Season two of Netflix's Master of None is thoughtful, funny and often quite touching, but mixed in the fray is an episode that portrays the awkward world of online dating better than anything else out there. And, as it turns out, there are some great lessons buried beneath all that cringe-y humour.
From vitamin C and echinacea to warm clothes and antibacterial soap, there’s no shortage of ideas about how to prevent and manage colds and flu. Unfortunately, many of these are not based on solid scientific evidence. In fact, medical researchers are only starting to unravel the range of factors that affect our susceptibility to getting an infection. Now we have discovered that our body clock plays an important role – making us more prone to get infected at certain times of the day.
I know they say you can deep fry anything, but it's not an expression I took literally. Then I find out you can deep fry booze and well, there's little room for milder interpretations. Collingwood's Bendigo Hotel appears willing to stick all sorts of spirits into the deep fryer, with its latest concoction involving tequila.
Clue, one of the best period tracking apps out there, just added a new feature: You can now keep track of whether you've taken your birth control pills, and Clue will tell you what to do if you missed a dose.
Australian guidelines recommend limiting salt intake to six grams a day or less. The World Health Organisation advises limiting salt even further: to 5g (for adults) and 2g (for children) per day or less. But how much can you get away with before it starts to become seriously unhealthy? Let's take a look at the science.
Dear Lovehacker, I recently spent the night with someone and now I'm getting strong attempted-relationship vibes from them. To be honest, these vibes were kind of there before too. I will definitely see them at work-related events in the future and I'm not sure how to avoid this situation. Help? Thanks, Tyler.
Do your relationships always end in heartbreak? You're not alone. Around 35 per cent of Australian marriages end in divorce - and that's just couples who manage to tie the knot. When you factor in dating couples and de facto relationships, the percentage of breakups is much, much higher.
The good news is that scientists have been studying what makes couples happy using actual science. This infographic from Happify breaks down their chief findings, from optimum positive/negative interaction ratios to the importance of communication.
Female ejaculation – commonly known as "squirting" – has been a subject of interest right back to ancient times. Back then, however, it wasn’t a puzzle or taboo. The philosopher Aristotle, who was kicking around Ancient Greece more than 300 years BC, matter-of-factly observed that when women ejaculate, they produce far more liquid than men. And the Kama Sutra, the Hindu sexual text written around 200-400 AD, called the product of squirting ‘female semen’. It’s clear that for some of our ancient sisters ejaculation at orgasm was a normal part of sex.
As with so many aspects of women’s sexuality, however, over the last two millennia female ejaculation became a taboo subject. Then in the mid 20th century its existence was even denied by early sexual researchers and was written off as just incontinence (charming!).