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Fear Is Something Women Feel Even On The Sunniest Of Days

“You don’t like to be touched, do you?”<p>The question made me recoil in suspicion, like when a street psychic knows something too personal to have …

The Loud Truth About Abortion Protesters

Justice Scalia calls the demonstrators “counselors” who are comforting women. That’s not what I found at one New Jersey clinic.<p>“Be a man-stop your …

What Do Threats To Roe V. Wade And Domestic Violence Have In Common? Patriarchy.

On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the same backwards mindset threatening a woman’s right to abortion is also behind a sudden uptick in domestic …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Orgasms* (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Son: Mommy, what’s an orgasm?<p>Mother: I don’t know, dear. Ask your father.<p>Most of us know more about math than we know about orgasms. This is likely …

Amazing AirCarbon Thermoplastic Made from Pollution Will Be Used to Make World's First Carbon-Negative Chair

A California-based chemical technologies company claims to have created a manufacturing technology that captures carbon and turns it into a material …

New Mascara-Testing Procedure Uses Protozoa Instead of Rabbits

Photo by Shutterstock<p>Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a reliable method to test the irritability of mascara, using tiny …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Personal Hygiene

6 Disgusting Things About Giving Birth That You Need To Know

In the days and weeks after you give birth, you might do what your doctor or midwife will call “<b>pass some small blood clots</b>” which is just your …

Tax meat to cut methane emissions, say scientists

Meat should be taxed to encourage people to eat less of it, thus reducing the production of global warming gases from sheep, cattle, and goats, …

By popular demand, a few more affordable gift ideas:

By popular demand, a few more affordable gift ideas:<p><b>Juniper Ridge’s Campfire Incense ($10)</b> - Organic, wild-harvested and subtle, with 10% of profits going to wilderness preservation. The Desert Piñon variety keeps us nostalgic for New Mexico.<p><b>Leatherman Micra ($17)</b> - Our EDC (Every Day Carry) multitool of choice. If you fly often consider the less handsome but TSA-friendly Leatherman Style PS ($21).<p><b>Swedish Sea Salt Soap ($7)</b> - Slightly abrasive, with just a hint of the sea. For a more masculine …

To The Women Who Choose Not To Have Kids

To the women who choose not to have kids, I have one thing to say: thank you.<p>You probably don’t hear it enough. In fact, you probably don’t hear it …

Why is it so hard to walk and not spill your coffee? Physicists have the answer

Researchers offer tips on how to keep your coffee safely in the cup.<p>Ever wondered why it's so hard to walk with a cup of coffee without spilling? It …

Coffee

Southwest-Style Breakfast Hot Pockets

These pockets are easy to make in advance, keep cool in the fridge, and then heat up before you head out the door to start your day.

Neurodreamer: open source sleeping mask/mind machine

After eight years of development and a successful Kickstarter, BB pal Mitch Altman's Neurodreamer sleep mask is ready for shipping! You might recall …

Many teas contain enough lead to be dangerous for pregnant and nursing women: new Canadian study

It is often marketed as a naturally healthy food, with solid science behind some of those claims, but many teas also contain enough lead to actually …

They ‘feared separation and dependency much more than death’: Elderly couple found holding hands after hotel suicide

An elderly French couple have ignited a debate on assisted suicide after being found dead in a Paris hotel holding hands and leaving behind a note …

My Best Friend Has Cancer, And It Makes Me Feel Like An A-Hole

I’ve never thought about cancer. I’ve never known anyone who has had it, and while people around me participated in charity events and wore those …

The 10 Most Expensive Coins and Banknotes in the World

Money as a concept is a strange one. Often, the materials used to make our cash—paper or metals—are worth a fraction of the value of what’s printed …

DIY: Force flower bulbs and seeds to beat the winter blues

There’s something extraordinarily beautiful about fresh flowers in the depths of winter, especially if they’re living plants that won’t lose their …

Plants

Lawmaker Shuns Tradition to Hand the Emperor of Japan a Letter About Fukushima

Guests at an Imperial Palace garden party last week were shocked when novice Japanese lawmaker Taro Yamamoto handed Emperor Akihito a letter about …

Reading the crystal ball: Economics faces credibility crisis | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 04.11.2013

Ever since the outbreak of the global economic and financial crisis in 2008, economists around the world have been facing the stern question of why …

Roasted Red Pepper Mac & Cheese – VIDEO | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Preheat a 2 quart sauce pot over medium heat. Saute onions in oil with a pinch of salt for 5 to 7 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add garlic …