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100 Novels All Kids Should Read Before Leaving High School

Last year, a <i>Slate</i> essay called “Against YA” by Ruth Graham irked thousands of readers who took offense at her argument that although grown-ups …

Exploring English in the Age of Emojis

I'm part of the 1%. The 1% of people who don't know how to use emojis, that is. I'm that weirdo who uses correct punctuation in texts. I know and revel in the differences between except and accept, compliment and complement, and principal and principle. I memorized the spelling of …

Language

Facebook Is Keeping You From Being Happy, Study Suggests

Facebook is ruining all of our lives.<p>Okay, so that's not completely true, but a new study from the cheerily-named Happiness Research Institute suggests that staying off Facebook can actually make you happier.<p>Not that this isn't something we haven't already heard before. Many times. But, hey, let's …

Social Media

20 Pairs of Statement Earrings That Will Straight-Up Stun

When you want to pile on the bling but don’t want to go overboard, a pair of statement earrings is just the little extra somethin’ somethin’ that your outfit has been waiting for. Unlike a bejeweled necklace that may require coordination + planning — can’t wear a turtleneck with this one, can’t …

Jewelry

The Health Benefits of Chocolate You Might Not Know About (Plus a Cupcake Recipe!)

Theobroma Cacao, the Latin name for chocolate, means "Food of the Gods" for a reason. Dark chocolate has a long history of use as a healing plant, a mood enhancer, and even an aphrodisiac. So if you've got a thing for chocolate (and we don't mean the junk chocolate in candy bars and sweet …

Wellness

What is Indian style today?

Textiles and design have long played a part in defining India’s culture and national identity. But what does that mean in a rapidly modernising environment? Phyllida Jay reports.<p>Contemporary Indian designers create an extraordinary spectrum of fashion, from ornate bridal ensembles to minimalist …

India

9 De-Bloating Tricks, Ranked in Order of Effectiveness

Which fixes are actually legit?<p>Shutterstock<p>Being bloated sucks. <i>Cue sad trombone.</i> Your clothes fit weird, you feel sluggish, and someone may or may not think you're about three months preggo. But with so many flat-belly fixes out there, how do you know which ones are worth your time? Well, lucky for …

Wellness

15 Gorgeous Unseen Pictures From India By The Photojournalist Behind “Afghan Girl”

The man behind the famous "Afghan Girl" photo has released a new set of pictures of life in India, spanning three decades.<p>Thirty-seven pictures by American photographer Steve McCurry of everyday life in India are to go on display at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York in November, including many …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

Upthere is a new cloud storage service that wants to make file syncing a thing of the past

High concept<p>A defining technology of our age is the sync. Keeping your files synchronized between devices, whether by Dropbox or Google Drive or iCloud, is the starting point for so much of our work. Syncing is also a chore: it can create multiple copies of files, which must then be reconciled. It …

Google Drive

5 Picture-Perfect Destinations For Design-Minded Travelers

<i>Photo courtesy of Zio & Sons</i><p>Anthony D'Argenzio, the New York City-based creative director of styling and creative company Zio & Sons, is a person with his finger on the pulse, who knows about new spots well before they open (often because he's styled their opening-night party). He possesses an …

Italy

32 places everyone should visit in France

Millions of people go to France each year to see incredible art in Paris, lie on the gorgeous beaches of the French Riviera, and sip wine in Bordeaux.<p>Here are 32 places all travelers should go to in France.

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FIND YOUR ORIGIN<p>Would you like to know the Origin of Your Last Name and the Coat of Arms of your family? Now It’s easy and free!<p>Our database contains …

The 75 All-Time Best Chocolate Recipes

We're clearly just a tad chocolate obsessed over here at HuffPost Taste. While there will always be room in our hearts (and in our stomachs) for all the kinds of foods that are available to us, chocolate holds a special place. The quantity of content on our site dedicated to this rich, decadent …

Dessert

27 movies you have to see this holiday season

In November and December the movies that the studios feel have the best chance at Academy Awards are brought out on a weekly basis. But along with dramatic works from the likes of Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell, there are also big budget titles like "Spectre," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay …

Brad Pitt

10 of the most stunning images in the running for National Geographic's Photo Contest

The committee will be accepting entries until November 16. Photos are being judged in three different categories: people, places, and nature.<p>The grand-prize-winning image will be published in the magazine. The photographer will receive $10,000 and a trip to the National Geographic headquarters in …

Grand Canyon

What's your favorite curl product under $10?

PICTURED: CRYSTAL WESTBROOKS<p>We know that YOU know it's possible to achieve the absolute best curl definition without spending an arm and a leg for a …

Caernarfon Castle – The Mighty Medieval Fortress

Considered the most impressive of all Edward I castles, Caernarfon Castle was built to both impress and be fearsome as part of his iron ring of …

World History

27 Next-Level Brownies You Need In Your Life

Cakey vs. fudgy is for beginners.<p><i>Recipes originally appeared on Spoon University.</i><p><b>For more, like Spoon University on Facebook or pin them on Pinterest.</b>

Dessert

The 25 best hotels in the world, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards, an annual set of rankings based on surveys of thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Included in the awards were readers' rankings of the 100 best hotels in the world.<p>The hotels named all offer top-notch accommodations with …

National Parks

Ornamental Scarves Embody the Freedom of Flight

Artist Roza Kamitova draws inspiration from Mother Nature to create scarves that will make you feel as though you can fly. As part of the designer's Shovava clothing line, these intricate accessories feature an array of feathers that entrancingly fan out to mimic a bird in flight. Each individual …

Clothing

50 Things to Do in Europe Before You Die

Europe

Amazing American Civil War photos turned into glorious color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s, but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black-and-white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

War

The Pattern Library: A Great New Resource For Designers (And Wannabes)

Repeating patterns are useful things. Whether you need a cool wallpaper for your desktop or smartphone, a texture to incorporate into your own design, or even just something you can print out on the inkjet when wrapping paper is getting low, everyone needs a good one every once and a while. From …

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23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

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Natural Remedies for Frozen Shoulder — HealthDigezt.com

Frozen shoulder is a condition in which the shoulder experiences stiffness and pain. This inhibits the person to move their shoulders freely. Frozen …

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