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Most Kitchen Gadgets Are 'Useless Crap,' Says Alton Brown. Here's What You Really Need

The 'Good Eats' host is coming back to TV this fall.<p>Sorry to break it to you, but most of the gadgets in your kitchen were a complete waste of …

Kitchens

'I was shocked it was so easy': ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you're gay

Progress makes people uncomfortable. When the first monkeys walked, other monkeys probably said, 'This is outrageous!'<p>Kosinski received emails from people confused about their sexuality who hoped he'd run their photo through his algorithm<p>If you basically accept we’re just computers, then computers …

Artificial Intelligence

This is Jimmy Buffett’s Legendary Margarita Recipe

<i>This article originally appeared on InStyle.</i><p><i>To celebrate summer, we’re asking the season’s most iconic superstars to share their warm-weather</i> …

This Is What Comes Out When a Woman Ejaculates

Everything you want to know about the elusive squirt.<p>It was, and remains, one of the most spectacular things I’d ever witnessed. A dozen women, my then-partner among them, shooting arcs of liquid into the air from their genitals for the very first time, in unison. What had begun 90 minutes earlier …

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

The Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: August 15th</b><p>There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 60 of the best shows on Netflix right now, ranked (including some of the best …

TV

Christian Wife Swappers Talk Kink and Christ

"People have the right to judge, but that’s them, that’s not god."<p>In many Christian traditions across many cultures, sex outside of marriage is frowned upon, if not strictly off-limits. But being religious doesn’t mean you can’t be a freak in the sheets. Online groups and forums provide many …

Vancouver vet’s video tutorial on how to pick up a cat becomes surprise viral hit

A Vancouver veterinarian’s video tutorial on how to handle a cat has become a surprise hit, earning millions of views on YouTube.<p>Dr. Uri Burstyn, …

The evolutionary paradox of homosexuality

Being gay no longer holds the stigma it once did, but in evolution, why does a non-reproductive trait persist?<p>In 1913 George Levick, an explorer, …

How the media covers celebrity suicides can have life-or-death consequences

It’s important for news outlets to report on these deaths responsibly.<p><i>The recent deaths of chef, TV host, and author Anthony Bourdain, 61, and the fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, by suicide raise some of the same issues as the coverage of DJ Avicii’s death in April of this year.</i><p>“Avicii reportedly …

Mental Health

Scientists reanimate disembodied pigs' brains – but for a human mind, it could be a living hell

Do you want to live forever? If so, there’s some good news. Or so it seems. For it appears that we may have taken a step closer to making immortality …

Why genetic IQ differences between 'races' are unlikely

The idea that there may be genetic differences in intelligence between one population and another has resurfaced recently, notably in the form of a New York Times op-ed by the Harvard geneticist David Reich. In the article, Reich emphasises the arbitrary nature of traditional racial groupings, but …

Genetics

What Happens When Geneticists Talk Sloppily About Race

The field widely agrees that race is a social construct, but gets into trouble when it ignores semantics.<p>In a recent op-ed in <i>The New York Times</i>, “How Genetics is Changing Our Understanding of Race,” the geneticist David Reich challenged what he called an “orthodoxy” in genetics. Due to concerns of …

Bad Science

Can we please stop talking about generations as if they are a thing?

Are some millennials narcissistic? Are some boomers selfish? Sure, but there are many who are not. Individuals vary much more than the idea of …

Social Sciences

Polyamory and Sex Addiction

Thelma first sought my advice on informational resources about polyamory because a year or so into their relationship, her boyfriend had come out to …

What Can I Do with a Psychology Degree?

As the lead faculty member for behavioral science and an associate teaching professor, I’m often asked whether getting a psychology degree is a …

Happy Tau Day, the true circle constant

Remember: Pi Day is a lie day<p>You’ve probably heard of Pi Day, perhaps the most popular of geeky holidays. But I’m here to tell you that Pi Day is wrong — or rather, the entire idea of pi as a mathematical concept is wrong.<p>It’s easy enough to see why people like Pi Day: the whole thing starts with a …

10 Steps To A Perfectly Organised Wardrobe

A definitive guide to getting more value and variation from your clothes<p>Minimalism might be the smug Instagram ideal, but the reality for most people …

Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures

Time to reconsider the notebook and pen<p>Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings? If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper; there’s increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning, which can result in lower grades, reports <i>The</i> …

Laptops

Why Do We Get So Much Pleasure From Symmetry?

A pair of synchronized divers. The wings on a butterfly. The vaulted ceiling of a cathedral. These are some of the things that most people find …

Who Makes The Best Oxblood Dress Shoes?

<i>10 stylish and versatile pairs</i><p>If you hadn’t noticed, we’re huge fans of versatility here at He Spoke Style. We’re talking pieces like a white OCBD or …

EU paid for a report that concluded piracy isn’t harmful — and tried to hide the findings

Back in 2014, the European Commission paid the Dutch consulting firm Ecorys 360,000 euros (about $428,000) to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content. The final report was finished in May 2015, but for some reason it was never published– according to Julia Reda’s blog, the …

RELATIONSHIP EXPERT: Trying to meet your partner’s needs is 'the most horrific advice I could imagine'

Hal Runkel is a family therapist and the author of "Choose Your Own Adulthood." In this video, he explains the difference between needs and wants in a marriage. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>In terms of romantic relationships, the worst piece of advice is that you are supposed to meet one</i> …

Relationships

Here’s the Right Way to Wrap Cords and Cables

There are few things in life more frustrating than tangled cords and rope, and you may run into both during a photo shoot. In under 5 minutes, this …

How to clean a washing machine

As much as we hate doing laundry, most of us can’t imagine life without a washing machine. But have you ever noticed that gunk that builds up around …

Cleaning

Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

When Daniel and Elizabeth married in 1993, they found it was easy enough to choose a ring for her, but there were far fewer choices for him. Daniel, then a 27-year-old who worked in information technology, decided to design one himself, requesting that tiny stones be placed in a gold band, like …

The things sex education should have taught us but didn’t

• Men and women have innate differences in how they experience their sexualities.<br>• These differences, despite existing, don’t really mean anything.

Sex, Polyamory, and the Wisdom of the Body

The origins of human sexuality are inherently fascinating. Of course we want to know how we got to be the way we are! What's surprising to me is that …

Men and women can never be friends - but sex has nothing to do with it

Can men and women ever be just friends? It is the eternal question that <i>When Harry Met Sally</i> set out to answer in 1989, and endless romcoms have continued to debate in the decades since (<i>Friends with Benefits, 13 Going on 30</i> and so on).<p>According to one new survey, the answer is a straight no. Social …

Relationships

Best paid apps for Mac

The Mac App Store is big, but you don't have to buy <i>all</i> the apps — just these!The Mac App Store has a wealth of content to help you find the right …