Will Sickels

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We’re three million miles closer to the sun in January than we are in July. So why isn't it hot?

It turns out proximity is pretty inconsequential.<p>There’s something about the geometry of space that’s never quite made sense to me. I know that the axial tilt of the Earth is the reason we have seasons, but if a slight angle away from the sun can make me see my breath in winter, why does being …

This Online 30-Day Sex Challenge Has Gone Viral ... But Would You Be Able To Handle It?

Just reading the rules is exhausting.<p>An online sex challenge to have sex every day for 30 days is gaining steam, but to many, it also sounds …

31 Details From "Star Wars" You Probably Never Noticed

Lando stole Han's look!

Trump's 'Time' tweet got better with every internet spoof

It's Thanksgiving week, and you know what that means: Time for Donald Trump's annual tiff with <i>Time</i> magazine and it's "Person of the Year" issue.<p>Trump …

Driver tries to cut into Trump's motorcade in Florida

An angry motorist tried to cut his van into President Donald Trump's motorcade in Florida on Saturday afternoon and made obscene gestures as he was pulled over by police.<p>A White House pool report said the red van "attempted to cut into the motorcade. Local law enforcement pulled over the vehicle, …

Watch the Beauty of Baby Squid Coming to Life Under a Microscope

Just when we begin to think we’ve seen all the wonderful weirdness that the internet has to offer, something comes along and surprises us. This time, …

A Forgotten Underwater Sound Experiment Almost Changed How We Measure Global Warming

In 1991, scientists lowered 10 speakers into the water off of a remote Australian island in order to blast a monotonous 57 hertz tone from them for …

A New Bird Species Has Evolved on Galapagos And Scientists Watched It Happen

It's the first time humans have seen this in the wild.<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to observe something amazing: the evolution of a …

Japan’s Most Infamous Softcore Porn Classics Are Arriving Here In The United States

If you read <i>Playboy</i> for the articles, <i>Wet Woman in the Wind</i> and <i>Antiporno</i> may be for you. Part of Mubi’s foray into theatrical distribution, they also …

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Best Holiday Gifts For Women Skiers (Men Too)

Holiday shopping time is here and so is ski season! This is a great combination for those who have skiers or other winter sports enthusiasts on their lists. Here are some great gift ideas for those who love the active mountain lifestyle, including après ski. I also just wrote a column on some …

Why do humans lie?

Sometimes we need to bend the truth to get what we want.<p>Most people lie occasionally, although there are individual differences in how often lies are …

US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.<p>Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia …

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WTF is wrong with Roy Moore?

<b>Roy Moore (Getty/Scott Olson)</b><p>Roy Moore and I were in the same class at West Point where he had a reputation as a straight arrow. What happened?<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>November 16, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>Roy Moore, who was a West Point classmate of mine, was elected twice as Chief Justice of the Alabama …

This Map Shows Every Country’s Most Recommended Tourist Destinations

Despite some questionable choices, the map is pretty legit.<p>Voucher Cloud, a money-saving app that provides discount codes on travel and deals, …

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Nicki Minaj Breaks The Internet

<i>Photo by Ellen von Unwerth</i><p>Let me just start by saying that I don't like Nicki Minaj -- I <i>love</i> Nicki Minaj. I have always loved her music, her vibe and her approach…she's in your fucking face. She was a star from the first moment she gave us the one-two punch of her verse on Kanye's “Monster" and her …

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This Curve Model Re-Created Victoria's Secret Ads — and She Looked Freakin' Beautiful

If you haven't heard of Tabria Majors, you will now. The curvy model made headlines when she re-created several Victoria's Secret campaign photos. The point of the shoot, according to Tabria, was to "revisit the conversation of average-sized women being represented in mainstream media." She …

More than £40,000 raised for woman fired for lifting middle finger to President Donald Trump

A cyclist who was fired after being photographed raising her middle finger to President Donald Trump’s passing motorcade has had more than $55,000 raised for her on a crowdfunding site.<p>Juli Briskman was sacked from her position in marketing for government contractor Akima LCC on Halloween after the …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

It's Official: These are the World's Best Airlines for 2018

Whenever we book an airline, it almost always comes down to priorities. For many of us, that priority is price, but when multiple airlines are so …

WATCH: You'll Never Guess the Secret Behind Chick-fil-A's Sauce

Indeed, Chick-fil-A's original chicken sandwich is our beloved lunch companion. But there's an unsung hero of our Chick-fil-A experience: Chick-fil-A …

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‘Stranger Things’ Fans Can’t Stop Finding Hidden Connections To ‘It’

Horror master Stephen King once said that watching <i>Stranger Things</i> is like “watching Steve King’s Greatest Hits. I mean that in a good way.” There are dozens of references and homages to the author’s books sprinkled throughout the series: Eleven is a mashup of Carrie and Charlie McGee from …

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A Flying Predator The Size of a Plane Could Have Been The Largest of Its Kind

Do not fear, it's been extinct for a while now.<p>The remains of an ancient flying predator that ruled the skies some 70 million years ago have been …

11 Insider Secrets You Never Knew About Whole Foods

Several months ago the Internet's mind was blown when Amazon bought Whole Foods. While changes are definitely going to be afoot at the grocery mecca—and some have already started—there are some secrets about the chain that every shopper really should know before the next time they grab a cart. So …

The Bindings That We Trust the Most

In the world of bindings in 2018, the focus remains on providing a boost to skiers seeking more accessibility in the mountains. While many …

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The Genius Little Secret to No-Fry, Crispy Buffalo Wings

People have done some truly obsessive things—unnecessarily, as it turns out—in the name of creating the perfect Buffalo wing.<p>Our most dedicated wing scientists have not just deep-fried, but twice-baked, steamed then roasted, fried then baked, and brined then poached <i>then</i> fried. We even got in on it …

Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.<p>"If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said …

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The New Lingerie Trends Every Woman Should Know About

For some women, lingerie is used only for special occasions, is tucked away in the back of a drawer somewhere, and is definitely not invested in on a …

Extreme skier Davo Karnicar folds his skis

Downhill dynamo.<p>Davo Karnicar is the most badass athlete you’ve never heard of. For most people who push their limits on the world’s biggest mountains, summiting Mount Everest is a career capstone. In 2000, Karnicar did that— and more: He skied all the way down the highest peak on Earth, a …

17 Incredible Places To Go Skiing In Europe

Look, I love a good ski trip and I’m always keen to show off what I believe to be pretty epic ski skills though from looking back at videos of …