Anthony Boccaccio

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What is the Kinsey Scale? Here’s how to find out how you rank on the sexuality scale

The Kinsey Scale – aka the Heterosexual–Homosexual Rating Scale – was developed by Dr Alfred Kinsey in 1948 and is used to measure human …

Sexuality

Keep Desiring to Create More, Not Obtain More

Dear friend,A little mini-epiphany: to feel more happiness, human flourishing, and joy in life– seek to NEVER STOP CREATING (making stuff), instead …

Street Photography

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black get horrific abuse over big baby news

It turns out that in 2018 a lot of people still aren’t happy about two men having a baby together.<p>Earlier today Olympic diver Tom Daley and …

Tom Daley

Self-loathing among gay people is nothing new. We’re overwhelmed by it

So much focus has been on winning rights that we’ve missed the suffering of those still struggling with gay shame<p>If Ethan Stables, the 20-year-old man convicted on Monday of planning to kill attendees of a local gay pride event in Cumbria, was really bisexual as he claimed in court, why would he …

Mental Health

The White House had to protect Rob Porter to save Donald Trump

Supporting an alleged domestic abuser is about supporting Trump.<p>White House counsel Don McGahn knew a year ago that Rob Porter’s two former wives were preparing to testify to the FBI that he had abused them. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly knew about the domestic abuse allegations as early as …

Donald Trump

36 Risky, Sweaty, Sort of Scary Photos by inkedKenny

InkedKenny exhibiting at the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago is a match made in hell. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

Donald Trump

Top 8 Must-See Sky Events for 2018

Get ready to see amazing eclipses, a comet encounter, planetary pairings, and more celestial wonders.<p>The year ahead offers many heavenly delights for sky-watchers, including a pair of lunar eclipses and a comet with potentially surprising brightness.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena …

Astronomy

Feature: Why do bisexuals get such a hard time?

Research has shown that bisexuals face greater domestic violence, mental health issues, and stigma from gay and straight people.<p>Statistics from an …

The G.O.P. Is Rotting

A lot of good, honorable Republicans used to believe there was a safe middle ground. You didn’t have to tie yourself hip to hip with Donald Trump, but you didn’t have to go all the way to the other extreme and commit political suicide like the dissident Jeff Flake, either. You could sort of float …

Republicans

Facts Don't Change People's Minds. Here's What Does

Changing others’ minds, or our own, is a tricky business. Here’s how to make it happen.<p>If you had asked me this question–How do you change a …

AI Can Tell If You're Gay From a Photo, and It's Terrifying

Artificial intelligence can read a person's sexual orientation with startling accuracy.<p>A new study from Stanford University found that a computer …

Why You Need More Dirt in Your Life

Soil helps build up our defenses against disease and imparts a sense of the sacred—and we are killing it.<p>It’s estimated that children now spend less time outside than the average prisoner. This could have devastating effects: Kids need to be exposed to the microbes in the soil to build up their …

Ecology

21 Tips for Stunning Landscape Photography Anywhere

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Find a Clear Focal PointI usually …

Landscape Photography

Copy-paste hate: Bathroom bills proposed around the country all seem to be coming from the same group

The law firm Alliance Defending Freedom was labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center<p>The anti-LGBT panic over transgender bathroom rights has led to bills being proposed throughout the country that would deny transgender individuals from being able to use the school bathrooms that …

David Lynch in the Beautiful World of Twin Peaks

Seventy-one years after David Lynch’s debut in Missoula, 40 years after the premiere of Eraserhead, and 25 years after Laura Palmer said good-bye to Special Agent Dale Cooper, the most daring auteur in Hollywood goes to the one place that seemed off-limits.<p>The Darkest, Sunniest Director in …

More Than Half Of Young People Don't Identify As Straight

If young people are the future, the future looks pretty queer. According to a survey from UK-based anti-bullying nonprofit Ditch The Label, more and …