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Want to eat better in 2016? Put it in writing

There is often a disconnect between the health choices we think we are making and the choices we actually make. We don't consciously quantify how many times we hit snooze on our alarm, watch TV instead of working out, or indulge in a treat. We delude ourselves into thinking these types of choices …

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

Meditation

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

5 Things I Hated About Being Overweight

April of 2012 was one of the worst times in my life. I was at a job I absolutely hated, my father died unexpectedly at 54, and I was 170 pounds overweight. I sat there on a cold April day crying about what my life had become. I just didn't know what to do.<p>After my father's funeral, I started to …

Fitness

Gift Guide 2014: Smartphones for all

Our lives revolve around the tiny supercomputers in our pockets. We stay in touch, read the news, play our games and ignore our friends on devices …

Debate: Should you buy a 4K TV this year, or not?

Peter Nowak : I recently spent some time in my basement surrounded by 4K televisions. I was testing out some of the big-name brands – Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic – for a round-up review I was working on, so I watched a whole lot of ultra-HD Breaking Bad on Netflix.<p>I’ve since returned all those …

Televisions

How I Finally Made My Wife Understand What It's Like to Be Depressed

Mel and I were in our bedroom chatting about my anxiety and depression problems. It was evening, and our three kids were in bed.<p>The doctor recently increased my depression medication and it had been making me distant.<p>"Does this mean you're getting worse?" she asked. She was changing into her …

Relationships

LEDs Get Glowing Reviews | Lightbulb Reviews - Consumer Reports News

Once in a while, procrastination pays off. Take lightbulbs. If you were hoarding your old incandescents because you worry about the mercury in …

Moto X (2nd gen) review

Two years ago, Motorola’s best phone was something called the RAZR HD. Or it could have been the ATRIX HD LTE.<p>At the time, the company’s focus …

The Art of Mindfully Letting Go With Buddha's Four Noble Truths

Twenty-five hundred years ago, the Buddha was like the first psychologist, teaching his followers about the power of changing their mental processes in order to alleviate emotional discomfort and embrace change. One of his insights were the four noble truths that helped people free themselves from …

Meditation

New Subaru Outback rivals all other cars in its class

We're either going to blow our tires, bottom out or tip right off the jagged, unforgiving cliffs that form the Avalon Peninsula.<p>These are the panicked thoughts running through my head as my driving partner pushes the "X-Mode" button tucked into the neat console of our 2015 Subaru Outback and …

Subaru

2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R First Test

Bigger. Better. Quicker?<p>In our recent test of the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i, we found a lot to like about the revamped CUV. We appreciated the Outback’s smoother exterior styling and resistance to trade function for flash. We also liked the way the Outback drives more like a wagon than an …

Subaru

What About the Subaru Forester?

By<p>John Paul<p>August 20, 2014<p><i>Q. Recently, you did a comparison of small SUVs and left out the Subaru Forester. In my opinion, the Forester stacks up</i> …

Next Nexus phone will be made by Motorola, likely named Nexus X

Google’s Nexus 5 is almost a year old, and though there was concern that the company was ditching the Nexus program completely, assurances came at …

What It Needs: Nexus X

IFA is going to churn up a lot of dust in the smartphone world. We’re expecting new devices from Samsung, Motorola, Microsoft, Sony, and Huawei, …

I'm Coming Out of the (Water) Closet

Poop. Bowel movements. Diarrhea. Constipation. Bloating. Gas. Cramping. Emergency bathroom stops. Courtesy flushes. Hemorrhoids. These words themselves are taboo subjects for anyone to talk about (women especially) and, yet, here I am coming out of the closet -- the water closet, that is.<p>In my …

Holistic Medicine

5 Surprising Things That Happen When You Stop Expecting Achievements to Make You Happy

We tend to seek happiness in the wrong place.<p>"As soon as I get that promotion, everything will be great."<p>"When I find a husband I'll finally be happy."<p>"My worries will be over when this business starts making money."<p>We're seeking happiness in achievement, which never works.<p><b>Detach Happiness From</b> …

Happiness

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't want. Then bam...Frustration and the lack of control feelings arise to the 10th degree. Ever have that happen? Well, I've definitely fallen into this …

Meditation

7 Ways Stress Ruins Your Life and 5 Steps That Start to Turn It Around

We think our problems produce the stress we experience, but it's actually the reverse. Stress causes most of our troubles -- from money, family, and work problems, to physical and mental health issues. In working with private and corporate clients, I've found that most people realize that stress is …

Mindfulness

9 Simple Things You Can Do to Be a Happier, Healthier Person

As a health editor, I spend the majority of my day poring over content related to, well, health. At HuffPost, we're lucky to talk to experts on a daily basis about how to live our best lives, both mentally and physically. Over time, you start to pick up on some things. Themes begin to emerge loudly …

Happiness

The 3 Lessons Maya Angelou Taught Us About Coping

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>When poet, memoirist, screenwriter, film director, jazz singer, dancer, professor, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died in May at the age of 86, I reflected on two thoughts. The first was, <i>Is there anything this woman couldn't do?</i><p>And the second thing I realized, as social and …

Maya Angelou

6 Stories That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career (and Life)

From when you wake up in the morning to when you close your eyes at night you're telling yourself stories. Stories about who you are, why you're here and what's next for you. The best stories inspire you, while the worst stories conspire against you. All stories are powerful, especially if they can …

Happiness

How Meditation Saved Sarah McLean

In person, Sarah McLean literally shines. It is part elegant and statuesque good looks, with her blonde hair and golden complexion. But it is the kindness and compassion she emits that makes her exactly what you would hope for in a meditation teacher.<p>When she begins speaking about the early years …

Meditation

Why Diet and Exercise Are Not the Keys to Weight Loss and Health

What if getting healthy had very little to do with obsessing over what you eat or worrying about how much you exercise? What if you could make weight loss and health automatic? In fact, research shows that is the best way to lose weight and get healthy. You can design a life where health and weight …

Weight Loss

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

"Sugar can act like poison in high doses—and the amount in our diets has gone beyond toxic," says Robert Lustig, M.D., a neuroendocrinologist at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. The typical American now swallows the equivalent of 22 sugar cubes every 24 hours. That …

5 Keys to Unlock Your Inner Happy

<i>When will I be happy?</i><p>Knowing my answer wont be what my client wants to hear, I answer, <i>Happiness is a choice</i>. Yet sometimes the act of choosing happiness makes us feel like we are faking it. So although "choose happiness" is still my "go to" answer, here are some other keys to being happy.<p><b>Live in</b> …

Happiness

Get Out of the War

<b>What are you fighting?</b><p><i>The Practice:</i><p>Get out of the war.<p><i>Why?</i><p>By "war" I mean here a mindset, not combat between nations with tanks and bombs. The "war" I'm referring to is an <i>attitude</i> of conflict and animosity toward a person, object, or condition. Parents can feel at war with a misbehaving teenager, …

Mindfulness

50 Lessons That May Make Your Life Better (They Did Mine)

Most people don't get through a life without a few lessons, and for me, having others share theirs is one of the most incredible gifts I can receive. Even if I don't agree with their statements or actions, I often find out new things about myself and what I want out of life (and don't want) as a …

Relationships