Science Does Not Support Claims That Contraceptives Are ‘Abortion-Inducing’

During his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Thursday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh referred to some forms of birth control as “abortion-inducing drugs.” The phrase is a characterization that some anti-abortion religious groups use, but it is not supported by scientific evidence. Judge Kavanaugh used the phrase while answering questions by Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas,…

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Why Aren’t We Eating More Insects?

From a scientific standpoint, our rejection of bugs as food is illogical. Insects share many characteristics with crustaceans, which are coveted and esteemed; both are members of the phylum Arthropoda. David Foster Wallace, in his 2004 essay “Consider the Lobster,” noted that “lobsters are basically giant sea-insects,” with a footnote citing Maine slang for lobsters:…

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Carly Cushnie Is Ready to Launch (Again)

Forget the straight and narrow. Carly Cushnie is so down with curves, her new handbag clasps are shaped like an hourglass—“you know,” she smiles, “like a woman’s body.” They also resemble the infinity sign, which makes sense, Cushnie shrugs, “because I feel like I’ve been doing fashion forever.” Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Cushnie handbags…

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Can yoga improve your sex life?

The Internet abounds with wellness blogs that recommend yoga for a better sex life, as well as personal accounts of the practice improving sexual experience — often to an enviable degree. Does the research back up these claims, however? We investigate. Yoga can be a relaxing and enjoyable way to enhance our sex lives. Modern…

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