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  1. Sex Therapists Gauge Ideal Time for Sex

    April 3, 2008 -- A new survey aims to set the record straight about how long heterosexual intercourse should last. The verdict: 3 to 13 minutes, with 3-7 minutes deemed "acceptable" and 7 to 13 minutes dubbed "desirable." Thirty-four sex therapists in the U.S. and Canada completed the survey. They h

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  2. Standing by Her Man: Why?

    Fashionably dressed and smoothly coiffed, New York first lady Silda Spitzer's expression seemed to convey a mixture of sadness and rage during the Monday press conference where her husband, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, publicly apologized over his alleged involvement in a prostitution ring. The news

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  3. Life After Divorce: 3 Survival Strategies

    Sixteen years and three children into her marriage, Nancy Michaels' husband dealt her the blow of a lifetime. Out of the blue, he told her he wanted a divorce -- but he wouldn't tell her or their kids why he was leaving. Months later, a sudden and unexpected medical problem found Michaels close to d

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  4. Intimate Violence Hurts Health

    Feb. 7, 2008 -- In America, one in four women and one in nine men suffers physical or emotional violence at the hands of an intimate partner. This harms their long-term health, the CDC reports. The new data come from the largest-ever survey of intimate-partner violence -- a range of behaviors that i

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  5. How We Love Now

    Your grandfather married the girl next door, and your mother tied the knot with her college sweetheart. But you may very well find your mate through the Internet or in a neighboring cubicle. What does modern love look like? Traditional marriages still exist. But in the last half century, we've seen

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  6. De-stressing Relationships in a Fast-Paced World

    An expert offers tips for getting the stress out of relationships in today's fast-paced world.

  7. John Gray on His Book, 'Why Mars and Venus Collide'

    After a stressful day, you need help at home. He just wants to chill. So while you prepare dinner, do the laundry, straighten up, and bathe the kids -- yet again -- he's watching the news. Meanwhile, you're getting angry. Sound familiar? If so, you're like every other couple in America, says best-se

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  8. Modern Life Takes a Toll on Our Hearts

    We all know that eating loads of saturated fat and leading a sedentary lifestyle can be damaging to our hearts, but today's supercharged lifestyle replete with BlackBerries, cell phones, sky-high mortgage payments, and seven-day work weeks can also wreak havoc on our hearts. WebMD spoke with Mimi Gu

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  9. Modern Dating

    In San Diego, Beth S. had dated lots of men. Online dating, church groups, Meetup groups. "I met some really nice people, but it just wasn't clicking." It was speed dating that stirred the magic. The night she met Carmen -- the six or seven minutes they first spent together -- sparks flew. "He had m

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  10. Love and Politics

    Love and politics are both known to fuel strong emotions, especially when they clash. Alexander Hoffman has been tangling with his wife over the presidential primaries -- even though they're both Democrats. He's backing Hillary Clinton, his wife prefers Barack Obama -- and their political difference

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