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The Sacred Art of the Japanese Tattoo

9 Sex Habits Every Woman Should Start in Her 20s

No faking!<p><b>1. Resist the urge to fake it.</b> It is tempting when he's on minute 17 of hammering away and it's just not working for you to give a few screams and get it over with. But faking is basically cursing yourself with seven years of bad sex. And all that guy's future hookups with seven years of …

Why animals eat psychoactive plants

Thousands of people were streaming in to a ten-day festival in September where they were planning — after a long burst of hard work — to find some …

Around the World in Hot Sauce: An Illustrated Tour of 18 Varieties

If there's one constant in global cuisine, it's that people all over the world like spicy food. And food cultures across the world have come up with countless ways to dry, crush, smoke, pickle, brine, and confit chilies into condiments, developing hot sauces that give dishes extra dimension and …

The 25 best video games of 2014: 25-16

Here we go again. From blockbuster mainstream hits to lesser-known indie gems, these are the 25 games that have kept our reviewers glued to their gigantic HD televisions this year.<p>As ever, it’s a highly subjective list, based on the titles we genuinely played and played, rather than the critical …

How It Feels To Ride A Real Hoverboard

The thin air turns thick beneath your feet. You step onto the Hendo Hoverboard and an invisible force compresses, condensing and coiling like a spring you cannot see. It sinks for just a split-second, slipping closer to the solid copper floor below.<p>But before it can touch, the magnets strengthen …

Iranian People, Ordinary or Criminals? - Photographs and text byMehran Hamrahi | LensCulture

Currently, Iran has one of the youngest populations of any country in the world. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran's population has grown to 76 million people — and 70% are under 35. But due to the policies of the current regime, the youth are deprived of basic social freedoms.<p>Iran is a …

Education Policy

What Tattoo Removal Really Feels Like

Erasing a college mistake, one laser treatment at a time<p>Few things are more cliché than being 18, in your first year at college and wanting to prove your independence by getting a really awful tattoo. Which is exactly what I did and how I ended up with a large, misshapen, black horse on the back of …

5 strange products to help you avoid airline baggage fees

Slide 1 of 7<p>This holiday season, carrying a bag onto a plane could be more costly — or banned altogether.<p>Counterterrorism officials in the U.S. and …

The Best Apps For People Who Don't Like Spending Money

Whatever you use — debit card, ApplePay, Bitcoin — one way or another, you’re really just giving up cold, hard cash. And with an average personal …

Crazy Cool Gadgets Currently in Pre-Order

<i>Below is an excerpt from "Crazy Cool Gadgets Currently in Pre-Order"</i> <i>which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at purewow.com.</i><p>We …

17 Shocking Photos That Show How Global Warming Is Everywhere

Concerns over global climate change have never been higher — and with good reason. For decades, scientists have been watching warming-related trends.<p>Increases in fires, floods, droughts, severe storms, and sea levels are just some of the consequences that researchers have observed as companions to …

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

Locked Away for Years, Skeleton's Secrets Rewrite Prehistory of North America

People came to the New World thousands of years earlier and by different means of locomotion than expected, says the Sherlock Holmes of old bones.<p>In the summer of 1996, while wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two students stumbled onto a skeleton. Dated to …

The PlayStation Experience Will Inevitably Lead To The Xbox Experience

Sony's “PlayStation Experience” went off without a hitch yesterday, creating so many different news stories it’s hard to keep track of them all. Between a first look at Uncharted 4 in action, procedurally generated Bloodborne levels, and Final Fantasy VII being re-remade, there were no shortage of …

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Prime Rib

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Is there anything more truly beautiful than a perfect prime rib? A deep brown crust crackling with salt and fat, sliced open to reveal a juicy pink center that extends from edge to edge, the faint but distinct funk …