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What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

The 16 funniest expressions in Hawaii (and how to use them)

1. Locals don’t cheer when they’re excited, they shout, “Chee hoo!”<p>2. When everything is all messed up, things are definitely “hamajang.”<p>3. You don’t …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Quantum Mechanics Saves Grandfathers From Time Travelers

Probability solves a great question of time travel. Well, probably.<p>Mention time travel at a nerd party, and other guests will immediately respond with a grim conundrum: What happens if a time traveler goes back in time and kills one of his ancestors? This is the “Grandfather Paradox.” In a …

DIY Decorative Tables

A table can be the heart of the kitchen, or the indispensable spot where homework gets done, or even just the handy perch for a cup of tea when you curl up with a good book. But any table is little more than a flat surface and some legs. With just those components from a few great sources (along …

DIY

Hunger Games Inspired Cowl Pattern

Let’s Make Out! Or Just Make Our Conversation Heart Cake ;)

Is there any candy that reminds you more of Valentine’s Day than a conversation heart? I mean, who could forget those adorable little boxes and candies you exchanged as kids? But for the record, we’re not sure anyone actually likes eating those hearts, so we came up with a version everyone is sure …

iPhone Owners: Your Guide To iOS 7

What is iOS 7? How do I upgrade? When is the update coming? Can anything go wrong? The answers to these and more questions.<p>Unless you're a gadget reviewer, you can't get your hands on the new iPhones just yet--but if you're using an iPhone 5, 4S, or 4, you're going to get a really nice present …

A Messy Person’s Guide To Being Clean and Organized | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Wouldn’t it be nice? Never having to look at a pile of messy clothes, stacks of papers, dirty trash, or dozens of emails ever again? It’s definitely …

Sex at Dawn

• <b>Author:</b> Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jethá<p>“Sex at Dawn challenges conventional wisdom about sex in a big way. By examining the prehistoric origins of human sexual behavior the authors are able to expose the fallacies and weaknesses of standard theories proposed by most experts. This is a provocative, …

Orange is the New Black

• <b>Author:</b> Piper Kerman<p><b>NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> <br>With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and …

The Hunger Games and Philosophy

• <b>Author:</b> George A. Dunn & Nicolas Michaud<p><b>A philosophical exploration of Suzanne Collins's New York Times bestselling series, just in time for the release of The Hunger Games movie</b><br>Katniss Everdeen is "the girl who was on fire," but she is also the girl who made us think, dream, question authority, …

How to Be Happier at Work

“That’s reality, it’s how we have to manage things to get it all done,” says Cali Williams Yost, work flexibility expert and author of <i>Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day</i>. “The question is, how do you do it in a way that’s thoughtful and deliberate so that you are performing your job …

The Non-Rule, 'Rules' of Dating

I have read article after article about dating. I've read more books than I care to share, listened to more podcasts than I feel comfortable admitting and have even turned to movies in times of complete and utter desperation to understand the whole concept, which truly is foreign to me. And after …

Relationships

How to Stop Procrastinating on Your Goals by Using the 'Seinfeld Strategy'

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful comedians of all‐time.<p>He is regarded as one of the "Top 100 Comedians of All-Time" by Comedy Central. He was also the co-creator and co-writer of Seinfeld, the long-running sitcom which has received numerous awards and was claimed to have the "Top TV …

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House Friday to discuss African-Americans' reaction to last weekend's verdict in the George Zimmerman case, saying that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."<p>"You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this …

Have Great Sex, Even Without Orgasms

<b>Why Orgasms Go MIA</b><br>"For me to have an orgasm, I have to be feeling it before foreplay even starts," says Jamie*, 27, a newlywed in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. "I have to put in a lot of effort, and the stars have to align. But I feel satisfied knowing that my husband is satisfied every time." It's a …

The Supereffective Body-Weight Workout

Exercise 1 Side-Kick Plie<p>To perform this glute and hip toner, stand with your feet two to three feet apart, toes turned out, then lower into a squat, elbows bent and fists in front of your chest <b>(a)</b>. Stand up and lift your right leg off the floor. Focus on your glutes, then drop your left shoulder …

Breakfast: Egg Muffin and Cottage Cheese

Breakfast Under 400 Calories: Egg Muffin with Cottage Cheese and Fruit<p>Start your day off right with this healthy (and scrumptious) breakfast dish<p>Start your day off right with this healthy (and scrumptious) breakfast dish<p>1 whole-wheat English muffin 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced 1 cup nonfat cottage …

Get in Shape: The "Slightly Out of Shape Workout"

<b>Programs A and B:</b> Rest 30 seconds after A1 and B1.<p>Get in shape--in no time at all.<p><b>Week 2</b> <b><br>Mon:</b> Program B <b><br>Tues:</b> Cardio 3 <b><br>Wed:</b> Program A <b><br>Thur:</b> Cardio 3 <b><br>Fri:</b> Program B <b><br>Sat:</b> Cardio 4 <b><br>Sun:</b> Off<p><b>Programs A and B:</b> Rest 15 seconds after A1 and B1.<p><b>Week 3</b> <b><br>Mon:</b> Program A <b><br>Tues:</b> Cardio 3 <b><br>Wed:</b> Program B <b><br>Thur:</b> Cardio 3 <b><br>Fri:</b> …

4 Fierce LA Nail Art Instagrams to Follow Now

<i>We’ve got contributing editor Natalie Alcala on speed-dial. Not only does the LA-based writer and blogger know the best places to score an unforgettable braid, she’s also discovered the secret to perfect skin from Hollywood’s elite. Every week, she’ll be cluing us in to the latest in West Coast fashion, beauty, and fun.</i><p>Here in Los Angeles, we’re still obsessed with nail art. Everyone from Jaime King to Zooey Deschanel is hooked on decorating their digits at our city’s slew of creative salons, …

Imperfect Justice Updated Ed

• <b>Author:</b> Jeff Ashton<p>The definitive inside story of the case that captivated the nation. . . and the verdict that no one saw coming.<p>It was the trial that stunned America. On July 5, 2011, nearly three years after her initial arrest, Casey Anthony walked away, virtually scot-free, from one of the most …

The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Dice<p>Secret societies have both fascinated and frightened people for hundreds of years. Often the infamous Illuminati is mentioned as the core of conspiracies which span the globe. The Illuminati is actually a historical secret society which had goals of revolutions and world domination …

Lost Girls

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Kolker<p>Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a haunting and humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island, in a compelling tale of unsolved murder and Internet prostitution.<p>One late spring evening in 2010, Shannan …

I Wear the Black Hat

• <b>Author:</b> Chuck Klosterman<p>One-of-a-kind cultural critic and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Chuck Klosterman “offers up great facts, interesting cultural insights, and thought-provoking moral calculations in this look at our love affair with the anti-hero” (<i>New York</i> magazine).<p>Chuck Klosterman, “The …

Fatal Vision

• <b>Author:</b> Joe McGinniss<p><i>Fatal Vision</i> is the electrifying true story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children, murders he vehemently denies committing.<p>Bestselling author Joe McGinniss chronicles …