Elliott Kellam

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The straight men dating men and the gay men who fall in love with them

Just as 'out' gay men have a duty to protect themselves from others forcing their will upon them, men refusing to conform to the label should …

Bi Country Tis of Thee: Basically Everyone in America is Bisexual

New data released by the CDC show that more Americans identify as bisexual. 5.5% of women and 2% of men say they're bi.<p>Last year, researchers found that straight people don't really exist, so it should come as no surprise that in early 2016 the Center for Disease Control released data showing that …

Beyond Binary: How Bisexuality Shifts Orientation Science

<i>This is the second installment of interviews with speakers from the 2nd Annual AltSex NYC Conference, which was held on April 28 in New York City.</i> …

Why Are Bi People Getting Sicker Than Gays And Lesbians?

Bisexuals are at higher risk for cancer, obesity, depression and STDs.<p>Last September, I was one of about 100 bisexual advocates and journalists …

Gay athlete finds acceptance in college after feeling rejection in high school

I was out in high school, but I never had a relationship or anything. All that really resulted from being out was that I was “different” and had more …

Does the Afterlife Exist?

'The OA' and 'The Discovery' justify an afterlife with science. The real story is much murkier.<p>In the Netflix original movie <i>The Discovery</i>, a …

Do you look like your name?

Most parents can remember the subtle mix of excitement and anxiety accompanying the choice of their baby’s name – it will follow the child his or her …

North America

You might be drinking water from the last Ice Age, and 16 other striking facts about Earth's life-giving liquid

Water, water everywhere — but less 0.5% of Earth's reserves are drinkable.<p>That's just one shocking fact that Neil deGrasse Tyson and five experts dropped at the 2015 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History.<p>The event focused on the surprising origins, scarcity, and …

Why Can't We Accept Straight Men Who Have Gay Sex?

A little over a decade ago, Jesse*, a now-42-year-old man based in Alberta, Canada, got a divorce. An office administrator for a warehouse …

Why Isn't It OK for Guys to Be Bi?

There's far more stigma around male bisexuality than female.<p><i>Image by Sam Taylor</i><p>Tuesday wasn't just another day dealing with the weekend's comedown; it was Bisexual Visibility Day. Which got me thinking: 'Where exactly are all the bi guys?' I know a fair few fellas who've confided in me about their …

The Brain’s Connections Shrink During Sleep

This mass downscaling stops neurons from becoming saturated—which may be one of the reasons why sleep exists at all.<p>In your every waking moment, whether you mean to or not, you are absorbing new experiences, and changing your brain. Specifically, some of your neurons become more strongly connected. …

The Brain

6 Dream Sprays That Will Help You Relax, Chill Out, and Sleep Better

The beauty world has gone pretty New Age on us as of recent, and we’re one hundred percent here for it. Take, for example, crystals—suspended in serums, incorporated into facials, and even in Glossier's highlighters. Combine the power of these with sleepy-time scents, and you've got one of 2017's …

Can you "hear" flashes of light? Do you have synesthesia? Take a test.

Can you "hear" motion or light flashes? If so, according to new research from City University London, you may be experiencing a not-so-rare form of …

The foolproof way to never forgetting a name

In the early 1990s Mark Channon was working at a London bar, when a friend taught him a technique to remember names. At the time, Channon, who was an aspiring actor, could remember lines for a performance, but had a terrible memory for names.<p>One of the most powerful things is if you are able to …

James Madison

Using lasers, scientists turn mice into ferociously efficient hunters

A blue light affixed to a mouse's skull flicks on. In less than a second, the rodent charges toward a scuttling plastic bug, grabs the toy and ferociously nibbles at it.<p>Researchers at Yale University used this blue light to hijack the brains of mice. With the flip of a switch, the indifferent …

Why You'll Never Change Anyone's Mind About Politics

Science has now all but proven that facts cannot sway political opinion. But what can?<p>The question of how to change a mind—or get someone to hop the political fence—has likely never been more important, or discussed more frequently, than in today's age. Last year, despite a constant series of …

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Multiple Sclerosis

Lucid Dreaming FAQ Frequently Asked Questions with answers about Lucid Dreaming and Lucid dreams

Lucid Dreaming Dreams FAQ How To<p>Click here for Dream FAQ "They have become lucid in the waking dream" -Infinite Player<p><b>Table of Contents:</b> <b><br>1. …

Lucid dreams: their advantage and disadvantage in the frame of search activity concept

Abstract<p>Search activity (SA) is the behavioral and mental activity that is oriented to changes of the environment or of the subject's view and …

5 Reasons Why You Feel Like You Don't Have Enough Time, According to Psychology

Data simply doesn't support the idea that people have less time than in the past, but psychological factors are driving scores of people to believe the opposite.<p>"I don't have time for that!"<p>How many times a day does that idea slip from your mouth? Probably quite a few. But the reality is that …

Designer babies: an ethical horror waiting to happen?

Nearly 40 years since the first ‘test-tube baby’, how close are we to editing out all of our genetic imperfections – and should we even try to do so?<p>Comfortably seated in the fertility clinic with Vivaldi playing softly in the background, you and your partner are brought coffee and a folder. Inside …

Fertility Clinic

German Politicians Want To Fund Sex Workers For the Elderly and Disabled

In a novel new proposal, Germany's Green Party wants its government to fund the services of sex workers for the elderly and the disabled, under the idea that the prescribed sexual relief would improve their quality of life.<p>Spokeswoman on care policy Elisabeth Scharfenberg told the <i>Welt am Sonntag</i> …

How to Tell If Someone's Smile Is Fake (and What It Means for You)

Smiles are a universal sign of pleasure and happiness, but fake ones cause real problems.<p>That coworker who smiled at you as you quickly walked by? Yeah, she totally faked it. The grin from your partner because you just busted a move like Napoleon Dynamite? Okay, that one's real. But could you tell? …

Chickens Are Much, Much Smarter Than They Look

Why did the chicken cross the road? We don’t know, but it probably had its reasons. A new paper published in the journal <i>Animal Cognition</i> reports that …

9 weird psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

There's a lot we don't understand — and a lot that's idiosyncratic to individual people and couples.<p>That's why a lot of research into why we mate is bizarre to the point of incoherence — cultural norms as well as oddities in research methods can create a lot of noise.<p>Yet it turns out that there is …

Why Sleep Paralysis Is So Scary and What You Can Do About It

I don’t mind bad dreams. When you wake up, the dream fades away. What utterly terrifies me, though, is when my brain wakes up but my body cannot …