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11 brutally honest answers from a female sex addict's Reddit AMA

"I have to actively stop myself from having affairs. I fail a lot."<p>Sex addiction is often (mistakenly) seen as a primarily male condition. This is just one of the many misconceptions about sex addicts. <i>Reddit</i> user Throwawaylemon7's 'Ask Me Anything' thread tackles some of those misconceptions and …

The World Health Organization labels gaming disorder as a mental condition

In what can be described as a sign of the times, the World Health Organization recognized a new kind of mental health condition. It’s a familiar …

Mental Health

This is what Christmas is like in North Korea, according to someone who escaped

A quick Google search of "Christmas in North Korea" brings up very little actual concrete information.<p>From US tabloids branding Kim Jong-un the "Grinch who stole Christmas" to a veritable plethora of Christmas jumpers which feature predictable puns that incorporate Christmas and nuclear weapons, it …

China’s New Lenders Collect Invasive Data and Offer Billions. Beijing Is Worried.

HONG KONG — Bai Shichao has a debt problem that is bigger than his paycheck — and that’s a problem for the rest of China, too.<p>Mr. Bai, a 30-year-old Beijing deliveryman, has borrowed heavily from China’s growing ranks of online cash lenders. In a country that lacks reliable ways to tell who might …

China

Elon Musk brilliantly sums up sad state of 2017

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's been a strange and troubling year.<p>The tech world, supposedly the home of rational thought and inspiration, has suddenly become a target of criticism, rather than an object of drooling.<p>Every week, there …

Twitter fails to interpret its own rules (again) during Rosie O’Donnell spat

A spat between comedian Rosie O’Donnell and right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro has, once again, demonstrated Twitter’s inability to enforce the rules it …

Social Media

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way through a talk on genetic engineering, Zayner pulled out a syringe apparently containing DNA and other chemicals designed to trigger a …

Genetic Engineering

Signal strength may be hidden by carriers in a future version of Android

Someday in the not-too-distant future, your Android phone might try to hide the quality of your current cellular connection from you. The eagle-eyed …

Navigation Apps Are Turning Quiet Neighborhoods Into Traffic Nightmares

LEONIA, N.J. — It is bumper to bumper as far as the eye can see, the kind of soul-sucking traffic jam that afflicts highways the way bad food afflicts rest stops.<p>Suddenly, a path to hope presents itself: An alternate route, your smartphone suggests, can save time. Next thing you know, you’re headed …

Trump reportedly told friends at Mar-a-Lago 'you all just got a lot richer' hours after signing tax bill

Hours after signing the GOP's massive tax bill on Friday, President Donald Trump told friends at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida that they "all just got a lot richer," CBS News reported.<p>In addition to regularly receiving Trump, his family members, and foreign diplomats, the swanky resort plays …

Google continues poaching Apple engineers as it ramps up work on in-house chip development

A recent report from <i>The Information</i> details Google’s efforts to grow its chip development efforts, which in turn is costing Apple some considerable talent. The report explains that Google has hired several key chip engineers from Apple, including well-regarded chip designer John Bruno…<p>At Apple, …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

Vice admits 'boy's club' culture fostered sexual harassment

<b>Digital media company Vice has admitted to a "boy's club" culture that failed to protect women staff from harassment.</b><p>Co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi said in a statement that the company had taken action over "multiple instances of unacceptable behavior".<p>The statement came in response to an …

New York's vanishing shops and storefronts: 'It's not Amazon, it's rent'

Vacant storefronts are becoming more noticeable in the capital of consumption, as small retailers are being pushed out by wealthy investors<p>Walk down almost any major New York street – say Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower, or Madison Avenue from midtown to the Upper East Side. Perhaps venture down …

West Village

Laser shoes get Parkinson's patients moving

One of the more debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease is something known as "gait freeze," wherein the person temporarily loses the ability to …

Neuroscience

Why Do Stormtroopers Even Wear Armor?

Think back to every <i>Star Wars</i> film you’ve seen. Have you ever witnessed a Stormtrooper take a direct hit from a blaster and not immediately crumple? …

Kylo Ren

Apple faces lawsuits over its intentional slowing of older iPhones

Apple is facing lawsuits over the revelations that it intentionally slows down older iPhones without user consent.<p>Apple has admitted to slowing down the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and SE when their batteries are either old, cold or have a low charge to prevent abrupt shutdowns.<p>Two separate class-action …

Mobile Technology

Bitcoin plummets in highly volatile trading

Cryptocurrency slumps 21 percent before recovering slightly<p>Bitcoin has slumped as much as 21 percent today, as investors also fled from other cryptocurrencies, notes <i>Bloomberg</i>. Bitcoin opened at $15,561, and tumbled to a low of $12,504 before recovering slightly to trade at $13,942 at the time of …

A deleted tweet leaves fans convinced of Dark Souls on Switch

Sometimes just the thought is enough, sources or no sources<p>Dark Souls fans were met with disappointment over the weekend, after a rumored Nintendo Switch remaster of the first game in the series failed to materialize. But that rumor spread despite any credible sourcing or evidence to support it — …

Catherine: Full Body Coming To PS4 And PS Vita With New Character, Modes, Online Battles, And More

A new version of Catherine, the puzzle platformer from Persona 5 developer Atlus, is making its way to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The re-release, which is titled Catherine: Full Body, introduces a new character, online battles, and support for Cross-Save, among other things.<p>The game was …

Cracked screens could soon be a thing of the past after scientists accidentally invent self-healing glass

Lucky break<p>In my 15 years of phone ownership, I can remember many fallen comrades. Ian the iPhone 3GS, Norman the Note 2, Gary the Galaxy S7: I’m …

E-waste

Professional 'cuddlers' are cashing in £60-an-hour by giving 'non-sexual' hugging sessions to lonely customers

Professional cuddlers are cashing in £60-an-hour for 'non-sexual' hugging sessions - or £300 for a 'cuddle sleepover.'<p>Recently the still fairly …

Boys can’t be boys. Here’s how to fix India’s toxic masculinity problem

Every day, we hear of horrible atrocities that have taken place against girls and women in India. This is despite the fact that as a country, we can boast of having some of the most progressive policies and civic movements. It is despite the fact that we have the world’s largest pool of elected …

Feminism

Facebook limits "engagement bait" to clean up the News Feed

Beginning this week, Facebook will begin demoting individual posts from people and Pages (profiles of prominent people of businesses) that use slimy …

This Italian Family Feels No Pain, And Scientists Finally Understand Why

A real-life superpower.<p>Scientists have identified a mysterious genetic mutation that effectively negates the sensation of pain, enabling people with …

University College London

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

Reddit is obsessed with Earth-chan, an anime version of Earth

She’s an adorable schoolgirl with blue-and-green hair. She’s fragile and often wears a surgical mask due to an unspecified illness. She’s really into …

2017's most popular Twitch streamer going on hiatus after cheating on wife

One of the most popular streamers on Twitch, Guy "Dr. Disrespect" Beahm, announced he'll be taking some time off after admitting to being unfaithful …

Awards

The Nintendo Switch Gave Me Back My Video Games

For the longest time it felt as though video games were growing up with me.<p>When I was a kid, video games felt like they were <i>for kids</i>. They were …

8 Things I Learned After Taking A Week Off From All Social Media Outlets

When my editor asked me to take a social media hiatus for a week, à la Gigi Hadid, I didn't think it would be that difficult for me to do. And to be …

Social Media