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Sex tourism in Southeast Asia fueling rise of ‘super gonorrhea’

Prostitutes in Southeast Asia could fuel the rise of “super gonorrhea,” experts have warned.<p>It comes as a British man became the first person in the …

Public Health

How To Break Your Phone Addiction

I got my first smartphone in the summer of 2012, and ever since, I’ve found myself wishing I had stuck with my flip phone. It’s not that I hate my …

New York University

Mark Twain was right: fake news spreads far more rapidly than the genuine article

It is said that a lie will travel around the world while the truth is pulling on its boots, and now scientists have proven that it is true.<p>The adage, variously attributed to Mark Twain and 19th century London preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeons, was coined way before the advent of social networks and …

'I never told anyone': 5 women's stories of sexual abuse at the Hajj

<i>Editor's Note: CNN is committed to covering gender inequality wherever it occurs in the world. This story is part of As Equals, a year-long series.</i><p>Hundreds of thousands of Muslim women descend on Mecca in Saudi Arabia each year to take part in the Hajj, but in recent weeks some female worshipers …

Sexual Harassment

How to Stop Taking Things Personally

Source: Blend Images/Shutterstock<p>When other people wrong you, and you take their actions personally, it can feel as if you’ve been punched in the …

Self-help

Why Nikola Tesla's greatest achievement may be in Niagara Falls

Inventor Nikola Tesla's work at Niagara Falls may be his most direct and lasting contribution to our lives.<br>Read More

Tesla

China wages war on funeral strippers

China has launched its latest crackdown against a phenomenon which just won't seem to die in rural areas - funeral strippers.<p>The Ministry of Culture said last month that it was targeting "striptease" and other "obscene, pornographic, and vulgar performances" at funerals, weddings and traditional …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Climate Change Just Got a Little Less Terrible

There are some 20,000 research papers listed on Google Scholar, a search engine for academics, that mention the worst-case scenario for climate …

Climate Change

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Tamarind Skillet Chicken Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe (and headnote) comes from the cookbook <i>Masala & Meatballs</i> by Asha …

The Best Guides for 30 Days of Yoga

January is the perfect playground for any habit you’d like to try to establish or take to the next level. One popular option for people who love …

Yoga

The UN breached its own Charter in vote against Trump on Jerusalem

The UN reached a new legal low when it violated three articles in its own Charter by voting against the US President's decision to recognize …

UN Security Council

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

The biggest scientific breakthroughs of the year, now in video form!

Each year, Science’s editors and writers highlight a top research achievement as their Breakthrough of the Year. For 2017, the honor goes to the …

Breakthroughs

Is 'Winefulness' the key to having fun at the party without the hangover?

Christmas time. The chance to eat, drink and be merry. Healthiness is swapped for hedonism as our diaries become a whirl of festive frivolities. It can all turn into a bit of an endurance test and come Christmas Day, our livers are left desperate for respite and our minds yearning for peaceful …

Did Black Holes Exist Before Stars? Gravitational Waves Could Provide Answer

Among the many mysterious objects in the universe that we don’t understand, black holes are pretty high up on that list. Till recently, black holes …

When Yoga Isn't Enough, Do You Need Orgasmic Meditation?

448<p>SHARES<p>The word "OM" may have spiritual meaning for you, and it’s likely a key part of your yoga practice. But you probably didn't associate it …

We may finally understand the speed of gravity

Advent of Astronomy<p>The ability to detect gravitational waves is rapidly propelling us into a new era of both astronomy and physics. New instruments …

How Scheduling Just 15 Minutes of “Personal Growth Time” Into Your Calendar Can Change Your Life

Successful people don’t grow by accident, they grow by design.<p>When you schedule personal development time on purpose, you are making time to design the life you want.<p>You are essentially who you create yourself to be.<p>Once you embrace the “growth” habit, you will improve your way of life.<p>You will …

Dejan Lovren and Liverpool introduce us to the art of un-defending

Liverpool’s Croatian centre-back produced the worst half-hour on the pitch in recent memory, during which he appeared to have completely forgotten he was actually playing in a football match, in the 4-1 hammering by Tottenham<p>The humane thing to do, looking back on this exhilaratingly open 4-1 …

Soccer

The true cost of a plate of food: $1 in New York, $320 in South Sudan

Research reveals the stark inequality that drives the global hunger crisis, with the poorest people paying more than they earn in a day for a single meal<p>The world’s poorest pay more than a day’s wages for a single plate of food, according to a report from the World Food Programme, which reveals …

Agriculture

Right-wing media could not be more wrong about the 1.5°C carbon budget paper

As usual, conservative media outlets distorted a climate science paper to advance the denialist agenda<p>Last week, Nature Geoscience published a study suggesting that we have a bigger remaining carbon budget than previously thought to keep global warming below the 1.5°C aggressive Paris climate …

Climate Change

When media sceptics misrepresent our climate research we must speak out

Our climate paper underlined that strong action towards the 1.5C Paris goal is perhaps more valid than ever, but reading some of the media coverage you might think the opposite was true<p>On Monday, we published a paper in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience that re-evaluated how much carbon …

Climate Change

Smoked Brisket Marinade

Cola actually makes a great marinade, particularly for beef, and especially for brisket. The acid in the cola tenderizes the meat and the sweet adds …

BBQ

'We're trying to go all in': Chocolate giant Mars pledges $1 billion to fight climate change

The $35 billion food giant behind brands like M&Ms, Skittles, and Twix on Wednesday launched its "Sustainability in a Generation" plan, aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of its business and supply chain by more than 60% by 2050.<p>"We've been increasingly worried about overall progress on the big …

Climate

How long does it take to build muscle with exercise?

Staying active is vital for overall health. It is also the best way to build muscle. How long it takes to grow muscle through activity varies from …

Muscle