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To Calm the Gut, Look to Weed and Hot Peppers

Surprising new research says it helps to turn up the heat to chill out.<p>If your gut is giving you a hard time, eating a whole bunch of spicy food and …

Wellness

The ‘Putty’ That Makes My Pores Invisible

Peter Thomas Roth’s Pore Putty wins for best product name and for best primer.<p>I live right by a Sephora, so I do most of my drunk shopping there. Last week, I stopped in after two big glasses of wine specifically to buy a Beautyblender (I’m very behind) and then remembered that there’s one product …

Skin Care

18 Hilarious *Friends* Bloopers That Will Thaw Your Ice-Cold Heart

Let's face it: We'd all rather stay at home, order Chinese food, and watch 13 straight hours of <i>Friends</i> on Netflix than deal with other humans. (Some people are mean! Phoebe Buffay, on the other hand, is not.) At one point or another, you've definitely canceled plans with your old friend from …

Jennifer Aniston

The 10 Best (and Five Worst) TV Shows of 2016

Unlike pretty much everything else, science fiction and fantasy had a great 2016. There were so many great shows that we had a lot of contenders for …

How To Eat Sushi The Right Way

Plus, a look at some Tokyo spots to help you get it right.<p>Though this might come as a surprise, any sushi chef worth his toro will tell you that the most important component of sushi is rice, not fish. And that's because if a chef's rice is off in any way, or not seasoned property, the entire meal …

Japan

General Tso's chicken inventor dies at 98

It's been a rough week for food pioneers. First the creator of the Big Mac passed away, and now General Tso's chicken inventor Peng Chang-kuei died …

LG Announces New UltraFine 4K and 5K Monitors Designed For Apple's Latest MacBook and MacBook Pro

Hot on the heels of Apple’s newly updated MacBook and MacBook Pro event, LG has announced a pair of premium, high-resolution displays designed to integrate with the MacBook’s latest design language and feature set. The new LG UltraFine 5K and UltraFine 4K are 27” and 21.5” displays, respectively, …

MacBook Pro

Wildlife Camera Trap Shoots Rare Footage of Naked Human

Behold, the elusive, ass-naked Homo sapien.<p>When scientists set up camera traps for North American wildlife, large primates aren't usually their main target. But recently, student biologists at Virginia Tech captured a rare species on film—a very wild, very naked <i>Homo sapiens</i>.<p>Every couple of weeks, …

Virginia Tech

16 Best Foods for Your Sperm

Not to be a negative Nancy or anything, but adulthood isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. First, there’s the entire having to go to work thing, …

M2 Premium Videos

Sophia Loren Has Always Looked "Fantastic," And She Knows It

Sophia Loren knows she looks how great she looks. "I look fantastic," she recently told <i>W.</i> "Everybody says so!" Then again--she always has. In celebration of the Italian actress' 82nd birthday, here's a look back at her best moments over the years.

Fashion Shows

See Emma Watson's Belle Costume for "Beauty and the Beast"

Paired with an unexpected shoe...<p>Before she transformed into a golden-gowned princess, Belle was a French villager in a blue apron and peasant blouse. The look, though perhaps not quite as iconic as that yellow ball gown, is nonetheless memorable. When Emma Watson brings the bookworm heroine to …

Watch a Rare Video of Elizabeth Taylor Doing Her Makeup

Effortless.<p>If you have yet to dive into reading <i>How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood</i> (which you should honestly do ASAP), you may not realize that she spent literally every single *second* of her life being fabulous. Which, of course, means she became an expert at getting dolled …

What Science Doesn't Know About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

There are two ways to challenge politically correct orthodoxies. One is to toss off outrageous remarks designed to <i>épater les bourgeois</i>. This requires …

LGBTQI

10 Times Actors Had Real Sex In Mainstream Movies or On-Screen

With world cinema getting bolder and bolder day by day, actors have to push hard to their limits. Some actors get so much indulged in their roles …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Consumer Tech

Amazon will open physical bookstores in Chicago and Portland

The expansion continues<p>Amazon has plans to open more physical bookstores, further expanding its brick-and-mortar store footprint. According to the <i>Financial Times</i>, Amazon spokeswoman Deborah Bass said yesterday that the retail giant is opening locations in Chicago and Portland, with the Chicago …

New York City

Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa has own Guinness beer

It’s time to get a taste of Jason Momoa, a.k.a. Khal Drogo. The <i>Game of Thrones</i> actor visited the Guinness brewery in Dublin earlier this week to …

General Tso’s Chicken Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 4 servings<p>Chicken<p>8 cups (2 L) vegetable oil, for frying<br>• 1 cup (235 mL) rice wine<br>• ¼ cup (60 mL) soy sauce<br>• 1 lb (455 g) boneless, skinless chicken thigh, cubed<br>• 1 cup (140 g) flour<br>• 1 tablespoon salt<p>General Tso’s Sauce<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<br>• 2 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 1 teaspoon grated ginger<br>• ½ …

#TrumpExplainsMoviePlots: Twitter Trump-ifies classic movies

If this whole presidential campaign thing doesn’t work out, Donald Trump may have a future as a movie reviewer.<p>Twitter users decided to poke a little …

The Real-Life Inspirations Behind 8 Cartoon Characters

You might think that your favorite cartoon characters began life as a quick sketch guided by an artistic mind, but the truth is that many of the …

Michael J. Fox

11 Hot Sauce Recipes Only the Brave Will Be Able to Handle

Brave souls, gather around, because if you like to feel the burn of a good fiery, spicy sauce every time you eat your favorite food, you're about to experience a totally different level of hot. These 11 DIY recipes feature ghost, jalapeño, and habanero peppers galore. If you dare, whip them up, …

The Best Animated Movies for Adults

Some are ridiculous, some are sad. Some pair well with drugs. But none of these are for kids.<p>Ever since Pixar released the masterful <i>Toy Story</i> on an unsuspecting public, animated films have taken on a new kind of life in the American cinematic landscape. No longer content to be opiates for masses of …

Animation

Adele Brought Her Drag Queen Impersonator on Stage With Her

"RuPaul's Drag Race" star Delta Work was the spitting image of Adele.<p>In late July, Adele brought drag queen impersonator Kristie Champagne onstage with her at a concert. On Saturday night in Los Angeles, the British superstar brought yet another drag queen lookalike on stage, and the resemblance is …