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HuffPost Presents 'Women Of War,' Documenting The Daily Lives Of Women In Conflict Zones

Journalist Khazar Fatemi takes you beyond the battlefield in HuffPost's new video series.<p>Most reporting on war produces either a 30,000-foot geopolitical analysis, in which real people barely figure, or hair-raising dispatches from the front lines, covering the the kind of violence that war …

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Florida's Pristine Parks: Ocala National Forest

Get more out of your Ocala National Forest visit by exploring must-see parks, preserves, and refuges nearby.<p>The Ocala National Forest, north of Orlando, is the world's largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest at nearly 383,000 acres. That means that a sand ridge of dunes, which were once a chain …

The Pint: A Convertible Camping Canteen

One of the beauties of camping is that you only pack the essentials—but many people must pack a bottle for water and a separate cup for coffee or …

Beverages

For $300 you can live two nights like a bird in Big Sur (BYO pillows)

There's camping, there's glamping and then there's the best of both — sleeping in a human-sized nest overlooking the ocean and the Big Sur coast, where you're exposed to the elements without worrying about pitching a tent. Twigitecture artist and Big Sur resident Jayson Fann designed the nest for …

The 3 Things That Helped Me Finally Stick With Meditation

<b>By Marianne Hayes</b><p>Over the last few years, I've read a hundred different reasons why I should adopt a regular meditation practice.<p>It's the best way to harness the power of the present moment. It's a tool for self-healing. It provides direct access to the divine.<p>The list goes on. My problem was that …

17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America

Move over, Yellowstone.

Mrs. Universe on Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women

For the longest time, Ashley Callingbull questioned her worth.<p>As an Enoch Cree Nation child growing up west of Edmonton, she was physically and sexually abused. She went hungry, gathering bottles with her mother to scrounge money for food. Classmates threw rocks at her, called her "dirty Indian" …

10 Sauces for Simple Grilled Vegetables

Make a mixed grill platter of vegetables and serve it with a sauce, and you have an impressive, party-worthy dish to serve alongside some simply …

Our 10 best all-day eggs recipes | The egg bible

Eggs,Life and style,Food & drink,Spanish food and drink,Italian food and drink,Japanese food and drink,French food and drink<p>We kick off a week-long Cook special on the wonders of the humble egg with this selection of surprisingly eclectic eggy recipes, showing they make a handsome plateful morning …

French Food

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

Time Management

First to-scale Solar System model built in seven miles of desert

The universe, as Douglas Adams so memorably explained, is big. <i>Really</i> big.<p>But so are the things inside it -- even objects like the Solar System, which …

Space

How to Make 20 of Your Favorite Candies at Home

Whether you’re spending this Halloween trick-or-treating or not, there’s one thing that’ll be on everyone’s mind come the night of October 31st: candy! While we might not be able to score a pillowcase full of it anymore (at least not for free), we can bust out our apron and make grown-up versions …

7 Perfect Salads For An Entire Week Of Healthy Eating

This makes it easy.<p>The fastest way to turn someone off of healthy eating is to fill them up with salads. Unless of course, the salads include one of the seven delicious recipes we have for you below. You see, in life there are salads, and then there are SALADS. The first is a quickly thrown …

When these scientists battled it out to identify the world's cutest animals, we all won.

An intense competition dubbed the #CuteOff flooded Twitter feeds.<p>Hundreds of people — scientists and laypeople alike — posted photographs of …

In pictures: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 finalists | London Evening Standard

The photos which have made the shortlist for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been revealed. They include scenes of …

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Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Want to Lead an Exceptional Life? 7 Powerful Lessons From the Late Oliver Sacks

The world-famous neurologist and author shared his love of life and his wisdom right up to the end.<p>Ever wonder what makes an extraordinary life? Few have been more so than that of Oliver Sacks, bestselling author, world traveler, prominent homosexual, and undoubtedly the most famous neurologist of …

Books

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid …