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These Are the Sexiest Movies on Netflix That Are Actually Good

A not-so-guilty pleasure.<p>All great things revolve around sex, including movies. And thanks to the magic of Netflix, you can watch some of the best and sexiest movies in private, away from judging eyes. Don't feel weird. Some of the best movies on the streaming service are also some of the hottest.

Entertainment

Bad nutrition advice dietitians want you to forget

Thinking about juicing, cutting carbs or giving up fruit in a quest to lose weight? Think again.<p>How many times have you read that you need to eat clean, start juicing or only eat foods that have a specific number of ingredients? The advice may be compelling, and even sound science-y, but in the age …

Nutrition

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

Psychology

Prone To Depression? Scientists Say It's Due To Your Creativity

Those of us who have experienced depression understand its loneliness, its breathtaking ability to make us feel as if we don’t belong or have no real …

What An Hour Of Emotion Makes Visible

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the</i> Invisibilia podcast <i>and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations.</i><p>Until she was 54 years old, Kim was totally unaware that there were things in the world she couldn't see.<p>"This was the whole problem," Kim says. …

Mind

Mediterranean diet study: High fat, but no weight gain

In the same week that the government announced that 40 percent of American women are obese, a major study has found that the popular Mediterranean diet does not cause people to gain weight.<p>The study, by Spanish scientists who followed more than 7,000 overweight adults aged 55 to 80, reinforces …

Holistic Medicine

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

Mental Health

A Helpful Guide to the Best Self-Help Books

1<p><b>“The Productivity Project”</b> by Chris Bailey, recommended by Amelia Diamond<p><b>What made you read it?</b><p>The cover, which apparently you’re not supposed to …

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

The Brain

12 Lessons I Learned After Losing 80 Pounds & Keeping It Off

FYI, this is not a post where I’m going to tell you to keep a ~handful of almonds~ on you at all times.<p>And FYI, this is not a post where I'm going to tell you to keep a ~handful of almonds~ on you at all times.<p>I gained a lot of weight in high school without really noticing it or thinking about it — …

A Yoga Sequence to Balance the Thyroid

<i>By: Fern Langham</i><p>Try this powerful sequence, based in Kundalini yoga and functional medicine, to help activate and nourish the thyroid.<p>The thyroid is one of the most important glands in the body. It produces hormones thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), that …

Wellness

22 Traditional Cuban Recipes That Will Wow Your Tastebuds

Maybe you’re wondering how to vacation like Katy Perry in Cuba, or maybe you even have a favorite restaurant that serves up a mean Cubano sandwich. Regardless, there’s no denying that Cuban food is a favorite. There’s that shredded beef dish you still dream about from your trip to Miami, the …

Cooking

9 Books To Read If You Struggle With Anxiety

Managing anxiety can be a giant pain in the *ss. If you have social anxiety, for instance, then it can take a tremendous amount of effort to calm …

Books

How Touching Your Different Fingers Can Make You Healthier

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a 5,000-year-old Japanese healing art based around holistic healing approaches which emphasize healing the whole body as opposed …

Yoga

Can you teach your body to heal without medicine?

Marette Flies was 11 when her immune system turned against her. A cheerful student from Minneapolis, she had curly brown hair and a pale, moon-shaped …

Case Western Reserve University

A 4-Minute Yoga Sequence To Jumpstart Digestion

<i>Amy Shah, MD, an Ivy League-trained, double board certified physician, is one of the few doctors who masterfully integrates mainstream medicine with</i> …

You Can Heal Yourself With Your Mind (For Real)

From multiple sclerosis to chronic pain to HIV, science is increasingly showing us that what’s in a patient’s head affects how the body heals.<p>I met …

5 Self-Help Books That Are Actually Helpful: Today in Critical Linking

<i>But that’s kind of a shame, because truly and honestly, not all books found in the self-help section are like that. Add these five to your bookshelf</i> …

The incredible power of ignoring everything

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute,” …

Johns Hopkins University

5 Great Books To Read In March

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Books

8 Thought-Provoking Motivational Books That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Most of us live in a certain set pattern. We think and behave the same way for years and wonder why we are always getting the same results. The need …

11 Powerful Goddesses From Around The World To Invoke In Your Life

Goddesses, or female representations of the divine, can be found in religious traditions the world over. They hold places of importance in Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism and the ancient cultures of Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Americas and more. In their ancient stories, these goddesses embody a …

Ancient History

Artist Jen Bartel wants to burn your retinas with her neon world

“If I don’t burn someone’s retinas,” artist Jen Bartel says of her work, “I’m not doing it right.”<p>Bartel has a distinct look full of bright lights and vibrant colors, a style she describes as “Cosmic Rainbow Witch / Evil Lisa Frank.” It’s a look inspired by the ‘90s, pulling from everything from …

Graphic Novels

Eliminate Excuses and Boost Your Metabolism With This 15-Minute Workout

Exercise 1 Marching Glute Bridge<p>Lie faceup with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor, arms by your sides. Press through your heels to raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from shoulders to knees <b>(A)</b>. Raise your right foot, knee bent at 90 degrees, until your shin is parallel to the …

Bordalo II - Bordalo Segundo is drawing attention to environmental issues with his latest series, "Big Trash Animals". Now on Hi-Fructose: http://hifructose.com/2015/05/19/bordalo-ii-promotes-environmental-issues-with-new-big-trash-animals/

Beautiful Photo Series That Uses Double Exposure to Combine the Beauty of Nature With the Residing Wildlife

Norwegian artist Andreas Lie has created a beautiful photo series that combines together the beauty of Scandinavian nature with the dignity of the …

Wildlife

Five Areas of Therapeutic Self-Care To Heal From Anxiety And Depression