Cancer is the worst. And, maybe thanks to Movember and pink consumer goods, we're all extremely aware. Too aware. Because we've gotten it drilled into our heads to always get tested, patients are ignoring the risks of unnecessary cancer screenings, says the New York Times. Low-risk patients often get false positives, leading to dangerous and wasteful misapplications of radiation and chemotherapy.
Interesting news out of the Netherlands: A team of researchers tracked nearly 85,000 women through their pregnancies and beyond, and found that self-esteem in pregnant women and new mothers fluctuates: It dips during the 30th week of pregnancy, rises until the child is six months old, and then declines for at least the next two and a half years. The good news is that maternal self-esteem eventually did recover: When the researchers followed the women for subsequent pregnancies, they found that the women had returned to their previous level of self-esteem.
Ever heard of a nipplegasm? No? Then you’re missing out on one of the many types of orgasm possible to us! Nipples, like our genitalia, are extremely sensitive. Both women and men have nipples packed with nerve endings that react quickly and intensely to the touch.
But is that enough to orgasm? Well, that all depends on the tools you have at hand.
It had been a particularly stressful week when, scissors in one hand and 10cm of hair in another, I decided to cut. A few snips later, I felt triumphant. Sure, a week from then I paid an expert to fix it. But in that moment, I felt like a weight had been lifted, and that felt good, even if it was just a few grams.
At some point in your life you'll have an awkward conversation. Parties, networking events, they're all minefields potentially littered with awkward pauses, regrettable jokes and just plain invasive small talk. You don't have to suffer the slings and arrows of bad conversation. Some tried and true practices to get you out already exist, whether it means bothering a buddy or downloading an app.
If you eat a plant-based diet, you don't get an automatic get-out-of-heart-disease-free card. (There's definitely such a thing as vegan junk food.) But a new study that supposedly confirms some plant-based diets are better than others... actually wasn't comparing plant-based diets to each other at all.
Dear Lovehacker, I moved cities late last year and my old boss is going to be in town for a visit soon. He suggested that we catch up but my only availability was during the evening. I didn't even think that it could be a problem until after we arranged to have dinner. He has a wife and I'm not sure if I should be worried about what she would think, especially because I'm single. Am I just being paranoid or is there something a bit off about having dinner alone with a married man? Thanks, B.
Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker's weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve your life.
Some of us just aren't great at remembering faces, which can result in an awkward moment when we think we're meeting someone for the first time and they say we've met before. Or even worse, we think we've met someone before and greet them that way, only to find out they have no idea who we are. Here's a one sentence trick to avoiding these embarrassing moments.
Whether you're working out or just walking around, adding music to the mix can make just about any daily activity enjoyable. It's worthwhile to invest in a solid pair of wireless earbuds, so you can jam out — without getting tangled up in a cord. That's where these FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds come in.
If working out is an important part of your routine, frequent travel is likely to blow it into smithereens. You're thrust into unfamiliar places, lack amenities and resources, and often have little control over your schedule. But you don't have to give up on fitness completely. Here are some helpful tips, my fellow fitness enthusiast.