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Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Despite what we’ve long been told, and the pervasive amount of food- and fat-shaming in our culture, the number on the scale isn’t always a simple …

Wellness

What the science says about every popular diet — and whether they can work for you

Luckily, scientists have found that most reasonable diets can help you lose weight, compared to not following a diet at all. Overall, studies have shown that diets rich in plants and low in processed foods are the best for weight loss.<p>But many popular diets aren't based on sound scientific …

Nutrition

An Ancient City Emerges in a Remote Rain Forest

Most of the important archaeological sites in Central America were “discovered” by archaeologists who, in fact, didn’t discover them at all but were led to the ruins by local people. I’ve known several Maya archaeologists who routinely started fieldwork in a new area by heading into a dive bar and …

Archaeology

Is Your Mind Controlling You? How to Get Rid Of Bad Thoughts And Stay Present

Your thoughts are on the front line when it comes to your life. They are the foundation for everything. At the most fundamental level, a positive …

How to Eat Healthy: 25 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier Every Day

There's a lot of advice out there on how to eat healthy, and if we're being honest, it can sometimes feel like too much to think about. Especially …

University of Washington

31 January Recipes for a Healthy Start to the New Year

January: The notorious month of New Year’s resolution is officially here! Though you can obviously plan healthy meals for every month of the year, we’re betting that eating healthy in January tops your list of priorities. If you’re trying to eat clean this month, it can be hard to know where to …

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating Tips for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

If eating healthier is one of your top new year priorities, that's great. But "I'm going to eat healthier this year" is one of those well …

Wellness

The 1 Simple Trick I Use To Totally Slash My Food Waste

<i>This article is part of HuffPost’s</i> <i>Reclaim</i> <i>campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve it.</i><p>The average American family-of-four wastes around $1,500 a year on food that it ultimately ends up tossing in the trash.<p>That’s a ton of money ― some $29 per …

Food

6 Simple Principles for Creating Your Own Sanctuary

<i>When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. “</i> – Jean …

The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns

Remember that time you really embarrassed yourself, and you play it over and over in your head, cringing a little each time? Or how about your inability to ask for a raise or promotion you deserve because you have told yourself so many times you are not worth it? You let it stew, creating …

Mindfulness

The Surprising Reason Why Some Women Are Shaving Their Faces

While old Hollywood legends used a regular-old razor back in the day, the technique has evolved into so-called “dermaplaning,” and fans like myself now use a tool that looks like a brow planer—a small stainless steel blade—to carefully remove peach fuzz from our complexions. What's really cool is …

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

<b>Clarifying moisturizer:</b> Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it.<p><b>Elbow and knee bleacher:</b> "If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon," says Patrice Coleman, owner of …

How to Have Your Longest Orgasm Ever

Ready to get going (and going…and going…and going)? Here, a quick debriefing on Tantra before you and your partner de-brief yourselves:<p><b>Breath</b><br>You want to share your breath in a way that enhances your intimacy and can boost your orgasm. "The faster you breathe, the quicker you orgasm," says Cadell. …

6 Healthy Foods That Naturally Suppress Your Appetite | Women's Health

The good news is that several new studies have identified compounds in certain foods that trigger the release of hormones in the stomach that help you feel full. They can also set off neurotransmitters in the brain that suppress appetite and reduce cravings. Eating more of these foods can help keep …

Nutrition

Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones

The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stone blocks across the desert by wetting the sand in front of a …

The Rules Of Eating Organic

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Do enough research on organic food production, and you'll find so many different conclusions, you'll end back where you started -- unsure if they're really worth it. Studies come out concluding that there aren't any nutritional differences …

Tap Water

3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress In 15 Minutes A Day

If you are terrified by the 8 steps to start meditating but really want to try it and figure out what the hype is all about, this article gives you …

Meditation

The Right Way to Shave Your Bikini Line | Women's Health

<b>1. Invest in a Good Razor</b><p>You use only the best products to keep your face looking flawless, so why not show your skin down below the same love? It is super-delicate, after all. Picking the right razor is the first step to ensuring you keep your bikini line in tip-top condition. “If there are more …

Skin Care

Huge ritual monument found hidden near Stonehenge

The super-henge of Durrington Walls has been hiding a secret for thousands of years: a row of 90 massive standing stones<p>A huge ritual monument which dates from the time of Stonehenge has been discovered hidden under the bank of a nearby stone-age enclosure.<p>Durrington Walls, a roundish ‘super-henge’ …

3D printing helped solve an ancient musical mystery

These recreations range from the pre-Celtic British liturgical soundscapes of Stonehenge to the music of Ancient Greece.<p>Now, thanks to Billy Ó Foghlú of Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific, we can add Bronze Age Irish horns to the list of resurrected instruments.<p>Through …

3D Printing

ANCIENT GREEK MYTHICAL FIGURES AND THEIR MYTHS

Centaur Mythology and religion were intertwined in ancient Greek and Roman religion. Many elements and figures in Greek religion and mythology have …

Ancient History

The beginner’s guide to meditation

Maybe you’ve tried meditating before. You close your eyes, expecting enlightenment (or at least some instant stress relief ) but nothing happens. Until the next minute when you see everything you’re trying to forget about for a minute flooding your mind’s eye—Mail that check! Pick up more tampons! …

Meditation

7 Things You Can Do Before Noon to Lose Weight

These moves will set you up for all-day success.<p>You know that whole early bird catches the worm thing? There really might be something to it when it comes to shedding pounds. Part of it has to do with the way most of us are wired: Early-morning sunshine leaves us feeling alert, energized, and …

How To Eat Right For Your Body Type

Your body stores fat differently from other bodies, taking a different shape. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss. It’s time to get …

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

<b>Use Red Plates</b><br>Yep, you read that correctly: Your health could be determined by the color of your dinnerware. Gotta love science! Seriously, though: A study from <i>Appetite</i> found that people who eat off of red plates tend to eat less than those who eat off of red and blue. The researchers say that …

50 Simple Mini-Habits That Actually Help With Anxiety

As a lifelong anxiety sufferer I know it can be annoying when you’re drowning in worry thoughts and someone who has no idea what anxiety is actually …

5 Things You Need to Stop Telling Yourself if You Want to Be Happy

Too many of us are content to live a good enough life. If we were asked what happiness means, we wouldn't have an answer, because we gave up on happiness long ago.<p>There are many people in some really difficult situations; they're living through things that we'll never understand, but there are …

Happiness

Happy Thoughts: Here Are the Things Proven To Make You Happier

<b>What’s the secret to a head full of happy thoughts?</b><p>Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use.<p>First, yeah, a good …

Happiness

10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be

1. You ascribe intent.<p>Another driver cut you off. Your friend never texted you back. Your co-worker went to lunch without you. Everyone can find a …