Rebecca Confer

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The Most Erotic Touch For Every Spot On Your Body

Here's what they found: When it comes to a light touch, the neck, forearm, and vaginal margin were the most sensitive spots. When pressure was applied to all body parts, the clitoris and nipple came out as the most sensitive. The clitoris and nipple were also the most sensitive when it came to …

Here's The Key To Letting Go Of Past Wrongs

The phrase "forgive and forget" may be scientifically meaningful.<p>Researchers from the University of St. Andrews found that once a person was able to forgive a past transgression against him, he was also more likely to forget the details of what happened.<p>"It is well established that learning to …

'Exercise snacks' may help control blood sugar | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Short bursts of intense exercise before meals may help control blood sugar spikes better than one longer, less intense session, suggests a new small study.<p>A man jogs on a foggy winter day in a park in Bucharest January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel<p>Researchers say …

Is a Serious Public Health Issue Being Overlooked?

What if I were to tell you one of the most pervasive and serious public health issues in the country is preventable? It's an issue that hugely impacts women, men, children and communities. Would you be surprised to learn I was talking about sexual violence?<p>National Women's Health Week is an …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Are You Afraid to Be Still?

What would you expect the author of <i>What Color Is Your Parachute?</i> to look like? Before I met him, I imagined Dick Bolles tall (he's 6 foot 5 inches), twinkly-eyed (check), maybe even suspender-sporting (right again). You know, kind of like... God. Yes! That's it!<p>And by "God," I mean whatever you …

South Carolina

Week in Photos: May 10, 2014

From women in Lagos demanding the release of the kidnapped Nigerian girls to landslide victims in Afghanistan and burning wreckage in Mariupol, …

Why an octopus's suckers don't stick its arms together

By deactivating its suckers, a chemical in octopus skin stops the animal's limbs getting in a twist<p>The question arose – the way questions can in science – when the team was faced with a freshly dismembered octopus arm that eagerly clung to everything it touched, with the notable exception of itself.<p>…

Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.<p>The Mayo Clinic conducted the clinical trial last year using virotherapy. The method …

How Evernote designs a world without apps (Q&A)

CEO Phil Libin talks to CNET about Evernote’s latest milestone, designing for wearable tech, and how the future is app-less.<p>In the early days of Evernote, CEO Phil Libin said he would check his screen every minute to see how many users the productivity tool was picking up. Now, he nearly missed …

Productivity

The State of Google, by Larry Page, and why his dream search engine is still a million miles away

In his recently published Founders’ Letter for 2013, Google CEO Larry Page talks about the company’s recent accomplishments and plans for the future.<p>On search<p>Search is still Google’s bread and butter and its most important product, so Page unsurprisingly talks a lot about how Google works to turn …

Google

BillGuard Now Protects Consumers on Android Too

Arriving for US consumers back in 2010, BillGuard sells itself as the world’s first ‘people-powered antivirus system for bills’. If you’re new to BillGuard, let us explain.<p>BillGuard’s predictive algorithms alert you when there’s unexpected charges such as hidden fees, billing errors, scams and …

Samsung teases possibility of a new tablet

A "Galaxy Premiere" invitation sent to the media offers no details but gives a hint of what to expect with the phrase: "Tab Into Color."<p>Samsung has yet another device up its sleeve.<p>The company sent out invitations to the media to its "Samsung Galaxy Premiere" event, set for June 12 in New …

Mobile

Google Apps Users Can Now Get End-to-End Email Encryption

Google on Thursday announced a new partnership that will bring full scale encryption to Google Apps.<p>Working with email data protection company Zix, …

Adobe offers free font to celebrate 25 years of digital type design

To commemorate a quarter century of its Adobe Originals type program, a font free for all.<p>I was thinking of writing a long discourse about how digital typography changed my life -- something I hadn't really thought about or realized until a couple of days ago when Adobe briefed me on its plan to …

Typography

Graphene May Be Next Area of Innovation for Apple and Samsung

In a world where mobile devices are becoming thinner and thinner and in some cases being worn on the wrist or other parts of the body, graphene may be the wonder material of the future, with properties that make it stronger than steel, more flexible than rubber and more conductive than most metals. …