VERA LAIR/STOCKSY BYJULIA GUERRA Solo sex isn’t talked about enough for a number of reasons — some of them valid, some of them ridiculous. Not everyone is comfortable discussing masturbation, and that’s OK, but many people grow up thinking that exploring their sexuality in this way is some form of taboo, and that’s not OK. There is absolutely no shame in finding what feels good, or loving on yourself if that’s what you’re into. In fact, some experts would argue that masturbation counts as meditation, something to practice not just with the intention to climax, but also with the resolution to relax and get … Continue reading Here’s Why Masturbation Counts As Meditation, Even If You Don’t Climax, According To Experts
Dali Lives, an experience that uses artificial intelligence to create an uncanny version of Salvador Dali, opens a the Dali Museum in April. Courtesy of Paradise Public Relations. Want to hear all about Dalí’s work from the artist himself? “Dalí Lives,” an experience that uses artificial intelligence to create an uncanny version of Salvador Dalí, opens a the Dalí Museum in April. By Maggie Duffy ST. PETERSBURG — Things will get even more surreal at the Dalí Museum in April, when the “Dalí Lives” experience opens featuring an artificial intelligence version of Salvador Dalí himself. Dalí died in 1989. But the … Continue reading He’s back: Dalí Museum resurrects Salvador Dalí through artificial intelligence
The perception of cold begins when nerves in the skin send impulses to the brain about skin temperature. Viewminder/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND by Duncan Mitchell, Andrea Fuller, Shane Maloney When HMS Beagle docked at the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego, Charles Darwin remarked on the capacity of the locals to deal with cold: A woman, who was suckling a recently born child, came one day alongside the vessel and remained there out of mere curiosity, whilst the sleet fell and thawed on her naked bosom, and on the skin of her naked baby. Japanese pearl divers dive for long periods in cold water without the comfort … Continue reading Health Check: why do some people feel the cold more than others?
‘She wouldn‘t have gone for a better game, she would have gone for a different game, and therefore there’s no failure on my part’ by Madeleine Holden Sarah, a 19-year-old student in London, is telling me about a time she cheated on her boyfriend with another woman. “It was a drunken night out when I was younger, and the girl was someone I’d liked for a while despite having a long-term boyfriend,” she says, adding that cheating was “not her proudest moment.” In the cold light of day, the guilt set in and she decided she needed to come clean, … Continue reading WHY DO MEN CARE LESS WHEN THEIR GIRLFRIENDS CHEAT WITH WOMEN?
Quantum mechanics rescued our understanding of past and future from the black hole. BY ANDREW TURNER & ALEX TINGUELY An Introduction to the Black Hole Institute Fittingly, the Black Hole Initiative (BHI) was founded 100 years after Karl Schwarzschild solved Einstein’s equations for general relativity—a solution that described a black hole decades before the first astronomical evidence that they exist. As exotic structures of spacetime, black holes continue to fascinate astronomers, physicists, mathematicians, philosophers, and the general public, following on a century of research into their mysterious nature. The mission of the BHI is interdisciplinary and, to that end, we … Continue reading How Black Holes Nearly Ruined Time
Going to Work (1943) by L S Lowry. Photo courtesy and © The Imperial War Museum, London Don’t throw in the day job to follow your dream. Join the bifurcators who juggle work-for-pay and their work-for-love by Thomas Maloney is the British author of the novels The Sacred Combe (2016) and Learning to Die (2018). He lives in Oxfordshire. Edited by Sally Davies I’m not doing a very good job of following my dreams. When I was 16, I wanted to be a writer. I really, really wanted it. It felt tantalisingly, exhilaratingly possible that I might just connect the means – for me, the English language – … Continue reading The creed of compromise
Though parents mourning the death of a child experience classic psychological, biological, and social grief responses, there are unique challenges. By Joshua A. Krisch The death of a child may be considered the worst trauma that any human can experience. Though it’s not a terribly common experience in the United States—about 10,000 children between the ages of 1 and 14 died in 2016—the horrific potential for childhood mortality looms large. While reassuring, the numbers also make plain why this one specific type of loss is so feared, so painful, and so stigmatized. “The death of a child is considered the single worst stressor … Continue reading What The Death Of A Child Does To Parents, Psychologically And Biologically
Janusz Korczak met childhood needs, fostering belonging and happiness by Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. Co-authored by Mary Tarsha We are bombarded with advertisements and commercials that try to sell us one idea: lasting experiences of joy, happiness and security can be obtained through financial and material gain. Signs for products in every locale, on social media, tantalize with their suggestions that they can satisfy the universal human longings of the heart: a sense of belonging, happiness and love (Maslow, 1969). But many observers have documented that as economic wealth increases in a nation, other types of wealth diminish, specifically social and ecological wealth … Continue reading The Love We Want but Miss
Lawren Lu / Stocksy By Grant Stoddard They could up your gains, for one. The regular consumption of raw and cooked insects is the norm for two billion people with whom we share this little blue marble. In Thailand alone, 20,000farmers raise more than 7,500 tons of crickets annually. While most of the bug-munching goes down in tropical, developing countries, we’d be wrong for leaping to the conclusion that this is due to desperate times calling for desperate measures. In certain parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, insects are thought of as a delicacy. They’re also known to be much less expensive to … Continue reading What Happens to Your Body if You Start Eating Bugs
Ariel Davis for NPR by MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF Over the past three years, I’ve had one major goal in my personal life: To stop being so angry. Anger has been my emotional currency. I grew up in an angry home. Door slamming and phone throwing were basic means of communication. I brought these skills to my 20-year marriage. “Why are you yelling?” my husband would say. “I’m not,” I’d retort. Oh wait. On second thought: “You’re right. I am yelling.” Then three years ago, an earthquake hit our home: We had a baby girl. And all I wanted was the opposite. … Continue reading Got Anger? Try Naming It To Tame It