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I Spent a Month Meditating On the Go and Now I'm Hooked

Subway zen FTW.<p>From an inevitable quarter-life crisis to pre-/post-election anxieties, it's no wonder 2016 is the year I finally gave into the idea of meditation. The inside of my brain was like the bottom of my carry-all—a crazy, scrambled mess. And instead of pausing and taking the all of five …

Grapefruit And Salt: The Science Behind This Unlikely Power Couple

Grapefruit's bitterness can make it hard to love. Indeed, people often smother it in sugar just to get it down. And yet Americans were once urged to sweeten it with salt.<p>Ad campaigns from the first and second world wars tried to convince us that <i>"Grapefruit Tastes Sweeter With Salt!"</i> as one 1946 ad …

Asia

The Algorithmic Democracy

AI is changing how we think, debate, and choose.<p>The day before the election, as millions of Americans were feeling confident that the vast majority of the country shared their opinions, a pair of researchers at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute published a paper …

Artificial Intelligence

The Forgotten Government Plan to Round Up Muslims

In the ’80s, terror led the government to consider something far more extreme than Donald Trump’s ban.<p>In the early morning hours of January 26, 1987, federal agents across Los Angeles charged into the homes of seven men and one woman and led them away in handcuffs. More than 100 law enforcement …

Immigration

The Best Food Festival in Every U.S. State

Eat your way across America with this ultimate map of foodie celebrations.<p>When it comes to quirky food festivals, America stands united. Our cross-country map of state-by-state cuisine celebrations, adapted from National Geographic's new book, <i>Great American Eating Experiences</i>, takes you from …

Festivals

Mystery planets and strange orbits: what is lurking in the far reaches of our solar system?

Whether it's 'my very early morning jam sandwich' or 'many vile earthlings', everyone has a memorable way to list off the planets in our solar system.<p>…

Astronomy

Officer Charged in Freddie Gray Case, Edward Nero, Not Guilty on All Counts

One of the six officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty on all counts in Baltimore on Monday.<p>Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams cleared Officer Edward Nero of charges of assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.<p>On Monday, chants of “No …

Justice

HBO's 'All the Way' portrays LBJ in all his complex glory

Nearly 50 years after he left the White House,<p>Lyndon B. Johnsoncontinues to be a source of fascination, admiration and scorn. The Texas Democrat, who championed a liberal domestic agenda while escalating the war in Vietnam, left a seemingly contradictory legacy that has inspired dozens of major …

Brain testing app will help diagnose mental health issues

Savonix is a company that claims to take the "analog processes" of cognitive assessment into the digital age. The firm is launching an iOS and Android app that, for the next six weeks, will let anyone examine their own mental ability. Users will have to undergo a series of tests that test the …

Mental Health

The 7 Best Abs Exercises for Fast Results | Women's Health

<b>1. Cable Twist</b><br>Your core consists of so much more than just your upper and lower abs, says Adam Rosante, certified personal trainer and author of <i>The 30-Second Body</i>. “Your core actually includes everything from your pelvic floor all the way up through your spine, and its job is to stabilize the spine …

Workouts

Flower Power in China: Pictures

Asia

Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work

One Googler explains how machine learning will soon make your smartphone “a much more efficient and decisive problem solver.”<p>When people imagine machine learning, they tend to think about talking cars or humanoid robots–the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, or else dystopian fiction. But machine learning is …

Machine Learning

With the Model 3, Tesla is on the verge of something it's never done

Tesla will unveil its long-awaited, much-anticipated Model 3 mass-market vehicle in Los Angeles next week.<p>Hype around simply <i>seeing the</i> car for the …

These 100 Fantastic Senior Discounts Make Us Look Forward to Turning 65

Frugal Living

Apple's 4-inch iPhone SE starts at $399, arrives next week

There's a lot of love out there for the tiny iPhone 5s -- Apple says it sold over 30 million of them last year -- but there's no doubt that its 2013-era hardware is getting rusty. Enter the iPhone SE, Apple's first concerted effort at building a small phone in the age of big smartphones. It looks …

Eight-thousanders: The 14 highest peaks in the world

The eight-thousanders are the only mountains on the planet with death zones, where the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere is insufficient to sustain …

What Eating On An Elimination Diet Actually Looks Like

<i>William Cole, DC, a functional medicine practitioner, is an expert at identifying the underlying factors of chronic conditions and offering natural,</i> …

FBI warns car makers and owners about vehicle hacking risks

<i>WASHINGTON (By David Shepardson, Reuters)</i> — The FBI and U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a bulletin Thursday warning that motor vehicles are “increasingly vulnerable” to hacking.<p>“The FBI and NHTSA are warning the general public and manufacturers — of vehicles, …

The tragic tale of Saddam Hussein's 'supergun'

The biggest gun ever designed could have put Iraq at the centre of space exploration, but its story is one of unfulfilled genius, military secrets and murder.<p>On permanent display in the Royal Armouries’ collection at Fort Nelson, Hampshire are two huge, steel pipes bolted together and projecting …

Vietnam War

Five Ways Working More Slowly Can Boost Your Productivity

You know all about why multitasking is bad and meditation is good. Here’s the cognitive case for why slower might be better.<p>Whatever mix of foreboding, cautious optimism, denial, and indifference with which you greet the prospect of your job being handed over to robots in the future, one thing …

Mindfulness

An Arizona vacation to please the whole family

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE in a family of four — ranging in age from 8 to ancient — to get what they want from a weeklong vacation in the …

Obama Nominates Merrick Garland for Supreme Court: Pictures

Barack Obama

The New Neutrals: What They Are And How To Decorate With Them

Because taupe is so 2015.<p>Who said neutrals have to be boring? When it comes to decorating, a neutral palette doesn't always start and end with beige. Just ask designers Sasha Bikoff, Henriette von Stockhausenand Anne Hepfer, who agree that certain colors can create a pared-down look that's anything …

'Alexa, how lazy have I been today?' Amazon Echo now works with Fitbit

Continuing its quest to make the Amazon Echo the most central and indispensable part of your smart home, Amazon's smart speaker can now field your …

Before his tragic death, nature photographer shot ‘iconic’ images of climate change’s threat

Posted by Gary Braasch on Monday, May 11, 2015<p>A bush plane buzzed through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and landed on a river bank, leaving environmental photographer Gary Braasch and his then-13-year-old son, Cedar, to try to tell a story.<p>The pair planned to photograph the diverse …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

IBM's new Watson ad has Carrie Fisher leading a support group for robots

IBM's attempts to showcase Watson in TV commercials have been a bit less impressive than the computing system's Jeopardy wins. They usually involve a renowned figure awkwardly carrying on a short conversation with Watson, like this Bob Dylan spot or a brand-new one featuring Ridley Scott. But now …

Carrie Fisher

Take Our Healthy Eating Challenge, The Most Delicious Way To Eat Well & Feel Great

In 2016, HuffPost Lifestyle is challenging you to up your game and develop healthy habits you can stick with all year long. Every month, we're asking you to examine a different part of your life and make small tweaks that add up to big change. This month, your mission -- and ours -- is to <b>eat</b> …

Nutrition

4 ways the atheist movement is failing (and how it can improve)

Too often, we’ve failed to acknowledge our own glaring blind spots. Here are a few suggestions as we move forward<p>Born in the shadow of September 11, the New Atheist movement took up the mission of pushing back against religious dogma and warning the world about the danger of unchecked …

Religion

NASA’s new space tourism posters are spellbinding

2015 was a big year for the popularity of space. So perhaps you'll forgive NASA if the space agency wants to capitalize on that momentum with some stellar new artwork.<p>Today, Seattle design firm Invisible Creature — which has done work for clients like Nike, <i>Seattle Weekly</i>, Target, and many more — …

Posters