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Nude selfies: are they now art?

Lockdown has triggered a boom in the exchange of intimate shots – and now a new book called Sending Nudes is celebrating the pleasures and perils of baring all to the cameraHave you ever sent a nude selfie? The question draws a thick red line between generations, throwing one side into a panic while the other just laughs. And yet, as far back as 2009, that fount of moral wisdom, Kanye West, was advising how to stay safe. “When you take the picture cut off your face / And cover up the tattoo by t...
Tags: Books, Photography, UK, Sex, Relationships, Poetry, Women, Social Media, Life and style, Kanye West, Dating, Culture, Men, Short Stories, Online Dating, Jamie Foxx


Glen Ivy Hot Springs Reopens on Feb. 24 with Live & Virtual Wellness Experiences!! Book It Now!

Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Southern California’s leading wellness destination, is thrilled to reopen its doors and offer live and virtual wellness experiences for guests to prioritize self-care. Open daily, Glen Ivy Hot Springs offers spa packages to experience a day of relaxation and transformative spa services. Starting February 24, Glen Ivy Hot Springs is launching […] The post Glen Ivy Hot Springs Reopens on Feb. 24 with Live & Virtual Wellness Experiences!! Book It Now! first appeared on LA-St...
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The 10 best places to buy men's athleisure, and the best pieces we've tried

The best athleisure brands are saving people from wearing the same boring sweatpants every day. With pieces from our favorite brands, you can be comfortable and presentable at the same time. Brands like Nike, Twillory, Vuori, Uniqlo, Public Rec, and Everlane are among our favorites. Over the past few years, athleisure has been one of the quickest growing categories in clothing, but now it's more popular than ever - and for good reason. Drawing cues from true performance athletic wear and cozier...
Tags: Reviews, Style, Fitness, California, Trends, Nike, Adidas, Features, Buying Guide, Kickstarter, Jp Morgan, Men, Men's Fashion, Athleisure, Uniqlo, Oliver


The 7 best flip flops for men and women

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Flip flops are the perfect summer shoe, but they have a reputation for being flimsy and plasticky.The following options are comfortable and stylish enough to wear with casual outfits.Whether you're shopping for men's or women's sizing, these are the best flip flop styles out there.As far as shoes go, flip flops tend to get a bad wrap. While other shoes can be dressed ...
Tags: Reviews, Navy, Women, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Women's Shoes, Men, Old Navy, Footwear, Don, Flip Flop, Sanuk, Hari Mari, TKEES, Style Guides


‘I had no idea about the hidden labour’: has the pandemic changed fatherhood for ever?

For the past year, many men have spent more time with their children than ever before. Could it force a permanent change?Primary school spelling tests ringed by coffee stains; office printouts splashed with paint from GCSE art projects; laptops running out of puff in the middle of Zoomed-in geography lessons; and everyone in the family, from the mildest of adults to the sweetest of children, arguing with the fury of stockbrokers over their fair share of the wifi bandwidth. By shutting schools, b...
Tags: Family, Children, Women, Life and style, Society, Work & careers, Employee Benefits, Men, Parents and parenting, Birmingham, Maternity & paternity rights, Guardian Careers, Gcse, Sarah Forbes, Coronavirus, Office for National Statistics Meanwhile


Exercise can help prevent cancers, new research finds

Obesity could soon overtake smoking as the main preventable cancer riskTaking regular exercise is going to become increasingly important in helping to prevent cancers as the UK emerges from lockdown, say scientists.Since the pandemic began a year ago, growing numbers of people have reported gaining weight after cutting down on physical activity while others say they have been eating more junk food. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Smoking, Obesity, Cancer, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Health & wellbeing, Men, Cancer Research


We tested over a dozen winter parkas for men, and these are the four best

If you live in a place with chilly winters, a parka is a closet must-have.We've tested nearly a dozen of these heavy-duty coats in chilly temperatures. Our favorites come from , Fjällräven, Save the Duck, and L.L.Bean.A parka is a winter essential for much of humankind. Without one, layering enough to stay warm can be a nuisance. But oh, what a sea of decisions: How thick does it need to be? Do you want a hood lined with faux fur? We're still left to ponder pockets, length, and lining. While al...
Tags: Reviews, Winter, Style, Trends, Features, Canada, United States, Buying Guide, Arctic, Men, BMP, Goose, NSF, Canada Goose, Stockholm University, Parka


The 4 best men's winter coats for any winter weather

A great winter coat will keep you warm, dry, and looking good, too.This guide has a variety of coats, but for major warmth, see our guide to the best winter parkas.If you're looking for women's styles, check out our guide to the best winter coats for women.Yes, it's that time of year again when those of us in northern reaches need to prepare to primarily live indoors, and otherwise face the fact that every time we step outside, we require a shield from the cold.But what makes a good winter coat...
Tags: Reviews, Trends, Columbia Sportswear, Buying Guide, Patagonia, Men, Men's Fashion, Goose, Columbia, Winter Coats, Topley, Winter Jacket, Men's Clothing, Style Guides, Amir Ismael, Style (Reviews


Wikipedia at 20: Why it often overlooks stories of women in history

Movements like #MeToo have drawn increased attention to the systemic discrimination facing women in a range of professional fields, from Hollywood and journalism to banking and government. Discrimination is also a problem on user-driven sites like Wikipedia. Wikipedia's 20th birthday is on Jan. 15, 2021 and today it is the thirteenth most popular website worldwide. In December 2020, the online encyclopedia had over 22 billion page views.The volume of traffic on Wikipedia's site – coupled with it...
Tags: Hollywood, Internet, Wikipedia, Women, Siri, History, Feminism, New York Times, Innovation, Men, Jimmy Wales, Alexa, Public Spaces, Wikimedia Foundation, Rochester Institute of Technology, Wikipedia Wikipedia


Sexual harassment claims from "non-stereotypical women" seen as less credible

Sexual harassment is behavior characterized by the making of unwelcome and inappropriate sexual remarks or physical advances.Results of a 2018 survey showed that 81% of women (and 43% of men) had experienced some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime.According to a new study published by the American Psychological Association, women who do not fit female stereotypes for beauty are less likely to be seen as victims of sexual harassment, and if they claim they were harassed, they are less li...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, Relationships, Women, Compassion, Mental Health, Ptsd, Innovation, Fear, Kaiser, Men, Violence, Emotions, University of Washington, American Psychological Association, Sexual Violence


Let’s Talk about New Years Resolutions! Digging into “Clean Eating” Thanks to Café Gratitude!

Resolutions are typical for January. How long any resolution lasts is an entirely different discussion! While it’s easy for me to suggest some for you, many have asked me about MY resolutions! 1) I want to “eat clean”–meaning I want to eat more plant-based meals and snacks. I will be eating less meat and ditching […] The post Let’s Talk about New Years Resolutions! Digging into “Clean Eating” Thanks to Café Gratitude! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Photos, Cooking, Featured, California, Women, Uncategorized, Lifestyle, Events, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Marketing Strategy, Natural, Art and design


Nerves that sense touch may play role in autism

Autism refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. According to the CDC, autism impacts an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States.An October 2020 study suggests that the peripheral nervous system may play a role in autism.The parameters of the study may not show the entire picture —more research is needed in this area. Autism (commonly referred to as ASD, autism spectrum disorder) refers...
Tags: Learning, Biology, Cdc, Environment, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Genetics, United States, Innovation, Men, Illness, Taipei, Senses, National Taiwan University Hospital


The 8 best winter boots for men

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky We considered insulation, tread pattern, lacing systems, and more to find the best winter boots for men.The Columbia Bugaboot Plus IV Omni Cold-Weather Boots are our top pick, thanks to the comfort, support, and amazing insulation properties of these boots.If you're looking for women's sizing, check out our guide to the best winter boots for women.Boots have to provide two qualities to be suitable for use during the winter: insulation and water-resistance. If y...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Fashion, Winter, Minnesota, Trends, Best, Features, Canada, United States, Heritage, Maine, Buying Guide, Men, Gq, 3m


‘Ex Machina’ Director Alex Garland’s New A24 Movie Eyes Jessie Buckley for Lead Role

It’s now been three years since writer/director Alex Garland made Annihilation, a visually stunning, occasionally confounding, and ultimately jaw-dropping piece of science fiction cinema that ended up being my favorite film of 2018. And after diving into television with his Hulu limited series Devs, Garland is finally plotting his return to moviemaking. His enigmatic new film for A24 is eying Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Fargo) and Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) in starring roles, and you can read everyt...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, James Bond, Men, Hulu, A24, Scott Rudin, Ex Machina, Alex-Garland, Kinnear, Buckley, Garland, Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Bill Tanner


Robert Webb: 'The doctor said my heart was about to fail. That got my attention'

Months after emergency surgery saved his life, the comedian is returning with his sitcom Back. He talks about acting with a swollen heart – and why he’s given up booze, cigarettes and TwitterRobert Webb is talking, rather casually, about how he almost died during the making of the much delayed and highly anticipated second season of his sitcom Back. “I went for the cast medical,” he says, “and the GP put his stethoscope on my heart, pulled a face, and said, ‘Interesting. What have you been doing...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Culture, Television & radio, Men, David Mitchell, Webb, Robert Webb, TV Comedy, TwitterRobert Webb


Study shatters the myth that BDSM is linked to early-life trauma

BDSM is a kind of sexual expression and/or practice that refers to three main subcategories: Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/submission, and Sadism/Masochism. It has been widely speculated that many BDSM practitioners or people who enjoy the BDSM lifestyle are drawn to it because of sexual trauma they experienced in the past. This 2020 study claims that BDSM practitioners deserve perception as normal sexual practice free from stigmatization rather than deviant behavior.BDSM is a kind of sexual exp...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Sex, Relationships, Women, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Ptsd, Innovation, Men, Emotions, Mind, Bdsm, Self, Fetzer Institute


The 8 best shaving kits for all of your grooming needs - including kits with safety razors and multi-blade razors

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Shutterstock Shaving kits streamline the buying process, making setting up a new shaving regimen a one-click situation. Grooming experts agree that whichever kit you choose, it's the shaving process and kit maintenance that ensures a smooth shave. Our picks for the best men's shaving kits offer both safety razor and multi-blade razor options from brands like Harry's, The Art of Shaving, and Bevel.W...
Tags: Reviews, Trends, Features, Men, Shaving, Harry, Razor, Taylor, Grooming, Skincare, Dollar Shave Club, Bevel, Jon, Duenas, Men's Grooming, Newport Beach CA


Looking for a Gift or Stocking Stuffers? Here’s a Few Worth Checking Out!

  Last-Minute Gifts and/Or  Stocking Stuffer Ideas We’re all in a race to the holiday finish line and if you’re having trouble finding the perfect gift or a stocking stuffer, we have a few ideas that may suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for something a little sweet, to get your sweat on, or fun […] The post Looking for a Gift or Stocking Stuffers? Here’s a Few Worth Checking Out! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Featured, Celebrity, Women, Christmas, Lifestyle, Holiday, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Marketing Strategy, Art and design, Viral, Innovation, Life Lessons


Kicking Off the 12 Drinks Of Christmas! Different Sips + Recipes Every Day! Welcome to DAY 1 + Tap 357 Whiskeys!

This is cocktail series that I inaugurated back in 2004. Called the 12 Drinks of Christmas, you will see a different sip (or sips) each day. Sometimes it’s just one brand of wine or spirits, or a collection of cocktails from one bar or restaurant or mixologist. Not only sharing established brands but also new […] The post Kicking Off the 12 Drinks Of Christmas! Different Sips + Recipes Every Day! Welcome to DAY 1 + Tap 357 Whiskeys! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
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The best men's bathrobes in 2020

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Bathrobes are welcome all year round thanks to the casual comfort they afford, but they're indispensable during the cold winter months. If stepping out of the hot shower into the chilly bathroom is your nightmare, then a soft, warm robe is a dream come true. The TowelSelections Men's Plush Kimono Robe is our top choice because it's well-priced, well-made, and luxuriously soft.I must admit that, for a semester or two in college, I was often to be seen wandering ...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Style, Boston, Trends, Turkey, Features, Nepal, Buying Guide, Men, Steven John, Men's Clothing, Bathrobe, OEKO TEX Standard, Bolyston Street, Alexander Del Rossa


'There are plenty of schlongs in art' – Maggi Hambling defends her nude sculpture of Mary Wollstonecraft

Her tribute to the feminist icon caused outrage at last month’s unveiling, but the artist has no regrets. She hits back at her critics – and explains why this women’s rights pioneer had to be nakedMaggi Hambling is listing her favourite sculpted penises. “The Elgin marbles,” she says. “Michelangelo’s David. And Shelley’s, though it is rather small.” She means the Shelley memorial, Edward Onslow Ford’s attempt to depict the sea-shrunken corpse of the drowned poet. She takes a drag on her cigarett...
Tags: Art, Books, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, Feminism, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, Men, Mayfair, Mary Wollstonecraft, SHELLEY, Maggi Hambling, Marlborough Gallery


THE PIANO GUYS Kick Off the Holiday Season with a New Video: “What Child Is This.”

THE PIANO GUYS  Kick Off the Holiday Season on Good Morning America’s GMA3 -12/22!   NEW DOUBLE ALBUM 10 Available Everywhere NOW!   Gearing up for the holidays, THE PIANO GUYS today  are sharing the music video for their fan-favorite rendition of the Christmas classic “What Child Is This.” Embracing the spirit of the season, […] The post THE PIANO GUYS Kick Off the Holiday Season with a New Video: "What Child Is This." first appeared on LA-Story.com.
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A”MUST Watch” Short Film:”Thursday Appointment”. 2.2 Minutes for this Award-Winner!

  While you might not be able to understand the cast’s exact words;   the gestures and subtitles in this dubbed-over version work to convey the beautiful (and rich with meaning) message of this short award-winning film made by 20-year-old Iranian filmmaker, Syed Mohammad Reza Kheradmand. The film, called Thursday Appointment, recently won an award at the Luxor African […] The post A"MUST Watch" Short Film:"Thursday Appointment". 2.2 Minutes for this Award-Winner! first appeared on LA-Story.com. ...
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Covid-19 Has Closed Many Restaurants in So. CA. Here’s a Way to Help Those Out of Work!

  For the holiday season, non-profit Long Beach Food & Beverage is partnering with Accountability PAC to solicit donations to purchase gifts for laid of or furloughed restaurant employees and their families for the holidays. Accountability PAC   was recently involved in a  march in Belmont Shore about the closure of restaurants’ outdoor dining.   Please […] The post Covid-19 Has Closed Many Restaurants in So. CA. Here's a Way to Help Those Out of Work! first appeared on LA-Story.com. ...
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Human sexual desire: Is monogamy natural?

Depending on who you ask, monogamy is either essential to a successful marriage or it is unrealistic and sets couples up for failure. In this video, biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, psychologist Chris Ryan, former Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman, and psychotherapist Esther Perel discuss the science and culture of monogamy, the role it plays in making or breaking relationships, and whether or not humans evolved to have one partner at a time. "The bottom line is, for millions of yea...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Love, Women, Society, Innovation, Reproduction, Men, Evolution, Ashley Madison, Evolutionary Psychology, Noel Biderman, Fisher


'It was a little awkward' – how Rick Schatzberg shot his old friends topless

They grew up in a ‘nowhere’ suburb in the 70s, smoking skunk, going for rides and dating girls. The photographer reveals why he decided to capture the ravages of time on his old childhood gangRick Schatzberg had a dark epiphany a few years back, when two of his friends died in quick succession, one from a heart attack, the other from an overdose. “When two people you know and love die within six weeks of each other,” says the photographer quietly, “you realise that death is not just something th...
Tags: Books, Photography, New York, Friendship, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Men, Older people, Rick Moody, Schatzberg, Art and design books, Rick Schatzberg


Check Out This New Poem from DB Leighton! Loving “Nothing But Time”!

From my good friend, DB Leighton, here is  another poem. I LOVE this one. It’s definitely one relevant poem.. given the current climate of  Covid 19 and quarantine.. and yet it fits many other situations and “times” of our lives when things either move far too quickly or is moving as slow as molasses in […] The post Check Out This New Poem from DB Leighton! Loving "Nothing But Time"! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
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Urgent change needed to stem femicides, says new domestic abuse tsar

The commissioner for England and Wales attacks ‘postcode’ lottery on response to killing of womenThe first commissioner for domestic abuse for England and Wales, who will have significant powers once the domestic abuse bill becomes law early next year, has committed to working closely with the campaign to tackle femicide – the killing of women at the hands of men.At a virtual event last Thursday, attended by more than 600 people, Nicole Jacobs expressed her “sheer frustration” at the “postcode l...
Tags: England, Crime, Wales, Women, Society, UK News, Domestic Violence, Men, Nicole Jacobs


Le Male Aviator by Jean Paul Gaultier 2020

Perfume PosseLe Male Aviator by Jean Paul Gaultier 2020 Hey there Posse, I was accosted at our local mall by a very handsome fella doing squirt bitch work for JPG. When confronted with his smiling, friendly, gorgeousness and the offer of a card I immediately held out my arm… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseLe Male Aviator by Jean Paul Gaultier 2020
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Don’t Miss the Festival of Arts First Ever Virtual Gala! “Simply ARTrageous: Live the Legacy! 12/5/20

This First-Ever Virtual Gala for  Laguna Beach’s Festival of the Arts promises to be pretty amazing. This is the first-ever event of this type and it’s a fundraiser for the Pageant of the Masters as well as the Festival of Arts. These two events ae absolutely mesmerizing. The great concert element of this Gala will […] The post Don't Miss the Festival of Arts First Ever Virtual Gala! "Simply ARTrageous: Live the Legacy! 12/5/20 first appeared on LA-Story.com.
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