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Pew Research Center: Global Harassment Of Jews Has Reached A Seven-Year High

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 18:57 GMT // 0 Comments

The number of countries where Jewish people are mistreated is at a seven-year high. According to the Pew Research Center, about a quarter of the world’s countries are still struggling to respect the religious minorities living with their borders. Jews have had it especially hard. Rabbis take part in a first aid training during the […]

These Dizzying Photos Transform Everyday People Into Superheroes

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 18:36 GMT // 0 Comments

What little kid didn’t want to grow up to be a superhero? These four people actually got to live out that dream … kind of. Benjamin Von Wong, the photographer behind the series that transformed everyday people into fitness models using a few camera tricks, pulled from the same group for his latest project: Dangling […]

Banksy Goes Undercover In Gaza To Support Struggling Palestinians

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 18:34 GMT // 0 Comments

The anonymous street artist Banksy released a series of new works Wednesday in Gaza, all commenting on the dire situation of the 1.8 million Palestinian residents confined to the area. One of the works is a short documentary posturing as an advertisement for the region, sarcastically framing the desolate territory as the next hot tourist […]

Jill Abramson, Former Top Times Editor, Signs Book Deal

by The New York Times // February 26, 2015 // Updated 18:22 GMT // 0 Comments

The book will explore the challenges that traditional media organizations are facing as they seek to survive and flourish in the digital age, and how online media companies are changing the way news is gathered and consumed. In a statement released by Simon & Schuster, Ms. Abramson said that after having wrestled with the rapidly […]

La Morada in the South Bronx

by The New York Times // February 26, 2015 // Updated 18:10 GMT // 0 Comments

La Morada’s married owners, Natalia Mendez and Antonio Saavedra, were once farmers in the village of San Miguel Ahuehuetitlán in northwestern Oaxaca, where their children learned to speak Mixtec, the local indigenous language, before Spanish.” Mole verde. (Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times) Hungry City By LIGAYA MISHAN The meatball is burly but yields […]

EWG’s Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2015

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 17:37 GMT // 0 Comments

One of the most common reasons to eat more organic produce is to avoid harmful chemicals used in growing your food. Pesticides have been linked to developmental problems in children, and may act as carcinogens or throw off the endocrine system, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Scary stuff!karimian | Flickr – Check out […]

Buddhists, Muslims In Myanmar Seek Reintegration Following Riots

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 17:08 GMT // 0 Comments

YANGON, Myanmar (RNS) Buddhists and Muslims in the central city of Meiktila were separated along faith lines after interreligious violence destroyed roughly 800 homes in 2013. Now residents have petitioned the government to allow them to reintegrate, but some remain skeptical about the neighbors’ prospects for peace.A view of Chanaye Tharyar Quarter in Meiktila. Buddhists […]

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Makes Skin Look Like Skin, Only Better

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 17:02 GMT // 0 Comments

The HuffPost Style editors recently tried Glossier, a really cool new skincare line that has made us think twice about wearing makeup. After using the deep pore cleansing mask and hydrating moisturizer, all we needed was mascara, brow filler and lipstick. But with Fashion Week ruining my sleep, I wanted to make sure that I […]

15 Times ‘Sex And The City’ Set Us Up For Disappointment

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 17:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Sometimes, I think we’d be better off without the ability to re-watch old television favorites. “Sex and the City” is one of those iconic shows that probably shaped your cultural palette during your formative years. Yet, you may find that revisiting the show on the 10-year anniversary of its finale reveals it to be something […]

In America, Public Art Is Satanist Muslim Terrorism

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 16:19 GMT // 0 Comments

In America, we love our advertising. So much so that when a vessel that’s ordinarily used to assault our eyeballs with neon-colored laundry detergent advocacy suddenly stops trying to sell stuff to us, we immediately assume that the terrorists are finally at our door. Hyperallergic reports on the sadly unsurprising public outcry surrounding artist Daniel […]

Woman’s Rare Case Of ‘Seasonal OCD’ Cured

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 16:03 GMT // 0 Comments

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 02/26/2015 09:54 AM EST on LiveScience A rare case of “seasonal” obsessive-compulsive disorder in a woman in highlights the complexity of this mental health condition, researchers say. The woman’s OCD symptoms appeared every year when winter began, and then ended as the seasons shifted toward summer.photo by Jason Weddington via […]

One Big Thing Fitness Trackers Haven’t Mastered

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:40 GMT // 0 Comments

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) estimated that 19 million fitness trackers were in use last year. But, that doesn’t mean they’re all they’re cracked up to be. According to a small, new study from ACE, these trackers may not be accurate at estimating calories burned. Read the whole story at Refinery29

One Big Thing Fitness Trackers Haven’t Mastered

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:40 GMT // 0 Comments

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) estimated that 19 million fitness trackers were in use last year. But, that doesn’t mean they’re all they’re cracked up to be. According to a small, new study from ACE, these trackers may not be accurate at estimating calories burned.venimo via Getty Images Read the whole story at Refinery29

The Brit Awards Red Carpet Was All Over The Place

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:39 GMT // 0 Comments

The Brit Awards may be held to honor achievement in music, but with the hodgepodge of celebrities involved, the evening was also a little bit about the fashion. And on the red carpet, stars were all over the map. There were velvet tuxedos, sparkles and even a mini Spice Girls reunion. While the action inside […]

Daily Meditation: Equanimity

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:06 GMT // 0 Comments

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.damiano poli via Getty Images Today’s meditation features a performance of Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne Opus 9 No. 2 by well-known pianist Valentina Lisitsa. The delicate melody […]

This Black Tie Dress Will Take You From The Boardroom To The Ballroom

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:04 GMT // 0 Comments

Rules were meant to be broken. That’s how we feel about fashion and especially about dress codes. With wedding season and event season almost upon us, chances are your inbox is soon going to be overflowing with invites, all with different clothing requirements. If you’re stumped, you might attempt to Google (or ask your mother), […]

Jerusalem Seminary Damaged In Fire After Suspected Hate Crime

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 14:52 GMT // 0 Comments

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli police say a fire has damaged a Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem in what they suspect is a hate crime. –A Greek Orthodox priest talks to Israeli police officer outside a seminary in Jerusalem, Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean) | ASSOCIATED PRESS The attacks have been condemned across the […]

Boston’s Interfaith Clergy Send A YouTube Message To Storm-Battered City

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 14:26 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s been a tough winter for Boston. – “Our city has more of that going on now than in recent memory – homelessness is up, and this winter is taking such a toll on our communities. Hopefully the snow has passed,” Soffer told HuffPost in an email. “But whatever comes our way, Boston should know […]

A Brief Guide To The Basic Fundamentals Of Art Therapy

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 14:23 GMT // 0 Comments

The British Association of Art Therapists defines art therapy as “a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication.” There are no limits on who can participate and no constrictions on what artistic supplies can be incorporated. The field, available to children and adults of all backgrounds and circumstances, opens […]

Jonathan Lethem On ‘Lucky Alan,’ Sea World And Sci-Fi

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 14:22 GMT // 0 Comments

The protagonist of a story from Jonathan Lethem’s new collection, “Pending Vegan,” describes himself to readers as a pending vegan. In fact, he’s privately renamed himself Pending Vegan. He’s at Sea World with his kids, who are desperate to see an orca, yet internally anguished over the cruelty of the amusement park. He’s horrified by […]

Jane Austen And 6 Other Authors On The Divine Pleasure Of Reading

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 14:22 GMT // 0 Comments

The following quotes were excerpted from The Book Lovers’ Anthology, an anthology edited by The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. The book is a collection of quotes about the joys and importance of reading.Lonely Planet/Canva May I a small house and large garden have! And a few friends, and many books, both true. -Abraham Cowley, […]

New York Doctor Who Survived Ebola Says Media, Politicians Fueled The Public’s Fear

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 13:52 GMT // 0 Comments

A doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus and rode the subway system and dined out before he developed symptoms said the media and politicians could have done a better job by educating people on the science of it instead of focusing on their fears.NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 11: Dr. Craig Spencer, who was […]

7 Ways To Become A Better Work Friend

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 13:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Happiness at work often lies within the company you keep. Whether you spend free moments catching up at the coffee pot or laughing at your latest viral video swap, it’s clear that connecting with friends at work makes a significant impact on how much you enjoy your job as a whole.Wavebreakmedia Ltd via Getty Images […]

Stress Tip: Express Empathy

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 13:11 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. – Learn more useful information about stress and your health! Order meQuilibrium’s new book, meQuilibrium: 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier, co-authored by meQuilibrium CEO […]

6 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 13:09 GMT // 0 Comments

Some heart attack risk factors are common knowledge. The average person knows, for example, that obesity, diabetes and hypertension can lead to an increased risk. And behaviors like smoking and a sedentary lifestyle are well-known risk factors as well. But a third group of unusual, little known factors could put your heart at risk. Put […]

Why Adding Milk To Your Scrambled Eggs Is A Mistake

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 12:51 GMT // 0 Comments

Scrambled eggs may be one of the more simple items on the breakfast menu to make at home, but as easy as they are to cook, they’re equally easy to screw up. –Steaming hot scrambled egg on white toast. | J Shepherd via Getty Images Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on […]

Donut Shop Lets You Customize The Pastry Of Your Dreams

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 12:46 GMT // 0 Comments

Donuts are certainly having a moment. Dunkin’ and Entenmann’s are like the Sega games you retired to the attic when your parents finally bought you a PlayStation. You keep them in your heart and they offer fond feelings of tingling nostalgia, but that’s it. You no longer consider them a quality game. Fractured Prune – […]

Boo Fries Are The South’s Glorious Version Of Poutine

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 12:45 GMT // 0 Comments

By now the poutine craze has peaked and subsided a bit. Poutine — Canada’s gift to the world, of French fries doused in gravy and topped with cheese curds — will never be forgotten. We will continue to crave the squeak of its gravy-smothered curds til the end of days. But the talk of its […]

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