Alexis Marie

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Congress Prepares Empty Assault On Government Porn

If you thought Congress would fend off a government shutdown without implementing three meaningless riders targeting government porn, well: You thought wrong.<p>The so-called cromnibus, which will fund most of the federal government's operations through next year, includes a host of provisions that …

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'Boyfriend' clothes may have an unfeminist name but at least they are not made for male approval

<b>Boyfriend jeans, boyfriend coat, boyfriend jacket – is the "boyfriend" fashion trend over yet?</b><p><i>Vanessa, by email</i><p>No, and it never, ever will be for several very simple reasons. For those sweet souls out there whose minds have remained unsullied by the flotsam and jetsam of the fashion world, I shall …

Surprise, surprise: Netflix says users love to binge-watch

It’s safe to say that 2013 was the year that binge-watching became ubiquitous in the global lexicon, with the rise in popularity of television …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

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Sprint reportedly interested in acquiring T-Mobile

The big four U.S. Carriers could be going down to just three sometime in the future, at least if a new report from the Wall Street Journal proves accurate. Reportedly Sprint is currently considering making an offer to buyout T-Mobile. Right now Sprint is said to be studying regulatory concerns but …

Consumer tech prepares to invade the operating room

Much like enterprises are using more consumer technology (or consumer-like) technology, hospitals are also trying to figure out how shifts in user …

The New Armor That Lets You Sense Surveillance Cameras

Like a creepy digital tap on the shoulder<p>We pass under surveillance cameras every day, appearing on perhaps hundreds of minutes of film. We rarely notice them. London-based artist James Bridle would like to remind us.<p>Bridle has created a wearable device he calls the “surveillance spaulder.” …

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Remarkable Speech on Gay Rights, Racism

Tim Cook, Apple’s media-shy chief executive, made a rare public speech at the U.N. this week. Auburn University, Cook’s alma mater, posted his …

The Science of Procrastination and How to Manage It, Animated

From AsapSCIENCE — who have previously brought us the scientific cure for hangovers, the neurobiology of orgasms, and how music enchants the brain — comes this illustrated explication of the science of procrastination and how to manage it, a fine addition to these five perspectives on …

Will Fast 7 Go On Without Paul Walker?

Photo: Courtesy of Universal Pictures.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> After much consideration, production on <i>Fast & Furious 7</i> has been put on hold indefinitely. Studio …

10 Shopping Problems Only Tall Girls Have

We acknowledge that there are many perks of being tall. But with all the good, comes some bad, too. You try finding pants with a 40-inch inseam. You try finding cute high heels that aren't stilettos. You try finding a winter coat with sleeves that are long enough. What we're trying to say is, …

7 Steps to a Grunge Beauty Look | Seventeen's Get Cute with Chloe

2 Skydivers Killed in Collision Were Part of a Jump With 200 People

What was supposed to be a week of extreme skydiving fun in Arizona for hundreds of experienced jumpers turned deadly when two men collided in mid-air …

The Benefits of Waking Up Early

I've been doing something lately that has totally shifted my life. It's simple, but it changes everything.<p>What is it? It's getting up early.<p>I know it sounds crazy, but I have learned to love it.<p>When I wake up early, I allow myself to really benefit from the day, the light and the sun. I allow …

Shy Or Quiet? Here's How To Stand Out At Work, Anyway

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.<p>In a working world full of pushy professionals and exhibitionist prima donnas, the quieter, more timid among us can often …

Do You Really Need A Credit Card?

We know you're not a conformist — and that applies to everything from your style to the way you live your life and spend your money. So, who says you …

The AIDS Granny In Exile

In the '90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China — and the ensuing cover-up — and became an enemy of the state. Now 85, she lives in New York without her family, without her friends, and without regrets.<p>The enormous brick fortress in West …

What's Really Lurking On Your Loofah? Dermatologists Tell Us The Gross Truth

Using a loofah with a richly lathered body wash and some aromatherapy candles can make an at-home spa treatment feel like you're getting pampered at a posh spa. Those spongy pouf balls also make for great exfoliators.<p>"[Loofahs] are good for removing dead skin cells leaving the skin smooth and …

The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour and the ability to unionize. To no one’s surprise, they didn’t get it. As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers …

Recycled lunch: Using human waste to grow food, and fight climate change

<i>Synthetic fertilizers have helped fuel a food boom over the last century, but they also contribute mightily to climate change. So now there’s a growing push for a return to the ancient practice of using human waste as fertilizer, but with modern sanitary safeguards. The idea is starting to catch on</i> …

Brazil delivers on hunger promise

By Cecilia Vaisman<p>April 04, 2012 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/04/04/sustainability/food-9-billion/brazil-delivers-hunger-promise/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …