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Dreamy Photo Series Explores The Fragile Complexity Of Masculinity

Just as girls can be hard, boys can be soft.<p><i>Warning: This article contains nudity and may be unsuitable for work environments.</i><p>The tired phrase "Boys will be boys" is often used to excuse the immature, rowdy, troublesome behavior of young men because, apparently, it's in their nature.<p>Photographer …

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

The 5 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat

If you want to lose the stomach fat, and actually uncover those abs, you've got to take a more total-body approach. Follow these five expert-approved tips to finally K.O. the fat on your belly (and everywhere else).<p><i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for GQ.</i><p>(Getty Images)<p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn …

Diets

God’s Rehab for Weak, Weary Faith

I’m not sure how God feels about our having favorite books of the Bible.<p>It’s not like any of his words are throw-aways. Perhaps such preferences …

12 tricks to save money on groceries, from a woman who wiped out almost $24,000 in debt

In 2009 Anna Newell Jones of And Then We Saved was over $23,000 in debt.<p>Instead of just cutting back her spending, she decided to stop spending as much as possible on things she didn't truly need, a pattern that she turned into her trademarked Spending Fast.<p>The trickiest areas to cut back, she …

Dollar Store

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock. Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i>, the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

Personality

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Astronomy

The Best Drone Photos of 2015

See the world from a different perspective.<p>Drones aren't just used for fishing, warfare, and target practice. As the remote control flying machines grow in popularity, so does the amount of jaw-dropping aerial imagery being produced.<p>"There literally are no physical limits as to where a shot can …

Drones

People Don't Actually Want Equality

They want fairness.<p>Bernie Sanders talks about economic inequality all the time, and it’s a message that resonates. You don’t need to be a socialist to worry about the divide between rich and poor in America. Many Americans across the political spectrum claim to be deeply troubled by economic …

Income Inequality

Gay man tortured and beaten in horrific clinic ordeal to 'cure' his homosexuality

He did it to make a secret documentary on the practice which will embarrass Chinese President Xi Jinping who is currently in the UK on a state …

4 must-have skills for leaders to manage change

To survive and thrive, every organization—from for-profit to non-profit to governmental—has to know how to navigate change. But sadly, 75% of change …

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 4 years — here's what you have to look forward to

The company just released everything it plans to release through 2019.<p>Its lineup includes reboots, superheroes, a few animated movies, and multiple trips to desert planets in a galaxy far, far away.<p>Among the newest announcements is the much-anticipated "Incredibles" sequel. It will be out on June …

Toy Story

Why Do Addicts Seek Out Thailand’s ‘Vomit Temple’ for Rehab?

In America, the widely unregulated industry of treating addiction is a $35 billion dollar per year enterprise—one that’s been dubbed the wild, wild …

Rehabilitation

Taking Systematic Responsibility for Student Debt

We are witnessing a steady proliferation of financial systems built on genuine support, not victimization. “Socially minded lending” and “democratic …

The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of the Prophet Muhammad.<p>Yet a spotlight has been shone recently on the differences between the two branches of the religion as the number of clashes between both groups has intensified.<p>The vast majority of the …

The Vatican is in damage-control mode after the Pope sent his blessings to a same-sex family

When Francesca Pardi sent Pope Francis her children’s book, <i>Why do you have two moms?</i> she probably wasn’t expecting a response.<p>In her letter, sent on June 19, Pardi expresses respect for Catholics and says many have treated her well, but also says that representatives of the church have been …

Judiciary