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11 Intense Facts About Hostel

<i>Hostel</i>, a horror film about a group of college-aged backpackers who stay at a hostel in Slovakia, had a budget of $4.8 million but grossed …

How fat cells work and why it’s impossible to “burn” them off

When we think about our weight it’s often tied to how much fat we have in our bodies.<p>But in early 2016, scientists debunked body-mass index (BMI), a calculation of someone’s percentage of body fat based on their height and weight, as a measure (paywall) of overall health. The authors argued that …

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations on earth

To find the cheapest places to go to, Hoppa calculated the average cost per person for a day trip in each destination, crunching the numbers for six typical travel expenses, including a 3km taxi journey, a night's stay at a hotel per person, and a meal.<p>The average amount a traveler would spend on a …

European Travel

Strangely in sync: Scientists solve 350-year-old pendulum clock mystery

The 350-year-old mystery of why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall can influence each other and synchronize over time may hold even more secrets than previously thought, researchers say.<p>Solving this mystery could shed light on puzzling aspects of a variety of synchronized behaviors, such as …

Here's How Long Sex Lasts on Average, According to Science

3.6K<p>SHARES<p>Let's make on thing clear up front: good sex lasts as long as it needs to, depending on your preferences. But according to scientific …

Science

Fuckers Who Curse a Lot Aren't Stupid, Says Science

A new study shows that douchebags who know more profanities tend to have better vocabularies overall.<p>Good news, assholes: All those cockheads who have been telling you for years that curse words are a sign of poor breeding, low intelligence, and a shitty command of the English language should shut …

Science explains why this image disgusts some people

Does the lotus fruit image above make your skin crawl?<p>Up to 16 per cent of people (18 per cent of females and 11 per cent of males) become viscerally …

Zoology

These are the 15 habits which creep people out the most, according to science

Why is it that we find people creepy? Sometimes, the answer is obvious: it’s the clown suit.<p>But a new study suggests that creepiness occurs when we …

Psychology

What It's Like To Be An Adult Virgin, According To Science

New research published in <i>The Journal of Sex Research</i> has some disappointing news for a specific, sexual minority among us. Researchers found that …

Lemon Raspberry Swirl Muffins

Easter is tomorrow and if you are hosting a brunch or joining others at their home, trying to please everyone's tastes can be a challenge. Quiches, croissants, baked ham and even muffins can become quite mundane year after year. Nevertheless, it's time to celebrate and Sunday mornings are always a …

Why Cambodia’s sex workers don’t need to be saved

Eyes gouged out for insolence, moms selling daughters to pimps, girls showered with maggots — if it happened in a Cambodian brothel, the story is …

16 Charts Only "Friends" Fans Will Really Understand

Anatomy of a human body: Joey’s apple.

'Resume whitening' doubles callbacks for minority job candidates, study finds

Minority job applicants who resort to “resume whitening” – a practice in which candidates alter any information on their resume that indicates their ethnicity – are more than twice as likely to receive a callback than those who don’t, a new study has found.<p>“It’s really a wake-up call for …

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14 Amazing Two-Ingredient Dessert Recipes That Anyone Can Make

Look, we love a pint of Ben & Jerry's as much as the next girl, but sometimes you want to mix up your dessert routine and make something more adventurous. These 14 delectable and simple recipes require only two ingredients (plus the optional chocolate drizzle or sprinkles here and there). You heard …