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Plastic: Environmental Enemy #2

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

With ghost nets, the carnage is repeated over and over again -- sinking when heavy with dead marine life, but once it has decomposed, the nets float back up to the surface, and the grisly process is repeated.

5 Tragic Drink Fads From Decades Past

Liquor.com | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

It seems like almost every decade of the past century has seen an unfortunate trend take hold, starting, most notably, in the 1950s.

Guarding Your Focus Against Shiny Object Syndrome

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Shiny Object Syndrome is the habit that entrepreneurs fall into of enthusiastically chasing what is new without regard for how it will shift focus, change priorities or cost precious cash, time, effort, energy and focus.

WATCH: The Awful Trend Started By 'Coyote Ugly'

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 04.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When "Coyote Ugly" premiered in 2000, it quickly became a box office success. But the movie was also responsible for launching a fashion trend that th...

Why Do Fads Fade? The Inevitable Death of Flappy Bird

Nir Eyal | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Nir Eyal

Given the meteoric success and subsequent decline of other games like Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds, and FarmVille, perhaps the death of Flappy Bird was more than a rash decision. Perhaps it was a mercy killing?

Yes, You Can Lose Weight Eating Nothing But McDonald's, But That's Not the Point

Andy Bellatti | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Privilege is ultimately front and center here. Mr. Cisna could have stopped his fast-food diet at any point. Many Americans, however, are beholden to unhealthy eating out of necessity. We owe it to them to help build a healthier food system, rather than hold up fast-food chains as beacons of health while simultaneously chastising individuals for making "bad choices."

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.

The Picky Eating Science of Sitting With the Cool Kid

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic | Posted 02.20.2013 | Parents
Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

if you have a cool friend and that cool friend brings some weird food to lunch and likes it, you'll probably want to try it.

The New, New Black

Paul_Johnson | Posted 11.23.2012 | Comedy
Paul_Johnson

I hear 40 is the new 30. I also hear 35 is the new 25 as measured by accrued net worth. I hear 20 is the new seventh grade in turms of speling abilitee. I hear 13 is the new fetus.

The Snuggie And 10 Other Surprising Product Fads

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.22.2012 | Small Business

What does it take to make a hit product? If past fads are any indication, it takes a little bit of everything: a dash of inspiration, the swell of a s...

12-Year-Old Boy Badly Injured After Dangerous Game Burns Cross On His Back

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

One 12-year-old boy from Pittsburgh, Penn., sustained second-degree burns on his back after engaging in a dangerous new teen fad with his brother and ...

The False Epidemic of Childhood Bipolar Disorder

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

Childhood bipolar disorder used to be vanishingly rare, but has recently become far too common -- in just 15 years, rates have jumped an amazing 40-fold.

Are Food Trucks a Fad?

Ross Resnick | Posted 11.12.2011 | Home
Ross Resnick

According to a recent study by Technomic, a food focused market research firm, 91% of respondents in their recent study said food trucks are here to stay.

SLIDESHOW: What Will Be The Next New Planking?

Posted 09.13.2011 | Comedy

Don't get us wrong, we love it when the entire Internet loses its collective mind. But this planking thing is out of control. It seems like every few ...

STREET ART: Paint-Dripped Shoes Chronicle Years Of Graffiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

While most people would consider spray paint covered shoes "ruined," graffiti artist Ozkar Gorgias takes a different perspective; his newest project i...

FDA Cracks Down On Fat-Melting Shots

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on what are billed as fat-melting injections used in spas across the U.S., saying...

Susan Boyle's Success is Not In Spite of Her Looks

Jacob Dickerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jacob Dickerman

Susan Boyle does not succeed in spite of her looks, as the Hollywood story we all want to make her out of would suggest, but because of them.

"Fat Shots" Offer Quick Fix To Feeling Heavy

New York Times | NATASHA SINGER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CONTROVERSIAL new procedures in cosmetic medicine, like genital rejuvenation or buttock implant surgery, tend to take hold on the West or East Coasts ...