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Use Ice Cubes in Bed | Men's Health

“Stimulating nerve endings in foreplay builds anticipation and excitement, highly intensifying the pleasure,” says Wagner.<p>All you need are a couple of ice cubes to get the fun started.<p><b>Tease Your Partner</b><p>Take several ice cubes out of the freezer and set them into a bowl. Then slowly draw one along …

#FitFam: 11 Reasons Why The Fitness Culture On Social Media Needs To Be Stopped

I've recently fallen back into the "healthy lifestyle" of eating well and going to the gym. I feel awesome and I'm definitely excited about it, but …

Social Media

Staples To Shut 225 Stores By End Of 2015

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Staples will close up to 225 stores in the U.S. and Canada by the end of next year as it seeks to trim about $500 million in …

Tech and Science

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Science

7 Crazy Reasons You Should Be Intimidated To Eat With Queen Elizabeth II

The idea of eating with Queen Elizabeth II sounds pretty great -- who wouldn't want to receive an invite to a dinner at Buckingham Palace? But Darren McGrady, the Queen's former personal chef of 11 years, describes a dining scene that sounds even more intense than we thought.<p>McGrady himself started …

Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

The world’s top graphic designers explore the ancient geometrical concept in poetry, food, sculpture, hairstyles and decorative art<p>Golden Meaning: graphic artists depict the golden ratio – in pictures<p>Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most …

Could South Park: The Stick of Truth be the Best Licensed Game Ever?

We finally played Obsidian’s RPG, and it didn’t forget to bring a towel.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>How happy does South Park: The Stick of Truth make me? Put …

10 Luxurious Ways to Decorate with Travertine in your Interiors

In your home the materials that make up your surroundings are those that captivate you and help you love your home. Travertine is one of those …

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

Dessert

27 Red Velvet Desserts That Want To Be Your Valentine

Some things are meant to be.

Artist Transforms Ordinary Objects with Bright Colored Beads

New York artist Jan Huling takes common objects, such as dolls, toys or statues, and meticulously transforms them with vibrant patterns of beads. This process completely alters the original object, making even highly recognizable figures seem unfamiliar when stripped down to their most basic …

Art

New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The national<p>Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreport that depression costs 200 million lost workdays each year …

Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

Stem cell feat may lead to fix for baldness - Futurity

In a study with mice, scientists have converted adult human cells into a kind of stem cell that generates hair follicles.

Why do we laugh when we are tickled?

What is it about a tickle that makes us giggle? And why can’t we tickle ourselves? Greg Foot explains all.<p>When you're touched, the nerve endings under your top layer of skin, or epidermis, send electrical signals to the brain. When we are tickled the somatosensory cortex picks up the signals to do …

Ecology

Is Too Much Privacy Bad For Your Health?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The End Of Privacy.<p><b>About John Wilbanks' TED Talk</b><p>Health IT expert John Wilbanks explores whether the desire to protect privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could create a wave of health care innovation.<p>These are tools that we created to …

Humans are more than clever apes? Don't make me laugh

Most qualities we think of as particularly 'human' can be seen elsewhere in the animal kingdom, thanks to evolution<p>Just how special do you think you are? How different do you think you are from other animals? Do you think of yourself as an animal or do you see yourself, and your fellow humans, as …

Potential Cure For Peanut Allergy Successful In Test

88 percent of kids in this study were able to eat 5 peanuts after the treatment.<p>A peanut allergy is not just annoying; it can be deadly. But there may be some hope for this affliction, the most common severe food allergy.<p>In a new study, researchers gave 85 kids a tiny amount of peanut protein, and …

Biomedicine

Heart cells beating in a Petri dish offer new hope to heart patients

Ingenious use of stem cell research brings treatment for incurable condition closer<p>Adele Johnson was 26 when she was involved in a motorway accident in 2009. She sustained only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash. But several weeks later she still felt stressed, tired and …

Ask Anything: What Does Water Taste Like?

H2-oh-so-tasty<p>For thousands of years, philosophers claimed that water had no flavor. It’s the baseline for the sense of taste, they said—a starting point and null condition. What water is to tongues, darkness is to eyes and silence is to ears. “The natural substance water per se tends to be …

Sciency Super Bowl Snacks: Modernist Seven-Layer Dip

Fire up the pressure cooker and emulsify the cheese: it's almost game time!<p>Johnny Zhu from the Modernist Cuisine kitchen shares a seasonal recipe. The layers are: pressure-cooked pork carnitas; pressure-cooked refried beans; cheese emulsified with sodium citrate; and startlingly traditional top …

After Genetic Tweaks, Fruit Flies Glow When They Sense Cancer

The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells.<p>Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according to a new study. The humble fly joins dogs and honeybees as members of the animal kingdom …

Biology

13 Things You Need To Know About Concussions

Ahead of the Super Bowl, here’s the lowdown on brain damage in sports.<p>In recent years, researchers have only just begun to understand how and why concussions are dangerous, fueling the debate about football safety. Here’s what you need to know.<p>1. There are roughly 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions in …

3 Reasons Why Football Is Evil [Vintage PopSci]

A mathematics professor issued an urgent warning about football in 1894. America ignored him.<p>The National Football League recently put up $30 million to study the long-term effects of repeated brain injuries, after thousands of former players sued the organization for allegedly concealing the links …

Frowning In Bright Sunlight Can Make You Angry

A study on an Italian beach turns up interesting results<p>Way back in 1872, Charles Darwin noted that when people look into bright sunshine they often frown, assuming a facial expression similar to that of anger. And indeed, when people look into bright light without sunglasses, they contract many of …

Unbreakable: do superheroes, impervious to cancer, walk among us?

In the 2000 M Night Shyamalan film Unbreakable, Samuel L Jackson’s character – a man born with a severe form of brittle bone disease – asks Bruce Willis’s character, 'if there is someone like me in the world, and I am at one end of the spectrum, couldn't there be someone else, the opposite of me at …

Cryptography Breakthrough Could Make Software Unhackable

As a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, Amit Sahai was fascinated by the strange notion of a “zero-knowledge” …