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20 Sexy Gifts You'll Enjoy as Much as She Does

Sex toys, games, and lingerie that will do it for the both of you<p>Gift giving around the holidays can be seriously stressful. You want to give your partner something that shows you care, but you also want to make sure she’ll actually use it. Also, you have to be able to live with it hanging around, …

A professional landscape photographer says these are the best places to see star-filled skies in the US

Between the weather, lunar, solar, and milky way conditions, stars can be a difficult thing to capture, but Kaye has become familiar with the best spots to go stargazing and capture the spectacular sights.<p>From Hawaii to Lake Tahoe, Kaye has some serious knowledge on where to head if you want a …

7 Dinners To Make This Week

Because eating is pretty much the best part of winter.

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

Turns Out You Can Make Pretty Much Any Recipe In The Slow Cooker. Here's How.

Picture this: You throw everything into a pot. Then it's off to go run errands or even go to work for the day. Hours later, you unlock the door, and return to a perfectly cooked dish. This can happen for most traditional recipes -- because they can be adapted for a slow cooker. Don't believe us? …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Iraq sentences 24 militants to death over Isis massacre of soldiers

Hundreds of troops killed by Islamic State gunmen when they overran military base in Saddam Hussein’s home town of Tikrit last summer<p>An Iraqi court has sentenced to death 24 militants for their role in killing hundreds of soldiers. Four others were acquitted for lack of evidence.<p>Islamic State …

"PlantPure Nation:" Film Review

I read "The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health" in 2007 and found its scientific conclusions staggering: if men want to avoid prostate cancer they should avoid eating meat and if women want …

7 Lessons Penny Stock Trading Has Taught Me About Life

I started trading penny stocks as a high school student, and since I recently turned 34, that means I've been an active trader for more than 15 years. And while nobody likes to admit to getting older, my recent birthday has left me reflecting on what I've accomplished and where I want to go from …

This killer circuit workout is the key to burning fat fast

This full-body workout is meant to burn calories and activate your whole upper and lower body. This is a circuit workout that can be done at home or in the gym. You will do each movement for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds before moving to the next exercise. Once you complete each circuit …

Fitness Friday: Improving your shoulder turn

One of the biggest differences between the swings of a high-handicapper and a better player is the way the shoulders rotate. Poorer players tend to rotate their shoulders back and through level with the ground. This leads to a host of problems with the golf swing—most notably poor contact and …

40 key computer science terms explained in ways your boss can understand

<i>Editor’s note: This post first appeared on Carl Cheo’s website. We’ve republished it here with his permission.</i><p>To make learning more fun and interesting, here’s a list of important computer science theories and concepts explained with analogies and minimally technical terms. It’s like an …

Books to help you answer big questions about yourself

Why in the world did I do that? How can I do better? Chances are you’ve asked yourself these questions at least once today. To understand how your …

Self-improvement

20 Creative Ways to Earn Money

2 ways to get guaranteed retirement income

<i>My wife and I have about $1 million in stock and bond funds in 401(k)s, IRAs and other retirement accounts, but are wondering whether to buy an annuity when we retire within the next few years. Do you think that's a good idea?--Scott C.</i><p>Ask advisers this question and the answer may depend on how the …

Retirement

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

10 Body Language Secrets of Highly Successful People

Sometimes how you move matters more than what you say. Check out these 10 ways to use body language to your advantage.<p>You control your body, but your body also controls you. Simple gestures, simple postures--each makes a dramatic impact on how you think, feel, and perform.<p>But that doesn't mean you …

Body Language

Leaders' snub of Moscow victory parade 'insult to soldiers', says Russia

Boycott by David Cameron and other EU leaders is an "unseemly campaign", says Russian official<p>The decision of <b>David Cameron</b> and other European leaders to snub celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the end of Second World War in Moscow is an insult to the memory of Allied soldiers, a <b>Russian</b> …

3 Skills That Will Make You A Fierce Job Applicant

Kevin Sandlin<p><i>By Kevin Sandlin</i>When you graduate from college, you have a degree in some specific subject(s). But, it is becoming increasingly …

Marketing

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

Use this list of Scientific Self-Help Books to separate what works from what doesn't so you can improve the quality of your life in confidence.

Incredible Body Painting Turns Torsos into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Amazingly, these mind-bending optical illusions aren't made with the help of projections or Photoshop. Artist Natalie Fletcher painted them directly on human skin! The Oregon-based body painter created this impressive series completely freehanded with an airbrush. She calls it <i>Just an Illusion</i>, and …

Healthcare Outcomes Improve When Technology Imitates Nature

Computers are increasingly integrated into almost every aspect of our health and well-being. But computers usually just do what you tell them to do. Their programming dictates exactly how they behave, and if you want to have a computer act in an intelligent way, you have to anticipate and design …

Machine Learning

How Can We Explain The Mystery Of Consciousness?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About David Chalmers' TED Talk</b><p>Philosopher David Chalmers asks why humans have a sense of self, a constantly running movie full of sensation and internal chatter. He offers two ideas about the nature of consciousness.<p><b>About David Chalmers</b><p>David …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

101 Powerful Zen Sayings and Proverbs to Live By

Buddhaimonia.“The world is its own magic.” - Shunryu Suzuki When I was first introduced to Zen, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. …

Educating for Democracy: High School Graduation Rates and Critical Thinking

President Obama's speech at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday, Jan. 9, seemed to represent a serious effort to give greater opportunity to high school graduates to attend college even if they lack the funds. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>:<p>The proposal ... …

A Skinny Person's Guide to Gaining Weight

If you're a self-described "skinny" person trying to put <i>on</i> weight, you probably feel like a second class citizen when you're researching on the …

Fitness

10 Important Apps For Your Android Smartphone

Attempting to get to grips with the sheer volume of apps on the world’s most popular platform – Android – is no easy feat. Fortunately I’ve been putting together guides that break down the essential and latest apps available on both iOS and Android. You can read my weekly app app round-up here and …