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  1. A Sweet Victory

    By Jennifer Weiner How far would I go to win? I was a year and a half into it before I learned that my marriage was based on a lie. It happened like this: My husband casually asked if I wanted to be his teammate in our city's Urban Challenge, a scavenger hunt/footrace that's a local version of The A

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  2. Birth Control Pills and Weight

    Q: Is it true you’re likely to gain weight after going on birth control pills? A: Sorry, but if the numbers on the scale are higher than you’d like, you probably can’t blame that little blister pack. "On average, for women on birth control pills, as many will lose weight as will gain weight," says V

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  3. Can’t Orgasm? Here’s Help for Women

    WebMD's sexpert Louanne Cole Weston, PhD, reveals the two-part trick to having an orgasm.

  4. Plan B One-Step: Seven Questions and Answers

    Here are questions and answers about the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step. Plan B One-Step is an emergency contraceptive pill taken by mouth after unprotected sex. It is used to prevent pregnancy. It is not for routine contraceptive use and does not prevent against sexually transmitted diseas

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  5. When and How to Reveal You Have an STD

    You may not be as lucky as a client of mine. There she sat over dinner, on a date with an interesting man she had just met through a matchmaking service. He had a cold and sinus headache. She pulled out her trusty but tiny pill holder that held one Advil, one aspirin, and one blue pill. She handed h

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  6. The Dating Game: When's the Right Time for Sex?

    Whether you're new to the dating scene, a regular player, or jumping back into the game after a long hiatus, the same questions about dating rules apply: How soon do you lean over for that first kiss? Is it too early for a steamy make-out session? And last -- but by no means least -- how do you know

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  7. Eat, Exercise, Relax, and Sleep Your Way to Better Sex

    Thought about leading a healthier lifestyle but haven't gotten around to doing it? Here's a possible incentive: Experts say people who are mentally and physically fit are more likely to have good sex lives. Â "If you feel good about yourself, you are in a better position to feel good about relations

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  8. Three Things You Don't Know About Aids In Africa

    By Emily Oster At just twenty-six, economist Emily Oster may have the highest controversies-generated-to-years-in-academia ratio of anyone in her field. That's because, as a Ph.D. student at Harvard, she chose to hop the fence and explore a topic already claimed by doctors, social scientists, and po

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  9. Other Reasons to Take the Pill

    By Janis Graham The Pill isn't just for birth control: Did you know that it can also protect against certain life-threatening cancers, plus help relieve some painful period symptoms? Here, experts explain the top seven health benefits of taking the Pill and how to make them work for you. Taking oral

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  10. When to Talk to Your Child About Sex

    One night at dinner, my husband asked our then 6-year-old son what he wanted to do for work when he grew up. He replied, "I don't want to work, I just want to be a dad." My husband and I exchanged smiles. Then, without missing a beat, our son continued. "But I'm not sure I want to do that either, be

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