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Orgasmic design: how vibrators have become ambitious tech products

The vibrator’s long, slow march from taboo to mainstream (and maybe even cool) has been all about figuring out what exactly women want<p>Consider the humble vibrator. Invented as a medical device in the 19th century, it has gone on to become a Mad Men plot line, a Sex and the City tie-in, a celebrity …

Sex and the City

Humorously Relatable Illustrations Display the Reality of Living with Anxiety and Depression

British illustrator Gemma Correll combines art and humor to cope with the depression and anxiety disorder she's dealt with throughout her life. Globally, 1 out of every 13 people are affected by anxiety (the most common form of mental illness) and depression impacts an estimated 350 million …

Mental Health

17 Foods That Should Absolutely Be Taco'ed

All that's left to do now is secure some A+ tortillas.<p>The only thing standing between you and a 24/7/365 taco diet is infinite choice in fillings. These recipes get it. Now all you'll need is stacks on stacks on stacks of perfect tortillas.

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40 Winter Recipes That Will Distract You From 4:30 Sunsets

Creamy pastas, Flintstone-sized meats, feasts in Dutch ovens—you get the idea.<p><b>Though the weather may not be quite as frightful</b> as we were expecting in some parts of the U.S. (knock wood!), as the season changes from fall to winter, how you cook must change as well. Wintertime calls for hearty …

Cooking

10 Things You Might Not Know About Darth Vader

Despite being the lead villain and one of the most iconic characters in cinematic history, Darth Vader only has 12 minutes of screen time in the …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Self-improvement

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Star Trek economics and the real world

Washington - Almost 50 years after Captain Kirk first took the USS Enterprise on a voyage to explore strange new worlds, the Star Trek universe is …

Science Fiction

5 Forgotten Spirits and How to Use Them

These elusive liquors will elevate happy hour to undiscovered heights.<p>1<p>SHARES<p>One of the things that’s so great about booze is that you can make it …

Stylish Outfit Ideas for Women Who Work in Conservative Offices and Professions

To all the women who earn their paychecks in corporate offices where matching separates are the norm: Dressing for work doesn't have to be a boring exercise of taking plain item A and mixing it with basic piece B.<p>"When it comes to great work wear, it's all about subtle details that break from the …

Life Stressing You Out? Work Off That Energy In The Bedroom

<i>(Photo: Getty Images)</i><p>What's better than a killer massage, a great, full brew or an hour of video-games? When you're stressed out, sometimes what you need the most is an orgasm. But not all sex is ced equal or will give you the release that you're looking for, both physically and emotionally. …

San Francisco Bay Area

How your eyes betray your thoughts

According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does suggest that there is a kernel of truth in this saying: it turns out the eyes not only reflect what is …

The Brain

Blogs | Food & Wine

It beat Trader Joe's and Aldi yet again, according to a Temkin Customer Experience survey.<p>In case you missed it, the grocery store has its own …

The Next Big Thing In Hard Liquor Is Here -- You're Not Going To Miss Out, Are You?

<i>This article was written by Michael McKenna and was originally posted on AskMen.</i><p>It is not easy to stay ahead of the curve, spirits-wise. Does it not seem like just yesterday that you were patiently informing your friends about how fine tequila should be sipped and enjoyed "just like whisky"? For …

Spices

How 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Gave Reality TV A Much-Needed Makeover

<i>Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From the rock bottom to highfalutin, Middlebrow is your accessible guidebook to the world of entertainment. Sign up to receive it in your inbox …

Sunday Brunch: Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict With Dill Hollandaise

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Rich and creamy eggs Benedict is a brunch classic for good reason. And in my book, …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

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Saag Paneer (Spinach with Fresh Indian Cheese)

Make the cheese: Line a colander with 4 layers of cheesecloth, draping it over sides, and set in a sink. Bring milk to just under a boil in a 4-qt. …

44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Everything you wanted to know about French food but were afraid to ask.

Vegetarian Cookbook for Beginners: The Essential Cookbook to Get Started

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p><b>With Vegetarian Cookbook for Beginners, discover the guilt-free way to get healthy.</b><p>As awareness of the health and environmental benefits of vegetarianism grows, millions of people are now switching to a vegetarian diet. <b>Vegetarian Cookbook for Beginners</b> will show you how to …

Griddled Polenta Cakes with Goat Cheese + Raw Kale Salad

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: A dinner inspired by the principle that a little bit of everything is better than a lot of one thing.</i><p>You've probably had this …

Old ingredient, new trick! Use broccoli as breadcrumbs (weird, but genius): http://thekitc.hn/1effqpf

25 Ways to Use Cranberries

Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean we don’t want frozen treats. Break out that ice cream maker and get down with Mulled Wine and Cranberry …

Stop Everything And Watch Anderson Cooper Completely Destroy The Psychologist Behind ‘Affluenza’

We told you about Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old ass who killed four others while driving drunk and then received probation due to the “affluenza” defense. “Affluenza” of course is the bullsh*t excuse for a disease that only seems to affect the children of rich people. Here you can see it in action …

How To Put Together A Great Cheese Plate At A Regular Supermarket

You don’t have to serve Kraft singles at a party just because you didn't go to a fancy cheese shop. There is another way.<p>If you are standing in a nice cheese shop, putting together a delicious cheese plate for a party is a very easy two-step process: Ask the salesperson for recommendations and buy …