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ICYMI: Tango As Medicine, What Stress Looks Like And Your Brain On 'Food Porn'

<i>ICYMI features what HuffPost editors are reading this week.</i><p>This week, we teared up while re-reading this year's recipient of the Hillman Prize -- a long-form profile of an abortion doctor who treats women in Mississippi. We were also awed by our infographics editor's illustrations of stress and …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

7 Strategies Healthy, Lean People Employ for Lasting Fat Loss

You have that one friend, and I do too. She enjoys delicious food but stays lean and healthy. She ages gracefully, with glowing skin and a vibrant smile. She radiates confidence and turn heads in her little black dress, yet she could do the same thing in a simple cami and pair of skinny jeans.<p>Once …

Weight Loss

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

Why the first world war wasn’t really

THE world—or, at least, those parts of it that participated in the original events—has recently been taking great interest in the first world war. …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

New Zealand in winter

It’s thought New Zealand acquired the Maori name <i>Aotearoa</i> or ‘the land of the long white cloud’ due to the nation’s abiding daylight. Even in winter this moniker rings true, with New Zealand’s colder months heralding sunshine and good times aplenty.<p>Avoid the queues, peak pricing and the summer …

9 Of The World's Most Stunning Places Where You Can Sleep On A Boat

We know you can sleep underwater, but what about <i>on</i> the water?<p>Yes, we are aware you can sleep on a cruise ship (or sailboat, or privately chartered mega-yacht) in the middle of the ocean. But to see the world's natural and urban wonders from a totally new angle, try trading your hotel room for an …

15 Things To Talk About In A Healthy Relationship

Communication is the key to a healthy relationship. However, many people aren’t certain what they should be communicating about. Spend time talking …

Relationships

The Enjoyment 'Requirement'

My mom thought it would be good for me to learn a little self-discipline, so when I was 5 years old, she put me into martial arts. Being a small kid in the class I typically got beat up on a bit, so I didn't always like going. I would whine, "Mom, I don't like this, it isn't fun for me, I don't …

Stressed About Money? 6 Ways to Combat It

<i>by Jane Bianchi</i><p>Whether you’re pulling your hair out because you can’t seem to save enough money for your emergency fund or you’re having a hard time dealing with your significant other’s spending habits, various types of money anxiety can be triggered by what one expert labels as “thinking …

6 Simple Habits To Keep You Consistently Happy Every Day

Buffer CEO and founder Joel Gascoigne tells us the secret to his happiness regime.<p>It’s a little over three years since I first had the idea for Buffer, and I’ve started to notice a few patterns amongst the ups and downs that come with building a startup.<p>One of the most important things I’ve learned …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

A system for a safe PIN you won't forget

Our consumer expert explains a useful system for remembering your bank account PIN<p>While some people can reliably remember their bank account number along with the sort code and even their National Insurance number, others, just as intelligent in other ways, struggle to recollect their four-digit …

5 Moves that Make You Stronger, FAST

Hold it right there! These isometric moves only LOOK easy<p>Isometric exercises, in which you hold a position perfectly still for a few seconds, trigger a ton of activity in your muscles—a real boon to boosting strength and endurance. (Just think how quickly you feel it in your biceps when carrying a …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Is your computer slow? 10 ways to make it run faster

There's nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, especially when you know it still has legs in it.<p>Rather than buying a new laptop or PC, here are 10 ways of avoiding a costly new purchase by making your old computer run faster.<p>1. Uninstall unused programs<p>New PCs come with a whole load of …

3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 3

<i>Missed Part 1? Read it here.</i><p>Read 3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 2 here.<p><b>Step Three: Get Your Real Needs Met</b><p>Back when I lived in New York City, I always had this feeling of excitement and possibility. I lived on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where exciting and weird things happened all the …

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be begging you for the secret to your …

Brothers and sisters routinely pick on one another, but when does bickering become #bullying - and what can parents do about it? http://bbc.in/1818Fnj A third of the children questioned for a US study said they'd been a target of sibling aggression in the last year. Were you bullied by your brother or sister, or did you bully them? What's the worst thing that happened?

A Six-Month Game Plan For Starting Your Own Business

<i>Starting your own business is risky and scary, but hanging on to an office job you hate poses other problems. All the more so in today’s tough job market when it may be difficult to find any job – let alone one that suits you. The more eclectic your interests or skills, the more difficult your</i> …

Northern Lights: a how-to guide

There are few phenomena that capture the imagination like the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights appear only at high latitudes on dark nights from September to March, and lucky star-gazers can witness anything from an ethereal green glow on the horizon to pulsating scarlet streaks across the sky. …

The 4 Letter Word That Leads You Astray (And What to Do About It)

A recent clip that went viral featured Louis C.K. going on a rant about how he hates cell phones. I believe this video went viral not because we all hate cell phones but because Louis C.K. was saying something far more profound: that technology has the power to take us out of the present.<p>While …

It's Free App Friday! Here are 5 free apps you should try this weekend: http://f-st.co/5RvrTnP Also, what's the app you use the most?

What Do You Love About Writing Code? We Ask, Software Engineers Answer

The annual Grace Hopper event for women in computing is billed not as a conference, but as a “celebration.” So when TechCrunch TV headed to Minneapolis this past week to cover Hopper 2013, we thought we’d take advantage of having so many software engineers in one place to ask about what exactly …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time... explained in 2 1/2 minutes. http://t.gu.com/p0MZh No time to read Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time? Alok Jha explains why black holes are doomed to shrink into nothingness then explode with the energy of a million nuclear bombs, and rewinds to the big bang and the origin of the universe

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

How Asking For Favors Can Build Your Relationships

<b>Many give to their network while never asking for anything in return. New research shows that this is a huge mistake.</b><p>Jia Jiang’s time was running out. Five months prior, just days before the birth of his first child, he had convinced his wife to let him invest most of their savings ($25,000) and …