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All Hail Outlander, the Best Sex on Television

It started with the castle cunnilingus. The first sex scene on <i>Outlander</i> was a statement — “a shot across the bow,” as co–executive producer Maril …

If You Have This Gene, Don’t Smoke Weed

The genes that predispose pot dependence are also linked to schizophrenia and depression.<p>According to new research, you don’t sit around in …

Will the Paris Climate Deal Save the World?

How the historic U.N. climate deal came together, and where we go from here<p>It will probably be 10 years before anyone can say whether the Paris …

Netflix Has Thousands of Secret Movie Categories You Can Only Access with This Hack

Oh hello, "Critically Acclaimed Romantic Dramas from the 1980s."<p>You know that horrible, rug-pulled-out-from-under-you, life-spinning-out-of-control feeling when you've poured the wine and settled into the couch and opened the Netflix...and realized there's nothing you want to watch? It's all okay …

Netflix

How to Tell if You’re Stressed or Depressed

Feeling stressed out? You’re not alone. Seventy-two percent of adults surveyed by the American Psychological Association reported feeling stressed …

Self-improvement

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles are 'dating,' Khloe Kardashian says

Kendall Jenner and<p>Harry Stylesare "dating," according to the model's older half-sisterKhloe Kardashian.<p>The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star spilled the tea on her younger sister's romantic life -- well, her take on it anyway -- after photos surfaced of Jenner and the One Direction heartthrob …

Facebook Is Preparing for a Future Without Phone Numbers

Are phone numbers doomed to die?<p>If you ask Facebook’s vice president of messaging products David Marcus, the answer is a resounding yes. On Thursday, …

Apps

As suicide rates rise, researchers separate thoughts from actions

Craig Bryan treats military personnel who struggle with thoughts of ending their own lives, as well as those who’ve survived an actual suicide …

Armed Forces
Middle East

A simple retirement investing strategy that actually works

<i>I contribute 15% of pay to my 401(k) plan, but I don't really know much about investing. So I just picked the funds that looked the best to me. Any suggestions for how I can do a better job investing for retirement? --M.A., Mississippi</i><p>You're not alone in being unsure about how to invest your 401(k) …

Investing

I Was the Other Woman. Now I'm the Wife.

I wasn't looking to break up a marriage, but that's exactly what happened.<p>It's not my belief that you set out be the other woman. No one, I think, chooses to be thought of as slut, homewrecker, or "other," but then there is a moment that each one of us can recognize as defining. I certainly never …

Relationships

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

Jack the Ripper: has Bruce Robinson solved the world's most famous crime?

After 15 years of research, the director of Withnail and I tells Mick Brown he believes he has cracked the most enduring mystery in British criminal history<p>'I honestly think,’ Bruce Robinson says, ‘I’ve nailed the horrible f***er.’ He points to the photograph on the desk. A Victorian gent. …

Police hide speed cameras in tractors

Humberside Police admits putting speed cameras in tractors and other stationary vehicles in order to catch persistent offenders who travel in excess of 100mph on rural roads<p>Traffic officers are hiding in tractors to catch motorists speeding on country roads, it has emerged.<p>Humberside Police has …

Driverless Cars
Feminism

The Founding Fathers: Demigods or scoundrels?

For much of American history the founding generation, often mythologized and capitalized as the Founding Fathers, served as the gold standard against which we measured the debased currency that came after them. Ralph Waldo Emerson put this semi-sacred tradition succinctly: "They saw God face to …

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Mars Mission

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

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Seeking an arrangement? Here’s what happened when I joined a sugar daddy dating site

<b>Sugar daddy dating as been around for years, long before the internet or dating sites.</b><p>Remember the cliché of the man in the middle of a mid-life …

What I Learned When I Lost My Internship at Facebook

Steve Proehl—Corbis<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Steve Proehl—Corbis<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Matt Harnack for …

Social Media

Is It Really Possible to Be in Love with Two People at Once?

“We are complex and complicated beings, and it’s very possible that two different traits in two different people can both appeal to us,” says Durvasula. As you grow and develop as an individual, you might find yourself drawn to people who complement different aspects of who you are.<p>“Attraction is a …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Alzheimer's Disease

11 timeless lessons from a book that changed billionaire CEO Elizabeth Holmes' life

Holmes has always been intense and pragmatic, and one book that she read in her formative years helped harden her resolve.<p>When she left Houston for Stanford University in 2002 to study chemical engineering as an undergraduate, her parents sent her with a copy of Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations," …

Peer-Reviewed

'Not All Mommies Love Their Babies The Way I Love You'

It happened a few weeks ago when we were all in the car. The kids sat in the back talking about Wario and how his farts could KO an opponent. (Yes, my children play way too much Nintendo Smash Bros. And no, I have no idea if Wario can actually KO with flatulence alone... and I'm not sure if I want …

What Is Sleep Inertia, and How Can I Beat It?

If you're like most people, the first 15 minutes after you wake up aren't your finest moments. Aside from morning breath, bed head, crusty eyes and grumpiness, you're not firing on all cylinders, mentally speaking, right after getting out of bed.<p>This transitional state is known as sleep inertia. …

Sleep