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The Weirdest Museums in the World

Findery | Posted 02.17.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 01.28.2015 | 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 ...

15 Damaging Myths About Life We Should All Stop Believing

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

When you're grappling with a problem or lacking clarity, learn to lean into your soul and trust the wisdom it provides to you -- often in the form of a gut feeling, serendipitous sign or a spontaneous "aha!" moment.

We've Got Our Facts All Wrong, Damn It

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.19.2014 | Comedy

Once safe in the knowledge that Napoleon was short and that the Great Wall of China is visible from space, our world has been turned upside down by Co...

The Holiday Party Scene: How to Dazzle Your Friends With 8 Lesser-Known Hanukkah Facts

Rabbi Laura Baum | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Baum

'Tis the season! If you're like me, you have cocktail parties ahead. This means you need some fun facts up your sleeve so you can be the life of the party. At the very least, it's better than trying to win the ugly Christmas sweater contest!

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Napping

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Slowly but surely, more and more high achievers are coming around to the idea that an afternoon nap can do a body (and a bottom line) good. But there ...

The Myth Is Over, But The Magic Remains

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Kelly Suellentrop

We will still make lists, still bake cookies, still receive gifts. The only difference is that now she knows her dad and I are the ones checking those lists, eating the cookies, giving the gifts.

Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong

Sharon Sevrens | Posted 01.21.2015 | Taste
Sharon Sevrens

It never ceases to amaze me when I hear of someone turning down a glass of wine because of the carbs.

6 Myths About South America Debunked

Joanna Riquett | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Joanna Riquett

Being a Colombian living in North America means that many, many times I have to listen to some of the most ridiculous myths about South America. This ...

A Fitness Trainer Comes Clean About Exercise-Related Weight Gain

Kelly Coffey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Coffey

"That's not fair, Coffey," you say. "If all other factors remain the same, adding exercise should result in weight loss!" Yes, and all women should get equal pay for equal work and everyone on the planet should have the right to die with dignity, but that just ain't how things pan out.

The 9 Biggest Myths About ISIS Debunked

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

When it comes to the Islamic State, the extremist group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria using horrifying tactics, there is no shortage ...

Debunking Five Stock Market Myths

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

There seems to be a believability about all of these stock market myths. That's where things could be dangerous to your financial health. Believing in any one of these could cause your to not reach your financial goals.

Aphrodite Rising... as Beyoncé?

Laurie Lovekraft | Posted 11.08.2014 | Religion
Laurie Lovekraft

Not only was Queen Bey's 16-minute VMA medley from her self-titled album flawless and edgy, but it was a testament to the power and majesty of a woman who knows her worth -- the embodiment of Aphrodite. After watching Beyoncé's performance, you may agree that Aphrodite isn't dead but merely had a costume change.

Margaret Ouchida: Stories, Legends and Realms

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Art history, ecclesiastics, fabulism and a profound delight in materials conspire in the studio of Margaret Ouchida.

10 Depression Myths We Need To Stop Believing

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living

In recent weeks, the global conversation surrounding death by suicide has taken center stage, and now more than ever, we're acknowledging the effects ...

How Quitting Your Job to Travel Enhances Your Career

Sherry Ott | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel
Sherry Ott

We all fantasize about it, taking your job and shoving it, hopping on a plane, and heading out to see the world. But what keeps us from actually living out this fantasy?

Why I'm Breaking Up With Dr. Oz

Lee Kolbert | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Kolbert

Dr. Oz, people look to you as a role model. Your personable style of engaging audiences has served you well, and many people are better off for having watched your show. I think now, however, people will not be better off. In your efforts to be entertaining, you've lost your way.

A Journey Through Time, Space, and the Imagination

Staks Rosch | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Staks Rosch

Just as the religions of the past are today's myths and the tribal religions of the present are seen as primitive to modern society, the religions of today will be the primitive myths of tomorrow.

5 Scary Monster Myths From Around The World

The Active Times | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

You don't even have to look too far. The United States has several versions of Sasquatch, including the Ohio Grassman and the Florida Skunk Ape, not to mention its fair share of lake monsters in the mold of Nessie.

7 Bizarre Superstitions Many Of Us Still Believe

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty

"Step on a crack, break your mother's back." A silly childhood rhyme -- or an action you try to avoid because, well, you love your mother? Believe it ...

Debunking Breakfast

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Personally, I have long thought that whatever the particular merits of breakfast, hieratic zeal as the main course was in fact a rather dubious way to start the day. So it is that I welcomed a new study that purportedly was about debunking breakfast, but was really about debunking dogma for breakfast.

What's Your Story?

Mark Matousek | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

We're determined in the time we have left to edit out the dishonest plots, tired characters, obsolete themes, and destructive story lines, the creaky set pieces that block us from feeling real. We want to know ourselves in the end and not be deceived by bad fiction.

This Young Mythology Expert Can't Get Enough Of Folklore

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents

This clip is part of HuffPost Live's "Tell Me Why" series, featuring young enthusiasts discussing the subjects they're passionate about -- from horror...