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How drug laws aimed at pregnant women penalize their children

Shortly after Cassie Duran’s son was born, he began to suffer from symptoms of drug withdrawal. The newborn’s tiny body shook and shivered — and he often cried inconsolably. She blamed herself: Duran had taken methadone during pregnancy.<p>"I felt so bad," the Boston native says, "I was like ‘I can’t …

Drug Addiction

42 Recipes That Are a Zillion Times Better Because of Fish Sauce

Basically instant umami—and one of the most unexpectedly versatile condiments on earth.<p>If you look up umami in the dictionary, we bet you'll find a big ol' bottle of fish sauce (usually made from anchovies, salt, and water) as the entry. A staple in Southeast Asian cooking, fish sauce adds a hit of …

Cooking

What’s Up With the Bacteria In Your Gut?

We’ve known for decades that that the lush collection of bacteria that populate our guts plays a part in digestion. The famous after-effects of bean-eating—tactfully known in the 16th century as “windinesse”— are due to our resident microbes, chomping up an assortment of bean oligosaccharides …

Top 57 Inspiring Plato Quotes To Boost Your Life And Energy

Plato (born in 428/427 and died in 348/347 BC at the age of 80), was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of Academy in Athens, the …

Meet the men who got PTSD from seeing their partners give birth

Traumatic births have long been known to trigger long-term mental health problems. From postnatal depression to body image anxiety, the potential issues that can be caused or exacerbated by a difficult delivery are well documented – but only in mothers.<p>Whilst the physical trauma of birth is solely …

Photo Of A Husband Helping His Wife Buy Makeup Captures A True Love Story

The latest viral photo will give beauty lovers some serious relationship goals... and the rest of us too, for that matter.<p>Love What Matters shared a …

Love Stories

Aging addicts are among our most vulnerable populations—yet we never talk about them

In June of last year, I stopped to visit my 65-year-old mother and her 58-year-old husband in the sun-bleached hills of Sonoma County, where I was giving a reading from my new book. My stepfather, an exuberant talker who usually defaults to a cheerful facade, greeted me with trembling hands and a …

Drug Addiction

Bernie Sanders’ campaign just released a video that will give you goosebumps

BERNIE SANDERS IS A self-described democratic socialist and progressive who is calling for a political revolution to bring people together and take …

Middle-class

For weight loss, HOW you exercise is more important than how much

As much as we love to track our steps with our Fitbits, a new study reinforces the evidence that <i>more</i> exercise is not the key to weight loss. The good news is, there is a way to fake out your body to help it burn more calories.<p>Most people think longer workouts will make them thinner, said study …

Exercise

These male mice don’t have Y chromosomes, but they had babies anyway

Mostly usable sperm<p>Males are supposed to need a Y chromosome to reproduce — it's what's responsible for the testes, after all — but a new study on mice suggests that the genes located on that chromosome may not be entirely necessary. Researchers from the University of Hawaii said this week that …

Genetics

What Does a Parrot Know About PTSD?

Nearly 30 years ago, Lilly Love lost her way. She had just completed her five-year tour of duty as an Alaska-based Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmer, one of an elite team of specialists who are lowered into rough, frigid seas to save foundering fishermen working in dangerous conditions. The day …

Birds

5 Extra-Chocolaty Flourless Chocolate Cakes for National Chocolate Cake Day

The best ways to make the chocolatiest cakes ever.<p>Decadent, rich and one of the only good reasons to use the word “moist,” chocolate cake is a …

Dessert

Why Running Doesn't (Always) Burn Fat

"My body just can't lose weight."<p>The voice on the other end of the phone sounded beaten, frustrated, and hopeless.<p>"If you knew. If you knew how hard …

Western diets damage gut microbiota over generations, in ways hard to reverse

It may take more than a tub of yogurt to reverse the effects that a high-fat, low-fiber diet have wrought in the bellies of men and women in the industrialized world, says new research.<p>Indeed, the depletion of gut microbes that comes with diets deficient in fiber extend well beyond the lives of …

Dietitians, nutritionists, and food psychologists got together and ranked the best diets of 2016 — here's their top 10

Some of the diets are designed to help you lose weight, while others focus on lowering blood pressure, improving heart health, and even bettering your chances of conceiving. But one not-so-surprising thing resonates with each plan: They're all meant to improve health.<p>After months of combing through …

Holistic Medicine

Mysterious lipids increase as cancer cells die - Futurity

New research sheds light on an enduring mystery: the role of organic compounds called "sphingolipids" in cancer—in particular, the way in which …

Cancer Cells

What Ever Happened to Emu, the Next Red Meat?

In the 1990s, emu was billed as America’s next red meat. Environmentalists touted its eco-friendliness, nutritionists gushed over its health benefits, and chefs praised its tender meat.<p>But more than a decade later, emu still can’t compete with beef when it comes to space on the dinner plate.<p>What’s …

Story of 18-year-old who 'made up' being raped by a man now spending 327 years in prison for 27 other rapes

<i>Editor's note/Update: T. Christian Miller, a senior reporter for ProPublica, and Ken Armstrong, a writer for The Marshall Project, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for “An Unbelievable Story of Rape," which is republished with permission here.</i><p>March 12, 2009: Lynnwood, Washington<p>…

Crime

A New Exercise Method Proven to Make Workouts Fun

If somebody told you that there was a workout that didn't require much effort but was fun and yielded awesome results, you'd <i>probably</i> have some doubts . . . and understandably so, because it sounds way too good to be true! But according to <b>The New York Times</b>, there's a new exercise method that is …

A Protein In The Gut May Explain Why Some Can't Stomach Gluten

If you've found that you are sensitive to gluten — the stretchy protein that makes wheat bread fluffy and pie crusts crisp — perhaps you've had to bear the brunt of the gluten-free backlash.<p>Some 47 percent of American consumers say the gluten-free diet is a fad, according to Mintel research. And …

Holistic Medicine

Here's What 15 Relationship Experts Want to Teach You About Love

<i>Relationships don’t look like they used to (and that's a good thing). But what does it honestly take to make a modern romance work? As part of</i> …

Living Rooms

This 30-Day Challenge Will Change Your Mind About the Treadmill

<i>This article was originally published on December 7, 2015.</i><p>Let us just start by saying: Non-runners, don’t click away! This challenge is for you, just …

Marathons

Inside Each Flu Shot, Months Of Virus Tracking And Predictions

Every year, the flu almost goes extinct in temperate places like the United States. The key word is "almost." It stays afloat by constantly moving.<p>"It looks like it's hopping between different cities and different populations," says Sarah Cobey, a computational biologist at the University of …

Public Health

A Dead Disease Still Lives in Lab Freezers. What Else Does?

In the summer of 1977, an influenza epidemic began to spread through China; by fall, it was in Russia, and over the winter, it spread across the Northern Hemisphere. That was very normal, of course. Winter is flu season, and this was not a bad flu, as flu seasons go: It affected mostly people …

Why Women Leave Men They Love: What Every Man Needs to Know

Read on HuffPost Deutschland<p>As a marriage counsellor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous issues. While many situations are complex, there's one profoundly simple truth that men need to know: Women leave men they love.<p>They feel terrible about it. It …

Relationships

How To Make Love Last: 3 Secrets Backed By Research

The beginning of a relationship is amazing. But often, it starts to fizzle out later on…The things you used to love about them start to annoy you. …

Relationships

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says Science

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says ScienceStaff Photo by Derek Davis: Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Vitamin D Capsules. (Photo by Derek …

Wellness

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …