can learn from the NFL bankruptcy crisis

What the American family can learn from the NFL bankruptcy crisis

Apparently, no amount of touchdowns can protect a National Football League player from filing for bankruptcy soon after retirement.
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This couple just rapped to the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' — and announced they're having a baby

This couple just rapped to the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' — and announced they're having a baby

In a popular online video, a married couple from Happy Valley, Oregon, announced they were having a child by rapping their own lyrics to the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song.
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New trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hints at the importance of family

New trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hints at the importance of family

If there’s one thing to takeaway from the new teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” it’s that the force is strong in families.
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How parents can keep family screen time under control

How parents can keep family screen time under control

Technology consultant and parent blogger Janell Burley Hofmann is the first to say that parenting in the digital age isn’t easy — she has different policies for each of her five children, who range in age from first grade to high school.
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Have You Seen This? ‘Lion cut’ for dog gone wrong

Have You Seen This? ‘Lion cut’ for dog gone wrong

DOGGONNIT TOWN — If you are a living creature, you probably use specific tactics to help you stay cool in the summer or warm in the winter.
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Newspaper gives glimpse into ancestor's actions — but it's only a piece of the puzzle

Newspaper gives glimpse into ancestor's actions — but it's only a piece of the puzzle

I loved two things as a child: writing stories and looking in the mirror.
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Laughing together can help you make new friends, study shows

Laughing together can help you make new friends, study shows

Sharing a laugh may help people get to know each other better, according to a new study published in the journal Human Nature.
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Longer car loans might wreck your finances

Longer car loans might wreck your finances

If you're in the market for a new car, you might be tempted to take out a longer loan for lower payments.
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10 cities with the most amount of children

10 cities with the most amount of children

It’s 2015 — do you know where your children are?
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Protecting our family in the age of the Internet

Protecting our family in the age of the Internet

The world poses some scary scenarios these days, and many of them are seen on the Internet and through other media sources. We live in a world of instant knowledge and awareness — some good, some bad.
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Are millennials really selfish, uncharitable parasites?

Are millennials really selfish, uncharitable parasites?

Are millennials really that selfish?
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Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.
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Have You Seen This? Vine impressionist captures Robin Williams

Have You Seen This? Vine impressionist captures Robin Williams

JUMANJI — Even before his death last year, Robin Williams was often copied in homage. His motormouth, nonstop style and his singular movements made him ripe for impressionist picking.
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Why women are more stressed than men

Why women are more stressed than men

Women are 11 percent more stressed and 16 percent more anxious than men, according to a recent study from Lantern, a company that uses clinical research to create web programs.
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How to make your baby fall asleep in less than 60 seconds

How to make your baby fall asleep in less than 60 seconds

There’s more than one way to help your baby fall asleep. But one Australian father may have found one of the most unique techniques — swiping the baby’s head with a light piece of tissue paper.
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Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own.
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Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being.
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Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health insurers: the use of innovative technologies to simplify the health care system.
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Cookbooks share twists on pancakes, waffles

Cookbooks share twists on pancakes, waffles

These two cookbooks share recipes to make pancakes and waffles for times other than just breakfast.
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How to protect your family from the 'silent killer'

How to protect your family from the 'silent killer'

Carbon monoxide might be termed the silent killer, but it certainly isn’t a silent problem.
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Do taxes help income inequality? These Legos hold the answer

Do taxes help income inequality? These Legos hold the answer

Does the federal tax system help reduce income inequality? Yes, but only to a certain extent.
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Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Raising children with special needs has taught me a lot of things, particularly about cleanable surfaces and the importance of having a large supply of chocolate on hand.
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How to pick the right person to train your kids to be independent

How to pick the right person to train your kids to be independent

Training our kids and teaching them the things they need to be able to do in order to be independent can be a wonderful experience. It can also be challenging.
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Right shopping apps can save money, consumer expert says

Right shopping apps can save money, consumer expert says

More consumers are using their smartphones during their trips to the grocery store. The right apps can save time and money, experts say.
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Obesity in middle age reduces dementia risk, study finds

Obesity in middle age reduces dementia risk, study finds

Being overweight or obese in middle age reduces the risk of dementia in old age, according to a UK study published this month in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
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For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all.
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10 things you should never say to singles. Ever.

10 things you should never say to singles. Ever.

Need a quick etiquette crash course in what you should or should not say to your "relationship-challenged" single friends? For the awkward situations that come up at dinner parties and dreaded family gatherings (anytime those who are in relationships are thrust into the company of those who are not), avoid these well-meant comments that are not always well-received.
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Two-thirds of the world considers itself religious

Two-thirds of the world considers itself religious

Two-thirds of the world’s population considers itself to be religious, according to a new poll from WIN/Gallup International.
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Pregnancy may make you age slower

Pregnancy may make you age slower

A new study from the Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem found that pregnancy may make women age slower. The study said women undergo a rejuvenating process during pregnancy, which slows down aging, The Telegraph reported.
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10 interesting facts about weddings that could help you plan your own

10 interesting facts about weddings that could help you plan your own

The Knot, an online resource for weddings, released its 2014 survey last month, which reported that American weddings continue to cost more and offer a new experience for guests, according to a press release.
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New picture books can help young readers revel in the changing seasons

New picture books can help young readers revel in the changing seasons

These new books for younger readers that have recently crossed our desks help share the marvels of spring, including flowers, bugs, animals, growing plants and adventures in the rain.
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4 ways for kids to master a task

4 ways for kids to master a task

We all want our children to grow up and be independent adults. Yet, figuring out how to get them there can be challenging.
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Book review: 'Tales from Another Mother Runner' shares stories of mothers who run

Book review: 'Tales from Another Mother Runner' shares stories of mothers who run

"TALES FROM ANOTHER MOTHER RUNNER: Triumphs, Trials, Tips, and Tricks from the Road," edited by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, Andrews McMeel Publishing, $14.99, 240 pages (nf)
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Treat your honey as if you'd never met and other ways to make love flourish

Treat your honey as if you'd never met and other ways to make love flourish

Research says folks are kinder to strangers than to the spouses they claim to adore. So perhaps the secret to a loving relationship is to treat your spouse a bit more like a stranger, author Elizabeth Dunn told The Washington Post.
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10 happiest jobs in America

10 happiest jobs in America

Want a successful marriage? Make sure you and your spouse are happy. Lois Collins of Deseret News National reported that when spouses, especially wives, are happier, the marriage lasts longer.
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4 things you're bound to forget on the worst day of your life

4 things you're bound to forget on the worst day of your life

It was one of those days. I wanted to curl up in a ball, throw the covers over my head and press rewind. Throughout the day, I pinched myself, trying to wake up from my horrific nightmare. It seemed absolutely nothing was going my way, and I was just two steps away from falling to pieces on the kitchen floor. I remember looking at the clock and counting down the hours until bedtime, the hours until I could attempt to sleep away the horrors of the day.
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Is having children an irrational choice?

Is having children an irrational choice?

Pope Francis made headlines in February, as he often does, but this time for comments he made concerning childbearing.
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Why car insurance costs less for married couples than it does for single people

Why car insurance costs less for married couples than it does for single people

The wedding, the honeymoon, children, pets, vacations — the list of what costs married couples a pretty penny goes on and on.
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If you don't want a costly wedding, stay away from New York state

If you don't want a costly wedding, stay away from New York state

The Knot, a marriage resource website and magazine, released its 2014 report on weddings and found that New York leads the way as the most expensive place to get hitched, according to a press release from PR Newswire.
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First season of 'Better Call Saul' explored complexities of human morality

First season of 'Better Call Saul' explored complexities of human morality

Is Jimmy McGill a good guy or a bad guy?
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