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'Woman on top' is most dangerous sex position, scientists conclude

It might have emancipated women from the drudgery of the 'Missionary Position', but it seems that men are paying a painful price for revolution in the bedroom.<p>"Woman on top" is the most dangerous sex position, according to a new scientific study.<p>Scientists have found that the position, dubbed …

Medicine

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The Nieces Meet Hozier

In case you're wondering, blogging for <i>The Huffington Post</i> makes you a very important person.<p>The long story:<p>Posted 08/05/2014<p>I Am the Coolest, Hippest Uncle in the Whole World<p>Posted 08/11/2014<p>Hozier Gets His Due<p>The much shorter story: I hear Hozier on the radio, he's extraordinary. I tell my niece …

Sex, Bog Bodies And Nina Simone: Hozier Reveals His Surprising Influences

He's been nominated for a 2015 Grammy for "Song of the Year" and performed on "Saturday Night Live." He shared the stage with the likes of Taylor …

Music

Nicotine patch works best for 'slow' smokers - Futurity

Pill or patch: which method will help you quit smoking? How quickly your body breaks down nicotine could offer the answer.

Mass Animal Die-Offs Are on the Rise, Killing Billions and Raising Questions

Huge animal die-offs, along with disease outbreaks and other population stressors, are happening more often.<p><b>What's New</b><p>We're not talking about a few dead fish littering your local beach. Mass die-offs are individual events that kill at least a billion animals, wipe out over 90 percent of a …

Zoology

Motorboat-Size Sea Monster Found, Sheds Insight on Evolution

The 170-million-year-old marine reptile comes from a prehistoric period little known to scientists.<p>Dinosaurs ruled the land during the Jurassic period. But at sea, it was the age of ichthyosaurs—so-called "sea monsters" that looked like a cross between a narrow-nosed crocodile and an ill-tempered …

Dinosaurs

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents …

World Health Organization

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

Watch Google Translate decipher foreign signs in real time

Google’s Translate app is trying even harder to turn you into a polyglot—or at least the closest thing to it. The latest update to its mobile app is basically like having a translator following you around wherever you go, whispering answers in your ear, and rewriting foreign words in front of your …

Language Learning

Caesars Entertainment Bets It's the Las Vegas Version of Too Big to Fail

Financial problems plaguing Caesars Entertainment and its casino empire have the company considering a trip to bankruptcy court, possibly as early as …

5 Reasons Why You Should Travel With a Midwesterner

<i>By Andrea Zimmerman, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Rafael Ben-Ari/Alamy<p>It's a bold claim, but we asked a born-and-raised Midwesterner about the personality traits that make them the ideal travel companions.<p><b>1. The stereotype is true: We're friendly.</b> We're the people you want next to you when your flight is …

10 Best Winter Spa Retreats

Got a bad case of the winter blues? There's no better remedy than bouncing back with a massage, cozy robe, and pair of warm slippers. Plan a weekend getaway to seek out luxury and relaxation at one of the 10 best winter spa retreats, whose unique treatments include maple sugar scrubs, Reiki …

Europe's Best Winter Getaways (PHOTOS)

Europeans have dreamt up many definitions of cozy. Denmark has <i>hygge</i>, a concept that evokes "coziness when relaxing with good friends." Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have <i>gemütlich</i>, which translates to "comfortably homey." And Bulgaria has its <i>уют</i>, which means "snug."<p>In other words, when the …

Zack Giffin: Living Tiny, Skiing Large

Imagine living in, and skiing out of, a house that's only 112 square feet.<p><i>PHOTO: Outdoor Research</i><p>While you might jokingly think that this tiny house is not much larger than your ski boot bag, professional skier Zack Giffin does just that, sometimes with up to five people living in his tiny …

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

In Monte Carlo recently, we were window-shopping. Not only when we peeked at the displays in the windows of Cartier and Prada, Hermes and Dolce & Gabbana... but everywhere we went, all the time. We'd never witnessed anything like this up close.<p>"Monaco is the most beautiful place on earth," remarked …