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16 secret WhatsApp features that everyone should know about

Whatsapp has swiftly grown from a small startup to one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with over one billion users.<p>While you may use it every day, you might be unaware of the cool tricks and secret features hiding in the app.<p>Here are our favourite 16.<p>Use the new typewriter font<p>To …

Overcompensation Nation: It’s time to admit that toxic masculinity drives gun violence

<b>Omar Mateen (AP/Balkis Press)</b><p>Our national attachment to dominance models of manhood is a major reason why we have so much violence<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>June 13, 2016 4:16pm (UTC)<p>In the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando that left 50 dead, a political struggle is forming on whether to define this act …

Masculinity

Pack condoms with the suntan lotion, advise sexual health experts

Large numbers of Brits admit to unprotected sex with new partners abroad, raising concerns about spike in STIs<p>Britons going abroad should get safe sex advice beforehand as so many are meeting new partners overseas that they risk spreading infection once they return, experts are urging.<p>Two new …

We Asked Sex Workers What Makes Their Favorite Clients Special

I'm a professional dominatrix, and there are more similarities between a plumber's favorite clients and my own than you'd think.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>When people hear I'm a dominatrix, they often start asking me questions, most of which I'm happy to answer. But I've heard one …

How This Female Chief Broke Up 850 Child Marriages In Malawi

“Whether you like it or not, I want these marriages to be terminated.”<p>One woman established a new law to prevent child marriage, and is enforcing it with serious gusto.<p>Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi, was tired of seeing 12-year-old girls walking around …

Artist Spotlight: Brock Davis – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Selection of fun conceptual photographs by Minneapolis-based artist Brock Davis (previously featured here). Banksy invited Davis to be a part of his</i> …

Art

30 beautiful blackwork tattoos that make a bold statement

Minimal tattoos are so 2015.<p>Tattoos come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but sometimes a bold, black block of ink can make an even bolder statement …

Inked

Reversible, Condomless Male Birth Control Will Be Here in 2018

This could be the answer to your male birth control prayers.<p>A promising new study on the effectiveness of Vasalgel — a reversible birth control injection for men — was an overwhelming success. Vasalgel is now slated to be available to all men in 2018, according to Elaine Lissner, executive director …

10 designs that challenge ideas about body image and idealised beauty

Fed up with the beauty ideals portrayed in the media, designers are challenging body image with products, clothes and accessories that distort the …

Dry Skin

10 Tattooers to Look Out For in 2016

When considering a tattoo, many people turn to hot trends for inspiration. And there are plenty of interesting styles that come and go. But for such …

justin bieber spoke out about his mental health and got called obnoxious by the internet

When the star announced he was cancelling meet and greets because they were leaving him “emotionally exhausted to the point of depression” fans and critics were hardly sympathetic.<p>Earlier this week Justin Bieber announced on Instagram that he'd no longer be hosting fan meet and greets after his …

This startup thinks it's fixed the major flaw in dating apps like Tinder — and Apple just featured it as a 'best new app'

The Mrk & Co. team.Dine<p>One of the reasons Tinder has been such a resounding success is that it functions like a game.<p>Even if you never go on a date, swiping this way and that, and seeing who thinks you're attractive, is just inherently fun.<p>But that's a problem, according to Keisuke Kamijo, the CEO …

Catholic Bishops Denounce Malawi for Not Imprisoning Gays: VIDEO

Malawi’s Catholic bishops have issued a letter denouncing the country for not imprisoning gay people. In 2012, former Malawi President Joyce Banda …

Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity

Roughly 85% of corporate executives and board members are white men. This number hasn’t budged for decades, which suggests that white men are continuing to select and promote other white men.<p>It is well known that people tend to favor and promote those who are similar to them — and that this …

Legal MDMA Could Happen By 2021 (As Long As You’ve Got A Prescription)

Everything old is new again! Now that we’re finally understanding that some drugs — like marijuana — can be helpful when it comes to treating physical and psychological disorders, more and more studies are popping up suggesting that other drugs such as MDMA and Ketamine might also be helpful… in a …

The scariest thing about Brussels is our reaction to it | Simon Jenkins

Paranoid politicians, sensational journalists – the Isis recruiting officers will be thrilled at how things have gone since their atrocity in Belgium<p>Think like the enemy. Let’s suppose I am an Islamic State terrorist. I don’t do bombs or bullets. I leave the dirty work to the crazies in the …

Why Ellen Page's New LGBTQ Doc 'Gaycation' Is So Necessary

The actress' series on discrimination around the world unveils a dangerous reality—and a way forward.<p>Imagine that you live in a country where every day, someone like you is murdered, and the average life expectancy in your community is only 30 years old. This is what it's like to be trans in …

Spain rape victim asked by judge if she tried 'closing her legs'

Women's rights organisation lodges complaint against a female judge over her 'humiliating' questioning of rape victim<p>A women’s rights organisation in Spain has lodged a complaint against a female judge who “humiliated” an alleged rape victim by asking whether she had tried closing her legs.<p>The …

Padma Lakshmi Describes Her Pregnancy Joy After Being Told She Would Never Conceive Naturally

As a woman with severe endometriosis, Padma Lakshmi was pretty much told by her doctor she would never conceive “the old fashioned way.” So when she …

The gender pay gap is way overblown by the media — here are the real stats

The press release has already been written up by the Evening Standard, The Guardian, and here at Business Insider.<p>The problem with this statistic is that ... it's rubbish.<p>The gender pay gap in the UK is just 9.4% and getting smaller every year, according to the Office for National Statistics, which …

If You Binge-Watch Netflix, You NEED to Read This New Study

Your mental health is at risk.<p>Netflix and chill is always a go-to plan, whether alone or with your latest boo. But science now says that a binge session might leave you a little blue, and not just because you finished the last episode of <i>Parenthood</i> and it’s, like, really sad.<p>Excessive TV watching …

Drone Photos Show the Crazy Urban Density of Hong Kong

Photographer <b>Andy Yeung</b> drone photography series “Urban Density” is eye-opening to say the very least. It puts into visual terms something most people …

First uterus transplant patient prayed for chance to get pregnant

A 26-year-old woman who is the first U.S. patient to get a uterus transplant says she is grateful for the chance to give birth to a child after having prayed for years.<p>The young woman, identified only as Lindsey, said she'd adopted three "beautiful little boys" but yearned to also experience …

Cleveland Clinic

taking photos of tinder date’s bedrooms

Photographer George Downing is redefining intimacy with glimpse into the bedrooms of the boys he met on the dating app.<p>Australian photographer George Downing has spent the last year photographing his Tinder matches in their bedrooms across Melbourne. The series reflects changing attitudes around an …

Apps

How long various drugs stay in your body

Contrary to what many advertised drug tests might promise, not all substances leave their telltale chemical signature in the body for the same amount of time.<p>The moment we take a drug — whether we snort, smoke, or swallow it — our bodies begin to break it down. In the process, metabolites, or …

More Men Are Sharing Their Abortion Stories and Fighting for Reproductive Rights

"It should be our shared duty to ensure that the full range of reproductive options are preserved.”<p>Abortion is often framed as a woman’s issue, with many women stepping forward to share their own stories and try to change the stigmatizing narrative that dominates society; but more and more, men are …

Russian lawyer accuses unlikely animal chums of 'gay propaganda'

Amur the tiger was meant to eat Timur the goat, but now they’re firm friends a lawyer has said coverage of their relationship promotes an LGBT lifestyle<p>Russian prosecutors have begun considering whether media coverage of the unexpected friendship between a male tiger and goat at a safari park in …

Sexually Transmitted Zika Highlights Brazil's Rampant Inequality

Poor women shoulder the brunt of the disease burden.<p>On Friday, scientists detected Zika virus in both urine and saliva for the first time, classifying the virus in the bodily fluid samples as "active." That means the fluid samples are capable of transmitting Zika. This finding, coupled with recent …

9 documentaries to watch after you've finished "Making a Murderer"

For most of us, the <i>Making a Murderer</i> binge-watch is now complete. With the almost constant stream of brand new theories, questions, and details about …