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  • Here's How Many People You Should Have $ex With, According To A Study

    Every relationship at some point comes to the all-too-real, yet wish you could avoid the moment of discussing previous se_ual partners. Nobody wants to really talk about it, but there's just some curiosity that humans can't keep themselves from and that's when the question arises: "What's your number?"

    It's just an unfortunate reality we all must deal with and be willing to discuss openly (no fibbing). The good news is, a recent study shows there's a universally agreed upon acceptable number.

    That number will hopefully help you avoid this look of shock and/or embarrassment, whether your number is low or high.
     
    (source HBO) 
     

    The study was conducted by IllicitEncounters.com and came to the conclusion, that men and women polled agreed that 10 se_ual partners was a fair amount, to ensure ample experience, without just tossing your business around for whom-the-hell-ever. 

    Experience is vital, so that this isn't the scenario you find yourself in on a routine basis, whether it be a relationship or trying out your moves on a new partner for the evening.

     
    (source Fox)
     

    Illicit Encounters' researcher Christian Grant came to this conclusion about the study:

    "The dating game is changing so quickly. I think we are all becoming a lot more tolerant and se_ually adventurous. If we had conducted this poll ten years ago, men would have expected a potential partner to have slept with far fewer people."

    Translation: "Saddle up! People are a lot more accepting of experimental phases these days!"

    However, the poll did find that more than 20 partners was a bit much, so maybe don't just saddle up with any and everybody.

     
    (source Universal Pictures) 

     

    Basically, the research shows that you can have fun and get to know yourself without becoming a huge turnoff for potential partners in the future who may ask about your se_ual history, as long as you don't go overboard with it. Anyway, it's just a study, and really bears no weight, i.e. who are we to tell you what to do?

    Take the information for what it is, and if you haven't reached the 10 person maximum of acceptability yet, sounds like there's one question you need to be asking more often:

     

     (via dose)

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  • Why does the tiny pocket above your jeans pocket exist?


     
     

    #1 What's Up With This Tiny Pocket?

    If your like millions of denim jeans wearers, you have no doubt asked yourself 'WTF is this little teeny weeny pocket inside my front pocket for?'

     
    #2 Here's How This Pocket Got Started..

    The Levi Strauss Company began selling jeans in the early 1800's, and were soon followed by the Lee Denim Wear Company. Levi was the first to add the fifth pocket, but of course, the Lee Jean soon came out with it's own version of that extra pocket. But what for?

     

    #3 It's A Watch Pocket!

    Back in the 1800's, cowboys used to wear their watches on chains and kept them in their waistcosts. To keep them from getting broken, Levis introduced this small pocket where they could keep their watch. The watch on a chain, called a fob, was slipped into the pocket easily and pulled out by the chain to view the time.

    #4 Now It's Called A Coin Pocket!

    At the turn of the 20th century, pocket watches fell out of style and became obsolete. As a result, the jeans were refreshed in 1901 with a few notable changes. Lee Jeans actually remade their jeans first, and yes, Levi followed suit this time making most jeans with that little unusable pocket. The watch pocket got downsized from about 3.5” to 3” now that bulky watch fobs were less commonly carried. To reflect the change in design and purpose, the watch pocket was renamed the “coin pocket” that you’re familiar with today.

    #5 But You Can Now Use That Pocket To Store Lot's Of Things.

    As a testament to its versatility, the fifth pocket goes by many names depending on its usage, such as the match pocket, condom pocket, mint pocket, and as mentioned before, watch pocket and coin pocket. So unless you are still carrying around a watch on a chain, you can use it for anything you wish.. here are some fun examples:

    #6 You Can Always Keep Condiments On Hand.

    One sugar and maybe 2 packets of salt will fit snug in there.

    #7 Keep A Piece Of Candy At The Ready..

    Just one piece. In case of a sweet tooth attack!

    #8 Use That Pocket For Carrying A Thumb Drive.

    Or snap a pager/beeper to, if you're stuck in the 90's.

     

    #9 Never Be Without Lip Balm Or Skin Cream.

    A tube of something personal like maybe a Chapstick fits pretty nicely in the pocket.

    #10 It's Also Great For Nail Clippers Or Swiss Army Knives.

    Like the fifth pocket itself, our list is fairly small compared to the number of pocketable possibilities out there. Now that you know it's not just a design or fashion statement, make use of that space!

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  • 10 Shocking Facts About Banana!

     

     1. Bananas cause natural antacid effects on the body that help it prevent heartburn.

     

     

    2. Having two bananas daily before workout gives you more energy.

     

     
     

    3. Bananas contain protein called tryptophan that helps to fight against depression.

     

     

    4. Vitamin B6 in bananas regulate blood glucose levels in the body.

     

     

    5. The fruit is enriched with potassium that helps manage blood pressure and also prevents strokes.

     

     

    6. Eating a banana daily at breakfast is quite helpful to lowering the effects of stress. Undoubtedly, bananas are an effective medicine for your brain's health.

     

     

    7. Bananas are a good source of fiber and hence are very helpful for proper digestion.

     

     

    8. The potassium in bananas helps you stay alert and focused through the day.

     

     

    9. The inside of banana peels can soothe mosquito bites. You must try it out.

     

     

    10. It's hard to believe, but the fruit is so magical that it can reduce the hangovers.

    Including banana in your diet can be the secret behind your health and fitness.

     

     

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  • BREAKING NEWS: Bomb blast in the district of Anwar Masjid, Addis Ababa

    UPDATE 4: Video of the explosion as it happens and killed at least 6 people can be found here.

    UPDATE 3: Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported at least 24 people injured and citywide manhunt underway. Police asks help from citizens to report any unusual activity.

    UPDATE 2: Fana Broadcasting Corporation has talked to Government Communication Office and confirmed it was a bomb attack and said security officials are investigating the situation.

    UPDATE 1: Witnesses have said an electric pole that fell down injured people.

    Several people have been reported injured in an explosion in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, residents say. The explosion happened in the district of Anwar Masjid today on the occasion of Jumaa. Witnesses to the explosion said it happened as worshippers were in their Friday afternoon prayers. Casualties were taken to Tekle Haymanot General Hospital, a nearby hospital. No more details have been reported and there has been no claim of responsibility for the explosion.

    We will update as soon as we contact our sources on the ground.

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