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15 Apps and Games Every iPad Owner Should Download

Got a new iPad? Start your app collection with these award-winning picks!<p>The Apple iPad family has the best tablets in the business. We've hand-picked several great apps and games that look great on a large screen.

Weight-loss shocker: Diet books are lying to you

Best-seller lists are filled with faulty historic and scientific claims. The reality: Quality food is what matters<p>Weight-loss diet books continue to occupy the top of the bestseller lists. However, over the past decade there has been a shift in the way these diets are framed, and in the types of …

How do dogs think?

A neuroscientist ponders the canine brain<p>To truly know what a dog is thinking, you would have to be a dog.<p>The question of what a dog is thinking is actually an old metaphysical debate, which has its origins in Descartes’s famous saying <i>cogito ergo sum</i>—“I think, therefore I am.” Our entire human …

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 …

My dad gave me “Fear of Flying” at 15, and it wasn’t the sex that shocked me

The novel’s stark portrayal of sexism was what stayed with me – and what my dad wanted to warn me about<p>When I was 15, my father gave me a copy of "Fear of Flying." The book was actually one of a three-volume vintage set that included "The Bell Jar" and "Diary of a Mad Housewife" – a heavy trinity …

“Hello, baby. Check me out”: Animals speak but don’t say much

Painstaking research identified animal “speech.” But despite scientists’ hopes, critters are stuck on the basics<p>There is between the whole animal kingdom on the one side, and man, even in his lowest state, on the other, a barrier which no animal has ever crossed, and that barrier …

“The Heart of Everything That Is”: The Sioux’s brilliant, unsung leader

A vibrant new biography of Red Cloud, the only Native American leader to win a war against the U.S.<p>Red Cloud -- Sioux chieftain, sometime ally of Sitting Bull and mentor to Crazy Horse -- was a brilliant politician and military tactician. Pragmatic as well as daring, he cuts a less romantic figure …

Google, Apple, Amazon and Netflix: Surrender your eyeballs

<b>Sergey Brin, Tim Cook (Reuters/Stephen Lam/Robert Galbraith)</b><p>Get ready for the tech industry’s war to control your every waking moment<p>Fred Vogelstein<p>November 12, 2013 4:23pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Dogfight”<p>The upheaval in media and technology that the iPhone started, the Android movement accelerated, …

Embrace your small penis, men: Everyone else is lying anyway!

<b>(MaxFX via Shutterstock)</b><p>Only one man in 100 reaches beyond the 5-to-7-inch average. Why are men lying, and why do women expect more?<p>Tom Hickman<p>November 23, 2013 9:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “God’s Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis”<p>Intellectually, a man knows that the size of his penis shouldn’t …

Scientists hunting particle that could explain the universe

Neutrinos are the most abundant matter particles. They are just beginning to give up their secrets<p>There he stood, wearing a red parka, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, on blindingly white snow against a clear blue sky, 9,000 feet above sea level, with the temperature hovering at minus 20 …

Restaurant portions destroy your diet: Eating out is killing us!

Bloomberg’s right: We have standard alcohol pours. Only when we standardize restaurant meals can we control obesity<p>Have you ever wondered why bars from New York to Los Angeles serve beer in twelve-ounce servings, wine in five-ounce servings, and liquor in 1.5-ounce shots? It’s because beer, wine, …

When being single isn’t a problem to be solved

Author Katie Heaney talks to Salon about her non-dating memoir, OkCupid and the female equivalent of “bachelor”<p>Katie Heaney has written the most compelling dating memoir of the last few years, and it's all about not dating. Specifically, "Never Have I Ever" chronicles Heaney's 25 years without a …

“My Life in Middlemarch”: How great books shape us

A writer reflects on how George Eliot created her masterpiece and how it changed her own life<p>George Eliot is the least readily lovable of the great English novelists. Like Dickens, she championed strong moral principles in her fiction, but unlike Dickens, she had the inconsideration to live up to …

The eye surgery I never should have seen

For most of my life I’ve been terrified of blindness. Then I watched someone I love go under the knife<p>Not long ago I accompanied my boyfriend to Jerusalem for his laser eye surgery appointment. From Cyprus, where Aias lives, Israel is a forty-minute flight; you’ve hardly taken off from Larnaca’s …

Love, sex, Iraq: A roadside bomb won’t kill my marriage

My love was severely wounded in Iraq. The military, VA and other civilians didn’t seem to care. We fought anyway<p>Kayla Williams<p>February 2, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War”<p>The ten-year anniversary of Brian’s injury is coming …

From good girl to prostitute: My path from ultra-Orthodox Judaism to Craigslist sex ad

I was a rabbi’s daughter with my own ideas and unforgiving parents. Sex became a very complicated rebellion<p>I woke in the middle of the night to the sound of shrieking laughter. Someone was banging on the door across from my apartment.<p>Shut the fuck up, I seethed, burying my head under the pillow. I …

The accident that killed me

Thanks to a freak occurrence, I remember nothing of my first 22 years. The person I had been is lost and gone<p>I don’t remember any of what I’m about to tell you. Sure, I know the story, but it <i>is</i> just a story related to me by others, in bits and pieces, over many years. I have attempted to collect …

Why weird things happen

A mathematician explains why you shouldn’t believe in psychics or ESP and other paradoxes of probability<p>Let's say you decide to toss a coin 10 times. The coin is evenly balanced, and for the first five flips you happen to get heads. So what's the likelihood that the next toss will come up tails …

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery review

We go to doctors for help and healing; we don't expect them to make us worse. Most people know the aphorism taught to medical students, attributed to the ancient Greek Hippocrates but timeless in its quiet sanity: "First, do no harm." But many medical treatments do cause harm: learning how to …

The Soul of a Book Lover

The task of writing a review of <i>An Unnecessary Woman</i> by Rabih Alameddine is daunting. Why? Because I don't want to write anything that might keep someone from reading this book.<p>Everybody should read this book. And absolutely all book lovers must read this book. This book is for anyone who questions …

iPhone 6 exclusive concept: Is this what Apple's next smartphone will look like?

The iPhone 6 is expected to mark the biggest revision of Apple's smartphone range yet, with a larger display and brand new design hotly tipped to feature. Here's how we think it might look. Exclusive to TechRadar.<p>With the Galaxy S5 now out in the open, it'll soon be time for Apple to make its move. …

No link found between saturated fat and heart disease

Cambridge University academic have looked over previous studies on saturated fat and discovered there is no link to heart disease<p>For the health conscious reader who has been stoically swapping butter for margarine for years the next sentence could leave a bad taste in the mouth.<p>Scientists have …

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Vogue India Finds a Home on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 25, 2014<p>When Priya Tanna was hired, at 32, to helm Vogue India in 2007, she was one of the youngest editors running an …

What killed off the giant beasts – climate change or man?

They were some of the strangest animals to walk the Earth: wombats as big as hippos, sloths larger than bears, four-tusked elephants, and an armadillo that would have dwarfed a VW Beetle. They flourished for millions of years, then vanished from our planet just as humans emerged from their African …

7 nutritious, delicious and easy-to-make dinners for your week - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>6 steps to a healthy weeknight dinner<p>Play Video - 3:52<p>Play Video - 3:52<p>More video<p>7:23 Sponsored Content Now PlayingAimee Olexy makes her summer scallops and lemonade cocktail<p>4:18 Sponsored Content Now PlayingLaura Vitale makes delicious 1-pan …

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