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You May Need to Replace Your Sunglasses More Often Than You Think

Health.com | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

Even if you love your current sunglasses, you still might need a new pair of shades. It seems sunglasses' UV protection may deteriorate over time, and current industry tests are not sufficient for determining how long it's safe to wear them, according to a study from Brazil.

Why Your Office Needs More Nature

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

He notes that most companies and interior designers pay scant attention to nature and sunlight exposure, or neglect them in order to keep costs down. But, he suggests, if we want to improve well-being at work, we may want to look at environmental factors more closely.

Getting Grounded

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

I was fine until I got sick. Isn't that always how it goes? It was nothing serious, mind you... just that plague-y cough and flu thing that's going a...

6 Green Tips to Help Improve Your Winter Mood

Dorit Sasson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Dorit Sasson

There are things we can do to avoid getting trapped in our winter doldrums and are eco-friendly at the same time. Here are six green techniques that can improve your mood each winter.

7 Ways to Making Your Living Room More Energy Efficient and Cozier

Dorit Sasson | Posted 02.16.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dorit Sasson

Make your living room, one of the places we spend a lot of time in, feel more welcoming and energy efficient without turning up the thermostat with these four cost-effective ideas.

7 Medical Myths Debunked

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

If you consider each of these myths individually, you'll find that the "common sense" answer is almost always the right answer. It is amusing to note, though, that sensible answers are not always common.

Weird Ways to Cope With Winter

Ella Jameson | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Ella Jameson

With so many holidays, it's one of the busiest and most enjoyable times of the year, but the cold weather and long nights can lead to all kinds of mental and physical health issues. That's why it's important to pay extra attention to your health over winter.

Open Letter to Deniers of Transgender Existence

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I have learned to let the light shine into my soul. Believe as you choose, but please do not block the light. It is very important to my ability to exist in this world. If I don't receive the light, I can not share the light with the world.

With Its Last Sunset Until August, the Season of Perpetual Daylight Begins in Barrow, Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.12.2016 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

It's out of the darkness and into perpetual light for the community of Barrow. The northernmost community in the United States saw the sun rise at 2:37 a.m. Monday, and it won't set again until 2:09 a.m. Aug. 2.

Saving Daylight

Donna Henes | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Donna Henes

Daylight Savings Time is thought to be an effective way to cut back on the use of energy. The theory is that energy use and the demand for electricity for lighting homes is directly related to the times when people go to bed at night and rise in the morning. A good percentage of energy consumed by lighting and appliances occurs in the evening, when families are home.

Slimming Sunlight?

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

Our bodies evolved to love the sunshine, not to hide from it. So it's only natural that we need a little dose of this natural medicine every day.

Sunlight Is Way Older Than You Think!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

The zippy eight-minute jaunt from the Sun to Earth is the very last part of a much longer journey that started in the dense core of the Sun thousands of years ago!

Tending to Your Classroom Garden

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

As an educator, my outdoor experience gives me much time to reflect about our true passion, engaging and inspiring children. To that end, different aspects of the gardening experience conjure up key aspects of child growth and development.

Say It So You Lift Your Spirits

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Even non-Scandinavians and optimists can feel their moods dampen during the dark of night. Luckily there are some easy ways to lift your spirits. Here...

LOOK: The Benefits Of Brightness

Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- of course. GPS For The Soul can help you fi...

Winter Blues and How to Make New Year's Resolutions Stick

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Why do we seem so incapable of accomplishing a goal that we set for ourselves and truly desire? Part of the answer has to do with timing. Winter is not an ideal season to successfully execute big changes.

11 Sun-Free Ways To Soak Up Vitamin D

Health.com | Ella Quittner | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living

Vitamin D is essential for bone health. Recent research suggests it may have other benefits, too, such as protecting against colds and fighting depres...

Realizing the Shared Vision Is Up to Us

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Pelosi

I'm excited by the new venture: as long as HuffPost and AOL's shared vision imagines creative contrarian content, this site will flourish. But that will depend as much on the community as it does the leadership.

It's The Money, Stupid

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Before we can achieve major reforms like Medicare, education, fiscal, and energy policy reform, we must first reform the way money enters our political campaigns.

Protect Your Breasts With Vitamin D

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

A study conducted by Cedric Garland and other researchers determined that women with vitamin D levels above 52 ng/ml have half the risk of developing breast cancer as those with 13 ng/ml.

Constant Sunlight: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Yahoo! News | Fri May 8, 10:59 Am ET | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Too much sunlight in places like Greenland where long summer days often cause insomnia appears more likely to drive a person to suicide, Swedish resea...

10 Phrases That Will Shape Politics In '09

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

"Yes we can" -- three little words whose iconic status will take up a well-deserved spot for posterity alongside "I have a dream." Yep, 2008 was a big year -- but what can we expect in 2009?

Vitamin D: If You Can't Get It From Sun, Take The Pill

Dr. Soram Khalsa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soram Khalsa

If you live north of 37 degrees latitude (approximately a line drawn horizontally connecting Norfolk, VA to San Francisco, CA) sunlight is not sufficient to create Vitamin D in your skin in the winter months, even if you are sitting in the sun in a bathing suit on a warm January day!