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Porn for Women: 13 Women Share What Their Dream Porn Would Look Like

A recent Reddit thread presented a vision of what porn made for women would look like, and it has other women brainstorming what they'd like to see in porn.<p><i>Vanillabean2492</i>, who started the discussion, envisions porn with "average looking women and sexy-as-hell men"—so, basically, the reverse of …

My love marriage lacks intimacy

I have been married for 9 years. We had a love marriage. I always felt as if my husband loved me immensely, but he never had any sexual interest in …

Love

7 Things to Remember When You Feel Cheated On

Sometimes we feel cheated on by others.Sometimes we feel cheated on by our circumstances.Sometimes we feel cheated on by life itself.In any case, we …

Pottery

For 2nd time in 15 years, Tibetan Buddhist academy in China faces demolition order

A large Tibetan Buddhist academy tucked in a remote valley of Sichuan province is under threat of large-scale destruction by Chinese authorities for the second time in 15 years, international human rights groups and scholars say.<p>Larung Gar, a picturesque settlement of red log-cabin dwellings set …

China

How trees talk to each other

"A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding …

How Tantric Sex Helped Me Find My Life's True Purpose

<i>Psalm Isadora is the top tantra expert in the world, and a highly sought-after sexuality, relationship, and trauma expert specializing in women’s</i> …

Spirituality

The enduring mystery of the human body

This Mortal Coil explores the history of anatomy over the centuries —and finds that we still don’t really know how we work<p>It’s not unreasonable to expect that the anatomy syllabus for a medical degree should include breasts.<p>Last year I performed full-body dissection as part of my training to become …

Next week, a meteor shower created by a mysterious comet will reach its peak — here’s how to watch

Right now, we are in the middle of a meteor shower called the Delta Aquarids, which began around July 12.<p>Around July 28 and 29, the Delta Aquarids will reach their peak. Although the shower favors the southern hemisphere, northern observers won't be completely left in the dust. During this peak, …

Astronomy

America is a wasteland: The U.S. produces a shocking amount of garbage

The average American produces more than four pounds of trash every day<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>If you're an average American, you produce 4.4. pounds of trash every single day, significantly more than the global average of 2.6 pounds. In a nation of nearly 324 million people, …

Sustainability

Get Ready for the Perseid Meteor Shower!

We are now less than a month away from the peak of the annual summertime display of shooting stars known as the Perseid meteor shower. And if …

18 Ingenious DIY Camping Hacks That Make Roughing It Easy

If you’ve got a weekend camping trip coming up, make sure you’re ready to take on the outdoors with these DIY projects that bring a little bit of home comfort to the back woods. Turn a tent into a boudoir using an air mattress, create plenty of games to keep you occupied in your downtime and keep …

Chemicals

These Are the Most Outstanding Beauty Products Launching in July

It's the month to celebrate America . . . and your beauty routine. Get through the July festivities and Summer weekends by investing in some new hair, makeup, and skin products. We found the chicest headband by celebrity stylist Jen Atkin to deal with your frizzy strands when you <i>can't even</i>. And we …

Jupiter Puts on a Light Show For Juno

Magnificent auroras light up the Jovian atmosphere as the spacecraft prepares to enter the planet’s orbit.<p>Jupiter boasts some of the most spectacular auroras in the solar system—vast, super-energetic fields of light that are permanently on display and bigger than planet Earth.<p>Lately, scientists …

Astronomy

Ansel Adams Shares the Story Behind One of His Most Famous Photographs

The great Ansel Adams would often say that his negatives were “the score” and the print was “the performance.” And one of his most famous …

7 qualities in women that men find attractive, according to science

But they have spent much less time uncovering the reverse: what makes women attractive to men. Let's not even get started on the dearth of research on what men find attractive in other men, or women in other women.<p>In any case, a lot of what they have done focuses only on looks. These studies often …

Psychology

30 Interracial Couples Show Why Their Love Matters

Love is love.<p>Interracial relationships are beautiful.<p>This country didn’t always think so, however, since it wasn’t until 50 years ago that it became legal for mixed race couples to marry.<p>On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court struck down state laws which banned individuals of different races from …

Trick Your Brain Into Seeing a Black and White Image in Color

Eyesight is a remarkable thing, but it's also imperfect, which is exactly what optical illusions seek to take advantage of. In this one, you'll be …

Neat

Autoimmune disorders are on the rise. Yet, few things are really known about them. New breakthroughs in genetics and stem cells have created cutting-edge therapies, and some studies indicate that we may have a cure in hand.

For sailors, a mutiny was one of the most harrowing and fearsome events, though if a sea captain was a tyrant, it could be justified. In the military …

Immune System

David Gilkey: His NPR Buddies Share Stories About Their Favorite Pictures

How do you cover an incomprehensible disaster and make people connect with the real lives behind the headlines?<p>David Gilkey knew how.<p>His photos have helped define our coverage of global health and development at Goats and Soda. They have a tremendous warmth and humanity that reflects his own …

Hamid Karzai

Best Oral Sex Positions

Four positions that are sure to increase your pleasure —and his<p>Lying on your back is the most surefire way to get off from oral, say most experts. But if you've got time to explore, test out one of these saucier oral sex positions.<p><b>1. Fully Clothed</b> <b><br>POSE:</b> Just hike up your skirt or dress (sorry, this …

Seven badass female artists who are changing the art world

Being an artist in America isn't easy, and being a female artist is even more difficult. But from photographers to painters to musicians, women …

Feminism

X-Rays Reveal “Hidden Library” on the Spines of Early Books

When the printing press made its debut in Europe in the 15th century, hand-written manuscripts went the way of eight track tapes and CD …

Books

The hauntingly beautiful abandoned buildings where time stands still: Eerie snaps show decaying kitchens, derelict churches and stately manors that are being reclaimed by nature

• <b>Romain Veillon has travelled across Europe and to Africa and South America to photograph derelict buildings</b>• <b><br>The 32-year-old Parisian's mesmerising</b> …

There's a way to invest in a cleaner environment, and the market is booming

Issuers of such bonds promise to use the proceeds on environmentally friendly projects. There are no hard and fast parameters for what a green bond can fund, but they cover areas like renewable energy, deforestation, green buildings, clean transportation and water treatment.<p>"An increasing number of …

Markets

Being Naked in Front of the Camera Is Brutally Cathartic

Sydney-based photographer Sylvè Colless brings a provocative new series to LA gallery Slow Culture.<p>Sydney’s Mild Manners Gallery traveled to California for an overseas residency, and brought photographer Sylvè Colless with them. Colless' new exhibition, <i>Aurelia</i>, a series of photographs exploring …

Art

Melbourne Street Art: A Lens To Explore the City

By Daniel NollWhen walking the world’s big cities, we’re often told to avoid back alleys. In Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, the go-local …

Streetwear

Saturn Reigns Over June's Night Sky: How and When to See It

If May was "Mars month," then June certainly belongs to Saturn. Here's how to see the brightest planets in June's night sky.<p>Skywatchers in the …

Astronomy