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While the rest of the world tries to “kill email,” in China, it’s always been dead

It’s a familiar story for students or businessmen on their first-ever visit to China. After rounds of beer and <i>baijiu</i> with potential clients, or a karaoke gathering through a university exchange program, the foreigner will ask the Chinese person sitting next to her for his email address.<p>The Chinese …

China

How People Decide Whether to Have Children

A guide for those on the fence<p>Isabel Caliva and her husband, Frank, had already “kicked the can down the road.” The can, in their case, was the kid conversation; the road was Caliva’s fertile years. Frank had always said he wanted lots of kids. Caliva, who was in her early 30s, thought maybe one or …

The Addicts Next Door

West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the country. Locals are fighting to save their neighbors—and their towns—from destruction.<p>Michael Barrett and Jenna Mulligan, emergency paramedics in Berkeley County, West Virginia, recently got a call that sent them to the youth softball field …

Drug Addiction

My Father Was a Spy Who Helped Keep the Cold War From Heating Up

As we enter into a murky new Cold War 2.0 with Russia, his story has lessons for us about the human cost of conflict.<p>Former CIA chief of the …

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

EFFINGHAM, Ill. — The vast Petro truck stop here is a neon-lit, blacktop oasis at the crossroads of America. It beckons big-rig drivers with showers, laundry machines, a barber shop, even a knife store. “Professional drivers only,” reads the sign above the tables of the Iron Skillet restaurant, …

10 books everyone is reading right now

But that conversation will be a lot more interesting if you're reading the same thing.<p>We went through the top 50 Amazon bestsellers and grabbed 10 of the most popular, critically acclaimed books on the site across a variety of genres. We skipped children's books and super-niche reads.<p>Amazon's list …

Why You Should Start Skipping Breakfast

"Intermittent fasting" burns fat and makes you healthier—really.<p>Put down the bagel and read this carefully: Skipping breakfast could help you unlock incredible health benefits and live longer. Yes, I'm encouraging you to shatter several dietary rules—never skip meals; eat every two to three hours; …

Alleviate Anxiety With This Do-Anywhere Grounding Exercise

Mindfulness and meditation are well-known ways to combat anxiety and stress, but they can be hard to fit into a busy schedule. If you need a quick …

Meditation

Why having just one child isn’t as bad (or selfish) as it’s made out to be

Is the single child doomed to a life of a lonely misfit? Are mothers of “onlies” making a selfish choice?<p>I am travelling with my four-year-old …

What this editor of books read outside her work in 2016 says a lot about why (and how) we read

Maintaining a list of every book read during the year yielded curious patterns.<p>It’s a hot afternoon, and I am sitting somewhere by the Arabian Sea, …

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

What People In The West Get Wrong About Meditation, According to Master Buddhists

Meditation is increasingly regarded as one of the most beneficial practices for the mind, body and soul. But you don’t have to go deep into the …

A study that tracked 1,000 people for 35 years reveals the case for giving kids a basic income

A new study from King's College London makes a strong case that giving families a set amount of money each month to use toward childcare — essentially a basic income for kids — could have profound implications for how disadvantaged children turn out as adults.<p>According to the study, which comprised …

A painless solution that tricks your brain into meeting your ideal budget

Expenses have a way of piling up in December, whether because of holiday gifts, extra social engagements, or travel getaways. Your wiped-out bank account at the end of the year may be the perfect (and necessary) inspiration to get into financial shape once the calendar flips to January.<p>But that’s …

Personal Finance

How your Fitbit is making you fat

In 2013, when David Stewart tipped the scales at 200 pounds, he slapped on a Fitbit, thinking it’d be a quick way to shed the weight. Instead, the …

Lack of awareness of grape choking hazard puts children at risk, say doctors

Grapes can completely plug a child’s airway, with research suggesting they are third most common cause of death in food-related incidents<p>Grapes are the third most common cause of death among children who die in food-related choking incidents, and doctors say a lack of awareness among parents, …

I Tell My Kid Santa Is a Lie and You Should Too

I have never believed in Santa, because my parents never told me he was real. It's a fine way to go through life.<p>On December 23, 1951, the day before Christmas Eve, the Catholic diocese of the French city of Dijon held a big rally to which they brought the children of the diocese's Catholic schools …

A Few Reasons Science Is Afraid of Animal Consciousness

Slowly, slowly, animal cognition — or, gasp, consciousness! — is becoming a valid, fruitful scientific pursuit: over the past year, scientists have …

The Year in Books: The 15 Best Books of 2016

Most of the year’s strongest novels had historical heavy subject matter, befitting a year that felt to American readers like the darkest in memory. …

'They had issues': Sally Wainwright and Tracy Chevalier discuss the Brontës

Sally Wainwright’s new drama To Walk Invisible offers a radical new take on the Brontës. She talks to novelist Tracy Chevalier about the siblings’ extraordinary lives<p>The shadow of the Parsonage, the Brontë family’s Yorkshire home, falls close to Sowerby Bridge where writer Sally Wainwright grew up. …

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Feeling Overwhelmed? This Simple Ritual Will Bring Instant Calm

You're sitting at your desk when an uneasy feeling starts to unfurl. Your stomach clenches, you feel hot, and amid the holiday deadlines, events, and …

Viral Meme Spreads Important Message About Kids And Consent

We need to give kids a choice when it comes to hugging and kissing family members<p>Teaching children about consent is crucial, so why do some parents …

5 Simple (or Simply Crazy) Ways to Sharpen Your Focus

Techniques to sharpen your mind, ranked from the basic to the far out.<p>As if you needed another reason to take care of your self. Your business depends on your good health--not to mention employees.<p>Here are five techniques to help harness your best you:<p>1. Drinking coffee<p><b>Alleged brain benefits:</b> …

The Brain

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism

The importance of vitamin D during childhood development is pretty well established – both the UK and US health departments recommend infants be …

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 …

26 Very Long Books Worth the Time They’ll Take to Read

Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a <i>project</i>. No book that size is …

7 Women Share the ONE Thing That Finally Helped Them Lose Weight

Snag their tips to boost your weight-loss results.<p>When you’re on your fourth grilled chicken salad of the week and the scale hasn't budged in ages, it can feel like your weight-loss plan is conspiring against you—and that's frustrating AF.<p>But instead of giving up altogether or trying every piece of …

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …