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When Food Hurts

Aliza Polkes | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Aliza Polkes

I have healed. My jaw works, I can chew, and the pain is gone. Food has, once again, become a source of happiness, entertainment, and togetherness in my life. But I will never forget those early post-op weeks.

The Only Thing Shocking About Glamour's Body Image Survey

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I admit that it would be nice to pin our body image hang-ups to one dartboard. It would be super keen if we could lay blame at the feet of the music industry, our seventh grade gym teacher or the guy (and let's face it, it was totally a dude) who invented the tube top.

Social Media Is Dead

Beverly Macy | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Beverly Macy

Actually, social media is slowly morphing into Digital Media -- an umbrella that covers Social, Mobile, Web, Games, and Apps.

Why Runners Can't Stop Talking About Themselves

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

We love to share our running goals and achievements in hopes of finding encouragement along the way, or possibly inspiring others to chase their own dreams. Nothing shines brighter on the mantel of running rewards than the marathon finisher's medal.

Navy Blue Is The New Black

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 10.20.2014 | Style

Now that we're solidly into fall that means that winter is just around the corner. But you know what that means -- winter colors! No more summer brig...

This Handsome Rescue Pup And His Hunky Crew Are Out To Steal Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.16.2014 | Good News

This photogenic pup can really work the camera, and probably gets some tips from his posse. Rincon, a stray dog from Puerto Rico, was rescued by m...

Crazy-Talented Cartoonist Will Turn Your Selfies Into Instant Art

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.16.2014 | Teen

Sixteen-year-old Hayley Connolly's Instagram (@oxtlxnes) doesn't contain your typical selfies, beach sunsets or pictures of dessert. Instead, the teen...

How to Triple Your Growth Rate on Twitter in Just a Few Minutes a Day

Sherman Lee | Posted 10.17.2014 | Small Business
Sherman Lee

After running experiments and analyzing the data, we've tracked down the perfect formula to grow an engaged audience without sacrificing too much of your valuable time or money. Here's what we found.

An Instagram Post Gave This Teen His Eyesight Back

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.16.2014 | Teen

When North Carolina teen Jon Dase was diagnosed with keratoconus, a rare eyesight condition that can cause blindness, he feared he'd have to give up h...

Instagram Food Photography and the Search For Meaning: Part II

Aliza Polkes | Posted 10.15.2014 | New York
Aliza Polkes

Food, for those lucky enough to have it in abundance, (and that's an entirely separate conversation) is more than just nourishment; it is, for some, an all-encompassing way of life. For these Food-stagramers, it is a form of self-expression.

LOOK: This Trans Man Opens Up To The World About His Transition By Using Instagram

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What does it mean to not only identify as transgender, but to document your transition for the world to see? This is the journey of one transgender...

What Happens When Kids Make Mistakes Online: A Story Of Social Media Frenemies

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

The addition of technology to the mix, however, instantly changed that sleepover from a night young girls could remember fondly to an evening that Hailey would forever regret.

Instagram Food Photography and the Search for Meaning

Aliza Polkes | Posted 10.14.2014 | New York
Aliza Polkes

Over the past several months, I have unwittingly embarked upon an extremely topical social experiment. I have become, I wincingly admit, an Instagram food photographer.

Here's What It Really Looks Like To Be An NBA Rookie

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 10.14.2014 | Sports

When it comes to living the dream in 2014, you'd be hard-pressed to find better examples than those NBA rookies on the verge of their first season. Co...

The Golden Age of YouTube?

Jim Monroe | Posted 10.13.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

Almost without exception, today's Internet stars come from outside the Hollywood farm system. They are kids, mostly, who have figured out how to make 140 characters and six-second videos wildly entertaining.

Interview With Social Media Advertising Strategist, Daniel Reed

Christina Scribner | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Christina Scribner

As a club promoter in Baltimore, Daniel Reed quickly learned how powerful of a marketing tool social media can be. After reaching out to his thousands of followers on various sites, he saw dance floors become more crowded than they had ever been before.

Hashtags Are the New Jingle!

Jeff Pulver | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Jeff Pulver

I have spent the year obsessed with Instagram and have learned a lot about how hashtags are used for listening, connecting, sharing and engaging inside of Instagram.

The Hat Everyone And Their Mother Wears

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 10.12.2014 | Style

We all know by now that everyone on Instagram is infatuated with the fall season and all things that come with it, including coffee. Next up? Wide-bri...

These Photos Remind Us How Awesome Fall Can Be

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green

Fall is finally in full swing, bringing vibrant colors and cooler weather to much of the United States. In the spirit of all things autumn, we asked y...

Why I'm Anti-Social Media

Carrie Kirk | Posted 10.09.2014 | College
Carrie Kirk

A few weeks ago, I deleted all social media apps. Honestly, I think it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have noticed that I spend more time reading, enjoying the scenery on my walk to class, or just simply talking to my friends.

We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off!

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Frankly, I'm over abs -- my own and everyone else's. It's not that I have anything against six-packs on those who are blessed with them. (I'm generally a few beers short myself.) I'm just tired of having them constantly shoved in my face. (No offense, Nick Jonas!)

3 Reasons Why Social Media Age Restrictions Matter

Diana Graber | Posted 10.08.2014 | Technology
Diana Graber

In short, as a society we have largely given up, giving age restrictions a collective shrug and "so what?" But, guess what? Age does matter, and here's why:

'Rich Kids Of Tehran' Faces Backlash

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

An Instagram account called Rich Kids of Tehran is prompting headlines for more than just its subject matter. The account, which is modeled on the...

We Have To Disconnect In Order To Connect

Alexa Cortese | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexa Cortese

Don't just stare at a screen watching other people live their lives. Don't spend your time double tapping a picture of friends laughing together when you could be laughing with someone in real life. Don't mistake the emptiness of staring at a screen for feeling connected.

Overcoming The Fear Of Missing Out

Stephen Mariani | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephen Mariani

I'm not quite sure if the fear of missing out on something is a trait you're born with, develop through the years or is just a problem that's come to light since social media became a part of our lives. One thing is for sure, though: social media makes that type of fear surface with every refresh of your Instagram feed.