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14 ways you're good in bed and don't even know it

1 of 14<p>PeopleImages / Getty<p>1. You practice enthusiastic consent<p>It’s shocking how few people realize what a huge role consent needs to play in sex. …

Body Language

Adult Depression Linked to Gene Alteration from Childhood Emotional Trauma

Findings from a new study may have implications in relation to early childhood interventions and later targeted pharmacotherapies for MDD.

The Brain

Hands Down the Best Way to Roast Potatoes

Toss potato chunks with olive oil and salt and roast at a high temperature and you'll have a pretty good side; satisfying, but nothing to write home about. The problem: it's tough to coax the potatoes to a perfect crisp-tender texture through this method. For potatoes to be both fluffy and tender …

Recipes

6 reasons why sex is important in a relationship

I want to start by saying that sex doesn’t need to be a part of every relationship. It might be important to you to wait a certain amount of time or …

Self-improvement

Hacks For Overthinking Aren't As Complex As You'd Think, So Here's What Experts Suggest

Overthinking is the type of thing you don't realize you're doing until it's already succeeded in making you feel horrible. Whether it's some …

Self-help

Locarno: Swiss Director Lionel Baier Set For Sicily-Set ‘South’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Swiss director Lionel Baier (“Longwave”) is developing “South,” a Sicily-set road movie mixing Europe’s immigration woes with those of a rocky …

Harley Quinn

5 Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked

Science says stripping down is good for more than your sex life.<p>All of us want a good night's sleep. And while there are endless suggestions on how …

Sleep

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

• <b>Drape the Fitted Sheet Over Your Hands</b>• <b><br>Fold the Fitted Sheet in Half and Tuck in the Corners</b>• <b><br>Fold the Fitted Sheet in Half Again</b>• <b><br>Lay the Folded Sheet on</b> …

Sewing

What Should These Sex Positions *Really* Be Called?

Butter churner...or neck cramp?<p>Have you ever looked at your lipstick color's incredible name (*ahem* Fenty's "Ma' Damn") and thought: <i>Who gets the amazing job of naming these?</i><p>Okay, now what about sex positions? Who picked "doggy style" and "cowgirl" and "missionary"? (Honestly, you're failing …

Women's Health

How to Customize Waze, Record Your Own Voice for Navigation

Here's how to banish Google Maps and Apple Maps in favor of Waze, and use the built-in Waze voice recorder to get driving directions from your own …

Maps

6 HIIT moves that’ll boost your happiness

As far as endorphins and exercise go, running tends to hog the warm, sunny spotlight. But even though putting in miles gets a lot of good press, it’s …

Workouts

This Is The Most Important Ingredient Of A Lasting Relationship

When researchers from the University of Virginia asked 3,000 men and women what the most important quality in marriage is in 2006, they were …

Self-esteem

Can People with Borderline Personality Disorder Change?

The idea that personality is stable over adulthood is no longer considered accurate in life-span psychology, even though the average person often …

Psychology

Sound Matters: A History Of Legendary Recording Studios

When <b>The Beatles</b> were photographed in August 1969, striding over a <b>zebra crossing</b> in St John’s Wood, London, for the cover shot of <b>their album Abbey …

Universal Music

Making This One Small Change Made My Hair and Brows Grow Crazy-Fast

Shortly before the holidays, something inside of me snapped. I can't pinpoint the exact moment when it happened, but one day, I decided to start …

I'm a Trainer, and This Is the Arm Workout I Do For Lean, Strong Arms

You don't need to spend hours in the gym in order to have a great workout. If you're short on time but still want to get your butt kicked, you need to do this 15-minute workout. It targets your biceps, triceps, shoulders, and trapezius muscle (a muscle in your upper back), and we promise it'll make …

Oscars: Belarus Selects ‘Crystal Swan’ as Its Academy Awards Entry (EXCLUSIVE)

KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic – East European nation Belarus has selected Darya Zhuk’s debut feature “Crystal Swan” as its submission for the Oscars’ …

Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

The winning images have been selected from this year’s edition of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year competition, with the grand prize being awarded to Reiko Takahashi for her image of a humpback whale calf swimming near Japan’s Kumejima Island. National Geographic was kind …

Northern Italy

Matt Marks, Versatile Composer And Musician, Dies At 38

Matt Marks, a young composer, musician and founding member of the contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, died suddenly Friday, May 11. The group made an announcement Saturday on Twitter, with no cause of death given. Marks was 38.<p>Marks was known for blending humor and sincerity, and …

Listen to the world’s ambient sounds filtered through Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies

Side Note<p>May—05—2018 02:45PM EST<p>Drew Millard<p>I recently discovered the delightful website Cities and Memory, a project dedicated to compiling field …

How To Pronounce L'Occitane, Oribe, Shiseido And More Beauty Brand Names

Master beauty speak with our phonetic guide to commonly mispronounced brand names.<p>From the brand names that are intended to start conversations (way to go, Ouai), to the ones that require A level French execution (Biologique Recherche, we're looking at you), many popular products can catch out even …

Miu Miu

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …

Apps

Your 13-inch MacBook Pro might need its battery replaced

Apple admits that some MacBook Pro laptops have a problem that causes their batteries to swell up. The company is replacing these free of charge.<p>This affects only the non-touchbar version of the macOS laptop, and only models with a 13-inch screen. In addition, the device needs to have been produced …

MacBook Pro

New Bird of Paradise Species Has Smooth Dance Moves

To woo a female, this bird flips up his cape, puffs out his chest, and shimmies his little feet.<p>It's hard to find a more superb bird than the superb bird of paradise.<p>Males have an elaborate courtship ritual, during which they spread out their black cape until only a bright blue breast plate and …

Watch Roxy Music Play Live with Brian Eno in Early Groundbreaking Performances (1972)

Just what, exactly, is Roxy Music? Those encountering the band for the first time when their self-titled debut came out in 1972 had questions. Were …

Synthesizers

5 years younger? We take an exclusive look at the latest £38 wrinkle serum by No7

Beauty halls, e-tailers and high street stores are seemingly - and endlessly - awash with new creams and serums that claim face-changing results. They seldom deliver. However when No7 - the exclusive skincare and make-up brand in Boots pharmacies across the UK - launches something new, we …

Skin Care

7 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Asparagus

Asparagus, officially known as <i>Asparagus officinalis</i>, is a member of the lily family.<p>This popular vegetable comes in a variety of colors, including …

Free Pilates Exercise Videos Online

You can find detailed instructions along with pictures for just about any Pilates mat exercise you are looking for online. Written instructions offer …

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

Standing Pilates Wall Roll Down

Wall roll down is a simple way to practice using your abs to achieve the articulated curve of the spine that we use so much in Pilates. It stretches …

Yoga