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Selfies And Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

The strong response to the photo reflects the nation's ambivalence about our collective obsession with taking pictures of ourselves in order to record every moment of our lives. What ever happened to being present?

How Selfies Can Help Your Body Image

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Ever since Oxford Dictionaries named "selfie" 2013's word of the year, there's been a lot of discussion about the true meaning behind taking such a ph...

Before You Post Your Next Selfie, Read This: 3 Tips for Face Flattering Photos

Heather Hummel | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

So you say you're not photogenic? That the camera puts on unwanted pounds? Or you're just too camera shy? From the Facebook news feeds I see, this isn't the case anymore. People are photographing themselves in selfies and group photos and are sharing them all over social media.

Why You Just Can't Help But Selfie

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

We do it from the mundane comfort of our bedrooms and offices and to commemorate special occasions, like a beach vacation or the high school prom. It ...

What's in an Image, Mr. President?

Jill A. Carpenter | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Jill A. Carpenter

You want to get your candidate elected? Let people take photos. Lots of photos. You want to leave a lasting legacy of goodwill, Mr. President? Set photographers free.

Do You See Me?

Amanda Magee | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Where are we if we're judged for having things look too perfect, but then don't want to be in the pictures if we're less than perfect?

They Just Blew Our Minds

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.12.2013 | Comedy

The selfie guy is back with a "super-selfie" -- with his dad. This is just too ridiculous to not love. Now go try and mimic this dance (exactly)...

The Handshake Would Have Made Mandela Smile

Scott Blakeman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

If any handshake critics had bothered to actually listen to President Obama's speech, they would have heard why the handshake was not only appropriate but it was something that Mandela himself would smile upon.

Why You Won't Ever See Amy Poehler Taking A Selfie

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.10.2013 | Celebrity

Comedian Amy Poehler sat down with Paper Magazine to discuss, among other things, her distaste for social media and the famed selfie. "The amount ...

The Truth About My 'Perfect' Life

Dani Shapiro | Posted 02.08.2014 | Women
Dani Shapiro

Do any of us have perfect lives? Or do we carefully curate our public personas, keeping our true selves safe, hidden from view?

Are Selfies Just A Digital Vehicle For 'Fat Talk'?

Leah Berkenwald | Posted 02.07.2014 | Women
Leah Berkenwald

While some use selfies to subvert dominant paradigms, many young women are using selfies in a manner that, like fat talk, extols the thin-ideal and Western beauty paradigm, continues the normalization of body image dissatisfaction, and reinforces the idea that you must self-denigrate in order to fit in and receive positive affirmations from your friends.

Bianca Bosker

New 'Selfie-Help' Apps Are Making All Your Friends Better Looking Than You

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.15.2013 | Technology

A few weeks ago, a friend posted a “#carselfie” to Instagram. It was a beautiful photo -- she peered up at the camera from under a beanie and look...

This Is (Probably) The World's First Selfie

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.06.2013 | Technology

Here's a filter Instagram doesn't have: mid-19th century silver-plated daguerreotype. That was Robert Cornelius' choice when he took what is believ...

Proof That Selfies Are Evil

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology

2013 was very much the year of the selfie, for better or worse. (Worse.) So in some very early promotion for the new "Star Wars" trilogy, slated to st...

The Best Celebrity Selfies Of 2013

www.popsugar.com | Posted 02.02.2014 | Celebrity

It's no surprise "selfie" was declared the word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries with the self-snapped pictures popping up all over social media for...

A Middle-Aged Woman Weighs In on the Selfie Debate

Victoria Ordin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Victoria Ordin

To read recent pieces in Slate, Jezebel, and the Washington Post, it seems that the selfie controversy counts as news, so I thought I'd explain why this middle-aged woman thinks it's much ado about nothing, except perhaps Second Wave silliness and shallow pop psychology.

Selfie or Selfless?

Frank Islam | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Frank Islam

Our question is, in this year -- and the upcoming ones of this decade -- do we need to be more selfie or more selfless? Given the current trends and problems domestically and internationally, it seems to us that "selfless" should be the clear winner.

The Phenomenon of the Selfie and the Look at Me Duck Face

Tina Issa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Tina Issa

Let's face it, we are all knee deep in photos that sicken us. What bothers me about all of this is that it is making our society unaware of what is going on around them. They are self absorbed. If it is not social media that is taking up their time, then it is their phones and selfies.

One Thing The Great Selfie Debate Really Misses

Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Nina Bahadur

Spoiler alert: women post selfies for a variety of reasons. Some are looking for validation that they're pretty or sexy or "dateable." Some post carefully staged images as evidence of the charmed life they lead -- or want commenters to think they do. Others are sharing a snapshot of a time when they feel particularly confident about themselves. Selfies are not inherently a cry for help. They also are not inherently empowering. So why not just let them -- and their takers -- be?

Behold, Your Favorite Historical Photos Turned Into Selfies

Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

The beloved selfie. It just might be the most ubiquitous form of self-portraiture to ever grace the planet, let alone the internet. So when we came ac...

6 Homemade 'Apps' for Parents in the Digital Age

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

Do your kids spend more time Photoshopping your pet than actually petting it? Do you have to remind them to maintain eye contact when visiting grandparents? Are they lost in their phones as we "speak"?

#AWKWARD #Selfie

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel

Well if this ain't a sign of the times. Yesterday, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie their Word of the Year for 2013, defining it as "a photograph that...

Guy Documents Movember In Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 11.18.2013 | Comedy

Now that we're halfway through Movember, we've seen our fair share of mustaches. However, no one has documented their journey to 'stache stardom as hi...

A Brief History Of The Selfie

Posted 10.15.2013 | Celebrity

Guess which celebrity ranks No. 1 on most selfies posted to Twitter? Hint: She just shared one late last week showing off how long her hair has gotten...

Proof That You Should Never Send Selfies To Strangers

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.08.2013 | Technology

Never send selfies to strangers. We repeat: NEVER SEND SELFIES TO STRANGERS. Especially not video selfies. As you will see from the following Inter...