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Millions of Muslims mark the beginning of Ramadan

Millions of Muslims around the world are beginning to mark the holy month of Ramadan with the sighting of the new moon.<p>It is a time of contemplation, intense prayer and fasting from sunrise to sunset. Abstaining from food and drink is intended to bring the faithful closer to God, and remind them of …

This CEO was a millionaire at 22, went nearly bankrupt, and now runs a $100 million business

Tomas Gorny's life is a true rags-to-riches story that should serve as an inspiration for any budding entrepreneur.<p>He arrived in the US from Poland in the '90s when he was only 20. Barely speaking any English, Gorny had to work part-time valet-parking and carpet-cleaning jobs during his first …

Entrepreneurship

The Conversation

Readers respond to our April 2016 cover story.<p>The Obama Doctrine<p><i>In April, Jeffrey Goldberg reported on the president’s foreign policy. John Bew called the article “a masterpiece of journalism” in</i> New Statesman<i>, while former U.S. Representative Barney Frank said Goldberg’s interviews with Obama</i> …

Political Science

These Are the 10 Cities Where the Middle Class Is Vanishing the Fastest

Most Americans are aware that the U.S. middle class is under siege, even if they aren’t familiar with the statistics that prove it.<p>Economists have …

Demographics

Should You Cut Out Fruit If You're Watching Your Weight? | Men's Health

But can fruit, Mother Nature’s sweet treat, really hurt your waistline or even your health?<p><b>What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Fruit</b><p>The confusion lies in the fact that fruit contains sugar, a carbohydrate that spikes your blood sugar. Your blood sugar naturally rises and falls during the day, …

Why You Should Ejaculate At Least 21 Times This Month, According to Science

Cheers to more sex—either with a partner or solo!<p>The key to good prostate health might be in your own hands: Ejaculating frequently may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, finds new research from the Boston University of Public Health.<p>The study looked at how ejaculation frequency affected prostate …

Cancer

'Kanye Saved Me,' Lamar Odom Says

Yeezy's music helped former NBA star recover when he was hospitalized – at least according to 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'<p>Dwight Howard isn't …

Hall of Fame

Science Watch: Sleazy Space Sex

Rain mountain! Embryo debate! Mercury crossing! Leopard range! High metabolism! Huge holes! Dead starfish! And grotesque intimations of the carnal …

KFC's finger-lickin' good nail polish tastes like fried chicken

Choose from original recipe or hot-and-spicy for your meaty manicure. It's a real thing -- a real, gross thing.<p>Some products make you think every company has a marketing employee whose job it is to think of the most oddball twist on the thing possible.<p>You know the person. Never met a new …

Cooking

Shape Of A Woman’s Vagina Can Seriously Impact Her Sex Life, According To A New Study

Health and Medicine Photo credit: It's just a flower, we swear. Cambry Rene./Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Despite what the trashy magazines and films …

Research
The White House

The 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Time to dust off your passport.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to relax on a beach, get …

National Parks

6 Necessary Steps When Oregon Pot Sellers Pay Taxes With Cash

As we’ve discussed in the past, even in states where recreational marijuana is now legal, businesses are still figuring out how the heck to handle …

Cannabis

Indian drought 'affecting 330 million people' after two weak monsoons

Government says quarter of the population suffering, as NGO asks supreme court to order Modi government to do more to help<p>About 330 million people are affected by drought in India, the government has said, as the country reels from severe water shortages and desperately poor farmers suffer crop …

India