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Paris attacker's father tried to extract son from Isis in Syria

The father of one of the gunmen who killed scores of concert-goers in Paris had tried unsuccessfully last year to bring his son back from Syria where he had joined Islamic State (Isis).<p>Mohamed Amimour, 67, spoke about his failed attempt to extract his son, Samy, from the control of Isis commanders, …

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Teen Girl Shoots Beautiful and Creative Portraits of Her Pet Dogs

If you’re a dog lover, you’ve got to check out the photography of 17-year-old photographer Jessica Trinh. Her two main photo subjects are her two …

The Most Depressing Time Of The Year In The Most Depressed Nation On The Planet

Did you know that the rate of suicide is highest during this time of the year and that 45 percent of all Americans dread the Christmas season? We are …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

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This $27 Million London Home Is Incredibly High Tech

Nearly everything in this home can be controlled by tablet or smartphone, from the alarm system to built-in speakers.<p>This home doesn't sacrifice style for technology, however.<p>The owner told the WSJ hat her goal was to create "a cozy, relaxing and family-orientated environment, but with all the …

5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong

<b>Mistake #2: Insisting on Eight Glasses a Day</b> <br>It's time to kick this adage to the curb: The Institute of Medicine actually recommends 11.4 cups per day, although hydration needs vary from person to person. The exact amount of H2O you need is dependent on your size and weight. And since you can also …

Galunker, a Picture Book About a Pit Bull

<i>The following is an excerpt from Galunker, a children's book about a misunderstood but lovable pit bull. Part Two has also just been published, and can be read here.</i><p>Why write a children's book about a pit bull? Because these dogs are being massacred. One million pit bulls will be killed in shelters …

Esther the Wonder Piggeh

Spread the Cute:<p>Esther is a classy piggeh, who imparts her elegance to the rest of us.<p>Go to Esther the Wonder Pig, for more of the “Esther Effect” …

Rock On, Millie!

Spread the Cute:<p>We’ve seen kittehs do lots of things, but rock climbing might just be the topper. This hoomin is Craig Armstrong, who adopted Millie …

Yes, This Shark Wants To Be CUDDLED

Spread the Cute:<p>Two words you never thought you’d hear in the same sentence: “Shark” and “Cuddled.”<p>Cuteporter Abigail M. checks in: “Filmed by …

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Soft Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Ricotta and Chives

2 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 large eggs<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives<p>1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel or coarse kosher salt plus more for sprinkling<p>1 tablespoon butter<p>1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese<p>4 1/3- to 1/2-inch-thick slices whole grain bread or 8 whole grain baguette slices, lightly toasted and …

Celebrities Doing Things!

Everything your favorite celebrities were up to the week of May 4th.<p>Everything your favorite celebrities were up to the week of May 4th.

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5 Ways Eating Cheese Can Help You Lose Weight

Because who doesn't love cheese?<p>It's no secret that cheese is pretty phenomenal. In fact, according to one survey, more people would give up oral sex than would give up cheese (that is, if they <i>had</i> to choose). If you're trying to drop pounds, then you probably expect a lot less cheese in your …

Nutrition

The midwest has some of the most extreme weather in the US and these are the photos to prove it

Storm chasing photographer Mike Hollingshead makes a living following America's worst storms, from snarling tornadoes chewing up Kansas farmland to supercell thunderstorms in the Dakotas.<p>A Nebraska-native, Hollingshead used to watch the Midwest's extreme weather from hills that overlooked his town. …

The Worst Sleep Disorder of Them All

As a kid I used to love watching the <i>G.I. Joe</i> cartoon series, and still can remember one of their catchphrases: "Knowing is half the battle!" Now, over 25 years later, it occurs to me that this quote is relevant to the field of sleep as well.<p>Researchers estimate that more than 80 percent of people …

Weight loss: Is the secret in your bacteria?

<b>The search for the most successful way to shed the pounds seems never-ending.</b><p>Now researchers in China have looked at what impact gut bacteria have on people's weight.<p>They think that changing the type of bacteria found in the gut may be more effective at helping people to shed weight than cutting …

$1,000 Ice Cream Sundae? What's In New York's Latest Four-Figure Dessert?

<i>Photo: Courtesy of Bagatelle</i><p>In 2007, the <i>Guinness World Records</i> listed a thousand dollar dessert at New York’s Serendipity 3 restaurant as the world’s most expensive sundae. A year later, the same restaurant upped the ante considerably by rolling out a $25,000 version of its signature frozen hot …

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Weighted Blanket Can Help More Than Just Sleep Problems

It’s called a weighted blanket and it might be the secret weapon you’re looking for as a parent of a high-energy kid. The bed cover is filled with plastic poly pellets similar to those used in Beanie Babies for a heavier feel that creates a natural calming effect in some kids — or even an entire …

Car Buyers Flunking Their Test Drives, Stats Show -- Here's How To Do It Right

With this year’s auto show schedule winding down after a wildly successful year that saw hundreds of thousands of attendees pass through the turnstiles of myriad exhibition halls to “kick the tires” on the latest models, it seems a cursory examination is all a growing number new-car buyers need to …

How To Fold A Fitted Sheet

Almost no one knows how to fold a fitted sheet properly. Impress your friends and loved ones right away by learning how to fold a fitted sheet perfectly.<p><i>Produced by Will Wei. Additional camera by Matt Johnston.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Everything You Think You Know About Cats Is Wrong

As "My Cat From Hell" returns to "Animal Planet" for a fifth season, HuffPost TV spoke with Jackson Galaxy for a friendly reminder that basically everything we think we know about cats is wrong. Galaxy, the most (/only) famous cat behaviorist in the world, elaborated on the beauty of pet parenthood …

The Incredible Story Of How White Supremacists Almost Took Over A Tiny North Dakota Town

When Brooklyn-based filmmakers Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker first arrived in Leith, North Dakota to shoot their documentary "Leith, N.D.," "No Trespassing" signs had just popped up all around town.<p>"There were these 'No Trespassing' signs everywhere," Nichols told Business …

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10 Questions to Calculate Your Psychological Footprint

From your closest relationships to your more distant connections, you are constantly affecting the people in your world. Your <b>life footprint</b> reflects …