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Kama Sutra for Couples Who Have Been Dating for Over Three Years

In this <b>article at McSweeney's</b>, you can just assume that the euphemism "dating" means "living together." Unless that's what "dating" means these days. …

The Ultimate Collection Of 50 Things Only Students Will Understand

There are a lot of things students do that the wider world simply can’t understand. Apparently going out at least four times a week isn’t really …

The Afghan female politician in hiding: 'No one respects women in our country'

Noorzia Atmar never wanted to leave Afghanistan. Not even after the beatings, knife attacks and bitter divorce; not even when her ex-husband turned up at her new workplace with a gun and sent thugs to the shelter where she had sought refuge. Only when the threats targeting her spread to include …

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

Chris Power<p>First published on Tue 14 Jan 2014 12.00 EST

Bees fitted with tiny sensors to help scientists study their decline – video

Thousands of Australian honey bees have been fitted with tiny sensors in a study to help understand what is causing the precipitous collapse of colonies around the world. About 5,000 bees will carry the 2.5mm x 2.5mm sensors, like hi-tech backpacks, for the next two months at the study site in …

How do you make your voice heard when you're under house arrest? Liu Xia, the wife of the jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner and political dissident Liu Xiaobo, has turned to poetry. Watch her reading some of her work on this video smuggled from the Beijing apartment where she's been confined for three years. http://bbc.in/1j6tC9W

Holiday packing for men

¡<i>Hola</i>! I am on holiday in Mexico. And yet I am still writing this column because, guys, I will never let you down. ¡Never! Also, there's a contractual necessity, but let's not dwell on that. Instead, let's dwell on my packing travails. I'm an inveterate overpacker at the best of times, and this is …

The case for gay marriage is made in the freedom of religion

Freedom of religion is a hard-won principle. In Europe, the wars of religion raged for over a century before the Peace of Westphalia solidified freedom of religion <i>for rulers</i> in 1648. Freedom of religion for ordinary citizens was much slower in coming: the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution was a …

“Christians Make Better Lovers,” According To New Dating Site Campaign

The London transit system has been a battleground for believers and non-believers for the past few years. Now a new campaign has brought God into your romantic life.<p>An opportunity to position a Christian organization as “contemporary and relevant” is how the creators of a series of ads for U.K. …

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Goodbye, Cameras

This past October, just before the leaves changed, I went on a six-day hike through the mountains of Wakayama, in central Japan, tracing the path of an ancient imperial pilgrimage called the Kumano Kodo. I took along a powerful camera, believing, as I always have, that it would be an indispensable …

The Best Ways To Spend A Free 20 Minutes

Don’t think you can do anything meaningful with only a handful of time? Then let us make a few productivity-enhancing, soul-satisfying suggestions.<p>Here’s a deceptively profound question, courtesy of designer-blogger Mike Moloney: what do you do when you have a pocket full of free time? Do you …

How I Achieved My Biggest Money Goal: 4 Inspirational Stories

If you had a financial fairy godmother, what would you wish for?<p>A new home? A robust retirement account? An emergency fund that could cover you no matter what?<p>Well, we don’t have a magic wand, but we do have the next best thing: four real-life cases of people who’ve achieved enormous financial …

Kale market salad recipe

A quick and satisfying kale salad by one of the world's favourite healthy food bloggers<p>Cavolo nero is my variety of choice here.<p><i>Serves two to four</i><p><b>For the spring-onion dressing:</b><br>2 spring onions, rinsed and chopped<br>2 tbsp fresh lemon juice<br>80ml (2¾fl oz) extra-virgin olive oil<br>2 tbsp ripe avocado flesh<br>1 …

Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask | Inc.com

Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually care about your answers; they just hope to make themselves look good by …

Why Exercise Is The Key To Work-Life Balance

Getting enough exercise doesn’t just make your butt look good; it also can save it in the office or at home.<p>Maybe you should be asking your boss for midday workouts.<p>Interesting research published in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shows that exercise isn’t a selfish indulgence (how dare you care about …

Twinwag: When's the right time to take a holiday after giving birth?

Holidays used to mean sun, sea, sex and sleep for Anna White, but in the first year of raising twins, vacations are now about changing nappies in a different location<p>There are those smug mums who announce over coffee they are holidaying in the Maldives, undeterred by the vast stretch of sea bewteen …

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Is Emotion Really The Enemy Of Reason?

If you let emotion guide your decisions, are you setting yourself up to fail? The answer depends largely on one key thing.<p>A great leader makes great decisions, and for much of human history, great decisions were thought to be made with cold logic. The idea that emotion was the enemy of reason …

How technology is changing our likes and loves

We take our iPads to bed and check Facebook on holiday - but at what cost? Experts reveal the effects of technology on our relationships, and what it could mean for the future<p>Once upon a time, we worried about how much television we watched. It would destroy our relationships, stop us communicating …

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The Cutest Stories of 2013

There are a lot of fun 2013 end-of-year stories floating around right now, but if your interest remains solely with cute critters, then you'll want …

Professional Ballerina Documents Her Pregnancy in Photo Series 'Ballet Beautiful'

The internet has been quite busy with its share of pregnant women who defy normal conventions of child bearing. These was the woman that lifted …

Awesome Parents Recreate Movie Scenes with Their Baby

Every week for the last three months, parents Lilly and Leon Mackie have been recreating movie scenes with their now 10-month-old son Orson in an ongoing project that is cleverly dubbed <i>Cardboard Box Office</i>. From a creative homemade rendition of <i>Jaws</i> to their latest take on <i>Home Alone</i>, the awesome …

Who's In Charge Here: The Surprising Science of Self Control

You are not running the show—that’s one of bigger lessons from the cutting edge of biology.<p>In recent years, scientists have identified over 100,000 viral elements in your genome, compared to the 20,000 human protein coding genes. Eight to nine percent of our DNA belongs to them and not us. Or, as …

In which area do you think gender equality made the greatest progress in 2013? 1. At work: this year, Germany agreed to introduce gender quotas for executive boards. In the US, more women took top corporate jobs in finance, technology and the auto industry. 2. In the sciences: US female graduates now surpass male graduates in some sciences such as psychology. However, all Nobel prizes in science went to men this year. 3. In global finance: from Janet Yellen at the Fed to Christine Lagarde at the IMF, women now hold powerful positions in the global economy. Lagarde has used her post to promote the economic benefits of gender equality, arguing that parity can boost growth. Here is our list of the 10 most gender-equal countries in the world, based on our 2013 Global Gender Gap Report: http://wef.ch/q1GMq Read this year's report: http://wef.ch/p1GTK Photo: Reuters/Charles Platiau

The Science of “Intuition”

The power and fruitfulness of intuition has had innumerable and celebrated champions — from Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs to some of history’s greatest scientists and philosophers. But what, exactly, lies behind this amorphous phenomenon we call “intuition”? That’s precisely what CUNY …

Nutella Liqueur Is the Most Delicious Booze Ever

Nutella makes everything better -even booze. If you want to enjoy enjoy the delicious flavor of hazelnut and chocolate with vodka, you won't want to …

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

Actually, Do Let Them See You Sweat: The Science Behind Why Sweating Before Negotiating Is Good

If you’re confident before you negotiate, a little physical exertion can make you more effective. But if you’re nervous, you might want to try this.<p>“If you’re sweating and your heart rate is up, it’s seen as a sign something is going wrong, that you’re too nervous, off balance, flustered,” M.I.T. …

Man Honors His Deceased Wife by Recreating Wedding Photos with Their Three-Year-Old Daughter

In 2011, Ben Nunery and his daughter Olivia lost their wife and mother Ali to a rare form of lung cancer. Before Ben and Olivia moved in November …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

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