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Don't Blame the Bird for Your Post-Thanksgiving Feast Snooze
Have you ever heard the turkey is responsible for that sleepy feeling some of us have after our Thanksgiving meal? Some say tryptophan, a substance that naturally occurs in turkey, is the culprit. It's true turkey contains tryptophan. It is also accurate to say tryptophan can lead to sleepiness. That's due to its involvement in producing brain chemicals, like serotonin, that affect sleep. However, the idea that tryptophan in the holiday bird makes us sleepy is pure myth. With some savvy science we can debunk the Great Turkey-Tryptophan Myth and learn why many of us crash for a post-feast snooze. Tryptophan is an essen...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

7 Ways to Host a Thanksgiving Dinner That Supports Eating Disorder Recovery
It's that time of year again: Thanksgiving. A time for food, family, friends, and football. Or, at my place, the National Dog Show, because puppies> football. Actually, puppies> almost everything. But for people dealing with an eating disorder (ED), the warm fuzzy aspects of Thanksgiving are often overshadowed by the looming threat in the middle of the holiday. The giant meal, and all the emotional baggage that goes with it. If you're hosting Thanksgiving for a guest with a history of food-related issues, you can't eliminate every single trigger from your table. But there are some small things you can do that will have a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Build a Gratitude Tree
By Yoga Journal This Thanksgiving, try passing the potatoes with an extra helping of gratitude at your dinner table. Practicing gratitude four times a week--by keeping a gratitude diary and listening to a guided recording for fostering gratefulness in life--lowered study participants' levels of depression and stress and increased their happiness within three weeks, according to a recent Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine study. How To Build a Gratitude Tree To share the joy-bringing benefits of thankfulness with friends and family, craft an easy, interactive gratitude tree for your holiday centerpiece. Fi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How We'd Survive The Post-Apocalyptic World In 'Fallout'
Could humans survive a nuclear apocalypse, like the one seen in the "Fallout" video game series? That's the premise of a new video (above) of the American Chemical Society on Tuesday. In a nutshell, the video concludes that we could survive, but only by living for decades in creepy fallout shelters, similar to the ones seen in the game "Fallout 4." But what happens when we need water and food to survive for the long-haul? Check out the video to decide how you'd survive a nuclear fallout -- or whether you'd prefer to stick with a zombie apocalypse, thank you very much.  -- This feed and its contents are the p...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Confessions From a Hugaholic: Or How I Accepted Change by Letting Myself Fall in the Flow of My Life
Today, October 28, 2015 is the one year anniversary of me having a seizure in Tel Aviv hours before being part of the 2014 Tel Aviv 10k Night Run. Looking back on the past year, this has been a different and at times challenging year. A year of change, a year of inspiration, a year of life and a year filled with love. A year I will never forget and one which I have an even deeper appreciation for my family and friends who helped me in my healing. To date, no one really knows the cause of my seizure, just that there were no obvious markers or reasons for it. Since the event I had a battery of tests and I'm happy to say tha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Runner's Brain
This Sunday over 50k runners will be running the New York City marathon. Along the streets at any given point spectators will be cheering on thousands of runners moving towards the same goal, and the majority of runners know that it will be both their body and their brain that will carry them across the finish line. Running this marathon or any marathon requires not only physical discipline but also mental strength. For runners, this means that the real journey often begins within one's mind. While it is important to be physically healthy, being mentally strong can carry runners farther and faster. Board certified psycholo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Practice Yoga, Part I
by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher "Alignment is enlightenment." --B.K.S. Iyengar For more than 10 years now, I have been teaching Iyengar yoga, the method of hatha yoga developed by world-renowned yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. Affectionately known as Guruji to his pupils, Iyengar was renowned for his majestic demonstrations of yoga asanas (postures), but his true brilliance was in how he wove the philosophy of yoga into his teaching, bringing it to the forefront and raising the profile of hatha yoga in India and throughout the world. Classically, hatha yoga, regardless of tradition, uses...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listening to Your Authentic Self: The Purpose of Emotions
Answering the BIG Questions In our digital age, we are becoming more and more reliant on reinforcement from the outside to tell us how we "should" feel and what we "should" need and care about. Don't know which product to choose? A quick Google search will give you expert reviews and opinions. Not sure about a guy you like, a short text to your friends can get you a consensus. But you simply cannot find the answer to the BIG questions, like "What is my purpose?" and "What is important to me?" from the outside. Only our internal experience and our emotions can truly guide us towards the answers to the big questions. But em...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mysteries in Ice: A Commemoration of Polar Science and Admiral Richard Byrd's Antarctic Expeditions
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Moments of Life Campaign Shatters Common Misperceptions About Hospice Care
What comes to mind when you hear the word "hospice?" Research conducted on behalf of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in 2012 has shown that a vast majority of those who have had an experience with hospice care providers, such as a loved one who received care at the end-of-life, have a very positive perception of hospice. But many others, who have not had a direct encounter with hospice, have questions, fears and misconceptions about what hospice is and what services it provides. In addition, many physicians know little about the benefits of hospice care and are reluctant to talk about it with their p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All Was Well -- Then My Fiancee Got Cancer
Photo caption: Brent and Emily Stoller on their wedding day in Rancho Mirage, CA. Photo credit: Amy & Stuart Photography Which band do we want? What color should the groomsmen wear? Can our rehearsal dinner video montage be made to resemble A-Ha's "Take on Me"? For my fiancée, Emily, and me, the planning process for our wedding was routine. Until 32 days before "I do," when a new entry was Sharpie'd onto our to-do list: Cancer. ***** These stories all start the same. April 7, 2015 dawned like any other Tuesday. Emily was at the ophthalmologist because she'd been experiencing blurriness, which turned out to be caused by, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's the Opposite of FOMO?
FOMO, or the Fear of Missing Out, is a modern day plague. True, FOMO may not smell as putrid as diseased livestock, harm you as much as pestilence, or creep you out as much as frogs on your pillow, but it is pretty bad, and it seems to be getting worse. When we compare other people's online highlight reels to the personal blooper videos playing in our heads, we end up feeling pretty lame. FOMO is fueled by passively looking at our friends' fabulously cultivated lives on Facebook. When we compare other people's online highlight reels to the personal blooper videos playing in our heads, we end up feeling pretty lame and anx...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Post-Mortem on the APA's Dead-On-Arrival Policy Statement On Video Games
Back in August the American Psychological Association (APA) released a new policy statement on video games in which they acknowledged video game violence can't be linked to violent crimes, but asserted that such games provoke milder acts of aggression. I held off commenting on this policy statement, curious to see what reaction it would get from the press. Initially, the policy statement got picked up by the gamer press which, predictably, was rather skeptical. Then followed a small flurry of page-6 regurgitations of the APA's press release in newspapers. Very soon after, however, news organizations such as BBC, CNN, SkyNe...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mom With ALS Shares Incredible Breastfeeding Story In Viral Post
Just two weeks after learning she was pregnant, Amanda Bernier received a heartbreaking diagnosis: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.  After 24 weeks of close monitoring and another five months in the hospital ICU, the new mom delivered a healthy baby girl. Now paralyzed from the neck down and hooked up to a ventilator, the first-time mom is determined to continue defying the odds by breastfeeding her baby. In a Facebook post that's been shared over 26,000 times, Bernier describes her journey to deliver and and nurse her daughter, whom she calls Peanut. "Nobody knew if I would be able to," she begins. "My do...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Post-Ebola America: How We're Still Responding To The Outbreak, One Year Later
If Ebola Hits Again, This State Is Doing Everything Right Read story>> How U.S. Hospitals Are Defending Themselves Against The Next Big Outbreak Read story>> One Year Later, U.S. Nurses Feel Unprepared For The 'Next Ebola' Read story>> CREDIT: Anna Almendrala, Caroline Yang (center) CREDIT: Anna Almendrala, Caroline Yang (center) try{ var w = jQuery('#hpin-container').width(); if (w>= 929) { jQuery('#hpin-container').removeClass('hpin-mobile-container'); jQuery('#hpin-container').addClass('hpin-desktop-container'); }else{ jQuery('#hpin-container').removeClass('hpin-desktop-container'); jQuery('#hpin-container')...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Britain’s National Health Service Approves 'Groundbreaking' Clinical Trial To Test Cancer-Sniffing Dogs
In August 2009, Dr. Claire Guest’s labrador began behaving peculiarly. Usually a gentle dog, Daisy -- who Guest had been training to detect diseases with her keen sense of smell -- refused to get into the car, and instead collided into Guest a few times before “prodding” her in the chest. Daisy’s strange behavior prompted Guest to check the area where the dog had nudged her. Tests later revealed that she had early-stage breast cancer. Her doctor told her she was “incredibly lucky”  to have found it so early. “All I could think was, what a difference Daisy has made,” Gues...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Reasons to Plan Ahead for the End-of-Life
When you dare to think ahead to the last days of your life (if you dare to think about that), what do you imagine? If you are like 70 percent of Americans, according to research by the Dying Matters Coalition, you dream of spending your final days at home, in peace and comfort, surrounded by loved ones who care for you compassionately until your last breath. But in reality, even though most people would prefer to die peacefully at home, the CDC reports that 70 percent actually die in a hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility. Why is it that so few people are able to realize their dream? The problem lies in the f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tennis Pro Mardy Fish Pens Post On His Struggle With Anxiety
"Don’t play.” I am hours away from playing in the biggest tennis match of my life: the fourth round of the U.S. Open … on Labor Day … on my dad’s birthday … on Arthur Ashe … on CBS … against Roger Federer. I am hours away from playing the greatest player of all time, for a chance at my best-ever result, in my favorite tournament in the world. I am hours away from playing the match that you work for, that you sacrifice for, for an entire career. And I can’t do it. And I can’t do it. I literally can’t do it. It’s early afternoon; I’m in the transpo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga for Men, Part II: Closed Twists
by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Dear Male Yogis, Last month, in Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Bends, we learned a sequence that shines some light on poses that are both challenging and necessary for men's bodies to practice. We started the process of stretching the muscle groups around the hips, low back, and backs of the thighs. I hope you learned something about the way your body stands, sits, and bends forward. In today's sequence, we're going to go deeper and build upon the work we've done by adding in some "closed" twists (turning toward a bent leg), and we'll end with a pose that ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Wish for My Dead Daughter's Birthday
Today would have been my late daughter's 26th birthday. Amelia died at 18 months old in the same car accident that killed her big brother Jeremy at age 4 and left me severely injured. In the long years since her death, I learned that some days are worse than others. I usually feel a more intense level of grief (in contrast with the daily baseline) on either of their birthdays or on March 15, the date they died. Some years, these dates sneak up on me. Other years, I feel storm clouds gathering for days. Like this time. I went to bed weeping last night. How could I have survived all this time without her? I never got to wave...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does a Post-HIV Gay Culture Look Like?
I have recently been confronting my personal issues with Truvada and in the process learning a lot about myself. But it got me wondering, what exactly will sex between men look like after HIV is effectively contained or eradicated? How will it affect gay male culture? And is that the goal of safe sex education and advocating for the use of PrEP? I believe a lot of gay media outlets are being disingenuous in the extreme by pretending as if PrEP and Truvada aren't about barebacking. The response, the #TruvadaWhore online campaign, was useless posturing because it didn't spark the conversation that needs to happen, which is ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Oyster War: Part 2 -- Fiction As Fact
Several weeks ago, I posted on this blog a short review of the new book "The Oyster War" by Summer Brennan focusing on several important factual errors in her account. Since the book was published, book reviews and interviews with the author show the repetition of false narratives that are not driven by facts. These reviews and interviews side-stepped the main point of my review, namely whether the book is "The True Story ..." as it is subtitled. Indeed, the book is brimming with hundreds of errors and misrepresents important facts. One of the commenters on my original review - apparently the author's mother - argued Bren...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Noted Author Resigns From Northwestern In Censorship Protest
Medical humanities and bioethics professor Alice Dreger is resigning from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, citing the school's censorship of a magazine she guest edited. Dreger, a noted researcher and author, submitted a resignation letter to Northwestern Provost Daniel Linzer on Monday. She said she's stepping down because the university censored faculty magazine Atrium, forcing editors to take the digital issue offline after they published an article last March about a consensual blowjob involving a nurse in 1978. In the wake of intense criticism, the medical school all...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Reality Of Reiki (All Togther Podcast)
One day I was asking around in the HuffPost newsroom about if anyone had ever played around with a Ouija board. One of my colleagues, Christy, said she had not but that she did have an extremely powerful spiritual experience with the healing practice of Reiki.   The spiritual healing practice of Reiki was one of those things I had heard of before but didn't know a thing about. So I asked Christy if she would invite Michelle, her friend and a Reiki practitioner, to come in and talk to me about what had happened when she practiced Reiki on Christy, teach me about the spiritual tradition -- and to do a session ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thriving With ADHD: 5 Success Tips for Freshman With ADHD
The first year of college is a huge adjustment, especially so if you have ADHD. Making new friends, studying new curriculum and adapting to your new surroundings take time and effort. For incoming freshmen, whether you are getting set to enter a massive state university with 45,000 students or a small liberal arts college with 2,500, having strategies and techniques for staying focused and on top or your game are vital to success. In my free guide for teens and young adults with ADHD -- Embracing Your ADHD -- I write a great deal about what it takes to thrive with ADHD. For teens and young adults with ADHD -- ADDYTeens --...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Karma? An All Together Podcast With Sharon Salzberg
We've all been there. Someone we don’t like gets dinged at work, splashed at the curb or dumped by their love interest and we look at one another and say knowingly – must be karma.  But what is karma? And are we understanding karma all wrong?  My guest on this segment of All Together is Sharon Salzberg, who helped me to understand that karma is more complicated yet way more interesting than we think. Sharon Salzburg has been teaching Buddhist meditation for decades and is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS). She is the author of many books, including Real Happiness at...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Misfortune Can Be Good Fortune
A month ago, I was on my way home and I got a blowout; I heard a "bang," and the left front tire of my car went flat. This misfortune happened in a neighborhood setting, so I was able to pull off the road easily. That was fortunate, but I didn't see it that way. What I did notice was that I did not have a spare tire and my cell phone was dead. How was I to call AAA? What good is it to have AAA if I can't call them! "One misfortune after another," I thought. Or was it? After engaging in a little self-pity, I decided to take action. I walked across the street and knocked on several of the neighborhood house doors. I was hopi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What It's Like to Have Severe Sleep Paralysis
(Photo: SOA) By Melissa Dahl It didn't happen every night, but every now and then, Blake Smith, a 45-year-old writer and programmer from Kennesaw, Georgia, would jolt awake, believing he was under attack. Just what exactly was attacking him was something of a mystery, as it was invisible -- a ghost, maybe. Whatever it was, he could feel that it meant him harm. Related: What It's Like to Need Hardly Any Sleep What was really happening, he now knows, was that he was experiencing sleep paralysis, a phenomenon that occurs either upon falling asleep or awakening and is thought to be a mix-up of normal REM sleep. On the one hand...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Need to Know
We humans are uniquely endowed with both the capacity and the desire to understand ourselves and our world. Leonard Mlodinow - The Upright Thinkers Our need to know may even exceed our drive for food as my guest this week, on most of our PBS stations, emphasizes in his latest book The Upright Thinkers. The renowned physicist Dr. Leonard Mlodinow, is the co-author of The Grand Design with Stephen Hawking and author of The Drunkard's Walk, Sublime and others that explain the universe and world we live in and the role we play with in it. Our conversation of this primal drive to know is divided into two parts. The first episo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Isolation patients bond during treatment
The two young patients bonded during their post-transplant isolation periods. “People would say ‘I feel bad for her’…I’m the same person I ever was, but better, stronger,” says 14-year-old Shannon Curley, reflecting on the time she spent in isolation treatment at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. “I wouldn’t change anything. I’ve met so many amazing people and learned some important things.” In December 2012, Shannon, a middle school basketball star and Billerica native, was diagnosed with acute bilineal leukemia. Due to the rarity and nature of her leukemia, doctors rec...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories bone marrow transplant Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center leukemia Source Type: news

Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Extensions
by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Dear Male Yogis, I am a female yoga practitioner and teacher, and I confess that for a very long time, I didn't understand the challenges you face, particularly with forward bends. As my teaching skills developed, I began to observe the keen differences between the form and function of the male and female bodies and wanted to help men gain access to the poses that would improve their mobility. In exploring how men practiced forward extension poses, I saw that the poses could be both a poison and an elixir to the body--an elixir because they're exactly wha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pluto: The Next Frontier
The New Horizons spacecraft will skim dwarf planet Pluto on July 14th at 7:49:57 a.m. EDT after nine and a half years of rushing through the Solar System at speeds of up to 83,000 km per hour [relative to the Sun]. You can follow the encounter live through NASA's TV webpage. Figure 1. Pluto as seen 4 million kilometers away by the New Horizons spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI Why should we even care? Back in 2001, when the viability of the mission was under review, Pluto was the only of nine planets in our neighborhood that was still left unexplored. In 2006, after a long discussion at the International Astronomical U...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dare to Be 100: And You're Still in Bed
As I write this there are 12,000 older athletes assembled in Minneapolis at the 14th edition of the National Senior Games. Nineteen separate activities are scheduled including running, swimming, biking, horse shoes, archery, table tennis etc. These games are held every two years nationally, but annually at a state level, which serve as a tuneup. Competition is divided into five year age increments. This year the oldest competitor is 102-year-old John Zilverberg of South Dakota. This is the 30th year in which he has competed. He is scheduled to throw the discuss, shotput, javelin, and softball throw. He used to do running ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Ways to Get More Love in Your Life
The Beatles said it best: "Love is all you need." But do you feel you have enough love in your personal life? According to a 2010 survey by the Fetzer Institute, 68 percent of Americans say they need more meaningful love in their lives and 95 percent believe that we need more love in the world. Since love is one of the most basic human emotions, how can it be that so many of us find it lacking in our lives? We see the word "love" used everywhere these days in advertising for material goods like hamburgers, cars, shoes, eyeglasses and cosmetics. But the genuine love that so many of us long for in our lives involves so much ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Northwestern Magazine May Close In 'Vetting Committee' Standoff
A Northwestern University professor who edits a bioethics magazine has shelved the publication over a dispute with administrators, who demand that public relations staff approve content. Katie Watson, a professor in the university's Medical Humanities and Bioethics program who edits the journal Atrium, said the demand followed recent controversy over the school's censorship of an essay called "Head Nurses," recounting sexual experiences with nurses. Watson said medical school administrators told her she must allow a "vetting committee" to review her editorial choices "and veto them if they were perceived to conflict with ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Secret of Happiness (It's Not What You Think)
The following is an excerpt from Daniel Goleman's new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World. "What's the source of happiness?" a student at Princeton University asked the Dalai Lama. Looking around at the students waiting for his answer, the Dalai Lama paused a beat or two, then called out: "Money!" Another beat or two: "Sex!" And then: "Nightclubs!" His joke brought down the house. Then he went on to say that when we see the world through a materialistic lens, we look to such sensory stimulation--even things like shopping, food, music, watching sports--as the source of satisfaction or joyful...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strategies I'm Using to Stay Fit While Traveling
This article was originally published on JamesClear.com. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University Investigated Over Claim That Campus Security Physically Restrained Alleged Sexual Assault Victim
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating the University of Rochester over allegations that the university discriminated against a female student after she reported a sexual assault. The female freshman who filed the complaint spoke to The Huffington Post about her experience, asking to be identified only by her first name, Abigail, for privacy reasons. Abigail filed a complaint in March claiming that campus security physically subdued her and sent her to the hospital over a panic attack she experienced several days after she reported being assaulted. She also claims that the university did n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Huffington Post Is Looking For An Associate Science Editor
Location: New York City Position Type: Full Time About the Role: The Huffington Post is seeking an associate editor to join the HuffPost Science team. The ideal candidate will have a genuine passion for and broad knowledge of topics and trends in various fields of science and technology, including astronomy/spaceflight, neuroscience, biology, archaeology, paleontology, and physics. In addition, he/she will have the ability to explain complex scientific research in simple, compelling language while making the most of digital storytelling tools like GIFs, video, podcasting, and infographics. Knowledge of social media best...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Wonders of DNA
My family has been doing family history for 150 years. Do I really need a DNA test? ~ LoAnne Dear LoAnne, If you are blessed to have a well-researched, extensive family tree, constructed on a solid foundation of detailed documentation, you may wonder what more you could possibly learn about your ancestry through an analysis of your DNA. But whether you have been trying to uncover your family history for decades or have only recently started searching for your roots, there are many delightful aspects of your distant and more recent ancestral past that can be recovered only through your DNA. We are tempted to say that DNA ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Life With HD and a Dog Named Flo
After noticing some unusual mental and physical behavior, appointments with and tests by a neurologist, we got the startling diagnosis of Huntington's Disease (HD) in March 2010. It was an unwelcome surprise, as we were not aware that this genetic brain disease was in her father's family. Mary's reaction was, "I don't want to know that..." but now, five years later, she's resigned to her fate. I was glad to know what we were dealing with but had no idea that I would spend my retirement as a 24x7 caregiver. We've been married 54 years and had plans to continue the world travel that began in Japan after our marriage. But ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Still Need Post-It Notes
Paper-based communications might be nearing obsolescence, but there’s a reason 3M still sells an estimated $1 billion worth of Post-It notes every year. If you ask someone to do something by writing it on a Post-It note, they’re more likely to comply, according to an oddly resonant research paper from a decade ago written up this week on Harvard Business Review’s website. Those little squares with the sticky strip on top are “surprisingly persuasive,” writes psychologist Kevin Hogan in HBR. (It should be noted that there are other sticky-note makers out there aside from 3M, which came up with the nifty techno...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bob Saget Shines a Light on Scleroderma With Cool Comedy -- Hot Cuisine
In 1982, management consultant and former competitive figure skater, Sharon Monsky was diagnosed with scleroderma (in Latin "hard skin") a rare, potentially fatal disease that hardens the skin and internal organs and often strikes women of child-bearing age. Given two years to live, Sharon was shocked at how few, even in the medical community, were aware of the disease. Her response was to make possible what seemed impossible. She applied her business expertise to found the Scleroderma Research Foundation (S.R.F.), which, to date, has raised over 35 million dollars and provided medical breakthroughs through tireless resear...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Meditation And Art Helped This Soldier With Post-Traumatic Stress
Travis Bickford join HuffPost Live to explain how meditation and art helped him with PTSD. Watch the video here. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-Traumatic Success: Positive Psychology & Solution-Focused Strategies
When we think of PTSD, what all too often comes to mind is hyper-vigilance, flashbacks, nightmares, intense fear, and debilitation, even among therapists like myself. We often fail to recognize that strength and resilience, too, can start with trauma and adversity. The path toward resilience can be confusing, uncertain, and downright scary, but in Post-Traumatic Success, Fredrike Bannink diligently leads the way. In this quest, Bannink has company. What Doesn’t Kill Us, by Stephen Joseph, and Posttraumatic Growth in Clinical Practice, by Lawrence Calhoun and Richard Tedeschi, both explore growth after trauma. Whereas...
Source: Psych Central - May 19, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Abuse Book Reviews Professional Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Stress Fredrike Bannink Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Success posttraumatic stress Source Type: news

NYC Pioneers An Innovative Alternative For Those On The Verge Of A Mental Health Crisis
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. By Christine Vestal NEW YORK – It is a busy Friday afternoon. Staff members check in guests at the front desk. Other employees lead visitors on tours of the upstairs bedrooms, or field calls from people considering future stays. Aromas of garlic and roasted chicken seep out of the kitchen. Community Access is not a bed and breakfast, although it feels that way when you walk through its unmarked door off Second Avenue on Manha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Girl Sex 101' Aims To Change The Face Of Queer Sex Education (NSFW)
Girl Sex 101 is an invaluable and necessary resource that aims to change the face of queer sex education forever. It's no secret that sex education in the Western world is less than adequate -- and formalized sex education for queer people is virtually nonexistent. Girl Sex 101 seeks to change this reality by combining fiction, comics and sex education as a resource for queer people -- with a focus on queer women -- in a way that no other sex education tool has ever done before. (Note: The following article may contain images and language that is not appropriate in some work or other sensitive environments) Created by A...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Surefire Tips for Being a Healthy Road Warrior
According to the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. residents logged 452 million business trips in 2014 (U.S. Travel Association report). As part of the Road Warrior tribe and as someone who is obsessive about trying to live a healthy life, I know that business trips are not conducive to a healthy lifestyle and make practicing healthy habits a challenge. I am not alone. A study conducted by On24 surveyed 2,000 adults and the results demonstrate a trend in unhealthy behaviors on the road. Fifty-three percent believe that people eat more fatty foods while traveling, 43 percent believe that people do not stick to their regular exe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Addiction Is Everywhere, and It's Important for Us to Recognize That'
The average dinner party just got a lot more exciting. An unconventional invitation -- which asks us to come together, pull up a chair around the table and talk about our experiences with drugs and addiction -- has inspired thousands across the U.S. and abroad to RSVP with curious anticipation. The idea of taking a taboo topic like substance use and creating an event around it originated with social entrepreneur Michael Hebb and his Death Over Dinner project. Operating from the belief that the intimacy of the dinner table can ignite the transformative power of connection, Hebb created the project in 2012 as a way to get ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news