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Learning Differences in College: When Students Seek Help and When They Don't

Amanda Golden | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Amanda Golden

By the time students reach college, they are familiar with the kinds of challenges that their own learning differences present for their ways of study. Rather than trying to get special assistance, many students prefer to "just deal with it" on their own.

Did You Know Humans Have 21 Facial Expressions?

Newser | Posted 04.02.2014 | Weird News

A new study finds that humans have many facial expressions—21, to be exact—that can convey distinct emotions such as "happily surprised," "fearful...

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 Evidence Is in: Taxpayers Need Protections

Donald Cohen | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

As cities and states look for creative ways to solve budget shortfalls, predatory private companies always seem to pop up claiming to have the perfect answer.

STUDY: Women Spend 335 Hours A Year In Front Of The Mirror

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.24.2014 | Style

Earlier this month, we learned that the average makeup bag contains $170 worth of products. On Monday, a new Today/AOL "Ideal to Real" body image ...

Here's How To Have A Happy Relationship, According To Science

Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings

Scientists spend a lot of time figuring out what makes people happy, especially when it comes to love and relationships. Thanks to the folks at Ha...

Study What You Love, Not What Others Think You Should

Uloop | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Uloop

We all excel at different things; if we didn't, the world would be a pretty boring place. Here are some tips on how to deal with people hating on your major, and how to keep your spirits up.

The Average Makeup Bag Contains $170 Worth Of Products

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.06.2014 | Style

What's in your makeup bag? With a lipstick here, a compact there, we've all used and abused the vessel that carries our on-the-go makeup. But, have yo...

Study Claims People Remember Educated Black Men As Lighter-Skinned

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

The black community is no stranger to the deep-seated issues of colorism, so the results of a new study highlighting color bias are not surprising. ...

Your Brain on Books

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I was fascinated by an article dated January 4, 2014 in the Science section of The Independent, a British newspaper. The article noted research done...

5 Big Discoveries About Personal Effectiveness in 2013

David Rock | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
David Rock

In 2013, we continued to push the boundaries of what we know about ourselves; going boldly into questions no researcher has gone before. Like, what should we do when we need a little lift -- take a run, have a coffee, or grab a beer?

Older People Actually Have More Energy Than Younger People, Study Finds

Reuters | Kathleen Raven | Posted 12.12.2013 | Fifty

(Reuters Health) -- Senior citizens reported feeling less tired than younger people, including teenagers, in a new U.S. study. To the researchers' ...

New York Is The World's Most Competitive City. Which Others Made The List?

Posted 11.18.2013 | Business

Those of us who live in New York City already have a certain sense of pride about it, and now we have one more thing to be proud of: "Hot Spots 2025: ...

It's OK: Let Elmo Be a Carrot Pusher

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

The Produce Marketing Association's growers, suppliers and retailers will be allowed for two years to use iconic characters such as Elmo and Big Bird in messaging and on produce sold in stores -- all without paying any licensing fees.

Eye-opening Insights Into International Adoption, Orphans, Special Needs and "Re-homing"

Adam Pertman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Adam Pertman

More children are remaining in orphanages for longer periods of time, thereby incurring the increased developmental and psychic harm that comes from being institutionalized, while also diminishing their prospects for ever moving into a permanent family.

Are Black Women In Media Only Baby Mamas And Gold Diggers?

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 10.15.2013 | Black Voices

Character's like Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope on "Scandal", and Nicole Beharie's Lt. Abbie Mills on "Sleepy Hollow" are a breath of fresh air for ma...

This Study May Change The Way You Think About Natural Gas

Rod Kuckro | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Rod Kuckro

Just a few years ago, it seemed the nation's good fortune for having discovered abundant fuel to make electricity and manufacture a host of everyday products might be reversed by a handful of critics. But a recent study from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the University of Texas may be the single most comforting piece of news this year for gas producers, their customers and everyone concerned about emissions and air quality.

17 Scientifically Proven Ways To Get Out Of Your Workout Rut

Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Alexandra Duron There's something just as comforting about tucking yourself in bed after a long, stressful day, as there is about settling int...

STUDY: How Smartphones Have Changed Dating Culture

Laurie Davis | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Laurie Davis

As your relationship develops, communicating via characters is inevitable and when done thoughtfully, can enhance your budding relationship.

Rachael Grannell

How Does The Brain Go From Unconsciousness To Wakefulness?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachael Grannell | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Researchers are gaining a better understanding of how the brain transitions from a state of unconsciousness to wakefulness. A barrier to awareness, c...

Are People Who Hate Their Jobs More Likely To Smoke?

The Huffington Post | Rachael Grannell | Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living

People who have checked out of their jobs may be more likely to smoke than their more engaged peers, according to a new report. A new study from G...

What The Brain Does When Remembering To Remember

Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Have you ever forgotten about an appointment? After making the appointment, you probably told yourself that you had to remember to go -- but when the ...

Study Shows Increasing Evangelical Acceptance Of Gays

Religion News Service | Corrie Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion

(RNS) A new voice is emerging in the evangelical community, and it’s turning away from the church’s vocal opposition to homosexuality in favor of ...

You Really Are The Company You Keep -- At Least When It Comes To Your Health

Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Birds of a feather flock together -- even when it comes to health habits. A new study from Gallup researchers shows that if your friends and family...

Why A Cluttered Desk Is Good For Your Creativity

Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Need a creativity boost? Maybe you should let the clutter in your workspace collect a bit. A new study shows that while working in an orderly off...