Lifestyle

The Muddled History of How the Margarita Was Invented

“Cocktails,” writes famed booze historian David Wondrich, “are rarely created in the full light of history,” but how the margarita was invented is even more complicated than most.  Depending on which story you believe, the origins of the margarita involve crossing the Mexico-U.S. border (...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:28pm

Try these good-for-you chocolates and candy for Halloween

Aloha Superfood Chocolate It’s magic, as far as we can tell, how Aloha crams an entire serving of fruits and vegetables into every bar, plus the usual antioxidant benefits of chocolate (10 times the amount in goji berries, in fact). The cacao is fair trade and organic, and the bars are sweetened...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:58pm

Expiration dates: What they really mean

When you look at the expiration date on a can of Coke and it says 2014, does that mean you should toss it? What about the eggs that were only good until yesterday? There’s a fine line between being wasteful and getting sick. “A good rule of thumb is that if it’s organic, the...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 4:12pm

Make old furniture new again with Habitat for Humanity's ReStore

Theresa Clement ofMyFixItUpLife wants to take DIY to the next level — and to South Philly. The Ambler resident hosts a repurposing workshop Nov. 21 at Point Breeze’s ReStore. “I go to the ReStore when I’m looking for something different and unique,” says Clement of...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:49pm

Neighborhood Guide: Jersey City

Once an overlooked, run-down city west of the Hudson, Jersey City is now the fastest-growing metropolis in the state, according to NewJersey.com. As rents continue to rise in New York, Jersey City’s proximity to Manhattan — and opportunity for more space at a better value — has...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:28pm

As kids crave more quiet time, meditation goes mainstream

When former public school teacher Dave Beal introduced meditation to his students at P.S. 375, he saw dramatic changes in his classroom. RELATED:At Fairygodboss, women get real about maternity leave “Test anxiety was the No. 1 reason students underperform. So I saw a lot of improvement...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:55pm

Plattsburgh, NY: The Adirondacks’ Coastal City

Lake Champlain sparkles in crisp autumn temperatures, bordered by forests dappled with late fall colors. The trails through Point Au Roches State Park are easily accessible as well as family- and pet-friendly, with lots of views of the lake. Keep a lookout for Champ, Lake Champlain’s...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:55pm

Guys, your junk is probably an average size (and that's OK!)

A new study out of the UK has found the average girth and length of male genitalia (although we’re not sure if it took pool shrinkage into account). The King’s College London study collected data of a variety of studies from around the world measuring the genitalia of 15,521 men...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 6:11pm

PHOTOS: Indiana teacher marries Jesus Christ, becomes consecrated virgin

Hundreds of people recently attended a wedding at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indianato watch a woman get married to God. Jessica Hayes, 38, was dressed in a lovely white wedding gown as she became one of the few consecrated virgins in the world to marry her groom...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:52am

What are the lasting effects of '50 Shades of Grey?'

As part of Metro's annual sex issue, we explore today's hottest sex trends both locally and nationally. For more of this year's theme -- kink -- check out our 2012 sex poll and an interview with E.L. James herself. With its bedroom banter, bondage scenarios and detailed explanations...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:09pm

Public sex: 6 rules for getting frisky outdoors

Now that the weather’s turning warmer, many people are overcome by two urges: to get outside and to get it on. Two great tastes that taste great together! And so the season of outdoor sex has begun. But it’s not all fun and games like naked Slip ’n Slide — there are some...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:06pm

Will the Fiera revolutionize women's sex lives?

I'll admit the extent to which I understand the human vagina is limited. So imagine my bewilderment when I attended Nuelle's unveiling of a new sex device for women called "Fiera." RELATED:Squirtingdildocould be key to DIY conception Call it an arouser. Call it a "before...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:45pm

The do's and don'ts of kinky sex

Being kinky means different things to different people, but being informed and communicating is always a must. Credit: Fuse We need to abandon this idea that there are two ways to get it on: regular sex and kink. Sex means that there is no “regular.” According to the National Survey...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:42pm

New squirting dildo could be key to DIY conception

Dildos may come in many shapes and sizes, buthow many dildos are out there that squirt? There are apparently a few, according to inventor and business owner Stephanie Berman. However, Berman's take on this class of dildo, The Semenette, stands above the rest as a squriting dildo invented...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:38pm

Smart sex gadgets for him and her

From improbable porn movies to cringeworthy sex manuals, there’s been little to educate us in performing well in the bedroom. But a new generation of smart gadgets aims to whip our limp selves into shape – by giving a workout to our nether regions. Today’s intelligent sex toys...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:37pm

Are your sex toys safe? We ask an expert

Laura Anne Stuart adjusts toys on the shelf at the Tool Shed. Attack of the Killer Butt Plug sounds like a horrible B-movie, but you may be surprised to learn what is in your sex toys. To give you a business owner’s account of safety in this $15 billion industry, I talked with Tool Shed...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:16pm

All we want is a really good spanking?

The fastest way to turn me on is to spank me. I don't know why I have such a Pavlovian response to a hand crashing down hard on my butt, but it's one of my favorite sexual activities ever. It's not like this is for everyone, but for me, just getting on my hands and knees — my...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:15pm

Pornhub: Data shows increase in 'MILF' porn searches on Mother's Day

On Mother’s Day, many people will celebrate their moms by sending flowers, giving them a call, or with a nice dinner. Others, according to this new report, are celebrating that special day a different kind of way. The numbers experts on the Insights team at Pornhub have put together data...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:10pm

Will ice cubes in dryers really take out wrinkles?

There’s a life hacking video starting to float around the Web that claims you can remove wrinkles from a shirt by tossing a few ice cubes into a dryer. That sounds crazy, right? Yes, we think so, too. JumbleJoy.com – a fun life-hacking site that claims to be the “perfect place...

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 8:24pm

What exactly is Hygge and why you need it ASAP

When it comes to winter, you have two options: move as far away as possible or learn to embrace it. Can’t afford a one-way ticket to the Keys? Consider adopting the concept of "hygge." A Danish word with no direct English translation, it is, essentially, the art of cozying up and...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 2:04pm