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Women Hate Sexy Ads, Unless They’re for Something Expensive

Women are turned off by sexually explicit images in advertisements. Unless, that is, the item being advertised is very precious. And valuable. And …

5 Phrases to Help You Cultivate Calm in a Chaotic World

As the old Zen parable does, many years ago there was a farmer who had a horse that was very valuable to him. One day, the horse ran away, and the townspeople commented, "Oh, no! How terrible for you!" The farmer responded, "Maybe yes, maybe no."<p>The following day, his horse returned with six …

7 Strength Moves Runners Should Do

Improve your running game by adding these resistance moves to your training regimen<p>Surprise—there’s more to running well than just putting one foot in front of the other. With a regular strength-training routine, you’ll build muscle to make you leaner, more powerful, and less prone to injury. (And, …

The Mind-Body Connection That Occurs During Yoga (VIDEO)

We know that yoga feels good, but what's <i>really</i> happening between the brain and the body when we're in Child's Pose?<p>It turns out, the mind-body connection during the practice goes deeper than we might think. According to Dr. John Denninger of the Benson-Henry Institute, certain genes turn on and off …

Putter, Tinker and Tidy Your Way Into Better Heart Health

In research published in the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i>, investigators reported that non-exercise physical activity (NEPA) is just as effective at raising metabolic rates, engaging muscles, and reducing the risk of heart disease as is formal exercise.<p>Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men …

The most commonly awarded grade at Harvard is an A

“The median grade in Harvard College is indeed an A-,” the school’s dean of education said today, according to the student newspaper. Even more stunning: “The most frequently awarded grade in Harvard College is actually a straight A.”<p>That ought to dispel any notion that Harvard is tough on its …

College & University

Supporters Of Immigration Overhaul Remain Focused

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill face a lengthy to-do list before they head home for the holidays. Near the top is an issue deemed a priority after last year's election — immigration reform. So far, only the Senate has passed a bill.<p>Despite the standstill, supporters of immigration reform are pushing to …

This Alien Hearing Is the Best Thing Congress Has Done in Months

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The House science committee carved out two hours of time on Wednesday to discuss the search for …

Income Inequality Is The 'Challenge Of Our Time,' Obama Says

President Obama tried Wednesday to turn the conversation back to the economy, calling the growing income gap the "defining challenge of our time."<p>"Some of you may have seen just last week the pope himself spoke about this at eloquent length," Obama said. "How can it be, he wrote, that it's not a …

What Obama Will Say When He Addresses the Nation on Tuesday

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As a growing number of lawmakers speak out against military action in Syria, President Obama will …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Texas

Why Did Humans Invent Music?

Darwin and others have said it was a way to woo. Others believe music is social glue—a theory bolstered by a new study.<p><b>Why did humans invent music?</b><p>Until the hot tub time machine becomes a reality, the answer to that question will remain as mysterious as the true identity of the '60s garage band ? …

The Battle Over Russia’s Anti-Gay Law

Yelena Mizulina is the chairperson of the Russian Duma’s Committee on Family, Women, and Children. As a champion of high moral standards, she has framed laws and launched legislative initiatives to improve the morality of Russian society.<p>Kseniya Sobchak is a celebrity, TV figure, and socialite, …

The best burgers in NYC

Like the Subway Series, the large-soda ban and Anthony Weiner’s fitness for office, the topic of best burger in NYC can fuel furious debate among New …

Burgers

Calexico Opening in Philadelphia This Fall

The Vendley brothers’ mini-empire of Cal-Mex food is expanding for the first time ever outside of New York City to Philadelphia and will open at 1600 …

Secrets

A note about that "secret" pizza menu at <b>Paulie Gee's</b>: The entire thing is printed at the very bottom of the online menu, under the header "<b>secret pizzas</b>." It looks like these are all dishes that Paulie retired over the years, like the Grapeful Dead, Mo Cheeks, and Jimmy Parmady pies. [Paulie Gee's …

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Food Rituals: How They Affect the Way We Eat | The New York Times

Court Rulings Don't Confirm Autism-Vaccine Link

There’s a post making the rounds courtesy of something called “Whiteout Press” with the headline “Courts confirm vaccines cause autism.” It’s spreading across sites, through chains of elementary school parent communities, and onto radars of other communities that overlap. In other words, it’s …

Young, black and shot in the head

<b>(gvito via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>When I taught Marshall Coulter, he was a sweet, troubled student. Then a single bullet changed his life forever<p>Kate Selker<p>August 9, 2013 10:35pm (UTC)<p>A few months before he was shot in the head, Marshall Coulter passed me in the hallway.<p>“Ms. Selker! Remember how otters …

Peanut Butter Drizzled Double Chocolate Cookies

For the serious chocoholic, these rich, chewy cookies are made even better with a little bit of peanut butter topping. What is it about that combination of peanut butter and chocolate that makes everything better?<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>unsweetened cocoa powder ( 1/2 cup )<br>• high-quality milk …

10 Crazy Cool Food Innovations

When tech meets food, beautiful things happen. There’s been a lot of innovation in this realm and our mouths are watering just thinking about the possibilities. These 10 gadgets are awesome, ridiculous, and/or mind-blowing. We’re intrigued, but we’re not totally sure how our waistlines feel about …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

Mexican kitchen: a gourmet guide to food in Mexico

Mexicans love food, especially their own. Visit Mexico and you will soon get a sense of how important food is in their lives: ask where to find, say, the best <i>carnitas</i> (braised pork) in Mexico City, or the best <i>mole</i> (a type of chilli sauce) in Oaxaca, and you’re up for a passionate, lengthy and …

Mexico

Your Weekend Reading: Woody Allen, Bourbon, and Beards

Saul weighs in.<p>Important teachings: How to have a beard.<p>Chris Hemsworth, fucker.<p>Drinking' and singin' some karaoke with a <i>Rolling Stone</i> writer.<p>Our Civil War reenactment has begun: "I do not how he made it out of this period with all his marbles." <b>ALSO:</b> Check all of our best-of lists for our Best. …

The Secret To Making Pizza So Tasty That Even New Yorkers Will Wait In A 2-Hour Line For A Slice

TripAdvisor just came out with a list of America's top 10 cities for pizza, and even though New York fell to the number four spot, one of the NYC pizza joints still at the top is the legendary Di Fara pizzeria.<p>When Dom DeMarco started making pizza 47 years ago, he never dreamed he'd be so …