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There is nothing more delightful than hearing NPR vet Terry Gross talk about sex and oversharing. Except maybe hearing her shyly ask Lena Dunham all about her own tawdry history in this fabulous Fresh Air interview.

Have a boring after school job? A new app seeks to match college kids with work roles that might actually interest them, such as dildo salesperson and liquor promoter. You know, stuff dreams are made of.

Unsure of what to ask on a first date? OKCupid founder and data scientist Christian Rudder explains that you might just want to ask the peculiar question, “Do you like horror movies?” The results are surprisingly divisive and can predict how likely a couple will stick together.

In breaking world news, T-Pain is taking on his own advice column. Before you laugh, remember, this man is worldly. He once auto-crooned about being in love with a stripper.

California just became the first U.S. state to adopt a new consent rule that requires all students on state-funded campuses to get active consent before sex. Called the “yes means yes” bill, it could be an integral part of how America frames rape and its victims.

This wonderfully geeky article explains how language evolves and how you can create new words. So fetch.

And now here’s a stunner from the vaults. In a 1963 Playboy interview, Frank Sinatra describes what it’s like to really feel a song:

When I sing, I believe. I’m honest. If you want to get an audience with you, there’s only one way. You have to reach out to them with total honesty and humility. This isn’t a grandstand play on my part; I’ve discovered—and you can see it in other entertainers—when they don’t reach out to the audience, nothing happens. You can be the most artistically perfect performer in the world, but an audience is like a broad—if you’re indifferent, endsville. That goes for any kind of human contact: a politician on television, an actor in the movies, or a guy and a gal. That’s as true in life as it is in art.