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Russian Women Are Hungry for a Sexual Revolution—and the World Cup Is Giving Them a Taste

During the month-long sports festival, Russian women are hooking up with fans from all over the world, leaving macho local men threatened and …

Moscow

How Much Does the Average Millennial Make?

Millennials often get a bad rap. Between their debt, their job-hopping, and their so-called entitlement, they’ve been widely criticized. But as it …

Personal Finance

Humans Are Dumb At Figuring Out How Smart Animals Are

And that has major implications for what rights we think they’re owed.<p>If an animal is smart enough, should we treat it like a human? An abstract …

Why You're Probably Training Your Cat All Wrong

Domesticated<p>Yes, they're independent and willful, but felines can be taught certain behaviors—to the benefit of both cat and human.<p>Training has always been part of the deal when you own a dog, though methods have changed a lot over the generations. Cats are a different story—but they shouldn’t …

Pets

Treadmills were originally designed to punish prisoners

If you are one of the 51.8 million people in the US who use a treadmill for exercise, you know there’s much pain for your muscle-and-fitness gain. On your next 30-minute jog, as you count down the final seconds, ponder whether the hard work made you a better person. Consider whether the workout …

Medical Journals

Man who helped save more than 2 million babies gives final blood donation

James Harrison has donated blood for 60 years, but unlike most donors, his blood contains a precious antibody that is used to make a lifesaving …

Made With 28,800 Thumb Tacks, This Star Wars Conference Table Is a Finger-Killing Masterpiece

We’ve all been guilty of raiding the office supply closet for non-work reasons. Maybe it’s to build a paperclip chain, or to cover a co-workers …

What Catnip Does to Your Kitty's Brain, According to Neuroscience

Far out.<p>Though humans across the country are celebrating 4/20 by “smoking a doobie” or “dipping into the devil’s lettuce,” it’s not <i>truly</i> a party …

Neuroscience

For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line

Where other chefs might see kitchen trash, Tim Ma finds treasure — for his culinary creations, and his bottom line.<p>In Ma's kitchen at his popular Washington, D.C., restaurant, Kyirisan, sea bass filets are served to diners, the bones becoming the basis for stocks while the heads might be deep fried …

Why Cats Want You to Pet Them in These Key Places, According to Science

Mystery solved.<p>Cats are funny, finicky creatures; when they require human affection, you’ll know.<p>Although every kitty has their own favorite spots to …

Are Bananas Good for You?

Americans eat an average of 27 pounds of bananas per person per year—making it the most heavily consumed fruit in America.<p>But some carb- and …

Starbucks's CEO Showed a Classy Example of What a Great Leader Does When Managing a Crisis

Two black men are racially profiled and arrested inside a Starbucks store, although no crime was committed. Here's what Starbucks' chief executive officer, Kevin R. Johnson, did next.<p>If you're just getting wind of the latest race-related debacle, it involves two black men arrested at a Starbucks in …

Trespassing

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Why Costco food courts have charged $1.50 for hot dogs since 1985, according to employees

Costco food courts have a famous — and delicious — north star.<p>That'd be the hot-dog-and-soda combo, which has cost $1.50 since 1985. While Costco menu items vary across the US and around the globe, the hot-dog meal is one major constant.<p>And the staple isn't just static — it's popular. The Daily …

Hot Dogs

7 types of words you need to stop capitalizing

Look, I don’t want to rain on NASA’s interplanetary parade.<p>In 2014, NASA scientists <b>did</b> send the new Orion spacecraft 3,604 miles beyond Earth as they …

Employment

What's the Difference Between Stock and Broth?

For many home cooks (myself included), stock and broth are considered virtually the same thing when it comes to adding a cooking liquid to a recipe …

The Radical Freedom of Dungeons & Dragons

You might not recognize the name Gary Gygax. But even if you've never rolled a critical fail on a d20, you have almost certainly consumed some movie, …

Board Games

You May Live Longer By Severely Restricting Calories, Scientists Say

Research has shown that sharp reductions in the amount of food consumed can help fish, rats and monkeys live longer. But there have been very few studies in humans.<p>Now, some researchers have found that when people severely cut calories, they can slow their metabolism and possibly the aging …

Holistic Medicine

Miley Cyrus Spanked for Posting Racy Photo of Easter Bunny Smacking Her Behind

“Easter is the day of Jesus… can we have ONE day with u having clothes on,” one commenter writes<p>Miley Cyrus shared a few shots from an Easter-themed …

Miley Cyrus

Diablo 3 For The Nintendo Switch Listed On Retailer’s Website

According to the rumors, Diablo 3 for the Nintendo Switch is coming. But then Blizzard said they had nothing to announce regarding Diablo on the …

Gaming

No CEO should earn 1,000 times more than a regular employee | Sarah Anderson

For the first time ever, US corporations have begun reporting pay ratio data. And a movement is building to crack down on companies that don’t share the wealth<p>The CEO of Marathon Petroleum, Gary Heminger, took home an astonishing 935 times more pay than his typical employee in 2017. In other words, …

Automotive Industry

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private company, will take a radically different approach to other …

Nuclear Energy

This Woman Learned Her Birthmark Is A Sign She Fused With Her Twin In Utero

Chimerism is a rare genetic condition where an individual has two sets of DNA.<p>Twins often have an inseparable bond, but Muhl and her fraternal twin are actually the same person. In a rare genetic event, Muhl fused together with her fraternal twin in the womb. So Muhl has two sets of DNA: her own, …

Flesh tunnel - An earlobe stretched to breaking point

The trend has been around for a few years: A hole in the earlobe is stretched bit by bit, until it is large enough to fit a golf ball. It's actually …

Chrono Trigger Surprise Launches On Steam

Recent years have seen Square Enix release more and more of its classic catalog on PC. The results have in some cases been mixed, with players taking issue with the visual overhauls that some games have seen. Out of nowhere, the company has surprise-launched one of its most acclaimed games of …

How To: Hack Anyone's Wi-Fi Password Using a Birthday Card, Part 2 (Executing the Attack)

In the previous article, we learned how to set up our VPS, configure our PHP server, and developed an in-depth understanding of how the payload …

Distinction bias: Why you make terrible life choices

There I was, looking at an enormous wall of television screens. Each one flashed the exact same scene — a beautiful flower slowly blooming to reveal …

Happiness

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

MacBook Air