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How to be human: I'm married — how can I stop thinking about my ex?

What if... ?<p><i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at</i> …

Withings Activite Pop review: A full fitness tracker, hiding in a regular watch - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Activite Pop has great battery life, is water-resistant for showering or swimming, syncs with iOS and Android, tracks steps and sleep automatically, is affordable and is easy to use and wear.<p><b>The Bad</b> Can't store data beyond a day and a half without syncing; setting watch requires using …

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you're James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume -- even if you're not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.<p>In the …

The One Where I Counted the Jokes in Popular Sitcoms

An unscientific survey shows the most-viewed TV comedy shows tend keep the humor to a measured pace.<p>Armed with a couch, TV, Netflix subscription, extra-large bag of popcorn, and a worrying amount time on my hands, I recently decided to take a deep look into the structure of various television …

The Creator of AshleyMadison.com Told Us Why Men Start Cheating When Their Wives Are Pregnant

We asked Noel Biderman, the man behind one of the biggest online-dating sites for people seeking affairs, about his theories on adultery.<p>In 2001, Noel Biderman launched what is now one of the biggest online-dating sites in the world for people seeking affairs—AshleyMadison.com. Named for the two …

This Minature Hand-Powered Espresso Machine Takes Caffeine Everywhere

As addictive mind-altering substances go, coffee is actually pretty hard to hit up on the move. If you're out of range of a Starbucks, getting a hot, …

Coffee

Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Author: Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine. Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.25.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. …

How the Islamic State Became the Juggernaut It Is Today

The region has always been treacherous ground for foreign intervention, but many of the reasons for Western failure to read the situation in the Middle East are recent, and self-inflicted.<p><i>IS militants in Iraq</i><p><i>The following article is an excerpt from a new book,</i> The Jihadis Return: Isis and the New …

For Pot Delivery Apps, Making Green Means Wading Into Legal Gray Area

A fresh crop of pot entrepreneurs wants to provide a new way to get a buzz from your smartphone: marijuana delivered on demand.<p>Brand-new companies including Eaze and Canary aim to make pot delivery as easy as the tap of a few buttons. Upload ID proving you're an eligible medical marijuana patient, …

Life Lessons From Bob Dylan’s Brilliant Jewish Singer-Songwriter Son-in-Law

Peter Himmelman is an observant man, in all senses of the word. After lunch at a kosher fish restaurant in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los …

Here's What Every Trendy Restaurant Menu Looks Like

Robin Williams’s Episode of WTF Is an Affecting Must-Listen

After the news came out yesterday that Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide, Marc Maron reposted his WTF episode that had long been archived …

The Law-School Scam

For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatized profits and socialized losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare.<p>David Frakt isn’t easily intimidated by public-speaking assignments. A lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve and a defense …

I Got My Pussy Stoned with Weed Lube

I have a sketchy track record when it comes to enjoying pot, but when I heard about Foria, the world's first cannabis lube designed especially to enhance female sexual pleasure, I thought it would be a great way to beat my pot fear.<p>I'm not a big pot person. I can't really find my "therapeutic …

In Defense of David

Let's face it: most of us don't like David Gregory. He's the smug brat we always hated in high school. The one who acts like he's got all the answers but doesn't. The one begging for a smackdown.<p>No wonder so many of us are salivating at rumors that NBC may relieve the grey-haired wonder boy from …

Deck vs. Patio: What Is Best for You?

When it comes to creating outdoor useable space, there are so many different options out there, but for a majority of homeowners, it always comes down deciding between either a deck or a patio.<p>So which is the right choice for you and your home? Here are my top deciding factors for each.<p><b>Decks</b><p>• …

The Ways Modern Secret Societies Use the Internet to Hide in Plain Sight

Secret societies are as old as humanity, and they sure as hell aren't going away any time soon. But in an internet age where privacy is harder than …

Secret Societies

This is your brain on racism: Inside the mind of modern bigotry

From Mel Gibson to Donald Sterling: What are the ingredients that fuel bigotry in contemporary America?<p>Karl Marx once quipped that “violence is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one.” Just as surely, however, prejudice is the midwife of violence. The bigot embraced this view from …

Get It On or Get Divorced?

Marriage is in trouble. Oh, I don't mean because about 4 out of every 10 of us think it's becoming obsolete, although that certainly doesn't bode well for it. No, it's because of what Guy Ritchie, Camille Grammer, David Arquette and Arnold Schwarzenegger say they know all too well -- too many of us …

Is It Really OK to Deny Your Spouse Sex?

The now infamous Spreadsheet Sex couple may have inspired jokes and anger, but they also remind us of where sex fits -- or doesn't -- into a marriage.<p>Some people believe it's essential, others not so much. Which raises a few questions: Do you owe your spouse sex? If you stop having sex with your …

Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy

Polyamorous people still face plenty of stigmas, but some studies suggest they handle certain relationship challenges better than monogamous people do.<p>When I met Jonica Hunter, Sarah Taub, and Michael Rios on a typical weekday afternoon in their tidy duplex in Northern Virginia, a very small part …

The best natural sex lubricants

Don’t waste your money on K-Y Jelly. Safer, more satisfying alternatives abound<p>Jill Richardson<p>July 21, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If you eat organic food and use organic health and beauty products, why shouldn’t you continue to use organic and natural products in …

A Brief History of Pi

That the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is constant has been known to humanity since ancient times; yet, even today, despite …

I'm Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work

Ira Glass is a writer, producer, storyteller, performer, and a familiar voice. His show This American Life has set the contemporary standard of …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Where You Go To College

There are a lot of opinions about where you should go to college. A lot of those opinions are probably wrong -- at least the ones based on myths about what makes a good school to get a degree from.<p>We wanted to explain a few things a lot of people usually get incorrect about where to go to</b> …

Forward Spam Text Messages to 7726 to Report Them

Ever get a text message that appears to be spam, but you don't really know what to do with it? It turns out, most carriers will let you report it by …

Spam

A Night Out with the Foreign Tourist Police in Thailand's Seediest City

In 2002 Pattaya, Thailand invited foreigners to assist them, at first for translation and as an informal tourist information service, but its scope has since been widened to include real law enforcement.<p><i>Photos by Aaron Joel Santos</i><p>Thailand’s most sinful city, Pattaya is famous for getting men a …

Learn How To Fold A Pocket Square Just In Time For All Of Those Summer Weddings

It's the little things that can make all the difference when it comes to making an outfit stylish, such as the right tie or pocket square. Both can help you instantly transform an outfit by adding a splash of color to a formal suit. And now that wedding season is in full swing, you might be in need …

Can This Lantern Put An End To Energy Poverty?

Across the globe, more than 1.5 billion people live in energy poverty, a dangerous and oppressive condition that a group of innovators hopes to wipe out with a simple lantern.<p>MPOWERD Inc. -- a company that develops and manufactures transformative clean energy products -- hopes to brighten up the …

Muscle Shoals: watch an exclusive trailer for a documentary about the music born in the Alabama town

The city of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, has been the birthplace of some of the biggest hits from artists as varied as the Rolling Stones, Etta James and Percy Sledge. Greg Camalier's documentary chronicles the history of Rick Hall's FAME studio and the rise of its in-house band, the Swampers, who were …