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63 Slutty Confessions That Will Make You Want Sex Immediately

1. He pinned my arms above my head <i>50 Shades</i> style.<p>“I went over to this guy’s house to watch a movie, and before we could even pick a movie he pushed …

Helen Oyeyemi’s short story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, reviewed.

For a reader who wants most of all to get lost in a book, the difficulty of reading short story collections is that every several pages she and the …

Books

Why Your Back Hurts (and How to Fix It)

Are you sitting down right now? If so, please continue reading.<p>Being a fitness trainer is a lot of fun. I have the ability to work with people that are looking to improve their health and are eager to get in better shape. I could go on and on about how much I love my job but that's not why I'm …

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Chris Gallo<p>Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon<p>When it comes to gearing up for workout, carbs are your gym BFF. The key is to …

Nutrition

7 Books We Didn't Expect To Fall In Love With

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Books

Top 10 Ways To Look Like A Hacker and become Popular among Friends

Some people don’t want to learn things like a hacker. But they want some simple tricks for impressing your friends. In this post we collect some …

8 tricks for reading people's body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of …

Public Speaking

You Probably Shouldn't Be Dating Them

Your relationship is probably doomed.<p>I'm sorry, but it's true. I'm just playing the percentages.<p>Half of all marriages will fall apart. It's highly discouraging but it has been true for so long that unless a critical mass of people in the future take to heart some of the ideas here, there's every …

Relationships

When Your Rapist Is a Woman

We know rape is a national crisis — but we're missing one glaring side of the story.<p>Alaina was 18 in March of 2012, a college freshman in the middle of spring break. She was visiting her friend at an Ivy League school for the weekend, bag packed with her favorite dress: a cotton rainbow halter that …

5 Warning Signs He'll Be Dangerous in Bed

This is a good case against dating "bad boys."<p>There are some obvious red flag behaviors when it comes to sex — you wouldn't sleep with a guy who flat-out refuses to use condoms or has a history of sexual violence. But sometimes the signs for someone who might turn violent in bed are there, and you …

Is There Mind After Death?

The science of immortality and the loss of a friend<p>Some years ago (so the story goes), a scientist placed a few dozen worms in a powered-off blender …

Heroism

The 10 Best Chest Exercises of All Time

Toning your chest won’t just make you stronger—it’ll give you a boost in all the right places. And of course the perks (pun intended) go beyond …

Workouts

Why Men Want Less Sex After 30

"I used to be the person asking for sex all the time. My balls would often ache, because I constantly needed to masturbate. I don't miss those days at all."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE France</i><p>When I mentioned to some male friends that I was working on an article about what happens to the …

Sexuality

6 quick and easy ways to connect with anyone

I wondered why some people seemed to always have a steady stream of new prospects.<p>I wondered what they did that I didn't do or what they knew that I didn't know.<p>After studying some of the best salespeople I knew, I discovered they all had one thing in common.<p>They all had the ability to connect with …

Princeton University

This Common Habit Makes You Less Likely to Have a Successful Relationship | Women's Health

Tone of voice cannot be read in a text-only communication. This means that your brain is filling in the blanks about the intended tone behind the words you read. It's simply too easy to create a fantasy relationship without really knowing what's going on with the person on the other end. All too …

Why Bible believers are not really Bible believers

A good number of evangelical Christians self-identify as Bible believers. It’s a peculiar way for a Christian to self-identify when you think about …

Theology

Why We Expect More From Our Relationships Than Ever Before

When my partner and I took a break from our relationship early last year for a few rather excruciating weeks, it was hard to figure out where to turn …

Selfies

A New Study Claims People with Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Sure, nerd.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management University are the authors of …

Social Sciences

The Healthiest People In The World Eat A Lot Of Carbs

Japanese people are, as a whole, very healthy: They have the second-highest life expectancies compared to any other country in the world (the U.S. comes in at number 43) and have an obesity rate of just 3.5 percent, which is one-tenth of America's 35 percent obesity rate.<p><b>The reason for Japan's</b> …

When It Comes to Love, Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

<b>by Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades</b><p>In most areas of life, having more experience is good. Want to be great in your chosen field? Sustained experience …

San Francisco

This cat named Sky the ragdoll is almost too fluffy to be real

The Internet has seen its share of viral cats over the years, from Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub to the fresh-faced Rey. While other cats have attracted attention for their dinky size or funny faces, the latest feline sensation, Sky the ragdoll, has achieved online stardom because of his giant, fluffy …

Pets

20 Swiss ball exercises that will sculpt your abs

Using a Swiss Ball is a fantastic way to add complexity to your training program. "It challenges your core's ability to brace against compensatory …

Workouts

ADVENTURE TIME Is Getting an Official LEGO Playset

Six tips that could make you smarter

<b>(CNN) —</b> For years scientists have been looking for ways to enhance our intelligence -- from eating fish oil tablets to playing the latest video games.<p>The jury is out on whether these techniques are truly effective in improving intelligence, but studies have shown that your IQ can change -- so why …

The Brain

I'm Not Religious, but My Son Asked Me for a Bible, and This is What I Said

It was during one of those long car rides to grandma's and grandpa's house. You know, the five hour one with 3 pee stops, an "I think I have to poop, mom," stop, a coffee for mom, stop and a happy meal stop. When I say it felt long, I mean that heavily. Very, very heavily.<p>So, it's not uncommon for …

Parenting

8 Trainers Share Their Favorite Moves for Amazing Obliques

Alyssa Zolna/ Taylor Gainor<p>Breaking news: Side abs are the new side boobs. If you watched any awards show this season, you probably got the message loud and clear. But, as good as a strong set of obliques look on the red carpet, they're even better for your fitness cred. Your obliques form a vital …

6 Spring Shoe Trends to Know (and 27 Pairs to Shop Now)

We'll admit it: We're sad to say good-bye to our collection of track-soled booties and dark winter layers, but now that we've had a taste of warmer days to come, we're officially looking to spring. To celebrate its arrival, we picked the top shoe trends we're most excited about—and culled a few …

This Mom Makes Breastfeeding at a Wedding Look Seriously Glamorous

Inspiring, sure, but also, where did she get that dress?<p>Haddas Ancliffe, a 21-year-old blogger who lives in Australia, attended her sister's wedding a few weeks ago wearing a slinky green dress, a slicked-back hairstyle, and one important accessory: her son, Jonah, latched on during breastfeeding. …