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5 "Facts" About Drinking that Just Are Not True

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.28.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You do your best to avoid the typical things: no beer before liquor, drinking a cup of coffee so you can sober up efficiently before bed, and staying away from the Red Bull and vodka. Sadly, however, none of these things are actually going to help you out.

A Manger Revelation

Steve Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Mason

Is the Nativity narrative nothing but a myth? It's that time of year. It's when people put up reindeer and sleds, candy canes, Santa Claus and elaborate manger tableaus... except in places where that last bit is against the law.

3 Ways To Overcome Ambivalence -- And Make Better Decisions

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Regardless of which area of your life where you find yourself most ambivalent, you won't move forward until you allow yourself to take charge and make the best decision you can with the information you have available to you.

5 Things About Being Creative That Just Aren't True

Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

We tend to think that creativity is innate -- you've either got it or you don't. Our "creative type" friends are artsy, full of wonder and always want...

6 Ridiculous Myths About Everyday Items You Still Believe

cracked.com | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business

Ever since sweetened products began replacing regular sugar with the much-less-natural-sounding high fructose corn syrup, there has been a growing and...

Society, Art and Nature: Camille Seaman

Quassan Castro | Posted 10.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Quassan Castro

As a society we encounter nature everyday. Nature and society are linked. A simple act of encountering nature daily becomes important and perhaps profound when we greet nature with artistic lens.

Women in Film: A Prevailing Imbalance Continues

Lisa Levart | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

My heart skipped a beat when I heard the reknowned film director Deborah Kampmeier was in production for a movie based on the Sumerian Goddess Inanna.

6 Sexual Myths About Those Over 50

Posted 08.02.2013 | Fifty

6 Myths About Sex After 50 By Keren Smedley for YourTango.com It’s easy as we age, in the youth obsessed society we live in, to believe that ...

Revealed: Can a Man Poke the Baby in the Head During Sex With His Pregnant Partner? (PHOTOS)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 09.20.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

2013-07-22-ScreenShot20130722at9.20.01AM.pngThe one and only thing men fear during pregnancy is that during sex, they will poke the baby in the head with their penis. Amazing, right?

5 Popular Misconceptions About NASA

Lauren Lyons | Posted 09.09.2013 | Technology
Lauren Lyons

Despite NASA's award-winning social media and web outreach efforts, there are still massive gaps between the public's perception of the agency, and the reality. And unless you are a big space geek like me with daily space Google alerts, it's not unreasonable to be a bit confused.

10 Urban Legends About Flying That Aren't True

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

From terrifying tales about airplane bathrooms to mid-flight door-opening fears, there are a lot of myths about air travel flying around out there. Here are 10 urban legends that just aren't true.

Mindful Eating Is Just a Fad (And Other Myths)

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Unfortunately, the phrase "mindful eating" is being misused by some people as a way to talk about restricting food intake. That is a fad -- and it is not what mindful eating is all about.

7 Common Myths You Thought Were True

Posted 06.24.2013 | Books

Excerpted from Deceived Wisdom: Why What You Thought Was Right Is Wrong by David Bradley ($19.95, Elliott and Thompson) There is much deceived wisd...

Eternity Can Wait

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Certain moments grab hold of you and demand attention. They are unpredictable, volatile, and magnetic. Once encountered, they are forever. But they are also ephemeral. This is "Mythic Time."

Mediation Myths and Misunderstandings That May Affect Your Decisions in Divorce

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

The unknowns and avalanche of effects falling like dominoes are often too overwhelming for one person to handle: "How do I start the process? When is the best time for me to initiate the divorce? If and when I make the decision to divorce, should I litigate or mediate?" It can be mind-boggling.

To the Motherless on Mother's Day

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Since we have officially begun the late-April through mid-May greeting card industry wind-up to M-Day, I thought it only fair to say a word on behalf of those for whom Mother's Day is actually Motherless Day.

Shanda Freeman: An Expert Busting the Myths of Romance

HooplaHa | Posted 06.24.2013 | Women
HooplaHa

Is it true that guys don't like girls who eat too much on the first date? Relationship expert Shanda Freeman stars in HooplaHa's latest series, What's...

10 Credit Myths That Fool the Best of Us

Bethy Hardeman | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Bethy Hardeman

Credit myths and rumors are unfortunately spread around all the time, especially on the World Wide Web. Today I'm wrangling 10 of the most common credit myths to help set things straight.

Leave the Pope Alone

Gilles Herrada, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Gilles Herrada, Ph.D.

He and his Church are not exactly the problem, and even less the solution. A hypothetical acceptance of same-sex marriage by the Roman Catholic Church will fail to provide what same-sex lovers need from spiritual leaders.

Because I Said So

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

In his book Ken Jennings has compiled "125 of the nagging Mom and Dad-isms that we all grew up with." To the best of his ability he has researched them and renders a verdict of "True" or "False." For some of them he acknowledges that the truth is not absolute.

How Flawed Memories Teach Us What's True

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgJussi Hovenen sings songs that few people care to hear nowadays. He's the last rune singer in Finland -- the only living man who can still sing most of his ancestors' great ballads and epics from memory.

Debunking The Blood Type Diet (VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living

If you're an avid follower of health trends then you might know of The Blood Type Diet, a diet that recommends different eating patterns based on (you...

Beer Myths That Won't Go Away

Menuism | Posted 05.01.2013 | Taste
Menuism

Let's take a look at some of the most heinous falsities and set the record straight on dark beers, proper serving and storage temperature, and the damage done by years of beer advertisements.

The Lowdown on Lactose Intolerance: 10 Need-to-Knows

Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living

There once was a time when all the milk you needed was provided daily at breakfast or suppertime, but times have changed and, as a busy adult, so have...

3 Urban Legends About Digestion

Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tamara Duker Freuman for U.S. News We all love a good urban legend, and it can be especially fun when they turn out to be true. It recently d...