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10 Things You Should Never, Ever Apologize For

Enlightening, right?<p>Obviously, it’s important to apologize when you’re in the wrong. If you raise your voice at your partner or forget your friend’s birthday, go ahead and whip out the s-word.<p>But many of us might also be frequently saying sorry for things that aren’t our fault and not even notice …

6 Weird Scientific Facts About Love

Sure, you know the basics about the birds and the bees, but how much do you really know about what goes on in your body—and your mind—while you’re …

Is This Teen "Too Fat" For Instagram?

Photo: Via @SNICOLEN58.<p>From its humble beginnings as a photo-sharing platform, Instagram has evolved into a full-blown, body-acceptance battleground. …

Stoya Answers Your Questions On Coming And Post-Sex Cleanup

Illustrated by Sydney Haas<p><i>We love chatting with Stoya — writer, thinker, on-screen-sex haver — about all manner of sexual, sensual, and feminist</i> …

Jen Selter Has an Incredible Butt, But Should You Listen To Her Fitness Advice? | Men's Health

At 5-foot-6 and 112 pounds, she is a slight woman with a startlingly sizeable caboose, one who has built a fervent following of women who want to be her and men who want to be with her.<p>She has her detractors, too, of course. They are equally fervent, accusing her of having had ass implants, …

Proof That One Change Can Completely Transform A Room

You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look!<p>You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look! These 11 rooms prove that one tiny thing can have an enormous impact.

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Cancer Killed My Father, Now Me?

I can't handle it. Just send me off quietly tonight. I feel tired and will fall asleep soon. Please let it be the last time. I am done. The pain is too much. The thoughts are too overwhelming. The worry of how I will die is unbearable. I don't want to go the way you did. I watched as your …

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Do You Masturbate Too Much?

Here’s the good news: There’s no magic number when it comes to a healthy masturbation habit, says Dan Drake, a certified sex addiction therapist and clinical counselor.<p>“However often you masturbate, it’s not a problem until it starts affecting your life in negative ways,” Drake explains.<p>(If you …

Google: 6 Reasons Why Nobody Uses Your App

Nobody using your app? It’s okay, you aren’t alone. Here’s what may have gone wrong, according to Google.<p>There’s a dirty secret behind many of those hot new app startups you hear about every week. They have seed funding and a flashy landing page. They have articles in <i>TechCrunch</i> and promises to …

9-year-old girl dies from brain-eating amoeba in water

A brain-eating amoeba that lurks in fresh water has prompted warnings from Kansas officials after it killed a 9-year-old girl.<p>Hally Yust was an avid water skier and spent the past few weeks swimming in several bodies of fresh water. She died last week from Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating parasite …

7 Things You Didn't Know About Laser Hair Removal

<b>You Can't Pluck or Wax Pre-Treatment</b><br>Once you've set a date for your first treatment, you'll have to hold off on your usual hair-removal routine. "This is a precaution to ensure that your hair follicles are in the proper growth stage prior to the hair-removal process," says Paul Flashner, M.D., …

3 Essential Facts About the Male Orgasm

Want to ensure you're making your partner as happy as he's making you? Take these factors into consideration<p>Yes, talking about how to "please your man" can be seen as a bit retrograde, out of context. But that's not what we're talking about here. If what you're looking for is an equal partnership …

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16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

"<b>Nuts</b>—they're high in fiber, and nut eaters are generally healthier." <i>—Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., a wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute</i><p>"<b>Cauliflower</b>. At just 25 calories per cup, it's a calorie bargain. Plus, it's super versatile, so you can use it as a low-carb …

India plans to build the world's largest floating solar farm

Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore very expensive. That's why India is copying Japan's (pictured) idea of building floating …

8 Ways to Get Prettier in Your Sleep

Do the term "beauty sleep" justice by following these skin and hair tips from dermatologists.<p>You might think you're off the clock when it comes to your beauty routine while you sleep, but your slumber hours play an important role in how you look. "Beauty sleep is essential for repairing the skin," …

11 Must-Know Oral Sex Tips from Real Women

"Any time my jaw or neck needs a break, I pull back and just focus on the tip. If you have plenty of lube or saliva, you can keep pumping with your hands while you circle, lick, and suck on the tip. Best of both worlds—for both of you!" <i>—Anne G.</i><p>"There's this little spot where the shaft meets the …

4 Simple Steps to Reinventing Your Life

Do you feel like pressing the reset button when it comes to your life?<p>So many people wish they could make a significant change with regard to their personal relationships, appearance, character or career. In a nutshell, they wish they could hit a button and simply change the game.<p>When we take a …

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Virus detected in baby 'cured' of HIV

A Mississippi baby scientists thought was "functionally cured" of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, her doctors say.<p>The news is disappointing for a case the scientific community hailed just last year as a potential game changer in the fight against AIDS.<p>"It felt like a punch …

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12 Genius Ideas for Window Treatments

The right window treatment can make a world of difference.<p>The right curtains, shades, or shutters can turn any window into a stunning focal point.

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Heavenly Nipples celebrates sexual diversity at the Glastonbury Festival

At this year's festival, Guerilla Science used latex nipples, merkins and the Great Wall of Vagina to confront the pervasive discomfort humans have with our sexual diversity<p>After spending five days at the Glastonbury Festival in a tent stacked to the rafters with labia weights, latex nipples, …

15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

The 8 Biggest Bedding Mistakes You're Making (And How To Solve Them)

A comfortable bed is a clean bed! Check out The Company Store's tips and tricks for making sure your bed stays in top shape.<p><i>Miki Duisterhof</i><p><b>Not Storing Your Comforter Properly.</b><p><b>1.</b> Using a cotton bag for your duvet is ideal. Down feathers in particular need airflow during storage; so do not store them …

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The Most Romantic Getaways Under $100

Budget romantic vacations<p>Even when visiting the world's most romantic destinations, the cost of lodging doesn't have to break the bank.

More Uses for an Ice Cube Tray

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Meet an unlikely contender for your kitchen's true jack of all trades.</i><p>Ice cube …

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Record-breaking magnet crams three tons of force into the size of a golf ball

University of Cambridge scientists have broken a decade-old superconducting record by packing a 17.6 Tesla magnetic field into a golf ball-sized hunk of crystal -- equivalent to about three tons of force. The team used high-temperature superconductors that work at minus 320 degrees F or so -- not …

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …

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