We are all fucked. A crude though oft-uttered sigh which tries to encapsulate an intense, but vague anxiety we experience on many fronts. What's causing it?

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Want to have better sex? Talk about 'it' with your partner more, say Texas researchers

Conversation helps sexual satisfaction and desire, especially with partners in committed relationships.

  • A new meta-analysis from the University of Texas at Austin finds that better sexual communication leads to better sex.
  • The survey of 48 studies discovered that communication plays a key role in helping with a number of sexual dysfunctions.
  • Both genders benefit in regard to orgasms and satisfaction, while desire is an important component of female sexuality.
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Sex & Relationships

The information arms race can’t be won, but we have to keep fighting

The tactics that work now won't work for long.

Arms races happen when two sides of a conflict escalate in a series of ever-changing moves intended to outwit the opponent.

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Cybercriminals are holding Baltimore hostage

Hackers are demanding a bitcoin ransom.

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  • Some 10,000 of Charm City's computers were attacked.
  • Important day-to-day city functions are out of commission.
  • Many municipalities are believed to be under-protected from hackers.
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Technology & Innovation

How financial insecurity sinks American IQ scores

Being on shaky financial footing is making Americans dumber.

  • Not being able to pay your bills has the functional equivalent of lowering your IQ by 13 points. Many Americans have scarcity mindsets because of their inability to pay their bills.
  • In a scarcity mindset, your functional bandwidth decreases — it influences you to be less generous and less reasonable.
  • The opposite of a mindset of scarcity is a mindset of abundance, which is what many entrepreneurs have. Abundance mindsets tend to build on to themselves if the environment is right.
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