Neriah Mensah

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3 fifty-plus women on taking an adult gap year and never looking back

They reveal their best bits, how the experience changed them and their most treasured piece of advice<p>If, to you, the words 'gap year' evoke images of …

9 reasons social media stalking feels SO right

Turns out, observing other people’s lives is actually a biological instinct. And in the age of social media, where lives are presented on a platter and require only the slip of a thumb, it’s easy to indulge in those instincts. In fact, sometimes, we let our impulses run wild in the most …

Don't Overthink, Just Do (The Overthinker’s Guide To Taking Action)

Balancing thought and action will always be a challenge for many people.<p>When you spend too much time picturing what a project is going to be like, too much time thinking about how awesome it will be… and too little time actually making the thing, you make no progress.<p>With respect to goals, …

Gossiping might actually be good for you

Gossip can be toxic for relationships. When we share negative information about others, we risk hurting our peers’ feelings, eroding trust, and destroying friendships. But, counterintuitively, research suggests that this social behavior may not be entirely negative.<p>Tantalizing talk is nothing new. …

Psychology

Trump aide accuses CNN’s Jake Tapper of sexism for being “aggressive” with Kellyanne Conway

Adviser Sebastian Gorka said Tapper was “trying to treat a woman as a punching bag”<p>President Donald Trump's adviser Sebastian Gorka is claiming that being "aggressive" in questioning Kellyanne Conway over her misstatements is sexist.<p>"The tone was very disappointing," Gorka told The Hill after …

China's biggest phone company made the best smartphone you've never heard of

Now, though, it's time to start paying attention. Those security fears have largely died down. The company itself is now the third-biggest smartphone maker in the world, behind only Samsung and Apple, and gaining ground. It's starting its heaviest push yet to compete in the West.<p>Most importantly, …

Use your loaf to avoid wasteful food habits

After reading your article (Weighing in to fight waste in the kitchen with a measuring spoon – and an app, 28 January) I felt so guilty I went and dug out from the compost bin two very brown soggy bananas I had thrown away earlier and made them into a banana loaf. Apart from the satisfaction of the …

Food

6 Ways to Practice Hygge, the Danish Secret to Happiness

Here’s how to embrace the simple philosophy that keeps Danes cozy and content all winter long.<p>There isn't an exact translation for the Danish word …

Don’t want a robot to steal your job? Be creative

If we don’t want machines to take over our jobs, we’re going to have to get creative. Literally.<p>Cheap computing power and rapidly advancing AI mean that machines already outperform us on tasks that involve retaining, processing, and repeating rule-based information. Traditional schooling, however, …

Creativity

Michelle Obama says 'angry black woman' label rooted in fear

<b>(CNN) —</b> The "angry black woman" label that Michelle Obama has been tagged with by some is a caricature rooted in other people's fears, the first lady said in an interview airing Monday.<p>Speaking with Oprah Winfrey, Obama said she was taken aback when the insulting description of her first took hold …

Michelle Obama

19 Nonfiction Books From 2016 That Will Expand Your Mind

Read 'em and learn.<p>While we do love our fiction at HuffPost Arts & Culture, 2016 ushered in ample nonfiction work that’s just as worthy of your time and eyeballs.<p>What many need after a drawn-out and frightening election season are resources to unplug and reconnect to our humanity. The sprawling …

Science Is Very Sure That What People Really Want Are Experiences, Not Things

A material gift might be thrilling, but people are only truly grateful for meaningful experiences.<p>In choosing to spend your money on things or experiences, you might think possessions are a surer bet for future happiness. After all, experiences last only a few minutes or a few days, and …

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It

<i>Part 1 of our series "Unlocking Dyslexia."</i><p>"It's frustrating that you can't read the simplest word in the world."<p>Thomas Lester grabs a book and opens to a random page. He points to a word: galloping.<p>"Goll—. G—. Gaa—. Gaa—. G—. " He keeps trying. It is as if the rest ­­of the word is in him …

Teaching