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Crowds Flock to Japan to View Orchid Species Resembling a Monkey's Friendly Face

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, February 8th, 2016 will mark the start of the Year of the Monkey and one Japanese aquarium's celebrating in a floral fashion. The Aquamarine Fukushima recently opened up an exhibit featuring the rare <i>Dracula</i> <i>simia</i> flower—which is also known as a Monkey Orchid. …

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8 Tips for Beating a Claw Machine

Unless you’re small enough to climb inside, grabbing a prize out a claw machine can be pretty tough. But Daily Beast entertainment reporter Jen …

15 Things That Make Guys Irrationally Horny

His boner is betraying him.<p>Certain things make guys horny and we totally get it: naked people, pictures of naked people, moving images of naked people, being naked, being touched by a naked person, being touched while naked. The list is endless and largely nudity-related. But sometimes things make …

Adrian McDonald's Photography is 'Like an Awareness Pill'

I'm a big proponent of the idea that each photo must tell a story. Great photography should have a message--a purpose that transforms each single frame into something more.<p>Adrian McDonald has, perhaps, internalized that idea more thoroughly than any other photographer on 500px. By today's …

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Making Blow Jobs Easier Is Pretty Hot Right Now

7 Sex Toys That Make Giving Blow Jobs Much More Fun<p>He might enjoy them, too.<p>Between keeping a rhythm, covering your teeth, trying to create a suction of some kind, and wondering how long until the finale, blowjobs can sometimes be a little more complicated than they are fun.<p>Luckily, sex toys exist …

The War Over Kylie Jenner’s Cornrows

Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg slammed the youngest Kardashian-Jenner for reappropriating black culture, while Andy Cohen has offered himself up …

Eating disorders at Ramadan: One teenager's experience

<b>It is coming to the end of Ramadan, when Muslims fast between dawn and sunset for a month.</b><p>The 18-hour spiritual fasts are not easy and for some the month can be a difficult challenge, especially for people with eating disorders.<p>Amina Clayton, who is 19 and lives in Birmingham, is recovering from an …

Mental Health

Capo, Chicago Rapper and Chief Keef Associate, Dead at 22

Glo Gang member shot and killed in tragic drive-by that also took the life of a one-year-old boy<p>Capo, a Chicago rapper associated with Chief Keef's …

J.K. Rowling serves an ace in response to comments about Serena Williams' appearance

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, J.K. Rowling wins Twitter<p>Serena Williams won the women’s Wimbledon title for the sixth time yesterday, with a thoroughly convincing display against Garbine Muguruza.<p>However, she was not the only woman hitting fantastic returns on the day.<p>J.K. Rowling was on top …

Two People Blast Through a Whole Relationship in 20 Hilarious Texts on Tinder

Well, that escalated quickly...<p>Anyone who's ever had a conversation on Tinder knows that things can get pretty weird, oftentimes because a perfectly normal conversation is suddenly ruptured by the appearance of a totally unsolicited dick. But one Tinder exchange that was postedon Imgur is going …

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Turf, Drugs, Blood: Behind the Waco Biker Gang Brawl

First, there were the "Big Four" — the original outlaw motorcycle gangs who became notorious in the 1960s: the Hells Angels, Outlaws, Bandidos and Pagans.<p>Over the next few decades, as bikers' numbers and notoriety expanded, many smaller gangs formed, some of them becoming powerful themselves and …

Crime

21 Anxiety Triggers That Might Surprise You

If you suffer from anxiety, you're not alone. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million U.S. adults, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.<p>Doctors typically diagnose patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder if they suffer from symptoms of anxiety (constant worry, insomnia, …

14 Fascinating X-Rays That Will Change The Way You Look At The Human Body

Normal things like kissing and handshakes suddenly look really creepy. Artwork by Hugh Turvey, artist in residence at the British Institute of Radiology. These pieces were made using X-ray equipment, shadow photography techniques, hand colorization, and other manipulations.

The Best Accessories from the Met Gala

Dressing for the Met Gala, as demonstrated on Monday night, is a head-to-toe affair. There was a lot of emphasis up top for "China: Through the Looking Glass" as tiaras gave way to headdresses (<b>Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Karen Elson</b>) and jeweled hair, à la <b>Kate Hudson</b> and <b>Anna Ewers.</b> Pendant earrings, many …

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This Video Shows Off the Three Best Ways to Roll Up Your Sleeves

Rolling up the sleeves of a collared shirt isn’t exactly rocket science, but there are a few different methods for doing so. The Art of Manliness …

Men's Fashion

The 7 smartest, classiest porn sites

Smut doesn’t have to be so boring and conventional. Sites like Hysterical Literature prove it can even be artistic<p>According to Rule 34, if it exists, there's a porn for it. Rule 34 doesn't, however, guarantee there's a decent porn for it. What if you want something that's--I don't know--classier, I …

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If Square Enix Designed Star Wars

Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix is taking on yet another major media franchise for its line of "Play Arts" figures. Square Enix and Lucasfilm have revealed new Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Stormtrooper <i>Star Wars</i> figures designed by the Japanese game publisher. They look quite epic, I must say.<p>As …

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children

Survey shows one in five teenagers in north-west England have bought or tried e-cigarettes and found a strong link to to binge drinking<p>Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in …

Public Health

How To Get Through Your Seemingly Endless Netflix Queue

Netflix is great at providing a lot of things to watch, but sometimes it seems like there's almost too much. If you have a hard time actually getting …

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Homeopathy for my motorcycle

I have always been told you can't fix anything with those automotive solutions-in-a-can. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I poured some fuel injector cleaner …

Homeopathy

20+ Cats That Need Your Attention The Exact Moment You Start Reading

Our evil cat companions want us to be uneducated as possible for when they finally take over the world. Cats everywhere have been spotted trying to …

Austin Moguls Bulldozed Mom & Pop Pinata Shop

Two Austin landlords are accused of bulldozing a family’s piñata store to make room for a party at South by Southwest.<p>A Texas dad and his daughter …

How to Get Six-Pack Abs | Men's Health

It depends. Some guys are fortunate enough to have those visible abs by eating a smart diet and exercising regularly. But for other men, it’s harder than that, especially if you want to look “contest” lean.<p>In fact, depending on your genetics, achieving and sustaining a chiseled midsection could be …

19 Clever DIY Projects To Hide Eyesores Around The Home

17. Hide paper towel rolls, tissues and more in wall mounts.<p>Healthy Shelf | Amazon<p>Advertisement<p>18. Hide ugly plastic pump bottles by upgrading to …