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Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 15, 2019.

Psychedelics don’t boost risk of mental health problems

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Those who indulge in the grooviest drugs of all, psychedelics, can take solace in knowing that researchers have found no link between the most popular varieties and mental health disorders—despite what that leprechaun with 31 eyebrows may have said the last time you dropped acid.

In a new study, researchers from Norway's University of Science and Technology in Trondheim analyzed...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 13, 2019.

This dystopian film from Hong Kong shows exactly why activism matters

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This September marks the second anniversary of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement, a series of protests in 2014 (some of the most violent in China since Tiananmen Square) led by students demanding universal suffrage for the people of Hong Kong in response to more restrictive electoral procedures. While the movement itself has subsided, its ripple effect can be seen in the film Ten Years, which

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 12, 2019.

How many calories are in your beer? Take our quiz and find out!

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Beer may be empty calories, but do you know how many? In the not-too-distant future, we may get a reminder on every bottle. In Europe, top beer makers including Heineken and Carlsberg have just agreed to start putting nutrition labels on their products—and experts predict the trend...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 12, 2019.

What is listeria? And why is it attacking ice cream?

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Earlier this week Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, an award-winning artisanal ice cream company (because, yes, you can win awards for ice cream), announced that it would be destroying more than 535,000 pounds of the cold treat after its products tested positive for listeria.

The news came after Blue Bell ice cream recently recalled products due to listeria contamination that led to the deaths of...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 12, 2019.

You won't make it through this clip of elderly people talking about loneliness without crying

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A few weeks ago a co-worker suggested I try living alone, claiming it allows you to understand yourself on a deeper level. I immediately wrote it off because I’m not trying to pay that kind of rent in New York City. But then it hit me—most women in my family never lived alone. Not until they were forced to.

These great aunts and grandmothers grew up in their family home and then moved into...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 12, 2019.

Our Vladimir Putin workout playlist is the ultimate soundtrack to getting swole

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Earlier this month, President Obama released his 2016 Summer Playlist, consisting of the songs he’s been jamming out to—another way to connect with younger, hipper voters, no doubt. But unlike Obama's other attempts to make nice with millennials, like appearing on Between Two Ferns and acting out a Buzzfeed listicle, the playlists gave us a much better insight into the man and his artistic...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 12, 2019.

Women laughing alone with frozen dinners

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Lean Cuisine is getting a makeover. After years of declining sales, Nestle's rhyming frozen diet brand will soon try to convince women everywhere that its products are not about weight loss, per se, and more about “healthy eating and healthy lifestyles,” according to Jeff Hamilton, president of Nestle's prepared food division. They'll have what Kashi and Lululemon are having, please.

What's...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 11, 2019.

Why was Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan detained at a U.S. airport? Take a wild guess

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Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most iconic actors in the world. Ever. The Bollywood star has had a sterling career for well over two decades, endless brand endorsement deals, and according to a 2011 survey more people know him than Tom Cruise. Apparently that’s not enough to save him from being detained at a U.S. airport.

Late last night, upon arriving at Los Angeles International Airport,...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 10, 2019.

How do you make a baby from three parents? Like this.

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The U.K. just became the first country to legalize three-parent babies.  That's right, three-parent babies. Made when a man and two women who really like each other—wait, what?

The House of Commons approved the law earlier this month and tonight the House of Lords voted similarly (280 to 48), allowing fertility clinics to apply for a special license to use a particular technique. But how are...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 09, 2019.

This weed spray won’t get you high, but it’ll do something even better

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Welcome back to Weed Needs, in which we review new and dope products coming out of the cannabis industry!

If you’re like me, in that you have terrible posture, have had a couple close calls with carpal tunnel (damn you, piano lessons), wear shoes that aren’t comfortable but are cute as all hell, and sit at a computer pretty much all day except for the times that you’re lying down at a...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 09, 2019.

So you're hungover. Here's what not to do.

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You wake up. You're exhausted, but your attempts to fall back asleep are in vain. You’re wearing the same outfit you wore last night. Correction: You’re wearing the same shirt and socks you wore last night, but your pants are splayed across the floor, inside out.

Face it: You drank too much, and now...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 08, 2019.

Feeling moody? You could have cyclothymia

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Anyone who's ever suffered from mood swings knows how disruptive they can be. One minute you're going about your day, lively and productive—the next, your mom says that thing to you again and you’ve fallen into a pit of melancholy so intense, it makes Morrissey look positively sanguine.

But after a friend of a friend was diagnosed with a mood disorder called cyclothymia, a mild form of...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 08, 2019.

This woman challenged Twitter to find a more 'iconic duo' than Kylie and Kendall. Boy did Twitter deliver.

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Every once in awhile, the Twitter goddesses bless us with a thread so perfect that it actually makes us remember why we’re on the dang platform to begin with. We’ve seen "The Indecisive Perfect Guy," "The White Privilege Thread," and the "Black People responding to Donald Trump's Obama Birther Comments" thread. We've seen, “She doesn’t have the range,” “Kardashian family meeting on TSwift...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 08, 2019.

Selena Gomez Probably Should Have Listened to Her Mom Before Doing That Woody Allen Movie

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The growing list of celebrities who have expressed regret about appearing in Woody Allen’s movies has found its latest star. Or, rather, mother of a star. Welcome, Selena Gomez’s mom!

Gomez is appearing in Allen’s next movie, A Rainy Day In New York. Last night, her mother, Mandy Teefy, responded to a comment on an Instagram post of hers, asking Teefy to “make selena write an apology about the...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 07, 2019.

Your ultimate K-pop summer jam playlist

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Yesterday, a couple of travel-blogging bros uploaded a music video for a song they wrote while enjoying their stay in North Korea. The song manages to celebrate the notoriously oppressive country in pursuit of “positivity,” which of course comes at the discarding of the not so positive truth that North Korea has some of the worst human rights abuses today.

Well, this got me thinking that this...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 06, 2019.

Unemployment might actually morph your personality

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For some folks, unemployment—or funemployment—is a great time to organize your life, pick up some long-lost hobbies, and get yourself back on your feet. But as time goes on, joblessness may bring about personality changes that make it harder to get back in the workforce, according to research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

In the study, researchers at the University of...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 05, 2019.

Laverne Cox used her Grammy moment to highlight this important trans rights case

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Today, Lady Gaga and Metallica came together to give us a technical difficulty-riddled and all-around strange performance at the Grammys, but before that happened, Laverne Cox took the opportunity to give a very important shoutout to Gavin Grimm, the 17-year-old boy who was barred from using the men’s bathroom at his high school because he’s transgender.

Despite initially receiving support...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 02, 2019.

Can you guess where people feel the least spiritual?

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Do you consider yourself a religious or spiritual person? Sure, you probably feel pretty spiritual when you’re attending some type of service or meditating or walking or doing whatever spirituality-related activities that you do. But what about when you’re doing dishes? Or looking through cute baby red panda listicles? Or at work?

Even if you do fancy yourself a spiritual soul, you probably...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jul 02, 2019.

Quiz: Would you have been 'sexually adventurous' in 1974?

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Anyone who’s seen American Hustle knows the 1970s were a pretty sexy time. Alex Comfort’s 1972 book The Joy of Sex hovered near the top of The New York Times bestseller list for over 70 weeks. Deep Throat became the first pornographic movie to breakthrough to mainstream...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Jun 30, 2019.

Hoda Kotb Officially Replaces Sexual Predator on Today

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NBC has kicked off 2018 with a pretty big announcement: Hoda Kotb has officially replaced Matt Lauer, ousted over alleged sexual misconduct, assault and abuse, as co-host of the Today show. It’s the first time two women have led the show in its over 65-year history.

Kotb had temporarily stepped in to co-host with Savannah Guthrie since Lauer’s late November firing, but now it’s permanent....

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