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'Manphrodisiacs': eight foods that make men better in bed

From tomatoes to turkey breast, Greek yoghurt to goji berries, hundreds of foods are said to increase desire and combat such common sexual problems as tiredness, stress, and depression. But there are several staples that help men considerably more than they do women.<p>So, if you're looking for that …

7 Delicious Comfort Food Recipes Top Chefs Cook at Home

As we anxiously await the cameo of spring’s equinox, February’s particularly lengthy midwinter stretch of gray, whip-cold days drone on. So we turn to the kitchen for comfort. Remember the smell of a slow roast from your grandmother’s oven? That hissing sizzle of garlic hitting the heated oiled …

7 Dinners To Make This Week

Because eating is pretty much the best part of winter.

Delish's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Slays the Entire Cheesecake Factory Menu

You're gonna want allll the excuses to make this.<p>Even if you've never stepped foot inside a Cheesecake Factory, you know the chain likely excels at one thing: cheesecake. Fortunately for all you cheesecake-obsessed readers, so does Delish. Delish dreamed up the one cheesecake recipe you should …

52 Tech Products You Didn't Know You Needed (Until Now)

Get your life in gear with these high tech gadgets.

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

Athletic Apparel

The pizza industry is experiencing an unprecedented divide

Commercial chains like Pizza Hut and Little Caesar's have released low-brow offerings like the wacky hot dog stuffed crust pizza and a pretzel crust pizza with Cheez Whiz instead of sauce.<p>But on the other end of the spectrum, artisanal chains are blowing up.<p>With players like Blaze Pizza, Pieology, …

Pizza Hut

Effects of antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilizers on risk for physical diseases in people with schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder

Abstract<p>People with severe mental illness have a considerably shorter lifespan than the general population. This excess mortality is mainly due to …

4 reasons humans are so bad at sexual monogamy

As a culture, we revere it as the romantic ideal. Meanwhile 20-60 percent of married people cheat. So what gives?<p>As a culture, we love monogamy. It’s the ultimate romantic promise and the only sanctioned way we are allowed to conduct ourselves in relationships. We even sign legal contracts with the …

Love

The 20 jobs that robots are most likely to take over

So much so that they're starting to take over both blue-collar and white-collar jobs.<p>NPR recently posted a guide created by researchers that predicts the chance of our jobs being automated within the next 20 years.<p>To make their projections, the experts scored jobs across 21 fields on nine possible …

Robots

Here's what might happen to marijuana prices if it were legalized across the US

Since 1995, 23 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, while four states (along with Washington D.C.) have legalized all aspects of marijuana, including its recreational use for adults. Even in states where marijuana failed to gain approval initially, such as Oregon, the proverbial …

Cannabis

Working at an abortion clinic challenged my pro-choice views — and confirmed them

I was startled by the realities of the procedure, but profoundly moved by the women who needed it<p>The first woman I ever saw have an abortion was a young, petite blonde. She was already on the table when I came in the room. She wore only a thin blue blouse and socks. A medical paper cover draped …

Pregnancy

Typical American diet can damage immune system

Blair River was described as “a big guy with a big heart.” The 575-pound former high school wrestler from Mesa, Ariz., became such a fixture at the …

This former Air Force officer is one of the US' most renowned private-sector experts on the structure of the internet

"A lot people's understanding of the internet is that it's a cloud — there's this amorphous thing and you connect into it and inside that cloud everybody's connected to everybody," Madory explains to Business Insider. "That's not the way it is. There's a hierarchy to the internet."<p>Madory …

Military

Have Social Anxiety? This Startup Is Working To Help You Beat It

In March, a Bay Area-based startup called Joyable launched. Their mission? Helping people overcome their social anxiety.<p>According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 15 million adults suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder. Joyable's tagline is "Overcome Social Anxiety, Judgement …

Developed Countries

Progress Report: May 2015

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, and that’s mostly because my health kept getting worse since my last post. I spent nearly all of 2014 …

How the NYPD became George Orwell’s worst nightmare

New York police have undergone a radical transformation, becoming one of the world’s most advanced spy networks<p>There’s been much controversy around the New York City Police Department’s stop and frisk program, which unfairly ensnared tens of thousands of young minority men. But new reports show the …

Surveillance

30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, …

Ten Books That Will Inspire Creativity

<i>VPL and V.I.A. have teamed up to help you discover new reads, hidden book gems and surprising literary finds. Check back every couple of weeks for</i> …

Robert Mapplethorpe

NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns

Ever tried looking at the sun with your bare eyes? Too bright, right? Now imagine looking at something with the brightness of 300 <i>trillion</i> suns. That's how intense "the most luminous galaxy found to date" is, so much so that NASA has created a new classification for it and the 19 other similar …

National Geographic Travel

Find Out How These Socks Will Change Your Life/Summer

Athleisure brands are here to stay, and whether you like to sneak a pair of sweatpants into work or you prefer to pair dresses with kicks, you’re going to need some chic sneaks to go with your outfit. And there’s nothing that ruins an outfit quite like socks that are there when they’re not supposed …

Clothing

Sleeping Around: How to Sleep in a Sensory Deprivation Tank

<i>"Sleeping Around" is a recurring blog post series where Dr. Winter, a sleep specialist, goes beyond the typical questions about healthy sleep and seeks out the most unique sleep circumstances to offer his assistance in how to tackle them. Even if your problems are not as extreme, hopefully the</i> …

New England Patriots

The 10 most beautiful cars money can buy

Cars are more than just a means to get from point a to point b. They can be works of rolling automotive art. Legendary designers such as Marcello Gandini, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and more recently Ian Callum are artistic geniuses as much as they're "car guys."<p>While beauty is without a doubt purely in …

Sports Cars

23 Powerful Motivational Quotes to Lead You to Success | Inc.com

Motivation is the essential factor to set and achieve goals in your personal and professional life--it is what causes you to act. Research has shown that you can influence your levels of motivation by knowing what you want and begin taking steps to becoming who you want to be. Everyone needs …

Motivation

Will Spotify reveal plans to fend off Google and Apple?

Spotify, which has tripled its losses in two years, has one mission now: to show it hasn't blown its lead.<p>The good news is that Spotify has 15 …

White America’s Waco insanity: The shocking realities it ignores about racism & violence

The response to the Twin Peaks shootout says everything you need to know about how white privilege really works<p>Malcolm X, the famed Civil Rights leader and minister of the Nation of Islam, would have turned 90 years old this week. While America annually marks the significance of the life of Dr. …

Participation