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    1. When Your Period Signals a Problem

      As you probably learned back in middle school, menstruation is the monthly shedding of your uterine lining. Though it can be uncomfortable and sometimes inconvenient, your period is your body's way of telling you that your reproductive system is working properly. Just as every woman is unique, every

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    2. Fatigued or Full Throttle: Is Your Thyroid to Blame?

      Feeling all revved up, even at bedtime? Or maybe your throttle's on idle with symptoms of depression, fatigue, and weight gain. In both cases, the root cause may be your thyroid. The thyroid -- a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck -- makes hormones that control the way your body uses e

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    3. Surprising Turn-Ons for Men

      What's the best way to get your man in the mood? You won't find the answer in the Victoria's Secret catalog. Sure, sheer lingerie and scantily clad models will do on most days. But there are a lot of sweeter, PG-rated, and not so obvious turn-ons that also work, especially if you are in a relationsh

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    4. Christina Hendricks on Loving Your Body

      As Joan Harris (née Holloway), the corseted, curvy, take-no-prisoners secretary-in-chief in AMC's hit series Mad Men, Christina Hendricks has crashed a vase over someone's head to get attention. In real life, the star has wowed audiences and critics simply by being herself, a talent whose range is m

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    5. Does Vagina Size Matter?

      The age-old question of whether or not size matters is typically directed at men, but this is a somewhat hidden concern for women as well. Though they might not talk about it, some women may worry about the size of their vagina and how it affects sexual pleasure, particularly after having a baby. No

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    6. Melanie Brown Sings the Joys of Motherhood

      "I've been eating a lot. All day long," Melanie Brown says. The singer-songwriter who shot to international stardom in the mid-'90s as "Scary Spice," the edgy, big-haired member of the best-selling, award-winning British pop group the Spice Girls, is expecting her third child and sharing a common mo

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    7. 6 Sex Mistakes Women Make

      Ladies, be honest: when your sex life becomes a little humdrum, out comes the mental catalogue of all the ways your partner isn’t quite measuring up. Guys tend to get a bad rap when it comes to understanding women’s bodies and what turns us on, making them easy targets in the blame game when sexual

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    8. Bryce Dallas Howard’s Balancing Act

      Bryce Dallas Howard -- star of The Help and the Seth Rogen co-produced dramedy 50/50 in September -- is basking in the A-list spotlight. The daughter of legendary producer/director Ron Howard (once known the world over as “Opie” and “Richie Cunningham”) got her start on Broadway and for years shined

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    9. Amy Brenneman's Healthy Balancing Act

      Actor Amy Brenneman of ABC’s Private Practice is in fine form these days. She’s finally learned "how to be nicer to myself" after a recent health scare forced her to put herself first more often. Juggling a hit TV show while raising two kids (daughter Charlotte is 10 and son Bodhi is 6) with husband

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    10. Old Symptoms, New Risks

      By Meryl Davids Landau   When you were in your 20s and 30s, you probably ignored random aches or other minor physical annoyances, and they usually went away. But now those symptoms can come back — often with a different cause, and calling for more serious attention. What it may have meant in your yo

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