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11 Things Twentysomething Guys Need to Learn About Sex

<b>1. Foreplay is necessary.</b> If you're on the train to Pleasuretown, it needs to make a few stops along the way to load and unload passengers. Foreplaytown is always a stop, even on the express train.<p><b>2. Don't just grab boobs.</b> You're not trying to palm a basketball here. You're not checking which …

Why We Should Encrypt Everyone's Email

Ladar Levison is the owner of the encrypted email startup Lavabit. After Edward Snowden's NSA document leaks last summer, Levison rebuffed government demands to hand over the email service's private encryption keys—opting to shut it down instead. He spoke with Popular Mechanics about his new …

Privacy

Three Projects That Make LEGO Toys Into High-Tech Tools

LEGOs aren't just for kids. They're also a maker's best friend.<p>Hand a kid some LEGOs, and you’ll get anything from a sword to a starship. The same adaptability that makes the bricks amazing playthings also endears them to makers, who use the simple toys to create complex machines—at a fraction of …

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

Happiness

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

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Say No Without Burning Bridges

Many of us don’t like to say no to a coworker or a boss—for instance, when the boss asks for a tighter deadline, or a team member needs a longer one—because we’re worried about damaging the relationship. That’s because it often feels synonymous with confrontation. And whether you are …

Win Over an Opponent by Asking for Advice

What do an inflated surgical bill, a fuming real-estate developer, and a dreaded performance appraisal have in common? All can be mitigated with one simple gesture: a request for advice.<p>We seek advice on a daily basis, on everything from who grills the best burger in town to how to handle a sticky …

Proven Ways to Earn Your Employees’ Trust

Trust is often talked about as the bedrock of a company’s success. Most people think about the issue in terms of customers: They have to believe in you and your products and services. But trust within the organization is just as important: Your employees must believe in each other. When they don’t, …

How a bankrupt man used Facebook to become a millionaire | Gadgets Now

Jason Fyk, founder of WTF Magazine and FunnierPics.net, owns a business that generates about $275,000 per month. Three years ago, Fyk was bankrupt, …

How to copy and paste multiple pieces of text in Android

Switching between apps in Android isn't too difficult, but it's still not the smoothest feature on the platform. When trying to copy text from one window and add it to another, you can only do one section of text at a time. And going back and forth between the two can start to feel rather …

Amazing Video: Landing a Harrier When Your Landing Gear Malfunctions

Watch this pilot execute an amazing, bouncy landing after his Harrier's landing gear won't cooperate.<p>U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney had just taken off from the USS Bataan in his AV-8B Harrier jet when he discover something alarming: The front landing gear had malfunctioned. However, it …