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Doxxing Internet babes: “She wanted it”

<b>(Wallenrock via Shutterstock)</b><p>The latest female victim of online outings: An Olympic volunteer who dared to be attractive in public<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>February 23, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>The photograph shows an attractive Olympic volunteer blissfully soaking in the sun in Sochi against a backdrop of snow. …

My boobs, my burden

<b>Christina Hendricks poses for a photo at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. (AP/Chris Pizzello)</b><p>I thought that with cleavage came power. But as my breasts swelled to a 32G, I found the opposite to be true<p>CHLOE PANTAZI<p>February 24, 2014 1:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Weeklings.<p>I’M …

Reparations flow the wrong way: What the right doesn’t understand about slavery

<b>Rush Limbaugh (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>Hundreds of years of slave labor shaped western society, and it’s still claiming new victims<p>Greg Grandin<p>February 24, 2014 1:46pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Many in the United States were outraged by the remarks of conservative …

How Christian conservatives blame victims and let rapists walk free

<b>(plherrera via iStock)</b><p>When you see sex as the problem, it becomes difficult to see rape as anything but another sexual sin<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>February 24, 2014 2:44pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>The small city of Missoula, Montana recently grabbed headlines after the Department of …

Whom: Men who use this pronoun in online dating ads get more contacts from opposite-sex respondents.

Earlier this month, <i>Wired</i> magazine published "How to Create the Perfect Online Dating Profile, in 25 Infographics," a large-scale statistical study of …

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More dangerous than obesity: Lack of exercise?

<b>(warakorn via Shutterstock)</b><p>New study finds fit individuals who are overweight are not automatically at higher risk of premature death<p>Tom Jacobs<p>November 14, 2013 1:15pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Americans spend a lot of time worrying about obesity. Should we really be …

One Way to Keep Writing: 'Remember Death'

Russell Banks's biggest inspiration isn't another author—it's a gravestone inscription lurking near his desk.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Sherman Alexie, Andre Dubus and more.</b><p>Novelists spend …

Headbangers have low self-esteem

New research suggests that for some fans, heavy metal music fills deep-seated psychological needs<p>Tom Jacobs<p>November 10, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Heavy metal fans tend to be stereotyped as angry, alienated, and rebellious. The genre “attracts the misfits, …

Where’s the next protest anthem?

There was a time when music could inspire revolutions. Now it’s just a marketing tool<p>Dorothy Woodend<p>November 10, 2013 9:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Tyee.<p>The other day I watched a clip from a little-known Jean-Luc Godard film called <i>One P.M.</i> that a friend posted on Facebook. The …

Sex stories: the best on the porn industry, cam girls, prostitution, as collected by Longform.

<i>Every weekend, Longform shares a collection of great stories from</i> <i>its archive</i> <i>with Slate. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check</i> …

Orgasm for dummies: Neuroscience explains why sex feels good

<b>(Jeff Thrower via Shutterstock)</b><p>New brain studies explain how pleasure really works — and the amazing science behind amazing pleasure<p>Anjan Chatterjee<p>November 9, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted from “The Aesthetic Brain”<p>Before I realized what was happening, the patient reached down between my legs and …

Bobbi Bockoras denied the right to pump breast milk at work: ACLU takes on the Pennsylvania mother’s case.

Put on your outrage caps, everyone. We will now take an indignation ride through the facts of a civil complaint the American Civil Liberties Union …

The MPAA’s backwards logic: Sex is dangerous, sexism is fine

<b>Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa ­Seydoux in "Blue Is the Warmest Color."</b><p>If only the ratings agency looked as closely at gender bias as it does at consensual sex, it might do some good<p>Soraya Chemaly<p>November 6, 2013 10:14pm (UTC)<p>Last week, Manhattan's IFC Center ignored the Motion Picture Association of …

5 video games for people who don’t play video games

<b>Botanicula (Amanita Design)</b><p>If you’re curious about gaming but not sure where to start, check out these beautiful, nontraditional games<p>Luke Winkie<p>October 26, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Video games have always had their own language. They follow certain implied rules and structures that can make deciphering …

Need a microscope? Use your smartphone

<b>(PixelEmbargo via iStock/Salon)</b><p>With some plexiglass and a little determination, you can have a mini science lab in your pocket<p>Colin Lecher<p>October 23, 2013 7:59pm (UTC)<p>Do you have $10 and a few minutes and a burning need for a microscope? You do.<p><i>But why would I need a microscope?</i> you say.<p>You do! …

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I learned to “think off”

<b>Barbara Carrellas (Barbara Nitke)</b><p>Barbara Carrellas claims to be able to think herself to orgasm — and teaches me her tricks<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>October 21, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>I sucked in air and exhaled deeply, as though stepping into a hot tub. Only I was lying on the floor, eyes closed, limbs …

A self-published erotic novelist pioneers a new kind of porn

<b>(blackred via iStock/Pmj Studios via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Selena Kitt’s “Babysitting the Baumgartners” rethinks romance in a very kinky way<p>Noah Berlatsky<p>October 19, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Selena Kitt is one of the most successful authors in a quietly booming market — self-published erotic e-books. Kitt got …

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A Fox Is Living on the White House Grounds and No One Can Catch It Because of the Shutdown

Really.<p>Illustrators of children's books, here is your next story:<p><i>The U.S. government has shut down and the woodland creatures of Washington, D.C., use the decline in human presence to take over the grounds of the White House.</i><p><i>Squirrels frolic in the first lady's vegetable garden, feasting on</i> …

You need more downtime than you think

Research on naps, meditation and the habits of exceptional people reveals how mental breaks increase productivity<p>Ferris Jabr<p>October 16, 2013 11:50am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a …

The 9 smartest marriage tips ever

<b>(Andrey Bayda via Shutterstock)</b><p>Forget the relationship help aisle — this is the best marital advice the world has to offer<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>October 13, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>Next to my desk there is a fallen pile of relationship-advice books. It looks like a miniature city of ruins, a very pink …

Sexual deviancy is normal

<b>(michelaubryphoto via Shutterstock)</b><p>Even in extreme cases, there’s “some tension” about whether sadism indicates mental illness. Not for the squeamish<p>Jesse Bering<p>October 6, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from Perv<p>While we are dealing here with pain, it is a pain the masochist is capable of transforming …