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This Powerful Slam Poem Will Turn You Into A 'Yes' Person

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | January 22, 2015 | Teen
"How many times have you told yourself 'no'?" That's the first of many questions posed in "Untapped," a motivating, emotionally-charged poem written by spoken word artist Ashlee Haze, born Kiera Nelson. The 25-year-old poet was commissioned to write the poem by the Brothers Young Productions and...

Arianna Huffington Speaks At Davos About Journalism, Activism, 'Pop And Policy'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | January 22, 2015 | Impact
Solving critical problems doesn't have to be left up to political big wigs -- given the right tools, everyday people can create change, Arianna Huffington noted at the World Economic Forum. In Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, Huffington Post's President and Editor-in-Chief held a discussion about the role of journalism...

Let Jennifer Aniston & David Oyelowo Show You How To Handle A Snub With Grace

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | January 22, 2015 | Entertainment
Winning isn't everything -- just ask Jennifer Aniston and David Oyelowo. The two actors were both favored to score Oscar nominations at the 2015 Academy Awards: Aniston for her dramatic role in "Cake," and Oyelowo for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma." Aniston's transformation into a dark...

Expensive IVF Treatment May Not Work Better For All Couples, Study Says

Caroline Bologna | January 22, 2015 | Parents
By: Rachael Rettner Published: 01/21/2015 07:45 PM EST on LiveScience More and more couples are using a specialized in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique, but the more expensive procedure does not appear to improve pregnancy rates or birth rates more than traditional IVF methods do, a new study...

Despite Cholesterol Drop, Many Kids Still Have High Blood Pressure

Caroline Bologna | January 22, 2015 | Parents
BY KATHRYN DOYLE Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:50pm EST (Reuters Health) – Although pediatric high cholesterol levels in the U.S. have gone down since 1999, about one in 10 kids still has high blood pressure, according to a new study. By 2012, approximately 20 percent...

Video-Based Therapy May Help Babies At Risk For Autism, Study Says

Caroline Bologna | January 22, 2015 | Parents
BY KATE KELLAND LONDON Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:02pm EST (Reuters) - Video-based therapy for families with babies at risk of autism improves infants' engagement, attention and social behavior, and might reduce their risk chances of developing the condition, the findings of a small scientific...

To Fend Off Digital Distraction, Try Making Something

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | January 22, 2015 | Arts
Nora Abousteit, the founder and CEO of crafting community Kollabora, joined HuffPost Live's Roy Sekoff in Davos and spoke about how knitting a sweater helped her relax on her honeymoon. That kind of physical, creative activity can have a hugely positive impact on people who are looking for...

Music As Painkillers? Study Highlights Power To Minimize Kids' Pain

AFP | Joshua Ostroff | January 22, 2015 | Canada Music
(Relaxnews) - Listening to 30 minutes of music by artists like Rihanna and Taylor Swift or whichever artist the child prefers -- or even audiobooks -- could significantly reduce pain after major surgery, according to a new study at Northwestern University. "Audio therapy is an exciting opportunity and should be...

Here's Why Lululemon Is Charging $108 For Meditation Beads

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | January 22, 2015 | Healthy Living
When it comes to paying for meditation accessories, how much is too much? How about $108? That's the price tag on Lululemon's new mala meditation bead necklace. Mala beads, which are...

Teenagers With Poor Body Image Are More Likely To Become Obese

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | January 22, 2015 | Healthy Living
Thinking you're fat could actually lead to weight gain, according to new research on body image in teens. A paper published in the journal Psychological Science found that teens who have distorted body image — specifically, that they thought they were overweight when they were actually normal weight —...

Melinda Gates Speaks Out Against The Anti-Vaccine Movement

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | January 22, 2015 | Healthy Living
Expanding the accessibility of vaccinations throughout the developing world has been one of the repeated goals of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Although the controversial anti-vaccine movement has called for the end of the practice, co-chair Melinda Gates is firmly standing by the treatment. In an interview...

Cynthia Nixon & Christopher Abbott On Their Powerful Mother-Son Drama 'James White'

Matthew Jacobs | January 22, 2015 | Entertainment
In his short time as a professional actor, Christopher Abbott has become something of a Sundance staple. His first film, the sensational creeper "Martha Marcy May Marlene," premiered at the festival in 2011. The following year, he had "Hello I Must Be Going," and, in 2014, he was there with...

Pennyslvania Student Likely Died From Chewing Gum In Her Sleep

AP | Tyler Kingkade | January 22, 2015 | College
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania university student and basketball player likely inhaled chewing gum into her lungs while asleep before being found dead in her dormitory over the weekend. The Washington County coroner's office said 21-year-old Shanice Clark of Toronto was found unresponsive at about 3 a.m. Sunday...

How Lessons Learned At Work Can Benefit Your Love Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | January 22, 2015 | Healthy Living
Karl Pillemer has spent the last several years interviewing hundreds of elderly people to collect their lessons on life and love. He joins us to discuss what he's learned and how we can tap into their wisdom to live life to the fullest. Watch the video here.

Hormone-Mimicking Chemicals May Threaten Male Fertility, Study Warns

Lynne Peeples | January 22, 2015 | Green
Bisphenol A and other common estrogen-mimicking chemicals may be wreaking havoc on sperm and stymying some couples' hopes of having children, warns new research. "We're seeing more and more guys who have low and troubling sperm counts," said Pat Hunt, a molecular biologist at Washington State University and co-author of...

Jennifer Garner Says Her Days Of 'Extreme' Hollywood Dieting Are Over

Lauren Zupkus | January 22, 2015 | Entertainment
Jennifer Garner is a working actress and busy mother of three who makes time for strength-training circuit workouts four or five days a week. But she recently told professional makeup artist and Yahoo beauty editor-in-chief Bobbi Brown that her days of intense dieting are a thing of the...

Bill Gates Makes Bold Bet About Poverty, And Tech Plays A Big Role

Robbie Couch | January 22, 2015 | Impact
Technological advances will drastically change life in the developing world by 2030. Bill Gates is betting on it. In the 2015 Gates Annual Letter, published by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the philanthropist predicts that "the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster...

This Extreme Endurance Icon Ran 95 Miles In 24 Hours Wearing A Wetsuit

Nico Pitney | January 22, 2015 | Sports
Simply finishing the World's Toughest Mudder is a feat of physical and mental ferocity. It's a contest for athletes "who find marathons too easy and triathlons meh," merging extreme endurance with severe military-style obstacle courses. Ryan Atkins of Toronto won the World's Toughest Mudder in 2013. He...

More Evidence That Alcohol Ads Are Linked To Teen Binge Drinking

Reuters | January 22, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Young people who are more receptive to alcohol ads on TV may be at higher risk of problem drinking over the next few years, according to a new study. "If you compare low- to high-receptivity kids, their risk of transitioning to binge drinking...

Planning Your Healthiest Pregnancy By Age

Arti Patel | January 22, 2015 | Canada Living
Whether you've given yourself a deadline by when to get pregnant or are just going with the flow, preparing for a baby at any age means understanding your health. Obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Daniela Caprara at Toronto’s Humber River Hospital says women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and older often have...
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