Heidi Groenheide

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Why I'm So Happy It Took Me Four Years to Lose 50 Pounds

The valuable lessons Chelsey Conlon learned over years of steady weight loss can help you meet your goal, too.<p><b>Before:</b> 185 <b>After:</b> 135<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>When I was a kid, I would binge on nachos, ice cream, and cookies when I was anxious or stressed. I never cared about what I ate. And while most kids can …

Fitness

13 Ways You May Be Accidentally Making Yourself Unhappy

Mental health experts weigh in on the things that aren't as good for you as you think.<p>If you haven't been feeling so hot, these little seemingly normal things might be a problem. To help, BuzzFeed Life talked to a few mental health experts about the most common behaviors that might not be as …

Google Translate’s App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 Languages

One of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours. There’s a host of tools you can use, but Google’s Translate product has leapfrogged just about everything out there over the years.<p>Its most handy, and impressive, tool is the …

Language Learning

The 9 People You'll Date, According To Simone De Beauvoir

The eminent French intellectual breaks down your most recent relationship.<p>When you’re slotting your recent dates into their respective archetypes -- “She was a clear-cut Carrie.” “He’s such a jock.” -- the name Simone de Beauvoir is unlikely to enter the conversation.<p>Acclaimed for her feminist …

15 Things Happy People Avoid At All Costs

Some people would rather be miserable.<p>Sure, if they had more time or money to do the things they enjoy <i>then</i> they’d be happy.<p>But that’s never gonna …

Happiness

10 Drug-Free Alternative Treatments for Depression - Part 2

6. Binaural Beats<p>When Anneli Rufus, author of <i>Unworthy</i> (possibly my favorite self-help book), interviewed a scientist who studied the brain activity …

55 Cool Cosplays From the 2015 San Diego Comic Con

To me, Comic Con is a lot like Christmas. I look forward to it all year round, but then when it arrives, I know I'll end up spending way too much …

Comics

There's A Mental Health Reason To Avoid Added Sugar

When we think about the link between food and feelings, it usually goes something like this: We feel sad, and then we eat something -- usually a comforting gut bomb of sugar, salt and fat -- to feel better. But what if this relationship were actually reversed? What if the things we ate were …

Birth control for beginners: What’s preventing women from getting access to the full range of contraceptive options?

Long-acting contraceptives get left out of the conversation, in favor of methods with a higher human-error factor<p>A single half-day training that teaches medical clinics how to provide better birth control can radically improve outcomes for patients, cutting unplanned pregnancies by half according …

How pharmaceutical company Alexion set the price of the world's most expensive drug

What if your life depended on a drug that cost half a million dollars a year, every year, for the foreseeable future?<p>That's the price of Soliris, one …

University of British Columbia

How Sexism Affects Women’s Health Every Day

<i>Even when girls and women say, out loud, that they are experiencing pain, people, including medical professionals, are more likely to minimize or</i> …

Responding to Claims of Theological Compromise Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

A few weeks ago <i>Christianity Today</i> editor Mark Galli published a short article entitled "2 Billion Christians Believe in Traditional Marriage." As the overzealous title suggests, Galli's central premise is that orthodox Christians only endorse a view of marriage that is defined between a man and a …

Why We Need Philosophers Engaged In Public Life

Say "philosopher" and most people imagine a bust of Socrates, obscure texts or intellectual tête-à-têtes in the so-called Ivory Tower, away from the muddle of real-life concerns. But three issues this past week made something clear: We need philosophers engaged in public life — and a public willing …

‘When Western women stop being objectified, they can criticise us.’ Orthodox Jewish women fight back

‘When Western women stop being objectified, they can criticise us.’<br>Orthodox Jewish women fight back<p>Ilana Freedman, photographed at home in west London<p>When news broke of women being banned from driving, the position of females in ultra-orthodox Jewish society came under scrutiny. We go inside a …

Can Reading Make You Happier?

Several years ago, I was given as a gift a remote session with a bibliotherapist at the London headquarters of the School of Life, which offers innovative courses to help people deal with the daily emotional challenges of existence. I have to admit that at first I didn’t really like the idea of …

11 Untranslatable Words from Other Languages [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>Ever had an idea or a feeling that you just couldn’t find the right word for?</b> The team over at Maptia Blog illustrates what our language lacks in …

24 Books That Are Straightforward About Mental Illness

Because sometimes it's hard to explain or understand on your own.

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

Severe Depression Vanished In Four New Mothers After They Took This Drug. Is It For Real?

In the months after their children were born, all four women plunged into severe, debilitating sadness. Antidepressant treatments didn’t work. They were admitted to the hospital. The women’s average score on a questionnaire called the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression was 26.5; severe depression …

Postpartum

27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

You've read Harry Potter 12 times now. Put it down, and read these instead.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Twitter trolls, your days are numbered: The Department of Justice is finally taking online harassment like #Gamergate seriously

It’s time to stop dismissing violent threats against women on social media as the price of doing business online<p>Maybe you're the kind of person who doesn't need to be told that threatening to rape and murder women is not okay. It's not a casual means of communicating disagreement; it's not a …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and 'The Fellowship' of fantasy writers

In a pub in Oxford there lived some writers. Not nasty, dirty decadent writers, whose books were filled with intimations of sex and an oozy smell, nor yet dry, bare Modernists with a horror of heroics or fantastical things: These Oxford writers were Inklings, and that means heterosexual white male …

My uncle's suicide isn't his legacy

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Andrew, I have some really bad news."<p>My mind races. I've never heard my father begin a conversation with those words. He wouldn't have said that unless something was very wrong. Immediately, my thoughts fixate on my eldest family members; I imagine one of my grandparents had fallen and …

Google's new finger control technology is straight out of a science fiction movie

If Google has its way you won't need to touch a screen at all anymore.<p>The company's lab for advanced projects showed off new technology on Friday that lets users move their fingers in the air to control objects in the virtual world.<p>It's called Project Soli, and it uses radar waves to detect precise …

A Former Junk Food Junkie Tries Living Organically for 30 Days

Fed up with feeling lethargic and bloated, one man attempts to go an entire month without eating (or wearing) anything synthetic<p>You could say that I’ve been blessed with good genes. No cancer in my family, no history of diabetes. My body mass index is in the normal range, and I’ve never struggled …