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41 Superfoods, Ranked By How Healthy They Are

Jennifer Di Noia, associate professor of sociology at William Paterson University, did the work for us and reported her results in the Centers for …

Healthy Eating

The Top 10 Workout Songs for June 2014 | HuffPost

Top 10

The Best Playlist for Interval Training

There's a reason celebs like Kim Kardashian, Amanda Seyfried, and Jessica Biel are fans of Barry's Bootcamp: The combination of intense cardio and strength training adds up to real fitness results. "Classes are one hour long, and the average person ends up expending 1,000 calories if they do …

Common Mistakes to Avoid and Tips to Follow for the Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

Making scrambled eggs isn't exactly rocket science—but our test kitchen has outlined a few surprising ways you might be getting it wrong.<p>For many young cooks, a pan of scrambled eggs is the first dish they master. But after we crack those first few eggs, it's probably a technique we don't think …

Breakfast

The Perfect Poach

Makes 2 Servings<p>We consulted the perfectionists at Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, where chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh gave us his number-one piece of advice (and recipe) for the perfect poached egg: Start with a fresh egg. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April …

Breakfast

Pasta Cooking Tips By Cook Smarts: Do It Like An Italian (VIDEO)

"Tip #1: Salt the water until it tastes like the ocean."<p>That is all the convincing you should need to watch this brilliant video by Cook Smarts, "Tips for Cooking Pasta Like the Italians." Ever wonder how a simple bowl of pasta, with minimal ingredients can taste so spectacular? This video holds …

Grammar's great divide: The Oxford comma - TED-Ed

The Best Beyonce Songs to Work Out To

"I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it. I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans,” Beyoncé said in a statement. “There's so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn't want anybody to give the message when my …

This rough diamond hints at oceans’ worth of water inside Earth

A $20 diamond provides evidence of a ‘wet zone’ deep below Earth’s surface where vast volumes of water are locked up inside minerals.<p>It might be the …

3 Sexy Dance Moves To Add To Your Workout

Like many young women, Janet Jones started taking ballet classes when she was just three years old. Eventually, most of us left the tutus and pointe shoes behind; Jones went on to become a professional dancer, including with the Miami Heat. "I was always in the best shape of my life, not because I …

The Miranda Kerr-Inspired Planks Challenge!

It's super unlikely that she's doing planks for 10 minutes straight with absolutely no rest, says celeb personal trainer Ashley Borden. "I'm assuming she's taking breaks or putting her knees on the floor," Borden says. Okay, good to know. Managing expectations: important.<p>With that in mind, we asked …

Living Rooms

Scientists can now control flies' brains with lasers

A laser beam can alter a fly’s behavior and make it mate with just about anything — even a ball of wax, according to scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The researchers have developed an experiment which involves shining an infrared laser directly at the head of a fly whose brain has …

Curry cure

Understanding why mint tastes cool and chilli is hot could lead to new treatments for chronic pain, obesity and even cancer<p>They don't call him the "Iceman" for nothing. 59-year-old Dutchman Wim Hof has a remarkable ability to withstand extremely cold temperatures for long periods of time, with …

Discovery may lead to vaccine for all 4 types of dengue - Futurity

Researchers have discovered a new target for human antibodies that may lead to a vaccine for dengue virus—and possibly vaccines for SARS and HIV.

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Nymphomaniac Vols I & II – review

Lars von Trier's controversial sex epic veers wildly between the profound and the ridiculous<p>Watching <i>Nymphomaniac</i> raises several thorny questions. How seriously should we take Lars von Trier? Is there a difference between art and porn? Does it need to be this long? Do we really have to use that …

Why She Ate: A Diet Story

Most people think diets work and that it is the dieters who "don't work," are undisciplined, self-sabotaging, etc. However, any review of unbiased research literature not done by the diet industry leads to the conclusion that, in fact, diets don't work. Professor Steven of Brigham Young University …

Weight Loss

Making Room for Fear

As I write, it's 3:31 a.m., and I'm sitting in my kitchen with a freshly-brewed cup of coffee.<p>This is not normal, but I can't sleep.<p>Then again, maybe it is normal.<p>If 47 percent of adult Americans say stress wakes them up at night, maybe I'm fitting right in.<p>To be honest, this has been building for …

Entrepreneurship

The Zen of Running: Catching Your Third Wind

Most runners are familiar with the feeling of catching your second wind. It usually happens 10 to 15 minutes into a run. After clearing out the initial aches, pains and tightness from previous runs, the body begins pumping more blood into the working muscles and warming up until perspiration …

Meditation

Chocolate Lover? Ban Words Like Indulge and Treat

Did you receive chocolate for Valentine's Day? Great! Now ignore all the "helpful" advice you've heard like:<p>It's okay to indulge yourself once in awhile.<br>• Exercise more so you can have a treat.<br>• Treat yourself every now and then.<br>• Don't beat yourself up when you cheat; just start over.<br>• Give in to your …

Chocolate

Keeping on Track: Being 'Mission-Minded'

Now that we are just over a month into the new year, let's all take a moment to reflect on the progress of our "New Year's resolutions," or -- as I like to call them -- our "2014 Missions."<p>Are you still training for that first marathon? Have you taken those first steps towards becoming an …

Winter Olympics

The 9 Essential Habits Of Mentally Strong People

In 1914, Thomas Edison's lab burned down, and years' worth of his work was destroyed. This could easily be described as the worst thing to happen to Edison, but the inventor instead chose to see it as an energizing opportunity that forced him to rebuild and re-examine much of his work. Edison …