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Lifestyle Medicine: Have Hammer, See Nails, Seeking Spoon

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Famously, when you have a hammer, you tend to see nails everywhere you look. As president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, then, perhaps it's no surprise that I see opportunity to apply this remedy everywhere I look. Lifestyle medicine is my hammer.

Getting Attention in Today's Social Media Tower of Babel

Lee Traupel | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

One of our greatest challenges working with clients is getting their attention, let alone their target market demographics. Some see this shiny mark...

Nightmare Nanny: Revenge on a Craigslist Scammer

Courtney Perry | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Perry

I used to hear stories about people who have been scammed on Craigslist and I'd think, "What idiots! How can people fall for such obvious hoaxes?" I can now classify myself as one of those idiots.

What Makes Life Worth Living? Take a Moment to Ask

Miroslav Volf | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Miroslav Volf

Various forces bigger than ourselves -- perhaps most of all marketing and pop culture - shape our goals without us realizing it, guiding our lives for us, often in directions that, were we to think about it, we would want to resist. Life becomes, for instance, a series of consumer decisions based on our preferences for this or that experience, or a mad race for some vaguely-defined "success."

How Burn-Out Saved My Life

Giuliana Cortese | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Giuliana Cortese

Every action, whether it be writing an article, applying for a job or snacking on an apple, is worthy of being embraced, enjoyed and savored for what it is. When we choose to live life this way, each moment becomes saturated with meaning.

Six of the World's Best Sights in Skiing

Liftopia | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

I've developed an additional criteria for a great ski trip. It's what I call the "surreal factor," something one ski area offers that no others do -- hopefully something weird, something wacky.

9 Things You've Done That Are Harder Than Starting a Business

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 08.25.2014 | Small Business
Jeff Steinmann

As the world has become more complex, the logistics of exchanging value have become more complicated. But ordinary people do things every day that are way harder. If you've made it through any of these things, you've got what it takes.

5 Secrets To Lasting Lifestyle Change

Lorie Eber | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

Being healthy in this setting is a Sisyphean hurdle, one that requires 24/7 diligence. Sometimes you'll feel like you're in a rip current. While this is a formidable challenge, it is doable, and it trumps feeling lousy, living on meds, and eventually dealing with chronic illness.

What I Learned Internet-Stalking Lauren Bacall Pictures

Ada Polla | Posted 08.21.2014 | Style
Ada Polla

All the while internet-stalking this amazing woman, I thought about what she taught us about style -- beyond "The Look." To me, she symbolizes sensuality over sexuality, casual elegance over self-conscious self-curation.

The Phone Call

Yoky Matsuoka | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology
Yoky Matsuoka

This Labor Day marks one year from the scary phone call I received. It took me this long to finally be able to face the facts and write it down.

Love-Ability Factor

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

True love-ability is an attitude. It's a way of being. It's the way you show up in the world. And because it's not based on the reactions of others, it is the deepest security, created from the only thing in life you can totally control, i.e. your own spirit.

Planning an International Bachelorette Trip? Santorini, Greece Inspiration Here

Leora Novick | Posted 08.19.2014 | Style
Leora Novick

With Santorini providing the most magnificent backdrop, we decided to create photos and memories that we would never forget. For the actual bachelorette night, all of us bridesmaids donned white dresses and flower crowns,while the bride to be stood out in pink.

The Delights of Our Lives

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

We're swimming, breathing, being in delight. We meet people we admire; we brush space with strangers who grow into friends; we revel in the things...

What It Really Feels Like To Be A Childfree Woman

Bri Seeley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Bri Seeley

At the age of 24 I began to ask my doctors if I could be sterilized. Year after year at my annual exam I would state my case -- each year unchanged from the previous year. At each visit my physician told me that I was too young, what if I changed my mind? But the reality was that I didn't change my mind.

Why Your Safe Zone Is Keeping You From Pursuing Your Ideas

Mike Liguori | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Mike Liguori

Why do we fear risk? What keeps us from living out the things we want most? The safe zone. It is why that new business idea you've been thinking a...

Smashing Through the Writer's Block

Laura M. Artis | Posted 08.14.2014 | Books
Laura M. Artis

Just as you start getting into the swing of things, daydream of marrying words into paper forever at your leisure -somewhere on a remote beach -- suddenly, you run into the Armageddon of all problems -- writer's block.

5 Surprising Things That Happen When You Stop Expecting Achievements to Make You Happy

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Here's the best part: When you detach happiness from achievement, these five things that happen are the key ingredients to success. Disconnecting happiness from achievement is the best way to achieve anything.

Essential Steps to Success in Life

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact
Anush Kostanyan

We only have to seize them and be open for accepting the amazing gifts of life. The steps below will help you go forward to your greatest dreams and feel the glory of true success.

5 Ski Resort Beer Festivals Not to Miss

Liftopia | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Ski resorts offer large open venues, great views, and a population of eager enthusiasts (AKA skiers) ready to knock back a few pints.

How I Overcame Acute Anxiety and Crippling Depression

Maria X. Liu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria X. Liu

I can't emphasize enough how important it is to really know what your body and mind are trying to tell you. We're all here for our own individual purpose, and if you don't listen to it and only treat these signs as symptoms of a disease that you treat purely through external remedies, you'll have lost yourself in the process.

Life: An Inside Job

Lauren Galley | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

Life's an "Inside Job" that begins and ends with our innermost thoughts and emotions. My generation is bombarded with sound bites and media that often causes us to lose perception of the reality of life in Hollywood.

Stylish Ways to Decorate With White

Domino | Posted 08.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

White is crisp, clean, and extremely powerful. Often underestimated. That is, until it has its chance to shine. Get inspired by the many breathtaking sides that this rich and creamy color can offer to a home.

Can Embracing Cultural Differences Make You a Better Person?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

After 13 years living overseas, we sometimes forget to acknowledge these differences... these cultural anomalies that make up our national identities.

How to Build the Ultimate Shot Ski

Liftopia | Posted 08.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
Liftopia

This particular instrument of revelry (or torture, depending on your height) is possibly the second best use for a ski and an excellent way to immortalize those classic boards that you just can't seem to part with.

Childfree By Choice: How Women are Redefining Tomorrow's Family

Faith Popcorn | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Faith Popcorn

Millennial-focused media is just beginning to recognize this emerging mindset and celebrities are popularizing and glamorizing this path, too, with powerful women like Chelsea Handler, Zooey Deschanel and Cameron Diaz leading the charge.