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This Is What Comes Out When a Woman Ejaculates

Everything you want to know about the elusive squirt.<p>It was, and remains, one of the most spectacular things I’d ever witnessed. A dozen women, my then-partner among them, shooting arcs of liquid into the air from their genitals for the very first time, in unison. What had begun 90 minutes earlier …

Sexual Health

Sony’s response to Fortnite controversy is embarrassing

Sony does not want to admit it has a Fortnite problem<p>For almost two days, Sony had stayed silent about the growing anger over <i>Fortnite</i> accounts that were locked out of playing on the Nintendo Switch due to use on the PlayStation 4. Now the company has finally issued a statement, but it says so …

Gaming

Trump Signs Orders Cracking Down on Federal Workers' Unions

President Donald Trump signed executive orders restricting the activities of unions that represent many of the U.S. government’s 2.1 million …

George Takei responds to sexual assault accuser changing story

Former model Scott Brunton, who accused <i>Star Trek</i> actor George Takei of sexually assaulting him in 1981, has now admitted he didn’t consider their …

The Boys of Arrested Development

The cast’s disastrous New York Times interview proved the very thing it was meant to hide.<p>One of the questions emerging from this post-#MeToo …

4 Camera Settings That EVERY Photographer MUST Understand

If you want to take better photos of landscapes, one of the most important things you can do is learn how to use your camera.<p>But beyond that, having …

NASA Satellites Detect Seriously Weird Changes in Earth's Freshwater

A fascinating new study from NASA reveals how the amount of freshwater in certain regions changed over the years due to various factors, including …

Climate Change

Here's what could happen to America's hundreds of dead malls

As one of the first postwar suburban shopping centers in the US, the Northgate Mall in northern Seattle defines classic mall architecture.<p>Its architect, John Graham Jr., pioneered the dumbbell, big-box shape for malls, in which two rows of stores face each other and a department store anchors each …

Urban Design

'Manspreader' arrested in assault on New York subway rider

A man accused of punching a woman in the face on the New York City subway after she complained about him “manspreading" was arrested Saturday, officials said.<p>Derek Smith, 56, of Brooklyn, was taken into custody late Saturday and charged with assault, officials told The New York Post.<p>The victim, Sam …

Bots Are Scraping Your Data For Cash Amid Murky Laws And Ethics

LinkedIn says a startup that scrapes its user profiles is like a hacker. Resolving the issue may fall to the Supreme Court, but larger questions linger.<p>Is the data you share publicly on social networking sites like an announcement in a public place, where speech and information gathering are …

Social Media

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

Cast-Iron Home Fries with Roasted Green Chiles, Cilantro, Green Onions, Radicchio, and Creamy Garlic Dressing

For the dressing: Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard and garlic in a bowl and season with salt and black pepper. Let sit while the …

James Damore has sued Google. His infamous memo on women in tech is still nonsense.

Don’t be taken in by the document’s faux-reasonable tone.<p><i>James Damore, the man fired by Google last year after he wrote a memo arguing that there may be biological reasons why women are underrepresented at Google and other tech companies,</i> <i>has sued</i> <i>his former employer. The suit alleges that Google</i> …

Feminism

4 Things Elon Musk Always Does When He Runs a Meeting (and You Should, Too)

Poorly-run meetings sidetrack everyone's energy and waste valuable worker time, dissipating initiative and lowering productivity.<p><i>"How does Elon Musk run his famously efficient meetings?" originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

Elon Musk

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

University of California

A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Frybread

I fell in love with frybread before I’d ever even tasted it. I was a kid, and my parents rented a great movie called <i>Smoke Signals</i> for our family movie night. It’s a lovely, funny story about young Native American adults on a coming-of-age road trip through the American Southwest. (I highly …

There's a simple, frustrating reason you can't play Xbox games with PlayStation owners online

"Super Mario" is an anomaly compared to most modern video games.<p>Not the character himself — video games are rife with cartoonish characters — but the franchise. Nintendo is a rare exception in the modern era, since it keeps its blockbuster franchises locked to its platforms. Other than that, most …

'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Ganondorf Dragmire: Link's nemesis gets an official last name

Ganondorf, the main baddie in the <i>Legend of Zelda</i> series, has finally gotten an official last name — 31 years after his first appearance.<p>On Nintendo's …

Breath of the Wild

Takume is a very short (like, 5 mins) adventure game with some very nice pixel art.

Takume is a <i>very</i> short (like, 5 mins) adventure game with some very nice pixel art. You can get it here.

Indie Gaming

Witness the Remarkable Evolution of Animation in Video Games

We all love video games. Whether it’s a classic game like Mario Party or a mobile game like candy crush saga, everyone has their pick of the litter. …

Virtual Reality

What Killed Burlington College?

The small Vermont liberal-arts college will close up shop this month, and a controversial real-estate deal made by Jane Sanders, Bernie Sanders’s wife, may be to blame.<p>The end of the school year doesn’t just mark graduation at Burlington College, the small Vermont institution led by Jane Sanders …

How gaming's latest controversy betrays our failing imaginations

A few days ago, Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear went on sale. It's the first expansion to a beloved video game series in over a decade. But some fans' excitement quickly changed to anger.<p>Within days, gamers flooded review aggregators like Metacritic with low scores for Baldur's Gate, many …

Storytelling

5 Lessons for Becoming a Successful Leader

Many entrepreneurs forget that their success is more about helping other people than about personally becoming famous, or overcoming the odds and …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Portraits of Young Lovers at Their Most Raw, Intimate Moments

Bucharest-based photographer Natalia Mindru Photomicona isn’t interested in pretty, sugary sweet pictures; within the hustle and bustle of city life, …

Photography

How an evangelical creationist came to accept evolution.

Scientists announced in September that they had discovered a huge cache of ancient hominid bones deep in a cave in South Africa. The bones, …

Serial's Adnan Syed Will Have Case Re-Evaluated, Judge Rules

Adnan Syed, the man jailed for murder who was the subject of the first season of NPR’s <i>Serial</i> podcast, has been granted a major legal victory.<p>On …

Crime

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Hundreds rescued as South Carolina storm buckles roads, closes interstate

Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters early Monday as emergency responders promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hundreds of rescues.<p>At least seven weather-related deaths have been blamed on …

The Secret Ingredient You Need For Flawless Mashed Potatoes

Don't settle for less.<p>There are many great ways to make mashed potatoes, but the basic recipe usually stays the same. There are the potatoes, of course. Butter is a must (unless you're going vegan). Milk or cream are necessary. So too is salt. And garlic is an individual choice.<p>But the one …