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What Is Pegging? This Sex Act Is On the Rise Among Straight Men

“If you like regular orgasms, you’re going to like these even better."<p>If we told you that a certain sex act could give you the most intense orgasm of your life, you'd probably jump at the chance to try it. But for whatever reason, guys have historically been resistant to experimenting with prostate …

Sexual Health

Five Soul Food Restaurants on the South Side

In honor of Black History Month I want to highlight five delicious Chicago soul food restaurants. Soul food, of course, is the delectable Southern …

18 Things to Do When Visiting Cape Town, South Africa

Adventure awaits in South Africa.<p>February 16, 2018<p>Cape Town, South Africa is vibrant, adventure-filled city that will definitely satisfy your …

'As a black woman I'm always fetishised': racism in the bedroom

In a Bedfordshire nightclub, white couples queue to have sex with black men. Meanwhile, black women are routinely snubbed on dating sites. Why do racial stereotypes persist when it comes to sex?<p>It’s past midnight, November 2016, in Dunstable, a small town in Bedfordshire. My friend Miranda has …

Women of Color

The 5 Best-Selling Handguns of 2017

Even though sales across the industry are down, some models are still proving extra popular with gun buyers.<p>Despite gun sales declining in 2017 from …

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving's "village" — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye.<p>The afternoon light was gray but bright, flooding …

Pregnancy

Unraveling Racial Hatred in ‘Mudbound’

The drama “Mudbound” debuted to a standing ovation and rave reviews earlier this year at Sundance, kicking off inevitable awards speculation, especially for its director, Dee Rees. If Ms. Rees were to land an Academy Award nomination for best director, she would be only the fifth woman, and the …

Mary J. Blige

To many Americans, being patriotic means being white

By Michael Tesler<p>Vice President Pence portrayed his walk out of Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers as an of act patriotism.<p>Pence’s remarks followed President Trump’s lead in trying to make the NFL players’ national anthem protests of racial inequality in America …

Mobile Banking

The Rules You Need To Know When Airlines Lose Your Luggage

It's more than you might think.<p>When an airline loses your luggage, it’s never fun. But smart travelers can end up collecting major cash after such instances if they follow the correct protocol.<p>You should know that <b>on flights within the U.S., airlines are legally required to reimburse you up to</b> …

Flying

Here's What The Lettuce In Your Salad Actually Does For Your Body

Are you choosing the right greens?<p>We all know that salads are great for us ― they aid in digestion (thanks to fiber) and they’re full of antioxidants ― but it’s a good idea to make sure you’re building that salad with the best greens.<p>There’s a reason kale salads have taken off in popularity; …

Healthy Eating

10 Must-have mindfulness and meditation apps that shouldn’t live without

Share60<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+12<p>Shares 118<p>For thousands of years, Eastern cultures have used meditation as an effective way to quiet the mind and focus on the …

Mindfulness

Improve Your Balance - A Simple New Year's Resolution

<i>Balancing in the New Year! Photo source pixabay.com</i><p>I wish I spent my New Year's Eve all dressed up, twirling with a partner around the dance floor (I'm a competitive ballroom dancer). Do you know how I actually spent it? Huddled at my desk, working on a major government contract (I'm also a …

An Illegitimate President

To repeat a hackneyed phrase, we are in unchartered territory.<p>We have a president-elect who has already demonstrated that he places himself above the interests of the country. In continually denying the importance of Russian interference, he is issuing an open invitation for Russia, and others, to …

7 Compelling Reasons to Have More Sex

Everyone knows that, along with eating chocolate and drinking wine, having sex is one of the best things you can do for your health…<p>In all …

6 exercises to reduce stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Calming activities such as yoga and meditation can be very effective stress relievers, especially when integrated into daily life. However, sometimes stress, like steam trapped under the lid of a boiling pot, needs a more powerful release.<p>There's a common saying in sports for that type of …

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average.<p>In our experience, most people think good listening comes down to doing three things:<p>Not …

Top 10 novels about deranged killers

From Norman Bates to Hannibal Lecter, murderous bogeymen exercise an enduring grip on readers’ imaginations. These are some of the best, and most frightening<p>Nearly six decades after its original publication, Robert Bloch’s novel Psycho remains the progenitor and touchstone of all the deranged …

Building An Inside-Out Life - Part 2

<b>2. Practices That Build Your Inner Life</b><p>In Part I of this post I wrote that your inner life is usually neglected, in contrast to your outer life. I …

Try These Two Mental Techniques To Feel Less Time Pressure - PsyBlog

Both techniques can reduce that anxious, rushed feeling on a daily basis, research finds.<p>It can feel like we have less and less time to get the …

Savemoney

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Top 10 women's events in North America

While there is a slew of incredible, all-inclusive LGBT events confettied across the calendar — Prides, film festivals and cruises galore — there is …

Prince broke all the rules of fashion, and did he look good

Was there ever a male performer more enamored with ruffles -- or lace or velvet -- than Prince?<p>He wore it all beautifully, seductively and powerfully. With his frilly shirts and velvet suits, his brocades and silks, Prince played with gender stereotypes and moved us to to reconsider our …

Prince’s Lost Rolling Stone Interview: ‘I Don’t Think About Gone’

In January 2014, I spent a long evening at Paisley Park with Prince, conducting interviews for a cover story that was never published. The full story …

Farmers markets guide: Your complete Chicago and suburban listings

Farmers market season has planted roots so firmly in the city and suburbs that the returning artfully arranged piles of spring greens, onions and more are as sure a sign of spring as May flowers. This year's season has begun, with a few markets in Chicago and the suburbs already open, Green City …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

Michael Jordan gifts complete set of Air Jordans to Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant has gotten one impressive retirement gift from Michael Jordan.<p>The Jordan Brand gave Bryant a full set of the sneakers released so far in the Air Jordan line — 30 pairs in all. The gift was presented early Saturday at the Jordan Brand All-Star party, which Bryant attended.<p>Jordan Brand …

Clinton, Sanders both land only soft blows in Democratic debate

By David A. Fahrenthold<p>, Reporter<p>This truly was a PBS debate: genteel, civilized, lacking drama — and full of material that’s already aired somewhere else.<p>Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton spent most of Thursday night’s debate in what Clinton called “vigorous …

Middle-class

Enjoy these Chicago Black Restaurant Week specials

It's Chicago's first Chicago Black Restaurant Week, running from February 7-13. Instead of offering fixed price meals, various African American-owned …

Coffee lovers: Here's where to find 26 of our favorite cups