Jessica Dunkle Parker

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You'd Be Happier If You Ate Less

But how much do you really value happiness anyway?<p>We all know what we're supposed to do about food. Eat more fruits and vegetables, less red meat, fewer sweets, drink less beer, yadda yadda. The advice, of course, sounds specifically designed to make life less pleasurable, if longer. And yet: Two …

Brain Food: Eat Your Way to a Sharper Mind

Are you making the smartest decisions about food? We’re not talking about calories.<p>We’re talking about foods that actually help improve brain function. If you ever find yourself being forgetful or sluggish, add these foods to your diet, now!<p>Fish<p>Because the body cannot produce Omega-3 fats, they …

Nutrition

How To Make Your Outdoor Space Feel Like Another Room In Your Home (for Less than $100)

As soon as summer hits, you may feel the urge to move everything you own outside so you can live under the sun and stars. Utilizing whatever outdoor …

Outdoor Spaces

The Best Sex Positions For Women | Men's Health

Spoiler: Missionary position came in dead last. The poll consisted of 11 positions, and each participant was asked to select which three she fancied the most.<p>As it turns out, women want the same thing you do: more adventure. Check out the four most popular positions.<p>1: The Face-Off Sex …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

U.S. election: What's a primary anyway, and why does it matter?

For Canadians accustomed to electing their federal government on an election day that rolls around once every four years, the prolonged presidential …

Astronomers now have a way to rank the likelihood of life on other planets — and Earth's score isn't what you might expect

The Kepler Spacecraft is focused on a tiny patch of sky in our Milky Way galaxy, hoping to detect planets as they transit in front of their stars.<p>But if alien astronomers are doing the same, and detect Earth transiting in front of the Sun, how habitable would Earth appear?<p>You might think, because, …

7 Ways To Let The Aftermath Of Divorce Make You Stronger

Going through a breakup or a divorce is nerve-racking. The mere idea of being alone once again turns your world upside down. The feelings you’re …

The 55 best Christmas episodes you can watch on Netflix right now

But if that's your only strategy, you're missing out on some awesome content in the form of holiday-themed TV episodes. These eps can be harder to find because Netflix's search option won't pick up on episode titles — and some of the episodes don't even have "Christmas" or "holiday" in the title.<p>So …

TV

The 55 best Christmas episodes you can watch on Netflix right now

1/<p>"The Office"<p>Netflix<p>"The Office" has a formidable <i>seven</i> Christmas-themed episodes to its name, and they're all currently available on Netflix.<p>Season …

9 De-Bloating Tricks, Ranked in Order of Effectiveness

Which fixes are actually legit?<p>Shutterstock<p>Being bloated sucks. <i>Cue sad trombone.</i> Your clothes fit weird, you feel sluggish, and someone may or may not think you're about three months preggo. But with so many flat-belly fixes out there, how do you know which ones are worth your time? Well, lucky for …

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Take the kids to … Longleat, Wiltshire

Longleat, with its safari and adventure park, has a roar appeal for families, allowing kids to get up close to smaller animals. But with so much to do make sure you plan your visit to cram it all in<p><b>In a nutshell</b><br>Opened in 1966 by the sixth Marquess of Bath, Longleat was the first safari park outside …

Travel

Incontinence Lingerie Is a Thing — You Know, so You Can Feel Sexy Even if You Leak

No more diapers or pads!<p>New Zealand-based underwear brand Confitex makes "fashionable absorbent underwear for men and women," and its incontinence lingerie debuted at New Zealand Fashion Week on Thursday with a runway show of historical magnitude.<p>"This is the first time, anywhere worldwide, that …

No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.<p>It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.<p>And yet every summer we are inundated with news media reports warning that dehydration is dangerous and also ubiquitous.<p>These reports work up a …

Health

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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What Happened to the American Mafia?

The FBI says that the mob is still an existential criminal threat in America. We asked some former Gambino family soldiers and two La Cosa Nostra experts if that's really the case in 2015.<p>The Italian-American Mafia is embedded in our popular culture. Hollywood movies, books, reality shows, video …

Crime

It's hard to explain why prime working-age American women are leaving the labor force

By definition, the labor force consists of those currently working or looking for work. A falling labor force participation rate suggests more and more people without work aren't even trying to find work.<p>In a new report to clients, Barclays' Michael Gavin has two charts that illustrate and compare …

Carrick best reads: The cheapest time of day to book a flight

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>The cheapest time of day to book a flight</b><br>And, the most expensive time.<p><b>It's time for female-only financial education</b><br>Women live longer and earn less on average, …

27 Powerful Images That Sum up How Smartphones Are Ruining Our Lives

The death of conversation.<p>3.2M<p>SHARES<p>Thanks to smartphones we have never been so connected to people that can be as far as the other side of the …

Everything you need to know about PornHub's plans to pioneer the world's first sex tape in space

On June 10, PornHub announced their latest project to the world by launching an Indiegogo campaign to raise the estimated $3.4 million it'll cost to make the tape. They raised over $10,000 within the first day.<p>Jokes aside, sex in space may turn out to be a pretty important scientific endeavor. It …

The 15 Worst Things Playmates Have Said About Life in the Playboy Mansion

"At about the minute mark, I pulled away and it was done. It was like a job. Clock in, clock out."<p><b>1.</b> "Everyone thinks that the infamous metal gate was meant to keep people out. But I grew to feel it was meant to lock me in." —<b>Holly Madison</b> in her book, <i>Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and</i> …

Codes of Conduct

Rimming, Pegging, and More: Should You Try These Daring Sex Moves?

Find out whether these moves are for you—and how to give them a try:<p><b>Rimming</b> <b><br>As seen on TV:</b> This is oral stimulation of the anus, á la Marnie Michaels in <i>Girls</i>.<p><b>Should you try it?</b> This wild move is good for women and men who already love receiving oral stimulation and don't mind or are curious about …

U.S. fears Burundi on cusp of ethnic violence

The small African nation’s ethnic make up mirrors that of neighboring Rwanda, which experienced a genocide in 1994.<p>U.S. officials are increasingly worried about the potential for mass violence in Burundi, a small African nation with the ghost of Rwanda hanging over it.<p>Like Rwanda, the scene of a …

Africa