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New Study Reveals How Men Perceive Support for Women at Work

Image source: Getty Images.<p>It's not uncommon to find divisions between male and female perspectives on issues in the workplace, especially when it comes to much-discussed issues specific to women -- like women in leadership, maternity leave, and equal pay.<p>In a new survey of 5,000 working men and …

Babies Remember Their Native Languages Even If They Don't Speak Them, Research Shows

A new study says even if babies never spoke their birth language, they still retain it on some level.<p>Again and again, research proves babies absorb so much more about the world around them than we may think. In a recent example, a new study published in the journal <i>Royal Society Open Science</i> finds …

How Probiotics Will Help You Achieve Your Clearest Skin

Forget acne and sensitive skin<p>This year, you can achieve your clearest, calmest, and brightest skin yet. The key? Probiotics, for your face.<p>First up, a quick refresher: Probiotics, also known as “good” bacteria, are living microorganisms naturally found in our bodies. In fact, about 90 percent of …

22 French Pharmacy Products That People Actually Swear By

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Your Microbiome May Determine Whether Your Diet Succeeds Or Fails

Switching to a healthier diet won't get you too far unless you have the right gut bacteria.<p>A gut bacteria makeover may not be at the top of your list of resolutions for 2017, but you’d be wise to consider it if your goals have anything to do with improving your diet or losing weight.<p>New research …

Americans — not just liberals — have a religious literacy problem

The idea that liberals and cultural elites suffer from religious illiteracy is now widely accepted, by both the accusers and the accused.New York Timesexecutive editor Dean Baquet confessed to NPR’s Terry Gross that “media powerhouses don't quite get religion.” Former Obama White House staffer and …

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How to keep bananas fresh, spread hard butter, and make perfect pasta: 11 food hacks you need to know

Juicy lemons, soft ice cream, fresh bananas and more – these quick and easy food hacks will make your life easier and mean you spend far less time in the kitchen.<p>Fry your pasta<p>Harold McGee, author of An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture, suggests cooking pasta in pot of boiling …

What Did Nietzsche Really Mean When He Wrote “God is Dead”?

The quote inspired an anxious 1966 <i>Time</i> magazine cover, and a preachy 2016 movie franchise that works hard to inoculate the faithful against atheism’s …

Friedrich Nietzsche

A graphic history of sex: ‘There is no gene that drives sexuality. All sexuality is learned’

Philip Larkin famously announced that sexual intercourse began in 1963 (“Between the end of the ‘Chatterley’ ban / And the Beatles’ first LP”). Being French, and a psychiatrist to boot, Philippe Brenot takes a rather longer view. In his latest book, The Story of Sex, a bestseller in France, he runs …

Domestic Violence

How Does A Single Jew Find a Nice Goy To Date?

A friend told our correspondent: “Finding the right person is hard enough as it is. Why limit yourself?” Now she’s contemplating dating outside the …

Relationships

What Dogs, Lies And Sex Teach Us About Our True Selves

New research suggests that even college students who overwhelmingly report that they accept interracial relationships show greater activity in the insula — a brain region associated with disgust — when presented with images of black-white interracial couples than when presented with images of …

From burkinis to the Koran: Why Islam isn't like other faiths

My parents, brother and I were on vacation in Florida, and we were talking about<p>Donald Trump. The idea of leaving America if a scary Republican wins has always been a joke among high-minded liberals who can just fly off and find a job in Toronto or Geneva. But for my family, the joke had taken on a …

Will this be the happiest place in the world?

Here’s why this country is upping its bid to become the cheeriest nation.<p>Can the state engineer a happy country?<p>We seek to create a society where our people’s happiness is paramount, by sustaining an environment in which they can truly flourish<p>The United Arab Emirates thinks so. Last week, the …

Humans are still evolving—and we can watch it happen

Many people think evolution requires thousands or millions of years, but biologists know it can happen fast. Now, thanks to the genomic revolution, …

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.<p>An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.<p>Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other …

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 1: Why Students Need the Humanities Now More Than Ever

Students today grow up in such a distracted and meaningless world that, unless schools give them some idea of where we have come from as a cultural tradition, schools themselves run the risk of becoming part of that meaninglessness. Not that students need necessarily accept that tradition, but they …

Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain

The article, “Religious factors and hippocampal atrophy in late life,” by Amy Owen and colleagues at Duke University represents an important advance …

How Scott Kelly's year in space may have changed his body

The body reacts in strange ways to microgravity<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to Earth tonight, wrapping up a 340-day-long stay aboard the International Space Station. It's the longest amount of time an American astronaut has lived in space, says NASA. The extended stay is part of the …

What your hand says about your penis and 9 other weird bodily connections

Your body parts are joined in ways you never imagined. For example, did you know the length of your index finger could secretly reveal your penis …

University of Iowa

There Are 7 Different Types of Boobs in the World, Apparently

So which ones are yours?<p>Boobs are funny old things, aren't they? Both functional and seen as attractive, they're incredibly varied between women. But we've come to learn that it's not just as simple as either having big boobs or small ones.<p>Lingerie company Third Love have made it their business to …

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This is how science lost God: Atheism, evolution and the long road to Richard Dawkins’ latest Twitter controversy

The roots of today’s battles over atheism, science, religion and climate change actually date back centuries<p>In the seventeenth century, most natural philosophers believed that every type of living organism on the face of the Earth had always existed, from the very beginning of the Earth’s creation. …

'P Is For P*ssy' Is The Alphabet Book Of Your Wet Dreams

A is for a*s. B is for b*ow. C is for c*ck.<p>A is for ass. B is for blow. C is for cock. D is for don't-show-this-to-your-kids-without-knowing-what-you're-getting-yourself-into.<p>Just when you were getting sick of the adult coloring book craze, adult alphabet books are having their moment. And I mean</i> …

This Children's Book About Sex And Gender Is A Total Game-Changer

Sex is a Funny Word is revolutionizing the way caregivers can talk to kids about their bodies.<p><b>Sex is a Funny Word is nothing short of revolutionary</b>. Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth's newest book is brilliant in its approach to giving caregivers and educators the tools they need to talk to kids …

Who Was the Most Destructive Jewish "Messiah"? It Wasn't Jesus

<i>Moses Maimonides</i> by Wzwz--commons.wikimedia.org<p>(Maimonides Set Requirements For Fulfilling Messianic Prophesy)<p>Ask Jewish people why they reject Jesus, and most will say it's because he falsely declared himself to be the Messiah. In maintaining this stance they are following the view of …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Channel 4 sex education documentary brings pornography into the classroom

Sex in Class aims to fix Britain's blushing attitudes (and high teenage pregnancy rate) with help from a leading sexual health expert<p>A documentary to be broadcast on Channel 4 this week puts a bomb under the traditionally lacklustre British attitude to sex education in schools by getting pupils to …

Sexual Health