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22 Books You Need To Read This Summer

Because you'll need to find some way to occupy your time on the beach. Also check out the must-have queer summer reads!

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17 Books To Read After You Graduate High School

These literary works will more than help you navigate through post-high school life.

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Ad On Subway Reacts To Trains

Here's an ad that just might blow you a way.<p>This video display on a Swedish subway platform reacts to trains -- and when they pass, the model's hair blows all over the place.<p>"We needed to build a device that could be calibrated to sense the arrival of the train and not react to passing passengers," …

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

12 Reasons You Definitely Need A Buffer Day After Vacation

When we jump from blissful vacation mode into real-world mode too abruptly, stress often reaches a higher peak than before we left. All too often, that fresh-out-of-the-sand buzz evaporates into a panicked flurry while we hustle to catch up on a week's worth of chores.<p>Curb the mental chaos and cut …

Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss: Munchies to Satisfy Every Craving

10 Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss<p>10 can't-go-wrong munchies to satisfy every craving<p>Plamen Petkov<p>Satisfy Your Hunger<p>Want to stick to your diet? Start snacking. It helps control hunger and rein in portion sizes at meals. And don't worry, it's supposed to feel indulgent. If a healthy snack isn't …

Kale Quinoa Salad Recipe

<b>Google's Quinoa and Kale Salad</b> <i><br>Serves 4</i><p>1 bunch kale, washed and de-stemmed<br>1 cup cooked quinoa<br>2 avocados, diced<br>Juice of 2 lemons<br>2 tablespoons olive oil<br>Salt, to taste<p>1. Chiffonade the kale by stacking the leaves, rolling them tightly, and then slicing them perpendicularly to the roll to create long, …

Brain Myths Believed By Most In U.S., Poll Shows

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 09/25/2013 09:31 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Nearly two-thirds of Americans mistakenly believe that humans use only 10 percent of their brains, according to a new poll on brain health.<p>The poll, which surveyed more than 2,000 Americans, found that 65 percent of …

How to Increase Metabolism: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long<p>Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, …

Death and Dying: Living and Dying in 140 Characters

"Heart rate dropping. Heart dropping."<p>In 36 characters, a grieving son captured on Twitter one of the most complex and universal human experiences -- the death of a mother.<p>NPR radio host Scott Simon made international news in July when he tweeted over the span of several days from his mother's …

Sitting, Lack Of Exercise Linked With Symptoms Of Depression In New Study

Sitting = sadness. Really.<p>A new study shows an association between sitting time and mental health. Particularly, the longer a person sits, the more likely he or she is to have symptoms of depression. The findings, first reported in Runner's World, were reached by researchers from Victoria …

Getting Fit When Life Gets in the Way

"I was doing so well on my diet, and then life got in the way, and I've gained back every pound."<p>"I was going to the gym regularly, and I could feel myself getting in better shape, and then life got in the way, and I'm back where I started."<p>Chances are, you have heard someone say something like …

Overcoming the Naysayers and Sabotagers on Your Fat Loss Journey

You've likely encountered them in spades along your journey: friends, family, and coworkers who covertly or overtly attempt to sabotage your fat-loss efforts.<p>One thing's for certain: They inevitably will appear, usually during your weakest, most vulnerable moments.<p>Save for a few psychologically, …

Why We'd Rather Talk Than Listen

Years ago I was hiking with two close friends, and when we finally got back to our cars I said to my friends, "Did you notice that the first half of our walk took much longer than our return to the parking lot?" One of my friends with a wry sense of humor looked at me and smiled, "That's because …

Kids on Sweets: Are We Raising a Generation of Sugar Addicts?

There are few joys in life as sweet as seeing our children smile. Thus, it is with the best of intentions that we cave to pleas for candy and tantrums over French fries in hopes of glimpsing those (rapidly decaying) pearly whites. After all, there are bigger threats to our children, right?<p>As it …

It's Never Too Late to Be Who You Might Have Been (Hope for Codependents)

We all come into this imperfect world, in imperfect families, as imperfect versions of ourselves. Not one of us is without a story or two about family dysfunction, economic hardships, medical limitations, self-esteem challenges and more. Through conscious choices, personal commitment and hard work, …

Time Out Tip Of The Day: September 7, 2013

Need a time out? You're in luck. In honor of Bliss' Triple Oxygen Month, HuffPost's GPS for the Soul has teamed up with Bliss spa experts to provide the best tips to take a rejuvenating time out each and every day for the month of September. We want to help you make the next 30 days a time of …

How Anxiety Affects Sleep

<i>By Jennifer Warner Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D.</i><p>Does your mind race as soon your head hits the pillow? Does anxiety over work, money, or relationships keep you from going to sleep?<p>It's normal to be anxious from time to time. But when anxiety and emotional problems routinely get in the …