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There's really no such thing as the "right amount of sex" that you should be having, but if you've ever wondered how you stack up amongst your peers, a study from the Kinsey Institute has your answer. Medical Daily reports that a recirculated study from the Kinsey Institute for research in Sex, Reproduction and Gender suggests that age has something to do with how often you have sex. "The basic storyline that has emerged from these studies is that, as we get older, our odds of developing chronic health conditions increases and this, in turn, negatively impacts the frequency and quality of sexual activity," Justin Lehmiller, PhD, wrote in a post for the Kinsey Institute.
A little over a month ago, Beyoncé treated us to our very first glimpse of her and Jay-Z’s twin babies Sir and Rumi. Instead, it ignited in us an even stronger craving for more photos of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi. Always a clever businesswoman, that may have been the singer’s plan all along because she just dropped a new collector's edition of the How To Make Lemonade box set that includes exclusive photos of Beyoncé and her family, and it costs a cool $300.
In one fell swoop, Taylor Swift just deleted ALL her Instagrams photos, removed her profile picture from Twitter and Facebook, and has nothing but a black screen for her website. SOMETHING. IS. COMING. And as a long-time, die-hard Taylor Swift fan, I'm absolutely losing it right now. Nothing Tay does is an accident, so this scrubbing of photos is clear sign of a rebranding — and why else would you rebrand unless some new music is dropping soon?
One of the more recent complications relates to our online presence and social media accounts: What should happen to those things when we die? This is the issue Facebook is addressing today in a personal blog post about how it deals with someone’s account after they die, and the challenges that can arise in trying to take the "right" measures. Monika Bickert, Facebook’s Director of Global Policy Management, wrote the post as part of “Hard Questions,” a conversation board of sorts that the company launched this past June to “talk more openly about some complex subjects.” Today’s memorialisation post is the third in the ongoing series — the first was a post on countering terrorism, and the second was a timely discussion about how Facebook handles hate speech.
You might assume that words like 'cybersex', 'twentysomething' and 'intersectionality', which are commonplace in many of our lexicons these days, must have only been coined in the last few years. Refinery29's UK office spent most of our lunchtime poring over it and we were shocked to learn that 'emoji' was added to the dictionary a decade ago! We didn't remember using the eyeroll face on our Tamagotchis back in 1997 – but then we did some digging and found out emoji first appeared in Japan in the '90s.
Netflix's Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist each have their own sets of fans (and critics). Each of the four individual Defenders has his/her own way of protecting New York, though some figures like Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Ann Moss) and Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) weave their way through the various series. Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is a bit of a smartass, but with a secret soft side (and a lot of baggage).
If these past ten years have felt a little bleak, it's because there's been a severe lack of Aly & AJ in our lives. The sister duo, who dominated your iPod shuffle in the early 2000s with hits like "Potential Breakup Song" and "Like Whoa," have returned in full force with "Take Me Out," their first single since the iconic album Insomniac, that proves they're all grown up — without losing the all girl band's signature stuck-in-your-head-all-day, danceable flair. Now streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud, "Take Me" is just the start of Aly and AJ Michalka's re-entry into the world of music.
Countless shirts have been ruined by an innocent hug that left a large foundation smear. While your first inclination might be to reach for the makeup remover, think again. The oil, which is meant for the skin, might actually make the situation worse. Save your shirts, towels, bath mats, and more with two tips for removing foundation stains.
After surviving an abusive relationship with the father of her two children, one woman is opening up about how she came to find love again. In a submission to The Way We Met's Instagram, Jen Moriwaki shared the story of how she fell in love with her Guy (his name is actually Guy). "I had recently walked out on the father of my 2 children after a 9 year relationship," she wrote.
Earlier this week, Gordon Ramsay participated in an epic cook-off, and although that’s a pretty standard occurrence for the world-renowned TV chef, this particular competition was a little different. Instead of facing another professional cook, he went head-to-head with his best friend, the equally competitive David Beckham. During this week’s episode of The F Word, Beckham came to Ramsay’s kitchen, and the two competed to see who could make the best risotto.
Charlottesville set an example for us all. Chaz Bono was a couple of years ahead of me and went by the name Chastity Bono at the time. As a result, the student body reflected the city of New York itself with no one group dominating another.
A man is western Sweden is selling an airport that he built himself 25 miles away from Gothenburg. As an added bonus the landing strip comes with two aircraft hangers and a house. Kjell Brattfors, 72, decided to sell the property - technically classified as a private airstrip - due to his age.
Translation has always been a sensitive business. Many a great writer has questioned its value, with Samuel Johnson being one such example, lamenting to his biographer Boswell that in translation “the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved”. Translation can incite controversy – but it can also incite much worse, as in Tudor England where unauthorised translation could prove grounds for a hanging.
The Night King is terrifying. The newer Night King seems to look older, and eerily more human, with more natural jawline and smaller brow bone. The change is subtle, but noticeable: The Night King now looks more like a very old person and less of an evil caricature.
Four people were arrested in relation to the van that plowed into a crowded Barcelona district, though the driver still hasn't been identified, and Spanish police killed five people who attacked a resort in Cambrils. In a statement on its Aamaq news agency, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the first attack in Barcelona. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a news conference that the fight against terrorism "is the principal priority for free and open societies like ours," Reuters reports.
Congratulations are in order for singer Robin Thicke and his girlfriend, model April Love Geary. Geary announced in an Instagram post Thursday that the couple is expecting their first child together. Geary and Thicke have been dating for three years, TMZ noted.