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An Erotic ‘Avant-Porn’ Artist Bares Her Body and Soul

The New York Times labeled her work “avant-porn.” But the masked performance artist Narcissister is so much more. She tells her story in the new doc …

This Map Shows the Food Each State Hates the Most

Ohio is being unreasonable.<p>We apparently live in a nation of picky eaters. A new map released by the dating app “Hater” on Tuesday depicts the food …

New Mexico

7 times Chris Cornell made us weep with his amazing voice

Chris Cornell, the voice of grunge giants Soundgarden and a fantastic vocalist in his own right, died Wednesday night in Detroit, while on tour, the …

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits

Real confidence is built through hard work and excellent habits.<p>Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in …

Self-help

The ultimate triumph: President Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States, CNN projects, a historic victory for outsiders that represents a stunning repudiation of Washington's political establishment.<p>The billionaire real estate magnate and former reality star needed an almost perfect run …

Government

10 Books from the Summer to Make You Smarter in the School Year

The problem with school is that it can really cut into your reading time.<p>Gone are the glorious days of lugging hefty historical novels in your beach …

Science Kombat: Who would win in a fight between Einstein and Darwin?

Science Kombat is a new browser-based game that lets some of history’s most famous scientists duke it out in an epic grudge match<p>Here’s something fun for a Friday: If you miss the heady days of over-the-top fighting games from the early 90s, then Superinteressante magazine has a neat little …

In a first, liver and kidney from HIV-infected donor are transplanted into HIV-positive patients

In a first that gives HIV-infected patients yet another chance for long lives, surgeons at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center have transplanted a kidney and a liver from a dead donor who was HIV-positive into two HIV-positive recipients.<p>The transplant surgeries, which used organs donated by …

Critically ill patients disturbed every six minutes at night in noisy hospital wards

Noisy hospital wards are preventing recovery with the very sickest patients disturbed every six minutes by sounds as a loud as a pneumatic drill, Oxford University has warned.<p>While television dramas represent intensive care units as places with dimmed lights, hushed voices and softly beeping …

In Photos: Skylines Around the World Under a Blanket of Night Sky

If you thought your favorite skyline was pretty during the day, check it out at night.<p>Skylines are much more than pretty pictures. Some of the most …

Inked

How to Eat, Train, Work, and Sleep Better

There has to be a better way. And there is—to eat, train, work, and sleep. It starts with asking the right questions of the world's top experts (we did that part) and ends with you making some simple changes to your daily habits. The result: a whole new level of performance, productivity, health, …

'X-Men: Apocalypse' trailer: Forget everything you think you know

Backed by a dramatic cover of Coldplay’s “Don’t Panic” (from singer Charity), the new trailer for Bryan Singer’s <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> has arrived with …

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Low-calorie sweetener 'linked with increased risk of leukemia' - study

The US manufacturer of Splenda has rebutted the study, stressing that extensive research has found sucralose to be safe for human consumption<p>An artificial sweetener promoted as a healthier alternative to sugar has been linked with an increased risk of leukemia in a new study.<p>Researchers at the …

Immune System

What to Eat Before and After Your Workout, According to Celebrity Trainer Dalton Wong

One of the biggest fitness myths out there is that working out on an empty stomach will help you burn fat. It can actually have the opposite effect, …

Fitness

Doctors perform the first US uterus transplant

The procedure may help some women who are infertile give birth<p>The first US uterus transplant was performed at the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday, doctors announced yesterday. The operation — which has been performed in Sweden before — is a treatment that allows women who were born without a uterus …

Curly Sue: Alisan Porter rocks The Voice blind auditions

Curly Sue is all grown up, and spoiler: She can sing.<p>Former child star Alisan Porter, best known for playing the title character in <i>Curly Sue</i>, shocked</i> …

Scientists discover pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases

Breakthrough paves the way for more accurate treatment of a cancer fewer than 20% of sufferers survive more than year after diagnosis<p>Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.<p>Researchers said the findings were …

Breakthroughs

9 Luxurious Things To Do With Chocolate

Classic chocolate sandwich cookies and jumbo brownies are always an excellent choice when it comes to dessert—but they're not the only great way to …

Why diabetes goes into remission days after bariatric surgery

People who undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight can experience remission of Type 2 diabetes—sometimes just days after the procedure, well before …

Diabetes

17 Stunning Temples in Japan That Will Have You Buying a Plane Ticket, Stat

This Buddhist temple in Eastern Kyoto is part of a series of monuments in the ancient city that have been dubbed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. For …

Japan

The PlayStation VR Games Sony Announced Today Look Amazing

During its PlayStation Experience (PSX) event in San Francisco today, Sony unveiled some new information about the PlayStation VR and showed off some new titles. Unfortunately we’ve gotten no more information on dates aside from early 2016. However, the games we saw during today’s keynote look …

The Simply Stunning Dessert You Need to Make (and Instagram) This Season

It's official: This show-stopping no-bake chocolate cream pie is the dessert of the season.<p></head>In a sea of sprinkles, edible glitter, and more holiday cookies than one could ever possibly consume, there's one dessert that stands alone. It's intensely chocolatey. It's incredibly easy (crushed …

Dessert

Cook These 7 Recipes On Sunday, And Feed Yourself All Week

Be better this week.<p>Here we are with another installment of recipes to cook on Sunday that will help you eat healthy, stress-free, homemade meals all week. We're not suggesting that you cook every single meal you'll eat throughout the week on this one day of rest -- that would be an absolutely …

Why Red Wine Gives You A Headache (And What To Do About It)

Why do I feel like I already have a hangover the same night that I've been drinking? All I had was two glasses of red wine. With dinner.<p>It wasn't the first time I'd been stricken with a red wine headache; I tend to identify as a red drinker, but as a red drinker, headaches are a frustratingly …

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Carrots?

Earthy-sweet, versatile carrots may be a staple in most American kitchens, but that doesn't mean there aren't more uses to explore for the orange, red, and purple-hued veggies. A mammoth group of our Hey Chef panelists responded with their favorite ways to use carrots, from juicing-and-reducing to …

Carrots

Why Matcha is the New Coffee (& 3 Ways to Make It)

"What's better company to keep than one monk and one samurai?" What sounds like the lead-in to a terrible joke is how Max Fortgang begins talking about matcha, a bright-green Japanese powdered tea.<p>Max is the co-owner of MatchaBar, which he shares with his brother Graham. He explains that …

Pretty Much the Best Chocolate Cake Ever

We're a family that loves to double down on chocolate.<p>For birthdays, we have to do it up right by making my version of cake bliss. But, as you may have caught on at some point by reading MBA, I have a little bit of a multi-tasking problem.<p>My family enjoys watching me flit from one thing to another …

Applejack. For When Hard Cider Just Isn’t Strong Enough

While the American colonists drank hard cider like their modern-day counterparts swill Pepsi and Coca-Cola, for some, cider’s relatively mild 4 to 6 percent alcohol concentration just wasn’t alcoholic enough. The solution to this pressing pioneer problem was applejack.<p>Cider, circa 1775, was …