What’s So Funny? The Science of Why We Laugh

Comedian Hannah Gadsby. Credit: Scott Campbell Getty Images Psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers are trying to understand humor By Giovanni Sabato IN BRIEF Researchers do not fully understand which aspects of a joke or situation make it seem funny. Various theories have posited that people find amusement in the misfortunes of others, in expressions of otherwise forbidden emotions, in juxtaposition of incompatible concepts and in realizing that certain expectations have been violated. One scheme weaves several hypotheses together: it holds that humor results when a person simultaneously recognizes both that a norm has been breached and that the breach is benign. Laughter may have … Continue reading What’s So Funny? The Science of Why We Laugh

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PROSTATE PLAY (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK)

by Quinn Myers ‘It’s called the male G-spot for a reason. Regular orgasms are nothing compared to a prostate orgasm.‘ Reddit user methadone_cyclone has been putting an egg in his ass since he was a teenager. Now 22 years old and a junior in college, he’s got it down (or, I should say, up). Of course, there were a few scary moments along the way. His preferred sex toy’s ovoid shape makes it easy to get stuck. “If I do sense it getting kind of deep, I know to push it down to the safe zone without pooping it all … Continue reading EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PROSTATE PLAY (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK)

HOW TO HANDLE THE NIGHTMARE OF TRAVELING WITH KIDS

by Brian VanHooker Advice from a kids-carpool-driving child psychologist, a race car driver and others When you’re a dad, parenting questions often come up that you struggle to find an answer to. Since other parents are the worst and Google will send you down a rabbit hole of paralyzing, paranoid terror, we’re here to help by putting those questions to the experts. This is “Basic Dad,” an advice column for dads who feel stupid about asking for basic advice. THE VERY BASIC CONCERN I’ve managed to put it off for almost two full years now. Sure, I’ve travelled a few … Continue reading HOW TO HANDLE THE NIGHTMARE OF TRAVELING WITH KIDS

This Vibrator Has Given Me Approximately 1,000 Orgasms

Jon Premosch No fake orgasms here, only endless real ones. by Lara Parker Hi there, my name is Lara, and I love to orgasm. I mean, who doesn’t? I’m not sure, but for the record — I do! Unfortunately, I have a few lil vagina problems that can make orgasming difficult for me. Therefore, I am extra picky when it comes to vibrators. I have endometriosis, vaginismus, and other pelvic floor conditions that can make arousal and climax relatively painful for me. And also, it can just be kinda tricky to get all the way OFF, you know what I … Continue reading This Vibrator Has Given Me Approximately 1,000 Orgasms

PENIS SIZE? IT’S NOT LENGTH THAT MATTERS. IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT GIRTH

by Tracy Moore Here’s a gentleman’s guide to letting her know when you’re packing particularly good width “Some men have hair transplants or belly tucks,” 38-year-old mechanic William O’Connor told The Guardianlast year about his decision to surgically increase his penis’ girth by two inches. “I wanted a truncheon in my pants. My whole life I’ve enjoyed impressing women; this was just an extension of that. You could call it a gentlemanly thing to do.” It might very well be a gentlemanly, if unnecessary, thing to do, but is there a gentlemanly way to let a woman know you’ve got a truncheon in your pants? And in … Continue reading PENIS SIZE? IT’S NOT LENGTH THAT MATTERS. IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT GIRTH

Parrot ‘Goes to Jail’ After Warning Drug Dealers About a Police Raid

A parrot was seized by police after it tipped its owners about a drug raid. (Photo Credit: Programas Meio Norte/YouTube) BY GENEVIEVE SCARANO A green parrot was recently “arrested” after police raided a drug den run by a local couple in northern Brazil. According to Brazilian press reports, the “obedient” parrot was taught to alert crack dealers to police operations taking place in Vila Irmã Dulce, Brazil. If there were law enforcement officials nearby, the bird would shout “Mum, the police!” in Portuguese to its owners, The Guardian noted. The parrot, which didn’t have a name, was taken into custody following the incident. When the … Continue reading Parrot ‘Goes to Jail’ After Warning Drug Dealers About a Police Raid