Elena Deanda

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A bad smell led residents of a Mexican town to a gruesome discovery: 100 bodies in a trailer

Wherever the trailer went, someone had a problem with it.<p>As authorities tried to park a large truck in various locations in the suburbs of the Mexican city of Guadalajara, residents began to complain. At first, a local mayor claimed it was parked illegally, prompting authorities to move it.<p>But then …

World News

Who Gets to Use the Term 'Partner'?

Some queer people feel it should belong to the LGBTQ community, but others feel the non-gendered term should be normalized for everyone.<p>Describing the romantic relationship I’m in, which is replete with nebulous and ever-evolving gender feels, it can be tough to identify with any of the words …

Cultural Appropriation

Transplaining: My husband wants to transition into a woman. What should I do?

Welcome to Transplaining, <i>Mic</i> correspondent Serena Daniari’s weekly advice column on gender identity. No topic — from dating to sex to the process of …

Transgender

The 10-Minute Daily Ritual That Will Revolutionize Your Relationship

Long-term, committed relationships can be tough. You're co-existing with another complicated human. Maybe they lose some of the luster they had …

Social Work

What if porn, but for women

A new grant program will award stipends ranging from $500 to $10,000 to female pornographers<p>Porn has long been seen as the exclusive domain of men — at least when it comes to who’s making it and consuming it. Whether it’s because women are assumed to be less horny and visual-oriented, or just too …

5 Assemble-It-Yourself Furniture Brands That Aren't IKEA

I'm not an IKEA hater, and I'll never be. There's a reason they've become such a success. Their pieces are functional and affordable, and there's …

Sofa

Getting in the (Subjunctive) Mood

Anyone who's learned a language will not be surprised to find out that languages have moods.<p>But when we're talking about the language kind of mood …

Linguistics

The powerful way to help your child feel loved—especially when life gets busy

Did you ever think your parents didn't love you growing up? If so, you're not alone. Of course, we all love our children beyond words, but sometimes …

Parenting

Don’t Let the Loud Bigots Distract You. America’s Real Problem With Race Cuts Far Deeper

In a recent viral video, an unidentified white woman in line at a grocery store in Oregon, dressed in a floral romper and black knee-high boots, …

Civil Rights

Black Girls Rock! Embraces Faith Fennidy, The 6th Grader Suspended for Having Braids

How your week starts doesn’t have to be how it ends. Faith Fennidy saw her world shift when her school, Christ The King Elementary School in …

Women of Color

How does the Interior Design of a Home Affect the Mental Health of the Occupants? | Times Square Chronicles

How does the Interior Design of a Home Affect the Mental Health of the Occupants?<p>We have tried mindfulness yoga, Tai Chi, barefoot walks and weekly …

Mental Health

10 People Reveal How Much They Have in Savings — and How They Got There

Different savings methods work for different people.<p>Saving money is important if you want to reach both short-term and long-term financial goals. For …

Personal Finance

What It Was Like to Be a Jew in the Roman Empire

Any traveller, when visiting a new city, is sure to take in its highlights: the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, or the Empire State Building. Fine art, …

Ancient History

Man stabs friend in neck after gay sex

A man has been arrested for stabbing his friend in the neck after they had gay sex in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.<p>According to the …

Crime

So What Does It Mean To Be Bisexual, Exactly?

Nope, not the same as pansexual.<p>Okay, so Drew Barrymore says she's bisexual—but what does that really mean? Even if you think you know, trust me, it's more complicated than you probably realize.<p>Around 13 percent of people identify as bisexual, according to GLAAD. But what it means to be bisexual …

Sexuality

The Executioner's House

The medieval home is still engraved with the symbol of the profession, an eye flanked by two axes.<p>Found on the quiet Paċifiku Scicluna Street in the …

Archaeology

Make Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Tonight

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

9 Common Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Iceland

For how beautiful Iceland is, there are a lot of ways a vacation to the island nation can go wrong. The weather is unpredictable, some hot springs …

Travel

‘It Was A Porn Movie’: Atlantic’s First Female A&R Exec Reveals the Worst of the Music Industry

“Men are going to try to break you,” one of Dorothy Carvello’s teachers told her in grade school — and, she says, they were words that seemed to …

Music Industry

The bizarre places where strippers are forced to get naked

Chanel, an exotic dancer from Long Island, has taken off her clothes at ­offices and bachelor parties. But she drew the line when she was hired for a …

All Your (Very) Honest Questions About Anal Sex, Answered by an Expert

• Popsugar<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Sex<p>Do You Poop During Anal Sex?<p>All Your (Very) Honest Questions About Anal Sex, Answered by an Expert<p>Shares<p>Anal sex can be tricky. …

How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate Racism

The sociologist Margaret Hagerman spent two years embedded in upper-middle-class white households, listening in on conversations about race.<p>When Margaret Hagerman was trying to recruit white affluent families as subjects for the research she was doing on race, one prospective interviewee told her, …

Race & Ethnicity

Mexican city tells police to ignore most sex in public

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — It's now less risky to get frisky — in public — in Guadalajara.<p>Mexico's second-largest city has made it harder to police sexual activity in places like parks, alleys, entertainment venues and cars by ordering cops to look the other way most of the time.<p>Proponents say the …

Guadalajara

The Family Weekly: The Benefits of Teaching Sex Ed to Preschoolers

Plus: teaching preteen girls about puberty, unexpected news about STD rates, and KFC’s latest marketing stunt aimed at babies<p>This Week in Family<p>It’s often tough for American parents to figure out the right time to start talking to their children about their changing bodies, especially when it comes …

Tweens

The dark secret of Thailand’s child brides

A girl raped in her village was taken to a shelter, but the Islamic Council visited to try to make her marry her rapist<p>One day this summer, 11-year-old Ayu married 41-year-old Che Abdul Karim Che Hamid at a small pink mosque on the banks of the Golok river in the far south of Thailand. Earlier that …

Fish

The Most Epic Rail Trips Around the World

Grand Tour of Switzerland<p>With the 4-day Swiss Travel Pass, you can choose from three Grand Tour of Switzerland itineraries. For example, the popular …

Switzerland

Sex and the smartphone: Can we talk about what your teenager is up to?

Dana aspires to be a neurosurgeon and volunteers at her local food bank. She skips most parties “by choice” in her Alberta city – she tried beer once, and thought it tasted awful – and she’s busy anyway, with school and activities.<p>One thing the 17-year-old does for fun: A couple of times a week, …

Middle School

Be Your Authentic Self At Work — But Only if You're White

When Cassius Green first started his new job at a telemarketing call center, he struggled with his sales pitches and was constantly hung up on. That …

Race & Ethnicity

Krak des Chevaliers

Ruins of the Crusaders' headquarters.<p>Krak des Chevaliers is the single most imposing symbol of the Crusades.<p>The Krak is a massive Crusader fortress …

Middle East

Babies learn most of their vocabulary from their fathers, according to new research

It's been suggested in various studies in the past, such as this study conducted by researchers at Evanston Northwestern University and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, that there are differences between the sexes when it comes to picking up new languages, but what about passing languages on? Does …

Northwestern University