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Is Cunnilingus an Acquired Taste?

"I didn't eat anyone out until my senior year of college for various reasons."<p>Curious how guys' attitudes about cunnilingus change over time, Cosmopolitan.com asked 15 guys ages 19, 23, and 28 how they feel about going down on women. Here's what they said.<p><b>1. What do you call going down on a girl?</b> …

The Real Debate: 2 Very Different Worldviews On Terrorism

<b>This post was updated at 9:23 p.m. ET</b><p>The next president will have to make some very big decisions about how to combat terrorism.<p>Paris, Beirut and the bombing of a Russian jetliner make that abundantly clear, 14 years after Sept. 11, the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. To listen to the …

For Biden, upcoming vacation a time to decide on White House run

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> With Congress vanished from Washington, and President Barack Obama ensconced on Martha's Vineyard, the time is nearing for Vice President Joe Biden to reckon with another bid for the White House.<p>The subject of growing presidential chatter this week after reports emerged his aides …

Chris Christie: I “Encouraged” Common Core As Governor, But Federal Government Hijacked It

"Unfortunately the greater plan was hijacked by the Obama administration, and people aren't buying in anymore and that's why I said we have to move in another direction."<p>In a radio interview earlier this week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie explained why he no longer supports Common Core education …

Marijuana helps heal broken bones, and even makes them stronger, scientists discover

A marijuana chemical known as cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) helps fractures heal faster and even make the bones stronger than they were before, …

What China’s stock market crash says about modern China

<i>China’s stock market boomed last financial year, going up by around 130 per cent. Then, in late June, it went into freefall. So what if anything does</i> …

We have devised a machine which will either end war or end us all. To the ordinary man those alternatives seem inescapable<p><b>London, Tuesday Night</b><br>The most noticeable thing about discussion of the atomic bomb here to-day - and nobody has discussed anything else worth speaking of - is that hardly …

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Apple is finally fixing the reason your Mac and iPhone's Wi-Fi sucks

Noticed your iPhone and Mac’s Wi-Fi weren’t so good over the last year? You’re not alone, and Apple is finally fixing it, albeit quietly.<p>If you’re wondering exactly what happened, there are a few moving parts. First, you need to understand what the Domain Name System (DNS) does.<p>Each computer on the …

Bill Clinton makes a marijuana joke

Former President Bill Clinton made a marijuana-related joke during a Clinton Global Initiative event on Wednesday with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.<p>At the event discussing agricultural and rural issues, Vilsack called attention to the lack of things that one can plant in urban areas.<p>“Now with …

Apple’s Junk Drawer Problem

We'll wait hours in line in the cold/heat/rain/snow for a shiny new piece of Apple hardware, but once we get it, the first thing we do is fill it with third party services.<p>There’s a folder on the homescreen of my iPhone affectionately labeled "Apple Crap." Inside, a colony of flattened, …

Was 3D Printing Just a Passing Fad?

It seems like once a decade there comes a technology so transformative it spawns several companies that become giants: Chips in the 70s (Intel, AMD), …

Jeb Bush And Florida's 'Scarlet Letter Law,' Explained

Imagine publishing a list of all of your recent sexual partners in the local paper. That was what one 2001 Florida law, enacted under then-Gov. Jeb Bush, required of some women in the state.<p>Huffington Post reporter Laura Bassett brought the so-called Scarlet Letter law to national attention in a …

5 Surprising Ways To Help Your Memory

A recent study alleviated fears that statins—taken by 1 in 4 adults over the age of 40—cause memory loss. But how do you strengthen recall in …

Sauerkraut Could Be The Secret To Curing Social Anxiety

Can you eat your way to an anxiety-free existence?<p>It might sound outlandish, but the idea that your diet can have a huge effect on your emotions has become the focus of an exciting new area of psychological research. The latest addition to this growing body of research comes from psychologists at …

Neuroscientist Explains The Similarities Between The Brains Of Praying Nuns And Psychedelic Drug Users

It's common to hear users of psychedelic drugs describe trips on mushrooms or LSD as a "spiritual experience," and the comparison is nothing to scoff at, according to neuroscientist Andrew Newberg.<p>HuffPost Live continued its week-long exploration into the connections between drugs and religion on …

What Happened to Catholic Nuns?

As a suburban Catholic grade school student, I'd sometimes visit the parish church during recess time and stand, my arms extended sideways, before the high altar. In those few short minutes I did my best to look like a statue: Rosary draped from my right hand, perfect posture, unblinking eyes. To …

Let Oracle own APIs, Justice Dept tells top court in surprise filing

The right of companies to use key elements of computer code, known as application programming interfaces (APIs), was cast deeper into doubt on …

Legal Pot, Marriage Equality Making Americans More Socially Liberal

According to a new Gallup poll, an increasing number of Americans are describing themselves as socially liberal, thanks in large part to two things, …

UN demands action for crimes against journalists

The resolution adopted unanimously by the 15-member council expresses "deep concern at the threat to the safety of journalists" from extremists such as the Islamic State.<p>Last year, 66 journalists were killed while on assignment, and more than 90 percent of crimes against reporters go unpunished, …

Marco Rubio makes a clown of himself: The twisted logic behind his anti-gay “hate speech” insanity

Equal marriage doesn’t criminalize Christianity. But if you want to defend “traditional” marriage, there’s a fix!<p>Republican presidential contender and super thirsty guy Marco Rubio is worried that marriage equality is the first slippery step onto a very slippery slope toward labeling the Bible hate …

Rand Paul points to Ku Klux Klan in citing aversion to 'Ground Zero mosque'

Rand Paul, the Republican presidential candidate, invoked the Ku Klux Klan on Tuesday to explain why he opposed the construction of a Muslim community center – pejoratively known as the “Ground Zero mosque” – near the site of the September 11 attacks in lower Manhattan.<p>During an appearance on the …

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How Boredom Kills Us -- In Body, Mind and Spirit -- And What to Do About It

A podcast on the tedium of boredom produced by Public Radio International delves into the subject of boredom in a decidedly un-boring, substantial way. Let's explore the piece, along with related compelling research, to see how being "bored to death" isn't just a euphemism. And discuss what to do …

Democrats look to make debt-free college the key campaign issue of 2016

Could debt-free college be to 2016 what healthcare reform was to 2008? Some liberal Democrats are sure hoping so.<p>Bernie Sanders formally launches run for president with attack on 'grotesque' level of inequality<p>Read more<p>On Wednesday, nine Democratic senators came out in support of a resolution to …

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Republicans think life begins at conception and ends at birth: How “pro-life” conservatives continue to de-value life

While GOPers in Nebraska turn against the death penalty, the national GOP remains mired in “pro-life” hypocrisy<p>The Nebraska legislature is preparing for a vote that could override Republican Gov. Pete Rickett’s veto of a bill to repeal the death penalty. The measure, which passed earlier this month …

Clinton Goes After Walker, Rubio, Paul on Equal Pay

She may not have said their names, but Hillary Clinton on Wednesday singled out Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul—three of the Republicans …

The Chinese government’s new censorship target: itself

First, 11 Chinese students studying abroad in Australia, the US, and the UK wrote an open letter to the people of China, enumerating the horrors of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre—which has its 26th anniversary next month—and calling upon the Communist Party to put those responsible on …

Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 15 major US cities

Several cities — Portland, Sacramento, Miami, and Denver — appear on the list of highest-priced metro areas for the first time.<p>The site looked at median home prices from the National Association of Realtors, along with interest rates for common 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages and property taxes, and …

Magic mushrooms should be used to treat mental health problems, psychiatrist says

Leading psychiatrist calls for lifting of bars on LSD and magic mushrooms so they can be used in clinical trials to treat common mental health problems<p>Magic mushrooms and LSD should be legally reclassified so they can be used to treat common mental health problems, a leading psychiatrist has …

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