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Omnisexual, gynosexual, demisexual: What’s behind the surge in sexual identities?

In 1976, the French philosopher Michel Foucault made the meticulously researched case that sexuality is a social construct used as a form of control. In the 40 years since, society has been busy constructing sexualities. Alongside the traditional orientations of heterosexual, homosexual, and …

These Are the Drugs Influencing Pop Culture Now

Many critics consider Thomas De Quincey’s <i>Confessions of an English Opium-Eater</i><i>,</i> published in 1821, to be the first explicit exploration of the …

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

Destination unknown: the top-secret holidays for people who hate planning

You can glean a lot about a person from where they decide to go on holiday. Paris, for example, has long been synonymous with old romantics; Goa has a history of hippies; and the Costa-del-Sol has a well-documented association with on-the-run cons (hence its nickname, “Costa del Crime”).<p>However, a …

6 Myths About Suicide That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Every day, thousands of teens attempt suicide in the U.S. — the most extreme outcome for the millions of children in this country who struggle with mental health issues.<p>As we've reported all week, schools play a key role, along with parents and medical professionals, in identifying children who may …

We Talked to a Therapist So You Don't Have To

If I had to guess, the money that <i>should</i> go to my therapist every month is instead handed to the Manhattan Realty Group, Con Edison of New York, and …

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What Listening to Music at Work Does to Your Brain (It's Pretty Amazing)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press Play, …

Custom Teardrop Campers » Venture OHV™ & Venture XC™

Inka Outdoor, LLC is proud to offer the <b>Venture OHV™ and the</b> <b>Venture X</b><i>C</i>™ – <b>a pair of overland campers with serious capabilities.</b><p><b>Off Highway or Cross</b> …

12 Awe-Inspiring Poets To Read In Your Lifetime

Medicine for the soul.<p>Poets have a way of evoking life's most complex philosophies in just a few short lines. And falling upon the right ears, those lines can change lives.<p>The 12 poets below are seekers, mystics, naturalists and more. In their words, we hope you find beauty and meaning:<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>…

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

The 10 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

Sound, color, and animation have changed the medium of 21st century film and thereby changed its potential. The emphasis may have once been powerful …

The Critical Mass Of Virtual Reality

Sasa Marinkovic Contributor<p>Sasa Marinkovic leads virtual reality for AMD.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>First Rule Of VR: Don’t Break The Presence<br>• The Dawning Virtual Age<p>The concept of virtual reality (VR) has been around for several decades. Largely ignored by mainstream computing until about four …

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

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Healthy Summer Crock-Pot Recipes

recipes 06/26/2018 02:07 pm<p>recipes<p>Kim Kardashian Works Her Booty off to Stay in Shape<p>Kim Kardashian 06/26/2018 01:09 am<p>Kim Kardashian<p>These Simple …

Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope

In an unlikely collaboration with Amazonian shamans, medical researchers seek a cure for autoimmune disease.<p>Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain.<p>Pischea was diagnosed …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

Want to become a better entrepreneur? Start listening to one or all of these 10 podcasts.<p>The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no doubting that podcast listenership has grown over the …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

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The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

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Trailblazing Physicist David Bohm and Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard on How We Shape What We Call Reality

“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe… What we believe determines what we take to be true.”<p>We never see the world exactly as it is — our entire experience of it is filtered through the screen of our longings and our fears, onto which project the …

7 Streaming TV Packages That Will Let You Cut the Cord For Good

Cutting the cord could save you $75 per month. Here's how to do it without missing your favorite shows.<p>With services like Showtime, HBO, Hulu, and …

Empathy: Overrated?

Be kind, show understanding, do good—but, some scientists say, don’t try to feel others’ pain.<p>In 2006, then-senator Barack Obama gave a commencement speech offering what seemed like very sensible advice. “There’s a lot of talk in this country about the federal deficit,” he told Northwestern’s …

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

Yes, living your all comes with sacrifice. But by getting rid of the things and relationships that make you only somewhat happy (or plain unhappy), you get to live a life filled with what you love best, and then focus on them with everything you've got.<p><b>Part I: Your Blissful Stew</b><p>Work/life balance is …

Churches the new Airbnb as 'champing' proves popular

The Churches Conservation Trust is offering guests the chance to sleep in a Grade I or Grade II listed church for the 2015 camping season.<p>‘Champers’ can choose from one of three sites- the Church of St Cyriac and St Julitta at Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire; All Saints’ Church in Aldwincle, …

Ben Gibbard on 5 Bands That Influenced Death Cab for Cutie

The Death Cab frontman lists the artists that have inspired his sound.<p>In the 17 years since the release of debut album <i>Something About Airplanes</i>, several bands have come along that bear more than a strong sonic resemblance to Death Cab for Cutie. "People have been like 'Don't you think this band is …

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