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My Profound Dream

Deanne Sihr | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deanne Sihr

I had just turned 30 when I had a profound dream that changed my perception of the world forever. I've spent the past two decades trying to fully gras...

'Wet' Galactic Collisions and Grandiose Star Formation

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 09.14.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

In the observable universe, galaxies (the gravitational grouping of stars, dust, gas and dark matter) come in three main flavors: spirals, ellipticals and irregulars. Yet each flavor has its own distinguishing characteristic.

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us bec...

Bruno Mars, Pitbull And 33 Other Stars' Real Names Revealed

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.27.2015 | Latino Voices

It's common practice for entertainers to change their given names for the stage and screen, and some of our favorite Hispanic stars are no except...

Showered with Stars

Donna Henes | Posted 08.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

On the nights of August 11 and 12 weather permitting, we will be able to see the Perseid meteor showers -- the year's best with up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak.

'Blue Hook' Star Mystery Finally Solved

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza & David Freeman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Science

Astronomers may have just solved a mystery 10 billion years in the making. It has to do with so-called "blue hook" stars, which have less than hal...

The Upper Peninsula Is Totally Underrated, And Here's Proof

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.03.2015 | Travel

In Marquette, a remote Michigan beach town further north than some parts of Canada, the only thing more enchanting and boundless than the views of Lak...

Brightest Planets Meet on Tuesday

Dean Regas | Posted 06.26.2015 | Science
Dean Regas

You've probably seen them in the evening: two suspiciously bright lights in the western sky. What are they? Planes? UFOs? No, they're the two brightest planets and they're heading for a dramatic conjunction Tuesday night.

Astronomers See Signs Of Universe's Earliest Stars

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Science

With help from giant telescopes on the ground and in space, astronomers have detected what may be some of the first stars ever to have formed in the u...

You Just Kinda Wasted My Precious Time: Dylan's Cold Apperance on Letterman a Let-Down

Lauren Daley | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

If my dad or mom calls me after 11 p.m., my first thought is not emergency, but that one of them just found either Bob Dylan or Neil Young on TV. We Daleys are a proud Dylan-and-Young-loving people.

Project Runway's Helen Castillo and Her No-Frills Take on Fashion

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style
Lauren Kruczyk

Recently, Helen Castillo of "Project Runway All Stars" visited Houston for the Vanity event at Henke and Pillot--a fashion event featuring local models, a cocktail hour, live entertainment, giveaways and a runway show viewing with designers.

Hypnotic Northern Lights Time-Lapse Captured Over 2 Magical Nights in Alaska

DL Cade | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
DL Cade

The Northern Lights -- or Aurora Borealis, or Polar Spirits, or whatever you'd like to call it -- is far up my bucket list. Like really far up. So far up I often have dreams of standing in the middle of a frozen landscape, completely alone, looking up at this celestial display, awestruck.

This Is The Fastest Star Ever Seen In Our Galaxy

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.17.2015 | Science

Almost a decade after its discovery, astronomers have learned that a compact star dubbed US 708 is moving faster than any other star ever observed in...

What Sunset Would Look Like If The Sun Were Swapped With Other Stars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.05.2015 | Science

Ah, sunset. We've all enjoyed the sublime moment when the Earth spins on its axis and the sinking sun fills the sky with brilliant color. But what ...

11 Things You'd Never Guess About L.A.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Los Angeles is the "City of Angels," but it may as well be called the "City of Secrets." And we're not just talking about deals brokered in secret in Hollywood boardrooms--L.A. also has plenty of history and things to do that goes beyond Tinseltown.

Lonely Little Galaxy Discovered By International Team Of Astronomers

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science

The Milky Way's neighborhood is a bit more crowded than we thought. Using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a Russian-American team of astro...

The 7 Best Spots on Earth for Stargazing

Shermans Travel | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Here are seven stargazing sites, all recognized by the International Dark Sky Association for their inky-black nights, that offer stellar views of the heavens above.

Merger Of Giant Stars May Bring Vast Explosion

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Science

Twins can be close, and that goes for stars as well as people. In some cases, stars get so close that they merge--and new research by astronomers in S...

Strange Galaxy Has Astronomers Scratching Their Heads

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Science

Spiral galaxies like our Milky Way (a barred spiral galaxy) are nothing special--in fact, they're the most common type of galaxy. But astronomers are ...

Why The 'Body-Positive' Lammily Doll Is Anything But

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Style
Nikki Gloudeman

I hate to criticize Lammily -- the new "normal" looking doll for little girls -- as challenging the all-mighty Barbie and her size negative-four standards is a commendable act. That said... I'm about to criticize Lammily.

The American InstaDream -- Fame Over Talent?

Mich Cardin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Mich Cardin

Is it better to be void of all talent but be famous, than be full of talent and an unknown? In America, the answer is yes. Or at least that's what society teaches us.

Why It's Important To Keep Your Eyes On The Stars

Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living

With the partial solar eclipse just behind us (or as some refer to it, "the moon taking a bite out of the sun") why not -- while we're on this metapho...

How Bra Designers Boosted America's Astronauts (And Other Surprising Space Stories)

Posted 06.09.2015 | Science

It only took us 200,000 years. In the 200,000 years of homo sapiens, we poked around down here a bit and then marched off our blue-quilted rock to...

Jessica Goodman

Stars Just Wants To Make 'Stupid Profound Pop Music' | Jessica Goodman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Entertainment

It was 6:00 p.m. on a Monday night and Stars got into a bit of a fight on stage. The band had just ended an intimate gig at Rockwood Music Hall on the...

David Freeman

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way | David Freeman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science

There are a lot of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the ...