Ashley Oppon

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Oral Sex Tips to Send Your Partner Right Now

What to do when you want oral sex, but aren’t sure how to give your partner the heads up? That’s easy. You send them this article.<p>Oral sex is a magical experience for women. For many, it is the primary way in which we orgasm. The issue? So many people don’t know what the heck they are doing down …

20 of the best group trips for solo travellers

<b>Sailing and socialising in the</b> Mediterranean<p>Med Sailors runs skippered sailing holidays for 20- to 35-year-olds, many of whom travel solo. Everyone shares a bunkbed cabin with someone else of the same gender; each yacht sleeps eight and travels in a flotilla of up to eight boats, so there is plenty …

Travel

Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.<p>Cleaning your place is no fun, but even worse is knowing you're getting ripped off for the products you use to make the bathroom mirror sparkle and the kitchen sink shine. The average person drops around $500 on cleaning …

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

8 Temporary Hair Colors to Revive Your Strands for Spring

Who doesn’t want a fun pop of color in their hair, especially this time of year? The scary part is the commitment. That’s where temporary color comes in. From spray-on statement hues to treatments that will turn your hair rose gold, there are countless ways to liven up your locks. Take these …

The story behind a viral photo of a teacher in Ghana showing students Windows on a blackboard

There has been global applause for a teacher in Ghana who posted photos of himself drawing on a blackboard with multi-colored chalk, the features of a Microsoft Word processing window. The students in his class can also be seen drawing it into their notebooks.<p>Social media exploded in admiration and …

Social Media

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

13 Adult Truth Or Dare Questions For A Steamy Night

Many of our first experiences with the classic party game Truth Or Dare likely involved someone being coerced into revealing their crush, a sloppy …

37 of the Best Master Bedrooms of 2016 Photos

Bedrooms are the perfect setting for many things: While most experts recommend that you use them as sleeping chambers only, they have quickly become a venue for socializing (as anyone who has ever checked their Instagram feed in bed can tell you), a quiet place to get some work done (hence the …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

7 Small Changes that Can Increase Your Happiness Overnight

<b>“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama</b><p>I used to be constantly depressed.<p>After dropping out of college, …

Happiness

Meditation Helped Me Survive Death Row and 19 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

Since I couldn't leave, I had to find a way to change the energy there.<p>I am a magician.<p>I don't pull rabbits out of hats, saw attractive young women in half, or wear a tuxedo. I practice magick, spelled with a "k" in order to differentiate it from slight of hand, and once upon a time I was sentenced …

The man who made America: Reason, religion and the brilliant mind of John Locke

<b>John Locke (Wikimedia)</b><p>There will be no lack of odes to colonial America today. Let’s also remember the man whose ideas made it possible<p>George Makari<p>November 26, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind”<p>After his triumphant return to London, John Locke’s theory …

John Locke

The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …

Mindfulness

The Unending Search for the Soul

In a brilliant new book, George Makari charts the ways Western thinkers have wrestled with questions of how the human mind is related to the material …

Lonely Planet's top travel destinations for 2016 include Transylvania and Kotor

As 2015 nears its end, you may be starting to think about resolutions for next year. One of those goals might involving seeing more of the world, but how do you decide where to go?<p>Luckily, the team at travel-guide publisher Lonely Planet just released their annual survey, "Best in Travel 2016," …

European Travel

19 DIY Projects That Will Make Your Home So Much More Cozy

Never leave the house again.

Light Appears to Drip from Trees in these Long-Exposure Photos by Vitor Schietti | Colossal

<p>For his series of experimental photography titled <i>Impermanent Sculptures</i>, photographer Vitor Schietti worked with fireworks and long-exposure …

Let’s Stop Being Embarrassed by Spirituality

Daily Beast columnist Jay Michaelson has written a new book called The Gate of Tears, but he isn’t sure he wants the rest of us to know about it.<p>Let …

Why Reiki, Crystals, and Flower Essences are Going Mainstream

“Fall into the arms of the earth,” a soothing, buttery voice near-whispers above my head. “Feel the strength of the universe.”<p>I am lying with my eyes closed on a massage table in a pin-drop-quiet, candlelit room at the Maha Rose Center for Healing in Brooklyn, New York, receiving my first session …

The fortune-teller of Kabul | May Jeong

For centuries mystics have channelled the hopes and fears of Afghans. With the nation in turmoil, their services are as popular as ever. But can they survive the latest crackdown by religious hardliners?<p>Last November, Abdullah Sharifi visited a spirit medium. By his own admission, Sharifi was the …

Why your tarot business isn’t making a profit

Does this sound like you?<p>You’re a talented tarot reader and people love your readings – but, year after year, you barely break even.<p><b>And every year,</b> …

Eurozone leaders reach deal on Greek bailout

A deal between Greece and its European creditors Monday averted financial collapse and a rapid Greek exit from the Eurozone but raised questions about whether the government in Athens can muster the political support it needs or deliver on its promises.<p>Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is facing …

From monsters to manga: golden age of art by the Celtic race that never was

A new exhibition coming to London and Edinburgh explores a people united only by their otherness – and weirdness<p>An exhibition of the glorious works of art created by the Celts is being created jointly by the British Museum and National Museums Scotland – the first on the subject in more than 40 …

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking."<p>That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as earlier overall death. But for anyone with a desk job, sitting all day is hard to avoid.<p>There are …

Yoga

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

Taj Mahal

Crochet Inspiration: Broomstick Lace Bracelet

Looking for a good excuse to up your crochet game?<br>Try your hand at elegant broomstick lace with this <br>broomstick lace bracelet tutorial<br>from Cult of Crochet. <br>Broomstick lace always makes me think of flapper fashion and the roaring 20s—a style that I adore.<br>Want to give it a try? Click here to see how …

Crochet