How to Have Sex in a Car and Actually Enjoy It

When you’re in the mood and in the car, here’s how to make the most of it. By Carrie Weisman People have been having sex in cars since the first model T came off the production line. Granted, in pop culture, it’s mostly kids driving off to find some alone time. But car sex is especially handy for another group: parents. Moms and dads spend a gazillion hours in their vehicles driving, dropping off, and sitting and waiting for their kids to finish music lessons, tutoring sessions, practices, and playdates. So why not take advantage of it when you can? The car presents an opportune … Continue reading How to Have Sex in a Car and Actually Enjoy It

How to Deal with People Who Think They Don’t Need You

image edited by F. Kaskais When people think they can do it all themselves, new research shows what to do. by Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. You might work for, or be close to, someone you think has a “God Complex.” Even though you agree to share the effort in an important task, you find that this person just takes over and completes it without waiting for you. Is this just a simple case of narcissism? The picture doesn’t seem quite that simple, because the person is generally quite congenial and doesn’t go to great lengths to achieve recognition or self-aggrandizement. Maybe, instead, … Continue reading How to Deal with People Who Think They Don’t Need You

Buddhism and self-deception

The Golden Rock at Shwe Pyi Daw, Kyaiktiyo, Burma (now Myanmar), in 1978. According to legend, the rock is balanced on a strand of Buddha’s hair. Photo by Hiroji Kubota/Magnum How can I logically manage to deceive myself? Buddhist thought offers a way out of the philosophical paradox by Katie Javanaud is a DPhil candidate in the faculty of theology and religion at Keble College at the University of Oxford. She is interested in Buddhist metaphysics and Buddhist ethics (theory and application). Edited by Sam Dresser Self-deception seems inescapably paradoxical. For the self to be both the subject and the object of deceit, one … Continue reading Buddhism and self-deception