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Want good sex? Get married

While my mid-20s peers are playing the field and avoiding commitment, I’m married and thrilled to find the frisson hasn’t fizzled out. Anything but – and it’s all thanks to the three Cs<p>Let’s play a word-association game. If I say the word marriage, what comes to mind? Hot, steamy sex and …

Career Development

The Most Common First-Year-of-Marriage Fights (and How to Solve Them)

Even in newlywed bliss, you and your new spouse are bound to bicker. So here, our experts reveal the four top fights you're most likely to have — and of course, how to fix them.<p><b>Fight: How to spend your money.</b><p>Pooling your finances has its benefits. But once you do, you may find you and your new …

All the best TV shows of 2016

George Lucas apologises for describing Disney as 'white slavers'

Star Wars creator backtracks on comments made during US TV interview, calling them ‘very inappropriate’<p>George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, has apologised for using a “very inappropriate analogy” after he described Disney as “white slavers” when talking about its purchase of the film franchise …

Star Wars

Kinder, Gentler Vikings? Not According to Their Slaves

New clues suggest slaves were vital to the Viking way of life—and argue against attempts to soften the raiders’ brutish reputation.<p>The ancient reputation of Vikings as bloodthirsty raiders on cold northern seas has undergone a radical change in recent decades. A kinder, gentler, and more …

Northern Europe

Easy Potluck Recipes

Everyone will be fawning over these at your next potluck. Choose from the flavor combos of Parmesan-cayenne, sesame-poppy, tomato-rosemary, and Pecorino-black pepper. Better yet, make all four.

Survival of the Scruffiest

Civilization is at war with nature. That is true at least with regard to facial hair. In the heat of this centuries-long battle, on which billions of …

An Ancient Grain Finds New Relevance in the Age of the Megadrought

New research suggests that millet could be as influential to the future of farming as it was to its history.<p>Millet, a grain familiar to most Americans as birdseed, is set to stage a comeback on modern farms, according to new research led by Cambridge University archaeobotanist Martin Jones.<p>First …

'Star Wars' Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Explains Why He Has No Interest In New Film, After Argument With George Lucas

When the original cast of 'Star Wars' join the thronging masses on the red carpets across the world for the highly-anticipated reboot of history's …

National Geographic’s Best Wild Animal Photos of 2008 – CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES (7 photos)

<b>“Animal Behavior: All Other Animals” Winner</b> I guess these guys just can't get along. “Deadlock” was captured in the dead of night in a Belizean rain forest by David Maitland of the UK. A rare Morelet's tree frog doggedly refused to become dinner for a cat-eyed snake. “I would love to have seen them …

Animals

Mark Kermode: the best films of 2015

A female Iranian vampire, forbidden love and Pixar’s brilliant depiction of a teen’s inner turmoil helped make 2015 a great year for cinema<p>• Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full<p>You can tell how good a year was by how hard it is to compile a list of the top 10 highlights! Such was the …

Top 10

This startup was named the best place to work in NYC thanks to a unique Japanese philosophy

"Provide omotenashi."<p>Say what?<p>"The easiest literal translation is the ability of the host to predict what his or her guest wants before he or she asks for it," explains Button's CEO Mike Jaconi.<p>"What it speaks to, though, is if given or demonstrated authentically, there's an ability that you have …

Under The Dome: 6 Quirky Accommodations

Because we love unique, unconventional getaways and because we know it can be difficult to always find such gems by chance, we’ve put together a …

PODhouses Especially designed for unique living...

<b>PODhouses</b><p>Especially designed for unique living experiences, PODhouses are a stylish accommodation alternative for those who enjoy sleeping and …

15 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to Warm You Up

Once winter arrives in all of its icy glory, it’s understandable that you’ll want to burrow under the covers and solely sip soup for dinner. And after a long day at the office, it’s less than likely that you’ll be tempted to gather ingredients and start chopping. That’s why these crock pot soup …

Cooking

Exterior Design Inspiration: Outdoor Showers

Now that we’re in the thick of the summer heat, we decided to trigger your imagination with a showcase of refreshing outdoor showers from our …

20 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Soups

Theoretically, having more choices is a good thing.<p>But when ordering a coffee at Starbucks is like doing a mini dissertation in some vaguely Romantic …

5 Spice Rubs That Make Chicken Mind-Blowingly Delicious

Because there’s so much more to life than lemon pepper<p>Cooking a big batch of chicken breasts on Sunday is one of the easiest ways to prep protein for your entire week. But eating the same thing day after day is boring as hell.<p>Enter: spice rubs. Whip up several of these mixtures so you can roast …

20 Sweet and Savory Cranberry Recipes Perfect for the Holidays

Cranberries and the holidays go hand in hand. Apart from the super fruit’s amazing health benefits, they just taste so darn good. Whether it’s a chipotle white ale cranberry sauce you drizzle over everything on Thanksgiving or a double cranberry dark chocolate chunk cookie you bite into on …

Dessert

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the hoverboard craze

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of the most sought-after gifts is loved by celebrities and athletes alike, happens to be illegal to use in some countries—and catches fire on occasion. The hoverboard is everywhere right now, and Quartz has complied a guide to help you understand …

Hoverboards

The world in 2065: what do social scientists think the future holds?

A writing competition held by the Economic and Social Research Council asked PhD students to look 50 years into the future. Here are the winning pieces<p>Ignorant as I am, I don’t think I’d ever fully appreciated the breadth of disciplines involved in social science until I was asked to help judge the …

Are You Happier Without Facebook?

You may not 'like' the answer<p>As social networks become more and more prominent in our lives, one has to wonder if we are happier being constantly connected. The Happiness Research Institute, an “independent think tank focusing on well-being, happiness and quality of life” in Copenhagen, quite …

Dealbreakers Study: Men Want Woman With High Sex Drive, Women Want Good Sex

A new study published in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> looked at dating dealbreakers—those irritating or offensive or otherwise unacceptable things that kill our desire for a relationship with someone—and how they vary between men and women.<p>Researchers combined data from six …

This Is Your Sex on Drugs

Some drugs can open you up to complete ecstasy, while others are complete boner killers.<p>"A lot of people use a lot of different drugs," Matthew Johnson, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University, recently told VICE. "And a lot of people have sex. You name the …

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

10 Unique Glamping Experiences To Try In A Lifetime

Adding a touch of luxury, style and eco-friendly sophistication to the traditional camping experience, glamping has become one of the most popular …

WATCH: Bizarre butterfly UFO branded one of clearest 'alien crafts' EVER caught on camera

The odd-shaped "black craft" with several lights apparently on its underside is said to have been videod and photographed by a father and son who …

Articles about tiny new england cottage no frills weekend hideaway on Dwell.com - Dwell

A one-room retreat outside Providence, Rhode Island, takes up no more space than a standard two-car garage.<p>In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from...<p>In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New …

13 Mini Thanksgiving Desserts Almost Too Cute to Eat

They say it’s the little things in life that mean the most, and these tiny treats are certainly no exception. If you're stuffed from a large …

Dessert