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5 Yoga Poses That Can Be So Much Easier Than You Think (Video)

One neat thing about yoga is that it's an experiential science. This means you don't need to take anybody's word for what yoga is! You get to try it, …

Roasted Indian-Spiced Vegetables and Chickpeas with Raisins

This quick and easy vegan entrée is economical and crowd-pleasing. Seek out garam masala (Indian spice blend) without salt, and prep the other …

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Recipes and Tips for Healthy Travel II

15 Genius Ways To Use Champagne

Champagne's not just for drinking anymore. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p>Next time you pop open a bottle of bubbly, don't just grab a couple of flutes and chug it down. There are just too many fabulous things you can do with that champagne! From fantastic cocktails to …

D.C. Needs a Grassroots Fix That Will Come When Left and Right Find Common Ground

Citizens on the left and right agree that the government is in dire need of reform. So why are the political parties, including the Tea Party, of so …

47 Meaty Super Bowl Snacks You'll Want on Game Day

From chicken wings to meatballs to fajitas, here are 47 satisfyingly meaty snacks for your Super Bowl party.<p>Chicken wings are just the beginning of finger-friendly meaty Super Bowl snacks. Sure, there's the old standby, ribs, and the dip-able pigs in a blanket. But expand your horizon, football …

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11 Game-Changing Chips and Dips

Game day is fast approaching. Yes, we're talking about football. But, we're <i></i>also <i>not talking about football</i>. This is about the other playing field; this is about your kitchen. Most of us will watch to see who reigns victorious on that fateful Sunday (whether in sport, advertising, or cuteness), but …

Gun wars to heat up in 2014

As gun rights and anti-gun campaigns continue to clash, 2014 is shaping up to be a critical year for gun legislation.<p>Both sides of the gun law debate have geared up to wage war across the country in 2014 using millions of dollars, midterm elections, opposing messaging strategies and dueling …

Why It's Harder to Move Up in America's Segregated Cities

The Complete Holiday Dinner Guide

Delicious dishes from celebrity chefs and a mixologist.<p>We invited eight chefs and a mixologist to create a festive dinner menu for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the full holiday season. With their new takes on old favorites — from Sandra Lee's pesto cheese straws to Carla Hall's sweet potato, apple, …

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Nationwide Problem for Equal Rights

Advocates point to data showing that excessive disciplinary policies disproportionately target black, low-income and disabled students<p>What happens to …

An Ex-Cop's Guide to Not Getting Arrested

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

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Asian Soups That Go Way Beyond Ramen

Ramen has taken over America, and we're totally cool with that. Ramen, after midnight or at reasonable dinner hour, is hands-down one of the most comforting, savory and filling bowls of soup around. (Let's also never forget Justin Timberlake's ramen noodle hair.) A classic Japanese dish, ramen has …

Color Obsession of the Week: Soft Coral Pink

Headphones, a lamp, an iPhone case, and more finds in soft coral pink.<p><b>This week's finds:</b><p>1. Urbanears Headphones in Coral, $60. jcrew.com.2. Coral Deco Pillow, available Fall 2013. caitlinwilsontextiles.com.3. Bermuda Rug in Coral Reef, starts at $58. luluandgeorgia.com.4. Ikat in Coral iPhone Case …

6 Leadership Lessons Learned On A 'Backroads' Bike Trip

As previously noted at <i>Forbes</i>, luxury bike tours can be the best vacation ever. Having just returned from a Backroads bike trip, I now see why. It was outstanding. Everything clicked. One especially important component making the trip such a rich, fun and seamlessly easy experience was the …

10 Dazzling Debut Novels To Pick Up Right Now

<i>Amazed by the abundance of high-quality first-time fiction, we share our instant favorites.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>10 Dazzling Debut Novels To Pick Up Right Now<p><i>Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter</i> .

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My mother and I used to marble paper on the weekends when I was younger. To this day, I still feel like I am a mad scientist when I marble, experimenting with new colors and testing new patterns.<p>Even if you don’t have experience with marbling, it’s a fun project to try with friends. It requires …

No. 1 Patterned Paint Roller from The Painted House

Description<p>These patterned paint rollers from The Painted House, based in the UK, come in a range of different designs. Each design roller is reusable and interchangeable, and can be used with either the fabric applicator or the wall & paper applicator. You can use them on walls, perk up old wooden …

10 Books Every College Freshman Should Read

You've tackled Huck Finn, "The Hunger Games," and a bit of Shakespeare, but are you ready for Marx, Derrida, and Joyce (not to mention football season and dorm food)? It's no secret that high school doesn't always adequately prepare students for college, emotionally or academically. Our solution, …

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10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

The Week’s Best Longreads for June 7, 2013

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the Web this week.<p><b>“Dear Leader Dreams of Sushi” Adam Johnson, GQ</b>A Pulitzer Prize–winning …

Young, black and buried in debt: How for-profit colleges prey on African-American ambition

Useless degrees are now too-good-to-be-true tickets to the American Dream — targeted at those who can’t afford it<p>There are a few dictums that have enjoyed pride of place in black American families alongside “Honor your parents” and “Do unto others” since at least Emancipation. One of them is this: …

Study: Liberals, conservatives see mixed-race people differently

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Research suggests right-wingers are more likely to interpret racially ambiguous faces as black rather than white<p>Tom Jacobs<p>June 9, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Did you notice that mixed-race gentleman who passed you on the sidewalk yesterday? …

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