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Danes and Swedes top 'well-being' surveys; Americans, just mediocre
April 21st, 2011
11:06 AM ET

Danes and Swedes top 'well-being' surveys; Americans, just mediocre

Danes, Swedes and Canadians believe they're "thriving" - while Americans are feeling somewhat mediocre.  Haitians and citizens in the Middle East said they were "struggling."

Gallup conducted surveys last year of how people in different countries rated their lives and their expectations for the next five years.  A sample of 1,000 adults from each country  identified whether they felt they were "thriving," "struggling," or "suffering" on a 0 to 10 scale.  Learn more about this scale

The questions related to 10 daily experiences and included feeling well-rested, treated with respect, smiling/laughter, learning/interest, enjoyment, physical pain, worry, sadness, stress, and anger. FULL POST


The true measure of a man
April 21st, 2011
08:34 AM ET

The true measure of a man

Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, blogs about sex on Thursdays on The Chart. Read more from him at his website, GoodInBed.

As a sexuality counselor and writer, this is the question that keeps on giving. No matter how often it gets asked, everyone has an opinion, so allow me to offer mine:

Gentlemen, unless you are in possession of a micropenis - a rare condition in which a man’s erect penis is shorter than 2 inches in length - size does not and should not matter. (Although judging from the onslaught of spam the average guy receives in a day with the promise of a bigger penis from some sort of bogus enlargement technique, you may not be inclined to agree.)

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April 21st, 2011
08:33 AM ET

Reader response to 'Circumcising our son'

I am overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of response to my article “Circumcising our son - How do we decide?” There were more than 2,200 comments from you, CNN's readers.

I was intrigued that the majority of the comments I received were from men. As a mom blogger I find that particularly interesting, or maybe I am just not used to it.

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Tri Challenge: The advice of pros
April 21st, 2011
08:25 AM ET

Tri Challenge: The advice of pros

As a beginner triathlete, I am constantly amazed by the willingness with which experienced triathletes coach newcomers to the sport. (I define “experienced” as anyone who has done even one tri, because that’s more than I have done!)

From the moment I was selected for the CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge 6-Pack, I have read as much as possible about the sport. But my most valuable lessons have come from those who have gone before me, including my hometown trainer, Dr. John Azar-Dickens, along with our coaches and colleagues from CNN who did the NYC Tri for the first time last year.

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