Jessica Troutman

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How to Make a Long-Term Relationship Work in Your Twenties

Some handy tips for dealing with the issues every long-termer will go through.<p>There are exactly two types of long-term relationship. The first: where you're best friends who can make each other orgasm without it getting weird. And the second: where you both know that all you're really doing is …

5 things that will make you happier, according to neuroscience

Let's get more specific: what's going to make your <i>brain</i> happy?<p>And let's focus on things that are simple and easy to do instead of stuff like winning the lottery.<p>Neuroscience has answers.<p>I've discussed this subject before and it was so popular I decided to call an expert to get even more dead simple …

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

Your Breakfast Called, and It Wants to Be This Smoothie Bowl

If you're drinking your morning smoothie out of a glass, you're doing it wrong.<p>It's a scientific fact: Food just tastes better in bowls (just ask us about our favorite lunchtime staple). But even we bowl enthusiasts were skeptical of smoothie bowls—we love smoothies, and we love bowls, so why mess …

Why You Can (And Should) Keep The Gin Flowing This Winter

Vodka and gin aren't just great during the summer -- they're perfect in the colder months, too.<p>Gin and vodka -- long relied upon for crucial summertime refreshment -- typically slip into a state of seasonal depression when it gets cold outside.<p>There's something about the brown liquors -- whiskey, …

Everyone has a 'microbial cloud'

<b>Everyone is surrounded by a unique "cloud" of millions of their own bacteria, according to scientists at the University of Oregon in the US.</b><p>Walk through someone else's cloud, and it will "rain" bacteria on your skin and be breathed into your lungs.<p>The study on 11 people, published in the journal …

The Number One Relationship Problem, According to Therapists

<b>What couples fight about behind closed doors -- and how to address it.</b><p><i>By Casey Lewis</i>, SELF<p><i>(Illustration: Donald Robertson)</i><p>Studies have shown that sex and money are two of the leading causes for divorce, but statistics don't always tell the whole story. We reached out to a handful of top …

Burning Man 2015 Opens in Black Rock: Pictures

Will Oil Cause the Next Recession?

If oil prices take another dramatic slide, as I believe they will, who wins and who loses? And could plummeting oil prices sow the seeds of the next …

Oil

Researchers Just Found The Easiest Way To Help You Lose Weight, And It's Something You Already Do Every Day

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Everybody knows the importance of drinking enough water. Aside from its benefits to your skin, muscles, organs, and digestion, it detoxifies, prevents certain cancers, and can improve your post-workout mood. Heck, when you're a baby, you're 75 …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

J.J. Abrams won't direct another 'Star Wars' film

Entertainment Weekly<p>Abrams did divulge some more details on "The Force Awakens’" big bad, Kylo Ren ("Girls'" Adam Driver). Like, that Kylo Ren isn’t even his real name. “He is a character who came to the name Kylo Ren when he joined a group called the Knights of Ren,” Abrams teased.<p>Ren is …

Kristen Stewart Addresses Her Sexuality: "Google Me, I'm Not Hiding"

Kristen Stewart is comfortable with her dating life, but that doesn’t mean she wants to tell the world about it.<p>The American Ultra actress tells …

Google Maps has a new way to find hard-to-find locations

Google has updated its search and Maps apps to support Open Location Codes (OLCs), so it’s now easier to find specific locations that don’t have clear street addresses.<p>The company announced OLCs, also known as plus codes, back in April. Plus codes are short location identifiers derived from …

The link between “tourism” and “settler colonialism” in Hawai’i

<i>Maile Arvin is a Native Hawaiian feminist scholar who writes about Native feminist theories, settler colonialism, decolonization, and race and</i> …

Amazon reveals new details to make drone-filled airspace safer

Amazon wants drones to be the future of rapid product delivery, but there are many regulatory hurdles ahead before it could become a reality.<p>At …

FAA

California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

The drought in California has gone on so long, and is so severe, that it's beginning to change the way people are designing residential communities — in unexpected ways, and unexpected places.<p>Planning is under way, for instance, for one of the first eco-friendly communities in California's …

Sustainability

This app tries to stop you from staring at your phone and missing out on life

"Instead of seeing the world with your eyes, you're seeing it through your phone."<p>The premise of YouTuber Casey Neistat's new social sharing app, …

Social Media

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?<p>On a green hill overlooking the tree-lined …

The path to a final Iran nuclear deal: Long days and short tempers

The historic pact to limit Iran’s nuclear program will end economic sanctions in the nation.<p>The historic pact to limit Iran’s nuclear program will end economic sanctions in the nation.<p>By day nine of the final negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, diplomats were tired and short-tempered. At a …

South Asia

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

Hillary Clinton to Call for Youth Apprenticeship Program

Hillary Clinton will on Wednesday call for a federal apprenticeship program as a path to reducing youth unemployment, aides said, her first new …

SpaceX Seeks Help in Designing Hyperloop Pods

Billionaire Elon Musk wants to jump-start his Hyperloop high-speed transit system.<p>Musk’s rocket-building company, SpaceX, announced that it plans to …

High-speed Rail

Dogs split from the wolf pack earlier than thought, DNA analysis suggests

A new analysis of ancient wolf DNA has shed new light on the murky early history of man's best friend, suggesting that dogs split from wolves as many as 27,000 to 40,000 years ago -- not 11,000 to 16,000 years ago, as earlier genome research had proposed.<p>"Dogs may have been domesticated much …