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Surviving the First Year of Grief

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of my mom's death. That means I've endured many of the difficult "firsts" that grievers dread -- first birthdays, holidays, and school events. This one-year mark also signifies that I've learned how to live in a world without my mom in it.

WATCH: How This Explorer Survived Months Of Darkness Trekking To The North Pole

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Meet the first person who circumnavigated the equator and Arctic Circle and traversed the entire length of South America and the Amazon River -- all ...

5 Crazy Things Not Even Pilots Will Not Tell You About Airplane 'Safety'

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

There's quite a few things pilots won't tell you about airplane safety. Things that you'd actually want to know. Things that could save your life. Things that could mean the difference between staying alive... and dying. So, here now: five crazy ass things pilots will not tell you about airplane "safety."

JC Penney, Your "Tagline" Is Inside Out

Stephanie Michele | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

When I first heard JCPenney's new tagline "When it Fits, You Feel it," I was reminded of why I don't "fit" JCPenney. It is the same reason why I belie...

How to Survive the Great Indian Chaos

Ketaki Desai | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Ketaki Desai

It is important to remember that there is a lot more to India than the craziness one experiences, if one has the desire and the patience to look for it.

Stranded Ice Road Trucker Survives 30-Below Temps

Cindy Tansin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News
Cindy Tansin

While there was still enough warmth to move his fingers, he took his blankets and set up a makeshift whelen lean-to in his sleeper. Instead of a fire, he had two Walmart glass jar candles that he set up at the bottom of the opening.

My Cousin: The 'U-Boat' Who Survived Beneath Nazi Horrors

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"What do you call someone who can speak three languages?" I said I didn't know. "Trilingual," he quipped. "What do you call someone who can speak two ...

Terra Nova -- New Earth

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 03.25.2014 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

Awakening is a topic fraught with dilemmas. It resists analysis, but is utterly basic and simple. We thirst for it intensely, yet we are afraid to lea...

The 5 Stages of Coping With Loss -- No Matter How Small

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 03.15.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

One of the greatest lessons of Buddhism is that of impermanence -- that what comes into one's life will, at some point, leave. I'm not saying that we all have to embrace the teaching of Buddhism, but there is wisdom in this train of thought.

Surviving a Water Landing

Bobby Laurie | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

The fact remains, eight passengers made it out of an airplane that crashed in the ocean, and one of them was willing to talk to me about it.

Female Survival Mindset

Avital Zeisler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

I'm sure most of us can recall a time when we felt that we had managed to avoid a potentially violent incident and breathed a little sigh of relief. Rather than hoping we are one of the lucky ones (and not a statistic), we must act and take control of our own safety.

10 Things Death Can Teach

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Cassie Premo Steele

When I was studying Mexican literature in graduate school, I learned about the Days of the Dead, which were celebrated just a few days ago. While most people here in the United States rarely celebrate death, I have come to learn that there are many lessons that death can teach.

Millions of Seeds Saved for Humanity

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

Should a natural disaster strike, or should human error launch a cataclysmic event (on purpose or not), the vault would act as a safe-deposit box containing the seeds no longer available in traditional seed banks.

What We Really Fight About When We Fight About Money

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Because the subject of money can be so highly charged, it is a formidable challenge to stay in dialogue with a partner in a respectful responsible way. For some couples, it may require a great many conversations over time to set policies in place that are mutually satisfying.

How to Eat -- and Eat Well -- After the Zombie Apocalypse

Bon Appetit | Posted 10.28.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Not only how to survive Doomsday, but how to thrive afterward.

Awakening

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 12.25.2013 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

Awakening means allowing a growing awareness of our essential connection to all life, to the universe itself, to gradually prevail, as our primary navigational device, as the lens through which we see the world. This can be the only true fix.

Zombie Years

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Zombies are, insofar as I understand their biological classification, undead. They aren't entirely dead, but they certainly aren't fully alive either. That sounds a lot like life with a serious chronic disease. When one's life no longer involves pleasure or the pursuit of interests, it is something of a half-life.

5 Survival Tips From the Real Slim Shady

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 12.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

Less than 12 hours after its digital release, Eminem's latest video, "Survival," boasts over 196,000 likes and thousands more views and shares.

12 Tips for Surviving Personal Crisis

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rayanne Thorn

When a crisis looms or drops in your lap, you will be better able to tackle it if you have been taking care of yourself -- giving back to you. Never forget how much you matter. You cannot fully give to others, including your work, if you haven't taken care of yourself.

Perspective: Bitter Or Better

Jim Moret | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

What should have been the tragic end of two lives is instead an incredible beginning of a brand new journey.

Reinventing the Apocalypse: Gary Lemons Streams Collective Consciousness With Poetry (Part 2)

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.16.2013 | Books
Russell C. Smith

His current collection of poems, "Snake," imagines a post-apocalypse Earth long after the extinction of the human race where a character that embodies all of the feelings, thoughts and emotions of our entire civilization when it no longer exists.

Best Way To Survive A Lightning Strike Is Not What You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.12.2013 | Science

Though there are about 25 million lightning strikes a year, being struck is rare. In fact, you have about a 1-in-1,000,000 chance of getting hit. That...

BACK AGAIN

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment

Shady's back, tell a friend. Eminem released his first new song in years today, debuting "Survival" as a part of a video game commercial. The new ...

Is (Yucky) Algae the Future of Biofuels?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

The world's algae can provide a reliable and efficient source of power and energy, without the side effects that other fuels have on our environment, and on our wallet.

10 Things Everyone Should Be Able to Do, or Learn to If They Don't

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sidonie Sawyer

Change a tire: easy you say, whoa, not so fast, some cars are better equipped than others, so the first thing to do is to make sure you have all the proper tools in your vehicle, meaning a trip to an auto care shop.