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Convinced That Everything Would Be Better if You Were Skinnier?

Jenn Hand | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

You don't need to be thinner to enjoy a sunset, to bask in the warmth of summer nights, to have a good laugh with your best friend, and to take a peaceful walk in nature. See if you can tap into your happiness now. Not 20 pounds from now.

Why the 21-Day Fix Was Not for Me

Kait Sawyer | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kait Sawyer

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past six months, you've heard of Beachbody's 21-Day Fix. Who DOESN'T want to be "fixed" in 21 days (ugh...

Your Healthiest Thanksgiving

Alan Christianson | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Many are under the false impression that Thanksgiving foods are inherently unhealthy. With a couple of really easy adjustments, this could be one of your best and healthiest meals of the whole year. Here are my favorite little tricks for some of the top Thanksgiving foods.

The Power of Well-Being for the Professional Overachiever

Julie Lynn Brazitis | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Lynn Brazitis

The lesson I have learned this year is that focusing on well-being is the most vital step to achieving sustainable success -- and that regardless of circumstance and choices made in the past, it is never too late to be transformed.

4 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Healthier

Rupa Mehta | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Don't let the title misguide you. This isn't a post about cooking low-sodium turkey, sugar-free cranberry sauce, or gluten-free apple pie for your feast. We're talking about a healthier Thanksgiving that's fun, fit, and emotionally light.

Give Love a Try: Pear Edition

Geoff Johnston | Posted 11.24.2014 | Taste
Geoff Johnston

Simply put, if you're not already in love with pears, you should be.

6 Alternative Flours For Gluten-Free Baking

SELF | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about what kinds of treats to bake this year. But if you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, you have to pay a little closer attention to what ingredients you use. When regular all-purpose flour isn't an option, try these six alternatives for gluten-free baking.

3 Tips to Blast the Holiday Bulge

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Ho, ho, ho... yep, it's that time of year again. This year I'm inviting you to do your holidays differently, though. Instead of more sugar, stress, ...

Start Where You Are

Sister Jenna | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Do you ever look into the future by starting with where you are? There's a saying, "As it is for you right now, well that's your tomorrow." This is...

The Importance of Loving Your Self

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

Treat your self with kindness and love, and you will find that same kindness and love surrounding you. You will eventually notice the negative behavior occurring around you and choose to remove yourself from harmful relationships.

Make Everything More Fun!

Erin Cox | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

From the monotonous routine of maintaining a home, to your workouts, parenting, and your work life, this question can be transformational.

Turkey With Olives And Tzatziki? Why A Mediterranean Thanksgiving Can Improve Your Health

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When the Mediterranean diet began making the rounds in the health and diet world, it immediately caught my attention. Could a traditional diet increase vitality, health, and lower the risk of heart disease or other medical conditions? Do we now have a reason to eat more Greek salads, olives and hummus?

WATCH: The Truth About Temporary 'Vacation Boobs'

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Breast enhancements are one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States, but now women won't even have to go under the knife to go up ...

A Fall Favorite: Arugula, Spinach, Pomegranate and Quinoa Salad

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2014 | Taste
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The recipe is more greens than grain, but you can change the greens to quinoa ratio for a heartier dish.

Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong

Sharon Sevrens | Posted 11.21.2014 | Taste
Sharon Sevrens

It never ceases to amaze me when I hear of someone turning down a glass of wine because of the carbs.

On This Great American Smokeout: Let's Finish It

Robin Koval | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Koval

While products like e-cigarettes may offer current adult smokers a path to quit, nicotine consumption has no place in the lives of young people.

Top 10 Steps to Quit Smoking

Amanda L. Graham, PhD | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Graham, PhD

Nicotine addiction is a tough battle and often takes multiple quit attempts until you finally quit for good. In observance of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, which takes place today, here are the top 10 steps you can take to quit.

Be an Enthusiastic Inspiration to Others

Amanda Gore | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

When you have to complete a task that you have, up until now, found tedious, become enthusiastic about finishing it. You'll be amazed at how much more quickly the time passes.

Taking Yoga to Government

Sister Jenna | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Sister Jenna

I wonder if world leaders observing this call to greater awareness are also waking up to a new dimension of leadership, for both themselves and those they've been tasked with leading.

Stop Working Yourself Harder: 3 Steps to Working Yourself Better

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Even if you could make it through your to-do list in a given day, this is not a competition. There is no prize for completing your to-do list. And, even if you successfully crossed off every numbered item on your list in a given day, you will be met with another list the very next morning. The thing is, not everything on your to-do list should be done.

The Muscle in Chocolate Milk

Penny Love | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

I've never heard the words "chocolate milk" and "exercise" in the same sentence until recently. But research implies that drinking one cup of low-fat ...

The Lamest Excuses for Not Exercising, and How to Overcome Them

The Active Times | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

We've rounded up a list of the most common (and if we're all honest, the lamest) excuses for not exercising, and we called on the help of several fitness experts to find out how to crush them.

Mom, 19 Years Later

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

We have a duty to our country and future generations to work towards turning around the grim statistics of sharply increasing incidences of cancer. We need increased resources for information, education and policies to help protect individuals, families and communities from cancer.

These Texas Doctors Prove That Jews And Muslims Can Achieve Great Things By Working Together

Houston Chronicle | Karen Chen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion

In a collaboration that's being called the first of its kind in the country, Muslim and Jewish doctors joined forces Sunday to provide free medical sc...

My 'Arianna Huffington Wakeup Call'

Shampa Bagchi | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Shampa Bagchi

Thanks to leaders like Arianna Huffington who are lending their own life experience to sound the alarm bell for overworked, exhausted, love-my-work, head-buried-in-sand people like us. But an alarm bell is only as good as our response to it.