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

AP | Sarah Klein | February 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
NEW YORK (AP) — 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. "When...

The Ingredient That Makes These Simple Pancakes Super Healthy

Lynn Okura | February 26, 2015 | OWN
The typical old-fashioned pancake recipe calls for all-purpose flour and plenty of butter -- not exactly the best way to start your day. But since nothing beats a stack of fluffy pancakes in the morning, Janice Lavine of Breakaway Bakery in Los Angeles shares her healthy alternative:

5 Ways To Take Your Veggie Dish To The Next Level

Pam Masin | February 26, 2015 | OWN
Forget the cheese sauce. Jennifer Tyler Lee, creator of a website that gets families to eat more vegetables, shows us a few ways to take everything from asparagus to radicchio to new levels. By Lynn Andriani Read more at

Me, Myself, And Authenticity

The Atlantic | Farah Mohamed | February 26, 2015 | World
Those who go looking for evidence of increasing self-absorption seem to find it everywhere these days. Inflated egos are apparently smiling in the selfies people snap, self-obsession woven into their compulsive online sharing. Even the tiniest language choices are revealing. First-person pronouns like "I" and "me" are crowding out "we"...

7 Ways To Become A Better Work Friend

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | February 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
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...

Stress Tip: Express Empathy

Lindsay Holmes | February 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
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. Cultivating empathy and connection is a critical component of...

6 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | February 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
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...

Introvert Travel Just Became A Thing, Thanks To New 'Introvert Retreat' In England

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | February 26, 2015 | Travel
Group tours, guided treks and big-name cruises sound like great vacation ideas at first, but then there are all. those. people. The point of travel is often to escape our fellow humans and get in touch with ourselves, not to schmooze and...

The Truth About Exercising When You're Sick Or Hurt

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | February 26, 2015 | Fifty
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone When you're under the weather with a cold or achy muscles or joints, it may be best to skip your regular workout. But it’s not always necessary. Obviously, a severe injury...

C-Diff Kills 15,000 People A Year. Feces Donations May Change That

Anna Almendrala | February 25, 2015 | Healthy Living
A bacteria that triggers deadly diarrhea and is one of the most common causes of U.S. infectious disease deaths is caused, in part, by antibiotics. Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, is a toxin-producing microbe that infected almost a half-million Americans in 2011 and was linked to 29,000 deaths, according to a...

For Younger Americans, Measles And Polio Seem Like Distant Threats

Ariel Edwards-Levy | February 25, 2015 | Healthy Living
In the wake of recent measles outbreaks, pollsters have noticed a trend: Younger Americans are considerably less convinced of vaccines' safety, less likely to see the vaccination issue as a matter of public health and less inclined to support mandatory vaccinations for...

Is Home Birth Ever A Safe Choice?

The New York Times | Caroline Bologna | February 25, 2015 | Parents
Though the proportion of pregnant women who choose to give birth at home in the United States is still very small -- about 1 percent -- the number is higher than at any time in 25 years. Britain recently rewrote its national health guidelines to encourage home births for women...

Larry Sanders Says NBA Players Forfeit Freedom Of Speech When They Join The League

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | February 25, 2015 | Sports
"For real, you really can’t say how you feel.”

Facebook Adds New Feature For Suicide Prevention

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | February 25, 2015 | Technology
Starting on Wednesday, Facebook is rolling out a new feature for suicide prevention. The social media site is partnering with Now Matters Now, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention, a nonprofit operating out...

Powerful PSA Shows A Side Of Bullies You Haven't Seen Before

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | February 25, 2015 | Impact
Bullies are revved up, overpowering aggressors and their victims are defenseless, self-loathing kids. At least that’s the standard picture most often painted. But a new PSA will have you rethinking these long-established, clear-cut roles. In conjunction with its annual anti-bullying awareness event, Pink Shirt Day released...

Pat Robertson Claims Yoga Forces People To Pray 'To A Hindu Deity'

Antonia Blumberg | February 25, 2015 | Religion
Pat Robertson has some words of caution for anyone considering taking up yoga. Responding to a viewer's question posed during Tuesday's episode of "The 700 Club,” Robertson claimed that the ancient mindfulness practice tricks people into "praying to a Hindu deity." During yoga lessons, he said, participants...

Is Putting A Plastic Container In the Microwave Really That Bad?

Alison Spiegel | February 25, 2015 | Taste
It's a question we ask ourselves every day at lunchtime.

Christie Brinkley Talks New Skincare Line, Cindy Crawford & Coconut Oil

Dana Oliver | February 25, 2015 | Style
At 61, Christie Brinkley is still confident enough to swim in a bikini and pose in sexy lingerie. And why shouldn't she? Brinkley credits her ageless beauty to leading a lifestyle focused on eating healthy, exercising regularly, exuding positive energy and,...

The Problem With 'Manorexia' And Why We Need A Gender-Neutral Approach To Eating Disorders

Rahel Gebreyes | February 25, 2015 | Women
While terms like "manorexia" have been tossed around to alert the public that eating disorders are not exclusive to women, such labels can be damaging. In a HuffPost Live conversation on Tuesday, adult psychiatrist Dr. Ted Weltzin underscored the need to move away from these misleading, gender-specific ways...

'The Doctors' Confront Mama June About Honey Boo Boo's Eating Habits

Stephanie Marcus | February 25, 2015 | Entertainment
It's been months since we last heard from former "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" stars "Mama June" Shannon and her 9-year old-daughter, Alana Thompson. The family's TLC reality show was canceled in October, following allegations that Shannon was dating a convicted child molester. But now the pair...
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