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Books of The Times: David Quammen Turns Tough Science Into Page-Turning Pleasure

In “The Tangled Tree,” Quammen tells the story of a groundbreaking idea in biology, and of the scientists who discovered and explained it.
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Which Real Housewives Franchise Is Your Guilty Pleasure?

Real Housewives of Orange County, RHOC Real Housewives fans, this one’s for you!
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The Look: The Impolite Pleasure of People-Watching

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Miranda Kerr Reveals Her ‘Guilty Pleasure’ Indulgence—and How She Gets Creative With It

Even Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr gets chocolate cravings from time to time.

PEOPLE caught up with the Australian model for our video series One Last Thing, during which she revealed she cooks her own meals to bring aboard flights, can’t get Shania Twain out of her head, and will go to great lengths for a cup of hot cocoa.

“I called the hotel and I was like, ‘Ooh can I have a hot chocolate?’” she says of the last time she indulged in a guilty pleasure.  “And they were like, ‘Sorry we don’t have hot chocolate.’ And I was like, ‘Who doesn’t have hot chocolate?’”

So Kerr had to get creative. “I had some chocolate in the fridge so I got the chocolate and then I put hot water with it, and then a little milk. So I made my own!”

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Kerr once told Vogue that she usually likes to make her own healthier version of chocolate made with raw cacao, coconut oil, almond butter, honey and himalayan sea salt—so really her whipping up beverages in her hotel room wasn’t really abnormal.

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Apart from her chocolate-making endeavors, she recently cooked up a storm before heading to the airport.

“The last time I cooked I made food from home. I made tumeric like a roasted tumeric chicken with a sweet potato mash and I packed it to eat on the airplane for myself and for my husband,” she says.

Watch all of Kerr’s One Last Thing answers in the video above.


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Walking for Fitness, Pleasure and Health: A complete guide for women of all ages

Walking for Fitness, Pleasure and Health: A complete guide for women of all ages


Walking is one of the most popular fitness and recreational activities for people of all ages, and medical experts have endorsed it as a way of improving health and well-being and prolonging life. Women in particular have taken to it in large numbers, for a variety of reasons: to encourage weight loss, for general fitness, for social reasons or to achieve a goal. Walking for Fitness, Pleasure and Health is designed to meet the needs of all women who want to know the basics of walking: how to start walking, how far to walk, what clothing and shoes are needed, how to walk with children. Useful information on everything from motivation, weight loss and nutrition to pedometers, coping with injuries and training for events is given in a simple and non-technical way. In the final chapter, the author offers a selection of famous walks worldwide to which the walker might aspire.A long-time walker herself, Helen Vause has drawn on the expertise of medical specialists and nutritionists to provide the most up-to-date information on what works best for women. She has also worked with four-times World Open squash champion Dame Susan Devoy, who founded the support and information organisation Wonder Walkers (www. wonderwalkers. co. nz), the one-stop shop for women and walking.

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Orgasmic Mastery for Men: End Premature Ejaculation Forever with 15 Days of Pleasure

Orgasmic Mastery for Men: End Premature Ejaculation Forever with 15 Days of Pleasure


Become an intensely passionate, desirable man – a stud with stamina – by learning to feel more pleasure. If you yearn to experience the power and pleasure of making love for hours, this multimedia program will show you how. The problem of premature ejaculation is extremely common and is suffered by most men at some point in their lives. It can lead to low self-esteem and relationship problems. Traditional treatments include desensitizing creams, distracting thoughts, pills that muffle sexual feeling, and techniques that block ejaculation. These treatments are not only ineffective – they actually cause harm, and lead to erectile dysfunction. There is a simple, effective way to end all the suffering and heartache. By training your body to enjoy more pleasure, you acquire Orgasmic Mastery. This learning takes only a few hours of conscious commitment. Once the basic principles are absorbed, new knowledge can unfold through the joyful practice of a lifetime. World-renowned Somatic Sex Educator Caffyn Jesse teaches Orgasmic Mastery with this innovative online program. Her book is a gateway to a multimedia program including 6 original videos, a 15-minute audio file, and written instructions. Somatic Sex Education offers a new way of understanding our bodies, our sexuality, and our erotic capacities. Weaving the scientific understanding of human sexuality together with spiritual practices of erotic energy cultivation, Orgasmic Mastery for Men could not be more fascinating or timely.

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Powerful Women And Female Pleasure: Exploring The Feminist Themes Of ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Female viewers flocked to the theaters to watch “Magic Mike XXL” when the flick hit the big screen last week. And many of its fans have praised the film for its feminism.

The sequel, which follows Channing Tatum and his band of male entertainers as they make their way to their final performance at a stripper convention, has been applauded for its progressive depiction of women of various ages, body types and races, its  powerful female characters and its positive embrace of female sexuality. As the Washington Post’s Soraya Nadia McDonald noted, “Magic Mike XXL” even passed the Bechdel test.

As entertainment writer for Cosmopolitan.com Patti Greco told HuffPost Live, the film’s writers may have intended to make buddy comedy, but the end result was completely different.

“Ultimately, what came out of it was a movie that centered on the idea that women’s pleasure really mattered very much,” Greco told host Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani. “[There were] a bunch of great female characters who actually helped write their parts. Jada Pinkett-Smith, [who was] a revelation in this and arguably was the most empowering and feminist part of the movie, really brought that role to the table, same with Andie MacDowell.”

Greco also applauded the character development of the film’s male stars and responded to the critique that “Magic Mike XXL” objectifies men and promotes unrealistic body standards.

“If these guys were just chiseled lunks, nobody would be that attracted to them. They actually have personality,” she said. “They actually have sensitivity and so they are feminine in some ways and it plays with the idea that you can’t just be a hunk of meat. You also have to be sensitive to satisfy a woman.”

Still the movie had its flaws, Deadspin senior culture editor Puja Patel noted.

“There are times where the film is clearly pandering a little bit,” she said. “These women kind of become a prop to tell the males character development or the story that these men are healers in some way.”

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about the feminist themes in “Magic Mike XXL” here.

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Powerful Women And Female Pleasure: Exploring The Feminist Themes Of ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Female viewers flocked to the theaters to watch “Magic Mike XXL” when the flick hit the big screen last week. And many of its fans have praised the film for its feminism.

The sequel, which follows Channing Tatum and his band of male entertainers as they make their way to their final performance at a stripper convention, has been applauded for its progressive depiction of women of various ages, body types and races, its  powerful female characters and its positive embrace of female sexuality. As the Washington Post’s Soraya Nadia McDonald noted, “Magic Mike XXL” even passed the Bechdel test.

As entertainment writer for Cosmopolitan.com Patti Greco told HuffPost Live, the film’s writers may have intended to make buddy comedy, but the end result was completely different.

“Ultimately, what came out of it was a movie that centered on the idea that women’s pleasure really mattered very much,” Greco told host Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani. “[There were] a bunch of great female characters who actually helped write their parts. Jada Pinkett-Smith, [who was] a revelation in this and arguably was the most empowering and feminist part of the movie, really brought that role to the table, same with Andie MacDowell.”

Greco also applauded the character development of the film’s male stars and responded to the critique that “Magic Mike XXL” objectifies men and promotes unrealistic body standards.

“If these guys were just chiseled lunks, nobody would be that attracted to them. They actually have personality,” she said. “They actually have sensitivity and so they are feminine in some ways and it plays with the idea that you can’t just be a hunk of meat. You also have to be sensitive to satisfy a woman.”

Still the movie had its flaws, Deadspin senior culture editor Puja Patel noted.

“There are times where the film is clearly pandering a little bit,” she said. “These women kind of become a prop to tell the males character development or the story that these men are healers in some way.”

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about the feminist themes in “Magic Mike XXL” here.

Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live’s morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before.

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Powerful Women And Female Pleasure: Exploring The Feminist Themes Of ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Female viewers flocked to the theaters to watch “Magic Mike XXL” when the flick hit the big screen last week. And many of its fans have praised the film for its feminism.

The sequel, which follows Channing Tatum and his band of male entertainers as they make their way to their final performance at a stripper convention, has been applauded for its progressive depiction of women of various ages, body types and races, its  powerful female characters and its positive embrace of female sexuality. As the Washington Post’s Soraya Nadia McDonald noted, “Magic Mike XXL” even passed the Bechdel test.

As entertainment writer for Cosmopolitan.com Patti Greco told HuffPost Live, the film’s writers may have intended to make buddy comedy, but the end result was completely different.

“Ultimately, what came out of it was a movie that centered on the idea that women’s pleasure really mattered very much,” Greco told host Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani. “[There were] a bunch of great female characters who actually helped write their parts. Jada Pinkett-Smith, [who was] a revelation in this and arguably was the most empowering and feminist part of the movie, really brought that role to the table, same with Andie MacDowell.”

Greco also applauded the character development of the film’s male stars and responded to the critique that “Magic Mike XXL” objectifies men and promotes unrealistic body standards.

“If these guys were just chiseled lunks, nobody would be that attracted to them. They actually have personality,” she said. “They actually have sensitivity and so they are feminine in some ways and it plays with the idea that you can’t just be a hunk of meat. You also have to be sensitive to satisfy a woman.”

Still the movie had its flaws, Deadspin senior culture editor Puja Patel noted.

“There are times where the film is clearly pandering a little bit,” she said. “These women kind of become a prop to tell the males character development or the story that these men are healers in some way.”

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about the feminist themes in “Magic Mike XXL” here.

Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live’s morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before.

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Pleasure Planet

Pleasure Planet


From the author of TAKE TWO, a stellar journey to the outer limits of pleasure. where lust and love get wild. Get ready to fly. “The Girl, The Geek, and the Time Machine” Kara Wilson wants to try out a time machine, but she has to follow the rules. The first, no clothing allowed; the second, the sexy scientist in charge of the experiment gets to transport her to a very unusual dimension. Call it The Steamy Zone. “Mirror of the Heart” Voluptuous beauty Taylor Simms has curves in all the right places-and an admirer from the next century who really appreciates them. He’s going to give her an unforgettable lesson in pleasure-and danger-and she’s going to get the ride of her life. “Wild-Men and Wormholes” Travel to an uncharted planet to study the shy natives? Not a problem for anthropologist Ariel Stone-Tarrington. She likes to work alone. But someone’s watching her every move: a gorgeous, half-naked wild man with a hard body that doesn’t quit. Whatever. Ariel is more than a million miles away from home and ready for something wild. Praise for Evangeline Anderson “Kept me up all night-sexy and funny.”-MaryJanice Davidson on TAKE TWO “Definitely a book to fog up mirrors!”-Just Erotic Romance Reviews on TANDEM UNIT, 5 stars

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“Triple Your Pleasure“ Necklace Pistachio

“Triple Your Pleasure“ Necklace Pistachio


This is a necklace every gal should have in her jewelry wardrobe!! Elegant and classic it will become your go to piece when you simply don’t know what to wear… Three strands of graduated beads falls beautifully at the base of the neck. Open work stations at the closure are encrusted with pave set Swarovski crystals and add some Heidi sparkle to the piece. Get the matching earring to complete your look. This is also the perfect piece for the Mother of the Brides and Grooms this upcomming wedding season. Colors: Light sapphire, cream pearl, aubergine pearl, pistachio pearl, or faceted burgundy Necklace measures approx.: 16″L x 1-5/8″W with 4″ extender
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“Triple Your Pleasure“ Triple Strand Necklace

“Triple Your Pleasure“ Triple Strand Necklace


This is a necklace every gal should have in her jewelry wardrobe!! Elegant and classic it will become your go to piece when you simply don’t know what to wear… Three strands of graduated beads falls beautifully at the base of the neck. Open work stations at the closure are encrusted with pave set Swarovski crystals and add some Heidi sparkle to the piece. Get the matching earring to complete your look. This is also the perfect piece for the Mother of the Brides and Grooms this upcomming wedding season. Colors: Light sapphire, cream pearl, aubergine pearl, pistachio pearl, or faceted burgundy Necklace measures approx.: 16″L x 1-5/8″W with 4″ extender
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For Your Viewing Pleasure, We Present Some Nude Piles As Art (NSFW)

Since the earliest days of artistic creation, the nude form has provided endless aesthetic inspiration to those working with camera, paint or pen. Back in the day, a scandalous representation like Francisco Goya’s “The Nude Maja” could keep art lovers hot and bothered for days. In the post-internet age, you’re going to need some more nudes.

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Enter: Evelyn Bencicova. The 21-year-old photographer, born in Bratislava and based in Berlin, takes photographs with the drama of Theodore Gericault’s “Raft of the Medusa” and the dark eroticism of Salvador Dali’s “Voluptuous Death,” if designed to get voted up many a time on Reddit.

We’re not quite sure what to call what we’re looking at here, so we’ll call it “the nude pile.” In fancy terms, pallid, undressed forms converge into contorted amalgamations expressing a combination of togetherness and isolation. In not so fancy terms, nude pile. Bratislava piles on nudes on nudes on nudes, in such ambiguous positions it’s hard to tell if they’re engaged in an orgy or a post-apocalyptic nap.

We’re somewhat hypnotized by Bencicova’s surreal human-scapes and their particular brand of spooky-sexy that’s so very hot right now. We’re not quite sure if “nude piles” have what it takes to be the next big art trend, but we can say with certainty we could imagine many other far worse kinds of piles. Let us know your thoughts on the NSFW visual feast in the comments.


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The Toll-Free Traveler: The Complete (800) and (888) Directory for Pleasure and Business Travel in the U.S. and Canada

The Toll-Free Traveler: The Complete (800) and (888) Directory for Pleasure and Business Travel in the U.S. and Canada


A handy, indispensable trip-planning directory for people on the move — Contains over 2,500 listings, including airlines, motels and hotels, adventure travel companies, state tourist boards, and foriegn tourist bureaus — Includes useful tips on planning trips at home and abroad Small enough for purse or pocket, The Toll-Free Traveler holds huge amounts of useful information for business and vacation trip planning. In the first section, "Travelers’ Toll-Free Numbers", listings are organized so that travelers can easily find which airlines fly to their destination, which car rental agencies service the airport, and which hotels are the most convenient. The second section, "Trip Planning Tips", offers advice on everything from packing a lightweight wardrobe to the latest requirements for passports and visas, and phone numbers of foreign consulates in the U.S. The authors outline the ten most common mistakes tourists make, single-suitcase travel, and planning for a foreign trip. Betty Martin draws on her background as a pharmacist in the section on health. Charming, old-fashioned sketches illustrate the text. "It’s one of the rarest of things: a how-to-do-it, where-to-find-it, what-you’ll pay guidebook that’s fun to read". — Martin Litton, Sunset magazine
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