• 10 Things Every Happy Marriage Has in Common

    Today, 28 percent of married American women earn more money than their partners, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by USA Today. Start by taking a deep breath, sitting down together, and closely examining where you're at, especially if your husband is in between jobs. "You have a marriage, a family, and at least one income to help get through a tough time--and this too shall pass," says relationship expert Paulette Kouffman Sherman, Ph.D. It sounds cheesy, but affirmations can also help. Matt Coppolecchia, 38, and his wife of 10 years, Andrea, run, bike, and compete in races together.

  • A Florida Woman May Be Forced to Have C-Section Against Her Will

    Jennifer Goodall is 41 weeks pregnant, and after delivering her first three children via cesarean section, would like to proceed with a vaginal birth for her fourth baby. A press release from the National Advocated for Pregnant Women (NAPW) explains that on July 10, Goodall received a letter from the chief financial officer of Bayfront Health Port Charlotte stating these facts. "All I want is to be able to go to the hospital when I'm in labor and have my medical decisions respected--and my decision is to proceed with a trial of labor and not have cesarean surgery unless some medical complication arises that makes cesarean surgery necessary for my or my baby's health.

  • Jamie King Opens Up About Her Infertility Struggles

    We love ogling Instagram photos of A-listers posing with their adorable babies, but what the super-cute selfies don't reveal are the fertility struggles that can happen along the road to having those children. According to the American Pregnancy Association, miscarriages occur in one out of every four to 10 pregnancies. That's why we owe Jamie King a special show of support. This weekend, the Heart of Dixie star and mom to 9-month old James Instagrammed a photo, which has since been deleted, with the following words typed out:

  • Everything You Need to Know to Prevent Stroke

    "Many young women I know aren't aware of what a stroke actually is, or that stroke may affect them, so whenever I get the chance, I share some important facts. First, here's why they are often referred to as a 'brain attack': The blood flow to the brain is interrupted, either by a blood clot or a broken blood vessel, resulting in brain damage. Women ages 35 to 64 are about three times more likely today to have a stroke than men of the same age group. One reason the disease is on the rise in women has to do with weight gain, which raises stroke risk.

  • 9 Little Things Your Husband Never Gets Sick of Hearing

    "Thank you." A study from the University of California showed that those who feel appreciated by their partners are also more appreciative of their partners-so it goes both ways. The next time your husband does something thoughtful, even if it's as tiny as remembering to put your wet beach towels in the wash instead of on the floor, say "thanks" instead of "Oh, good, you're learning!"

  • 6 Ways to Banish Bloat Every Day

    Next time you've got a thing to go to and you want to look fabulous, use Alison Sweeney's sane guide to de-bloating, overnight.

  • The 7 Weirdest Gifts Prince George Got for His First Birthday

    In honour (note the British spelling) of his first birthday, Prince George has been gifted a lot of strange loot. Here are the highlights:

  • Restaurant Gives Breastfeeding Moms a Much-Needed Rest (and Free Tea, Too)

    A local French cafe in Cheltenham, England falls in the thumbs-up camp. Brasserie Blanc posted a sign encouraging breastfeeding moms to "pop in and have a free cup of tea if you need a pit stop." An admiring customer uploaded a photo of the sign to RefreshMe, a Facebook page about parenting and breastfeeding, and the post quickly gained thousands of likes. Emma O'Connor, the restaurant's general manager, came up with the idea after she helped an exhausted mom.

  • Which New Barbie is Causing Major Controversy?

    Last August, Mattel, Barbie's manufacturer, and Girl Scouts of the USA announced a partnership--and there was plenty of backlash from consumer groups that believe the doll and the Girl Scouts are not a good match. Still, Mattel and Girl Scouts moved ahead and produced a Barbie Girl Scouts doll, which hits stores this week. In March, Susan Linn, the director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood spoke out against the partnership. "Holding Barbie, the quintessential fashion doll, up as a role model for Girl Scouts simultaneously sexualizes young girls, idealizes an impossible body type, and undermines the Girl Scouts' vital mission to build 'girls of courage, confidence and character.'"

  • 10 Foods to Eat so You Never Have to Diet

    This herb does more than just give meals extra flavor and scent--it can also help keep your tummy flat through its naturally occurring chemical allicin, says registered dietitian and Nutritious Life founder Keri Glassman. "Beans are unique in that they offer significant amounts of both fiber and protein in one package--one cup of black beans has a whopping 17 grams of fiber and 14 grams of protein. We're learning that fiber and protein are invaluable for weight management because both are highly satiating, meaning they leave us feeling full for longer and prevent overeating later in the day." A recent study published in the journal Obesity found that extracts from white kidney beans can reduce the absorption of calories from carbohydrates and tame sweets cravings, thanks to certain enzymes that inhibit starch digestion. "In-shell pistachios are one of my go-to snacks for weight management," says Katherine Brooking, a registered dietitian and cofounder of Appetite for Health.

  • The Ultimate Happy-Marriage Checklist

    Saying "I do" is the easy part, but with these 10 expert tips, relationship maintenance hardly feels like work. "Stop whatever it is you're doing and acknowledge each other when you first meet after a long day," says Andrea Syrtash, author of Cheat on Your Husband (with Your Husband). "The most important element of making a relationship work is teamwork," says Dr. Tina Tessina, Ph.D., author of Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting About The Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage. Bring a little bit of that spirit to your relationship.

  • 12 Things I Learned About Women from Pinterest

    I love me some Pinterest. What a magical world of ideas! I'm not even kidding: I am that rare man who will happily dig around on a holiday board looking for great Arbor Day decorating ideas.

  • Why It’s Time to #StopCensoringMotherhood

    After a difficult pregnancy, photographer Ashlee Wells Jackson had trouble accepting her new, post-baby body. Facebook and Instagram have caught wind of the project, and it seems they aren't liking what they're seeing, having shut Jackson out of her accounts multiple times, including twice in just the last week. "Facebook has specific policies about breastfeeding photos and claims most photos won't be banned under their guidelines," the petition reads. Instagram, on the other hand, has no policies about breastfeeding photos and removed my account with no notice or warning.

  • There is Such a Thing as a Healthy Cheese Plate and This is It

    Call off the calorie police: You can embrace the creamy, tangy richness of cheese, as long as you do it Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien's way. I consider these portion-controlled triangles must-haves because of their creaminess and impressive stats (just 35 calories and 1.5 g fat each).

  • This Whole Saga Has Made Us Love George Clooney Even More

    As if he hadn't already won us over with his years of humanitarian work, and yes, his smashing good looks, George Clooney has proven yet again that he's one classy guy. Earlier this week, The Daily Mail reported that Amal Alamuddin's mother opposed her daughter's marriage to the actor on religious grounds. Clooney reacted by issuing a statement in USA Today, calling out The Daily Mail for printing information he insisted was false. The Daily Mail removed the story and printed an apology in which the newspaper held that its story was not fabricated, but that its source proved unreliable.

  • This Heartwarming Friendship Between a Little Boy and an 89-Year-Old Will Make You Tear Up

    The Rychners lived next door to Erling Kindem for about 10 years with little to no interaction. Erling, an 89-year-old WWII veteran, started bonding with his young friend over his tomato patch. Erling told Kare 11, a local news station, that whenever he was out in his tomato garden, Emmett would trot over, saying "Erling, got any 'matoes?" The gardening soon turned into surprise post-nap croquet matches and lawn-mower races, Erling on his John Deer and Emmett on his toy version.

  • 10 Things He’s Not Telling You He Wants

    "Make sure you're not doing it as a distraction because you're having trouble communicating with each other," says Kara Thompson, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Lenexa, KS. No, your husband doesn't care about every coaster, but be careful not to assume he has no preferences at all. "It just means that issue isn't a priority for him," says Thompson. "It's important that you consider it, even if it's not what you wanted to hear," says Thompson.

  • 10 Things Men Wish You Wouldn’t Take so Seriously

    If one of his questions irks you, simply ask why he asked before a potentially innocent conversation spirals into an argument, suggests licensed clinical social worker Marcia Naomi Berger. Acknowledge this, and try watching a clip together, suggests Emily Morse, a sex and relationship expert and founder of the podcast Sex With Emily. It may even help facilitate a conversation about turn-ons, turn-offs, and how you and he can make your relationship even better. Turns out, if he's casually dropping her name in conversation, it's a pretty good sign they're just friends, says Seth Meyers, author of Dr. Seth's Love Prescription.

  • New Breakthrough Drug May Help Treat Infertility

    If you're one of the 5 to 10 percent of reproductive-age women who suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), you may have been told that you'll have a harder time conceiving, even with medication. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in The New England Journal of Medicine, randomly assigned 750 women to either clomiphene, the standard fertility treatment for women with PCOS, or another drug--letrozole. Letrozole, which is commonly used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women, inhibits the body's production of estrogen, and in turn other hormones' effects on the ovaries. "We are extremely encouraged that letrozole could provide a new, oral, first-line therapy for this common disorder," wrote Richard S. Legro, M.D., the study's first author.

  • This Mother-Daughter Team Crafted a Perfect Response to Bullying

    When 14-year-old Carleigh O'Connell heard that there was graffiti at a nearby beach that made fun of her body, she decided to stand up for herself. "A kid from school took a picture of it and showed me," says Carleigh. Carleigh found a rock with her name and the word "ass" written next to it. Carleigh then asked her mom, Daryl, to share the photo on her Facebook page, which she did after discussing any and the potential implications with her husband.