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Masturbate Your Way To A Better Sex Life

Photographer: Lori Kaye<p>"Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love." -- Woody Allen<p>Just a couple of generations ago, masturbation was completely taboo. Those who admitted to taking part were stigmatized. Some parents scared their adolescent children by telling them, "You'll go …

Immune System

6 Reasons Americans May Want To Get Their College Degree Abroad

And not just because you want to save a pretty penny.<p>I have a little secret that I'm almost afraid to share with other parents of teenagers (I have three), but it's just too good to keep to myself: American families can save a hefty sum of money by sending their high school graduates to university …

College & University

Why Isis fights

For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish border and the deserts of Iraq, which hardly seemed likely to shape the fate of nations. A weathered sign at its entrance said 4,000 people lived there, most of …

Middle East

Philosophers can’t agree on how much we should help refugees—or even whether we should

Don’t be surprised by political leaders’ indecision over how to help refugees amid the growing crisis in Europe. Even philosophers can’t offer an unanimous answer on the moral response.<p>Here are just a few of the positions–albeit highly simplified—that philosophers have taken on how wealthy …

North Africa

Anna Erelle: ‘In front of me was this man who had killed women and children’

Anna Erelle is the pseudonym of a French journalist who spent a month undercover investigating the secretive world of jihadi brides for a Paris magazine. Last year, she created a fake Facebook profile under the name of Mélodie, a 20-year-old recent convert to Islam. During the course of her …

Time I

Losing Our Religion

"Losing My Religion'' is not just a song by R.E.M. It's also a fact of American life.<p>That's the message of a survey of more than 35,000 Americans just released by the Pew Research Center. The key finding: the number of Americans who claim no religious affiliation is growing, from 16 percent in 2007 …

Tambora 1815: Just How Big Was The Eruption?

Author: Erik Klemetti. Erik Klemetti Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.10.15.<p>Time of Publication: 12:48 pm. 12:48 pm<p>Today (April 10) marks the 200th …

More HTC One M9+ renders leak ahead of official unveil

The render is similar to ones we've seen before, with the latest image giving us a look at all the color variants the One M9+ will likely be …

The epic uncool of Philip Seymour Hoffman

When Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental drug overdose on February 2, 2014 at age 46, it felt like a huge part of the past two decades of …

Robin Williams

Tesla Model S P85D's 'Insane Mode' lives up to its name

Apparently some people haven't heard that Tesla's dual-motor, all-wheel-drive P85D upgrade to its Model S turns the car into a performance monster. An aptly named "Insane Mode" turns up the power so owners can experience the promised 0 - 60mph in 3.2 seconds (in the regular Sport mode it takes …

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars comes to Android

Grand Theft Auto is possibly one of the most well-known video game franchises, and they’re bringing some good news to the Android community today. Their long-awaited title GTA: Chinatown Wars is finally available in the Google Play Store. After its original launch on a number of different mobile …

The Psychologist Behind the CIA's Torture Program Desperately Wants to Speak Out

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The psychologist who wrote the CIA's post-9/11 torture program wants to tell his story to the world, …

Sony CP-W5 is company’s first wireless portable charger

Wireless charging seems to be slowly, very slowly, catching on. Device manufacturers are starting to churn out their own wireless charging products, …

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

Ultra-minimalist animal sculptures invade New Zealand

Stark white pieces of art never looked so inviting: New Zealand-based sculptor Ben Foster creates aluminum forms of animals using modern, geometric shapes. The sculptures are the same size as the real animals they portray, and Foster photographs them in picturesque spots in the New Zealand …

Leaping wildebeest and cuddling cats: the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist

139,554 photos from 166 countries were submitted to the seventh annual Sony World Photography Awards, and now the organizing committee has revealed its shortlist of the very best. Split into professional and amateur groups, the images span the full breadth of wild, still, and human life: from …

PillPack raises $4 million to fund a redesigned pharmacy experience

Millions of Americans have to take medication daily, but a lot of them forget to do so — a 2009 study conducted by the New England Healthcare Institute found that medical nonadherence costs the US as much as $290 billion per year. Massachusetts-based company PillPack wants to change that by …

Artist turns iconic images into 8-bit-inspired watercolor paintings

8-bit-inspired art has made a big splash in recent years, touching on the nostalgia many feel for old-school gaming. Artist Adam Lister's work is no exception. In an email exchange with <i>The Verge</i>, Lister said that he's always had a deep connection to cubism and geometric abstract color field …

My Dad Will Never Stop Smoking Pot

Marijuana makes him carefree and happy. But years of using the drug had a ruinous effect on my family.<p>My entire life, my dad has smoked pot. It's so synonymous with him that I've made a joke out of it. “What does your dad do?” comes that age old question. “He's a pot-smoking hippie” is the easiest …

Move over Hello Kitty, Sanrio's newest character Kirimi-chan is a salmon fillet

Sorry, Hello Kitty, there's a new kid on the block, and she's already got a big head.<p>Kirimi-chan is the latest character to join Sanrio, the Japanese lifestyle brand behind Hello Kitty. But she isn't a teddy bear, a cute cat or a furry friend of any kind. She's a fillet of salmon with arms and legs.<p>…

Ice Cream

The Moment Leonardo DiCaprio Became a Man

Does the most famous man in the world feel the strain of living as the rest of us do? Or are the life choices he makes between one degree of wonderful and another?PLUS: More Exclusive Photos of DiCaprio Here >><p><i>PLUS: More Exclusive Photos of DiCaprio Here >></i><p><i>Published in the May 2013 issue.</i><p>Guy …

Clint Eastwood

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise

Jolla was formed in late 2011 from a number of former Nokia Engineers who had been working on a number of Linux-based operating systems and handsets (including the Nokia N9). Just over two years later, their first handset (the self-titled Jolla) shipped with their Sailfish OS. I’ve been using the …

Neptune's Pine isn't a smartwatch; it's a smartphone that sits on your wrist

When designing a smartwatch, the general trend is to start with a basic timepiece and add features until physics or budgets get in the way. That's not the approach taken by 19-year-old Canadian Simon Tian when he developed the Pine by Neptune. Instead, he took to Kickstarter with the idea of just …

Sol Republic's new Relays in-ear buds promises to fit any ear, for any occasion

Sol Republic has just taken the wrapper off its latest in-ear headphones, which it's calling the first "cross-over" earbuds because it's designed for both fitness buffs and the everyday commuter. It offers a "FreeFlex" technology that promises a secure, universal fit in any ear due to an adjustable …

ZTE's Projector Hotspot combines a little bit of everything into one strange device

A Swiss Army knife of mobile technology<p>ZTE is announcing a number of traditional smartphones at CES this year, but it's also showing off some less-than-conventional devices. The most interesting of these devices is its plainly-named Projector Hotspot, which combines a mobile hotspot with a pico …

It's Time We Talk About Guns

<b>We crossed the line</b> some time ago, it has just taken me a while to get around to the topic. Sadly, that topic is now so brutally evident that I feel shame. Shame that I have not spoken out about before now -- shame for my country, shame that we have come to this point. One story tripped me.<p>A woman …

27 reasons we should all just go live out our lives in London

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Amazing Batman graffiti discovered inside abandoned nursing school

A Redditor exploring the streets of Ronse, Belgium stumbled across some spectacular art. Hidden inside an abandoned nursing school were walls full of Batman graffiti, featuring various incarnations of the Dark Knight alongside the Joker, Bane, and many others from the DC universe. The Redditor, …

The case for a six-hour workday

Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up those extra hours is bad for their well-being and detrimental to your company.<p><i>When</i> you sleep is more important than the number of hours you sleep, …

Employment

Medicine's Problem of 'Incidental Findings'

Abnormalities on medical tests that weren't what doctors were looking for—and probably mean nothing—can cause a lot of anxiety, time, and money<p>Imagine you are a medical student, volunteering in a research study to help out a friend. The fMRI during a memory test also happens to pick up a …