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Gay marriage arguments at the Supreme Court: equality, liberty, sex discrimination, political power.

When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the landmark same-sex marriage case Tuesday, there shouldn’t be much suspense about the outcome. To …

LGBTQI

4 myths about the gender pay gap

Recently released earnings data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) indicated a gender pay gap as high as 45% among managers. Yet basic …

Gender

What Plato tells us about your moral choices

I recently wrote a book that dusted off the ancient figure of Plato and had him partake in contemporary dialogues on the kinds of questions he first …

Morality

ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed | A Cheat Sheet For Beginners

One of the first things you must learn as a new photographer is the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Known as the “exposure …

Shutter Speed

How To Take Headshots

At a recent Google+ photography conference Peter Hurley provided more great tips on how to take headshots. When his presentation, The Art of The …

Can Biogen beat the memory thief?

<i>Above illustration by Sinelab</i><p>Even before Jeffrey Sevigny stepped to the podium, it was clear that something momentous had occurred in the world of …

LOOK! Stunning Picture Of Calbuco Volcano Erupting In Chile

The Cabulco volcano in southern Chile erupted on Wednesday spewing a huge cloud of ash into the sky.<p>Authorities issued evacuation orders for about 1,500 people. But, the AP reports, luckily the area is otherwise sparsely populated.<p>With that, here is a stunning photograph of the eruption:

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

The 7 smartest, classiest porn sites

<b>Scene still from "Hysterical Literature"</b><p>Smut doesn’t have to be so boring and conventional. Sites like Hysterical Literature prove it can even be artistic<p>Jill Hamilton<p>April 13, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>According to Rule 34, if it exists, there's a porn for it. …

Mick Fleetwood on “Rumours”-era excess: “I’m damn lucky I never killed anyone!”

<b>Mick Fleetwood (AP/Chris Pizzello)</b><p>EXCLUSIVE: Fleetwood Mac drummer tells Salon new “Rumours” stories, reflects on Stevie Nicks affair, shares regrets<p>David Daley<p>November 8, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>The Mick Fleetwood pictured on the back of his new memoir, "Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac," looks …

The new atheist commandments: Science, philosophy and principles to replace religion

<b>Charlton Heston as Moses in "The Ten Commandments"</b><p>Atheism need not be reactionary — it can offer constructive rules to live by. Stand back, Moses: Here’s our shot<p>Lex Bayer • John Figdor<p>November 9, 2014 4:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart”<p><i>"Begin at the beginning,” the King said,</i> …

The global battle for the ultimate luxury hotel chain

<b>1. The Sanctuary</b><br>Nestled away on Phuket’s west coast in Thailand sits the Amanpuri Resort. Ringed by a lush jungle on one side and magnificent views …

13 Ways to Improve Digestion Naturally

Tips for re-booting your broken digestive system and achieving overall better health.<p>The most common problem I see preventing people from achieving optimal health is a broken digestive system. This occurs for a variety of reasons—from overuse of antibiotics, to stress, excess alcohol and infection. …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Going From Boys to Men With Our Fathers

As Father's Day approaches, I think about my father. As boys, our first relationship with a man is with our fathers. This is especially important for gay males, since our adult love relationships will be with other men.<p>I wrote a chapter on our relationships with our fathers and how they affect our …

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Shutter Speed

How Arianna Huffington Sleeps Her Way to Success

Arianna Huffington wants to revolutionize how women create a successful life. First step? More z's.<p>Last year, Arianna Huffington gave her friends unorthodox Christmas presents: alarm clocks. Rather than passing comment on anyone's punctuality, the media entrepreneur sought to nudge them toward …

French Film in 2013 Was Even Sexier, and Smarter, Than Usual

Movies like Blue Is the Warmest Color, Bastards, and Violette didn't just depict lots of sex—they used it to ask tough questions about class, desire, and politics.<p>Long before the ladies of this year’s acclaimed and controversial <i>Blue</i> <i>Is the Warmest Color</i> kissed, spanked and moaned their way to …

Why Yasukuni Is Different From Auschwitz

In symbolism, it's worse.<p>Last night I was so amazed/regusted by news that Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, had visited the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo that I batted out a quick item that used the wrong analogy. In the item I said:<p>For a Japanese leader to visit Yasukuni, in the midst of tensions …

Why Some People Respond to Stress by Falling Asleep

Fight or flight, or sleep<p>Last month, my wife and I found ourselves in a disagreement about whether or not our apartment was clean enough for guests—the type of medium-sized disagreement that likely plagues all close relationships. In the midst of it, there was a lull and, feeling exhausted all of a …

Essentials: The Outdoor Photographer

<i>Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could</i> …

Is There Life after Photoshop?

Perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of photography over the last month of so, has been Adobe’s decision to move its Creative Suite software …

How to Use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

In this video tutorial Trevor Dayley gives a few quick and helpful tips on using the Adjustment brush in Lightroom. If you’re new to Lightroom this …

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review

It's been six months since Lenovo launched the ThinkPad Helix at CES, but during that time we've never really stopped talking about it. Every time we've reviewed a comparable product -- a small-ish PC that could be used in some sort of tablet mode -- we've returned to the Helix as a beacon of what …

Five Tips for First Time DSLR Owners

Canon Rebel with Canon 50mm F/1.8 on the left and Canon 5D with Sigma 85mm F/1.4 on the right<p><i>FACT:</i> A DSLR will not get you better pictures, knowledge …

15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography

15 tips for successful fireworks photography: what camera settings to use, what equipment do you need, how to set up and get the most colorful …

How to Improve the Balance of your Photos by Paying Attention to the Corners

Balance is a very important aspect in photography. If you are aiming to create a balanced photo, then there is one key that is often overlooked. The …