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Here's the age you peak at everything throughout life

Life doesn't come with a road map. But that hasn't stopped scientists from wanting to build one.<p>A range of studies examine how our physical and mental traits, ranging from attractiveness to smarts, change as people rack up birthdays.<p>The best news is that no matter how old you are right now, there's …

People often defend an alleged rapist's character. Here's why you should doubt them

The character witness holds tremendous power. This person vouches for the perpetrator, who in many high-profile cases is accused of sexual …

For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence

On the day she was killed, Alexsandra Moreira thought she was safe. She thought she had managed to break away and protect herself.<p>Her brother even escorted her to the bus station that morning to make sure she was OK on her way to work.<p>"When she got on the bus, my brother told her, 'If anything …

Brazil

Should Women Register for the Draft?

Over the past few months, Congress has been in the middle of a debate over whether to expand the Selective Service registration requirement to include women in any future military draft. In the latest development, the full House just voted on the idea for the first time after Ohio Representative …

Taxes

What is 'second rape' and what can we do about it?

In a recent speech at the White House’s first-ever United State of Women summit, Vice President Joe Biden passionately addressed what he described as …

Why can’t the nation’s first legally nonbinary person get an ID?

In late April, retired military vet Jamie Shupe casually filled out a form at the Multnomah County courthouse in Portland, Oregon. Shupe was …

LGBTQI

'Fairytale' Paintings Show A Side Of Black Lives History Overlooks

“I’m depicting the many people who existed in history but whose presence was never documented," Amy Sherald explains.<p>The subjects of Amy Sherald’s paintings have skin the color of charcoal ― an overcast hue that exists outside the spectrum of race as we often categorize it. The grey tone, made from …

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

How to survive (and thrive) when life punches you in the face

A few weeks ago, one of my students posted this in my Facebook mastermind group (<i>emphasis mine</i>):<p>Let me start by saying that I applaud this woman for having the courage to step up, share her story, and ask for help so she can overcome this and move forward again. It’s actually pretty damn hard to …

Self-improvement

Science Says The Seed Of Depression Is Hidden In Your Gut, Not Your Brain

It was believed that the causes of depression were primarily neurological or originate in the brain, but recent research indicates the depression’s …

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

A Better Kind of Happiness

Nearly two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle triggered a revolution in happiness. At the time, Greek philosophers were trying hard to define precisely what this state of being was. Some contended that it sprang from hedonism, the pursuit of sensual pleasure. Others argued from the perspective of …

5 Essential Activities That Will Make Your Brain Healthier

Our brain is the most important part of our body. It’s what makes us who we are, and we can’t live without it. Most of us love taking care of our …

The Science-Backed Activity That Instantly Relieves Stress—and How to Start

Have you ever watched in pure wonder at artists in full creative mode? It's as though they're channeling another force through their physical body. …

Creativity

Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

Amsterdam — A FRIEND recently invited me over to see the blackbird that had taken up residence in a potted plant on her balcony.<p>Serenely incubating eggs in the inner city, this bird had little in common with its shy, reclusive ancestors that nested in Europe’s forests. Early in the 19th century, …

Ecology

France's 20 most beautiful villages

The “gay cure” experiments that were written out of scientific history

For the first hour, they just talked. He was nervous; he’d never done this before. She was understanding, reassuring: Let’s just lie down on the bed together, she said, and see what happens. Soon, events took their course: they were enjoying themselves so much they could almost forget about the …

How I’ve Built My Own Business While Traveling The World

Five months ago, Arianna O’Dell quit her job to travel Europe, using the money she saved on rent as her startup’s seed funding.<p>One month ago, I woke up to the smell of espresso in Madrid. Today I woke up in Romania, ready to wander the streets of Bucharest. Next month I’ll awake to an Istanbul …

Hiking to Britain’s most remote pub – without a map

Before the invention of instruments, humans relied on natural navigation – a technique that uses the sun, moon, stars, wind, weather, plants and animals to provide orientation.<p><i>BBC's Travel Show brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and</i> …

The ultimate guide to hidden gems in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest possesses an abundance of natural wonders. The rugged coastline, the towering mountains, and the lush temperate rainforests are …

Top 10 things to do in California

California is the US state that boasts the coast with the most and if you're looking for things to do with or without the family then right here is …

What It Means To Identify As Non-Binary

"I’m very adamant about making sure people understand that I am somewhere on the spectrum, but I’m not a man and I’m not a woman.”<p>As the queer community demands room for more nuanced identities beyond the binaries of gay and straight, man and woman, we at The Huffington Post want to let those …

Best Backpacking Trails In The Continental U.S.

(credit: Randy Yagi)<p>Most every trail in America has its own unique set of natural beauty and spectacular vistas. But some are much more special than …

How to Choose Backpacking Gear for Inclement Weather: Clothing, Sleep, and Shelter Systems

Introduction<p>The purpose of this article is simple: I want to teach you how to choose backpacking equipment for inclement weather by documenting my …

America's Top 10 Hardest Day Hikes

The word “epic” is uttered a bit too lightly these days. Once reserved to describe the fantastic voyages of brave explorers, it’s now readily used to …

The travel photographers you should be following on IG right now | Adventure Sports Network

Last Friday, National Geographic announced the winners of its prestigious National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest, with the top …

Jaden Smith Wants More Men to Wear Skirts

"In five years, when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won't get beat up and kids won't get mad at him."<p>Jaden Smith knows there are people in the world who don't like the idea of him, or any man, walking around in a skirt, but he's not about to let that stop him.<p>"The world is going to keep …