Melissa Pressley

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The Future of Porn Is Only Getting Worse

We interviewed award-winning feminist adult film maker Erika Lust about the impact of FOSTA/SESTA on porn, the problem with age verification checks and the value of education over regulation.<p>When we're all reading books aloud to each other for entertainment again, it's possible that 2018 will be …

Internet

Sugar Cravings Are No Match for a New "Switch" Discovered in the Brain

Tasting sweetness isn't always enjoyable.<p>As soon as sugar touches your tongue, your nervous system kicks into high gear. The tongue tells the brain’s …

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, …

Flexible Work Arrangements Have Positive Impacts, Data Shows

These days, a growing number of companies are recognizing the importance of granting employees flexible work arrangements. At present, more than 33% of full-time U.S. employees do the majority of their work from a remote location, marking an increase from previous years.<p>That said, there are still a …

The secret to overcoming anxiety

Is it more simple than we 'think'?<p><i>by</i><p>, Business Development at PwC, Corporate Wellbeing Advocate & Author of 'No-mind'<p>Over 40 million Americans and …

Mindfulness

How Many Reps Should I Do While Strength Training to Lose Weight?

By adjusting the rep range used in a strength-training workout, it's possible to alter how the muscles respond. For example, by exercising with a …

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

Being frugal is for the rich

The Frugalwoods made a name for themselves teaching millennials how to save money. Trouble is, you have to start with a lot of it.<p>What if buying a …

Personal Finance

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

<i>Welcome to a new season of</i> Invisibilia<i>! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior. Episode 3 involves two brothers who are happy about the polite, helpful tenant who moves into their mother's house, until they start to suspect he has sinister motives. Here</i> …

Psychology

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Demographics

Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Pulls Off A Nearly Unheard Of Feat In The Blockbuster Era

With $606 million domestic in the bank, <i>Black Panther</i> has already broken a ton of box-office records. It’s the seventh biggest film in America of all time, and it has a very decent shot at ending its run as the third or fourth biggest film of all time in the United States. It’s poised to pass</i> …

Get Better At Difficult Conversations By Aligning Your Behavior With What You Want

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Imagine this: you get up in the morning, and you have a perfectly lovely breakfast with your favorite people/book/device, and on your way into work, …

Self-help

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

How to Manage Anxiety Without Dumping It on the People You Love

In my experience, shared neuroses are as good of a bonding agent as shared interests. Some of my favorite relationships have solidified as a result …

China to ban citizens with bad 'social credit' from some forms of travel

Proof that life imitates art — or at least <i>Black Mirror</i> on Netflix — China will soon be imposing strict penalties for those with low “scores” on its so-called “social credit” system. Starting May 1, Chinese citizens with low scores will be unable to travel via plane or train for up to a year, …

3 Smarter Ways to Use Microsoft Excel

Your numbers might not be as accurate as you think.<p><i>By Russell Kommer, founder of ESW.</i><p>When was the last time you reviewed the data you use to make decisions about your company's operations? If anyone in your organization works with Microsoft Excel, take a look now. Your numbers might not be as …

Microsoft Excel

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

Employment

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

Demographic shifts rippling across the nation are fueling fears that their culture and standing are under threat.<p>Even after the coal mines closed and the factory jobs disappeared and the businesses began taking down their signs on Broad Street, even after the population started its steady decline …

The Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee, According to Science

To get full health benefits and optimum buzz, don't drink your first cup first thing in the morning.<p>As anyone who's been reading this column knows, there's substantial scientific evidence that coffee is incredibly good for your health and extends your life. According to a meta-analysis of 127 …

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

“Don’t boil the ocean,” Terry said as he slapped a tall stack of papers on my desk. “Just tell us what we need to know.”<br>I was staring at a serious …

Getting to the Root of the Problem: Stem Cells Are Revealing New Secrets about Mental Illness

Millions of Americans who suffer from bipolar disorder depend on lithium. The medication has been prescribed for half a century to help stabilize …

6 Core Exercises to Ease Lower Back Pain

[caption id="attachment_65890" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Twenty20[/caption]When most of us think about exercising with lower back pain, …

Workouts

Beauty Tips, Celebrity Style and Fashion Advice from InStyle

Jul 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm<p>Her fatal stabbing has sparked discussions about race in America.<p>Jul 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm<p>She was reportedly caught watching …

Celebrity Style

Tips for Giving the Best Answers to Behavioral Interview Questions

Most hiring managers include at least a few behavioral questions in each job interview they conduct. What can you expect when you're asked these …

Which workouts to avoid and what to do in gym instead

When you're busy as hell and - let’s face it - would really rather be binge-watchning Netflix and eating cake than, well, doing literally anything …

Too much exercise is bad for your gut – and the other dangers of over training

Studies released today show that, despite good intentions, those who regularly exercise for two hours or more could be doing more harm to their bodies than good.<p>The research, which comes from Australian sports journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, shows that intense physiological stress …

The Cost of Entrepreneurship (And the Impact It Can Have on Your Family)

It's not always easy.<p>Entrepreneurship is a juggling act. For every benefit of being your own boss, there are a handful of challenges that come with such free-floating territory. Not having a 9-to-5 often means suddenly working from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The freedom to work while you travel somehow …

Yara Shahidi Swears By This $14 Deep Conditioner

Yara Shahidi isn't your typical 17-year-old. Look beyond the fact that <i>Michelle Obama</i> wrote her a college recommendation letter and that her style is way cooler and more put together than ours was, well, now, and there's her refreshing approach to beauty—both in the way we talk about what's …

Hair