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50 Things Nutritionists Never Eat—So You Shouldn’t Either

The 10 Best Fall Hiking Trails in the U.S.

There’s something simplistically beautiful about fall that makes us want to do just one thing: look. As we move into cooler weather, here are ten hikes across the country to take in autumn's colors before winter hides them in white.

Hiking

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cut Down on the Supreme Court's 'Manterrupting'

The female justices get interrupted way more than their male peers -- but they do have a strategy to make sure they are heard.<p>Manterrupting is everywhere. And one potential fix may be as simple as it is uncomfortable: Start talking like a man.<p>That's one conclusion that could be drawn from a new …

The obscure religion that shaped the West

It has influenced Star Wars and Game of Thrones – and characters as diverse as Voltaire, Nietzsche and Freddie Mercury have cited it as an inspiration. So what is Zoroastrianism? Joobin Bekhrad finds out.<p>Talk of ‘us’ and ‘them’ has long dominated Iran-related politics in the West. At the same time, …

Religion

Who Pays for Bridal Party Hair and Makeup the Morning of the Wedding?

<i>There’s something so fun about gathering with your closest friends and getting glam the morning of your wedding. The stories, jokes, happy tears, and glasses of celebratory Champagne are what make those hours so memorable! However, paying for all those services can also be pricey. Do you really</i> …

10 wedding planning rules not to forget

• <b>Set your budget</b><p>It's most important to make sure you know right from the beginning how much money you have to play with. "Speak to family who might be …

6 Bad Habits That Undermine Women's Own Success--and What to Do Instead

How many are you guilty of?<p>We all know the abysmal statistics on women in leadership roles. And that sexism, and our society's general discomfort with women in positions of authority are largely to blame. But women ourselves can--and often do--undermine our own leadership in the way we approach …

The United States Government Just Insulted Gender Equality Advocates Around The World

Nevertheless, we will continue the fight.<p>This year, gender equality advocates who traveled to New York from all around the world to take part in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations found themselves confronted by an attack against the very credo of what CSW stands for. …

Rights & Freedoms

This is How Lack of Sleep Correlates With Depression

Do you think losing a few hours of sleep each night is worthwhile, as long as you are getting more done each day? The evidence in this infographic …

Mental Health

The online workout videos from boutique fitness studios that are worth streaming

At-home workouts have come a long way since the days of Jane Fonda and Buns of Steel.<p>Not only do we have thousands of free exercise videos at our …

Healthy Recipes

Secret Price Codes That Will Save You Money At Costco

Secret Price Codes That Will Save You Money At Costco<p>Updated on March 28, 2017<p>Everyone Loves Costco<p>Everyone loves Costco and we all know they have …

Ten Nervous Habits That Will Damage Your Career

We don’t know our own habits. Other people have to tell us about them.<p>I worked with a woman who could not let anyone around her finish a sentence. We will call her Beth.<p>Beth had a nervous habit that drove her co-workers crazy. Whenever anyone spoke to Beth, she cut them off. She couldn’t help it. …

Self-help

What We've Suspected About Fitbits All Along Is True

The makers of Fitbit, the wearable activity tracker, say the technology is "redefining fitness." Lots of people have bought in: About 1 in 5 …

Wearable Tech

Wake-up call for the world: Historic Brexit vote is evidence a new global order is needed

<b>(Reuters/Darren Staples)</b><p>The reasons for the historic vote run far deeper than xenophobia — festerting income inequality tops the list<p>Bob Hennelly<p>June 27, 2016 5:23pm (UTC)<p>By now, you have probably heard over and over the corporate news media narrative that the vote by the British people to exit …

Get More Done by Pretending You’re Going on Vacation

Remember: done is better than perfect.<p>Have you ever noticed that you’re super-productive right before you go away for a week or two? The thought of a …

11 Bad Habits That Will Ruin Even The Strongest Marriage

For as much envying as we do of other couples, the truth is — even the most wonderful, 'perfect' couple can end up divorced.<p>We've all seen it: Two genuinely great people start off head-over-heels in love, but then somewhere along the way (despite everything looking rosy on the surface) they shock …

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 7 Things Today

Train your mind to move away from these behaviors to make your life easier.<p>There are plenty of things you can, theoretically, add to your life to be happier.<p>Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life …

The appeal of narcissists: why do we love people who'd rather love themselves?

A recent study found that people who rated highly for narcissism also tend to be perceived as most desirable in dating scenarios. Here are three reasons why<p>Two kinds of people won’t be surprised to learn this week that science has demonstrated that narcissists are more attractive for dates than …

Narcissism

Signs You've Found Your Life Partner

We've been socialized to swoon over flowers, chocolates, and other romantic gestures. "But romance only takes a relationship so far," says Toni Coleman, psychotherapist and relationship coach. "Successful relationships happen when we choose with our heads as well as our hearts. In fact, what we …

7 Smart Tricks That'll Make Breakfast So Much Better

The most important meal of the day can also be the trickiest.

18 Chickpea Recipes That Go WAY Beyond Hummus

When chickpeas first come to mind, you <i>might</i> think of your favorite food-truck falafel or vegan Moroccan curry, but most likely the first thing you crave is hummus. News flash… chickpeas are SO much more than hummus! By now you may have dabbled with a chickpea dessert or two, and even embraced …

Flying first class isn’t what it used to be

Sometimes first class means you get a 6-foot-long bed and a large entertainment screen in your personal suite. Sometimes first class means a skinny …

Luxury Travel

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

Costa Rica

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4

Vivek Singh, Nigel Slater, Claire Ptak, David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, Ray Masson

Breakfast

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. Russia dropped bombs on an area in Syria controlled by rebels who are not believed to be connected with the Islamic State,</b> even though Moscow says the airstrikes were meant to target ISIS.<p><b>2. Afghan forces have retaken control of the northern city of Kunduz</b> after it was seized by the Taliban on …

United Nations

The Most Powerful Food Combinations

Who came up with the idea that we are supposed to drink orange juice at breakfast? And why, if oatmeal is so good for us, do we eat that only in the morning as well? Apologies to the Palinites, but nutritionists are starting to realize that you and I like our oatmeal and OJ before we start the day …

Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail

It may be the most ubiquitous resolution of them all, but losing weight for good is a losing battle for almost all of us—and it’s not even a surefire …