Thursday, February 12th, 2015


Minnesota to be first U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since diplomatic thaw

(Reuters) – The Minnesota Orchestra will play Beethoven in Cuba this spring, becoming the first U.S. orchestra to perform there since the United States and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic…

A Former A**hole Answers for His Bad Behavior

One dude explains why guys act like total jerks sometimes. I used to treat some women pretty terribly. I was an a-hole, and it was at least vaguely intentional. I’m not proud of it. I have reasons, but not good ones. I vividly remember the first woman I adored toward whom I was aloof. That’s where it started, I think—and it was actually accidental. I’d been chasing and chasing her for a very long time, and after a while I finally gave up and decided to cease my advances—to resignRead More

How Parents Can Sneak In Sexy Times Fifty Shades Style [VIDEO]

NDN Video ID:  28530638 Whether you’re a fan of the series or not, you can’t deny that the Fifty Shades of Grey book series—and subsequent film franchise—has made it much easier to get a little kinky in the bedroom (not to mention more socially acceptable). While there’s nothing sexier than wanting to spice up your sex life, the real question is how can you pull this off…when you have kids running around. read more

Pope tells Vatican administrators to be ‘absolutely transparent’

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis, starting two days of closed-door meetings with the world’s Roman Catholic cardinals, on Thursday called for greater efficiency and transparency in the Church’s…

U.N. seeks $2 billion aid for Sahel as conflict worsens

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United Nations appealed on Thursday for $2 billion to help more than 20 million people across Africa’s Sahel belt, where increasingly erratic weather and…

My Husband Wants To Circumcise Our Son, But I Sure As Hell Don’t

I understand a man wanting his son to be like him, especially in this particularly masculine way. But why put our son through elective surgery? Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more

Italy’s birth rate drops to its lowest in more than 150 years

ROME (Reuters) – Fewer babies were born in Italy in 2014 than in any other year since the modern Italian state was formed in 1861, new data show, highlighting the demographic challenge faced by the…

25 Signs Your Soulmate Is Masquerading As Your Best Friend

A BFF is the only person who totally gets you. Your biggest secrets, memories, and laughs are all shared with that one person. Let’s be real, your best friend is basically your platonic soul mate. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more

3 Things NOT To Say To Your Kids (And 3 Things To Say Instead)

Finding the right way to express your frustrations or anger in the moment may have you fishing around for the right words, but according to Psychology Today, the following three phrases should never be said to your children. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more

Anti-Aphrodisiacs: 8 Sneaky Foods That Kill The Mood

We already know there are foods that are awesome at spicing up our sex lives—oysters, chili peppers, chocolate. The list of effective aphrodisiacs is long, and many of us swear by them. But there is another side to the aphrodisiac story. Just as there are foods that make sex better, there are foods we should avoid if we have sexy plans for the evening. There's a strong link between what we eat and how we feel, and libido killers can come in the most unexpected of places. In fact, soy,Read More

Lawsuits say Harvard, MIT webcasts leave out deaf Americans

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – An advocacy group for the deaf on Thursday sued Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, saying the elite schools had violated laws by posting…

8 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Everyone In Your Life

Well, it's that time of year again. Valentine's Day is almost upon us, which means it's time to get your gift game in order. And this year, you've got more to worry about than just your wife or hubby. This year, you are bound and determined to do something special for everyone in your life, right? Well, we've got your back, whether you're looking for something for mama, a co-worker, or that new special someone. And this year, let's try to go beyond candy and flowers. read more