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7 Buddhist Teachings That Will Help You Overcome Life’s Most Difficult Challenges and Find Peace

Buddhaimonia.Growing up in the U.S. (California), almost all of my friends were either Christian or Catholic. My family wasn’t. My parents were …

Meditation

The Strange Link Between Junk Food and Depression

Of our many modern diseases, one of the biggest burdens on society is an unexpected one: depression, according to the World Health Organization. And …

8 Simple Ways To Eat Less Sugar

Eating too much sugar is bad for your health. You've heard it before. Excessive consumption can increase your risk for obesity, heart disease and a host of other health complications.<p>The World Health Organization recommends the average adult consume no more than 25 grams of sugar a day, but …

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner announce plans to divorce

Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced plans Tuesday to divorce after ten years of marriage.<p>"After much thought and careful consideration we have made the difficult decision to divorce," a statement released by the couple said just hours after Fox411 learned the couple's …

Matt Bomer's Reaction to Channing Tatum's Bromantic Compliments: 'I Blushed'

The bromantic bond between <i>Magic Mike XXL</i> costars Matt Bomer and Channing Tatum continues!<p>When Tatum, 35, gave a Reddit AMA to promote the upcoming …

Matt Bomer

If execution by torture isn't 'cruel and unusual' punishment, what is?

The US supreme court has ruled that even the least morally defensible executions are allowable. But there’s some hope in the court’s dissents<p>You might think that the Eighth Amendment, which forbids “cruel and unusual” punishments, clearly prohibits death penalty regimes like those currently in …

Law

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Obama to make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay

If you earn a salary, you probably don’t expect to make any overtime wages on top of it. But federal law does protect salaried workers from being …

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out 41 books that will better your life in a dramatic way. Whether it's figuring out how to get out of debt, learning how to be happier, or trying to find …

In Defense of Fiber: How Changing Your Diet Changes Your Gut Bacteria

You no longer live in a world where you can pretend you’re only eating for one; the trillions of bacteria in your gut, we now know, also feed on what …

Exercise, Working Out at Desk, Office

Treadmill desks have been gaining popularity again among women with offices—and deep pockets. And while they definitely can help increase your physical activity at the office, a recent study shows that they have one major drawback: decreased productivity. We found eight less distracting items to …

Work Your Upper AND Lower Body in One Crazy Simple Move

Where has this exercise been all your life?<p>Beth Bischoff<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Farmer's Walk:</b> Your go-to workout move …

Brightest Planets Meet on Tuesday

You've probably seen them in the evening: two suspiciously bright lights in the western sky. What are they? Planes? UFOs? No, they're the two brightest planets and they're heading for a dramatic conjunction Tuesday night.<p>Let's go outside and watch some sunsets over the next week. Face west and as …

Why are men so much better at sleeping than women?

If men are from Mars and women from Venus, then one planet certainly gets better quality shut-eye than the other. Andrew Shanahan investigates the gender 'sleep gap'<p>Big news from the usually drowsy world of sleep science: research on flies has uncovered a protein called Taranis that seems to be a …

Weight Loss

The Paleo diet is absurd, science says

<i>This post is in partnership with The Conversation. The article below was originally published at theconversation.com.</i><p>By Tim Spector, The …

Daily Meditation: LGBT Pride

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a portion of a prayer written by Rev. Meg Riley after the controversial …

Revenge against rape culture: Micro-indie film “Felt” is a Rorschach test for gender relations

A young artist haunted by trauma retreats into gender-blur and violent fantasy<p>In its own strange way, the tiny, mysterious and occasionally terrifying indie film “Felt” captures the confusion of this moment in gender relations, and especially the confusion around the term “rape culture.” It took …

NHS endorses Sleepio app for alleviating anxiety and depression

Digital sleep programme Sleepio aids recovery not only from insomnia, but from depression and anxiety according to an informal NHS study.<p>Sleepio was …