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25 Of The Worst Food Name Fails Ever

We’re pretty picky about how our food is packaged – choosing the wrong name, packaging color or logo can scare us away from a food product. You’d …

Etymology

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

A Dominatrix's Take on Fifty Shades of Grey

What's fact, what's fiction, and what really happens in the BDSM bedroom.<p>Last night, <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> premiered across the country. And now that you've seen it, or at least been bombarded by its very presence at the theater, wouldn't you like to know the truth about Mr. Grey's fetishes? We spoke …

Shades of Grey

Is internet addiction real?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/lasse<p>The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In …

Mental Health

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

University of Oxford

This Is The Best Grocery Store In America, And It's Cheaper Than Trader Joe's

<i>What is this place? Why do I have to put down a deposit to check out a cart? What is the weird giant shelf by the exit? And what do you mean, I have to pay for a bag?</i><p>Calm your hormones, <i>meine Schatzis</i>: Aldi, which is short for Albrecht Discount, is the American incarnation of a German grocery chain …

Trader Joe's

Starbucks Opens High-End Coffeehouse With Visions Of 'Willy Wonka'

Starbucks opened its first upscale café and roastery on Friday in hopes of tapping into the small but growing market of coffee connoisseurs.<p>Over the next year, the company has plans to open at least 100 stores roasting and serving rare, small-batch coffee beans in major U.S. cities. Starbucks …