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How to Enjoy Anal Sex When You Have Hemorrhoids How to Enjoy Anal Sex When You Have Hemorrhoids

Welcome back to Burning Questions, the column where we ask the health questions that you wish an expert would answer but you can’t quite bring yourself to ask. Today’s topic is a very personal and intimate butt question.

Why You Shouldn't Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen This Thanksgiving Why You Shouldn't Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen This Thanksgiving

Soup kitchens are going to be really busy on Thanksgiving and the following day. Not just with their usual clientele, but also with the glut of volunteers that always want to help out on those particular days. Volunteering is great, but maybe take another look at your schedule.

Is There Really a Magical Bathroom Card for People With Crohn’s and Colitis? Is There Really a Magical Bathroom Card for People With Crohn’s and Colitis?

I probably google “poop” more often than most people, so I was only a little surprised to see targeted ads all over twitter for a “Restroom Request Card” from CrohnsandColitis.com. Is this an actual free pass to every bathroom in the world, or just a marketing ploy by Big Pharma? Turns out it’s a little of both.

'No-Hormone' Turkeys Are a Lie  'No-Hormone' Turkeys Are a Lie 

You want to buy the best turkey for your family or your Friendsgiving, but turkeys come in a wide range of prices, and it’s tough to know which ones are worth the extra cash. Here are two labels you definitely shouldn’t pay extra for: “no hormones” and “cage free.”

The Senate’s New Tax Bill Could Raise Your Health Insurance Premiums, Again The Senate’s New Tax Bill Could Raise Your Health Insurance Premiums, Again

The latest tax bill being proposed by GOP senators contains a teensy detail that would repeal part of the Affordable Care Act. That’s right, just after we thought Trumpcare was dead for good (we never really thought that, though, right?) here comes a smaller, sneaky version.

How to Live in a World Where Calorie Counts Are on Every Menu  How to Live in a World Where Calorie Counts Are on Every Menu 

Calorie counts were supposed to become mandatory on restaurant menus this summer, but Trump’s new FDA blocked that rule shortly before it was supposed to go into effect. Now the agency has reversed course and says calorie counts will be mandatory starting in May 2018—which is both good and bad news.

What Your Penis Will Look Like When You Get Older What Your Penis Will Look Like When You Get Older

Hello and welcome to Burning Questions, the column where we ask doctors to explain the weird things that your body does, or could do, or that you are afraid your body might do, but you probably don’t want in your search history. Let’s get started.

Where to Get Free Inspiration for Your Novel Where to Get Free Inspiration for Your Novel

How’s NaNoWriMo going? Do you have 20 percent of a novel on your hard drive yet? If not, maybe you’re having trouble thinking of what to write. Fortunately, there’s a place on nanowrimo.org that is full of ideas ripe for the stealing.

What to Expect Your First Time at Barre Class What to Expect Your First Time at Barre Class

I tried my first barre class recently, thanks to the magic of Classpass, which makes it easy to drop in to a new studio to try something you never did before. My impression: it’s a good workout, but also kind of...well, there’s not a nice way to put this. Boring.

Religious Employers May Not Be Able to Take Away Your Birth Control After All Religious Employers May Not Be Able to Take Away Your Birth Control After All

Back in October when the president signed an executive order about birth control coverage, we thought—and he probably thought—that it would allow religious employers to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees. Notre Dame thought that too. But it appears all of us were wrong.

Therapists Tell Us How the Trump Era Has Messed With Our Mental Health Therapists Tell Us How the Trump Era Has Messed With Our Mental Health

If you can’t bear to look at today’s Facebook memories of you skipping to the polls—or you’re dreading tomorrow’s memories of your and your friends’ post-election reactions—you’re not alone. We talked to five therapists about how the election and its aftermath has affected their clients’ mental health.

Part-Time Breastfeeding Is a Totally Valid Option Part-Time Breastfeeding Is a Totally Valid Option

If you intended to breastfeed your child, but end up wanting or needing to give formula, you may think you’ve switched teams: you’re now a formula feeder. But it’s not an all-or-nothing choice, and part-time breastfeeding has important benefits.

Ask Us Your Weirdest Health Questions Ask Us Your Weirdest Health Questions

What would you ask a doctor if you were a little less shy? What health questions are you curious about, but maybe aren’t sure you want in your search history? In our new column, Burning Questions, we’ll take your oddball inquiries. Bring ‘em on.

Biggest Losers Have to Exercise a Ton to Keep the Weight Off Biggest Losers Have to Exercise a Ton to Keep the Weight Off

Diet usually matters more for weight loss than exercise, but it turns out that Biggest Loser contestants who managed to keep the weight off have to exercise a lot. But if you and I aren’t Biggest Loser contestants, does that mean anything for us?

What's the Best Writing App for NaNoWriMo? What's the Best Writing App for NaNoWriMo?

Do you have the first 1,667 words of your novel in a Google doc? A note on your phone? Or perhaps you spent the first day of NaNoWriMo meticulously organizing an empty outline in Scrivener? Here are some of the writing tools that amateur novelists swear by.

Health Insurance Suddenly Just Got Cheaper for a Lot of People Health Insurance Suddenly Just Got Cheaper for a Lot of People

2017 is a strange year to buy health insurance. Some weird and bad things have happened, and it seems like we should expect insurance plans to become more expensive. But it turns out that a lot of people may now be able to get cheaper insurance, and for an odd reason.

Here's What the Hell That FDA Soy Announcement Means Here's What the Hell That FDA Soy Announcement Means

Big news from the FDA this week! Food companies that print a fact about heart health on their labels will be required by law to—are you ready for this bombshell?—change their phrasing slightly.

All About Flesh-Eating Bacteria, the Bacteria That ... Well, You Know All About Flesh-Eating Bacteria, the Bacteria That ... Well, You Know

In one of the world’s many injustices, two people who rescued others during Hurricane Harvey developed infections with “flesh eating” bacteria. Another person, a woman who fell and broke her arm in the flood, developed a similar infection so bad that she died from it. Fortunately, their stories are rare.

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