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10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Healthy French Toast? OH YEAH

We didn't even skimp on the syrup.<p>Each month, your favorite dishes get a healthy and delectable do-over with tips from Keri Glassman, R.D. What makes this version of your favorite brunch staple such an upgrade? For one, the vanilla: A magic baking weapon, vanilla extract lends deep flavor without a …

7 Big Things We Learned About Sleep In The Past Decade

It's no secret that here at The Huffington Post, we love sleep -- and for good reason.<p>Sleep has been called the "third pillar" of health, along with nutrition and exercise. Getting the quality sleep that you need has the power to protect your physical and mental health, while skipping out on sleep …

Sleep

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to dropping pounds, your diet is your best friend.<p>Ask any nutritionist or personal trainer: What you put onto your plate is so, so important for weight loss. But we're not talking about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. There are certain foods …

Genocidaires

<i>Review of The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder by Abram De Swaan. Yale University Press: 332 p.p., $35</i><p>As far as we know, human beings have always engaged in mass murder. With the emergence of the nation-state, however, sustained violence, including wars between more or less …

The Bodyism Blog: the buttock-firming workout

Bodyism, our fitness bloggers and the body training team used by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, give us the fastest DIY butt firming workout<p>BY <b>Tegan Haining</b> | 21 January 2014<p>There's never a time we don't want our butt feeling firmer, even covered up with all those winter layers.<p>Toning your …

Powerfully Dramatic Landscapes by 23-Year-Old Shane Hawk

Whether we are watching or not, the sun rises every day and sets every evening. On a regular basis, 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky to document the daily magic that takes place overhead. Based in California, Hawk began photographing with just an iPhone. He has …

Landscape Photography

China's top hotels shed stars to woo austerity-hit customers

Most luxury hotels seek to lure in new guests with the lustre of their star ratings but a clutch of Chinese establishments are hoping to win back customers by downgrading.<p>More than 50 of the country's five-star properties have asked to have a star removed, according to a leading hotelier, …

Israeli army launches camera combat unit – video

In the battle to win public opinion, the Israeli army has created a special combat camera unit. Soldiers have been trained to use cameras in an attempt to show their side of the story. Matthew Kalman talks to the first round of graduates – all combat soldiers – who have completed a seven-month …

The Shape of Things to Come

In 2011, after decades in which Silicon Valley had seemed to care no more about its surroundings than about its clothes, Steve Jobs announced he had hired Sir Norman Foster to design a vast new Apple headquarters. Facebook soon commissioned an equally massive building from Frank Gehry. Google …

Putin’s Run for Gold

At $50 billion and counting, the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, will be the most expensive Olympic Games ever. Intended to showcase the power of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, they may instead highlight its problems: organized crime, state corruption, and the terrorist threat within its borders<p>A peacock …

Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac Shatters Taboos At Sundance

There’s a lot of talking in <i>Nymphomaniac Vol. 1</i>, a film that's been building a scandalous, pre-release reputation for explicit nudity, uninhibited sexual simulation, and an in-the-buff Shia LaBeouf. The film makes good on those promises, but after debuting at a secret Sundance screening for “friends …

A Nursing Home Made A Calendar Of Residents Dressed Up As Famous Movie Characters

Normally, when you think of a nursing home, you imagine a depressing institution filled with old people and forgotten grandparents waiting out the last years of their lives, and possibly being crushed by window AC units that are on the fritz. But one unknown nursing home is apparently trying to …

Final: The Rapture – the horror movie 'winning people to Christ'

The Ten Commandments, The Passion of the Christ, the forthcoming Russell Crowe epic Noah – the Bible has long been a wellspring for filmmakers, who have also used a struggle between Christian good and evil in horror films from The Exorcist to Stigmata. But now Christianity and horror are being …

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Eye Makeup

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Literature

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

Pets

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …

The Best Caesar Salad Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Anchovies and Worcestershire sauce amounts can be varied according to taste. This recipe will make more dressing than you need for four servings. Extra dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab: The Best Caesar Salad</b><p>Ingredients3 tablespoons plus 1/4 …

Garden Hash Browns with Poached Eggs and Bacon

Using the fine-grate setting of a food processor or a handheld grater, grate the zucchini. Transfer to a bowl and toss with the 1/2 tsp. salt. Place in a colander set over a bowl and let the zucchini drain for 30 minutes. Using your hands, squeeze out the excess moisture, then transfer the zucchini …

Mushroom Omelet with Fontina and Thyme | Williams-Sonoma Taste

The earthy flavors of mushroom, thyme and fontina make this one of the best omelet combinations we’ve found. Serve with thick slices of artisan bread, brushed with extra-virgin olive oil and toasted under the broiler.<p><b>Mushroom Omelet with Fontina and Thyme</b><p>2 Tbs. unsalted butter<p>1/4 lb. (125 g.) white …

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe on Food52

• 1/4 pound guanciale or pancetta, cut into 1/3-inch cubes<br>• 7 large egg yolks<br>• 1 large egg<br>• 1 pound spaghetti<br>• Kosher salt<br>• Freshly ground black pepper<br>• 1/2 cup freshly-grated Pecorino, plus more for garnish<p>Put guanciale in a large skillet and place over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until fat …