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Why Ben Wa Balls Are The Sex Toys You Never Knew You Wanted

"You're not putting those in my butt," Anastasia tells Christian in <i>Fifty Shades Darker</i> when he shows her a set of Ben Wa balls. He doesn't; Christian …

Reap *major* anti-inflammatory benefits by making this super-simple ginger tea

Selena Gomez famously takes a ginger shot every morning because it “[kills] everything inside—all of the bad things,” as revealed on <i>The Late Late</i> …

How to stop chub rub ruining your summer

Here are some tried and tested solutions loved by chub rub sufferers the world over - get involved and liberate those legs.<p>Chub rub. It's the secret ailment that plagues 99.7% women (probably) throughout summer. No matter what your dress size, NO thighs are safe from the misery caused when thigh A …

6 Pilates moves that will transform your whole body

If you think of slow, quiet, no-sweat sessions on a Reformer when you think of Pilates, you haven’t yet encountered Cassey Ho.<p>The bubbly, inspiring …

Workouts

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

40 Easy Cucumber Salads

Crunch on this! Our cool cucumber salad recipes will hit the sweet spot at your next potluck.<p>Sweet-Tart Cucumber Salad<p>A dear friend showed me how to …

Healthy Eating

The Lottery Hackers - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Jason Fagone<p>Jason is an investigative reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle. His work has appeared The New York Times, GQ, New York and Wired. His latest book, <i>The Woman Who Smashed Codes</i>, about the American codebreaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman, was published in 2017.<p>Photography - …

San Francisco

10 Free Meditations to Encourage Restful Sleep

I really resisted getting into meditation. I thought it was too quiet, boring, and unproductive—I like action. But I noticed the calm in people who …

Meditation

Do You and Your Partner Sleep in Separate Bedrooms? Maybe You Should!

There's a scene in <i>Gilmore Girls</i> in which Lorelai's new beau, Digger, dumps her off in the guest room on their first night together, explaining that …

15 common math questions from the SATs everyone gets wrong

The SAT doesn't just test how good you are at math, reading, and writing — it tests how good you are at taking the SAT.<p>Preparing for the math section of the test requires lots of practice and memorization of some formulas, but it's also important to know how to recognize trick questions, sift …

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

Obsessed: We Talk to Reddit's /u/Ramen_Lord

<i>Editor's Note: Welcome to our new interview series, Obsessed, in which we'll be talking to amateurs and professionals from all across the food world. The series will shed light on the passions that drive enthusiastic food nerds, from home cooks to chefs on the line to veteran butchers, fishmongers,</i> …

Welcome to the Center of the Universe

<i>Shannon Stirone</i> | <i>Longreads</i> | <i>March 2018 | 22 minutes (5,546 words)</i>The power has just gone out in mission control. I look to Jim McClure, operations …

Space

Giving Tex-Mex Its Due

Texas’ size and cultural diversity have blessed it with delicious geo-culinary diversity: chili in the west, barbecue in the middle and east, and …

What If Forensic Science Isn’t Really Science?

Forensic science — the kind that traces the grooves in bullets, the mark of a shoe, or the scrape of a tool — emerged in the early 20th century as a …

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>This week, we’re sharing stories from Susan Goldberg, Leslie Jamison, Jacqueline Keeler, Max Genecov, and Ryan Bradley</i><i>.</i><i>Sign up to receive this list</i> …

Use and Abuse

<i>Amy Long |</i> Ninth Letter<i> | Fall/Winter 2017-18 | 25 minutes (6,753 words)</i>1Ryan and I are groping each other on Layne’s older sister’s bed. My sisters …

The Stuff That Came Between Mom and Me: A Story About Hoarding

<i>Susan Fekete |</i> Longreads<i> | March 2018 | 13 minutes (3,541 words)</i> I lived in Atlanta for six years after college. I only went back to St. Pete twice …

Die Hard

The Friend That Got Away

<i>Beverly Donofrio | Longreads | March 2018 | 11 minutes (2,860 words)</i> A year or two after we graduated, my best friend from college went through a …

Make a Chocolate Smoothie That Isn't Full of Life-Shortening Sugar

This lightly sweetened morning sipper contains only six grams added sugars—far less than what you’ll typically find at a smoothie shop. Tangy Greek …

3 pieces of modern relationship wisdom from rock star psychotherapist Esther Perel

During psychotherapist and relationship guru Esther Perel‘s recent keynote speech at this year’s SXSW, <i>The State of Affairs</i> author spoke about love in …

Ultimate Mediterranean Chopped Salad

This Mediterranean chopped salad recipe is the perfect make-ahead solution for a healthy and nourishing lunch or dinner. Choose sweet, ripe tomatoes …

These 3 Changes Helped Me Naturally Grow My Butt in Just a Few Months

I used to think that wanting to grow your booty was vain, useless, and quite frankly, a little bit silly. But when I started working with my trainer last year, we talked a lot about the chronic lower back pain I used to experience on a regular basis. He told me that strengthening my glutes would …

Muscle

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

1,000+ Easy Ways to Be Your Best Self

People think being the best you is this long, epic journey of self-discovery, hard work and therapy. But really, it’s as easy as forming key habits …

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7 apps that’ll kickstart your meditation practice—for good

Meditation is simple, right? In theory, at least, it requires nothing more than functioning lungs—but as anyone who’s tried it can attest, focusing …

6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break

Your brain needs food too.<p>Until a year ago, I belonged to the 80 percent of Americans who don't listen to podcasts. I couldn't find time in my day to dedicate to listening. Then, last March, during a weekly lunch meeting with fellow business designers, we got into a discussion about NPR's Planet …

28 Phrases the Most Likable Employees Use at Work

Research suggests that certain phrases will increase morale and employee engagement.<p>You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50 percent of employees believe turnover would go down if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. …

What is fascia, and is 'myofascial release' the secret to better health?

There's a new buzzword in yoga studios across the UK: fascia. But what exactly is it, and should we all be paying more attention to this often overlooked aspect of our anatomy?<p>Put shortly, fascia is a clingfilm-like substance that wraps around all our muscles and organs, offering support and …