When something goes really wrong in someone’s life, it’s common to reassure them with the old adage “Time heals all wounds”. And now, science has pegged that period of time in which almost all wounds are healed to about two years. Stop yer cryin.
Coffee has its drawbacks, but it’s also got quite a few benefits. One recently discovered benefit is that apparently people who drink a moderate amount of coffee each day can reduce their risk of depression and suicide by 50%.
There are lots of things in life you can be addicted to— cigarettes, alcohol, crack, gambling— but according to a new study, sex is not one of those, despite many people who claim otherwise.
How free-to-play game developers use every psychological trick in the book to empty your bank account
To call companies like King, the creator of Candy Crush Saga and Zynga “game companies” is misleading, because they’re not making games, they’re making money. They take simple game ideas and use a whole book full of psychological trickery and fuckery to get you to fork out money bit by bit. Want more power-ups? Want to get to the next level? Want your crops to grow faster or your buildings to finish quicker? Money money money. These companies aren’t “game companies” as much as they’re dealers of digital crack and they know it, but they could care less.
Leather, whips, chains, ball gags and other kinds of kink… it may seem odd to some, but a new study has found that those who enjoy the pleasurable pain are better adjusted, have higher self-esteem and are generally happier and calmer than those who are happy with just vanilla sex.
Porn star and fellatio expert Stoya confronts the question she’s asked most often, the question on giving the perfect blow job. This is a good read for both those who like to give blow jobs, receive blow jobs or anyone who’s just a fan of sex. Or Stoya.
In addition to funding space exploration and the possibility of American high speed rail, the Obama administration has the frontier of the human brain as part of its new scientific initiative. The administration promised funding for a 10 year program to thoroughly map the human brain, so Obama will be able to methodically convert everyone to radical atheist Muslim Communists.
The emoticon has been around in some form since the early days of the world wide web, and there’s no shortage of emoticons out there. For the web and for mobile phones, there are thousands of emoticon apps to use in your everyday chatting. But Facebook thinks they, along with Pixar illustrator Matt Jones and a little bit of Charles Darwin, think they can take emoticons to the next level.
For nearly all of human existence, people have debated whether we’re inherently good, corrupted by society and peers or whether we’re inherently bad, with society and law keeping our evil urges in check. With the help of babies, science might have discovered the answer to this age old question.
This has been passed around the internet quite a lot over the weekend, and for good reason. In the aftermath of one of the most shocking mass shootings America has ever faced, this is a beautiful, poignant and informative essay by Liza Long (not actually Adam Lanza’s mother), who is the mom of a son struggling with violent mental illness.
Even though each person is different, everyone’s minds and circumstances and lives are different, Liza Long’s story is a good place to begin if you’re looking to try and understand. Also yes, I’m just going to keep posting cute kitten pictures every time I post something about the Sandy Hook shootings.