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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...

Chew on This: Fewer Teeth Linked with Worse Memory

Posted 07.26.2013 | Fifty

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 07/26/2013 09:06 AM EDT on LiveScience If you want to maintain a sharp memory, you may want to b...

The Decline of the American Homework

Matt Nestor | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Matt Nestor

Of those 25 hours that students used to spend working, what portion was wasted leafing through library catalogs? And mailing book-loan requests? And re-spooling typewriter ribbons? The computer makes everything easier to do.

Are We Fatter Than We Think We Are?

John Dick | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
John Dick

Over the past year, we asked more than 130,000 Americans a simple question -- "Do you consider yourself to be overweight?" -- with a super-simple yes/no response set. We then queried thousands of other respondent attributes in our database and flagged some of the more fascinating and quirky cross tabs.

The Damage of 'Impossible Perfectionism'

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Last week, I got an email from a client asking me if it was OK for her son to skip one of his SAT Subject Tests this Saturday because he has been ill from what his doctor diagnosed as "stress-related migraines."

Kids Start to Watch Porn Online as Early as 6 Years Old

Alexandru Catalin Cosoi | Posted 07.24.2013 | Technology
Alexandru Catalin Cosoi

Everybody knew children were more precocious in the internet age, but the image of a toddler watching porn was deeply troubling.

WATCH: Does Being Gay Make You An Overachiever?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices

John Pachankis, a Professor of Psychology at Yeshiva University, was recently interviewed in a segment on HuffPost Live about his study that found gay...

Mom's In Charge When It Comes To Family Finance Talks

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty

BOSTON -- Who's better at getting a family to talk about money matters, mom or dad? Taking sides probably won't make for a harmonious Mother's Day cel...

Candy and Junk Food in the Classroom: the Other 'Competitive Food'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Kids spend the vast majority of their waking life at school and the food they encounter there does matter. It matters on a purely nutritional level, of course, but it also matters on an educational level.

Health Enthusiasts Use The Internet, But Don't Comment, Study Finds

Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeffrey Kopman Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of adult Internet users in the United States are Tweeting, posting status updates to Facebook, a...

INFOGRAPHIC: Social Media and Mobile Greatly Impact Shopping Habits in Asian & African Countries

Brian Honigman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology
Brian Honigman

Consumers are simply more knowledgeable about what they are thinking of buying because of the continuing use of mobile and social. This trend can be seen world wide, especially in select Asian and African countries.

Study: Passionate Viewing -- What Can We Learn From What We Hate?

Taylor Cole Miller | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Taylor Cole Miller

If Facebook has integrated itself so well into our lives that it now decides elections, and if we now take to "the Facebook" instead of "the streets," as our modern-day public square, what does it mean when displays of hate and protest aren't equally incorporated into the Facebook platform?

Back Pain Relief Could Come From A Daily Stroll

Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Relief from back pain could be as simple as taking a stroll, a new study suggests. A recent study suggests that a simple regime of daily walking ma...