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All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Everyone Will Be Talking About in January

It’s a whole new year, and already the science fiction and fantasy publishers are hitting the ground running. There are tons of great new books in …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Mental health in Children and Adolescents

About twenty percent of children and adolescents in the United States — that’s roughly fifteen million kids — have a diagnosable mental health …

15 Great Things to Do in Koreatown

Biryani at Bangla Bazar & Restaurant<p>Photo by Barbara Hansen<p><b>Eat L.A.'s best biryani at Bangla Bazar & Restaurant</b><br>Forget about paella and risotto. …

Rome Must-Dos

Travel<p>Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around Rome—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.<p><b>Pantheon</b> <br>"A magical space, expansive, evocative, and peaceful."—Ann Wise, Rome-based journalist. Rome's most intact ancient monument; a massive sphere designed as a pagan temple …

6 Wonderful Places To Enjoy The Outdoors Around Los Angeles

<i>Here's our list of ways to feel like you're a million miles from the city, even if you're right in the middle of it or just a short drive away. Let</i> …

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

Free Things to Do in Orlando

With an ever evolving slate of attractions, such as Universal’s long-anticipated expanded <i>Harry Potter</i> experience and Legoland’s DUPLO Valley for little tots, Orlando always has something new to discover. But the theme park capital has much more to offer than pricey entertainment and roller …

Three Gentle Moves For a Stronger Back

I can’t even count how many times a client has entered my studio and complained of back pain, whether from sitting too much or sleeping the wrong …

24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

From mapo tofu to jerk chicken, here are 24 spicy recipes guaranteed to make you sweat.<p>If you haven't figured it out already, we're big spice fiends here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. So fiendish, in fact, that we're dedicating an entire week to foods that tingle our tongues, light our mouths on fire, and make us …

Cooking

Chvrches cover Arctic Monkeys' 'Do I Wanna Know?' for Like A Version

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Rocking exercise can bring out-of-control kids to calmer seas

When someone or something has rocked your boat, here's a great way to calm the upset and feel more in control.<p>Called rock the boat, it is demonstrated here by yoga educator Leah Kalish, founder of Move With Me Action Adventures. It's great for both kids and adults when they need to get back on …

Road Trip: Los Angeles

Explore the back roads and ocean drives of Los Angeles and beyond.<p>Los Angeles is far too sprawling a metropolis to visit like a traditional city, and its notorious traffic can make even short distances seem oceans apart. (Remember “Carmageddon”? Last July, a planned weekend shutdown of a ten-mile …

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …

Mindfulness

Four Steps To Resolving Conflict | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Conflicts arise and can escalate quickly. They often occur in the midst of our day- to – day lives and we blow up at someone due to the stress of the …

Best albums of 2013: 20-11

20 David Bowie – The Next Day<p>What we said: "Despite the lyrical density, The Next Day's success rests on simple pleasures, not a phrase you'd ever use to describe Lodger or Station to Station. You could argue that means the naysayers still have a point. For all the pointers it offers in that …

New Wonderfully Witty Dog Portraits by Ron Schmidt

Photographer Ron Schmidt just wrote to us to tell us about a new set of photos from his adorable series <i>Loose Leashes</i>. (See older posts, here and here.) Not only does Ron snap cute photos of dogs, he and his wife come up with the most clever names for each of them. (Make sure to look at the …

Retrievers

Hilarious Brides Tossing Cats Instead of Flower Bouquets

<i>Brides Throwing Cats</i> is a single-topic blog offering exactly what you'd expect–hilariously absurd images of blushing brides excitedly hurling a cat into a crowd of single ladies. It seems that floral arrangements simply don't cut it in an age of celebrity cats and feline memes which is why these …

Weddings

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

The seven grumpiest faces Tom Brady made against the Jets

Tom Brady threw a series of temper tantrums on Thursday night, because things were hard.<p><b>His receivers dropped four passes.</b><p><b>He completed 50% of his throws.</b><p><b>He had nine first downs.</b><p>In all, Tom was very grumpy with everyone. Here are his grumpiest faces.<p>1. The despondent poet.<p>2. The sad puppy.<p>3. The …

The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a beautiful, deep well of …

21 Reasons To Love Music In July

Catch up on the month’s best songs, albums, and moments with new music by Ciara, Robin Thicke, Pretty Lights, One Direction, and more.

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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Best US Coastal Hikes: Escape The City Hiking 10 Of America's Best Seaside Trails (PHOTOS)

Looking to escape the city this summer? Get away from the urban grind and enjoy some of the stress-relieving benefits of nature with a relaxing weekend trip exploring some of the country's most scenic coastal destinations by foot.<p>Ranging in length and difficulty level from one-mile walks around the …

Creme Brulee Cookies

Admit it, the best part of the creme brulee is the delicious, crunchy crust. These cookies take that magical crust and a little vanilla pudding and …

Zabu the White Tiger Plays With a Big Red Ball

Zabu the white tiger plays with her big red ball in this video by Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida.