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After A Spontaneous Decision To Try Running, Hannah Geiser Lost 60 Pounds

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Hannah Geiser<p><b>Age:</b> 20<p><b>Height:</b> 5'5"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 190 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> I have been a vegetarian all my life, and had the very misguided belief that …

Who 'Won' The Creation Vs. Evolution Debate?

Days after a wide-ranging debate on creationism and evolution between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, the event is driving an online conversation. Themes of belief and literalism, logic and faith — and, for some, relevance — are being aired and disputed. And some wonder what the debate accomplished.<p>The video …

Royal Caribbean Cruise Illnesses Tied To New Scourge, CDC Says

The gut bug that cut short a Royal Caribbean cruise last week and sickened nearly 700 passengers and crew is a new strain of norovirus that has become something of a scourge of the seas — and everywhere else.<p>Federal health officials on Thursday confirmed that the norovirus that infected passengers …

Vatican blasts back at UN report on pedophile priests, abortion

The Vatican blasted back at a UN-authored Rights of Children report, saying its criticism of the church's stand on homosexuality is driven by critics of the church's "non-negotiable" teachings.<p>The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, whose members have included such nations as Saudi Arabia, …

The Move That Combusts Calories

Use this exercise to target multiple muscle groups and rev your metabolism long after you leave the gym<p>Want to burn calories long after your workout is finished? Then you need to activate as many muscles as possible while you're at the gym. Focusing on movements that work multiple muscle …

Your Way Out of a Dead-End Relationship

Individuals stay in relationships that have passed their expiration date for many reasons, such as a fear of being alone or the shame of having …

A Different Kind Of Catholicism Grows In Latino Communities

In the Saint Anthony of Padua Church in the Bronx, Wednesday night is prayer meeting night.<p>Fifty people gather in the spare assembly room for a ceremony that looks very different from a Catholic Sunday Mass.<p>For one thing, the service is led by a woman rather than a male priest. She preaches …

The Biceps Exercise that Will Crush Your Lower Body

We guarantee you’ve never tried this one<p>Pump up your biceps by getting down—into a <i>spider</i> lunge.<p>What, exactly, is a spider lunge? It’s a deep lunge that improves your hip mobility and core strength, while lighting up the muscles of your legs and shoulders.<p>The benefit to your arms: “When you perform …

Think Before Reacting: How to Use Your Mental Pause Button

<b>“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” ~Buddha</b><p>I used to be the queen of putting my foot in my mouth. I'd say the first …

Mindfulness

How to Forgive and Forget

The spring of my freshman year in high school, the mother of one of my friends started a campaign. The gist of her message was that I was cruel and …

Positive Thinking

One-third of Americans reject human evolution

While nearly two-thirds of Americans say humans have evolved over time, a third of U.S. adults disagree, according to new survey results from the Pew Research Center.<p>The Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project report released Monday found that 33% think "humans and other living things have …

8 Drinks That Calm

10 Crazy Body Connections

And 9 other crazy body connections<p>Your body parts are joined in ways you never imagined. For example, did you know the length of your index finger could secretly reveal your penis size?<p>While most of these links sound strange, knowing about them could pay dividends down the line. Here are 10 crazy …

How to Live in Paradise for Less Than $1,500 a Month

I feel I spent way too much money this month living in the Philippines -- there were extra provisions around the typhoon that hit us, a work trip to Manila (where I also had too much fun,) a few charitable donations, and I've been overspending on food. But I just looked up my bank balance and …

Men and women's brains are 'wired differently'

<b>Men and women's brains are connected in different ways which may explain why the sexes excel at certain tasks, say researchers.</b><p>A US team at the University of Pennsylvania scanned the brains of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys and girls and found striking differences.<p>Male brains appeared to be wired …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …