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How Long Does Sex Normally Last?

If you’re a non-scientist, you might have once asked yourself, propped against the bedhead after disappointingly quick intercourse, how long does sex “normally” last? A scientist, though, would phrase the same question in an almost comically obscure way: What is the mean intravaginal ejaculation latency time? Well, here’s your answer…


Briefly: NBN Chief Quits, Radeon RX 480 Pricing, Future Earth

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 11 ways the future could pan out for humanity, Radeon RX 480 Australian pricing revealed, get a 1TB Xbox One bundle for $328.


Seven Foods You Can Eat To Neutralise Garlic Breath

A bad case of garlic breath can ruin a date, even if you both have it. These foods, if eaten after a garlic-y dish, might be able to save the day.


The Psychology Of Why We Make Irrational Decisions

Why is it that we often ignore hard data and go with our gut when making a decision? It’s especially true when it comes to estimating the probability of something. Are our brains just really mediocre when it comes to numbers or is there a reason for our misguided instincts?


Vitamin D Probably Isn't The Panacea Some Make It Out To Be

Vitamin D has been thought to help with arthritis, fight off depression and even reduce cancer risk. But according to a recent, thorough examination of the available research, vitamin D is looking a lot less like the magic remedy some have claimed it to be.


Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

Factoids that can save your life, free travel posters for outer space and how air traffic controllers keep planes in the air all wait within in this week’s Lifehacker Thinking Cap.


10 Scientific And Tech Visionaries Who Experimented With Drugs

Is intelligence related to an increased likelihood of recreational drug use? It’s an interesting hypothesis, and one that’s been gaining momentum in recent years.


Nope, Urine Is Not Sterile

Urine consists of urea, water, sodium, potassium and other chemical compounds. For a long time, people who watched too many survival shows and even doctors thought urine was germ-free. As it turns out, urine isn’t sterile when it leaves your body.


Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

A blind astronomer, how to figure out what to do with your life post-university, the most stolen books, and much more to start off your week in our Lifehacker Thinking Cap!


You Don't Need To Fast Before Cholesterol Tests, New Guidelines Suggest

I always dread getting my cholesterol levels tested, because historically, the test requires that I fast for at least eight hours beforehand. And if you’re like me, that makes for an extra cranky test subject. Thankfully, recent international guidelines say that it’s OK to skip the fast.


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