Is Asexuality More Common Than You Think?

One percent of the population identifies as asexual, but what exactly is asexuality? Follow Cleo on Twitter ►►►► Watch More of Cleo Here ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More:5 Ways to via Pocket

These earbuds custom-fit to your ears in 60 seconds

Earbuds are one of those technologies that still come loaded with annoyances. Cheap ones are almost always bad, with a terrible fit and atrocious sound. Expensive ones offer better sound quality, but often times they can fit just as poorly as the $10 or $20 pair they’re meant to replace. via Pocket

‘It’s basically a bunch of autistic people wandering around’ — Michael Lewis on Silicon Valley

Michael Lewis is not a huge fan of Silicon Valley, America’s capital of high-tech. At least, he’s not into the culture of Silicon Valley. He was asked whether he would ever write another book about technology. He wrote The New New Thing, which covered the tech industry in the late nineties. via Pocket

This Cheat Sheet Shows You How to Prioritize Your Savings and Debt

People always seem have questions about their financial priorities: Should I invest or pay off debt? Save in my work 401(k) or open an IRA? This cheat sheet will tell you. It helps you visualize your financial priorities in the most basic terms. via Pocket

Gaius Publius: What’s Called “Capitalism” Is Far from Any Model of Capitalism or Market

Predators and prey. The homeless and left-behind are at the bottom (“decomposers”). Most of everyone else is in the next layer up (“producers”). The rest, from the well-off to the wealthy, are “consumers.” Interesting how that language works, isn’t it? (source) via Pocket

I’m asexual: a liberating realization

I’ve known this about myself for a long time. I adore children and I love being a mother, but I’m really not interested in sex. This has freed me in so many ways. 

I no longer feel the need to be sexually attractive. I can wear my hear the way I think is fun, without the burden of considering if a guy will think I’m “hot”. I tend to Snapchat without makeup, because I can just be myself and not worry what I look like. 

I can be my bright, nerdy, inquisitive, assertive, challenging, goofy SELF, and not have my anxiety (which is still very much there) tie me up in knots about being sexually rejected in some way. I don’t care. 

The fact that I struggle so much with anxiety and yet don’t actually care about something is incredibly freeing in itself. 

Volkswagen’s appalling clean diesel scandal, explained

It sounds like the sinister plot of some straight-to-DVD movie. Since 2009, Volkswagen had been installing elaborate software in 482,000 “clean diesel” vehicles sold in the US, so that the cars’ pollution controls only worked when being tested by regulators. via Pocket

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