Contrary to popular belief, or, at least, what should be the case according to the laws of justice in the world, you can have wrinkles and acne at the same time. You can get acne in your '60's even if you never suffered from it before. True, it seems horribly counterintuitive to suffer from acne long after the teen angst years, but for any of you whom, in fact, do still experience break outs just under the ole crow's feet, you can attest to the simple fact that life is pain. And, acne can come after whomever it wants.
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The biggest proponent of adult onset acne is a hormonal change. For women, menopause marks an even more dramatic hormone shift than even pregnancy or the terrible teen years. So, it makes sense that acne might show up with its seek and destroy mission in during your golden years. You may be inclined to think, "well, I don't have oily skin like my younger counterparts, so this acne crap is pretty unfounded." But, one of the biggest contributors to acne
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Contrary to popular belief, or, at least, what should be the case according to the laws of justice in the world, you can have wrinkles and acne at the same time. You can get acne in your '60's even if you never suffered from it before. True, it seems horribly counterintuitive to suffer from acne long after the teen angst years, but for any of you whom, in fact, do still experience break outs just under the ole crow's feet, you can attest to the simple fact that life is pain. And, acne can come after whomever it wants.Read More »from Acne: A Timeless Affliction
You've got no interest in your sex life. Exercise is an alien concept. You're either overeating or food tastes like cardboard. To this classic list of depression symptoms, add heart disease.Read More »from Depression and Heart Disease, a Dangerous Combo
William W. Eaton, Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, found that study subjects who'd had at least one episode of depression were four times as likely to have a heart attack as those with no history of clinical depression. At first glance, it makes sense. When you're down, you may smoke, drink too much alcohol, overeat and skip exercise -- all heart disease risk factors. Experts now say biochemistry may also play a role.
"When you're depressed your body is constantly in a fight or flight pattern," says Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., a cardiologist at Connecticut's Manchester Memorial Hospital. Your body secretes too much of the hormone cortisol, which not only can cause irregular heart rhythms and sudden death, but creates stickier blood clotting platelets. Cortisol over-production
What's the best way to say no to sex? Tell the truth. For starters, forget the line, "Not tonight, I have a headache," unless you do. By now it's a tired joke and likely to cause resentment. Still, too many men and women have considered illness the only legitimate reason for passing up sex. But there are other reasons - good reasons - for sometimes saying "no."
What Do Men Find Romantic?
Sexual appetites are bound to vary between the most happy and intimate coupes. All sorts of things can stifle sexual desire: a fight with a family member, fatigue, too much tension - including worries about the economy, hormonal changes, and of course, real headaches. In fact, sometimes a headache can be the symptom of sexual problems between a couple - and anxiety about sex, say, or even chronic resentment toward a partner. Such psychological states, doctors point out, can often induce physiological reactions such as contraction of the scalp and neck muscles, that may bring on a headache.
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Things didn't quite work out the way Bill Ballou thought they would.Read More »from When Adult Children Return Home
His oldest daughter left for college two years ago, and Ballou figured it was the beginning of the "empty nest" stage of his life, when the house would grow quiet and he would begin to look down the road toward retirement.
But now, his 20-year-old daughter has come back to live in her old bedroom and Ballou's nest isn't quite as empty as he thought it would be. There's one more person in the bathroom in the mornings, one more person with a claim on the family car and -- once again -- inter-sibling squabbles to mediate. Not to mention lots of late-night calls to the boyfriend.
How Parents Create Balance
The arrangement has occasionally tried his patience and forced him into a new, unfamiliar relationship with his daughter. He's now less of a traditional father-figure and more a benevolent landlord.
"We have to take into account that she's not the same person she was when she left," said the 53-year-old construction
Scientists have just a released a new study on Sunday that points to a novel way to open the lungs, one that offers asthma sufferers some real relief. That's good news for the approximately 34.1 million Americans who have been diagnosed with asthma, according to the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.Read More »from New Discovery May Lead To Asthma Relief
The groundbreaking research, published in the online journal Nature Medicine, could lead to the development of the first new class of asthma inhalers in 50 years, said Dr. Stephen B. Liggett, lead author of the study conducted at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. His team found that taste receptors in our lungs could provide an effective way to restore free breathing during attacks.
The scientists, who experimented with mice and human tissues, found that the receptors, similar to those on the tongue, responded to bitter substances by signaling constricted muscles in the lungs to relax, reopening tight airways in seconds. In fact, the airways expanded to 90%
Audrey, Marilyn, Jackie. We watched them, we emulated them, we're waiting for someone do it better. Be it their great hair, sex appeal or wardrobe to die for, these 10 women left an indelible stamp on the world of style and fashion-and are still the reigning queens in our book.Read More »from 10 Timeless Style Icons
Poised, elegant and witty, Audrey is one of the biggest style icons of all time. Most famous for her little black (shift) dress and gloves in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Hepburn was always a fan of clean lines and simplicity. When we think of Audrey, we think capri pants, white button-down men's shirts, ballet flats and turtlenecks. Owning what she had, Hepburn was all about accentuating her tall, thin frame rather than hiding it--and we think that's timeless.
American royalty in every sense of the word, Jackie Kennedy won the hearts of people across the globe as the glamorous, confident, style-savvy First Lady. Jackie never followed trends (she wore sleeveless when no one did), but
When I was younger, I was more concerned with keeping my weight down than with what I was putting into my body. Diet sodas, weight-loss drinks, and nonfattening and low-calorie, or processed foods packed with artificial ingredients and preservatives, were my staples. As a result, my body was always in crisis. I was the first to catch seasonal colds and flu and I suffered from chronic headaches, fatigue and fuzzy thoughts.
Over the decades, I've turned all this around thanks to pursuing a consciously healthy diet. Okay, I'm not perfect. I haven't given up caffeine completely, nor do I always pass on sweet desserts. But I have added these "power foods" to my diet and thanks to their immunity boosting ability, my days of sniffles and flu -- are history.
From Asparagus to Yogurt, here are the top "power foods" that can help prevent disease and keep you strong and well.
This eliminates toxins from the system. Drink apple teas; useRead More »from Foods That Heal
Despite what many people think, there really is such a thing as romance for men. Most males of our species do appreciate romantic gestures. It's just that they enjoy different ones from women -- and you may be surprised by what they prefer.Read More »from What Men Find Romantic
Here's the inside scoop on what men find romantic (and what they don't):
Overrated: Love letters
Underrated: Romantic texts
If a guy sits down to write you an actual love letter, he's doing it to impress you. If he sends you a text out of nowhere telling you he's thinking about you, he's doing it because he can't help himself.
Eating outside is great. But when given a choice between obtaining their food from an adorable basket or from a flaming stove, guys will always pick the stove.
9 Sex Drive Killers
Overrated: The smell of your perfume
Underrated: The smell of your hair
There's nothing wrong with the subtle application of the right perfume, but catching a whiff of that clean-yet-flowery girl-hair smell
Being a mother in law is no joke. A recent poll suggested that many daughters-in-law would rather clean than visit their mothers-in-law. Some mothers-in-law may feel the same way. Especially, if you have an especially difficult daughter- in-law. The relationship can be seriously stressful, especially when grandchildren come along and new boundaries are being established. Sometimes the tense situation really isn't the mother-in-law's fault at all. Sometimes a son's wife can try to establish her new territory and create a power struggle with even a well-meaning new mother in law.
For example, a daughter- in-law might try keeping the grandkids from the new grandparents. Kay, 59, felt that Erin, 25, her daughter in law, was keeping her new baby granddaughter from her. Kay called every day to check up on the newborn's progress. She asked Erin how things were going and wanted to come over to see the baby. She offered to help out with food, or watching the baby while Erin caught up onRead More »from Rules for the Mother-in-Law
Individual exercise studios and spas have different names for a workout that is a combination of ballet barre work, core exercises that incorporate Pilates principles, Yoga stretching, and weight resistance poses. These routines produce the elongated figure, graceful stance, and extraordinary stamina so prized by celebrities and athletes.Read More »from Fusion Workouts: Ballet, Pilates, Yoga
Variously called The Bar Method (in California, the Chicago area, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado); Core Fusion at Exhale Spas; and Barre Fusion (in California, New Mexico, and North Carolina) - all are a variation of the Lotte Berk Method, which originated in the 1950s in England. Each adaptation has a slightly different interpretation, modified partly by the expectations of various clientele in different parts of the country-resort areas may orient to fitness for golf and tennis, for example. The main difference seems to be the sequence and speed of various individually designed routines, and the music track that