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The Lottery Hackers - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Jason Fagone<p>Jason is an investigative reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle. His work has appeared The New York Times, GQ, New York and Wired. His latest book, <i>The Woman Who Smashed Codes</i>, about the American codebreaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman, was published in 2017.<p>Photography - …

San Francisco

10 Free Meditations to Encourage Restful Sleep

I really resisted getting into meditation. I thought it was too quiet, boring, and unproductive—I like action. But I noticed the calm in people who …

Meditation

Do You and Your Partner Sleep in Separate Bedrooms? Maybe You Should!

There's a scene in <i>Gilmore Girls</i> in which Lorelai's new beau, Digger, dumps her off in the guest room on their first night together, explaining that …

Sleep

15 common math questions from the SATs everyone gets wrong

The SAT doesn't just test how good you are at math, reading, and writing — it tests how good you are at taking the SAT.<p>Preparing for the math section of the test requires lots of practice and memorization of some formulas, but it's also important to know how to recognize trick questions, sift …

Mathematics

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

Obsessed: We Talk to Reddit's /u/Ramen_Lord

<i>Editor's Note: Welcome to our new interview series, Obsessed, in which we'll be talking to amateurs and professionals from all across the food world. The series will shed light on the passions that drive enthusiastic food nerds, from home cooks to chefs on the line to veteran butchers, fishmongers,</i> …

New York City

Welcome to the Center of the Universe

<i>Shannon Stirone</i> | <i>Longreads</i> | <i>March 2018 | 22 minutes (5,546 words)</i>The power has just gone out in mission control. I look to Jim McClure, operations …

Space

Giving Tex-Mex Its Due

Texas’ size and cultural diversity have blessed it with delicious geo-culinary diversity: chili in the west, barbecue in the middle and east, and …

Mexican Food

What If Forensic Science Isn’t Really Science?

Forensic science — the kind that traces the grooves in bullets, the mark of a shoe, or the scrape of a tool — emerged in the early 20th century as a …

Forensics

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>This week, we’re sharing stories from Susan Goldberg, Leslie Jamison, Jacqueline Keeler, Max Genecov, and Ryan Bradley</i><i>.</i><i>Sign up to receive this list</i> …

Race & Ethnicity

Use and Abuse

<i>Amy Long |</i> Ninth Letter<i> | Fall/Winter 2017-18 | 25 minutes (6,753 words)</i>1Ryan and I are groping each other on Layne’s older sister’s bed. My sisters …

Living Rooms

The Stuff That Came Between Mom and Me: A Story About Hoarding

<i>Susan Fekete |</i> Longreads<i> | March 2018 | 13 minutes (3,541 words)</i> I lived in Atlanta for six years after college. I only went back to St. Pete twice …

Die Hard

The Friend That Got Away

<i>Beverly Donofrio | Longreads | March 2018 | 11 minutes (2,860 words)</i> A year or two after we graduated, my best friend from college went through a …

Hung Up

Make a Chocolate Smoothie That Isn't Full of Life-Shortening Sugar

This lightly sweetened morning sipper contains only six grams added sugars—far less than what you’ll typically find at a smoothie shop. Tangy Greek …

3 pieces of modern relationship wisdom from rock star psychotherapist Esther Perel

During psychotherapist and relationship guru Esther Perel‘s recent keynote speech at this year’s SXSW, <i>The State of Affairs</i> author spoke about love in …

Ultimate Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Make the vinaigrette: Combine olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small glass jar. Shake well with lid on to combine …

These 3 Changes Helped Me Naturally Grow My Butt in Just a Few Months

I used to think that wanting to grow your booty was vain, useless, and quite frankly, a little bit silly. But when I started working with my trainer last year, we talked a lot about the chronic lower back pain I used to experience on a regular basis. He told me that strengthening my glutes would …

Workouts

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

1,000+ Easy Ways to Be Your Best Self

People think being the best you is this long, epic journey of self-discovery, hard work and therapy. But really, it’s as easy as forming key habits …

7 apps that’ll kickstart your meditation practice—for good

Meditation is simple, right? In theory, at least, it requires nothing more than functioning lungs—but as anyone who’s tried it can attest, focusing …

6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break

Until a year ago, I belonged to the 80 percent of Americans who don't listen to podcasts. I couldn't find time in my day to dedicate to listening. Then, last March, during a weekly lunch meeting with fellow business designers, we got into a discussion about NPR's Planet Money. One thing led to …

Self-improvement

28 Phrases the Most Likable Employees Use at Work | Inc.com

You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50 percent of employees believe turnover would go down if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. Do you compliment your workers for doing good work? If so, how often? And if you're …

Employment

What is fascia, and is 'myofascial release' the secret to better health?

There's a new buzzword in yoga studios across the UK: fascia. But what exactly is it, and should we all be paying more attention to this often overlooked aspect of our anatomy?<p>Put shortly, fascia is a clingfilm-like substance that wraps around all our muscles and organs, offering support and …

Yoga

The 8 Known Carcinogens That Lurk in Most Of Our Homes

Limited daily exposure to toxins is tough in a pretty toxic world, but it’s a reasonable expectation that we all want to kick known carcinogens out …

How to Prime Your Brain to Be Happy

Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>If college is supposed to be a carefree, jolly, hedonistic four-year romp, someone forgot to tell the students at Yale. (Which …

You Don’t Have to Eat It

It’s maddening enough when your kid won’t eat anything unless it’s white or orange. It’s even more maddening when, once upon a time, <i>you</i> were that …

Parenting

Pooping: Not All Animals Are Created Equal

Have you ever stopped to appreciate your anus? Laugh all you want, but this bodily orifice is a highly evolved engineering marvel, and it's hard to …

‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’

On Oct. 11, 2016, Michael Foster and two companions rose before dawn, left their budget hotel in Grand Forks, N.D., and drove a white rental sedan toward the Canadian border, diligently minding the speed limit. The day was cold and overcast, and Foster, his diminutive frame wrapped in a down …

Crime

How To Feel Happier By Making These 7 Simple Changes In The Way You Talk

Language is a powerful thing, and while words might not necessarily hurt you, they can give you away. I’m not referring to literally slipping a …

Happiness

The Real Bias at the FBI

The bureau is an inherently political player, but as its history and texts between two employees show, its allegiance is not to Democrats or Republicans—but to itself.<p>Depending on who you ask, you can get some pretty disparate views of the role of the nation’s most important law-enforcement …

Donald Trump