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Tracing the tangled tracks of humankind's evolutionary journey

The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. Hannah Devlin looks at what we know – and what might be next for our species<p><b>Let’s go back to the beginning. When did we and our ape cousins part ways?</b><br>Scientists are still working on an exact date – or even a date to within a million years. Like …

Yes, People Who Hang Toilet Paper Rolls This Way Often Do Make More Money

Do you 'roll over' or 'roll under'? The answer could say a lot about your personality.<p>Research can reveal some interesting things about us. For example, psychopaths tend to love working for erratic, overbearing bosses. People with more friends tend to outlive those with fewer friends. Cussing can …

Psychology

Here's How Much Power A $200 Mercedes AMG C43 Makes On The Dyno

Most automotive enthusiasts know that cars tend to lose a bit of power with age and use, as wear and tear can take its toll on a car’s internals. On …

Trucks

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip their …

What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like, and How We Know It

A common joke has Americans overawed by people with British accents. It’s funny because it’s partly true; Yanks can grant undue authority to people …

Having sex at an older age can improve brain function

Having sex often while getting older improves brain function, a study found.<p>Those who still have weekly romps performed better in verbal and visual …

NYC’s Finest Bagels, Mapped

There’s no where better in the world to eat a bagel than in New York City. One of the city’s defining foods, a bagel is a deeply personal item with varying chew, size, flavor, topping, and toasting preferences that date back to a person’s first version. It’s thus impossible to pick one that reigns …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

British Philosophy

The Greatest Leap, Part 3: The triumph and near-tragedy of the first Moon landing | Ars Technica

Across the cislunar blackness, we set sail for a landing that almost didn't happen.<p>A vast, gray expanse loomed just a few hundred meters below as …

Space Science

Sexiest Adults-Only Resorts and Hotels in Florida for the Perfect Escape

<b>These are the sexiest adults-only resorts and hotels in Florida.</b><p>Ditch the kids, ditch the bikini top (and trunks, fellas), and get sexy.<p>Perhaps …

Miami’s 10 most iconic buildings, mapped - Curbed Miami

Miami may not have quite the same voluminous history as some other major cities across the country but our rapidly developing cultural melting pot still offers a magnificent list of iconic architecture.<p>We attempted to pick out 11 buildings of varying sizes from across multiple eras. Single family …

CNN

Our 3 Favorite Palm Beach Hotels a Sojourn in the Sunshine State

Palm Beach, Florida, may recall images of over-tanned grannies and slow Cadillac drivers who can’t figure out how to turn off their blinkers. …

Atlantic Ocean

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

Bodyweight Exercise

Why cutting the corporate tax rate won't help American workers

A massive tax cut for wealthy corporations probably sounds like the polar opposite of pro-worker populism. But President Trump is hoping he can …

AMAZING PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE Chocolate Cake

INGREDIENTS<p>2 cups sugar<br>• 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa<br>• 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder<br>• 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 2 …

Dessert

The Dirty Dozen: Why 12-Cylinder Engines Remain Magical

While the dominance of the V-12 may be diminishing, it rightfully remains at the heart of many luxury marques.<p>Is the 12-cylinder engine dead? When …

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

Sea lice are disrupting the world's salmon industry

Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe.<p>A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables.<p>Meanwhile, wholesale prices of …

Inside the Surreal World of Playboy’s Centrefolds

Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page featured in Playboy’s iconic centrefold, but as a new book demonstrates, modern attitudes towards it are more …

This map shows you around the Game of Thrones universe

Six seasons in and I’m still not great with the names of characters and places in the <i>Game of Thrones</i> universe. That makes me a horrible companion to binge-watch the show with: I’m constantly badgering my mates with questions like, “Who’s Arya mad at again?” and, “Is Dorne anywhere near where the …

TV Series

The Best Men's Tennis Shoes 2017

The best tennis shoes are sort of a moving target. Whether you’re Serena Williams or a retiree playing the sport for the first time the right shoes …

A Ferrari 308 GTSi Is Terrible To Drive Today But That Doesn't Matter

I climbed into the 1980 Ferrari 308’s tight-slipper cockpit with no expectations. Ferrari or not, this car came out at the end of the Malaise Era. …

These super cool pictures show Frank Sinatra at his best in 1960s Miami

Back when ‘Florida Man’ meant something different<p>In 1964 and 1965, an aging Frank Sinatra allowed <i>Life</i> photographer John Dominis to tag along during …

Frank Sinatra

12 Fish You Should Never Eat—And What To Eat Instead

This dirty dozen list is made up of the least sustainable, or even toxic, species.<p>It was not long ago that Americans rarely thought about where their …

Sustainability

The 10 Best Speakeasy Bars In New York City

<b>Apotheke</b><p>Marked by a chemist sign outside the door, the chemist theme runs throughout the bar. Apotheke has over two hundred cocktails that are …

The ultimate ranking of pasta shapes

Pasta. It’s one of the simplest and quickest things to whip up, but if done well, can be one of the most delicious and comforting meals in the …

Italian Food

Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

When Daniel and Elizabeth married in 1993, they found it was easy enough to choose a ring for her, but there were far fewer choices for him. Daniel, then a 27-year-old who worked in information technology, decided to design one himself, requesting that tiny stones be placed in a gold band, like …

Robocalls Flooding Your Cellphone? Here’s How to Stop Them

An unfamiliar number appears on your cellphone. It’s from your area code, so you answer it, thinking it might be important.<p>There is an unnatural pause after you say hello, and what follows is a recording telling you how you can reduce your credit card interest rates or electric bill or prescription …