Healthy Aging - Relationships & Family

7 Easy Ways to Enjoy Doing Nothing

Experts say that doing nothing can reduce stress, help you heal faster, and contribute to a sense of well-being. Here's how to do nothing the enjoyable way.

Is Work-Life Balance a Myth?

"Work-life balance." It's a pretty elusive term. Is it actually possible to have it all?

What's the Deal With Bromances?

Your man is developing a deep, nonsexual bond with another man. Most likely, that's a good thing! Here's why.

5 Reasons Sex Is Better After 50

Here are some reasons you'll want to get between the sheets, and linger a little longer, too.

Can Maca Supplements Improve Your Love Life?

Maca, better known as Peruvian ginseng, is purported to be an aphrodisiac. But can it really make you perform better in bed?

Be Smart About Sex (at Any Age)

Adults ages 50 and older are at an increased risk for STDs. Here's what you need to know to avoid catching or spreading serious diseases.

Marriage After Retirement: Tips to Stay Happy Together

Retirement can be a surprisingly challenging time for couples. Being prepared can help ward off undue stress on the relationship. Here are some key tips.

Nagging: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Need a reason to get moving? Let your nagging spouse (or child) help you out. Learn why nagging can be good for your health.

Reputations: Hard to Build, Easy to Destroy

Your reputation is the bedrock of your good name. Here's how to look after it.

What Jealousy Can Teach You

Ever find yourself green with envy, even toward your friends? Take the time to examine these feelings so you can understand what they really mean.

Safe Sex at Any Age

Think you're too old to pick up a sexually transmitted disease? Think again.

Your Partner or Your Pet? Loving Someone With Allergies

You love your pet. But what happens if your significant other can't set foot in your home without coughing or sneezing? Don't let allergies end your relationship. Read on for ways to solve the problem.

Who Will Care for Your Disabled Child After You Die?

One of the most painful questions parents of disabled children must ask is, "What will happen after I'm gone?" Here's a starting point for approaching this important topic.

Safeguard Your Future With Disability Insurance

Yes, you do need disability insurance. Here's why, and here's how to make sure you've got enough coverage if you suddenly find yourself injured and suffering a loss of income.

Why Long-Married Couples Divorce (and Tips to Help Save Your Marriage)

Long-married couples face crises, too. To help avoid marital dissolution, put these healthy practices into place.

It's Never Too Late to Find Love Again

If you're open to love, your next relationship could be right around the corner.

12 Ways to Break Out of a Bad Mood...Fast!

These simple tips will help you clear away the clouds to let the sunshine in again.

Estate-Planning Pointers for Caregivers

Caring for an aging relative? You'll need to secure some legal documents for their long-term care. Here's a useful overview.

5 Types of Friends You Need (and a Few You Don't)

Friends matter. They inspire, advise, and comfort us in a way no one else can. Here are examples of some friendships worth cultivating, and others worth cutting.

How to Be a Good Grandparent

Congratulations! You're a grandparent! Don't be nervous; you'll be a natural. Here are a few ideas to help you in your new role.

Be Kind, Be Happy

It's true. Doing good deeds for others can promote inner bliss. Here's how to get started.

6 Tips for Finding a Live-In Nurse

Being a caregiver for a loved one is a demanding role, and you may find you can't do it all on your own. If you're thinking of hiring live-in help, here are some things to keep in mind.

How to Gain Control by Letting Go

Think you always have to be the one in charge? It's time to think again.

Angry? Don't Go to Bed Just Yet

Is it better to "sleep on it" or resolve the issue? A new study answers this question.

"Me First" Is Bad for Your Health

A self-absorbed attitude can cause health hazards, reveals a new study.

8 Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be a challenge. Follow these tips to make it easier.

Caregivers' Common Feelings

These strategies can help you cope with the most common caregiver emotions.

I've starting taking care of my ailing mom, and it's taking a toll on my marriage. How can I find a balance?

If you are a caregiver to a family member, it's not selfish to want to tend to your own needs and whims.

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

A study conducted at the University of Hawaii's animal science department of 106 pet owners found that almost a third experienced grief that lasted six months or more after their pet's death. Twelve percent reported that their grief caused major disruptions in their lives.

Enrich Your Life: How to Become a Volunteer

Volunteering can be one of the most enriching and satisfying experiences of your life. Here's how to get started.