How Our Social Connections Can Help Relieve Our Worries

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 14:51 GMT // 0 Comments

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stress tips here. The world is full of fascinating people — and our social connections with those people can help us relieve our worries and anxiety. You’d be amazed […]

A Test For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 14:50 GMT // 0 Comments

By Nathan Collins Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects one million Americans, according to recent estimates. Yet there’s no reliable lab test for the illness, and researchers are still struggling to understand why and how the disease develops. That situation may soon improve, as researchers have found key disruptions in the immune systems of patients who’ve had […]

3 Quick And Easy Ways To Prevent Running Injuries

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 14:50 GMT // 0 Comments

By Jason Fitzgerald, founder of Strength Running, for Life by DailyBurn We get it. You want to get better at your sport while keeping running injuries at bay — but you’re busy. You don’t have time for an extra 30-minute strength session on top of your current training plan. And forget about that 20-minute head-to-toe […]

What Nutrition Experts Eat On Vacation

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 14:49 GMT // 0 Comments

If you’re a healthy eater who practices portion control, you know a vacation can put a dent in your healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re kicking back and relaxing for a week or getting to know a new city, counting calories doesn’t exactly sound appealing when you’re trying to have a great time.Robert Deutschman via Getty Images […]

The Street Style At Milan Fashion Week Is Pretty Bellissima

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 13:15 GMT // 0 Comments

New Yorkers know hats, the British know shoes, but the Italians, they know bags. Over the last couple of days at Milan Fashion Week, we have spotted some pretty amazing purses on the streets. After seeing the photos below, we really want to go shopping — either for a novelty clutch or a Chanel Boy […]

Not the Usual College Party (This One’s Sober)

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 01:46 GMT // 0 Comments

It started with a wine cooler, said Paige Cederna, describing that first sweet, easy-to-down drink she experienced as a “magic elixir.” “I had no inhibitions with alcohol,” said Ms. Cederna, 24. “I could talk to guys and not worry about anyone judging me. I remember being really proud the day I learned to chug a […]

At Prada: Airbrushing and the Woman

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 01:02 GMT // 0 Comments

MILAN — “What is real and what is fake? What does the confusion of the two mean for our understanding of beauty?” These are questions that have been raised again and again over the last few years, both inside the fashion industry and out — by legislators, the advertising industry and women, activist or not […]

The Blue And The Green

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 23:45 GMT // 0 Comments

This article originally appeared on Slate. By Phil Plait Via my evil twin Richard Wiseman comes one of the best color optical illusions I have ever seen. The original was apparently posted on Buzzhunt Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s incredible optical illusion website: – Edit to add: if you like this illusion, then you might want to check […]

Take A Moment To Admire The Buildings You Pass By Each Day, But Rarely Truly See

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 23:45 GMT // 0 Comments

You work in them. You live in them. You pass by them everyday. They stretch above us like forest canopies made of metal and steel. They’re the buildings, the skyscrapers, the various architectural structures that, after a while, begin to fade into the background. via someguy/Instagram

Photographer Documents Days In The Life Of Elderly Women Living Alone In NYC

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 23:44 GMT // 0 Comments

“Even with all the rush and fast pace of New York City, many elderly women manage to keep up with their lives in their own rhythm and grace,” photographer Patricia Monteiro begins in a statement on her website. “‘Life Ever After’ documents a community of women that live alone after losing companions, relatives or friends. […]

1-844-I-DOUBT-IT: A new help line for troubled atheists

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 23:22 GMT // 0 Comments

He’s been a Christian for 20 years but can’t believe in the Bible anymore. He hasn’t told his friends or family and still sits, uneasy, in church each Sunday. “I feel like I’m lying,” he tells the woman on the other end of the phone. “I’m pretending to be a person that I’m not. “But […]

184-I-DOUBT-IT: ‘The Hotline Project’ Launches To Help Those Struggling Between Faith And Atheism

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 23:14 GMT // 0 Comments

(RNS) A new crisis hotline for those struggling between faith and atheism launched Friday (Feb. 27). Called “The Hotline Project,” the 24-hour free service will match volunteers with people who are considering leaving religion. It is a project of Recovering From Religion, a Kansas City, Mo.-based nonprofit that aids those transitioning out of faith. – […]

How An Eating Disorder Changes The Brain

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 22:56 GMT // 0 Comments

The long-term consequences of an eating disorder are more than skin deep. In a HuffPost Live conversation, psychiatrist Kim Dennis discussed the health conditions beyond extreme weight fluctuations that arise from prolonged eating disorders. – Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live’s new morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and […]

Why Companies Are Paying More Attention To Employee Well-Being In 2015

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 21:45 GMT // 0 Comments

From the advent of the treadmill desk to the installation of ball pits for break time, companies around the world are keying into one the major needs of their employees: well-being in the workplace. For their recent “State of the Industry: Engagement & Wellness in 2015” report, Virgin Pulse and Human Capital Media Advisory Group […]

Why We Do NOT Think Claudio Cutugno’s Models Were In Blackface

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 20:13 GMT // 0 Comments

If the debate around “The Dress” has taught us anything, it’s that the way we see color can be starkly different. For the record, I’m #TeamBlueAndBlack. That perception is being tested yet again after blackface was allegedly spotted on the runway during Milan Fashion Week. While presenting his Fall 2015 collection, Claudio Cutugno decided to […]

College Snapchat Accounts Raise Legal Concerns

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:56 GMT // 0 Comments

You take a selfie of your night and send it to your best friends with the expectation that it will disappear in a matter of seconds. Since social-messaging platform Snapchat rolled out their Stories feature, campus-specific conversations are going far beyond simple self portraits. The Snapchat Inc. logo is displayed for a photograph on an […]

Shopping for a new coat unleashes old memories

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:15 GMT // 0 Comments

Off I went the next daya frigid one at thatarmed with good intentions and a plan. I’d bundle her up and take her to the mall. It’s an outing I typically eschew, but she desperately needed a new winter coat. Hers was 15 years old, a down affair that seemed to grow ever puffier and […]

University Of Oregon Decides Not To Sue Rape Survivor

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:14 GMT // 0 Comments

The University of Oregon dropped a countersuit Thursday against a student who had reported being gang-raped by three of the school’s basketball players and who subsequently sued UO for the way it handled her case. View of the University of Oregon Ducks campus in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by University of Oregon/Collegiate Images/Getty Images) | Collegiate […]

Why The Pope Is Urging People To ‘Give Back’ While They ‘Give Up’ During Lent

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Catholics and Christians around the world observe Lent by giving things up they enjoy as a sacrifice. But Pope Francis is urging believers to take it a step further and give back. We discuss the importance of service during this time of reflection.Pope Francis leads a mass on February 15, 2015 at St. Peter’s basilica […]

Meryl Streep’s Daughters Star In A Fashion Campaign, Define ‘Waking Up Like This’

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Meryl Streep’s daughters just upped their awesome factor, which means a lot considering, well, their mom is Meryl Streep. – The collection debuts March 5th both in stores and online, so don’t be surprised when you see way more people walking around with fanny packs come spring.

A Homeless Man, Willy Herteller, Was Buried At A Vatican Cemetery Usually Reserved For Bishops

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 18:52 GMT // 0 Comments

A homeless man who used to roam the streets around St. Peter’s Basilica has found his final resting place among bishops. Willy Herteller, an 80-year-old Flemish man, died on a cold December night last year. According to the Holy See’s press office, Herteller has been interred in the Teutonic Cemetery, a medieval German burial plot […]

Christian College Student Attacked With Apple For Questioning Treatment Of Gays

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 18:35 GMT // 0 Comments

After a student at a prominent evangelical college questioned his school’s stance against homosexuality in an all-school forum on Monday, another student allegedly threw an apple at him “as a warning against insulting the Spirit of grace.”Blanchard Hall | navets | Flickr The incident, which college administrators are now addressing, took place on Monday at […]

How Much Coffee Do Americans Drink Every Day?

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 18:35 GMT // 0 Comments

Coffee is one of life’s greatest gifts. Not only does it help most people wake up in the morning, it also has a lot of health benefits. But how much do we know about coffee? How much should we be drinking, and how much are Americans actually drinking? Luckily, the folks at Zagat have some […]

Sheer Dresses, Bold Shoulders And More Looks That Made Our Best Dressed List

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 18:34 GMT // 0 Comments

Between the Oscars, Brit Awards and Elle Style Awards, there was no shortage of spectacular red carpet moments. While sparkly and sheer dresses were a huge trend, stars like Janelle Monae and Diane Kruger stood out in pant outfits. Rashida Jones hit up the Hollywood after-party scene in a gorgeous floral gown that channeled spring. […]

Salma Hayek’s Life in Jewelry

by The New York Times // February 27, 2015 // Updated 18:32 GMT // 0 Comments

MILAN — Surely walking into a room filled with oversize photos of one’s own face is enough to send a shiver down any spine. But Salma Hayek, the calm eye at the center of a storm of flashbulbs at a second-floor gallery at 10 Corso Como, the Milanese concept store, was unfazed. “You know, I […]

J.K. Rowling Bibliography To Reveal New ‘Harry Potter’ Secrets

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 18:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Forget new snippets of writing posted on Pottermore: The motherlode of Harry Potter revelations is coming. According to the Guardian, Bloomsbury has published a 544-page bibliography of the series in the U.K. Entitled JK Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013, it painstakingly documents the entire publication history of the books. LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Joanne ‘JK’ […]

9 Things Women With Good Skin Always Do

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 16:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Perfect skin is like the beauty holy grail. We mix up potions, keep our dermatologists on speed dial, and read up on tips and tricks to get our visages glowing. But, it seems that no matter what we do, we never seem to be fully satisfied. There will always be women out there with gorgeous […]

Ignatius Press Catholic Publisher Claims Book Thief Stole Books From Bishops’ Vatican Mailboxes

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 15:58 GMT // 0 Comments

A whodunit is making the rounds at the Vatican. The publisher of a book on traditional Catholic marriage is crying foul, saying someone apparently swiped upward of 100 copies of the book from the Vatican mailboxes of bishops who attended a meeting on family issues last October.FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, […]

Swine Flu Vaccines Spoiled By The Heat, According To Manufacturers

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 15:33 GMT // 0 Comments

The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm.Four year old Christian Neidel, right, receives a dose of the swine flu nasal spray vaccine from registered nurse Joey Reese, left, of […]

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