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Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Neurology

Lesbians Try Penis For The First Time, But Not How You Think They Do

When America, land of the free and home of the brave, connected with this swirling mass of pipes and tubes we call the internet in the '90s, freedom …

Jerky

Barracuda, iconic Chelsea gay bar, celebrates 20 years,

The common wisdom about gay nightlife these days is that it’s on the wane. With the dominance of gay-focused social networking and hookup apps pretty …

LGBTQI

4 Mental-Health Apps That Are Cheaper Than Therapy

<i>The Cut’s guide to self-improvement without spending a million dollars.</i><p>There are so many reasons why people aren’t in therapy when they’d like to be. …

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

• <b>Author:</b> Mary Roach<p>The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul.<br>"What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that—the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What …

Art Therapy & the Neuroscience of Relationships, Creativity & Resiliency

Have you ever found clarity on a canvas? A sense of self through a lump of clay? Do your emotional responses to art making sometimes surprise you? …

Neuroscience

Veterans Let Slip the Masks of War: Can This Art Therapy Ease PTSD?

How papier-mâché masks are helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans heal.<p>Service members suffering from PTSD often feel like they’re wearing a mask. …

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Slow-Cooker Classics

There are days when you want to lose yourself in the kitchen, enjoying the hours spent standing over the stove. And then there are all of the other days of the year. When your calendar is packed -- or when you simply want a satisfying supper -- let your slow cooker handle dinner duties. These easy …

Slow Cookers

How to Make a Week’s Worth of Dinners for Under $25

College kids, recent grads and busy young professionals seriously don’t have the time (or the money) to splurge on expensive meals. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise and sink into a fast food or takeout rut. We’ve created a recipe series that is fast, easy, cheap and takes the guesswork …

Cooking

At 'Pestaurant,' Grasshopper Burgers Win Over Eaters Who Say 'Yuck'

If you're a scientist and you work for a pest control company, you're used to thinking about bugs as the enemy you're trained to kill.<p>Now try putting one in your mouth.<p>It took some mental rearranging for Nancy Troyano, an entomologist for Ehrlich Pest Control. But on Wednesday she did it for the …

Psychologists find that entitlement predicts sexism, in both men and women

Entitled attitudes appear to be linked to sexism -- even among women, according to a personality study by psychologists from Case Western Reserve …

'We know where Jack the Ripper lived' - experts

Experts believe the Victorian serial killer Jack the Ripper lived in Flower and Dean Street in London’s notorious East End<p>It is a mystery that has eluded detectives for more than a century, but criminologists now believe they know where Jack the Ripper lived.<p>By using the latest geographical …

Meet the Mekong Eyeless Spider, Zorro Snake and The Hunch-Bat of Vietnam

Giant flying frogs, a fish that mates face-to-face, a parachute gecko, and a blind cave spider are among the hundreds of species recently discovered in the Mekong region of southeast Asia. There’s a Zorro-masked water snake, a skydiving gecko, a “fishzilla” walking snakehead fish, and, of course, …

The First Edible Bug Farm & The 9 Greatest Minds of 2014