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Bad Behavior Habits to Avoid

8 Bad Behavior Habits to Avoid Like the Plague<p>Here's a tough question for you.<p>Are you likable?<p>Do people find it easy, energizing, and refreshing to …

Self-help

You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …

A Note to Jessa's God: We'll Trade You Soup for the Duggars

Religious extremism is alive and well in the Duggar household, and its ugly tentacles extend far beyond the reach of the family's matriarch, Michelle. TLC's hate-filled First Family regularly gets their kicks while filming their long-running show <i>19 Kids and Counting</i>, but now one of the nine girls …

8 inspirational books to make you happier

<b>Whether you want to get rich, build a business or deal with stress and conflict at work, we’ve found these inspirational books to help you get there</b> …

7 Mental Health Resolutions for 2015

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, our self-improvement efforts often focus on getting a better body. And we ignore that other, equally …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We often hear advice like, "Think positive and good things will happen," or "Try your hardest and eventually things will work out." While these words of wisdom certainly have merit, what may seem like well meaning suggestions won't help you reach your goals if you're simultaneously engaging in …

6 Ways to Fix Your Running Stride

Tweak your form to be more efficient and less injury-prone.<p>As part of a recent run analysis I got at NYSportsMed's Athlete Performance Center a few weeks ago, I had my stride and body mechanics analyzed while I ran on a treadmill. They call it the "Runner's Report Card" and it's an elite-level …

The Definitive Guide to Preventing Sports Bra Chafing

Stop rubbing in all the wrong places.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Hadfield and provided by our partners at Zelle.</i><p>As I sit here writing, I have two major marathon tattoos from bra chafing I earned on my last long run because I forgot to pre-lube. Even if you have the best sports bra, the …

Trouble Swallowing Pills? Try The 'Pop Bottle' Or The 'Lean Forward'

Notes<p>NPR's Nina Totenberg says the pop bottle method worked without a hitch.<p>I have always loathed swallowing pills.<p>As a kid, I'd bury them under sofa cushions or hide them under carpets. I'd hide the pill under my tongue and spit it out later. My parents tried everything, including hiding tablets …

This Is How You Stop Looking at Your Phone

According to a recent Nielsen study, Americans spend an average of 270 hours per month staring at screens. When it comes to digital detox, the first step is awareness. That's where a new app called Moment comes in.<p>Launched this summer, the app automatically tracks how much you use your phone each …

Is Game of Thrones Just Killing Time?

Our roundtable on "The Laws of God and Men," the sixth episode of the HBO show's fourth season.<p>Spencer Kornhaber, Christopher Orr, and Amy Sullivan discuss the latest episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p><b>Kornhaber:</b> <i>GAH!</i> Go away, credits!<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> doesn’t do many cliffhangers. Sudden calamity followed by …

Mother's Day Turns 100: Its Surprisingly Dark History

Born of war, Mother's Day grew to horrify its own mother, whose fight to fix the holiday "cost her everything, financially and physically."<p><b>As Mother's Day turns 100 this year, it's known mostly as a time for brunches, gifts, cards, and general outpourings of love and appreciation.</b><p>But the holiday …

Why the Limit to Mean Girls Does Not Exist

At the dawn of social media, Tina Fey created a (very funny) tale that could be remixed and shared endlessly.<p><i>Mean Girls</i> was released 10 years ago today. This means that <i>Mean Girls</i> was also released just weeks after Mark Zuckerberg launched thefacebook.com from his Kirkland House dorm room.<p>That is …

Why the music industry is trying—and failing—to crush Pandora

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of Napster, the file sharing service that disrupted the music business and conditioned a generation of consumers to expect to be able to listen to their favorite songs for free.<p>Internet-based music platforms are legitimate businesses now, but …

Pandora

Whoever wins the Indian election, women will lose

Over five weeks, 815 million Indians will have the opportunity to choose a new government many hope will tackle inequality and corruption and lead the country to greater prosperity.<p>The choice is ostensibly between two men: Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rahul Gandhi of the …

The 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' Is Real: What Now?

Historians, engineers, and linguists have pored over a three-inch piece of papyrus that makes mention of Jesus's wife. What does this discovery actually mean?<p>Over the past two years, roughly a dozen scholars from Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and Australia's Macquarie University have been focused …

Treating Drug Abuse as a Disease, Not a Crime

A Pew Research study today says jail is not the place for non-violent drug users.<p>In a survey released today by the Pew Research Center, 87 percent of people characterized drug abuse is either a "crisis" or a "serious problem" in the U.S. That number hasn't changed much in nearly twenty years.<p>What …

A Fresh Look at Our National Parks

Glacier National Park, Montana<p>There are better ways to see our national parks than staring at Old Faithful or crawling in Yosemite’s traffic. Jump on a paddleboard, hike around a volcano or cast out in pristine waters - these trips put the parks in a whole new light.<p>This million-acre wilderness …

What Are the Top Trail-Running Camps in the U.S.?

<i>A:</i><p>Regimented work on the track might tune up your speed, but unleashing yourself on scenic trails will feed your soul. Here are four U.S. trail-running camps that turn grueling practice into a vacation.<p>Since 2010, PRS FIT Over the Divide Trail Running Camps have trained participants in Rocky …

Getting Reacquainted With Running After a Long Winter

I have been pretty quiet on the topic of running lately, but not because I haven't been running. I've been rebuilding.<p>After a couple months' hiatus, I've started training and running seriously again, slowly building up my endurance and speed. I've set some goals and registered for a few races in …

The New Rules of Fitness

Decades ago, fitness consisted of two workouts: all-out, all the time; and “LSD”—long, slow distance training. Then fitness went high-tech. Personal-metrics devices from companies like Polar, Garmin, Nike, and others became a billion-dollar industry. Nutrition took wild turns, too. Rocky-style …

Adventuring Forward: Adventure Service Corps Launches in Denver

There was a storm coming and, without an open sky, it was a terribly dark night. The flicker of far off lightning would periodically light up more than 1,000 feet of granite cliff that fell straight below me. It had been four days since I started up the sheer walls of El Capitan. I found myself …

Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food

Researchers asked if one diet could be crowned best in terms of health outcomes. If diet is a set of rigid principles, the answer is a decisive no. In terms of broader guidelines, it's a decisive yes.<p>Flailing in the swell of bestselling diet books, infomercials for cleanses, and secret tips in …