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Women from All Over the World Are Being Sex-Trafficked into Greece

Most of the women are brought into the country after responding to fake job postings and are either emotionally manipulated or physically threatened into the sex trade. Some of them are forced to have sex for as little as five dollars.<p><i>Photos by Myrto Papadopoulos</i><p>As if Greece didn't have enough …

Yes, Mumsnet mothers talk about sex. You're shocked at that?

Observing the ongoing furore concerning Mumsnet, and the fact that some threads stray into salacious territory (from the now-infamous post-coital penis cleansing rituals to unusual sexual venues, and beyond), I've been waiting patiently to feel outraged by the site's ethical degeneration, waiting …

17 Sex Facts That Will Make You Laugh, Gasp (Not In A Good Way) And Possibly Vomit #NSFW

Let's talk about sex, baby - the good, the bad and the plain ugly. Actually, there isn't a lot of good in there.<p>From ferret sex to semen ink, you'll …

10 Reasons to Have More Sex

We know, we know. You’re either too swamped or too stressed or too zonked. But humans were designed to be sensual beings and are drawn to sex as a …

Chemistry

A Week of Delicious Pregnancy Meals and Snacks

Eating healthy when you're pregnant can be hard: You have crazy cravings and an even crazier schedule. But eating right is important for your growing baby, so check out these nutritious, dietician-approved meals. There's even fro-yo!<p>This plan is designed so that you can pick a different meal and …

Snacks

How To Treat Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is no fun for baby -- or mom! Learn the best way to treat it and make your little one's bottom feel better fast.<p><b>1. CHANGE DIAPERS OFTEN</b> Minimize contact with urine and poop, which cause most diaper rashes. Swap a soiled diaper for a fresh one every two to three hours -- more frequently …

Pregnancy

Baby Names: How to Pick a Great Name

Your perfect little person needs the perfect name. Here's how to pick a great name for baby.<p>Decorating your nursery can take some research, but how do you approach one of the toughest decisions of all? Naming your baby. Here are five ways to pick a terrific name. First, each parent should …

Top 10

The Baby Sleep Solution

• <b>Author:</b> Suzy Giordano & Lisa Abidin<p>Suzy Giordano, affectionately known as "The Baby Coach," shares her highly effective sleep-training method in this step-by-step guide to let both baby and parent enjoy long, peaceful nights. Full of common sense and specific tips, the Baby Coach's plan offers …

The Best Tantrum Tricks

We gathered advice from real moms (and a dad!) on how they maneuver around their child's meltdowns.<p>"When my 16-month-old is acting out, I put her in a chair and hold her there with my hand on her abdomen. When a child that young has a meltdown, they often don't know how to pull themselves together. …

Massachusetts

47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Need To Know About Yourself

Or maybe just 100 things that everyone should know about humans!<p>The order that I'll present these 100 things is going to be pretty random. So the fact that this first one is first doesn't mean that it's the most important ... just that it came to mind first.<p><i>Dr. Susan Weinschenk is the author of</i> …

Study: Facebook Likes Can Be Used to Determine Intelligence, Sexuality

If you like thunderstorms, <i>The Colbert Report</i> or curly fries on Facebook, you're a genius. If you like Sephora, Harley-Davidson or the country-western …

An Exercise on Happiness: The Physiology of a Smile

We've all heard the old adage "it takes 43 muscles to frown, and just 17 to smile," a fact that of course begs the question: Why don't we all smile more often? We know that a smile can light up someone else's day as well as our own, but still, it seems that these days smiles are in short supply. …

11 Unexpected Facts About Attraction

From the subtle to the surprising: What science tells us about the forces that draw you to others—and them to you.<p>Your Parents Were Yuppies<p>Your …

Why Introverts Have All the Fun

If you've ever read or heard author Susan Cain talk about the power of introverts, you already know that they can be misunderstood. Being introverted …

WATCH: The Story of a Man Who Faked Insanity

<b>TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new</b> …

Digital Marketing Optimization

<b>Warning - This post could seriously damage your wealth:</b><p>Source: 888 Poker<p>As I am responsible for trying to improve the performance of a major poker …

Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana

Most people don’t think “cops” when they think about who supports marijuana legalization. Police are, after all, the ones cuffing stoners, and law …

Cannabis

Can Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana Coexist?

Senator David Haley to represent Kansas at International Drug Policy Reform Conference

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City) has been invited to represent the State of Kansas during the 2013 International Drug Policy …

Pica, Common Pregnancy Condition, Caused Woman To Crave Baking Soda

By: By Catherine Winters, Contributing writer<p>Published: 07/24/2013 08:19 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>A woman who devoured a 1-pound box of baking soda a day — before and during her pregnancy — developed serious muscle and heart conditions, according to a report of her case.<p>But it took doctors a week from …

Stress Less, An Infographic About How to Identify and Manage Stress

BetterWorks and Column Five Media have created Stress Less, an infographic with advice on how to identify and manage your stress. A larger version of …

Infographics

Hypersexuality, Sex Addiction, Could Just Be High Libido

Hypersexuality (sex addiction) could just be the result of a high libido and not because of a mental disorder, scientists theorize.<p>Hypersexuality, …

Happily Ever After: How to Stay Married for 29 Years (and Counting)

At the end of this month, my husband and I will celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. Yes, 29 years. Holy bananas! How time flies!<p>Now, given the …

In your 20s? Not married with babies? Then you're winning

What will become of the class of 2013? Are they already on their way to becoming captains of industry? Have they met the people they plan to have children with? Are they saving all their spare money for a house deposit, so they can tie themselves into a 30-year mortgage at their earliest …

The New Science of Addiction: Is It Time to Rethink Rehab?

Is the way this country treats alcoholism and drug abuse failing too many people? According to the authors of three new books, the answer is yes.<p>"She doesn't belong in here," Patricia said. We were at a Missouri addiction rehab facility, where I'd checked in two weeks before, and Patricia was …

Inside the Lives of American Sex Slaves

An undercover investigation for National Geographic explored the prevalence of sex trafficking within the United States, where the business of sexual …

A Freudian analysis of sexting

Sexting isn’t a poor imitation of sex — it’s a whole different form of it<p>What is a fantasy, exactly?<p>As we might expect, the question shows up frequently in the work of Sigmund Freud. In their 1968 essay “Fantasy and the Origin of Sexuality,” Jean Laplanche and J.B. Pontalis note that “From its …

Drug works better if cancer can’t sleep

<b>U. PITTSBURGH (US) —</b> Keeping cancer cells from entering a state of cellular sleep makes cancer drugs more effective and lowers the chance of cancer …

Cancer

Why Dentists Should Fear Snails

She was 34, on a trip to Europe, got sick from a flu or maybe it was a virus, had to lie down and stay in bed — for months and months. A friend brought her a snail. You might enjoy its company, she was told.<p>"Why, I wondered, would I <i>enjoy</i> a snail?," Elisabeth Tova Bailey asks in her book <i>The Sound of</i> …

Rising temps may alter moth outbreaks

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b> As global temperatures rise, cycles of infestation from common plant pests may become more frequent and more violent, experts …

Climate Change