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Everyone should have a love affair with something nerdy–it will change your life

I married a woman much cooler than I am. It was something completely unexpected that brought us together–our mutual love of “nerd culture.” I let my freak flag fly, she asked me to accompany her to the midnight showing of Hayao Miyazaki’s <i>Spirited Away</i>, and the rest is history. Who would’ve …

They May Call It an Invisible Illness, But to Me My Crohn’s Disease Was Nothing But Visible.

Inflamed and Untamed<p>http://www.inflamed-and-untamed.com/post/137159155517/they-may-call-it-an-invisible-illness-but-to-me<p>If you’ve ever been curious …

High-Soaring Balloons Could Be The Future Of Solar Energy

They may solve a big problem by getting uninterrupted access to sunlight.<p>When it comes to solar energy, we've long known that solar panels must be placed in areas with as much access to sunlight as possible for optimal power output. But even then, clouds or bad weather can interrupt energy …

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10 Reasons Why Single Dads Are Good Lovers

If you’re looking for love and not including single dads in your list, maybe it’s time you give a second thought to it. Being a single parent is not …

Ghosting, Swerve, and Bag Job, Oh My: A Dictionary for the Digital Dating Age

The language of modern dating—or at least hooking up—is changing rapidly. Here’s what you need to know.<p>I’ve done it. Charlize Theron has (somewhat …

Internet dating: 10 things I’ve learned from looking for love online

Online dating has made meeting new people easier than ever, but getting to know them has only got tougher. One 34-year-old singleton shares her tips for swiping right<p>Well, I don’t remember his name and I only vaguely remember what he looked like – he had eyes, I suppose he wore trousers. But I’ll …

The Real Reason Women Cheat

SAN FRANCISCO — Middle-age women who cheat on their husbands are looking for passion and sex, but don't want to divorce their husbands over it, new …

This chatbot is everything wrong with creepy dudes in the dating scene

He started off the conversation with, “Aren’t you going to say hi?” I responded politely but cautiously with a “hey.” He told me I had a pretty name, …

Hey People, You Should Totally Follow This Advice to Get Laid from Online Dating

I've picked up a few idiot-proof tricks for online dating from my years of banging around. This is exactly how to get what you want from meeting a stranger over your phone.<p>According to science*, about 80 percent of millennials are on the toilet at this very moment, furiously swiping right towards a …

‘Casual’ reveals how to create the perfect dating profile, and it's depressing

Hulu's "Casual" takes a cynical look at this question in a recent episode.<p>One of the lead characters is Alex (Tommy Dewey), the handsome but jaded cofounder of fictional dating site Snooger. He is shown tweaking his algorithm to match with a hot girl in the first episode, and in the fourth episode …

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I spent a week using five of the most popular dating apps — here's the one I unexpectedly liked the most

Match Group, the parent company of Tinder, PlentyOfFish, Match, HowAboutWe, and OkCupid, filed to go public recently. According to its IPO prospectus, it generated revenues of $888.3 million last year, up about 11% year-over-year.<p>And JSwipe, a popular dating app aimed at Jewish people, was recently …

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<b>Die XtraSize Pillen erhöhen die Absorption und Wirksamkeit der Schwellkörper, aus denen der Penis aufgebaut ist.Während der Füllung mit Blut</b> …

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Stop Stretching Before a Workout and Stretch After!

One of the biggest myths in the physical fitness world is that you should always stretch before lifting. However, this may actually hinder your …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

World Cup<p>Everything from the golazos to the howlers. Updated daily.<p>By Tom Philip3 days agoView More<p>Beach<p>'Tis the season.<p>By Marian BullJuly 25, …

How To Dress And Style For Your Body Type: Skinny Guy

While most of us aspire to be thinner, there’s something to be said for guys that never filled out, and can’t escape the snark about being one gust …

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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 …

5 Things To Keep In Mind When Co-Parenting With Your Ex After Divorce

I divorced when I was in my 20s. It would be nice to be able to walk away from my ex and have that part of my life be a distant memory as soon as the ink dried on the divorce decree, but for those of us that share custody of a child with our ex, or work for the same company as the ex (both cases …

STDs in Relationships: When to Tell Your Partner You Have Herpes, Genital Warts, STIs

You'd think that by the time you're engaged to someone, you know almost everything about them—including any health issues or conditions. But as Reddit user Buthetreatsmewell posted to the site, that's not always the case. She writes: "My [27F] fiancé [31M] of two years admitted to having a STD when …

When She Wants To Be Just Friends

<i>Lonely and sick of it? Feeling like you’re going to get dumped? Not sure how that first date went? Wondering what that rash is? These and many other confusing dating issues can be solved for you by the inimitable Bryce Warnes. Put your happiness in his capable hands (Note: Bryce Warnes is not a</i> …

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17 Out-of-Place Artifacts Said to Suggest High-Tech Prehistoric Civilizations Existed

According to the conventional view of history, humans have only walked the Earth in our present form for some 200,000 years. Advanced civilizations …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Had An Emotional Affair With The High-School Boyfriend Who Found Me on Facebook and It Was the Wake-Up Call I Needed

The night he found me I was standing in my kitchen wearing a plaid nightshirt that screamed “Mom” eating peanut butter off a spoon. It was 2:00 in the morning.<p>A safe, predictable 2:00 am: baby tucked in tight and husband snoring soundly. It had been years since 2:00 a.m. had been anything other …

The Top 10 Most Useless Degrees (And Why)

College is extremely expensive, and choosing the right degree to pursue is crucial. Here are 10 of the most useless degrees in college you can pursue.