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An Anatomy of Iceland's Penis Museum

A collection that started as a joke now has a higher purpose.<p>REYKJAVIK— “Can we stop by the Icelandic Phallological Museum?” one twenty-something guy semi-jokingly asks, leaning back in his seat on the bus back from a trip to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, a popular geothermal spa.<p>“Have you not been?” one …

Netflix to suspend its controversial ISP error messages

Netflix (S NFLX) will stop blaming your ISP when your <i>Orange is the New Black</i> stream starts to stutter, at least for now. The company announced Monday …

Hard Choices

• <b>Author:</b> Hillary Clinton<p>HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67THSECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE.<p>'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes …

Living With Evil

• <b>Author:</b> Cynthia Owen<p>Cynthia Owen grew up in Ireland, went to the local convent school, said her prayers and took her first communion with all the other girls in her class. But behind the façade of respectability lurked a hideous reality.<p>Cynthia was just eight years old when she was sexually abused …

Trafficked

• <b>Author:</b> Sophie Hayes<p>He’d been her friend for years. He said he loved her. Then she realised she didn’t know him at all…<p>When everything seemed to be falling apart in Sophie’s life, she was thankful for her friend Kas, who was always at the end of a phone, ready to listen and to offer comfort and …

Who? What? Why? Where?

• <b>Author:</b> The Guardian<p>Begin asking a question of Google, and some interesting insights into the inner conflicts of the collective human mind emerge. Type “how …” and two of the most popular choices are “how to make pancakes” and “how to lose weight fast”. But there is also a heartening level of …

10 Top Writing Tips: Discover the Writer In You

• <b>Author:</b> Dee White<p>"10 Top Writing Tips: Discover the Writer in You" provides an easy to follow overview of the elements of a story, and how to explore your inner writer.<p>It provides tips on working out what sort of writer you are, and creating great fictional characters and using them in your story …

So You Want to Write a Novel

• <b>Author:</b> J. P. Kurzitza<p>Anyone can write a great fiction novel. That's right, ANYONE! You don't need an M.F.A, or a PhD, or ABCDEFG, you just need to know how to do a few things really well...and get lucky. But Thomas Jefferson said it best when he said: "I’m a great believer in luck and I find the …

English Grammar For Dummies

• <b>Author:</b> Lesley J. Ward & Geraldine Woods<p>If you're confused by commas, perplexed by pronouns, and plain terrified by tenses, English Grammar For Dummies will put your fears to rest. Packed with expert guidance, it covers everything from sentence basics to rules even your English teacher didn't know …

How to Write and Self Publish eBooks for Free!

• <b>Author:</b> Jessica Cambrook<p>This is a NEED-to-read ebook for any author wanting to get inspired for their first story or how to make their books more professional and attractive to potential readers.Within the ebook you will learn how to: think of an idea for a story, get motivated to write it, edit …

Jesus, the One and Only

• <b>Author:</b> Beth Moore<p>In <i>Jesus, the One and Only</i>, best-selling author and Bible teacher Beth Moore invites you to know Christ personally. Watch and listen as He breaks up a funeral by raising the dead, confronts conniving religious leaders of His day, teaches on a Galilean hillside, or walks on the …

Praying God's Word Day by Day

• <b>Author:</b> Beth Moore<p><i>Praying God’s Word</i> is author Beth Moore’s best-selling release to date. A landmark book among women and men, it continues to serve readers in "tearing down strongholds by captivating our minds with the knowledge of God" (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).<p>Now, the perennial favorite is …

Believing God Day by Day

• <b>Author:</b> Beth Moore<p>Among Beth Moore’s very best-selling books to date is <i>Believing God</i>, a powerful study of Isaiah 43 and Hebrews 11 that centers on one simple yet bold question: do you believe God or merely believe in Him? Moore explains how God’s plan is for the believer’s life to really work so …

6 Makeup Tips to Enhance Your Best Assets in a Natural Way

Don't attempt to spray-tan on a fake six-pack. Use this body makeup to realistically—and naturally—conceal and highlight what you've got<p><b>Conceal...</b><p><b>Splotchy Tone</b>Self-tanner is your friend—it will even out discoloration. Before you start, exfoliate with a body scrub. After showering, dry off …

Beauty

4 Homemade Granola Recipes You Can Make in Half an Hour or Less

Throw together a healthy homemade granola in minutes.<p>It seems everyone is going ga-ga for granola right now: During the month of May, Yahoo! searches for "homemade granola recipe" shot up 74 percent. Who knew?<p>If you want to try making some of your own—but are a little intimidated by the prospect of …

The Ice Diet Is a Thing—But Does It Actually Work?

Experts share what they think of this new weight-loss strategy.<p>The weirdest diet since the ice cream cleanse has just arrived: A gastroenterologist has created a weight-loss plan called "The Ice Diet" that, spoiler alert, involves eating ice—a ton of it.<p>The diet's founder, Brian Weiner, M.D., an …

Weight Loss

8 Brain-Boosting Snacks You Can Stash At The Office

For those times when your thinking cap is MIA

Snacks

This Texas Beauty Queen Shed More Than 100 Pounds. Find Out What Inspired Her to Do It

One cruel comment helped encourage her to change her life…for good.<p>Miss South Texas Keli Kryfko—soon to compete in the Miss Texas pageant—used to weigh more than 200 pounds…in middle school. But then she had a wake-up call: In gym class, she flunked her fitness test and overheard her female …

Fitness

6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

Lean legs and a tight tush are just a few tweaks away.<p>Squats are one of the best exercises for a stronger, fitter you—but only if you do them right. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your squats aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes:<p><b>Letting Your Knees Fall In</b><p>A …

So Apparently Stress Is Contagious

Find out who's most likely to pass you the bug.<p>You know you can catch a cold or the flu from someone—especially someone you're close with. And apparently, the same goes for stress. A recent study in the journal <i>Psychoneuroendocrinology</i> finds that stress can be contagious, and it's even more …

Emma Stone

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong

It's not as straightforward as you might think.<p>Taking in enough fluids seems simple, right? Just drink more water. That will help, sure, but there are probably a few hydration mistakes you're making—without even realizing it. Fix these six missteps to make sure you're getting the H2O you</b> …

Nutrition

8 Foods With Awesome Mood-Boosting Benefits

Prepare to rethink everything you thought about “comfort food.”<p>Who hasn’t craved something sweet or fried while seriously stressed out? The problem is, these comfort foods are not your salvation…actually, quite the opposite. These foods can make you fatigued and raise your blood sugar so you …

The Breakfast That Keeps You Fuller Longer

Eat this in the a.m. to feel happy and satisfied throughout the morning<p>At this point, you probably know that it’s a really good idea to eat breakfast—it not only stokes your metabolism, but it also sets the tone for healthy eating throughout the day. And now, a new study from the journal <i>Appetite</i> …

Job Skills: Impress Your Boss

How to manage your manager<p>Sure, you can show up early and stay late, volunteer for projects, and work your tail off in order to get in good with the big cheese. But if you really want to impress your boss, you need to manage up. As much an art form as it is a skill, "it's a sneaky way to get what …

Employment