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What Do You Think About? Maybe It's Time to Take Out the Trash

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

Have you watched the news recently and just been depressed when it ended? I was recently looking at the headlines and remembered again why I don't spend much time there. I sure don't find many stories that make my life richer.

What I Would Do If My Foot Caught Fire

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If my foot caught fire, I would just go ahead and fetch a pail of water. Soldiering past the want of randomized clinical trials on the topic, and weirdly wonderful fad approaches would test me sorely, but I think I could deal with it.

You Won't Click Past The Headline -- But You Should

Akhila Satish | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Akhila Satish

The past two weeks, I have argued that the headlines of mainstream media stories on science are misleading the public and doing science a disservice. In my critique, I have often wondered if people are only reading the headlines.

The Gravity of Misinformation

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The recent concentration of misleading media hooey about health has been excruciating, but the problem is perennial. I trust I needn't make the case that you are under constant assault by distorted, contorted, titillating, and insipid headlines.

Severe Obesity? Let 'Em Eat Kale!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We need to reorient our cultural attitude about obesity so it is not an excuse to argue the respective merits of personal responsibility and public policy. Rather, if we are to fix it at its origins, we need to acknowledge that people who are empowered are most capable, and most inclined, to exercise responsibility.

5 Happy Headlines That Will Make You Believe In Humanity

goodnet.org | Posted 04.03.2014 | Good News

Reading or watching the news can be a difficult task, and before turning on the computer or TV, one has to prepare for a barrage of difficult and not-...

Another Dollop of (About, Actually) Butter

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In the aftermath of his commentary about butter in the New York Times, Mark Bittman and I -- along with several others, including Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian from Harvard, one of the authors of the study that set this all in motion -- were invited to discuss the health effects of butter on the NPR program, "On Point," this morning.

The New Dietary Fat Study: What You Will Hear and What It Really Means

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No, it is not suddenly good to eat more saturated fat -- and the new study grabbing headlines showed no such thing. The study, a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine, shows the following two things in particular: (1) you cannot get a good answer to a bad question; and (2) there is more than one way to eat badly.

Are They Even Talking About The Same Story?

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media

Most media organizations took to Twitter and mobile alerts to report that Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed an Arizona bill that would have allowed businesse...

Sweet Heart, You Suck

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, epidemiology has given "sweetheart" a whole new meaning with a study demonstrating an association between sugar intake and heart disease.

Knee Jerk Headlines and The Captain and Tennille

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 03.26.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Rinkus

Staying married for any length of time can be challenging. A union that lasts for nearly 40 years is like winning the lottery. We should all be so lucky.

11 Headlines We'd Like To See In 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Here's a fun exercise: Imagine a perfect 2014 -- not just for yourself, but for the rest of the world. What does it look like? No hateful picketing...

What Headlines Would Look Like If We Lived in a Mathematically Literate World

Ben Orlin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
Ben Orlin

2013-12-04-300HL7.jpg Our World: Still No Scientific Consensus on Global Warming Mathematically Literate World: Still 90 Percent Scientific Consensus on Global Warming

Cookies, Cocaine, and Culture

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

The need for Oreos to be indicted of war crimes before we acknowledge we are eating too many of them, and foods like them, says something profoundly disturbing about our culture. How bad is bad enough?

Iraq Invades the United States

Eduardo Galeano | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
Eduardo Galeano

Many civilians, most of them women and children, were killed or maimed. No one knows how many, because tradition dictates tabulating the losses suffered by invading troops and prohibits counting victims among the invaded population.

Jason Linkins

Boston Bombing Headlines: Marathon Tragedy Felt Across Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.16.2013 | Media

Across the country this morning, we're waking up to headlines from Bangor, Maine, to Honolulu, Hawaii, expressing our sense of loss, sadness and anger...

LOOK: 18 News Headlines That Just Need To Happen

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 02.20.2013 | Good News

Ever wondered what HuffPost's front page would look like if we lived in a perfect world? Yup, we did too. So we came up with these. Enjoy! ...

What's With All The Naughty Pun Headlines?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.19.2013 | Media

We love a naughty headline now and then, but last week college newspapers might have pushed the limit. LSU's The Daily Reveille celebrated the sch...

Bless the Subject Field

Kyle Jarrard | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology
Kyle Jarrard

I believe the empty subject field is a product of either haste or laziness, or both.

These Headlines Are Unbelievable

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.18.2013 | Media

In 2010, Washington Post writer Gene Weingarten lamented about the damage that digital media had done to headlines. No longer, he wrote, could they be...

'Huh?' Health Headline Of The Week: Michelle Obama Gets Up How Early To Work Out?

Posted 08.24.2012 | Healthy Living

This week, Michelle Obama told iVillage that she often wakes up at 4:30 a.m. or 5 a.m. to exercise so she can get her sweat session out of the way bef...

'Huh?' Health Headline Of The Week: Paul Ryan's P90X Workout

Posted 08.17.2012 | Healthy Living

This week, picking a 'Huh?' Health Headline Of The Week was a piece of cake, since the health-o-sphere was buzzing with talk over newly-designated vic...

21 Vintage Women's Mag Headlines You'd Never See Today

BuzzFeed | Posted 08.15.2012 | Women

Including 1969's “My Long Night in a Singles' Bar” and 1983's “Mel Gibson, Australia's Exciting New Star. Veddy Sexy.” 1. ...

'Huh?' Health Headline Of The Week: Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women

Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Not every health headline is an announcement of a life-altering new medical procedure, a science-heavy disease explanation or a love letter to kale. ...

Responsible Headlines

David Johnson | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
David Johnson

As news media grapples with shifting audiences and new competition for attention, headlines need to grab attention to draw page views. But they must also be clear, truthful and accurate.