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Your IUD and Implant Last Much Longer Than They Claim, Study Says

Two highly effective contraceptives—the intrauterine device(IUD) and the implant—actually last much longer than they are currently recommended, …

Pregnancy

4 People Who Might Be Making You Fat

Beware: Food frenemies are everywhere. In fact, research shows that if you eat with another person, you’ll down 33% more on average. Here’s how to …

Holistic Medicine

The Hottest Workouts for 2015

Photo: Gilles for ELLE<p><b>NEW YORK CITY</b><p><b>S10, S10training.com;</b> This workout incorporates weight training and cardio with the goal of getting you to sub 10% body fat (S10), the optimum for health and body composition.<p><b>Mile High Run Club, milehighrunclub.com;</b> Treadmills are the new stationary bikes come …

Here's Why 2014 Was A Great Year For Nachos

Looking back on 2014, it was a great year in food. We saw some seriously stellar recipes from food bloggers, some incredibly inventive ice cream flavors, some jaw-dropping slow cooker recipes and some marvelous moments in pizza. Here at HuffPost Taste we built a waffle ice cream tower cake that …

37 Beauty Products We Couldn't Get Enough Of In 2014

The beauty gods blessed us with exciting innovations, envelope-pushing trends and unconventional icons this year, all of which made us reimagine the way we make ourselves up.<p>In keeping with our mission to stay on top of the latest and greatest, we tried just about every new shade of burgundy …

Why 401(k)s Shouldn't Replace Pensions

It's not just basic finance, it's common sense: A large pool of money invested by professionals will yield far greater returns than small, separate accounts managed by individuals with no professional training in finance.<p>So why do some think that ending Illinois' defined benefit pension system and …

Retirement

I'm Really Screwed With These FFEL PLUS Loans My Parents Took Out

<b>Huffington Post Reader Question</b><p>Dear Steve,<p>I was a student at New York University from 1996-2000, receiving my degree in film. As an irresponsible 17 year old, I decided to shoulder the debt burden to finance this endeavor.<p>My father was the guarantor and my family received a variety of Stafford …

Personal Finance

7 Appetizers for a New Year's Eve Feast

Christmas is done, and it is time to ring in the new year. Not interested in joining in the crazy partying that takes place on New Year's Eve? Throw your own bash at home. A fun appetizer party is a great way to ring in the new year without doing a ton of work. AND appetizers are always a big hit …

Cooking

7 Mental Health Resolutions for 2015

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, our self-improvement efforts often focus on getting a better body. And we ignore that other, equally …

Mental Health

Mexico's No. 1 Baja Beach Resort: The Villa del Palmar, South of Loreto

If you're at your wits end, desperate to find a last-minute gift for your parents, your daughter or your club's long-serving president, treat him, her or them to a vacation at the Villa del Palmar resort, in Mexico, south of Loreto on the west coast of the Sea of Cortes.<p>Buy a card, sign it "for …

Paddleboarding

How to Answer This Difficult Job Interview Question

The best answer to this relies on you having done your setup work over the course of the interview. You need to have probed the interviewer for their …

Employment

5 Tricks to Stop Procrastinating for Good

I meant to write this piece two weeks ago. I created a Word document and fully intended to start banging away on my Mac. But I had to contact some …

Time Management

Overcaffeinators May Have More Trouble Expressing Their Feelings

I'm feeling lukewarm<p>If you often have trouble with finding the right words to express your feelings, empathizing with other people’s emotions, or waiting for your next caffeine fix, you may be alexithymic.<p>Alexithymia, derived from Greek for “no words for feelings,” is a personality trait …

Australian Universities

7 Books That Will Change Your Life

<i>"When people ask me a good book to read I don't know what to tell them. There are 200-500 good books." -- James Altucher</i><p>People often comment on how I am always reading something new and frequently ask for my a good book recommendation. It might be the most common (and most difficult) question I am …

Self-improvement

The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself

This may sound extremely contradictory, but when you find yourself crazed, anxious, stressed, and just a tad (<i>okay, maybe insanely</i>) overwhelmed, one of the best things you can do for yourself is slow down.<p>Unfortunately, I'm not always the best at following this advice myself.<p>And sometimes, I'm …

Time I

All The Recipes You Need To Cook (And Eat) This Fall

Yes, it's true, summer has come to an end. But don't freak out because it's actually kind of a good thing. Sure, it's sad to say goodbye to the grill outs, summer berries and all that ice cream. But fall means apple pie a la mode, big bowls of soup and <i>so much pasta</i>. Guys, fall totally wins when it …

This Mexican Cucumber Looks Exactly Like a Tiny Watermelon

Say hello to the Mexican cucumber, the most adorable fruit (or is it a vegetable?)!<p>The other weekend when I was browsing the tables at the farmers …

Cute

Drugs used for anxiety, sleep are linked to Alzheimer's disease in older people

Older people who have relied on a class of drugs called benzodiazepines to reduce anxiety or induce sleep are at higher risk of going on to develop<p>Alzheimer's disease, new research finds, with those whose use of the medications is most intensive almost twice as likely to develop the mind-robbing …

22 Executives Who Wake Up Really Early

Waking up early allows executives like AOL's Tim Armstrong and Pepsi's Indra Nooyi to get a head start on the day, knocking out tasks before the rest of the world is out of bed.<p>The extra time also gives people the chance to work out and do some of their most valuable creative thinking.<p>Whether they …

Success

Apple eyes return to glory days of $100 share price

Apple investors will be watching eagerly to see if Tuesday's quarterly earnings report can push the iPhone maker’s share price back to its all-time …

Wear OS

Grilled Flatiron Steak with Toasted Spice Vinaigrette

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Let the steaks rest on top of the tomatoes. Their juices will commingle and make the dressing that much better.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 ½ pounds flatiron or skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>4 …

Grilling

7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Blueberries

It's a classic in summery fruit salads (not to mention one of our favorite year-round yogurt and oatmeal toppers), well known for its antioxidant prowess and low calorie count. But some of the blueberry's health benefits and fun facts aren't exactly common knowledge. Here are a few things to know …

Lessons From a Sun Worshipper

As far back as I can remember, I have worshipped the sun. My skin is fair, but as the years have gone by, it has toughened and darkened. I now turn a …

Cancer

6 Ways to Become a Better Communicator

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