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Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

Social Sciences

Having A Best Friend In Your Teenage Years Could Benefit You For Life

David Thomas and I met when we were about 5 years old. We celebrated his 26th birthday last weekend, marking roughly two decades of friendship. Once, while walking down the street, a man looked at us and said, "Ain't it Harold and Kumar!" He was almost certainly making light of our race, but …

Psychology

Wondering How To Make Your Relationship Last Forever? Do These 9 Things

Being in a committed relationship is one of the coolest things in life. Having a best friend forever that you can both talk to about anything and …

The 4 Pillars Of A Healthy Relationship

A healthy relationship is based on four words: <b>love, commitment, obligation, and responsibility</b>.<p>Before one can enter into a healthy relationship, one must first know themselves, acknowledge and recognize their patterns, and consciously override the impulse to connect with someone who sets off red …

Leaving Social Media Taught Me How Broken The News Cycle Is

In December, I began a three-month break from Facebook and Twitter. I was on a brief book leave from FiveThirtyEight, and with the election finally …

Five Ways You Lose Your Friends in Your 30s

A lot of 20-something friendships don't make it past the big 3-0.<p>You've made it out of your 20s alive. Congratulations. You survived clubbing until dawn, drinking on the curb until you blow chunks in your purse, and waking up with strange Mullet guys. Now you're on the wrong side of 30, you've …

Relationships

Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

<i>Homo sapiens</i> is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that …

Psychology

Check your emails twice a day: six tips for a better organised life

The fully networked life can be a frantic one. Prioritise major tasks, filing, and time itself to find some calm in the storm<p>More emails, more media, more madness. For all the progress that we have made in the past 20 years, life often seems more difficult than ever. In her new book, Fully …

6 unusual habits of the world’s most creative people

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I’ve developed an obsession with …

Creativity

Are You in Love Or in Need?

There’s a difference between being ‘in love’ and being ‘in need.’ We verbally claim our love for our partner and believe to feel this emotion deeply. …

Love

The 37 best ways to burn the most calories in an hour

<b>What's the best way to burn the most calories?</b><p>There's a lot that goes into developing an exercise regimen -- meeting your body's needs, finding …

Here's How to Retire Early

The first two steps have nothing to do with money.<p>The dream of retiring early has nothing to do with wearing your pajamas all day, or spending every …

If You’re Planning To Pick A Murakami, Here’s A List Of His 10 Best Books

You're probably living under a metaphorical rock if you haven't at least come across a quote by the literary genius Haruki Murakami. A Japanese …

Books

4 books every new college grad needs to have on their shelf

After studying for several final exams and writing research papers, the last thing any college grad may want to do this summer is reach for another …

My mom wrote me over 100 'lunchbox letters' when I was a kid — and 15 years later, I've realized her advice still works

One day in 2003, when I was in 6th grade, my mom put a letter in my lunchbox with some advice on it. "Don't be quick to judge the girls at school — it's up to you to look for something good in each one."<p>My mom, Stephanie Skylar, was the Executive VP and Director of Marketing for Chief Super Market …

Parenting

Does Your Birth Order Affect Your Personality?

<i>You’re such an only</i> <i>child,</i> might be a simple observation, or a blatant insult. <i></i>Swap in <i>middle child</i> or <i>baby of the family</i> or <i>firstborn</i> and everyone’s …

Psychology

I just want to say how much I appreciate the work you’re doing

Sharing your gratitude for the people around you is a great way to help yourself, your career, your community, and your state of mind.<p>At the end of …

How To Stand Out In Your 20s When You're Blending In

There will be a time in your 20s when you feel as though you're stuck in neutral.<p>We all experience it at one point or another, and the struggle can …

8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Become More Positive

When our brains go negative that can eat away at our productivity, creativity and decision-making skills.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>It’s been said that humans on average can have anywhere from 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day -- if not more. Pretty fascinating, right?<p>Here’s the issue. …

This simple daily habit will raise your IQ by 23 percent, according to neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

Meditation

16 Secrets To Staying In That Honeymoon Phase Your Whole Life

In November this year my wife Jessie and I will celebrate five years of marriage.<p>I'm lucky to be able to say it really has been the most amazing five …

Relationships

Improve Your Test Scores With the "Hard Start-Jump to Easy" Technique

Exams can drain your focus and mental energy fast, so it’s best to get the tough stuff out of the way first. This super simple approach to …

Education

The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.<p>But it also gave us books that allow …

Las Vegas' City Government Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city governement entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached …

Renewable Energy

This Mental Trick Makes Your Workouts Easier

So convincing are the health benefits of exercise that it’s a wonder we don’t all run to work every day. That’s until you consider the downside of …

10 Habits Of People In The Happiest Relationships

A kiss hello and a kiss goodbye go a long way.<p><i>The HuffPost Lifestyle newsletter will make you happier and healthier, one email at a time. Sign up here.</i><p>Happy relationships don’t happen by accident. It takes two emotionally healthy, loving people who are committed to being the best partners they can …

11 Relationship Tricks That Make You Fall In Love Again

No matter how happy you are with your partner, all relationships require consistent work. If you devote some attention to relationship maintenance …

Happiness

10 Things You Should Do Every Day To Improve Your Life

10 Things You Should Do Every Day To Improve Your Life 1) Get out in nature You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, …

Happiness

Here’s Why Your Team Meetings Suck

Team meetings suck, but they are a must — both internally and externally — for most businesses.<p>Google “meetings” and you’ll find that many articles …

Productivity

Long-Distance Relationships Are Actually SO Good for You. Here's Why.

No. 3 is secretly the best.<p>There's no sugarcoating it: Long-distance relationships <i>can</i> suck. A phone call or Skype screen is never as good as the real deal, and your body can physically <i>hurt</i> from missing another person so badly. However, let's not pretend there aren't some upsides to an admittedly …

Relationships