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Today's lesson? The history of sex. Not so boring then...

Each generation believes itself (quite rightly) to have invented sex. We do this (quite rightly) to protect ourselves from the thought of our parents …

Here are the 8 words you should never put on your CV

Time to get editing...<p>Take a look at your CV and you may be quite proud of it – after all, who wouldn’t want to be seen as passionate, hard-working …

Spicy Kimchi Tofu Stew

6 Servings<p>Consider this fiery Korean kimchi jjigae-inspired tofu stew recipe a weekend detox. It’s spicy, clean, and capable of reversing any damage the previous night may have caused.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>1 16-oz. package silken tofu, cut into 1” pieces<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>4 …

Tofu

15 Signature Sandwiches in Cities Around the World

Last week, our <b>Food Fridays</b> story was all about the Cuban sandwich and its roots in Tampa, Florida. Inspired by the idea of the “signature sandwich,” we started itching for more. We asked you to share the sandwich that makes your city sing, and you answered (and made us drool a little).<p><i>Without</i> …

Tacos: The Ultimate Guide - Chowhound

<i>A deep dive into one of the world’s essential dishes.</i><p>It’s hard to think of another food with the dual identity of tacos.<p>On any given night in Mexico …

Mexico

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p><b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people …

Nutrition

Bogs, fogs and dogs: a tour of Conan Doyle’s Dartmoor

Our writer gets into the Halloween spirit by scaring herself silly on a Hound of the Baskervilles tour, exploring the bleak landscapes that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel<p>The wind is howling as I peer through the mist at a particularly bleak bit of Dartmoor, trying not to let my boots sink …

Scotland

You Can Use a CD to View the Color Spectrum of Your Light Sources

If you want to view the color spectrum of a light source in your studio, there’s actually a super cheap and easy way to do so: an ordinary CD or DVD …

10 Tricks That Squeeze Every Inch Out of a Small Closet

Get ready to discover extra space you didn't even know you had.<p>If you have a large wardrobe with minimal storage, you likely find yourself cursing your closet on the regular. Instead of cutting your clothing collection in half, use these tricks and products to create twice as much space as you had …

Discovering the Great Blue Hole

When Jacques Cousteau puts a dive site on his Top Ten list, then you know it must be good. That’s what I was reminding myself as I descended along a wall into the depths of the Great Blue Hole, a World Heritage Site off the coast of Belize.<p>So far, it was dark.<p>But suddenly, the wall gave way to a …

Scuba Diving

15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

Photo source: Bubble<p>For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate …

Body Art

This is What a Handgun Shot Looks Like at 73,000FPS

Want to see what a speeding bullet leaving a handgun looks like at 73,000 frames per second? Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters recently …

Epic doodling

I’m a pretty big fan of doodling, but my stuff has nothing on Peter Deligdisch.<p>His YouTube channel is full of videos where he documents his …

Livestreaming

Photos: Stunning first shots from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

For photography amateurs everywhere, it’s that time of year again: the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, now in its 27th year.<p>An open call for single images, the annual competition will accept submissions from now until June 30. But the bar has already been set high—a few captions from …

Nature Photography

5 Free Lightroom Resources all Photographers Should Know About

No matter your skill level or interest level in photography, there are scores of camera choices available to choose from; whether DSLR or mirrorless; …

Why swimming like a mermaid is the new extreme sport

It’s not often I find myself woefully underprepared for a story, but watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid and cantering giddily through Newquay seaspray after a six-hour train journey do not, as it happens, prepare one adequately for a session of training to be a mermaid.<p>Apparently, being a mermaid …

Scuba Diving

12 of the best secret gardens in the UK

The author of new book Wild Garden Weekends picks 12 gardens bursting with colour in spring and summer yet usually uncrowded even in the peak season<p>Coton Manor, near Northampton<p>Bluebells, a wildflower meadow, great cafe, and the most surprising birds (I won’t spoil it for you) are among the …

tea room

Miso Chicken, Girl Power Chocolate And Rooftop Restos: Foodie Things We're Talking About This Week

Life<p>by Lucy Dunn | 30 04 2015<p>Zuma<p>Girl Power Chocolate And Rooftop Restos: Foodie Things We're Talking About This Week<p>John Gregory Smith<p><b>Want to know</b> …

National Parks

48 hours in New Orleans

Arriving in New Orleans can seem like turning up to a party in a time-warp. Folk sip cocktails on colonial-era balconies, and restaurants thrum with buzzy gossip just like they have done since the 19th century.<p>But this vibrant city is not stuck in the past. New cocktail bars, inventive eateries and …

Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather

All is not what it seems in this fascinating new work by artist Angelo Musco. Called <i>P1 (Aves)</i>, at first glance it looks like a digital photo of a floating feather but upon closer inspection you'll notice that the feather is made up of tens of thousands of nude bodies. Musco created this image by …

Art

Australian Photographer Captures the Most Beautiful Images of Waves You’ll Ever See

Australian photographer Ray Collins stumbled into his career as an ocean photographer almost by accident. Eight years ago, while working as a coal …

Six second hugs and other tips that could transform your marriage

When Louisa Kamps took a long, hard look at her relationship, she decided it was happy - but not perfect. Could a few easy tips from self-help books set it back on track?<p>On our last wedding anniversary, finally in bed after a marathon day, I gave my husband, T, a card – the one my mother had just …

Architizer

Sculptor Hilariously Re-Imagines R2D2 With Body Parts from Other Superheroes

The lovable, loyal droid R2D2 is arguably one of the most popular Star Wars characters. But the robot who pleasantly beeps coded messages and even displays a sense of humor always seems held back on screen because of its limited mobility. Sculptor Katuhisa Yamaguchi does away with that barrier by …

Audio Mixing

‘Photography Woes’ Meme Shares the Cringeworthy Things Photographers Hear

There’s a new set of photography memes that have generated quite a bit of attention over the past week. “Photography Woes” is a set of meme images …

Adorable Orphaned Baby Bats Cared for by Australian Bat Clinic

File this under “cutest thing we've ever seen.” These orphaned baby bats, swaddled in cozy blankets and fed milk in baby bottles, are the incredibly adorable residents of the Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre in eastern Australia's Gold Coast Hinterland. Volunteers and employees at the …

Cute

Heartwarming Photos of Families of Bears Living in Finland

53-year-old photographer Dionys Moser has captured these adorable photos of brown bear cubs with their mothers in a Finland forest. Moser arranges a photography tour of the taiga forest in Finland in late June and early July, when the mother bears come out with their young after a long winter …

Bear Cubs

Wine Tasting 101

Wine drinking’s pretty much self-explanatory. But no matter what’s in the glass, it will reveal itself best when approached systematically and when all sensory apparati are exposed to it (well, not your ears).<p>That doesn’t mean making a spectacle of your examination, or trying to out-inhale the …

Easter: Vatican Mass, the Easter Bunny and that blood moon

Watch the season finale of Finding Jesus, Faith, Fact, Forgery at 9 p.m. Eastern Sunday on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Easter is a cornerstone event in the Christian faith, but it's surrounded by interesting quirks.<p>It celebrates the completion of Christ's mission of salvation in the Crucifixion and Resurrection. …

Easter Bunny

Whimsical Photo Manipulations Offer Lighthearted Perspectives on the Natural World

Using beautiful imagery and editing prowess, graphic artist Anil Saxema's whimsical photo manipulations lend a fresh perspective to our view of the natural world. His work depicts lighthearted scenes of humans and animals interacting in amusing – and often surprising – ways. For instance, a woman …

Zebra