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Texas Zika case raises concerns that virus can be transmitted sexually

Patient in Texas infected by Zika virus after sexual contact with a partner who had travelled to Venezuela<p>A case of the Zika virus being transmitted between sexual partners reported on Tuesday in Texas has raised new concerns about the transmission of the disease, which is typically spread by …

David Bowie 'did audition' for Lord of the Rings

Former hobbit Dominic Monaghan recalls seeing the late singer and actor at the London casting agency where he won the part of Merry – and suspects he was reading for Gandalf<p>David Bowie once auditioned for Lord of the Rings, according to the actor Dominic Monaghan.<p>Monaghan, who played hobbit Merry …

Zika virus spreading explosively, says World Health Organisation

Director general convenes emergency committee, saying ‘level of alarm is extremely high’ as virus has now been detected in 23 countries<p>The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth …

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Photographer Cleverly Captures the Often Unseen View of Cats From Underneath a Glass Table

<i>British Shorthair</i><p>Lithuanian photographer Andrius Burba has captured a whole other side of finicky felines with his very clever photo series …

Dreamy Portraits Of Nudes By Hannes Caspar

Berlin-based fine art photographer Hannes Caspar captures dreamy portraits of women in subtle light.Read more

Charting the photographic legacy of Horst Diekgerdes

Horst Diekgerdes is the German-born photographer that has, over the years, shot ad campaigns for Miu Miu, album covers for Pulp (<i>This Is Hardcore</i>) and portraits of cultural icons ranging from Alexander McQueen to Erykah Badu. Though his subjects may vary, his visual language is distinctive – …

Eyeborg: The Man Who Replaced His Eyeball with a Camera

Rob Spence is a filmmaker who calls himself the “Eyeborg.” After losing sight in his right eye at age 9 by incorrectly shooting a shotgun, Spence …

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Photography 2,000 Years From Now

Berlin, 2015 #cindyproject #trix1600It is the year 4016 AD. Life hasn’t changed much. People are still stressed about finances, their families, their …

Adobe Portfolio Helps Photographers Build Portfolio Websites in Minutes

If you’re looking to build an online portfolio website to showcase your best photos, Adobe Portfolio is a new option for doing so. Launched today, …

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How to Release the Stress stored in our Bodies

Do you spend much time sitting in front of a computer, on a plane, in a car? If so your hips may be locked up which effects your ability to dance, …

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What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

The Future of Protein Will Not Be Animal Meat

The average American eats 80.6 pounds of beef very year. Since farming cattle is water and land-intensive—and responsible for between 18 and 51 percent of greenhouse gas emissions—companies like Beyond Meat are racing to diversify protein sources that will feed the world's population for as long as …

The Psychology of 'Backburner' Relationships

It's natural for humans to pay attention to all their romantic options, and new research shows Facebook helps them do that.<p>One episode in season five of <i>How I Met Your Mother,</i> called “Hooked,” revolves around people being kept “on the hook,” romantically speaking, by members of the show’s central …

8 New Self-help Books That Actually Help

1<p>If you want to be better with money<p><b>Read:</b> <i>The Index Card</i> by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack<p>A financial journalist and a college professor team up to …

American nightmare: Rich & poor, middle-class no more

America’s once-glorified middle-class is on its way to being relegated to the history books; an artifact of a bygone era when good-paying jobs, …

I wasted decades feeling fat and ugly

<b>(CamPix1 via iStock)</b><p>All my life people have told me to lose weight or else. At 74, I’m fat, healthy and done apologizing<p>Erica Manfred<p>January 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p>I was a fat kid, a fat teen, a fat adult, and have been “fat shamed” ever since I can remember. When I was a kid they just called it …

8 Ways to Eat Your Vegetables -- in Cake Form

Gone are the days your mom had to zest zucchini down to a molecular level for your brownies to make sure you got fiber in your diet: The vegetables in these cake recipes aren't here to hide. They're here to put some spice into a layer cake, add depth to a chocolate bundt, and just shine all by …

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Amazing Benefits Of Avocado (+5 Refreshing Recipes)

If you are a health-conscious person, you have no reason to resist avocados. This creamy-textured fruit is well-recognized as a “super food” that …

The Scientific Secret To Staying In Shape: Fall In Love With Exercising

It sounds simple, and it is, although this hasn’t kept Michelle Segar of the University of Michigan from writing an entire book about it. We all …

People With Certain Pathological Personalities Are More Attractive, Study Finds

Ever wonder why you see someone who is totally out of their mind wind up with an intense, passionate lover who would walk to the ends of the earth to …

New Research Uncovers the Neuroscience of Sugar Fiending

The brain doesn't want sugar, it wants energy. Even if it tastes disgusting.<p>The most fundamental unit of nutrition is the calorie. Stop consuming foods with significant calorie content, and you will most certainly die. You would die well before you would die as the result of cutting out any more …

Sanders turns the mic over to audience

IOWA FALLS, Ia. — What started out as the conventional Bernie Sanders stump speech Monday morning quickly spiraled into an emotional indictment of …

More people under 50 getting colon cancer, analysis finds

Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows.<p>One in seven colon cancer patients is under 50. Younger patients are more likely to have advanced stage cancer, but they live slightly longer without a cancer …

Female Disney Villains as Pinup Girls

<i>Ursula gone sexpot</i><p><b><br>See more of Andrew Tarusov's Disney villain pinup series at his Instagram account.</b><p><i>The Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven</i> …

Disney bad gals look good in artist's pinup series

Jessica Rabbit famously wasn’t bad–she was just drawn that way. But after getting some attention for his comely renditions of Disney’s good girls, …

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The Year That Was: Pirelli and the Death of the Pinup

Will 2015 go down as the year the pinup died?Throughout December, PPD will be looking back at some of the trends and significant stories we’ve …

This Year's Pirelli Pinup Calendar Proves That Intelligence Is Sexy

The 2016 edition of the iconic Pirelli Calendar is quite different from all other past editions. Though the calendar for the Italian tire company is …

Plus-Size Pinup Calendar Offers Retro Style Inspiration

It’s rare to see plus-size women portrayed as sexy, particularly in pop culture. But California-based graphic designer Jen Oaks has taken a cool step …

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