These women-founded sex toy companies are engineering products from a female POV

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From vibrators to air-suction stimulators, these brands are taking sex toys to new heights. Happy Valentine’s Day. At a time when sexual well-being has become another product category in the wellness market, femme-identifying founders are creating high-design sex toys. These brands put emphasis on function and style, making their smart inventions look like just another chic tech accessory on your nightstand. Read Full Story

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IRS stimulus checks: You can now look up your online account to calculate if you’re owed a credit

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Taxpayers who didn’t get the full amount of the first or second stimulus checks may be able to claim them as a credit. Start with this online tool. If you didn’t get the full amount of your first or second stimulus check—or if you have no record of it, for some reason—we have some good news. The Internal Revenue Service has a spot where you can check your checks. Read Full Story

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Still no IRS stimulus check? ‘Payment status not available’? Here’s what might be wrong

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If you were expecting a COVID-19 stimulus check from the IRS and you still have not received it, you are surely wondering what’s going on. Here are some possibilities. It’s been almost a week since the Internal Revenue Service began making direct payments to individual taxpayers as part of the coronavirus economic stimulus package. If you were expecting a check and have not received it by now, surely you are wondering what’s going on. You’re not alone—a cursory search of social media will turn up countless people beseeching the IRS with questions about when their check will show up. Read Full Story

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The surprising medical history of vibrators

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Vibrators were medical quackery—alternative medicine that didn’t deliver on their promises. Yet the electrical cure-alls sold by the millions. In the contemporary moment of sex-positive feminism , praises for the orgasmic capacity of the vibrator abound. “They’re all-encompassing, a blanket of electricity, that’ll course through your veins, producing orgasms you didn’t know you were physically capable of having,” wrote Erica Moen in her webcomic “ Oh Joy Sex Toy .” Vibrators today go hand in hand with masturbation and female sexuality. Read Full Story

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IRS stimulus checks: How to deposit your payment safely from home, even with no bank account

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Two names on your stimulus check? No bank account? Check over your mobile deposit limit? Here are ways you can deposit your economic stimulus payment. Are you expecting your economic stimulus payment in the mail? Once your check arrives ( here’s the delivery timeline ), how will you cash or deposit it? Set up your plan now , particularly if you want to safely deposit it from your home (which you should!). No reason to risk your life for a check. Here are actions to take now to smooth the process: Read Full Story

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If you don’t need your stimulus check, this site will help you donate it

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#CheckForGood makes it easy to direct your Trump-signed check to a list of organizations helping people who are out of work. If you’re lucky enough to still have a job—unlike the 30 million Americans who have filed for unemployment over the last six weeks—and you’ve decided you don’t need the stimulus check that you may be eligible for from the government, a simple new tool called #CheckForGood will help you choose where to donate the money. Read Full Story

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