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10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Buffer's Social Media blog.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It's also no surprise that it's the Nr.1 value for Buffer"s culture, if you see our slidedeck about it. So naturally we are obsessed …

Happiness

Psychosis Risk Syndrome Is Back To Haunt Us

It was at a cocktail party four years ago that I first heard about the plan to include a 'Psychosis Risk Syndrome' in DSM-5. The idea was to diagnose and treat subthreshold psychotic symptoms early enough to prevent the later development of full blown psychotic disorders.<p>The motive for introducing …

Mental Health

11 Science Facts That Seem More Like Science Fiction

In our hectic, mile-a-minute existences, it's easy to forget just how amazing our world truly is.<p>Fortunately, the authors of the newly published 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off have made it easy for us to slow down and savor some astonishing scientific facts--about everything …

'Immunize' Yourself Against Bad Moods? New Research Suggests It May Be Possible

We've all been there. Work sucks. You head home and turn on the TV--and see nothing but bad news. You and a loved one have a nasty squabble.<p>Whatever the cause, it doesn't take much to put us in a bad mood. But a new study conducted by scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel suggests there's a …

Meet The Planet Astronomers Say 'Shouldn't Be There'

Well, <i>that</i> shouldn't be there.<p>An international team of astronomers has discovered a faraway planet that orbits its star at a distance of 60 billion miles, or about 650 times the distance from the Earth to the sun.<p>That orbital distance -- far greater than any other planet seen previously -- suggests …

Mummies, Mysterious Inscriptions Found In Crypt Of Ruined Christian Kingdom

Did someone call for the crypt keeper?<p>In an ongoing Polish-led expedition in the Nile Valley region of Sudan, archaeologists excavating a 900-year-old medieval crypt discovered seven mummies and walls covered in inscriptions.<p><i>Excavations at a monastery that had once been part of the ancient</i> …

Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and Man's Soul

One of the lagniappes of psychoanalysis is the philosophical attitude it takes towards mental illness. There is no cure for life. In fact in Charlie Kaufman's masterpiece <i>Syndechoche, New York</i> (2008) that is precisely the mysterious illness that afflicts the main character, Caden Cotard, played by …

Mental Health

Mars One Shortlists 1,058 Candidates For Mission To Red Planet (VIDEO)

A mission to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2024 just took another step closer to launch.<p>The Dutch nonprofit Mars One said it had selected 1,058 candidates from a pool of more than 200,000 applicants to enter the first round of testing before a final team is selected to make a …

The Case of the Evil Genius

Professor James Moriarty had only a brief literary career, but his persona looms much larger than his deeds. Criminal mastermind and archenemy of Sherlock Holmes, the professor is remembered today as the archetypal evil genius. The same penetrating intellect that made Moriarty a mathematical …

Creativity

7 Cool New Findings About the Brain

The human brain is the most complex and least understood biological structure in the known universe. President Obama's new BRAIN Initiative, which is co-led by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is designed to advance brain research. Here are examples of ongoing NSF-funded brain research that …

Dental Care

The Mystery of Dimes Appearing From Nowhere and Other Strange Phenomenon

Einstein said, "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."<p>People who've experienced paranormal activity of any type are most likely to agree with Einstein's observations. One the most common is the phenomena of dimes that seem to appear out of thin air.<p>Stories about dimes …

War

Fascinating Film Factoids From the Sci-fi/Horror/Mystery Genre!

The real names of Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff! Dick Clark's suprising role as a murderer! Director Andre de Toth's inability to apprciate the #-D effects of <i>The House of Wax</i>. Actor William Hudson's encounters with gargantuan creatures!<p>These intriguing factoids from the sci-fi/horror/mystery genre …

Horror

Video Has Hilarious And Cute Twist You Will Never See Coming

Ray here wants to talk to us about an experiment involving a 2GB versus 4GB memory chip... which has <i>absolutely nothing</i> to do with why we're highlighting it.<p>To say almost anything about the M. Night Shyamalan-style twist that unfolds above is to ruin the surprise, but for the impatient types, we'll …

The Year In Bad Sex

Good sex is great, but it's never as hilarious as bad sex. Luckily, 2013 provided no shortage of bad sex to entertain, confuse and horrify us.

Top 10 Weird News Stories 2013

A certain part of the male anatomy figures prominently in the Top 10 Weird News Stories of 2013 -- and if you can't guess what body part that is you clearly don't live on planet Earth.<p>Let's just say man's best friend often lets him down. We're not saying plenty of women didn't embarrass themselves …

2013's Dumbest Dumb Dumbies Of Dumb Crime

Here at HuffPost Weird News, we don't recommend embarking on a life of crime. But if you do (don't), the least you can do is have a little fun, right?<p>WRONG.<p>Let these dumb criminals be a lesson to you, kids: Stay in school, don't do drugs, and never, ever, ever-ever, butt-dial 911.<p>So here they are. …

Jenna Jameson Gets 4chan To Reveal Ex-Assistant's Personal Information

Jenna Jameson knows how to get what she wants, even if it's more than a little ethically murky.<p>On Friday, the on-again-off-again porn star, who retired in 2008 to raise her kids, took to the lawless Internet image board 4chan with a special request.<p>According to Daily Dot, Jameson asked the site's …

Everything You Know About Dying Is Wrong

Better to be cremated than to fade away?<p>Although death and taxes have long been known as the only two things you can truly count on, what if dying isn't exactly what you thought it to be? From multiple well-funded immortality projects to new studies that are reshaping the way we think about what …

'Secrets Of The Living Dolls' Documentary Sheds Light On Men Who Wear Women 'Second Skins' (VIDEO)

These guys are <i>really</i> dolled up.<p>A new British documentary, "Secrets Of The Living Dolls," follows several "maskers" who dress up as ladies in fake rubber skin. It makes them look, as Gawker aptly describes it, like female sex dolls.<p>The UK's Channel 4 tries to explain what the video above does …

Man Attempts Sex With Train Drinks Cart, Fails

Sir, step away from the drinks cart!<p>A Scottish man who attempted to have sex with a train drinks cart while drunk and high has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service in Perth Sheriff Court in Scotland.<p>Andrew Davidson was reportedly under the influence of a drugs and alcohol when he began …

Behind Closed Doors in Saudi Arabia. Interview with Olivia Arthur

In 2009, photographer Olivia Arthur traveled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to teach a photography class for women.<p>Over the course of the two-week workshop, the students befriended Olivia and invited her into their homes. There, behind the high walls of the city's subdivisions, Olivia saw a side of Saudi …

Saudi Arabia

I Wish I Lived Inside My Facebook Page

My Facebook page is a wonderful place. I am always successful, I am always happy and I always have something funny to say at just the right moment. My Facebook page is so much better than my real life that sometimes I wish I lived inside my Facebook page. Just taking a sneak peak onto my page, …

Social Media

The Volcano and the Goddess

Kilauea is one of the most active volcanos in the world. The Hawaiian mountain has been steadily flowing since 1983! That makes it one of the most long-lived eruptions known on Earth. Some other things you should know:<p><b>1. It is ruled by a powerful Hawaiian goddess.</b><p>Her name is Pele. She is the …

Pacific Ocean

St. Louis Firefighters Brave Icy Lake Waters To Rescue Doberman Pinscher

A Doberman Pinscher named Diablo is safe thanks to the extraordinary efforts of two firemen in St. Louis.<p>Stan Baynes and Demetris Alfred, of the St. Louis Fire Department's Rescue Squad 1C, rescued Diablo after the dog fell through ice and into a lake in O'Fallon Park on Sunday afternoon, the St. …

Is Heartbreak Harder On Women Or Men? New Survey Offers Answer

Watch any number of rom-coms and you would get the idea that it's women who suffer most after a breakup. (You know the clichés we're thinking of: the ladies who sulk around in pajamas and take comfort in a carton -- or five -- of Ben and Jerry's.)<p>But a new survey suggests it's men, not women, who …

When Your Ex Becomes Your Stalker

Breaking up is hard to do. If you've ever been through the breakup of a relationship, you know this. On a practical level, depending on the relationship's length and level of involvement, there may be belongings to return, finances to settle and property to divide. Then there are the emotional …

Relationships

'The Sexy Lie' We Should Be Talking About: Sexual Objectification

"I am here today to talk about a lie."<p>That's how politics professor Caroline Heldman opened her Jan. 2013 TEDxYouth San Diego talk on the topic of sexual objectification.<p>"I'd like to talk specifically about the lie, or the idea, that being a sex object is empowering."<p>Heldman explained that sexual …

14 Ways to Be a Better Baker in 2014

<i>Every week on Food52, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice's tips are going to help you to be a better baker in 2014 -- and along the way, you're going to save time, save money, and eat more chocolate, too.</i><p>It's …

Dessert