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Why the Food Industry Is Running Scared of Internet Activism

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Unfortunately for food companies, the Internet genie is out of the bottle and there's no turning back. So instead of commissioning studies that demonize the Internet, social media and/or "moms with food fears," food companies should take to heart the one simple lesson to be gleaned from the many recent successes in Internet food activism: Consumers want transparency.

Study: Renting Is Hot, But Affordability Concerns Loom

Courtney Craig | Posted 06.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

According to a study released June 26 by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, more people are renting than ever before - but the issue of affordable housing is one that continues to plague the rental market as well as the housing economy at large.

Why Watching 'The Bachelor' May Be Bad For Your Love Life

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Divorce

The movies and TV shows watched by millions aren't just entertaining; a new study says they're affecting how people view romance and changing how they...

Study: Saturated Fat as Bad as Sugar!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Folks, when it comes to food, and food for thought alike, it is mostly stupidity that is killing us. Stupidity is worse for us than either sugar or saturated fat.

This Is Why It's So Great To Be A Midwesterner, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Huzzah for America's Middle West! Its heartland. Its breadbasket.

How To Tackle A Fear Of Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The good news is that stress isn't the only thing that's contagious; so is optimism, enthusiasm, positivity, and fun. If you want to feel good stuff reflected back at you, you've got to put something good out there to begin with.

Why Your Empty Facebook Profile Is A Good Sign

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology

The way you share information on Facebook reveals more than you think. In a recent study, Yeslam Al-Saggaf and Sharon Nielsen of Charles Sturt Uni...

American Youth Are Bombarded By E-Cigarette Ads

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The amount of television advertising for electronic cigarettes that American adolescents saw jumped...

Why You Should Start Wearing Sunscreen To The Nail Salon

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.30.2014 | Style

The nail salon industry isn't going to be happy about this news. We've already written about how gel manicures can pose serious health risks, and ...

The Real Reason Hipsters Love PBR

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

Researchers have figured out (finally!) what makes a run-of-the-mill beer like Pabst Blue Ribbon become so improbably cool. In a new study publishe...

Materialistic People Are Less Happy Than Everyone Else: Science

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business

Money can buy happiness, just as long as you’re not materialistic. For a while now, conventional wisdom -- with the backing of science -- has he...

The One Morning Work Mistake You Can't Recover From

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business

Rolling into the office around 9:30 a.m. every day may be killing your career, even if you stay late to put in a full day's worth of work. A new s...

Yagana Shah

Happiness Enhanced By Owning Luxury Goods, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty

It turns out you can buy happiness after all -- you just can't rent it. It's no surprise that driving flashy cars, dripping in diamonds, and carrying ...

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

Amanda Golden | Posted 06.10.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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' ...