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Rocco Siffredi Couldn't Be a Priest, So He Became a Porn Star

At age 52, the "Italian Stallion" has appeared in over 1,500 adult films and fucked through four generations of porn. We talked to Rocco about the new documentary chronicling his long career and even longer penis.<p>You might not know his name, but if you've watched porn at some point in the last 30 …

From Chris Rock’s take on #OscarsSoWhite to Sacha Baron Cohen bringing back Ali G, here are the night’s most memorable lines<p>“The in memoriam montage is just going to be black people who were shot by the cops on the way to the movies.”<b><br>Chris Rock</b><p>“A black girl would have to invent the cure for cancer …

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Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to remain the default iOS search option

Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep its search function on iOS devices, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, the result of an agreement the two companies have that gives Apple a percentage of the revenue Google earns through iPhones and iPads. <i>Bloomberg</i> cites a court transcript from the ongoing Oracle case …

The Only 15 Things You Need to Build a Working Wardrobe

If you just got out of college or you're switching careers, start out with these essentials and you'll always be ready for the office.<p>1. Start with 5 Shirts...<p>The shirt should have a supporting role in one's outfit. It's a backdrop–utility is paramount. Keep the color simple and it will go with …

Could just two people repopulate Earth?

The last man on Earth is a common trope in fiction – but what if it actually happened? How many people would it take to save our species?<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The alien predators arrived by boat. Within two years, everyone was …

Here's where terrorist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda get their money

A report assessing the UK's risk of money laundering and terrorist financing released by the government earlier this year spells out clearly just how groups like ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab, and Boko Haram raise the money needed to operate a terrorist group.<p>We've rounded up the ways terrorists …

Al-Qaeda

How sleep and mental health are linked in the brain

<i>This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.</i><p>We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness …

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

Irremediable Psychological Suffering? There's No Such Thing.

The No Kill Advocacy Center defines "irremediable physical suffering" as an animal who has "a poor or grave prognosis for being able to live without severe, unremitting pain even with comprehensive, prompt, and necessary veterinary care," such as animals in fulminant organ system failure. But some …

This Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s $88 million estate is the pinnacle of work-life balance

Tech entrepreneur Kumar Malavalli just put his Silicon Valley estate on the market for $88 million, making it one of the most expensive properties ever to be publicly listed in the area, the Wall Street Journal reported (paywall).<p>But what’s truly stunning about this Los Altos Hills, California, …

Real Estate

Japan now has a soap-proof, washable phone for germaphobic bath lovers

Waterproof phones are beyond old news in Japan; practically every phone released by a domestic manufacturer has been toilet-droppable for several years. But until now, that waterproofing didn't protect phones from the kind of rigorous scrubbing needed to actually clean the thing and kill bacteria. …

A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p>(Want to skip to the quiz? …

Learn How to Meditate With Seven Simple Techniques

Explaining all the different meditation techniques based on my experience with Himalayan Yogis. It seems that the whole world is now meditating. This is wonderful as meditation does so much for us on all levels of body, mind and spirit. It helps to make the body stress free. It assists the mind to …

Here’s What Happens When You Don’t Trust Your Gut

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Researcher Claims Small Doses Of LSD Can Alleviate Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety and depression are serious mental health problems, both of which are severely disruptive at the best of times and incredibly dangerous to the …

Psychedelic Drugs

Here's the secret way to hide the iPhone apps that Apple won't let you delete

Apple includes 30 applications with the iPhone and none of them can be deleted. Many iPhone owners have resorted to creating an "Apple" folder that contains un-used and un-removeable apps.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook, has vaguely hinted that the company may be working on a way to remove the default apps that …

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

Self-help

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

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Pakistanis beat global median in religious freedom, says Pew survey

A recent Pew survey reveals that Pakistanis rank higher than the global median for freedom to practice religion. However, the country ranked low in …

15 Fascinating Facts About The SR-71 Blackbird, The Fastest Plane On Earth

April 21, 2015 | Rachel<p>1. The SR-71 Blackbird aircraft was built by Lockheed Martin and took its first flight in 1964. It was retired by NASA in 1999.<p>…

Giving thanks could be the key to lasting relationships

Now think about how you <i>reacted</i> to that little act of kindness.<p>Research suggests that people who are grateful — not just by saying a quick "thanks" but also by internally processing that gratitude — get a happiness boost.<p>More importantly, they also tend to feel more connected to their significant …

I failed this test on racism and sexism—and so will you

It’s a Thursday afternoon and I am in a room full of people I just met this morning, admitting things to them that I have yet to fully admit to …

The fashion ads that changed the world - CNN Style

Written by Olivia Singer, CNN<p>In October 2015, Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing joined CNN Style as guest editor. He commissioned a series of features on the theme of #diversity, exploring issues around fashion, politics, gender, family, race and culture.<p>"Advertising reflects the mores of …

Yes, this attack on Paris is an act of war. But it’s not a war of Islam versus the west when most of its victims are Muslims<p>Peshawar, Pakistan: a suicide bombing has torn through a police cadet parade and scores of people are dead. I arrive to find fresh blood staining the ground. A mangled …

Terrorism

Guns, God and grievances - Belgium's Islamist 'airbase' | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - “A breeding ground for violence” the mayor of Molenbeek called her borough on Sunday, speaking of unemployment and overcrowding among Arab immigrant families, of youthful despair finding refuge in radical Islam.<p>Boys ride on their bicycles past shops in the neighbourhood of …

9 Reasons Why What You Think About Aging Matters

Henry Ford supposedly said, "If you think you can't -- you can't. If you think you can -- you can." While that statement usually applies to reaching our goals or persevering in spite of the odds, we seldom consider it in context with aging. Yet, growing research shows that our view of aging has a …

The Generals Who Won World War II

Winston Groom may be best known as the author of Forrest Gump, but he’s also an astute and entertaining military historian. He talks about three key …

2 reasons the Paris attacks were especially alarming

It's unclear where and how they were planned, whether they were executed with the orders or coordination of terrorist leadership based outside of France, and why certain targets were selected.<p>Although ISIS has claimed responsibility for the carnage, both ISIS and Al Qaeda attempted to connect …