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Can women get sex whenever they like?

It's Christmas – the season for making merry, going out and, if you're single, trying to snog people under the mistletoe before the pubs close. So I thought it would be a good time to look at one of the oldest assumptions in the Men vs Women book: can women get sex whenever they want, while men are …

Nerves In Our Stomachs That Signal Fullness Work Like Clockwork

Why do we feel hungry during periods throughout the day, yet we can go a full night of sleeping without being woken up by hunger pangs?<p>According to a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience, it's because nerves in our gut that signal "fullness" to the brain really <i>do</i> work like clockwork.<p>In …

How Stolen Smartphones End Up In The Hands Of Colombian Cartels

<i>This article is part of a Huffington Post series exploring the global underground trade in stolen smartphones. Previous stories in the series can be found here.</i><p>BOGOTA, Colombia -- In the capital of a country notorious for drug trafficking, here was a familiar scene. Colombian police, acting on a …

Business of new and worn banknotes thriving in Delhi

India Insight<p>« Previous Post<p>White-collar jobs for rural women needed to enhance gender equality – new book<p>Next Post »<p>Reactions on Twitter to the Supreme Court judgment on gay sex<p>No comments so far<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you …

Nothing but a Snoop thang: the Dogg's latest adventures in nomenclature

Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, the artist sometimes known as Snoop Dogg (and sometimes Snoop Lion) has once again shed his identity, announcing that he will now add Snoopzilla to his stable of names.<p>This latest alter ego is the realization of Snoop’s funk music-making personality and …

Man City fight back to beat Bayern

Manchester City, 2-0 down to European Champions Bayern Munich after 12 minutes, hit back for a stunning 3-2 away win to end the Germans' run of 10 consecutive Champions League wins on Tuesday.<p>Bayern appeared to be strolling to another win as Thomas Mueller and Mario Goetze, helped by poor …

TIME for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / November 20, 2013<p>When the innovative publisher Henry Luce launched TIME Magazine 90 years ago, his big idea was that TIME would …

The mindfulness business

IN HIS 1905 book, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism. Now it …

Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

There was something strange about the rockets that landed on Zamalka, a town south of Syria's capital, just after two in the morning on Aug. 21. They didn't explode. Yet even lodged into walls of homes or injected into the dirt fully intact, they proved lethal. Hundreds of people sleeping near the …

Meet The Little-Known Network Pushing Ideas For Kochs, ALEC

WASHINGTON -- A network of state-level think tanks is pushing a right-wing agenda with support from the American Legislative Exchange Council and funding from the billionaire Koch brothers, according to a new report.<p>The Center for Media and Democracy released its exposé on the State Policy Network …

For most of us, it’s difficult to imagine not having a single photo of yourself. 

For most of us, it’s difficult to imagine not having a single photo of yourself.<p>Sasha Leahovcenco traveled to a remote region of Siberia to take portraits of people who had never seen a photograph of themselves.

Is bottled water safer?

<b>The rumor: You shouldn't trust tap water</b><p>Drinking plenty of water is important for your health, because it maintains bodily functions, carries nutrients to cells and helps you stay hydrated and energized.<p>But you've probably wondered: Is fancy bottled water somehow better for you than plain tap …

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A No-Fail Strategy To Help You Stop Sabotaging Yourself

<i>Are you driving yourself crazy with dumb mistakes, "what was I thinking?" comments, and other lunkheaded moves? Martha Beck offers a no-fail strategy to get you back on the right track.</i><p>By Martha Beck<p>"It's not like I'm shooting myself in the foot," said Whitney. "It's more like I'm using my entire …

Biomimicry: looking to nature to solve human problems

Humans have been gaining inspiration from nature for many thousands of years, yet as a formal concept "biomimicry" – which explores how we can learn from nature to solve human problems – is more recent.<p>The word itself was coined by Janine Benyus (author of the 1997 book Biomimicry) and originates …

How I got caught up in a 'stranded traveller' phishing scam

I was in the shower when the phone calls began. A friend rang to tell me she had received an email saying I was stranded in the Ukraine having lost my passport and "cell phone", and urgently needed £2,100 to settle my hotel bill and get home. Since she'd only seen me the previous day she knew it …