sábado, 31 de mayo de 2014

The Most Important Lesson Maya Angelou Learned From Her Grandmother (VIDEO)

"When you learn, teach. When you get, give," is one of the best lessons Oprah says she learned from Dr. Maya Angelou.

During a during a profound "Oprah's Master Class" interview in January 2011, Dr. Angelou explained this lesson originally came from her grandmother, a woman who heavily influenced her life.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/30/maya-angelou-master-class_n_5420108.html

viernes, 30 de mayo de 2014

Pelosi Will Hit The Road To Rally Single Women Voters

The fate of the Democrats in November's midterm elections will depend heavily on voter turnout -- particularly among unmarried women, who are historically less likely to vote in non-presidential election years. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is aiming to reverse that trend by embarking on a national bus tour to talk to single women about economic proposals that directly affect them.

The bus tour will kick off June 1 in Seneca Falls, New York -- the site of the nation's first women's rights convention in 1848 -- and end four days later in Chicago. Pelosi and other Democratic members of Congress will travel to seven cities to meet local women and talk to them about their comprehensive women's economic agenda, "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds." The agenda includes legislative proposals like guaranteed paid family and sick leave, equal pay legislation, a higher minimum wage, more broadly affordable child care and stronger workplace protections for pregnant women.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/pelosi-hits-the-road-to-r_n_5381611.html

House Directs Pentagon To Ignore Climate Change

WASHINGTON -- The House passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill on Thursday that would bar the Department of Defense from using funds to assess climate change and its implications for national security.

The amendment, from Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.), passed in what was nearly a party-line vote. Four Democrats voted for the amendment, and three Republicans voted against it. The bill aims to block the DOD from taking any significant action related to climate change or its potential consequences. It reads:

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/pentagon-climate-change_n_5382067.html

Eckhart Tolle On The Small Steps That Lead To Greatness (VIDEO)

We've been taught to dream of achieving greatness. But what does that mean exactly -- write the next great American novel, become CEO of a Fortune 500 company, compete in the Olympic Games?

According to spiritual author Eckhart Tolle, the pursuit of greatness is a paradox. Rather than achieving something grand, he says in A New Earth that the foundation for greatness is "honoring the small things of the present moment."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/eckhart-tolle-a-new-earth_n_5339783.html

How Much Your Old Stuff Is Worth?


Dear Savvy Senior,

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-t-miller/how-much-your-old-stuff-i_b_5384181.html

jueves, 29 de mayo de 2014

HUFFPOST HILL - What Has This Country Come To When A Naked Man Can't Run At The President

President Obama says people won?t vote for him because he plays golf with John Boehner, though the Association For Men In Lobster Chinos Who Don?t Want To Spend Time With Their Families would beg to differ. A naked man tried to jump the White House fence but was stopped ?presumably by the White House bear. And a man purporting to have heard Tupac Shakur?s last words went public. We didn?t click the link because we know they surely had something to do with finding Benghazi answers. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Friday, May 23rd, 2014:

O RLY? - @ChadPergram: Washington Redskins reply to Reid about request to change name. Say name honors Native Americans. Say logo was designed by Native American.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/huffpost-hill_n_5381950.html

Why We'll Miss 'The Pete Holmes Show'

Sad news, Weirdoes.

TBS has announced it's canceling ?The Pete Holmes Show? after 80 episodes. The series was originally approved for a seven-week run and was then renewed for 13 more weeks. It will finish off its last episodes and end June 19.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/the-pete-holmes-show-cancelled_n_5381755.html

Shakira's 'Landslide' Cover Is Almost Too Good To Be True

Shakira and "Landslide" might not be the most obvious combination, but we're here to tell you, it definitely works.

That's not to say that Stevie Nicks doesn't rule all, she does and she will forever overwhelm us with emotion with Fleetwood Mac's 1975 classic. But Shakira's cover is a must-watch for any fan of the song.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/shakira-landslide_n_5381736.html

7 Ways To Have The Best Workday Ever

I've written before about workplace happiness in terms of general rules like "don't obsess about things." Good advice, certainly, but general rules sometimes aren't enough.

For most people, getting into -- and staying in -- a better mood comes down to the actions they take, rather than the rules they follow.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/workplace-happiness_n_5338636.html

miércoles, 28 de mayo de 2014

Step Out of the Rankle

The Rankle, as I like to refer to it, is the time we waste ruminating over life's little upsets.

Case in point. I had a sales clerk treat me poorly once she realized I wasn't going to purchase a designer label. She apparently had two sets of behaviors: 1) artificial courteousness for big spenders and 2) arrogance for browsers like me.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peg-melnik/step-out-of-the-rankle_b_5383727.html

How I Paid Off $90,000 of Debt in Three Years

It's funny how you can do all of the right things -- go to college, get a job -- and then one day wake up with crushing debt.

At 26, I was working hard and playing hard in Washington, D.C. I thought that I had everything under control -- despite living practically paycheck to paycheck, having significant credit card debt and paying the minimum on my student loans.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/learnvest/i-paid-off-90000-of-debt-_b_5379973.html

Chile Might Change One Of The Most Restrictive Abortion Laws In The World

Chile will begin debating whether to reform one of the world?s most restrictive abortion policies -- but don?t expect widespread legalization of the procedure.

President Michelle Bachelet said Wednesday that she would introduce legislation legalizing abortion in cases of rape, unviable pregnancies or in cases where the woman?s life is threatened, the local press reports.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/chile-abortion_n_5382055.html

10 Things You Need To Know About Julian Castro If You'd Like To Be Somewhat Informed

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been nominated to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. What's to be said about this? Well, over at The Washington Post, The Fix hooks you up with "The 10 things you need to know about Julian Castro."

This must be a misprint, because the article goes on to relate 10 very inessential and/or inconsequential things about Castro. For example, did you know that he has a twin brother? Or that he does not speak Spanish? Here's a hot scoop: Castro could one day be the first Hispanic president of the United States, according to this one guy who said so once, unless of course someone else becomes the first Hispanic president of the United States. The whole "who will be the first Hispanic president of the United States" thing is really sort of up in the air at the moment.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/julian-castro-hud-nominee_n_5382442.html

martes, 27 de mayo de 2014

Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Stop Seeing Your Child As An Extension Of Yourself (VIDEO)

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist and author of The Conscious Parent, has made a name for herself by calling for a radical restructuring of the parenting hierarchy. Rather than following the tradition of a leader giving orders from above, conscious parenting eliminates the ego and sets aside the desire to create what one believes is "the perfect child," as Dr. Shefali explains during an interview for "Oprah's Lifeclass."

"[Conscious parenting] means we no longer look at our children as an extension of who we are, because when we do that, we unleash all our emotional baggage onto them," Dr. Shefali says.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/dr-shefali-relate-children_n_5340279.html

UFOs, Dinosaurs And Sea Monsters Are Invading Your Classy Porcelain Dinnerware

Illustrator Don Moyer's brilliant series "Calamityware" takes old school porcelain china and adds a classy touch of what they've needed all along... crazy monsters. He had us at "Voracious sea monster threatens tranquility of traditional blue dinner plate."


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/24/calamityware_n_5333008.html

Congressman Who Praised Duct Tape Oil Repairs Vows To Fix Three In His District

WASHINGTON -- Maybe repairing leaky oil pipes with duct tape and trash bags isn't something to be glad about.

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) characterized such repairs, documented in photographs of oil facilities in national wildlife refuges, as "innovative" in a hearing this week.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/oil-pipes-trash-bags_n_5381243.html

Hawaii To Raise Minimum Hourly Wage To $10.10 By 2018

By Malia Mattoch McManus

HONOLULU, May 23 (Reuters) - Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie on Friday approved a gradual hike in the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as Democrats seek to make raising pay for hourly workers an issue ahead of this year's midterm congressional elections.

The move makes Hawaii the latest in a string of Democratic-dominated states including California and Maryland to pass or enact legislation raising the minimum wage to at or above the $10 mark, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The new law, approved overwhelmingly by Hawaii lawmakers in April, will raise Hawaii's base wage in stages to reach $10.10 by January 2018 from a current level of $7.25, which is also the federal minimum.

"In today's world that minimum wage is not a survival wage, certainly not in Hawaii," Abercrombie said, referencing Hawaii's high cost of living and rising housing prices.

Democrats headed by President Barack Obama have seized on the issue of raising the base wage of $7.25 as a way of stirring voter enthusiasm heading into mid-term elections in November.

Obama pushed Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 but has failed to win the backing of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

In Hawaii, as at the national level, proposed increases have drawn strong opposition from some business owners, lobby groups, and economists, who say it will raise costs and eliminate jobs.

Opponents argued restaurants in particular would have to absorb rising costs in Hawaii's tourism-dependent economy, although they agreed that a slower phase-in would help businesses prepare.

Much of the Hawaii wage debate centered on tips. Under the measure, employers of tipped workers making less than $17.10 per hour including tips would have to pay $10.10 per hour. For workers making more than $17.10 per hour, employers can deduct a $.75 tip credit from the hourly wage.

Under the $7.25 hourly rate, the tip credit is currently $.25 per hour for those workers making at least $7.75 an hour. (Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Ken Wills)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/hawaii-minimum-wage_n_5381932.html

lunes, 26 de mayo de 2014

Women Feel More Stress At Home Than At Work, Study Finds

"Home is stressing me out. I have to go to work."

While it might seem ridiculous, that might be exactly what your body is telling you. According to a new study by researchers at Penn State University, women's stress levels are often higher at home than they are at work -- especially for women without children.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/women-work-stress_n_5380088.html

Parents Allege Their Daughters Were Indoctrinated Into A Cult By High School Teachers

A family in Avon, Connecticut, has filed a lawsuit in federal court that alleges teachers at Avon High School indoctrinated their daughters into a cult.

The parents, referred to in the document as John and Jane Doe, have filed the lawsuit against Avon Public Schools, three teachers, a guidance counselor and Wellesley College in Massachusetts. The suit alleges two of the girls, now 22 and 19, became different people after spending an inappropriate amount of time with the educators.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/parents-high-school-daughters-cult-indoctrination_n_5381240.html

Hummus Giant Sabra Wants The Government To Ban Black Bean Hummus Because Of Etymology

Sabra Dipping, by far the country's leading producer of hummus, made headlines this week when it announced it is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to officially define "hummus" as a "semisolid food prepared from mixing cooked, dehydrated or dried chickpeas and tahini." Such a "hummus law" would prevent Sabra's competitors from marketing dips made from ingredients other than chickpeas -- or chickpea dips that do not include tahini, a Middle Eastern sesame paste -- as "hummus."

Sabra Marketing Director Greg Greene argued that an FDA definition, like those the administration already has in place for products such as ketchup, mayonnaise and peanut butter, could clear up consumer confusion now, and especially down the line.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/sabra-hummus_n_5381629.html

Jerry Seinfeld Is The Richest Actor In Hollywood Thanks To 'Seinfeld' Reruns: Report

The last episode of "Seinfeld" may have aired 16 years ago, but the eponymous star of the Emmy Award-winning sitcom is still said to be raking in the dough thanks to the show.

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Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/jerry-seinfeld-richest-actor-reruns_n_5383583.html

domingo, 25 de mayo de 2014

Touching Mirror Experiment Proves That 'You're Enough Just The Way You Are'

Mirrors are devious, lying fixtures that should never be trusted to give an honest opinion.

That's the general takeaway from "What Do Strangers Think Of You?", a BuzzFeed video that set individuals in front of a mirror, then asked them to honestly describe themselves. At the same time, and unbeknownst to them, strangers in another room were asked to offer their opinions of the individual.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/mirror-self-image-beauty-video_n_5381732.html

Everything You Want To Know About Infidelity But Are Too Afraid To Ask

By Julia Hartley Moore for DivorcedMoms.com

Over the course of my 15 years as a private investigator specializing in infidelity, I have dealt with thousands of cases. Many of my clients ask the same questions when they first come to see me. Even though every case I deal with is unique, it seems that the pain and rejection experienced by my clients unites them. The questions are still as heartfelt as the first time I took on a case of discovering infidelity, and my answers are built up for many years of experience.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/24/infidelity-_n_5368862.html

Listen To A Medical Professional Explain How You Can Actually Die Of A Broken Heart

The next time you hear that someone died of a broken heart, believe it.

It turns out, you can die from a heartache; it's a condition called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/broken-heart-syndrome_n_5381422.html

Here's What We Really Hope To See In The 'Wet Hot American Summer' TV Show

Did you ever find yourself wishing there was more of the 2001 comedy "Wet Hot American Summer"? Did you rewatch it because you just couldn't get enough?

You're about to get so much more "Wet Hot" that you won't even know to do with yourself. According to Variety, Netflix is in talks for a prequel TV series based on the cult comedy. Some even better news is that the film's executive producers are apparently trying to get the original cast to return.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/wet-hot-american-summer-tv_n_5381609.html

sábado, 24 de mayo de 2014

This Vet Is Helping Inmates Stay Connected With Their Families After Being Behind Bars Himself

You could call Frederick Hutson an overachiever.

After graduating from high school, Huston served honorably as a F-16 Avionics Electrician in the U.S. Air Force for almost three years. When he was just 19 years old, he launched a window tinting business, and two years after that, a cell phone store, according to ABC News. Both times, he turned a profit.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/federal-prison-system_n_5379840.html

Exasperated? Count to 10 ... A New Way.

I was driving on the highway the other night and found myself exasperated, at wits end by several mishaps that day.

I told myself I really should count to 10 and calm down as it's really not a good idea to be exasperated behind the wheel of a car. But then I decided to count to 10 a new way - to count by way of gratitude.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peg-melnik/exasperated-count-to-10_b_5383730.html

This Is What Happens When You Get Butt Naked In Front Of The White House

A man was placed into police custody on Friday after he stripped nude in front of a White House security gate.

"Michel Bechard approached uniformed division officers at the White House and he proceeded to get fully undressed," a spokesman for the Secret Service told CNN. "As uniformed division officers attempted to subdue him, he assaulted a uniform division officer and he was taken into custody."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/naked-white-house_n_5381848.html

It Takes a Long Time to be an Overnight Success

My uncle told me this years ago, and I haven't stopping laughing since.

This take on success is both hilarious and poignant. When it comes to a dream, I'm convinced, there's no doubt it will be realized. There's only one variable: when.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peg-melnik/it-takes-a-long-time-to-b_b_5383702.html

viernes, 23 de mayo de 2014

Where is the Gay Marriage Disaster?

It's been ten years since same-sex marriage was legalized in Massachusetts. So, precisely what are the results of this deregulation? Anti-gay activists predicted disaster for "the family," but were always quite vague about how.

Of course, they may claim that 10 years is not enough time to gage the extent of the disaster, but surely trends should have already emerged. Exactly how much time is necessary? I have problems when special interest groups predict long-term disasters of any kind. They are usually wrong, outcomes are affected by too many variables. This is the bane of central planning.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-peron/where-is-the-gay-marriage_b_5341843.html

Inside a Dutch Windmill

Climbing into a working windmill when the wind is strong, I feel the wonder and excitement industrious people must have felt a thousand years ago when the technology to harness wind and water power with mills helped Europe come out of the Dark Ages.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rick-steves/inside-a-dutch-windmill_b_5340369.html

AJ McCarron And Katherine Webb Make Inspiring Choice For Flower Girl At Their Wedding

Just off his selection in the fifth round of the NFL draft, freshly minted Cincinnati Bengals player AJ McCarron has made an important pick of his own.

The former Alabama quarterback and his new fiancée, Katherine Webb, have chosen Starla Chapman to be the flower girl at their wedding. Starla is a 5-year-old leukemia survivor, who met McCarron in 2011 when he visited the University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital to hand out presents on Christmas Eve.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/aj-mccarron-katherine-webb-flower-girl_n_5339918.html

The Moment I Knew I Had To Break Up With My Best Friend

By Jean Hanff Korelitz

The author of the page-turning You Should Have Known explains how she knew when her toughest relationship had ended& -- and why.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/when-to-end-a-friendship_n_5325932.html

jueves, 22 de mayo de 2014

Instead Of Getting Ready For The Tech Revolution, Schools Are Scaling Back

The promise of digital education is still out of reach for most American students.

For schools that haven?t yet made technology an integral part of every student?s school day and every teacher?s lesson planning, the problem is often basic: Their Internet connection is too weak and their laptops (if they even have them) are too old to handle whole classrooms of students spending most or even part of their day online.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/schools-scale-back-technology_n_5340711.html

Some Brazil World Cup Cities Face Dengue Fever Threat, Scientists Warns

LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - The risk of an outbreak of dengue fever during the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil is serious enough to warrant a high alert in three of the 12 host cities, according to an early warning system for the disease.

Scientists who developed the system said the overall threat of the disease during the month-long competition was low, but they warned that the northeastern venues of Natal, Fortaleza and Recifethere faced a serious risk.

Dengue, sometimes called breakbone fever because of the severe pain it can cause, is a viral infection transmitted by a type of mosquitoe called Aedes aegypti. It can range from a mild, flu-like illness to a potentially deadly one, which develops in around 5 percent of patients. There are no vaccines or effective treatments.

Brazil has more cases of dengue fever than anywhere else in the world. More than 7 million infections were recorded between 2000 and 2013.

Rachel Lowe, from the Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences in Barcelona, who helped develop the warning system, said the possibility of an outbreak during the World Cup large enough to infect visitors and spread back to their home countries will depend on a combination of factors.

This include having large numbers of mosquitoes, a susceptible population and a high rate of mosquito-human contact, she said.

"Our aim was to take the available evidence on real-time seasonal rainfall and temperature forecasts, transmission dynamics, and social and environmental variables and combine it with the latest in mapping and mathematical modeling to produce robust risk estimates for the 12 host cities," she said.

The results, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal on Saturday, showed the overall risk of an outbreak is low in the host cities of Brasolia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, and Sao Paulo. But it increases in cities like Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Manaus.

The cities with the highest risk are Natal, Fortaleza, and Recife, Lowe said.

"The ability to provide early warnings of dengue epidemics at the microregion level, three months in advance, is invaluable for reducing or containing an epidemic and will give local authorities the time to combat mosquito populations in those cities with a greater chance of dengue outbreaks," she said. (Reporting by Kate Kelland, editing by Larry King)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/scientists-warn-of-dengue_n_5340766.html

These Wedding Splurges Are Worth The Cost (And Then Some)

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide

With wedding costs on the rise, it can be harder than ever to keep your wedding budget on the right track. Rather than stressing over every little detail, we recommend focusing on the aspects that your guests will really notice ? and that'll improve their experience at your wedding. Here, check out the top seven areas worth the splurge.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/17/wedding-splurges_n_5333657.html

miércoles, 21 de mayo de 2014

Women in Business: Monica Noh, Founder of Carte Blanche

Monica is the founder and designer behind Carte Blanche, the first womenswear brand to use crowd-sourcing to give users the power to decide what styles go into production.

Monica graduated from Parsons in '07 and spent years designing for brands like Ann Taylor and Kate Spade SATURDAY, dreaming of the day she'd launch her own collection. She founded Carte Blanche one year ago with 3 convictions in mind: less waste, better quality, and greater transparency. Monica has always loved designing chic yet super wearable dresses, so that's what Carte Blanche is starting with for launch.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-dunn/women-in-business-monica_b_5341948.html

HUFFPOLLSTER: What Experimental Surveys Taught Gallup About Voters

Gallup releases the results of some experimental 2013 polling, but the debate over its likely voter model continues. Democrats are better-liked than Republicans, but still unpopular. And will Republicans tone down the Obamacare rhetoric after the primaries? This is HuffPollster for Friday, May 16, 2014.

ANAHEIM -- On Friday, Gallup released the second and final wave of results from an extensive review of its 2012 polling and pre-election poll methods to an audience of pollsters at annual American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) conference in Anaheim, California.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/gallup-experimental-surveys_n_5340515.html

U.S. Ordered To Stop Force-Feeding Guantanamo Prisoner

MIAMI (AP) ? A federal judge in Washington ordered the U.S. military on Friday to at least temporarily stop force-feeding a hunger striking prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay naval base.

The order from U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler bars the force feeding of prisoner Abu Wa'el Dhiab at least until a hearing on Wednesday. It also directs the military from forcibly removing the prisoner from his cell at the U.S. base in Cuba.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/guantanamo-force-feeding_n_5341448.html

GM Execs, But Not CEO Barra, Knew About Switch Problem

WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's top official on Friday said there was no information that General Motors Co's Chief Executive Mary Barra knew about faulty ignition switches in some of the company's vehicles.

But other GM employees, from engineers to executives, were aware of the problem, acting administrator David Friedman told reporters at a news conference after U.S. transportation officials announced a $35 million penalty against the automaker.

"Their process was broken," Friedman said, adding that the company's recall problems were due to several factors. (Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Susan Heavey, Editing by Franklin Paul)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/gm-exec-switch-problem-barra_n_5338468.html

martes, 20 de mayo de 2014

Aw, Ben Affleck Is The Saddest Batman Ever

Fans were up in arms when director Zack Snyder released a photo of Ben Affleck in his Batman costume looking bulky, blurry and incredibly dour. While the photo quality alone was disappointing -- revealing very little about the upcoming "Man Of Steel" sequel -- fans took the gloom-and-doom Caped Crusader and did what the Internet does best: They made a meme out of it.

You could blame the new Sad Batman meme on Irish journalist Will Hanafin, who used the hashtag #SadBatman on top of the newly revealed pic. Soon, photoshopped pictures of Affleck's masked hero began cropping up faster than you can say "To the Batmobile."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/ben-affleck-sad-batman_n_5333502.html

Alyssa Milano Reveals The Sex Of Her Second Baby In A Sweet Video Message

No gimmicks. No big party. Just some good old-fashioned virtual fanfare. Actress Alyssa Milano wanted to tell her fans whether her 2-year-old son Milo would be getting a baby brother or sister, so on Thursday, May 15, she tweeted out a teaser:

We'll be announcing if there's a girl baby in my belly or a boy baby in my belly tonight at 6pm PST on http://t.co/T4ODnwBYXb!! Join us!!

? Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 15, 2014

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/alyssa-milano-sex-second-baby_n_5340356.html

What Students Really Think About Technology In The Classroom

The grownups who make and debate education policy disagree about a lot of things, but they often take it as a given that kids love technology. And tapping into that love of gadgetry and games is a way to make students ?more engaged? in learning, or so many believe.

Interviews with students in the middle-income, rural district of Quakertown, on the outskirts of Philadelphia?s suburbs, suggest that kids? relationship with technology in school is more complicated than the adults may have imagined.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/student-thoughts-on-technology_n_5340589.html

Sherri Shepherd Fights For Full Custody Of Unborn Child After Filing For Divorce

Sherri Shepherd?s ongoing divorce battle with her estranged-husband, Lamar Sally, took an interesting turn this week as reports surfaced that ?The View? co-host is reportedly fighting to attain custody of the couple?s unborn child, according to pre-nuptial documents obtained by TMZ.

Sally?s separation request requested primary custody of the child, who?s due on July 28 via a surrogate. However, Shepherd has asked in the divorce documents to enforce the couple's prenuptial agreement, in which Sally agrees that the host will have full custody of the newborn. But the television writer has alleged that the agreement is based on ?fraud,? in hopes to nullify the document.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/sherri-shepherd-divorce-full-custody-unborn-child_n_5340408.html

lunes, 19 de mayo de 2014

How to Build or Rebuild Your Credit Using a Secured Credit Card

The horror stories about credit cards are real. Far too many people have used them irresponsibly and dug themselves a deep, deep financial hole that takes years or decades to get out of. But those unfortunate tales shouldn't overshadow the very real fact that credit cards have revolutionized how we live, arguably doing for commerce what the automobile did for travel and what the mobile phone has done for communications. Just imagine the pre-credit card days when travel, shopping or going to a restaurant meant carrying around a wallet full of cash or traveler's checks.

These days, in the wake of the financial crisis - which both spawned tougher regulations and prompted banks to be circumspect about extending credit - many people simply can't get a credit card. While that is probably a good thing overall, it means that people who have a poor credit history or are simply too young to have established a credit history cannot take advantage of the many real benefits of having a credit card in their wallet. That is, unless they opt to obtain a credit building card, aka as a secured credit card, and begin a journey to obtaining a full-fledged credit card.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/curtis-arnold/how-to-build-or-rebuild-y_b_5335355.html

How A Shocking Revelation In My Marriage Changed Everything

"This Is Divorce At..." is a HuffPost Divorce series delving into divorce at every stage of life. Want to share your experience of divorcing at a certain age? Email us at divorce@huffingtonpost.com or tweet @HuffPost Divorce.

After years of wishing, hoping and planning for a relationship, our reader Jennifer E. finally found The One. It was a storybook romance -- until it wasn't. Below, she shares with us how a big reveal destroyed her marriage while teaching her what qualities need to be present for a relationship to last.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/17/life-after-divorce-_n_5326194.html

Natalie Tennant, West Virginia Senate Candidate, Hesitant On Manchin-Toomey Gun Bill

WASHINGTON -- West Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant is not yet sold on legislation expanding background checks for gun purchases, even though one of the main backers of the bill is the man set to become her state's senior senator, Democrat Joe Manchin.

Last year, Manchin and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) teamed up to strengthen the gun background check system while still protecting Americans' Second Amendment rights. Manchin is considered one of the Senate's most conservative Democrats, and he and Toomey worked hard to reach out to Red State conservatives to convince them that the bill was not some gun-grabbing measure.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/natalie-tennant-west-virginia-guns_n_5341108.html

Al Roker Didn't Know Who Jill Abramson Was Prior To Her Firing From The New York Times

Prior to Jill Abramson's recent firing from The New York Times, Al Roker had never heard of the former executive editor.

The longtime weather anchor joined HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps to talk about the launch of his new weather game app, Al?s Weather Rokies App. When asked whether he was startled when he found out what happened to Abramson, Roker admitted he was not surprised -- for one very specific reason.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/al-roker-jill-abramson_n_5340400.html

domingo, 18 de mayo de 2014

This Is What It Looks Like When San Diego Goes Up In Flames

Severe wildfires have torn through more than 10,000 acres of San Diego County for four days, forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes. And the crippling drought that has plagued California for more than two years is only exacerbating the situation.

?The drought has set the stage for a very busy, very long, potentially very dangerous fire season,? Daniel Berlant, a spokesperson for Cal Fire, told The Huffington Post. While the state?s fire season usually peaks during summer and fall months, dry conditions have rendered wildfires a year-round issue. ?With that lack of rain, the grass, brush and trees really have been tinder-dry all year long,? he added.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/san-diego-wildfires_n_5340598.html

Shame, School and Our Girls

During my second year of teaching English to eighth graders in Boston, I found myself in a strange quandary. I was preparing for a meeting with the parents of one of my students; this was more to do with the student's progress and was required by the counselor. The student, a female of color who lived in low-income housing, was a newly-voracious reader and incredibly enthusiastic to talk about books and encourage her friends to read. I couldn't wait to tell her parents (whom I'd never met) about her progress.

"Don't tell her father about any of the books she is reading. Especially don't mention To Kill a Mockingbird. Try to change the subject if he asks," the weary counselor told me before the meeting. I froze, and asked why. She told me that her father, a devout Jehovah's Witness, had recently reappeared back on the scene, and had a history of vocally disapproving of most (all) books that his daughter read at school and for pleasure. This was the reason she had been slow to warm to reading in class, but with her father out of the picture for a while, she'd had a chance to really blossom. Now it was up to me to keep her secret, to allow her to read. It was strange to me to have to avoid telling her own father about how amazing his daughter was, but the school had already apparently made a tacit agreement within its walls to put its students' interests first.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katie-mgongolwa-/shame-school-and-our-girl_b_5337600.html

Apple, Google Agree To Settle Smartphone Patent Litigation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to dismiss high profile U.S. patent litigation against each other over smartphone technology, according to a court filing on Friday.

In a joint statement, the companies said the settlement does not include a cross license to their respective patents. "Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform," the statement said.

Apple and companies that make phones using Google's Android software have filed dozens of such lawsuits against each other around the world to protect their technology. Apple had argued that Android phones that use Google software copy its iPhones.

(Reporting by Dan Levine)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/apple-google-smartphone-patent_n_5340805.html

The California Drought Is Far From Over, And The Entire State Is Suffering

For a few days last month, it rained in San Francisco. Residents across the city cheered a welcomed respite from a drought that has crippled California for more than two years -- but the celebration turned out to be premature.

On Thursday, for the first time this century, the U.S. Drought Monitor declared that all of California is in a ?severe? drought, with many areas of the state in an even worse condition, from "extreme" to "exceptional," the poorest possible rating.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/california-drought_n_5340596.html

sábado, 17 de mayo de 2014

Arkansas Supreme Court Suspends Judge's Order Striking Down Gay Marriage Bans

By The Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) ? Arkansas' highest court has suspended a judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, halting the distribution of licenses that have been issued to hundreds of gay couples.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/arkansas-supreme-court-gay-marriage_n_5340365.html

Here's A List Of Instagram Photos You Could Put On Your Adidas Sneakers This Summer

If you've ever looked at your sneakers and thought "I wish I could throw a filter on these bad boys or maybe a photo of my breakfast," today is your lucky day.

Fashionista broke the news Friday that Adidas are debuting a line of super-meta sneakers that are, you guessed it, Instagram-friendly. Apparently, you'll be able to choose a photo that you love off your feed and have them printed right onto your shoes.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/adidas-sneakers-instagram_n_5339829.html

Photo Series Captures The Endearing Misery Of Dogs At Bath Time

Dogs are one of nature's most enthusiastic and loving creatures. Whether it's going for a walk, having a snuggle on the couch or playing a game of fetch, man's best friend always seems to be on board with a big puppy grin and a wagging tail. However, there is one activity that will halt those eager paws in their tracks and send them running in the other direct. The dreaded (dun dun dun!) bath.

Sophie Gamand, a French photographer living in New York, decided to get a closer look at our furry friends' least favorite activity in her photo series, "Wet Dog."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/wet-dogs-photo-series_n_5333182.html

GM PowerPoint Told Workers Not To Say Cobain,' Deathtrap,' 'Rolling Sarcophagus' And More

If you're ever preparing for a presentation at General Motors and wondering whether to try and somehow sneak in the phrase "rolling sarcophagus," the answer is no.

The phrase is one of 69 that the company urged workers not to use in a 2008 PowerPoint presentation on how to handle various aspects of recalls. The PowerPoint, marked "Confidential," was released Friday by the U.S. government, and the list, buried at the bottom of the document embedded below, doesn't quite mince words when discussing what not to say.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/gm-powerpoint_n_5340385.html