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Bye Bye, WhatsApp: Germans Switch To Threema For Privacy Reasons

Swiss startup Threema probably didn’t expect this. In 24 hours, the startup has <i>doubled</i> its user base, according to Süddeutsche. It is now sitting at the top of the paid App Store chart in Germany. Interestingly, Threema’s key feature is its true end-to-end encryption — German users probably don’t …

New Supermaterial Carbyne is the World's Strongest Material, Beats Out Graphene and Diamond

<i>Carbyne could be stronger that Graphene (pictured above). (cc) AlexanderAlUS/CORE Materials</i><p>A new research paper published on Arxiv describes in …

18 Reasons Why Women Are The Best

Seriously, they are the absolute best thing in the universe.

This Is What Teenage Girls Were Taught About Masturbation In 1918

Raise your hand if you're suddenly really happy you weren't born in 1900.<p>As the reproductive system awakens to activity it naturally attracts the attention of the girl, and an effort should be made to call her thoughts to other themes.<p>As I have said before, the reading of sensational love stories …

Why Is Everyone Getting Naked? Rashida Jones on the Pornification of Everything

<b>So making your private parts public is now cool—and expected? Actress and writer Rashida Jones did not get that memo.</b><p>This fall I was hanging out with my sisters, catching up on pop-culture stuff. We watched some music videos, looked at a few Instagram accounts, and checked out blogs. And amid the …

This Sexual Harassment PSA Shows You What Egyptian Women Live With Every Day

Sexual harassment is a growing problem in Egypt. Now, the U.N. is trying to show men what it feels like to walk...like a woman in Egypt.<p>Ahmed Bashkay doesn't know why he harasses women – almost daily – when they walk by his parent's home in downtown Cairo.<p>"It's something to do. Everybody does it," …

I Just Read Three Horrifying News Stories About Rape, Which I'd Like You to Read, Too, Because I Don't Want This Kind of World

First, I read the <b>utterly insane</b> overturned conviction in Italy of a charge against a 60-year-old man for having sex with a minor after he was caught having sex with an 11-year-old girl because -- and I quote, THIS IS A QUOTE -- the high court ruled that there was "the existence of an amorous …

Afghani domestic violence against women rises

Setara, who had her nose and lips chopped off and was repeatedly stabbed, is an example of the increasing number of Afghani women who face domestic violence.<p>The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said that in 2013 they saw a 26% increase in report from women saying they had been …

11 Quotes Said To Sexual Assault Survivors By Their Family Members

From Grace Brown’s Project Unbreakable, an online series featuring survivors telling their stories through photographs.<p>*This post originally contained 12 images.*

Breast ironing in Cameroon: empowering girls to speak out

Elizabeth Mbu kept her secret for 16 years. Aged 11, her mother kneaded her naked, developing breasts with a hot stone twice a week to stop them growing. "Each time I cried as it was really painful," she says. "I didn't understand what was going on, but it was very difficult to speak about." Her …

Exercise tips for weight loss

If your waistline is groaning from the excesses of Christmas and you want to kick-start a fitness routine that lasts well beyond the winter months, …

Feel Good Fashion: Parisian Chic Style of Portland Fashion Designer Michelle Decourcy

Portland has plenty of interesting fashion looks and creative self-expressions seen everyday throughout the city in different neighborhoods.<p>Yes, people living out different lifestyles, mixing and matching what appeals to their own personal taste, and I appreciate the vibrant array of self-directed …

16 Universally Frustrating Food Situations

Food is great, but it is by no means perfect. Sometimes we just want it to cheer us up, sometimes to fill our bellies, other times to experience an extreme, wonderful flavor, but sometimes food just doesn't cooperate. Here is a list of the most frustrating food situations you can find yourself …

Creamy Mushroom Pasta Penne

<i>Now we know this recipe calls for a splash of white whine, but it can be easily adapted for a dry January option or kid-friendly alternative. Using</i> …

Beauty how to: a modern french manicure

Master the everyday nail look, as inspired by Theyskens' Theory spring/summer 2014 show<p>BY <b>Sonia Haria</b> | 12 January 2014<p>Originating in the 1970s, the French manicure ticked all the boxes for a neutral nail colour with a little something extra - but nowadays it can look very dated. For spring/summer …

Spinach, ricotta & chicken traybake

This healthy chicken dinner comes with roasted peppers, courgettes, onions and tomatoes - four of your recommended 5-a-day<p>Ingredients<p>3 x bags baby …

Kate Moss: her most stylish moments

There are so many great Kate moments, but I don't think she has ever looked sexier than she did at the opening of the Mario Testino exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in January 2002. As always with Kate, it's not really about the dress, it's about her. It's about a woman to whom having …

Classic banana bread

This delicious banana cake with zesty orange and crunchy nuts and seeds is healthy too so makes a great breakfast or afternoon snack<p>This cake is healthy but fabulous. Doves Farm organic malthouse bread flour is available from Sainsbury's at £1.39 for 1kg. Waitrose sells organic malted-grain bread …

How to Reheat Leftovers, from Pizza to Pasta to Eggs

Our ultimate guide to reheating leftovers like pizza, rice, chicken, steak, pasta, pancakes, eggs, fish, vegetables, muffins, coffee, tea, pie, and risotto<p>Yesterday, Gawker's <b>Tom Scocca</b> admitted that he had been reheating pizza wrong his entire life. Rather than warming it up in a toaster oven, …

28 New Decorating Secrets the Pros Swear By

Throw the old rulebook out the window.<p>You know those people who seem to have great taste without even trying? You're about to be one of them. Here, top designers share the best insider tips and tricks in the business.