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7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS</i><p><i>(photo: Eric Ray Davidson)</i><p>While marathon sweat sessions can certainly kick your metabolism into high gear, there's a faster, better way to rev up your fat-burning potential. Below are seven seriously simple moves that will slash through more calories than minutes.<p>"Your …

Nutrition

Afternoon slump? Try these 5 sure-fire energy boosters

It’s perfectly natural to have an afternoon energy lull. So what should you do? A walk or deep breathing helps, but if it’s been a few hours since lunch, you might want a little refueling. What kind of snack gives a nutritional boost and good taste?<p>The ideal afternoon boost is a combination of …

Nutrition

The worst foods to eat when you're sick, and the best ones

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you're under the weather the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you're craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what's wrong with you, experts say. Here are common symptoms …

Alternative Medicine

How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

Computer Science

Windows 10 will be free for software pirates

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer, but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10," says Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief, in an interview with Reuters. …

Customers

The truth about airport security during the holidays: we know your snow globe is not a bomb

Take it from someone who worked the x-ray machine: there are too many convoluted rules and senseless restrictions for anything but dangerous chaos<p>Every November around the least wonderful time of the year, government higher-ups at airport security checkpoints around the world like to start passing …

Clinton Shadow Campaign Gets Ready For The Real Thing

How three groups plan to raise unimaginable money, duel Republicans, and deliver a huge email list to Hillary Clinton. A big shift is coming after an unprecedented year.<p>The first item on the agenda was titled "Why We're Here."<p>That's how it started, one year ago this month. Except no one at the …

Government

Obama's balancing act on race

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama -- who once famously declared "there is not a black America and a white America" -- is again feeling his way through a volatile debate over race that offers fresh evidence of the nation's enduring divisions.<p>The first African-American president is …

10 DIY Projects That Are Past Their Prime (And How To Update Them)

DIY? Maybe don't. These 10 trends have overstayed their welcomebut they're ready for an update.<p>DIY? Maybe don't. These 10 trends have overstayed their welcome—but they're ready for an update.

Laundry Rooms

Why there won't be a male pill any time soon

The science to produce a male contraceptive pill is in place, so why aren't big pharmaceutical companies interested? In an extract from his new book, Peter Lloyd finds out<p>When I enter Professor Lee Smith’s office at the University of Edinburgh’s <b>Centre for Reproductive Health</b>, two things strike me: …

Udon Recipes: The Japanese Noodle That'll Make You Feel Great About Winter

Ramen may be everyone's favorite Japanese noodle soup these days, but just because it's the trendiest doesn't mean it's the best. We're huge fans of ramen -- don't get us a wrong. We could eat ramen for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks any day of the week, instant or otherwise. But …

Nationwide Protest over Ferguson

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

Landscape Photography

The Goofiest Misheard Lyrics Of 2013

I came in like a raaainbooow...

Hands-on Photo Tips: How to create a spotlight effect in Photoshop

If your photos look flat and if you want to add some more interesting lighting effects to them in post-processing this tutorial is for you.<p>You should …

Tutorials

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Bread Loafers Are The Ultimate Comfort Food You Never Knew Existed

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season? All you need is a little bit of dough:<p>These loafers are the ultimate comfort food. They'll keep your feet nice and toasty.<p>[h/t Reddit]<p><i>Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and</i> …

23 Extreme Gravity-Defying Photos That Will Give You Vertigo

How many times have you been told that anything is possible? Do you believe it? Here are 23 extreme photos of serious risk takers that prove anything …

Photography

Artist Converts Tiny Studio Into A Surreal Dreamscape

Within the confines of her tiny studio in Seoul, Korean artist JeeYoung Lee creates a world of her own, transforming apartment into an intricate dreamscape plucked from traditional Korean fables and her own imagination. Unwilling to use Photoshop to digitally alter the images of her 3-by-6-meter …

Art

15 Maui Adventures That Will Keep You Active, Happy ... And Shark-Bite Free

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Maui in 2013. On the one hand, the valley isle was voted the best island in the world by <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i> readers for the 20th consecutive year.<p>On the other hand, it has experienced an unprecedented eight shark attacks so far this year, two …

Duran Duran 1984 world tour - in pictures

Lifted from a limited edition book by photographer Denis O'Regan, a collection of previously unseen photographs taken of the New Romantics document their record breaking 1984 Sing Blue Silver tour. Captured mostly during the North American and Japanese legs of the band's dates, the images below, …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

Lemon Juice

Vast Number of Silent Films Lost to History

Silent movies are still the earliest cinematic record of our time—even if they have long been surpassed by more exciting forms of theater. …

Teachers start 25 state petitions to add computer science to grad requirements

Only 14 states in the U.S. currently permit tough computer science courses to count toward graduation requirements for math and science. Meanwhile, some surveys say that 570,000 jobs are going unfilled in computing — and that the demand for software engineers is four times higher than the national …

Fake Google employee's fight with protesters some wish was true

So a Google employee reportedly went off on protesters blocking the company's San Francisco shuttle bus was staged. Turns out it was staged and the resulting outrage fed narrative that speaks volumes about the great tech backlash 2014.<p>His name is Max Alper and this morning he decided to hop onto …

Silicon Valley

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

Graphic Design

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