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What Happiness Might Have To Do With Your Genes

By Kelly Dickerson, Staff Writer<p>Published: 07/28/2014 06:24 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>One secret to happiness may lie in genes, a new study suggests.<p>Denmark and other Scandinavian countries regularly top world happiness rankings, and while many factors influence happiness, genetics may play a larger …

Travelers Use LEGOs Instead Of 'Selfies' To Showcase Awesome Travel Photos

Why take selfies, when you can use LEGOs? That's what two world travelers -- who go by the names Jesse Koltes and Ben Donahue-- did on their most recent travels.<p>The duo didn't want to take annoying selfies on their trip, but <i>definitely</i> wanted to show off the awesome places they were visiting to …

The Pill Is More Than Birth Control

We need to a better job of explaining that women use birth control for much more than delaying or avoiding motherhood.<p>Lena Dunham recently sparked an …

Portland’s Unique Zoobombing Scene – Grown-Up Racers Riding Tiny Children’s Bicycles

A group of bikers in Portland, Oregon, share the most unusual love of children’s bicycles. Several riders take to the hills of Washington Park every …

Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack

When a runner's heart stops during a marathon, it gets a lot of press — even though it's actually a pretty rare event. A more common killer among runners, and a condition that needs more prevention efforts, is heatstroke, according to a study by Israeli researchers.<p>During a 2011 running race, …

Parent Bullying: The One-Upper Society

Every day we hear or read about kids using words as weapons to inflict harm upon one another -- whether it's on playground, in the hallways of our schools, in their own homes, or online. Peer cruelty happens every day.<p>Where does this behavior come from? Although many experts have weighed in on this …

You Should Probably Stop Using A Loofah In The Shower. Sorry.

If you use a loofah to get clean, it may be time to rethink your shower routine.<p>That spongy, handheld scrubber meant to exfoliate and lather suds around your naked body is actually the perfect home for bacteria. A 1994 study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology showed that the popular …

5 Tips That Will Change the Way You Parent Your Children

We live in a fast-paced world where we rush from one thing to another. We start the day rushing the children out the door so we can drop them off on our way to work, then we spend all day at work thinking about what has to happen after work. Back to pick up the children, take them to sport or music …

Weight Training for Women: The Ultimate Strength Training Plan

Tired of sweating all over every piece of cardio equipment at the gym and still getting zero love from the scale? You need more iron. Not in your diet—in your hands. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a mere 21 percent of women strength train two or more times a week. What you …

Where Congress Fails, Business Leads

Recently the US Senate failed to pass an energy bill that had garnered strong bi-partisan support. While the bill sought only "modest" goals for energy efficiency standards and industry innovations, it was stymied by political pandering. In response, Senator Robert Portman (OH-Republican), and …

Are Our Children Prepared to Meet the World?

<i>Written by Rosemary Strembicki</i><p>As the plane taxied to the Florence terminal I noticed two families with babes in arms standing by the fenced runway waving as the plane passed; moms, grandmas and grandpas passing the time entertaining their small children in the middle of the afternoon. Or should I …

Because I Can

"At least you <i>can</i> run," I offered. One of my kids' middle school teachers was lamenting how middle age has slowed her pace. She awakens at dawn, runs from lower to upper Manhattan every morning, teaches middle schoolers math and science all day, supervises after-school and running club, and then …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

Stop Waiting for Tomorrow: 3 Steps to Loving Your Life Now

<b>“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.” ~Paul Coelho</b><p>My husband had been unemployed for more than …

Positive Thinking

Saying Goodbye to One Adventure Is Saying Hello to Another

<b>“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” ~Paulo Coelho</b><p>When I was born, the nurse lifted me from the bed, …

What 9 Months Of Pregnancy Actually Does To A Woman's Body

Last summer, photographer and body love evangelist Jade Beall told HuffPost Parents that society faced "an epidemic of women who feel unworthy of being called beautiful," and shared her dream to cure this confidence crisis.<p>The Arizona artist was using Kickstarter to fund a book project; she hoped …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art

3 Questions that Will Free Your Mind and Turn Your Life Around

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”<br>―Voltaire</i><p>It’s not the answers you get from others, but the questions you ask yourself that …

Cake Or Death? Gâteau, S'il Vous Plaît!

British comedian Eddie Izzard has been thinking a lot about language (no surprise to anyone who's heard him riff on monkeys on branches, mice under tables, and cats on chairs).<p>And he's had a crazy idea: training himself in new languages — German, Spanish, Russian, Arabic — so when he's on the road, …

An Open Letter to Rap Music (For My Daughters)

Dear Rap Music,<p>I've been known to "throw my hands in the air and wave 'em like I just don't care." I used to hit up your shows and you could often "find me in the club, bottle full of bub," where, if your beat thumped enough and your hook looped just right, I could be enticed to "jump motherf*cker, …

If Today Was Your Last Day...

We are now living in a society where social media is able to do many things to connect, inform and publicize anything and everything you could think of. One of the most popular being Facebook, one of the main reasons I use it for is sole bragging rights of my children. I feel compelled to post …

How to Recover More Efficiently

Trying to balance hard training with recovery time? Here's how to tune into your body and adapt to its performance trends.<p><i>I’m training for my fourth half-marathon and trying to break 1:45. I’ve upped my training substantially and wonder if you have any tips for tracking training recovery. I want to</i> …

Take Your Marathon Long Runs To The Next Level

<i>Hit a plateau? Here are two workouts to help you smash your existing personal best.</i><p>It’s not uncommon for marathoners to get stuck at a plateau, …

Top 10 Spiritual Truths We Weren’t Taught in School

Michelle Walling, <i>In5D Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>What would our world be like today of these top 10 spiritual truths were taught in our schools, in the …

Procrastination is a Mindfulness Problem

We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes …

Life Happens When You Listen: Let Yourself Learn from the Moment

<b>“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.” ~Jose Ortega y Gasset</b><p>Something magical and wonderful happened to me over …

Realizing You're Enough Instead of Trying to Fix Yourself

<b>“If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~Oprah Winfrey</b><p>Seven years ago I discovered a world of healing, energy, …

How to Be Free: 10 Simple, Transformative Daily Life Practices.

Daily life is a practice in which we can try to live as mindfully and happily as possible.<p>For me personally, that definitely includes the practice of …

Positivity Vs Negativity: It's A Question Of Focus | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Well, not for everyone. Some people seem to have it coded into their DNA. The kind of person that has their house burn down, but the cookie jar …