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9 Common College Myths, Debunked

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 07.19.2015 | College

1. MYTH: Sororities are not allowed to throw parties because a lot of women living together is considered a brothel  REALITY: This word...

These Startling Statistics Show Why We Need To Talk About Miscarriages

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents

Miscarriage, which is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks, is one of those life events that tends to be so profoundly sad and confusi...

The 7 Biggest Myths About Cellulite

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.09.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM  Myth: Cellulite is just excess fat Cellulite involves fat, because bulging fat cells are part of the equation, but it&rsq...

Why Empathy Is Key to Life and Work

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Our human communication is broken. It happens every day in organizations where we over-complicate basic information we need to share. We are so busy presenting our perfect mission and vision statements that we have lost sight of the shared purpose that allows people to understand how they can make a contribution at work.

Rachel Dolezal, You Don't Need To Be Black To Care About The Black Community

Josh Levs | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Josh Levs

I've never felt my skin color or racial background preclude me from being able to report on the black community. Issues facing the African-American community are American issues, just like any other issues. They affect us all.

What Are the Biggest Myths About Car Dealerships and Salesmen?

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Quora

Having worked in dealerships for nearly a decade, I don't think auto dealers are half as bad as many consumers seem to think they are. Are dealerships perfect? Of course not. Are they paramount examples of ethical business practices? No. But are they any less ethical than most retail businesses?

11 Myths About Coffee You Need To Stop Believing Immediately

Supercompressor | Posted 06.17.2015 | Taste
Supercompressor

There are still a ton of tall tales being passed around that negatively impact the way you consume coffee.

19 Sushi Myths You Probably Believe

Thrillist | Posted 05.29.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

It's no surprise that the world of sushi has developed its own set of myths, exaggerations, and bold-faced lies.

5 Popular Internet Nutrition Myths (How Many Have You Fallen For?)

Julie Upton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

If your nutrition information comes primarily from your email inbox or social media, what you're reading may be misleading, inaccurate and may even ...

Stuttering Is No One's Fault

Katherine Preston | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

These are the facts: stuttering is not caused by psychological trauma, unsupportive parenting or mental neurosis. Rather, stuttering is a genetically influenced, neurological condition.

Debunking the Myths of Leonardo Da Vinci

Quora | Posted 06.27.2015 | Weird News
Quora

While there is no doubt that Leonardo (he is not referred to as "Da Vinci" despite what a certain stupid novel may say) was a remarkable artist, he is often credited with influence and significance in other fields that he simply did not have.

Did the People of Middles Ages Era England Really Toss Their Feces Out of the Window ?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weird News
Quora

The idea that people routinely emptied chamberpots out windows into the street is one of the images of the past that has been taught to generations of school children. It's usually said to have been done in the Middle Ages and it's an image that has stuck with many people, particularly because we find it so disgusting. Unfortunately, like many popular ideas about the Middle Ages, it's largely nonsense.

5 Common Myths About Skiing

Liftopia | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

Once upon a time, leg fractures were the typical ski injury.

A 21st Century Way of Life: From 20th Century Work-Life Balance to Lifeworking

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

This is a way of life that does not try to separate life and work into two distinct and seemingly incompatible spheres, but instead meshes both into a new way of thinking about a life journey in the 21st century.

Top Five Small Business Tax Myths Debunked

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

We are only two weeks from the April 15 filing deadline! With so many people still to file, I thought it'd be fun to look at some of the most commonly believed small business tax myths to find out if any of them hold water.

6 Money Myths For Millennials To Stop Believing

LearnVest | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
LearnVest

From believing cash is king to overly embracing job hopping, we break down the six biggest Millennials-specific money myths that members of the generation should consider busting.

10 Badass Goddesses Who Are The Heroes Of Their Own Fascinating Stories

Talia Lavin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books

Polytheism might've had a bad rap in the Bible, but it’s given rise to some of humanity’s most fascinating and enduring narratives. Some ancient p...

Nippled Irish Royalty and Their Less Fortunate, Usually Dead, Nippleless Relatives

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

As with all royalty, there were power games in the nipple hierarchy. Cutting off a royal descendant's nipples made him ineligible for kingship. Not as subtle as poison, but undeniable evidence of his unsuitability for a kingly role. No nips, game over.

The Myth of the Good Mother

MotherWoman | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
MotherWoman

Myths of motherhood are toxic. They not only diminish our personal empowerment to value ourselves and raise our families according to our own beliefs and choices, but they also reinforce oppressions that keep a majority of women disempowered, pushing them farther into a corner.

Busting the Big 3 Meditation Myths

Polly Campbell | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Meditation doesn't have to be one more thing that stresses you out. By busting these myths and blocks you can create a simple practice that will add calm and focus to your life.

Talent Is a Myth

Amol Sarva | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Amol Sarva

The verdict in the scientific community seems to be in line with Aesop's fable: The tortoise beats the hare, but only because the hare took a nap. Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work.

The Weirdest Museums in the World

Findery | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Findery

What qualifies a museum as weird? Take a pinch of strange, mix it with morbid, and add a dash of mystery. All of these museums are one-of-a-kind and speak to the curious and will leave you smiling, shuddering or bewildered. Or, all of the above.

12 Truths About 'Good Girls'

Bustle | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Bustle

I was being judged for being who I was by people who didn't have a damn clue who I really was. Thus the plight of the Grown-Up Good Girl.

Why AI?

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Meia Chita-Tegmark

I have come to believe that the reason is that AI engages some of our deepest existential hopes and fears and forces us to look at ourselves in novel, unsettling ways. Even though the ways in which we are forced to face our humanity are new, the issues and questions are old.

Yagana Shah

6 Old Wives' Tales We've All Believed At Some Point (And Some Of Us Still Do)

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.15.2015 | Fifty

As kids, we were truly gullible. Many of us were freaked out at some point by a mean older sibling telling us of "Bloody Mary" in the bathroom mirror ...