Olivia Watkins

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We're More Attracted to People Who Just "Get" Us, According to Science

Feeling perfectly understood by another person is rare — which is probably why it's so gratifying, even sexy, when someone just innately gets us. …

Psychology

How Sam Adams Came Up With The Perfect Post-Marathon Beer

I’ve run two marathons in my life and at the conclusion of each, I craved two types of drinks: coffee and beer. Samuel Adams maker Boston Beer (sam) …

At LAST science explains why asparagus makes your pee smell funny

Just because most people are used to the volatile aroma their pee gives off after eating asparagus, that doesn’t mean they embrace it or understand …

A transgender woman tells of her horror years being locked up in an all-male prison

As she stepped into the reception area of the jail, she felt all eyes fall upon her as she continued to walk closer to her cell.<p>See Mary, not her …

Crime

Feminism’s greatest obstacle in the digital age is the commodification of women’s bodies

“SEND NOODZ.” Thirteen-year-old boys are real artists with their text messages. What brevity! What charm! This all-caps imperative sets the tone for Nancy Jo Sales’s alarming new book, <i>American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers</i>.<p>Sales spent two and a half years interviewing over …

Feminism

Here's the Documentary About Malcolm Brenner, Man Famous for Having Sex With a Dolphin

Well, it’s April 14, and you know what that means: banks are closed and parade routes are being blocked off across America in honor of National …

Documentaries

Runner's World

“My life and my job are based on integrity. And I cheated.”

The $4,000 Price of Running the Boston Marathon

The entry fee is just a sliver of the total cost to train for and travel to the race.<p>This year, the Boston Marathon is taking place on Monday, April …

Marathons

Watch All 55 Seconds of the Democratic Debate That Focused on Women's Access to Abortion

It'll be over before you know it!<p>Almost nine full debates and just about a billion questions about paid speeches later, Hillary Clinton decided the time had come to take matters into her own hands on Thursday and #AskAboutAbortion at the CNN Debate.<p>During a conversation about the Supreme Court, …

The Emotional Weight of Being a Wife

Why is the maintenance of our relationship my responsibility?<p>My husband and I have been married for 10 years, and we've worked hard to establish an equal partnership: He does his best to cook and clean and loves spending time with our two small children.<p>But most days, the hardest thing about my …

Google Search

How #BlackGirlMagic became a rallying cry for women of colour

#BlackGirlMagic. It might sound like a Disney film with young women of colour on broomsticks but, in reality, an idea about black female identity that began life on social media has become a cosmic rallying cry. Neo-soul singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae recently defined #BlackGirlMagic as …

Feminism

The Science of Why You Do Your Best Thinking While Walking

Science explains why so many of history's great thinkers have been obsessive walkers.<p>Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Wordsworth, even Aristotle: The list of great minds that were also obsessive walkers is long. Why is the connection between wandering feet and a productive brain so …

Walking

'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure

Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls today are receiving mixed messages. Girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys," Orenstein tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross, "but that their sexual pleasure is unspoken."<p>While researching …

Lack of diversity in film industry costs Hollywood big money, report finds

Films with higher rates of diversity tend to have higher box office numbers and that analysts consistently underestimate black audiences<p>The absence of black faces among acting nominees at this year’s Academy Awards has highlighted a troubling issue for the movie business: that the lack of diversity …

Box Office

How To Get Used To Exercising In The Heat

Nobody likes to feel sluggish and sweaty, so when the sun is set to "broil" we understand that you'd rather take your workout to an air-conditioned …

Marathons

How Will My Typical Running Pace Change For A Triathlon?

<i>Q: I have done a lot of running races, but I’m doing my first triathlon this season. How will my typical running pace change for a triathlon?</i>A: There …

The Pakistani women risking all to fight for their rights

Kainat Soomro was 13 years old and on her way to buy a toy for her newborn niece when three men kidnapped her, held her for several days and …

'World's Fastest Stoner' Finishes Last In Olympic Marathon Trials

The self-proclaimed "world's fastest stoner" finished in last place at the trials for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Los Angeles on Saturday, with a time of 3:45:34.<p>For casual runners, any time under four hours is considered respectable, but for the Olympic Trials — where the winning time was 2:11:12 — …

Top 5 evolution misconceptions you should stop believing

Given its huge success in describing the natural world for the past 150 years, the theory of evolution is remarkably misunderstood. In a recent …

Pakistani women risking all to fight for their rights

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Kainat Soomro was 13 years old and on her way to buy a toy for her newborn niece when three men kidnapped her, held her for several days and repeatedly raped her.<p>Eight years later, she is still battling for justice. She sits on a steel-framed bed in her parents' …

Human Rights

Stunning NASA photo shows moon cut in half by Saturn’s rings

Saturn and its rings may be a long way from Earth, but that doesn’t mean we can’t snap lots of photos of the distant planet. In fact, taking pictures …

The Secret to Activating The “Law of Attraction” (Hint: It’s Hidden Right There in the Title)

If you’re familiar with my work, you know I’m a huge believer in the Law of Attraction.<p>After all, I was featured in the ground-breaking movie, <i>The</i> …

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

How Exercise Makes You Smarter, Happier, and Less Stressed

'Exercise is like taking a little bit of Prozac and a little bit of Ritalin,' says a Harvard researcher, describing the amazing effects of fitness on the brain.<p>Being nagged about exercise isn't fun or motivating. Plus, it's cold out there in a lot of America. So how can you convince yourself to do …

Hunter Gatherers

Humans and Neanderthals had sex a lot earlier than scientists thought

Some humans may have left Africa over 100,000 years ago<p>An analysis of the genome of a Siberian Neanderthal, published today in <i>Nature</i>, reveals for the first time that humans contributed DNA to the Neanderthal genome about 100,000 years ago; that's 50,000 years earlierthan the previous estimate. The …

Book Review ‘The Sociopath Next Door’ by Martha Stout #Sociopaths

12 Million Americans are sociopaths therefore, every time you find yourself in a group of 25 people you can expect there is at least one individual …

Book Reviews

World's Best Husband Plants a Stunning Garden for His Blind Wife

He spent two years growing hundreds of flowers she could sense through scent.<p>Every day in spring, up to 7,000 people journey to a rural Japanese town to visit the world's most romantic garden — and it's all because of a single man who hoped to help his blind wife.<p>After getting married sixty years …

Plants

Do Women Need Legislative ‘Protection’?

In September 1905, a laundress named Emma Gotcher reported Curt Muller, the owner of Portland Grand Laundry, for making her work more than 10 hours — the state’s legal limit for women — on, of all days, Labor Day. Gotcher was a labor activist, married to a leader of the Shirtwaist and Laundry …

Rachel's Random Reads

Title: The Girl in the Ice<p>Author: Robert Bryndza<p>Format reviewed: Ebook<p>Source: Netgalley<p>Publisher: Bookouture<p>Publication Date: 12th February …