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Safety Technology Not Just for Seniors

Geri Spieler | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

There are new "toys" on the market targeted to seniors. However, while these products are marketed for seniors, they are devices anyone can use for sa...

The Future Today: Self-Driving Cars

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Driving a car as we know today could be obsolete in the next 20 years. Presently, manually operating a gasoline engine powered automobile is an integral part of life in North America. Whether you live in a smaller city, or a larger city, such as Los Angeles, without good public transportation, one is expected to drive.

Dear Pro Athletes, Stop Playing With Fireworks

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.09.2015 | Sports

The allure of fireworks is pretty self-explanatory. Explosions. Cool colors. They go boom, and they go bang. We ooh and we aah, and sometimes we ...

Life in the Fast Lane Requires Mindfulness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When we are mindfully present in the moment we'll notice that our conscious mind is fully engaged with what our body is doing and, as a result, energy seems to flow with a greater sense of harmony, grace and ease, which ultimately manifests as a deep sense of inner peace.

What Is It Like to Survive a Train Wreck?

Quora | Posted 06.09.2015 | Weird News
Quora

Being in a train crash is a very interesting experience. Its the scariest thing that I've been through, and the most enlightening.

5 Tips After Surviving Minor Car Accidents

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
Jonha Revesencio

It brings us to the assumption that a person who's driving since he was a teenager can have as much as 4 minor accidents in his lifetime. Before the mishap occurs - hopefully not - make sure you know all the appropriate course of actions following a minor car accident.

What Does It Feel Like to Be Bitten By a Black Widow Spider?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weird News
Quora

It was a sunny Sunday morning in the summertime of 2006 in Redwood City, California, and the Mrs. was back East with her gal pals for a weekend of recharging her batteries and reconnecting with old friends.

Girl Fell From Tree, Visited Jesus In Heaven And Awoke Cured, Mom Claims In New Book

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.16.2015 | Religion

A little girl claims she went to heaven after she fell from a tree and was cured of chronic sickness when she returned, according to a book released t...

Time To Get Moving On Transportation Funding

Charleta B. Tavares | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Charleta B. Tavares

The federal budget is a reflection of our nation's priorities. As the budget debate heats up in Washington, Congress must choose between investing in a safe and economically secure America, or siding with special interests and continuing to spend billions on wasteful programs that military leaders do not even want.

In Tragedy, Putting Sports in Perspective

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.09.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

When young people lose their lives in sports, it is a bracing slap in the face about why we are involved in sports and a reminder about what is really important (and it's not the results!).

Learning From Adversity in 2014

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Lev Raphael

2014 was one of the worst years ever for in many ways. It opened up lots of unpleasant doors, but as the cliché goes, for a writer, everything is material, no matter how awful. Even when we're suffering, part of us is observing the situation and thinking, "This would make a great story."

Holiday Hazards and Accidents Prevention

HomeAdvisor | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

Unattended cooking isn't the only thing around the house that could injure you this Christmas. Learn more about how to have a safe and happy holiday in this extensive infographic:

How My Broken Face and Crooked Smile Freed Me from Insecurities

Darah Zeledon | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Darah Zeledon

Then I stepped out of my comfort zone and did it! I laughed out loud as my left eye twitched uncontrollably. I smiled big and crooked, and had a blast disconnecting from the worry about whether my face was in compliance or not.

What Is the Farthest Someone Has Fallen Without Dying?

Quora | Posted 01.19.2015 | Weird News
Quora

Her name is Vesna Vulović. She is a (now 64 year old) Serbian woman who used to be a flight attendant. In 1972, she was working on a flight that was over the (now) Czech Republic when a bomb explosion in the baggage compartment caused the plane to break apart.

America's Disastrous History of Pipeline Accidents Shows Why the Keystone Vote Matters

Noah Greenwald | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Noah Greenwald

So what would happen if Keystone XL is built? The U.S. State Department estimates Keystone XL could spill up to 100 times during its lifetime.

Losing Control of My Car and My Life

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Lev Raphael

In all my decades of driving, I've never had anything but a minor fender bender just minutes from my house--until last weekend when I apparently skidded off rainy I75 near Flint, Michigan, onto a grassy median and blacked out.

Why Choppers Are For Emergencies (Not Hovering Over the Kids)

Christina Larmer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Christina Larmer

Here I was thinking they'd call the Department of Child Protection and report me for bad parenting. Turns out, it's gold medals all round.

Take the Good Road

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 09.21.2014 | Technology
Devishobha Ramanan

"My first car was a motorcycle." -- Adam Carolla Motorcycles exude an inexplicable desirability. There's a a certain machismo and vulnerability asso...

Don't Get Distracted -- or Else

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Gini Graham Scott

Getting distracted can result in a lot more serious consequences than simply getting a ticket, and being distracted -- and not staying focused -- is one of the social problems of our times.

9 Foods That Were The Happiest Accidents

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste

Some of life's greatest inventions were actually accidents.

Biggest Travel Fears

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

I don't want to alarm anyone. And I hate to be that Saturday Night Live Debbie Downer character on vacation, but FYI: The world is not a safe place. ...

Risk-Taking for Your Children: How Much Is Enough?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We look to strike the right balance that will enable our children to experience life fully -- which means taking some risks -- and protecting them from experiences in which the potential costs outweigh the potential benefits.

Raging About Road Rage?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Road rage continues to be a huge problem, as streets and highways are often where people's emotions, dramas, stress, and anxieties play out. I've tre...

Weather Shift Near Train Derailment Worries Officials

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — A shift in the weather could increase the risk of potential health hazards after a mile-long train carrying crude oil deraile...

12 Train Cars Derailed In Fiery ND Accident, Residents Urged To Evacuate

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 03.01.2014 | Crime

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — Officials say emergency crews are responding to a fiery train derailment near the eastern North Dakota town of Casselton. Ca...