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En la costa de Oaxaca las playas de San Agustinillo y Mazunte transmiten una atmósfera muy desenfadada. Son la mejor escapada para quienes buscan …

This Science Experiment Will Make You Never Want To Drink Coke Again

All that mucky stuff? It's sugar.

29 Pasta Salads To Chill Out With This Summer

Hey bro, you like noodles? Cool, me too.

Behind India's shocking gang rapes lies a deep crisis among young men

For anyone who maintains that women are raped because of the way they dress or the way they look, the image of two thin and scrawny teenagers hanging from a mango tree, gang raped and murdered by their neighbours in Budaun, Uttar Pradesh, provided a powerful lesson. It was a poignant reminder that, …

[Publimetro] #YesAllWomen vs. El Trono

The Sexist Pseudoscience of Alpha Male Pick-Up Artists

"[PUAHate] confirmed many of the theories I had about how wicked and degenerate women really are."<p><i>—Elliot Rodger, My Twisted World</i><p>[12:39 PM]: rape is …

Homophobia in Russia Is Taking a Kafkaesque Turn

LGBT organizations declared foreign agents in one fell swoop, gays being blacklisted by banks, employers, and landlords—welcome to the new reality of …

People Who Say ‘Like’ All the Time Are Surprisingly Thoughtful

Say you meet someone new whose speech is peppered with <i>like</i>s and <i>you know</i>s and <i>I mean</i>s. Chances are, your first impression of this new person will not …

"Maleficent" Succeeds in (Finally!) Creating a Complex Witch

Whether they’re keeping busy as mistresses of all that is evil or simply threatening to get you and your little dog, too, bad witches in film have it …

Anti-homeless spikes are just the latest in 'defensive urban architecture'

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>There was something heartening about the indignation expressed by Londoners this week against the “anti-homeless” spikes placed outside a luxury block of flats in Southwark. They were widely condemned as dehumanising, and compared with the strips of spikes used to …

Portraits of people living on a dollar a day – in pictures

More than a billion people around the world subsist on a dollar a day, or less. The reasons differ but the day-to-day hardship of their lives are very similar. A book by Thomas A Nazario, founder of the International Organisation, documents the circumstances of those living in extreme poverty …

Why Nicholas Sparks Matters Now

The Notebook and the other movies based on his books are all variations on the same theme. But the reason you can’t stop watching them is more complex than you think.<p>“<i>The Notebook</i> [is] the standard by which all romance films are judged in popular America since it was released.” So says Marty Bowen …

Albert Camus on Happiness and Love, Illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton

In this new installment of the <i>Brain Pickings artist series</i>, I’ve once again teamed up with the wonderfully talented Wendy MacNaughton, on the heels of our previous collaborations on famous writers’ sleep habits, Susan Sontag’s diary highlights on love and on art, Nellie Bly’s packing list, Gay …

18 Quirky, Niche Businesses

Business owners are problem-fixers and void-fillers. When you're starting a new business venture, you must consider a few essentials: What is missing …

Valar Morghulis: Game of Thrones’ Women Are Going to Rule the World

Frequently decried as a feminist’s nightmare, HBO’s biggest show ever is setting the stage for a Westeros ruled by brilliant, badass women.<p>The …

Herpes Infected Our Ancestors Before They Were Human

About two-thirds of the human population is infected with at least one of the herpes simplex viruses. For many, it’s simply cold sores on the lips. …

Here's a Brief History of Queer Children's Cartoon Characters

[There was a video here]<p>Today, DreamWorks' terrific <i>How To Train Your Dragon 2</i> glides into theaters. Of the film's several rare creatures is a …

How our genes could make us gay or straight

The claim that homosexual men share a “gay gene” created a furor in the 1990s. But new research two decades on supports this claim – and adds another candidate gene.<p>To an evolutionary geneticist, the idea that a person’s genetic makeup affects their mating preference is unsurprising. We see it in …

'Victims Can Lie as Much as Other People'

What the Somaly Mam scandal says about the media's treatment of humanitarian heroes<p><i>“There are various other tricks of the trade. I’ve learned when to be more suspicious of people…. I think there’s a tendency to believe victims, for example. And I think that’s wrong, that in fact victims can lie as</i> …

How Comments Shape Perceptions of Sites' Quality—and Affect Traffic

Even if you don't realize it, unmoderated comments change the way you think about what you read.<p>There’s a game I like to play sometimes. It’s called “How many Internet comments do I have to read until I lose faith in humanity?” All too often, the answer is: <i>one comment.</i><p>From <i>The Atlantic</i> to Yahoo to …

The real Honey Boo Boo: What reality TV did to the pint-size pageant queen

I was at the recent “Tonight Show” taping where Fallon interviewed Honey Boo Boo, and I couldn’t believe what I saw<p>A few nights ago, “Toddlers & Tiaras” legend and walking meme Honey Boo Boo graced the stage of studio 6B in Rockefeller Center. Nine-year-old reality TV star Alana Thompson wore an …

Why Does Everyone Look Hotter in Sunglasses?

And now, Science of Us attempts to unravel the answers to a summertime question of monumental importance: Why does nearly everyone instantly look …

Nuestro cuerpo, el arte y los 'selfies' postorgasmo >> Blog Eros >> Blogs EL PAÍS

El 'aftersex' que Miley Cyrus compartió en Instamgram<p>Así llega el llamado <i>aftersex selfie</i>, <b>la autofoto poscoital.</b> Se trata de un nuevo fenómeno, nacido …

Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and the rape generation

'All my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested, and my creativity was honoured." This was the statement Lady Gaga released to explain the non-release of the video she recorded with R Kelly, for the song Do What U Want. It made no sense at all. What kind of video …

A Photographic Look at the Birth of Gay Pride

The sites of great battles often don’t look like much. Visit Gettysburg or Flanders, and the fields themselves are mostly grass and trees, with a few …

What Happens to Your Social Media Profiles When You Die?

One of life's most perplexing existential questions gets a lot more complicated when you factor in social media.<p>While there's no definitive answer to …

How to replace a mountain bike chain (VIDEO) - MBR

It's vital to replace a mountain bike chain regularly, because to work efficiently, a chain should be clean, well lubricated and running in a …

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