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Revealing Portraits of Heavily Tattooed People Who Normally Cover Their Whole Bodies

For many people, their skin is a canvas on which to display beautiful body art. Some folks are satisfied with one or two tattoos, but others keep going until entire areas of their body are camouflaged in colorful ink. British photographer Alan Powdrill documents these brazen bodies in <i>COVERED</i>, an …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

7 things we’ve learned from the Ashley Madison leak

Hackers who stole user information from the infidelity network AshleyMadison.com last month dumped their trove of email and street addresses, phone …

Beautifully Mysterious Photos of Gallipoli by Ekin Kucuk

Istanbul-based photographer Ekin Kucuk captures the Gallipoli peninsula in a series of moody black-and-white images. The Turkish locale was once the site of war, but here, Kucuk depicts a more tranquil existence where animals roam on desolate city streets. Her monochromatic pictures have a …

Roam

How Swinging Made My Marriage Stronger

"You can't do something like that and not trust each other."<p><i>Claire and her now-husband Eric (not their real names) spent about three years while they were dating going to a swingers club. Here's how it happened, according to Claire</i>—<i>and how she says it made their relationship stronger.</i><p>We had been …

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Cannabis

14 Korean Beauty Brands You Need to Know About

Regardless if you’re obsessed with makeup or you consider yourself the captain of team #wakeupandgo, there’s something to love about Korean girl beauty. Skincare comes first, but it doesn’t stop at serums, creams and masks: unapologetic pigments and quirky packaging show that statement-worthy flair …

Skin Care

Life Before ‘Having It All’: Portrait of a Working Girl in 1940

The White Collar Girl: Model Carol Lorell stands in for Ginger Rogers, star of the upcoming adaptation of novel "Kitty F<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

One of the Soccer Fans Who Harassed a News Reporter Live On-Air Was Fired from His $100K Job

Oh, and they were all banned from the stadium. Justice.<p><b>Update, 5/14:</b> Joke's on these dudes. After making an offensive remark to a female reporter on live TV, at least two of the men are being punished. And one of them has already lost his job.<p>That's right. The man at the end who says the joke is …

Feminism

Starbucks not liable for spilled coffee that burned officer, jury says

Police Sgt. Matthew Kohr got a cup of coffee from his usual barista, Ali, one day in January 2012 at Starbucks Store No. 8373 in the North Carolina capital.<p>The venti-size coffee blend — Kohr says Ali called it "something special" — was hot. It spilled into the officer's lap. His inner thigh was …

Coffee

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Angelina Jolie and Her Skin Care Secrets

Angelina Jolie is undoubtedly the most popular actress of this era. Her skin still looks radiant at 39 and it is the wish of many women of her age around the world to learn how she keeps it that way. They also need to know the cost as they expect that with her budget, money would be no object.<p>It …

8 Things You Never Knew About Your Clit

Like that some clits are the size of a pickle. Like that.<p>We all think we know everything we need to know about our clitorises. They're awesome, stimulating, they're the primary way women have orgasms, and ...what else is there? The answer is: a lot. Here, Dr. Emily Nagoski, director of wellness …

Extreme Sports

Stunning Street Photos of 1960s New York by Takayuki Ogawa

After six years working as a photographer for one of Japan's weekly magazines, Takayuki Ogawa decided to take a trip out to New York. For about a year, from 1967 to 1968, Ogawa walked New York's streets taking photos of everything he saw around him. With a fresh set of eyes, he captured the overall …

Japan

The World's 16 Most Incredible Sea Caves

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>Most people have only been exposed to sea caves by reading <i>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince</i>, and that's not OK... mostly because the sea cave in that book was terrifying and filled with zombies (apologies to anyone who hasn't read it by now). The sea caves in this list, on the …