7 Reasons Why Men Cheat Filed under

Experts explain why men cheat.Could it be intimacy, control, or…just being a sex addict? Sex and relationship experts spill on the top reasons why men cheat. (Besides, you know, being total jerks.)

1. They’re Avoiding Intimacy

“Some men cheat to avoid any real intimacy. Intimacy scares them, so they distance themselves from their wife or girlfriend by cheating on her,” says psychiatrist Gail Saltz, MD. This way they never have to fully rely on someone else, so they can’t get hurt. Yeah, it makes sense in their minds…

2. They Crave Intimacy
On the flip side, some men are searching for intimacy outside of their relationship. According sex expert Emily Morse, some couples drift apart over time and don’t communicate about their lack of intimacy. When that happens, some men think it’s easier to just cheat instead of talking about it.

3. They’re Hooked on the Honeymoon
You know how it goes-you can’t get enough of each other at the beginning. But after a while, things feel more comfortable…which isn’t a bad thing. Some men live for that honeymoon high and go elsewhere to find it.

4. They Want Control
Dr. Saltz says some men are unfaithful because they want control and power in the relationship, and cheating puts the ball in their court.

5. They Lack Willpower
Morse says that some men are just plain weak. They give into a sexual affair, “simply because the opportunity presented itself and they weren’t strong enough to say no.” Sounds like a cop-out to us.

6. They’ve Gotten Away With it Before
According to Dr. Saltz, not every cheater is a repeat offender, but they can be-especially if they haven’t worked on figuring out what drove them to in the first place or if they just don’t care about anyone but themselves.

7. They Want Variety
Get this: Some men will cheat even though they love the woman they’re with. “Men admit to cheating because they crave variety” says Morse, “but have done so while still being very happy in their current relationship.” Yeah…that’s ridiculously lame.


How Model Rocket works

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to launch a model rocket into the air. If you want to understand the mechanics of the engine, though, it might not be a bad idea to do some science research. A model rocket engine is a scientific device that produces thrust in the same way a big rocket would. The solid propellant burns, producing gases, and these gases are expelled through a nozzle. When these gases exit at supersonic velocities, they produce thrust in the opposite direction (Newton’s Second Law of Motion). This law states that acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass of the object being accelerated, the greater the amount of force needed to accelerate the object.

Thrust isn’t the only important thing an engine provides. If the high-powered rocket engine simply produces thrust then ejects the parachute, the parachute would be ripped to shreds due to the two or three hundred miles per hour the rocket was traveling. Instead, the rocket engine has a special slow-burning delay material, which produces dense smoke and causes the rocket to coast. Once coasting is finished, the ejection charge is initiated, and this ejects a large volume of gas, which rushes into the forward part of the rocket and pushes out the parachute.

Here is an illustrated step-by-step process of how the engine works.

1. An igniter is inserted into the engine and held with a wire plug. Clips from the launch controller are attached onto the wire. When electricity begins to flow, the wire heats up, causing the tip to burst into flames.

2. The black-powder propellant quickly burns and creates thrust.
3. After the propellant is consumed, the delay composition starts burning, not producing thrust. This is where the rocket coasts. A trail of black smoke helps you to see the rocket.
4. At the end of coasting, the ejection charge ignites. The fast burning ejection over-pressurizes the case and bursts through a clay cap. This also pushes off the nose cone and ejects the parachute. The engine cannot be reused.

These types of engines are single-use engines, but they are effective enough to reach heights of almost 3,000 feet. There are several types of engines, but your model rocket kit will tell you which ones are compatible with the rocket you’re using. Also, many rockets require that you use a lower-powered engine on the initial flight. These have less thrust and let see if you manufactured the rocket correctly without exposing it to the harsher forces of a more powerful rocket. Once your rocket is ready, let it launch into the air. And if anyone asks you how the engine works, you can impress them with your rocket-science answer.

10 Do-It-Yourself Beauty Treatments for Maximum Glam by Blythe Copeland, Planet Green

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If your beauty routine is full of the same old products and methods you’ve been using since high school, then it’s time to change it up–and, while you’re at it, why not replace your conventional, mass-market brands with non-toxic combinations you’ve made yourself? From peach-scented lotion to petroleum-free lip gloss, you can heat, stir, and mix your way to safe, beautiful skin, hair, and makeup then vote on your favorites in our View and Vote slideshow.

1. Spoil Your Face with Spoiled Yogurt

While eating yogurt that’s past its expiration date isn’t always a sure bet, it can still work wonders for your skin. If it’s only a few days old, try mixing it with honey and cucumber for a refreshing face mask.

2. DIY Portable Bronzer Compact

Have an old makeup case lying around? Instead of trashing it, refill it with a combination of cinnamon, sugar, and essential oils for a blush alternative that looks as sweet as it smells.

3. DIY Pumpkin Foot Scrub

Summer sandals, swimming, and flip-flops can do a number on your feet. Smooth out your rough heels and dry, cracked skin with this pumpkin foot scrub—it’s a fall-friendly way to say goodbye to damaged skin.

4. Make Your Own Shaving Cream

Lessen the damage that shaving can do to your face, neck, legs, or underarms with this simple cream made from melting sunflower oil and glycerin soap. You’ll get all the benefits without the synthetic chemicals.

5. Six Soothing Summer Beauty Treatments Fresh from the Farmer’s Market The bulk of summer’s produce bounty may be over, but you can still put leftovers to work with these homemade recipes for everything from toner and face masks to fruit-scented lotions–all of which help your skin keep that midsummer night’s glow.

6. Save Water, Energy, and Money with DIY Dry Shampoo Cut your energy bill, skip plastic bottles, and trim your water use with this guide to dry shampoo. You’ll have clean hair in no time—and with no fuss. What could be better?

7. Yogurt and Honey: 2 Key Ingredients in Your DIY Facial The same things that make yogurt and honey so good for you inside make it just as essential for your skin on the outside; see what, why, and how to make the most of these foods (without eating them).

8. Nourish Your Skin with This Organic Blueberry Facial Masque If you already love blueberries for their sweet taste and health benefits, then wait until you see how good they are for your skin. You’ll never see fruit salad the same way again.

9. DIY Tinted Beet Lip Gloss Beet juice for color and olive oil for moisture blend together to make a sweet, shiny lip gloss that will keep your pucker perfectly smooth without petroleum and other iffy chemicals.

10. DIY Eco-Friendly Hand Softener Forget the cocktails: mix lemon juice and vodka with olive oil, sea salt, and other on-hand ingredients for this leave-on skin treatment that gives you soft, smooth hands and nails.