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30 Facts You Never Knew About Chocolate

There may not be any more room in our brains for certain things like the trig functions we learned in high school, but there will always be enough space for more information about chocolate. Fortunately for all you fellow chocolate fiends out there, Mental Floss has just come out with a new video …

Beware Tax Mistakes IRS Calls Willful

Taxes are complex, so you might assume just about <i>anything</i> can be called an innocent mistake. Actually, the tax law draws a line between non-willful and willful, and steep penalties or even prosecution can hang in the balance. ‘I didn’t know,’ doesn’t always work. Ignorance of even complex tax laws …

Google accused of using 'unfair and deceptive' ads on YouTube Kids

Consumer watchdog groups have filed a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), accusing Google of blurring the line between ads and original content in its YouTube Kids app. The complaint alleges that Google has broken a number of broadcasting rules, including mixing "commercial and other …

Android Creator Andy Rubin Launches a Hardware Incubator

Android creator Andy Rubin is shifting gears after building the OS at Google for nearly a decade, reports The Wall Street Journal.<p>Rubin is now launching Playground, an incubator for hardware innovators. The company has raised $48 million from Google, HP, Foxconn, Redpoint Ventures, Tencent Holdings …

9 Things You Need to Know About IUDs

Tons of facts about this highly effective birth control option.<p>Intrauterine devices (IUDs) just got a big seal of approval, this time from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recently endorsed them as an excellent method to prevent teenage pregnancy. Add to that the fact that it's also the …

Women's Health

Samsung's Falling Profits, Will The Galaxy S6 Be Its Saviour?

Samsung has released earnings guidance for Q1 2015 ahead of the official numbers which will be available at the end of April. As expected, the news is not good. Revenue is expected to be 46 trillion won (lower than the analyst expectation of 49.8 trillion won), and operating profit across the …

8 Ways You Didn't Know Hackers Could Steal Your Identity

Who knew?<p>There are a surprising number of ways that criminals can use your personal information to commit fraud. Here are some of the weirdest:<p>1) …

Apple wants you to avoid product launch lines

Apple no longer wants you to wait in long lines during product launches -- in fact, it would sometimes prefer that you stay at home. An Angela Ahrendts memo leaked to <i>Business Insider</i> shows that the company is going to steer you toward using either the Apple Store app or its online store to buy …

Apple Watch

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge teardown: Hard to repair, expensive to produce

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, with its beautifully curved but not very useful screen, is perhaps the company's most intriguing smartphone yet — on the …

Samsung Galaxy

Sex Secrets from Your Grandpa

Not only is he having hotter sex than you could ever imagine, you should be asking him questions about it. No, really<p>Last week, we shared a new study from Baylor University that suggested married couples have more and better sex after they've been together for half a century. So, basically your …

RPGs

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Body Language

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Nutrition

z redirected 6 Marriage Milestones That Will Make or Break a Couple

Plus, tips that will help cement your bond<p>Remember that whole line in wedding vows about for better or for worse? Well, they weren't kidding about the worse. Every couple goes through their fair share of trying times, but the interesting thing is that the difficult stuff brings certain duos even …

How to Make Your Skinny Arms Look Their Best

Create the illusion of bigger biceps with these 6 rules<p>You have small arms, but the world doesn’t need to know. Make your arms look bigger in shirts by following these 6 rules from <i>Men’s Health</i> fashion and grooming director Brian Boye.<p><b>T-SHIRTS</b><p><b>Eliminate Extra Fabric</b> “You don’t want the sleeve fabric …

Clothing

Why Y'all REALLY Need to Wash Your Sheets More Often

You're gonna wanna have some Tide handy.<p>After a long, hard day, there’s nothing like curling up in 600-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. But, if you’re like many other people out there, you’re also curling up in dead skin, bacteria, fungus, mites, and fecal matter. Yes, poop.<p>We polled 1,187 …

Cleaning

8 Monumental Sexual Experiences You Must Have

There are moments in a man’s life when vanilla sex just won’t do<p>There are moments in a man’s life when good, wholesome sex becomes something more. When the bed rocks, the walls shake, and the wildlife starts howling at the moon.<p>Rest up.<p>Tonight’s going to be one of those nights.<p>I like to think of a …

Los Angeles

10 Weird Things That Boost Your Sex Life

Just in case lingerie and rose petals aren't romantic enough for you…<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>It seems like every week there's a new study out claiming to boost your libido. Some of them make sense, but a lot of them are flat-out bizarre. We rounded up 10 of the …

Weird

Oral Sex: Should You Always Return the Favor?

Our Girl Next Door answers your most burning sex and relationship questions<p><b>If a woman goes down on me, am I always expected to return the favor?</b>MIKE, DETROIT, MI<p>No, not always. We've seen that glaze in your eyes, and we know what it means: You're seconds away from a post-orgasm snooze. Just don't …

Lifestyle

Google Will Now Pay You to Kill Bugs Year-Round

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9 Ways to Last Longer In Bed

Though it may seem hopeless, there are several effective ways to curb premature ejaculation<p>One of the most frustrating afflictions that can befall a man is premature ejaculation. It's embarrassing, it's unexpected, and it turns what is supposed to be one life's greatest joys into one of life's …

University of Washington

A New Twist On 3 Old Sex Positions

Laura Berman describes some creative new ways to update your most time-tested bedroom moves<p>If your sex life is starting to feel a little too choreographed or paint-by-numbers, you've got two choices. One, you can add some new positions to your sexual repertoire. Hey, we can think of 45 you haven't …

Hips

The Risky Sex Trend More Couples Are Trying

It seems like more people are getting frisky in public places. Is it hot—or just a crime?<p>The possibility of getting caught can make sex exponentially hotter. But three couples who recently made news for getting down in public didn’t get caught—they freaking <i>advertised</i> it. It all happened on the same …

University of Tennessee

The Best Masturbation Tips Ever

Find your happy place every time<p>The maxim "He knows me better than I know myself"? Well, it probably doesn't hold true when it comes to pleasure centers. If you're like many women, you have had a long-term relationship with a vibrator and, with concentration, can get the deed done during a …

New Android malware makes your phone look like it’s off, and then spies on you

AVG has discovered a new Android malware threat, dubbed PowerOffHijack, that has a very unique feature: it hijacks the shutdown process. After PowerOffHijack makes it looks like your phone is off, it then proceeds to spy on you.<p>In other words, when you hit the power off button, your mobile device …

Your iPhone has been hacked by the NSA

That iPhone in your hands? It’s been compromised by the National Security Agency through its SIM card, and government spies can access your phone through a backdoor installed on it without even needing a court order.<p>Sound scary? It is, and it’s the latest bombshell to be dropped by American …

How Guys Feel About Vibrators

One guy sounds off on sharing the spotlight with your battery-operated friend.<p>There was once a time when vibrators were scary.<p>According to a variety of unreliable Internet sources, the earliest known vibrator was invented by Egyptian pharaoh and Liz Taylor doppelgänger, Cleopatra, and it was …

Yellowjackets

4 Foods That Help Relieve Stress and Shrink Your Waistline

Reach for these instead of your typical comfort foods.<p>When you're stressed, you may start to hear the siren call of ice cream, French fries, and potato chips. But tempting as it may be to reach for these foods, there are better choices that will <i>actually</i> help relieve anxiety—and won't have a …

Nutrition

The Weird Sign You're Perfect For Each Other

We guarantee you'll be thinking about this on your next date<p>Forget a mutual love of <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> or your eerily similar workout playlists; new research suggests that there's a better way to determine if you're soul mates, and it has to do with the way you speak. People who use the same …

Relationships

6 Super-Smart Eye Shadow Hacks You NEED to Try

Making your life easier one hack at a time<p>Creating a fabulous eye look is seriously an art form (there's a reason that they're called makeup <i>artists</i>). But learning a few simple tricks of the trade can take you from eye shadow zero to eye shadow hero. We asked makeup artist Matthew Waitesmith, …

Makeup