Health

Powerful Photos Show What Life With Depression Is Really Like

Depression takes on many forms. Just ask Tara Wray. “It’s not just the stereotypical photo of a person with their head in their hands looking depressed,” Wray, a Vermont-based photographer and creator of The Too Tired Project, a creativity-based mental health initiative, told HuffPost. After publishing a photo book, Too Tired for Sunshine, featuring pictures that […]

Health

Spastic Colon: What Does It Mean?

What is spastic colon? Answer From Michael F. Picco, M.D. Spastic colon is another term for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common disorder characterized by abdominal cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. The term "spastic colon" describes the increase in spontaneous contractions (motility) of muscles in the small and large intestines associated with IBS. […]

Fitness

The New York City Marathon in Photos

On Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, some 40,000 runners sweated their way through the New York City Marathon, which winds through the city’s five boroughs. Contestants included elite runners from around the world, celebrities, and plenty of weekend warriors. To inspire future generations of runners, we’ve assembled some of the most memorable photos from marathons past. […]

Food & Nutrition

18 States with Weird Laws About Beer, Wine, and Liquor

Maine: No drinking games VGstockstudio/Shutterstock You can’t play drinking games in any of Maine’s bars. The state law prohibits “any game or contest that involves drinking,” so no beer pong here. Maine also prohibits alcohol sales before 9 a.m. on Sundays, except St. Patrick’s Day. Tennessee: No whiskey tastings Marian Weyo/Shutterstock Jack Daniel’s famous whiskey […]

Health

Federal Plan To Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure Falls Short, Experts Say

Childhood lead experts across the country panned a federal action plan to reduce childhood lead exposure that the Trump administration unveiled on Wednesday, criticizing the strategy’s shortcomings, including its failure to commit to the elimination of lead poisoning, update federal standards and regulations with concrete timelines, and specify funding sources to implement its goals. Environmental […]

Relationship

56 Secrets Life Coaches Won’t Tell You for Free

You’re suffering? Good. iStock/monkeybusinessimages “Whether it’s for financial, spiritual, physical, or mental success, my first tip to my clients is to build a positive relationship with suffering. I have had clients that have struggled with PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, and fear and they’re usually surprised when the first thing I tell them is ‘Great!’ The […]