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President Barack Obama Saw Himself -- His Persona And Story -- As The Answer

<i>This piece is part of a series on Obama’s legacy that The Huffington Post has been publishing over the past week.</i><p>WASHINGTON ― When I first met Barack Obama, in January 2005, he had just arrived in the U.S. Senate. He was 43 years old, but looked 33. A Sinatra-like black suit hung loosely over his …

Barack Obama

Here's A Week's Worth Of Belly-Fat-Busting Workouts

Since there’s no such thing as spot reduction, simply planking like your life depends on it won’t help you lose belly fat. Combining cardio and strength work in the form of high-intensity interval training, however, will, says Elyse Miller, the certified personal trainer who created these routines. …

Workouts

Taking multiple medications? You may also be taking excess risks.

Lugging every pill you take to your next doctor’s appointment or trip to the pharmacist might seem like overkill, but it could save your life — especially if you take multiple drugs or supplements.<p>In fact, regularly taking five or more medications — something many Americans do — often does more …

Medicine

Here's A 7-Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Daily movement can come in a number of ways, whether it’s reaching a certain number of steps, a gym class or even just rising from your desk at work. And here’s a new option to add to your routine: A seven-minute, heart-pumping workout you can do virtually anywhere.<p>Hannah Bronfman, founder of the …

Exercise

5 Self-Employment Tax Deductions You Should Know About

There are benefits to being self-employed -- including the ability to make your own hours and to come and go as you please. But there are also a number of <i>tax</i> benefits to being self-employed, and knowing which write-offs to claim on your taxes can help put more money back in your pocket. From common …

When Language Is A Barrier To Health

It was 5 pm on a Saturday, and I was watching the minutes pass from my patient’s hospital room.<p>A few minutes earlier, I’d been paged to see a patient, Ms. G, who had become more confused as the day wore on. She sounded stable, but I headed over right away to see her.<p>As I climbed the stairs, my mind …

Language

Henry Heimlich, Developer Of Anti-Choking Maneuver, Dead At 96

Henry Heimlich, the medical maverick who came up with a maneuver credited with saving thousands of choking victims but who damaged his standing as a proponent of the curative powers of malaria, died on Saturday at the age of 96.<p>Heimlich, a doctor who developed a life-saving technique to dislodge …

Medicine

Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability

The patient will come to the doctor with a complaint of the ankle frequently "giving way" and the feeling of the ankle being unstable with pain (Figure 1).<p>This condition can be caused by lateral collateral ligament injury of the ankle; however, it may be caused by multiple other factors. Ankle …

Pain

A painless solution that tricks your brain into meeting your ideal budget

Expenses have a way of piling up in December, whether because of holiday gifts, extra social engagements, or travel getaways. Your wiped-out bank account at the end of the year may be the perfect (and necessary) inspiration to get into financial shape once the calendar flips to January.<p>But that’s …

Personal Finance

This Is Why Finding 'The One' Feels Harder Than Ever Before

We now know what happens in the brain when you first meet someone new.<p>Two small factories that lie behind your forehead leap into action.<p>One brain region tries to decide if this person is physically attractive enough to be an acceptable partner in your bed.<p>The second brain region tries to establish …

Relationships

The Bird Dog Is an Abdominal Exercise that Reduces Lower Back Pain

Bird dogs are not like crunches: They’re not agonizing to do and you might wonder if you’re working out at all. But you are. You work on those little …

3 Yoga Poses to Increase Overhead Shoulder Mobility

A couple weeks ago I wrote about overhead squat limitations, and the poses I recommended were to open the hips. <b>A second key component to overhead</b> …

Yoga

The real health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Diabetes

5 Beginner-Friendly Foam Rolling Moves To Master

Celebrity trainer Ashley Borden believes everyone needs to spend a little more time foam rolling, and she’s on a mission to make it happen. While the …

Massage Therapy

31 Ways to Move From Surviving to Thriving

If you were a plant, would you be growing, flourishing, and resilient in a drought or a flood?<p>Or would you wither and barely get by when nature's circumstances stray from the ideal?<p>This is the difference between thriving and surviving. Of course, humans are far more complex than plants, but it's …

Happiness

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Yoga Hip Openers Library

We often talk about poses that open or stretch the hips in yoga, but what does that really mean? The hips are a complicated area, anatomically …

Why Your Mindfulness Efforts Aren’t Working

The latest trend in leadership development is mindfulness training. There is a burgeoning array of apps, self-help books, and corporate interventions designed to help leaders become more mindful and thus more resilient, focused, and aware — qualities that many executives believe can make them more …

Mindfulness

Trump proposed poll-monitoring in urban areas, so black voters are fighting back with monitoring of their own

The Rev. Alyn E. Waller was appalled when he learned that Donald Trump was dispatching supporters to Philadelphia to watch for vote fraud on election day.<p>Most Trump supporters are white. Nearly half of Philadelphia's population is black. The racial dimension was obvious.<p>"It is absolutely racist," …

Five healthy money habits to teach your kids

It's never too early to start teaching your children healthy habits, and that includes financial ones. From an early age, children begin to observe their parents in all areas of life, including their spending and saving and how they talk about money. Kids pick up on our attitudes about money just …

The Five Essential Rules: Spending and Saving

<i>Chase is celebrating National Savings Week January 22nd through January 28th. Our series aims to provide tips and insights for saving today,</i> …

How To Brand Yourself -- Without Bragging

We all remember the kid in third or fourth grade who broadcast his or her insecurity by saying things like “I’m a better basketball player than you are — you stink!” or “My family is richer than yours is!”<p>Now that we are adults, we can look back and see that these kids didn’t feel good about …

Employment

How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Kill Now

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make now that will instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and a leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just …

Public Speaking

Bill Nunn, famous for 'Do the Right Thing' role, dies at 62

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bill Nunn, a veteran actor who appeared in Spike Lee's film, "Do the Right Thing," has died. He was 62.<p>Lee paid tribute to the man who played Radio Raheem in the movie, describing him as a dear friend and a great actor.<p>Nunn and Lee both attended Morehouse College in Atlanta. Nunn died …

Comedians

When You Eat Pickles Often, Something Surprising Will Happen To Your Brain

<i>Food for thought</i> might just have a whole new meaning to it and in a more literal sense. We all hold a widely held conception that fish helps our …

6 Terrible Habits That Destroy Your Productivity (and Happiness)

If you want to excel at your work, stop doing these things immediately.<p>In today's interconnected and increasingly mobile world, people need no longer be confined to their offices. You can work anytime you like wherever you happen to be. But that very freedom has also resulted in some very bad …

Productivity

5 Productivity Habits I Gave Up Because They Waste My Time

I don't care what the gurus say; many so-called "productivity habits" are a huge waste of time.<p>I've written my fair share of articles about productivity, time management and becoming more effective. Even so, there are at least five "productivity habits" that I've scrapped because they were huge …

Productivity

FACT CHECK: Definitely Not Friends of Dorothy

CLAIM<p>In the 1950s, a Las Vegas hotel completely drained their pool because black entertainer Dorothy Dandridge stuck her toe in the water. See …

Swimming Pools

Jennifer Newman: How to deal with 'highly sensitive people' in the workplace

Some people can become easily overwhelmed or frazzled while on the job — but being highly sensitive at work it is not a disorder, says workplace …

Psychology