Kristina Marie Christopherson

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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

A Crowd Of Scientists Finds A Better Way To Predict Seizures

An online contest for data scientists has produced a great leap forward in efforts to predict when someone with epilepsy is going to have a seizure. The winning team used data on electrical activity in the brain to develop an algorithm that predicted seizures 82 percent of the time.<p>That "blew the …

PMQs: Bradshaw and Clegg on NHS operations for smokers

Hospitals in Devon would deny an operation to Nick Clegg "because he smokes" and to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles "because of his size", Labour MP Ben Bradshaw told MPs.<p>The deputy prime minister said the comments were "a bit harsh" and that he disagreed with "rationing in that way".<p>Standing in …

Great Britain

13 Sort-of-Crazy Things All Moms Do

Warning: If you're not a mom yet but want to have kids down the road, this list may terrify you.<p>Motherhood is like a little club—once you’re in it, you get it. While it’s mostly full of cuddles and laughter, side effects include some totally weird habits that you never would have entertained before …

Parenting

Kenyan women with HIV sue over sterilisation

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1130000/1130730_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534418296_7f3f8737a521a5ea76ec3a8e925fc8c6<p><b>A group of HIV-positive women in Kenya has taken legal action against the government, accusing it of arranging for them to be forcibly sterilised.</b><p>The …

Compensation

Just Move It

It's the holidays and it is easy to contemplate workouts, ponder what type of workout to do, or skip the workout altogether. I say, "Just move it! Do something vs. nothing, because doing nothing makes you feel bad. Keep it simple. If you want to challenge your muscles, you can use iron bands. If …

Three yoga tips to stress less this holiday season

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's no escaping -- it's the season for stress! Whether you love them or dread them, the holidays tax our bodies and our minds. Spending hours on your feet shopping and cooking, the constant temptation to overeat and drink, navigating the holiday social scene -- they all take their …

10 Bonus Health Benefits of Birth Control

"What do you mean, <i>how often do I want to have my period?</i> Are you saying I have a choice?!"<p>We women hear a lot about side effects of birth control, but we don't hear as much about the side benefits. If you haven't had a conversation with your doctor lately about family planning, you may be in for …

How Selfies Could Detect a Common Deadly Disease

People might take selfies someday to detect a deadly yet treatable medical condition, according to an award-winning team of medical inventors.<p>Jarrel C. Seah and Jennifer S. Tang -- two medical students at Melbourne's Monash University -- came up with the idea when doing medical training in rural …

Leadership Role Models for Our Children

My son Luca's fifth grade class is studying "great world leaders" and those characteristics and traits that contribute to an effective leader. They discussed attributes like integrity, honesty, fortitude and diplomacy. One of their assignments was to choose a leader from any field, research and …

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3 Ways to Stop the Fictional Stories We Tell Ourselves

In my previous article, I discussed talking to people who don't exist. If you haven't read that article, I recommend you do so before reading this one. At the end, I promised to share three ways we can gauge our own stories so that we can live in what is true, rather than what is fantasy.<p>Because I …

How Your Tongue Can Make Your Abs Stronger

What happens in your mouth can affect your strength and balance<p>Tricks with your tongue are useful even if you aren’t an opera singer or an employee at the Bunny Ranch. In fact, and it might sound weird, but what you do with your tongue when you work out can have a big impact on your lifts. It can …

Fight Dry Skin with These Winter Beauty Tips

Ease dry skin from your scalp to your soles with these moisturizing products<p>The season's beauty vampires--biting winds, steamy showers, dipping temps, and drying indoor heat—can suck the life right out of your skin and hair. Luckily, we have easy advice for soothing your thirstiest parts, from …

The 10 Creepy Stages of Getting Over Your Ex

It ain’t pretty, ladies.<p>When your current S.O. becomes your ex, it can take time and a lot of effort to fully recover. And while everyone has their own way of getting over a relationship, it's people like Aaron Carter that remind us of our embarrassing post-breakup habits. (ICYMI: He keeps tweeting …

December Issue Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. A purchase or payment will not improve your chances of winning. The “DECEMBER ISSUE SWEEPSTAKES” (the “Sweepstakes”) starts at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 6, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on December …

This New Kind of Stem Cell May Revolutionize How We Treat Diseases

Ever since Japanese researcher Shinya Yamanaka found a way to treat skin cells with four genes and reprogram them back to their embryonic state, …

How to Love Yourself Now (Not 10 Pounds From Now)

I know when you're battling your weight, it's hard to believe that anyone can love you at the weight you are. The whole "just love and accept your body" culture is much easier said than done.<p>I want to tell you some things about this I wish someone had told me. (But first a little story...)<p>I …

Taking on Arthritis

<i>by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer</i><p>Joints work so well, we often take them for granted. These wonderfully engineered structures allow us to walk, reach, grasp, and perform dozens of other crucial activities. Yet we hardly even give them a thought--until a problem …

Wellness

8 Foods That Decrease Inflammation and Help You Lose Weight

Because eating these foods is so much easier than counting calories

Prenatal exposure to chemicals tied to lower IQ at age 7

(Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of phthalates, common chemicals in consumer products, in late pregnancy tend to score lower than other kids on intelligence tests at age seven, according to a new study.<p>Some soaps, nail polish, hairspray, shower curtains, …

I Can't Believe I Ate That!

The past two days I was constantly surrounded by sugar.<p>Not only did I have a baby shower to attend, but a birthday party to go to, plus visits with two other girlfriends that I love.<p>In the past my mind would have been consumed by the food that was being offered, "Is it going to make me fat?" "I …

3 Tricks for Running Harder and Longer

How to move faster and go your farthest distance yet<p><i>This article was written by Mackenzie Lobby and repurposed with permission from</i> Men's Health<i>.</i><p>While fatigue manifests itself in aching muscles, shorter strides, and decreasing speed, your mind is actually the culprit behind your tiring body. …

People With Autism Share Common Pattern Of Brain Inflammation

While science has yet to pinpoint the exact cause of autism, a new study reveals that the brains of people with the disorder share a common pattern of inflammation from an overactive immune response.<p>Johns Hopkins and University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers analyzed data from autopsied …

Remembering Artist Julian St. John, 24, With New Details on His Life, Death and Poetry

"Rest, rest, perturbed spirit," says Hamlet to the ghost of his father.<p>I could not help but think of that line when I heard that Julian St. John, a gifted artist and poet, who suffered from schizophrenia, had passed away on Nov. 23, roughly two weeks shy of his 25th birthday.<p>Julian may not have …

The Best Way To Stay Motivated To Work Out During The Week

Want to stay motivated and active during the week? Grab a buddy.<p>Fitness expert Nicole Glor shared some wisdom with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on staying committed to fitness.<p>"I heard a quote once that said, 'You’re the average of the five people you hang out with the most,'" Glor …

What Is Happiness?

It was late evening. I had just had a long talk with a very dear friend of mine, whose daughter is suffering from multiple sclerosis; she wanted to know why.<p>Why does a beautiful vibrant 32-year-old woman lose the use of her legs and need care 24/7? Elaine was in my class many years ago. A bright, …

The Simple Trick That Can Instantly Fix Your Squat Form

This quick tweak will elevate your game—literally<p>Even though the squat is a straightforward exercise, there are still some common pitfalls that can keep you from nailing perfect form.<p>"Since it’s a multi-joint exercise involving your ankles, knees, and hips, there are multiple places where muscle …

Say No to Table Scraps and People Food for Pets

As we are right in the middle of this brutally cold holiday season, make sure to keep your pet healthy and safe by saying "no" to the following and be sure to keep "people food" of your pet's holiday menu!<p>Table scraps: We're all guilty of passing some food down under the table to our little furry …

8 Things You Never Knew About Men and Sex

Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>It's a common stereotype that for men, sex is like pizza: even when it's bad, it's good. But that's one of the many sexual myths that we might want throw out for good. "We always talk about the differences between men and women, but I think we've exaggerated that," …