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The 7 Best Budget Tequilas

I don't know about you, but I can drink tequila year-round. I have to say, though, I especially love it in the spring and summer. I think tequila's crisp, bright flavors work very well with warmer temperatures and longer days. So now that the weather's finally getting pleasant, let's talk about …

Ask a Bartender: What Do At-Home Bartenders Do Wrong?

A lot of us cocktail enthusiasts are occasional at-home bartenders, trying our own hands at mixing up drinks. But we could all do with a few tips from the pros. We asked bartenders across the country: What do most amateur bartenders get wrong? Here's what they had to say.<p>Ingredients and</b> …

If You're Feeling Stressed Just Watch This Bulldog Puppy Roll Down A Hill

*sigh* That feels better.

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Male sexual orientation influenced by genes, study shows

A study of gay men in the US has found fresh evidence that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes. Scientists tested the DNA of 400 gay men and found that genes on at least two chromosomes affected whether a man was gay or straight.<p>A region of the X chromosome called Xq28 had some impact on …

27 Red Velvet Desserts That Want To Be Your Valentine

Some things are meant to be.

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Don't Be Paralyzed by Fear!

At some point or another, we've all experienced fear -- that feeling when your heart is racing out of control, your palms are sweating, you're short of breath and your digestive track goes into spasms. Fear has very real effects on the body, and these effects are meant to protect us from danger. In …

How to Pair Beer with Cheese

<i>For two weeks, our friends at the Good Food Awards will be sharing articles, tips, and recipes from some of their judges, friends, and past GFA winners. Each day will feature a different category, from chocolate to charcuterie to cheese. And if you'd like to score some of the goods competing in</i> …

Quiet Anxiety, Depression without Drugs

All it takes is a little time and focus<p>Mind over mood: Just 30 minutes of daily meditation can lower anxiety and depression levels up to 38 percent—about the same amount as an antidepressant, finds a review study from Johns Hopkins University.<p>From a sense of panic to heart palpitations and poor …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness-Based Programs

Which program is right for me?<p>This 7-day program offers in-depth training about mindfulness-based stress reduction, healing and resilience, and the …

Green spaces have lasting positive effect on well-being

<b>Living in an urban area with green spaces has a long-lasting positive impact on people's mental well-being, a study has suggested.</b><p>UK researchers found moving to a green space had a sustained positive effect, unlike pay rises or promotions, which only provided a short-term boost.<p>The authors said the …

Soon, There'll be a Vibrator You Can Use Anywhere (And No One Will Know)

Which raises the question: How do you feel about having an orgasm on the go?<p>In the future, you'll be able to sneak in some solo action during your lunch break without worrying about getting caught. Meet the latest innovation in high-tech sex toys: OhMiBod's blueMotion is a vibrator that you wear …

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Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

How does nationality influence how people have sex?

I think I was 21 when I first noticed that sexual interactions all seemed to follow a pattern; it was definitely my early 20s because I wrote about …

TED Talks

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Bill Gates' favorite books of 2013 point to a better future for the world

Bill Gates prioritizes disease eradication over the proliferation of internet access and uses his vast wealth for the purposes of malaria research. It's perhaps not a surprise, then, that his favorite books of 2013 are all pragmatic works of non-fiction that question how the modern world was built, …

Racial Comments Heard by Teenagers on a Daily Basis

<i>Racial Microaggressions</i> is a photo project by Fordham University student Kiyun Kim that addresses the racial comments that she and her peers succumb to on a daily basis. They may not be attacks from organized groups, shunning them for their cultural, ethnic, or religious backgrounds, but the words …

Cranberry, Pomegranate, & Green Tea Holiday Spritzer

Even the phrase <i>holiday spritzer</i> can put the mind in a beautiful place. A place where twinkle lights shine bright in every corner, and the sound of …

Does ESP Exist? 11 Premonitions That Came True

Though some psychologists and natural scientists remain skeptical, many agree telepathic abilities and related phenomena exist.<p>Chris Carter, an …

The Easiest Way to Have an Orgasm

Cross the finish line every time by taking one ridiculously simple step<p>What if we told you there was a secret ingredient that could up your odds of having an orgasm? Get excited, because there actually is. Nearly 50 percent of men and women who have used lube say that it makes it easier to have an …

Sexual Health

The 9 Best Sex Positions That Practically Guarantee an Orgasm

You're going to want to bookmark this page<p>Any athlete can tell you that the proper form is crucial to performance. Slightly changing up your technique can mean shaving a few seconds off of your race time or scoring a few extra points. Sex is no different: Picking the right sex position can mean the …

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16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

Study Says Gaming Has No Negative Effect On Kids' Behavior

A large study undertaken in the UK concludes that playing electronic games had no negative impact on kids’ later behavior. Television, on the other hand, predicted “a small increase in conduct problems.”<p>The folks over at gamesandlearning.org have directed me to the UK study that asks: “Do …

FDA Says To Avoid Yet Another Food Chemical: Acrylamide

Yesterday the FDA released a Consumer Update suggesting that people try to reduce their consumption of a compound found in well- and over-cooked foods, called acrylamide. Apparently the offending chemical is found in such staples as potatoes, cereals, coffee, crackers or breads, dried fruits and …

Antidepressant Information: How to Deal with Depression

If you're taking an antidepressant, chances are you've gone off your meds a few times. But new research shows that's no way to beat the blues. Here's a smarter Rx for feeling like yourself again<p>antidepressantsdepression<p>antidepressants<p><b>Blues Clues</b><p><i>Dirty Dancing</i><p><i>10 Steps to Take Charge of Your Emotional</i> …

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