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Austerity has caused young men to turn into 'spornosexuals'

In the summer of 2014, there was a media flurry about what cultural commentator Mark Simpson succinctly described as the rise of the “spornosexual”. …

Social Media

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

An Anonymous Artist's Erotic Utopia | Monday Insta Illustrator

Anonymous artist Alphachanneling has drawn more naked bodies than you can count.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Simple, evocative, passionate drawings are the name of the game on anonymous artist Alphachanneling's massively popular Instagram account. Austere characters, either smiling sweetly …

The face of African slavery in Qajar Iran – in pictures

The African slave trade in the Persian Gulf began well before the Islamic period. Mediaeval accounts refer sporadically to slaves working as household servants, bodyguards, militiamen and sailors in the Persian Gulf including what is today southern Iran. The practice lasted, and evolved, through …

Middle East

Kill Your Airbnb's Hidden WiFi Cameras With This Script

Visiting someone's home shouldn't mean tacitly consenting to having your every move recorded.<p>The Internet of Things is here, and in many ways it's already catapulting us into the nightmarish future that dystopian science fiction writers predicted.<p>But while always-connected home devices may be <i>en</i> …

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid at All Costs | Inc.com

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact they have on those around them, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people …