jueves, 25 de septiembre de 2014

10 Arguments That Prove We All Get A Little Crazy In Love

If you've been in a relationship long enough, you've gotten into overblown, drawn-out arguments over completely ridiculous things: You've had it up to here with the bobby pins she leaves scattered around the house -- or you can't believe he has the gall to spoil major plot points from "Game of Thrones" almost every week. (So what if you've read the books -- keep it to yourself!)

The arguments may be super serious and full of death stares in the moment, but they're hilarious to retell later on. We've got Reddit for proof of that. On Friday, Redditors shared the most ridiculous, small potatoes argument they've ever gotten into with a S.O.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/couple-arguments-that_n_5642909.html

Ferguson Protesters Have Some Demands (VIDEO)

ST. LOUIS -- Three men who said they've been involved with protests in Ferguson since the beginning unveiled a list of demands at a press conference on Friday, calling for immediate Department of Justice intervention and an end to "militarized policing."

Rapper Tef Poe, St. Louis activist Taurean Russell and Kansas City resident Jeffery Hill Jr. said they've been in Ferguson since Aug. 9, the day Michael Brown was shot to death by police Officer Darren Wilson. Although days of violent clashes between police and protestors have given way to two relatively calm nights of protest, Poe and Russell said anger is not diminishing.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/ferguson-protest-demands_n_5701847.html

miércoles, 24 de septiembre de 2014

Denny's Offers $300 Grand Slam Breakfast With Champagne In NYC

NEW YORK (AP) ? Denny's is popping the cork on its first Manhattan location.

The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/1qMHWnj) the diner chain's Financial District debut is serving up a special combo putting a pricy bottle of Dom Perignon alongside its down home Grand Slam breakfast.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/dennys-champagne-300-dollars-grand-slam-manhattan-new-york_n_5734538.html

James Gandolfini's Final Movie Is A Disappointment

If "The Drop" didn't contain James Gandolfini's last screen performance, it might have gone directly to DVD. That's how old fashioned so much of this movie feels. Written by Dennis Lehane ("Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone") and directed by Michaël R. Roskam, "The Drop" -- previously called "Animal Rescue," the title of Lehane's source short story -- is as generic as all those thrillers Cinemax used to play on Friday night. Your dad fell asleep watching "The Drop" in 1998.

Yet the film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, is not without some charms. Tom Hardy, who plays the lead character, Bob, a laconic bartender, acts like some combination of Frankenstein, Ryan Gosling and Jake LaMotta. Hardy's entire performance is pitched toward a tone of bemusement that recalls the time Liev Schreiber said hello to a jar of cookies in "Walking and Talking." To wit: Hardy plays with a dog in "The Drop," which will make future GIF makers quite happy and should keep Tumblr in business for another year.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/james-gandolfini-final-movie_n_5698543.html

Maybe Proposing In A Paddle Boat Wasn't The Best Idea

You could say this proposal didn't exactly go swimmingly.

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, a man named Shane pops the question to his girlfriend on a paddle boat full of their friends. In her excitement, she playfully hits him and knocks the ring out of his hands and into the water.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/19/proposal-paddle-boat-fail_n_5852322.html

Obama To Meet Congressional Leaders On ISIS: Source

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with the four leaders of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, a senior congressional source said on Friday, amid rising concern in Washington about the advances of the Islamic State.

The source told Reuters the meeting would take place at 3:15 p.m. EDT (1915 GMT). Lawmakers return to Washington on Monday from their five-week August recess.

The meeting will include Harry Reid, the Democratic leader of the U.S. Senate, and Mitch McConnell, the chamber's top Republican, as well as John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives and Nancy Pelosi, the House's top Democrat.

The topic of the meeting was not disclosed, but it is expected to focus on the threat posed by the Sunni militants.

Lawmakers from both parties have been calling on Obama to detail his plans for going after the group, which has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria and provoked outrage by releasing videos showing the gruesome beheadings of two American journalists.

Some have criticized the president for failing to present a strategy both to both Congress and the American public.

Obama said at a NATO summit on Friday that NATO allies stood ready to join the United States in military action to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq as he vowed to 'take out' the leaders of a movement he said was a major threat to the West.

The meeting with the Congressional leadership was first reported by the Washington Post.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/obama-congress-leaders-isis_n_5775912.html

martes, 23 de septiembre de 2014

Man Dives Into An Active Volcano With A GoPro, Calls It A 'Window Into Hell'

George Kourounis stood at the edge of a red-hot lava lake, fiery molten rock gurgling just feet away as caustic acid rain splashed his protective suit.

It was a "window into hell," he said. "Dramatic and violent."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/volcano-gopro-george-kourounis-sam-cossman_n_5774706.html

Prince Harry Plays Wheelchair Rugby To Raise Awareness For Wounded Vets

Prince Harry has long championed veterans? causes from the sidelines, but on Friday, he took a spin in their shoes when he tried his hand at murderball to promote the Invictus Games in London.

The four-day sporting event, which launched on Wednesday with the help of first lady Michelle Obama, was the brainchild of Prince Harry who sees the games as a way to give wounded vets the opportunity to heal and to raise awareness for the struggles they endure. The event drew 400 injured vets from around the world to compete in such sports as running and archery.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/harry-murderball_n_5813110.html

Bobby Knight Uninjured After Hitting A Cow With His Car

Bobby Knight, the coach known for "having a cow," actually hit a cow last month, when he ran into the animal on a dark stretch of highway in Wyoming.

Wyoming Highway Patrol told The Associated Press that the former college basketball coach was uninjured in the incident, though he totaled his 2012 Ford Expedition.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/bobby-knight-hits-cow_n_5774580.html

NBC Admits Error On Christie Bridgegate Report

It looks as if Brian Williams got too far out over his skis with a report on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's link to the "Bridgegate" scandal.

On Friday, NBC News admitted Nightly News anchor Brian Williams' report that federal charges for Christie had been ruled out in the "Bridgegate" investigation was incorrect.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/19/nbc-christie-bridgegate_n_5853242.html

lunes, 22 de septiembre de 2014

Prince Harry Comes To The Rescue Of Little Girl, Gives Her Fairytale Treatment

This little concertgoer felt like princess thanks to one valiant prince.

Last Sunday, 5-year-old Isabelle Nixon was having trouble seeing the stage during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games -- an international competition for wounded, injured and sick members of the armed forces -- in London, England. Lucky for little Isabelle, Prince Harry, who launched the games, noticed how upset she was and came to the rescue, lifting her onto his shoulders and dancing with her while the Foo Fighters performed on stage, according to Today.com.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/19/prince-harry-dances-little-girl_n_5850934.html

Seven NATO Allies Will Reportedly Create New Rapid Reaction Force

BRUSSELS, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Seven NATO allies plan to create a new rapid reaction force of at least 10,000 soldiers as part of plans to boost NATO defenses in response to Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

The aim is to create a division-sized joint expeditionary force for rapid deployment and regular exercises. The British-led force would include air and naval units as well as ground troops, the newspaper said.

Countries involved include Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway and the Netherlands. Canada has also expressed an interest in taking part, it said.

British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce the creation of the force next week, coinciding with the Sept. 4-5 NATO summit in Wales.

Since Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in March, NATO members have taken a number of short-term steps to reinforce the security of allies in eastern Europe that are worried by Russia's new assertiveness.

At the Wales summit next week, U.S. President Barack Obama and other NATO leaders are expected to agree on a longer-term plan for boosting NATO's eastern defenses.

One element of the plan will be shaking up NATO's existing rapid reaction force so that some units of it are capable of responding to a crisis in a few days, NATO diplomats say. (Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Tom Heneghan)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/nato-rapid-reaction-force_n_5738800.html

California School Cops Received Military Rifles, Grenade Launchers, Armored Vehicles

School police in several California public school districts are ready for anything -- including, apparently, a small invasion.

The open news website MuckRock found through a recent Freedom of Information Act request that not only are California state and local police departments receiving military-grade equipment from the Department of Defense, but several school police departments are as well.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/militarized-police-california_n_5813014.html

These Portraits Of Moroccan Hipsters Are More Nuanced Than They Look

The New York Times sees shades of Matisse and Koons. ArtNet is convinced he's the next David LaChapelle. But Hassan Hajjaj, the Moroccan stylist and photographer, started out simply wanting to capture the essence of his home country in ways his buddies back in London would appreciate.

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Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/hassan-hajjaj-portraits_n_5807750.html

domingo, 21 de septiembre de 2014

Statue Selfies Are The Newest Internet Meme For Art Nerds

Is anyone anything safe from the omnipotent desire to place a camera at arm's length from one's own face and click? The answer appears to be no.


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/15/statue-selfies_n_5680374.html

ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports

As the United States begins to deepen ties with moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a key component of its coalition appears to have struck a non-aggression pact with the group.

According to Agence France-Presse, ISIS and a number of moderate and hard-line rebel groups have agreed not to fight each other so that they can focus on taking down the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Other sources say the signatories include a major U.S. ally linked to the Free Syrian Army.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/isis-deal-syria_n_5814128.html

8-Year-Old Boy Found Dead In Home

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Pennsylvania say the body of an 8-year-old boy was found inside his home several days after he died, and his father is facing criminal charges.

Pennlive.com ( http://bit.ly/1sfJFFX ) reports that police were called to the Harrisburg home late Friday and found the boy's body.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/02/boy-dead-in-home-_n_5644358.html

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Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/23/test-up_0_n_5702189.html

sábado, 20 de septiembre de 2014

'Fashion Police' Will Continue Without Joan Rivers

After Joan Rivers' death on Sept. 4, the fate of her E! show, "Fashion Police," was unclear. Following a few weeks of uncertainty, the network has issued a statement, announcing that the show will continue to air. "Fashion Police" will return in 2015 for Golden Globes coverage on Jan. 12:

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms. We have also thought long and hard about what Joan would have wanted as it pertains to the future of Fashion Police. We decided, with Melissa Rivers? blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue. Fashion Police will return in 2015 commencing with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, January 12. No further details will be announced at this time.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/19/fashion-police-continue-without-joan-rivers_n_5852450.html

Early Color Photographs Give Glimpse Into The Russia Of Yesterday

Russia is a country that spans two continents and nine time zones, and serves as home to over 140 million inhabitants and over 190 different ethnic groups. Rich in land and people, the massive nation has endured wars, economic collapse and authoritarian rule over the last 100 years alone, all the while cultivating some of the world's brightest cultural figures -- Wassily Kandinsky, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Andrei Sakharov.

Needless to say, Russian history is a past worth documenting. And "Primrose: Early Colour Photography in Russia," is a historical exhibition worth visiting.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/early-color-photography-russia_n_5755152.html

As a Business Owner, My First Priority Is My Family

As a small business owner and serial entrepreneur, I understand the dedication it takes to make a business succeed. There is an undeniable time commitment and hustle most don't see from the outside. Owning and running a business are two different things. Many people can own a business, but few can actually run one. I have been an entrepreneur since I was a teenager. I see business ideas in almost every aspect of my life, but I understand there is only so much time in a day to follow these ideas.

I am currently on my second business, which I consider a success. My first one was built from the ground up and quite successful for a one-man show. After four years of pushing the limits and working with very little sleep, I realized it was time to throw in the towel. My business was my life, and it was affecting my health and my marriage. I sold parts of my business and shut down the rest and I still believe it was the best decision of my life.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/grayson-bell/as-a-business-owner-my-first-priority-is-my-family_b_5662639.html



Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/test_203_n_5701593.html

viernes, 19 de septiembre de 2014

By Air, Land and Sea, the Military is Going Green to Save Lives and Money

"Climate change affects the sons and the daughters who are currently stepping up to wear the uniform of our country." - Former Sen. John W. Warner

This month, one of America's most accomplished "naval persons" in recent memory will attend a well-deserved christening ceremony in his honor for a new submarine, SSN 785 John Warner. U.S. Senator John Warner is a true American hero, having served his country as a Navy enlisted sailor, a Marine lieutenant, Secretary of the Navy and United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia. As there are few people in this country, let alone the rest of the world, with such a resume, I am particularly encouraged by Senator Warner's latest endeavor: fighting the threat climate change presents to our armed forces and our nation.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-brower/by-air-land-and-sea-the-m_b_5775574.html

Victoria Justice On Dealing With Cyberbullying, Fashion Inspiration And Her Advice To Teens

Victoria Justice is probably known best for her role in "Victorious" as an aspiring singer who's accepted into the Hollywood Arts High School. Though the popular Nickelodeon show finished it's run last year, the actress-singer has returned to the classroom, playing a bullied teen who fights back in the upcoming film, "The Outskirts."

In an interview with HuffPost Teen, Victoria opened up about her new role (including her personal experiences with cyberbullying), the singers who inspire her and what's next on the horizon.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/victoria-justice-_n_5700484.html

Former Baltimore Radio Host: Ray And Janay Rice's Relationship Was 'Toxic', Plagued By Infidelity

Since video leaked of Ray Rice cold-cocking his then-fiancee and now-wife Janay Rice, a lot has happened. Rice's employer, the Baltimore Ravens, terminated his contract. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him indefinitely, and the brutal domestic violence has sparked a nationwide conversation.

Anita Marks, a sideline reporter and radio host in New York, knew the Rices before the fame -- or infamy. Marks co-hosted a radio show with Rice himself during her time as a sports reporter in Baltimore. Marks joined a roundtable discussion Friday on HuffPost Live to talk about the emerging narrative of domestic violence in lieu of Rice's transgressions. She told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani:

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/ray-janay-rice-relationship_n_5813476.html

How The 'Orman Factor' Muddles The Senate Forecast, And How We've Dealt With That

WASHINGTON -- The recent upheaval in the Kansas Senate race has thrown a small wrench into political observers' efforts to forecast which party will take majority control of the upper chamber of Congress next year.

If independent candidate Greg Orman ousts Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) on Nov. 4, three outcomes are possible in the overall battle for the U.S. Senate: The Republicans might still have won enough seats to take over. Democrats might retain control. Or an Orman victory could trigger a "little-known third category" -- a stalemate in which the Kansas businessman decides which party holds the majority.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/senate-forecast-kansas_n_5774602.html

jueves, 18 de septiembre de 2014

It's Amazing How Much More Money You Earn With A Penis, Report Notes

As debate over the high cost and sometimes diminishing returns of a college degree these days continues, a new report suggests the relative value of the degree really depends on whether you're a man or a woman.

According to a new report from Fusion Interactive, women of all degree levels tend to end up getting shorted salary-wise when compared to men with less education.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/college-degree-worth-it_n_5773470.html

Abercrombie Blames Historic Primary Loss On Gay Marriage

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

Republicans are allowed to vote for Democrats in Hawaii's open primary, and Abercrombie said they chose to vote against him because of his support for gay marriage and because they think his party rival, state Sen. David Ige, is an easier target to beat in the general election.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/30/abercrombie-blames-loss-on-gay-marriage_n_5740184.html

African Lead Mine Poisons Children

KABWE, Zambia -- From the screaming children being tested for lead in this African city, to the clouds of toxic dust blown across soccer fields, streets and courtyards, this is one of the world's worst lead poisoning epidemics.

The lowest blood lead levels in nearly 300 children we tested in July were around 35 micrograms per deciliter -- six times above the acceptable level in the United States.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-barber/african-lead-mine-poisons_b_5812284.html

This Dog Can't Contain His Joy That Football Is Back

What's better than watching football? Watching this Golden Retriever, "George," watch football.

Maybe he's into the strategy. Maybe he just likes to pretend he's part of the team. Or maybe -- just maybe -- he's only in it for the plays.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/dog-watches-football-video_n_5775436.html

miércoles, 17 de septiembre de 2014

Egypt's banning of ultras constitutes effort to outlaw legitimate opposition

By James M. Dorsey

An expected decision by Egyptian soccer authorities to ban as terrorist organizations groups of militant soccer fans builds on the definition by Arab autocrats of legitimate, democratic opposition forces as violent threats to their grip on power. By leaving youth with ever fewer, if any, options for venting pent-up anger and frustration, it risks pushing them towards violent, militant Islamist groups.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-dorsey/egypts-banning-of-ultras_b_5776282.html

How Artists Are Helping Transform A Detroit Community

This story originally appeared in Model D, a Detroit online magazine.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/detroit-hamtramck-artists_n_5737470.html

Brian Schatz Wins Hawaii Democratic Primary For U.S. Senate

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Sen. Brian Schatz beat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Hawaii, closing out a tight, emotional race that went into overtime after a tropical storm kept some voters from the polls.

Schatz extended his slim vote lead late Friday during a makeup election for thousands of voters in two remote precincts who couldn't cast ballots during the state's regular primary last Saturday because of blocked roads and power outages caused by Tropical Storm Iselle.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/16/brian-schatz-wins-primary_n_5683845.html

St. Louis County Police Officer Dan Page Retires Following Inflammatory Video

The St. Louis County police officer who pushed a CNN journalist on live television in Ferguson, Missouri, and was earlier suspended from duty after a videotape surfaced in which he threatened to "kill everybody," has retired.

St. Louis County police officer Dan Page, a 35-year police veteran, had his last day with the force on August 25th, MSNBC reported on Friday night. A representative of the St. Louis County Police Chief told MSNBC that Page is expected to receive a his full pension.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/30/st-louis-police-dan-page-retires_n_5740312.html

martes, 16 de septiembre de 2014

U.S. Uses State Secrets Law To Kill Iran-Related Lawsuit

(Adds response by lawyers for both sides in lawsuit, paragraph 5)

By Emily Flitter

NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has moved to invoke a powerful national security law to dismiss a private lawsuit against a non-profit group, United Against A Nuclear Iran, on grounds that the case could reveal state secrets, according to a court filing on Friday.

Lawyers for the government argued that proceedings in the private dispute between a Greek businessman and U.S.-based UANI could "cause harm to national security" if they are allowed to continue. The document in federal court in New York said the secrets were "properly classified national security information" which would be described in another filing that would not be made public.

Greek businessman and ship owner Victor Restis last year sued UANI for defamation after UANI, whose advisors include former intelligence officials from the United States, Europe and Israel, accused him of violating sanctions on Iran by exporting oil from the country.

UANI advocates economic pressure on Iran to keep over its nuclear program. Iran denies Western accusations that it has been seeking the capability to assemble nuclear weapons. One of UANI's tactics is to name and shame companies and people who do business in Iran.

In an emailed statement, UANI's lawyer said he believed Restis' complaint was without merit. Restis' lawyer declined to comment before filing a formal response in court.

Earlier this year, U.S. government lawyers declared their interest in the lawsuit, warning that information related to UANI could jeopardize law enforcement activities such as ongoing investigations.

The state secrets privilege is more powerful than the one the government would have used to protect law enforcement activities. It refers specifically to matters of national security.

It is used far more sparingly than the law enforcement privilege. In Friday's court filing U.S. Department of Justice lawyers pointed to another example in which the government invoked it to try to dismiss a defamation lawsuit in 1985 by a man claiming Penthouse Magazine had wrongly accused him of being a spy.

The case is Restis et al v. American Coalition Against Nuclear Iran Inc, (dba United Against A Nuclear Iran) et al, in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, No. 13-05032. (Reporting By Emily Flitter; Editing by Grant McCool)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/us-national-security-iran-lawsuit_n_5813714.html

The High Cost of a Bad Marriage

Money problems are frequently cited as a source of friction in marriages, and there is no doubt that bad finances can put a strain on a marriage. However, you can also turn that around and look at it the other way: A bad marriage can put an awful strain on a couple's finances.

Why? Several reasons. Marital problems can discourage responsible financial behavior and exacerbate bad financial habits. Here are six examples.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-barrington/the-high-cost-of-a-bad-ma_b_5739606.html

1 Dead, 20 Hospitalized For Apparent Drug Overdoses At Mad Decent Block Party

A man who attended an all-day music festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, has died from an apparent drug overdose, police said Saturday.

Howard County Police identified the deceased as 20-year-old Tyler Fox Viscardi of North Carolina. Viscardi and at least 20 others were hospitalized for possible overdoses and other drug-related effects after attending the Mad Decent Block Party Friday, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/02/overdoses-mad-decent-death-maryland_n_5644363.html

12 Emotional Highs Only Brides Would Understand

If you're knee-deep in wedding planning hell, we're here to remind you that it's not all budget-induced panic attacks and guest list drama. Actually, there are some pretty awesome moments that -- we promise -- will make all the other B.S. worth your while. Below are the 12 highest highs you'll experience as a bride.

When you find the perfect dress and it's in your price range:

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/best-part-of-bride_n_5812386.html

lunes, 15 de septiembre de 2014

Adrian Peterson Indicted In Child Injury Case, Arrest Warrant Issued: REPORTS

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas in a child injury case and an arrest warrant has been issued, according to multiple media reports. Citing unnamed sources, Mark Berman of MyFOX Houston 26 first reported on Friday that the 2012 NFL MVP had been indicted in a case involving alleged "reckless or negligent injury to a child." ESPN subsequently reported that an arrest warrant had been issued for Peterson, who had practiced with the Vikings earlier on Friday.

Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, later confirmed the indictment and claimed the alleged incident involved disciplining a son, in a statement obtained by Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press:

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/adrian-peterson-child-injury-indicted_n_5813210.html

Kentucky's GOP Bromance Deepens, Even Without True Love

MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Sen. Rand Paul arrived at the Graves County GOP breakfast here Saturday all but incognito, without an entourage, wearing jeans, cowboy boots and his usual bemused look.

He came to praise Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, not to bury him, as he had once tried to do. But Paul wasn't going to make a big deal of it.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/02/mitch-mcconnell-rand-paul_n_5644166.html

Study Shows Most White Americans Have Don't Have Black Friends

Despite all the talk about our supposedly post-racial society, friend groups among Americans remain starkly segregated.

A recent study conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute showed that 91 percent of the average white American's friends are white, and just 1 percent of their friends are black. While black Americans tend to have a more diverse social network, they don?t fare much better. The average African American has 83 percent black friends, 8 percent white friends, two percent Latino friends, zero Asian friends, and three percent mixed-race friends. One of the most glaring statistics from the study revealed that 75 percent of white Americans are exclusively friends with those of the same race.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/white-americans-black-friends_n_5733250.html

Film Industry Has Worst Summer Since 1997

It's not just you. Nobody has seen a good movie lately.

Or at least if they have, it isn't in a theater. Ticket sales to movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada are expected to sink to about $3.9 billion, a 15 percent decline when compared to summer of 2013, according to box office company Rentrak. In July, box office sales were down 30 percent, the New York Times reports.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/film-industry-worst-summer_n_5739828.html

domingo, 14 de septiembre de 2014

Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens In Adorable Mismatch For The Ages

Giant men. Tiny kittens. They both come together in this adorable BuzzFeed video.

Before the giant men visited the Kitty Bungalow Charm School For Wayward Cats, a rehabilitation center for feral kittens in the Los Angeles area, they seemed woefully unaware of the joys of feline friendship -- or even basic biology.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/giant-men-meet-tiny-kittens-buzzfeedvideo_n_5738510.html

OSU To Conduct Second Review Of Band's Alleged Hazing Amid Criticism

Ohio State University is moving forward with a second review of allegations about its marching band, after an initial investigation found multiple instances of hazing among band members. The first report led OSU to fire band director Jonathan Waters, even as alumni have disputed its findings.

The new, external task force is being led by former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/ohio-state-marching-band-review_n_5662325.html

The Funniest Someecards Of The Week

This week was quite culty wasn't it? (Yes, we're fully aware that "culty" is not a word, just roll with it.)

We had the cult of Apple's most recent announcement, complete with bigger iPhones, Apple Watches, and curious scarves. We also saw the cult of the Pumpkin Spice Latte (or the #PSL, for those in the know) go into full swing. Quite the week.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/funniest-someecards-of-the-week_n_5813144.html

These Crafts Made By Japanese-American Prisoners Will Renew Your Faith In Human Ingenuity

Half of the 120,000 prisoners were children. It was the start of the War Years, the turning from 1941 to 1942. Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor and President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered 90 percent of America's ethnic Japanese from their homes in retaliation. For four years, they lived in bleak camps edged in barbed wire, deep inside deserts and swamps. Internees were allowed only what they could carry, including bedding and eating utensils. Upon arrival there were no chairs to sit on, no tables to eat at, no tools to build with or scissors with which to cut.

What do you tell someone who has lost everything? In Japan, there is actually a word for the occasion: "gaman," a quality both hard and soft. To practice gaman is to endure that which seems unendurable, with patience and grace.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/15/art-of-gaman-arts-crafts-japanese-interment-camps_n_5655381.html

sábado, 13 de septiembre de 2014

The UN Strikes Back at ISIL's Black Economy


ISIS Controlled Territories in Iraq and Syria.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/luay-al-khatteeb/the-un-strikes-back-at-is_b_5702240.html

Charles Koch Linked To Creation Of Fossil Fuel-Defending Nonprofit: Report

WASHINGTON -- Documents uncovered by Republic Report link billionaire Charles Koch to the formation of a nonprofit that would later become the Institute for Energy Research, an active player in Washington policy debates.

IER, also a nonprofit, describes its mission as providing "intensive research and analysis about American energy." It's known for advocating against tax subsidies for renewable energy and the Environmental Protection Agency's new rules on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. It's highly critical of policies that would be bad for oil, gas and coal interests -- which, of course, are the source of much of Koch's immense wealth. And its political arm, the American Energy Alliance, has run ads attacking President Barack Obama and other politicians for their energy policies.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/charles-koch-institute-for-energy-research_n_5738868.html

Los Angeles Issues 'Heat Alert' As Temperatures Soar

By Dan Whitcomb

LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Los Angeles health officials on Friday issued a special "heat alert" for this weekend, urging residents to take special precautions with temperatures expected to soar into triple digits across the region.

With California already baking under a record drought that has brought acute water shortages, forecasts called for temperatures to reach more than 100 degrees in downtown Los Angeles and even higher in some surrounding communities.

"Extreme heat such as this is not just an inconvenience, it can be dangerous and even deadly, but we can protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors if we take steps to remain cool and hydrated," Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, the city's interim health director, said in issuing the heat alert.

Gunzenhauser said some 60 "cooling centers" would be open at libraries, recreation centers and other community buildings throughout the weekend, offering shelter to residents suffering from what is predicted to be sweltering heat.

He cautioned residents that small children, the elderly and pets should not be left alone in homes or vehicles with no air conditioning and said schools should take precautions during sporting events.

"When temperatures are high, even a few hours of exertion may cause severe dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke," Gunzenhauser said.

"Others who are frail or have chronic health conditions may develop serious health problems leading to death if they are exposed to high temperatures over several days," he said.

California is in its third year of a devastating drought that has forced farmers to leave fields unplanted and left communities reliant on well water with little to drink.

Mandatory conservation measures forbid actions such as letting sprinklers drench driveways and concrete walkways while watering the lawn, using a hose without a shut-off valve to wash a car and using drinkable water in fountains that do not recirculate it.

Some communities have banned residents from filling their swimming pools, and in Southern California, residents have removed 2.5 million square feet of turf from their front and back yards, replacing water-thirsty grass with drought tolerant plants and other landscaping. (Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Susan Heavey)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/los-angeles-heat-alert_n_5812170.html

Gaza Warnings, Ramadan In China And A Sumo Run: Week In Photos, Jul. 27 - Aug. 3

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos offer peeks into what happened around the globe this week.

1. A Chinese Muslim looks at a table full of watermelon before the breaking of the Ramadan fast at a mosque in Beijing on July 28, 2014.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/02/week-in-photos_n_5626739.html

viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2014

Israel Ready To Continue Gaza War After Tunnels Razed: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israel signaled Saturday it plans to scale back its military operation in the Gaza war and will not participate for now in any cease-fire negotiations in Cairo with Hamas. The Islamic militant group suggested it won't hold its fire in the case of a unilateral Israeli pullout, raising the prospect of renewed hostilities in the future.

Israel continued to pound Gaza with airstrikes Saturday, killing at least 72 Palestinians, many in the southern border town of Rafah where Israeli troops searched for a soldier feared captured by militants.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/02/israel-continue-gaza-war_n_5644357.html

(VIDEO) VivaKi's Hopwood on Programmatic Advertising: "We are on a Tidal Wave of Innovation"

LONDON -  From the emergence of programmatic television selling from  the likes of Sky in the U.K. to innovative ad-synch technologies, to the rapid maturation of the tech stacks of Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Amazon,  the selling of advertising programmatically is quickly accelerating, says Danny Hopwood, Head of Platform EMEA at VivaKi, the Publicis unit.  He says "we are on a tidal wave of innovation."

We spoke with him for "The Road to DMEXCO," a series of interviews with industry leaders produced in New York, London and San Francisco sponsored by the automatic content recognition (ACR) technology provider Civolution.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-plesser/video-vivakis-hopwood-on_b_5775244.html

Terrifying Car Ride Urges Women To Never Take A Backseat When It Comes To Domestic Abuse

Many people have experienced uncomfortable cab rides, but few backseat journeys get quite this intense.

In the video above, women featured in a social experiment in Lebanon are visibly shaken in the backseat of a taxi, as a man's automated voice up front -- simply giving directions at first -- becomes increasingly aggressive and hostile toward the driver. Within minutes, the voice is shouting profanities and verbally abusing the intended listener.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/domestic-abuse-lebanon_n_5641778.html

For Crime-Weary Englewood, Free Yoga Classes Are About So Much More Than Warrior Pose

Though Tameka Lawson has been practicing yoga for only a bit over a year, the art form has already made a big impression on her life and on the Chicago community she calls home.

Lawson is the mother of three small children and the executive director of I Grow Chicago, a young nonprofit based in the city's notorious Englewood neighborhood and focused on providing a haven for at-risk community members. Her hectic lifestyle was wearing her down and she knew something had to change.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/englewood-yoga-i-grow-chicago_n_5676476.html

jueves, 11 de septiembre de 2014

We Can't Believe This Red Rock Canyon Tree Exists On Planet Earth

Sometimes mother nature is too good to us. Sometimes technology, specifically, the blessed invention of a camera, is good to us. When the powers of both are combined, the result occasionally takes our breath away.

Exhibit A: This stunning photo of a red rock canyon tree.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/red-rock-canyon-tree-phot_n_5696427.html

Ultimate Proof That The Best Tourists Are '80s Tourists

We're not exactly sure when tourists started getting such a bad rap. We're referring, specifically, to their sartorial choices. Ain't nothing wrong with high waisted shorts, tourist attraction tees, clunky binoculars and that high SPF glow, right?

In fact, the only thing that could possibly up the fashion game of the United States' tourist population are neon, spandex and the overall predilection for tackiness that came along with the 1980s. Photographer Roger Minick captured the glorious visual event that occurred when tourists were caught in the wild, compiling his photographic findings into a stunning series called "Sightseers."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/roger-minick_n_5660419.html

5 Key Things To Know About Robert Pattinson's Rumored New Girlfriend, FKA Twigs

Robert Pattinson has been spending quite a lot of time with British singer FKA Twigs. But just how much do you know about the budding music star? As rumors of a relationship between the singer and our favorite "Twilight" actor swirl, we dug up some information to help you get more familiar with what could be one half of the next "it" couple.

1. She grew up as Tahliah Debrett Barnett

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/robert-pattinson-girlfriend-fka-twigs_n_5774374.html

Meet The Lady Gaga Of Myanmar And The Growing Creative Class

This article originally appeared on Slate.

By Jordan G. Teicher

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/diana-markosian_n_5659018.html

miércoles, 10 de septiembre de 2014

Nev Schulman Explains How To Avoid Getting Catfished

As a victim of fraudulent online dating himself, Nev Schulman knows what happens when using modern technology to find love goes wrong.

At 23, Schulman connected with a woman online. The two exchanged flirty texts for months, then he traveled cross-country to meet her. What he came to find was that he'd actually been communicating with a middle-aged woman who had been masquerading behind pictures she'd lifted from a model. His experiences were chronicled in the documentary "Catfish," which turned into an MTV series that connects two individuals communicating online. It also spawned the term "catfish," which denotes the premise of being deceived via online dating.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/nev-schulman-catfish_n_5774044.html

Wendy Davis Reveals Abortion In New Book

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one where the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality.

Davis writes in "Forgetting to be Afraid" that she had an abortion after an exam revealed that the brain of the fetus had developed in complete separation on the right and left sides. The Associated Press purchased an early copy of the book, which hits stores Tuesday.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/wendy-davis-book-abortion_n_5775700.html

Get Your Quick And Dirty Arts Education With Haiku Reviews

HuffPost Arts&Culture's Haiku Reviews is a monthly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditional haiku form of 5x7x5 syllables, others might be a sonnet and some might be more free-form. This month, Laurence Vittes and Peter Frank give their quick takes on performing and visual arts.

Is there an exhibition or performance that you think people should know about? Write your own "haiku" with a link and shine a light on something you think is noteworthy in the comments section below.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/haiku-reviews_n_5768716.html

This Epic Bachelorette Party Blows All Those Boozy Fests Out Of The Water

A bride-to-be decided to forego the typical boozy bachelorette party, opting instead for an epic music video shoot. We can't say we're disappointed.

Ahead of her wedding on Aug. 31, Los Angeles TV writer Lauren MacKenzie enlisted the help of production company Rantze + Raves to produce the VMA-worthy video.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/bachelorette-party-music-video_n_5772748.html

martes, 9 de septiembre de 2014

Cutting Housing Costs When Financial Hardship Strikes

In good economic times as well as in bad, financial hardship can always strike. And when it does, people might have to cut back on housing, which is typically the largest household expense. However, cutting housing costs involves hard tradeoffs: moving can be expensive and a hassle, and living with family, friends, or strangers can be a challenge. To understand how people might make these tradeoffs, we asked 2,048 Americans in late March and early April 2014 the following question:

"If you experienced a major financial hardship (e.g., lost your job, unexpected medical bills), and you needed to cut back significantly on your housing costs, which of the following would you most likely do? Please select all that apply."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jed-kolko/cutting-housing-costs-whe_b_5663296.html

Weekend Roundup: Not Doing Stupid Sh*t in Iraq

Keeping to his credo of "don't do stupid sh*t," President Barack Obama sent in fighter planes to prevent ISIS from its genocidal assault on fleeing Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq, while also making it clear that the U.S. can just do so much. Only "inclusive" and "non-maximalist" governments in the Middle East, not deeper American intervention, he said in interviews this week, can ever stabilize the region.

Peter Galbraith hailed this move against genocide as "The Obama Doctrine." Adel Guindy, an Egyptian Copt leader, called on the UN to live up to its pledge of "never again" to protect religious and ethnic minorities persecuted by those practicing ISIS' brand of Sunni fundamentalism. WorldPost Middle East Correspondent Sophia Jones recounted the harrowing stories of Yazidi families that found their way to the Turkish border.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-gardels/weekend-roundup-29_b_5683395.html

Robert Rodriguez's Inspiring Speech Will Make You Proud To Be American

When director Robert Rodriguez?s older sister when to New York to pursue an acting career, she sent back saddening news. As a Hispanic, she was having trouble finding work. To fit in, she changed her name.

?I remember being really upset by that,? Rodriguez said in a speech before the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists this month, fighting back tears. ?Not upset with my sister, but upset about an industry where you would be denied work because of your name. And I was very determined from that day forward to change that. I?m not going to change my name.?

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/robert-rodriguezs-inspiring-speech_n_5701623.html

The Happy Accident Of The 'I Love New York' Logo

It's not easy to capture the spirit of a city like New York. Yet, that is exactly what Milton Glaser did in 1977 when he was tasked with creating a logo to help promote tourism. It may have been a mere "scribble" at the time but "I Love New York" has since become one of the most iconic pieces of graphic design.

HuffPost had the pleasure of speaking with Glaser on the happy accident of "I Love New York" and what it takes to come up with a logo that finds its way onto everything from plastic bags stuffed with take-out to T-shirts on the backs of German tourists.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/i-love-new-york-happy-accident_n_5773428.html

lunes, 8 de septiembre de 2014

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) -- An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site.

A SpaceX statement said nobody was injured in the Friday afternoon explosion at its test site in McGregor, Texas, 23 miles southeast of Waco.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/spacex-rocket-explodes_n_5701967.html

'Ghostbusters' Director: Slimer Was A Tribute To John Belushi

In the iconic film "Ghostbusters," the first ectoplasm ghost our heroes capture is a green creature named Slimer, who has a hefty appetite and leaves a slime trail everywhere he goes. 'Ghostbusters' director Ivan Reiter told HuffPost Live on Friday that Slimer is a sort of tribute to the late John Belushi.

Belushi and fellow Saturday Night Live castmate Dan Aykroyd were the original ones to cook up the idea for Ghostbusters, which would have them venturing through space and time, fighting ghosts along the way. Belushi's death in March 1982 forced a change of direction in the film. Reitman joined the film after Belushi's death and suggested some differences of his own, most notably putting it in modern-day New York.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/ghostbusters-slimer-john-belushi_n_5775040.html

8 Essential Health Checks For Women Over 50

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com

When women hit the fifth decade, there are important health practices they need to start doing, if they want to stay in it for the long haul. ?Women at 50 will attribute their body changes and decreased energy and libido to a normal fact of aging. However, it?s not just about aging; it?s about their bodies? changing needs as they go through the life cycle. They need to realize that their bodies at 50 need something completely different than at 20,? says Nieca Goldberg, M.D., medical director, Joan H. Tisch Center for Women?s Health at NYU Langone Medical Center. So get started ? you've got a lot of living to do!

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/30/health-women-over-50-_n_5738384.html

'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Defines New Show And Responds To Critics

This fall, ABC will add more diversity to its slate of programming with the new family sitcom "black-ish." Starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne, and executive produced by Larry Wilmore and "America's Next Top Model" co-creator Kenya Barris, the half-hour comedy series takes a look at one man's determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his modern African-American family in suburban California.

Some critics have questioned whether the show, which premieres Sept. 24, will resonate with ABC's viewers. But Barris hopes that "black-ish" will translate as an applicable lesson on race relations and cultural assimilation in today's America.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/black-ish-kenya-barris-critics-_n_5737966.html

domingo, 7 de septiembre de 2014

St. Louis County Police Officer Dan Page Suspended Following Inflammatory Video

A police officer who pushed a CNN journalist on live television in Ferguson, Missouri, this week has been relieved of duty following the discovery of a videotaped speech in which he criticized President Barack Obama, Muslims and gays in the military.

St. Louis County cop Dan Page, a 35-year police veteran, also denounced hate crime laws and boasted of killings he claimed to have committed in the remarks delivered to a group called the Oath Keepers of St. Louis and St. Charles. Its members vow to uphold the Constitution and are drawn from the military, law enforcement and emergency responders.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/dan-page-st-louis-police-officer_n_5702000.html

How To Decorate A Room Without Putting Everything In Front Of The TV

We're creatures of habit, and there are few times this has proven truer than when trying to incorporate a TV into our decor. It almost always takes center stage. But just because the majority of people choose to make the boob tube the focal point of a room -- 52 percent of homeowners admitted to Houzz that they have televisions in their bedroom-- doesn't mean you have to go with the crowd.

Next time you go to set up a room (or spontaneously feel the urge to move around some furniture), try taking a TV-free approach instead. Not sure how to do that? These focal point alternatives are here to help. And, as an added bonus, they're pretty much guaranteed to be loads better than some terrible reality show blasting in the background.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/06/how-to-decorate-without-tv_n_5761296.html

Keke Palmer Reveals Plans To Visit Ferguson, Responds To Social Media Backlash

As she prepares for her historical role as the first African-American to play Cinderella on Broadway beginning Sept. 9, Keke Palmer has also expressed her thoughts on the outrage stemming from the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Earlier this week, the 21-year-old actress-singer took to her Twitter and Instagram account posting a string of comments urging for unity and nonviolence during the outbreaks of national protests for Brown. And though Palmer?s inspirational messages were intended to uplift her followers, some slammed her thoughts as naïve.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/15/keke-palmer-ferguson-twitter-backlash_n_5682551.html

Laura Palmer's House Could Become A 'Twin Peaks' Museum, Shrine And B&B

When this lovely home in Everett, Washington popped up for sale on the web, most people didn't think twice. But "Twin Peaks" fans are a rare breed. The brightest devotees of the trippy '90s classic clearly recognized this "charming 1930s home in the heart of Historic Rucker Hill" as the ex-home of the beautiful enigma known as Laura Palmer.

twin peaks laura palmer

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/laura-palmer-house-_n_5595828.html

sábado, 6 de septiembre de 2014

The World's Largest Artist Colony Is About To Be Bulldozed

In the heart of New Delhi lives what is said to be the world's largest collective of performers -- puppeteers, drummers, monkey tamers, snake charmers, singers, acrobats, and more. Their family units can include more than a dozen members. Dads and moms pass their art down to the kids. In Kathputli Colony that's simply how things are done.


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/kathputli-colony-destruction_n_5737862.html

Ferguson Police Chief, Now An International 'Bad Guy,' Wants To Help His City Move Forward

This article was made possible in part by HuffPost readers through their support of the Ferguson Fellowship. Here's how you can back more reporting like this from Ferguson and St. Louis over the next year.

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Nearly three weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by one of his police officers, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson is a man under a lot of pressure.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/ferguson-police-chief-tom-jackson_n_5738910.html

Tiger Woods Drops F-Bomb On Camera Crew Because He Needs Some Space (VIDEO)

Tiger Woods was having a rough day at the office and just wanted a little space. Like many folks when they are having a rough day, Wood snapped at someone. Unlike most folks having a rough day, Woods had a camera crew hot on heels adding to his frustration.

In the midst of a 2-over 72 that left him tied for 36th place at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday, a clearly annoyed Woods barked at a camera crew at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/02/tiger-woods-curses-space_n_5644709.html

Finding Grace Where It's Not 'Supposed' to Be

This post originally appeared on Slate.

By Aisha Harris

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/05/kehinde-wiley_n_5774678.html

viernes, 5 de septiembre de 2014

Carol Es on the ImageBlog

To the Left of Me (Exodus Project), 2014. Joshua Tree, CA.

Preliminary work for an upcoming solo show at Shulamit Gallery: Spring, 2015.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-es/carol-es-on-the-imageblog_2_b_5701577.html

Climate Change This Week: China Out Competes US on Solar, Droughts & Chills, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/climate-change-this-week_b_5702284.html

Dentist Named Toothaker Allegedly Stole Dental Gold

A Nebraska dentist has been accused of stealing nearly $17,000 worth of dental gold and medical equipment from a Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

Randall Toothaker, a 58-year-old Omaha resident, pleaded not guilty to pilfering the items on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/02/toothaker-steals-dental-gold_n_5644259.html

10 Things To Consider Before Planning A Destination Wedding

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly

While you may love the idea of getting married on the beach, on top of a mountain, or at an Italian villa, planning a destination wedding brings along some unexpected headaches. Here are the ten worst things about planning a destination wedding, plus some tips on how to solve them.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/16/destination-wedding-probl_n_5568510.html

jueves, 4 de septiembre de 2014

Bjarke Ingels Lays Foundation Brick at LEGO House

by Rory Stott

Read the original story on ArchDaily

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/lego-house_n_5701024.html

24 Babies Who Are So Happy, They're Smiling In Their Sleep

Infants sleep an average of 16 hours per day, and still need about 14 hours by the time they're 9 months. Though parents are told to get some rest during all of this time, new moms and dads have their priorities straight. They clearly know that the most important thing to do while the baby sleeps is take a few photos. When we asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook community to share a favorite picture of their baby sleeping, we received thousands of adorable submissions.

We just wish we knew what all of these scrumptious snoozers were dreaming about!

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/15/sleeping-smiling-babies_n_5682790.html

Harry Reid's College To Drop Name From Campus Center

WASHINGTON -- A university that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) attended is dropping the powerful senator?s name from a campus center after school officials said it caused branding issues.

Officials at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, decided to attach Reid?s name to the school?s Outdoor Engagement Center in 2011, hoping that it would help raise money for the center.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/harry-reid-suu_n_5738884.html

Rory McIlroy Stays Hot In 2nd Round Of PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- On a soggy day at Valhalla, Rory McIlroy put himself in a familiar position: leading the PGA Championship.

For Tiger Woods, this is also becoming the norm.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/rory-mcilroy-pga-championship-second-round_n_5663324.html

miércoles, 3 de septiembre de 2014

A Trove Of 'Lost And Found' Photos Reveal One Mystery Couple's Beautiful Life

Found photographs are the stuff of magic. A thrift box of Polaroids here a forgotten storage bin stuffed with albums there -- the snapshots of other people's lives, often people you've never and will never meet, allow you to step into a stranger's shoes for a brief moment.

Such is the case with "Lost and Found," an exhibition of found photographs discovered by a Chicago-based photographer named Jeff Phillips.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/a-trove-of-lost-and-found_n_5738476.html

Being Thrown and Getting Back Up

By Molly Klein


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/write-for-the-future/being-thrown-and-getting_b_5683392.html

Kurds Stock Up On Arms As Islamic State Approaches

ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 9 (Reuters) - With Islamist militants just 30 minutes drive away, foreign oil workers were flying out of Iraq's Kurdish capital by the hundreds and business was booming in the city's arms market.

Spared a decade of sectarian conflict in the rest of Iraq, Kurds in Arbil were stocking up on weapons on Friday and keeping a wary eye on their Arab neighbors as they faced what a senior official called "an existential threat" from the Islamic State.

"People in Arbil are quitting their jobs and coming to buy weapons so they can go to fight," said Alan, a 35-year-old gun merchant, who worked in a pizza shop during 12 years in the United Kingdom.

He sold 45 guns on Thursday alone, fetching $1,300 for an assault rifle that used to cost $700.

"Of course people are scared. Is Arbil threatened? Yes, it is in danger."

The Sunni militants - rejected by al Qaeda as too extreme - have seized tanks, machinegunes and other heavy weapons from Iraqi soldiers who fled their advance through the north by the thousands in June, giving them unprecendented momentum.

The march on Arbil they began on Thursday is the biggest security threat to the city since former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's troops menaced the region. The group is notorious for beheading or shooting anyone who defies them.

"It's not usually like this. People are buying to defend their land and their honor," said 40-year-old arms merchant Sherwan Mohammed Darbandi. "We won't let them come here. They don't have the ability to reach Arbil."

On Thursday, the Sunni militants put their black flag over a checkpoint in the border area near with the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, marking a dramatic push that gave them a fifth oilfield, more towns and control over Iraq's biggest dam.

The start of U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State positions on Friday eased nerves but demand for weapons is climbing nonetheless, driving up prices of AK-47 assault rifles even though they cannot do much against the Islamic State's arsenal.


It was not meant to be this way in Kurdistan, which attracted foreign oil companies who felt safe working here. Hundreds of their employees departed from Arbil's airport on Friday, taking no chances.

"The company told us to leave because it's not safe for us anymore," said a worker at an oil services company who asked to remain unnamed and was evacuated from a rig site on Thursday. He did not expect to return to work again soon: "We're on standby until further notice".

The Kurdish peshmerga, which translates as "those who confront death", have always been regarded as brave men, who battled with Saddam Hussein's troops.

Islamic State fighters routed them, and forced tens of thousands of members of the Yazidi ethnic minority and Christians to flee for their lives.

A senior Kurdish official said US airstrikes on Friday had destroyed a convoy of 10 Islamic State armored vehicles that were on their way to Arbil, but said the city was safe for now.

"The Islamic State is mobilizing all its forces in Iraq and Syria to come and fight the peshmerga. The fight is very serious. It is existential," Hoshiyar Zebari told a news conference.

Some families in Arbil fled the city for safety, and those who stayed bought extra supplies of fuel and food. On Thursday night, young men danced on a busy commercial street to show support for the security forces and that they were not afraid.

Kurds like 22-year-old student Kawan Mahmoud are taking matters into their own hands. He was one of the shoppers at the arms bazaar.

"I came to buy weapons so I can go to war," said Mahmoud. "I am not a peshmerga but I am going to volunteer myself."

Some Kurds have become deeply suspicious of their Arab neighbors overnight. The region has given refuge to tens of thousands of Arabs displaced by violence in the rest of the country since the start of the year.

"We opened the doors to the Arabs but yesterday we discovered that in some houses they have weapons," said Ziad Taha Aziz, 44, who sells shoe polish and brushes at a stall in the market.

"Some of them are good, and some of them are bad. We need to arrest them all and see whether there are traitors among them. We think there are sleeper cells." (Writing by Michael Georgy; editing by Philippa Fletcher)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/kurds-islamic-state_n_5663211.html

Weekend Roundup: Subversive Pope Takes Aim at Global Consumer Society

Following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ who overturned the money-changer's table in Biblical times, Pope Francis has regularly hurled the gospel against the "idolatrous economies" of contemporary global capitalism "that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money."

This week in South Korea, he took aim at the temple of consumerism. Riding around town in a more-than-modest Kia Soul, he chastised his famously shopaholic flock in the land of Samsung for the "tendency to toy with the latest fads, gadgets and distractions rather than attending to the things that really matter." He also criticized, "the spirit of unbridled competition which generates selfishness and strife."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-gardels/weekend-roundup-30_b_5701688.html

martes, 2 de septiembre de 2014

Cardinal George Pell Sparks Outrage In Sex Abuse Survivors With 'Trucking Company' Analogy

VATICAN CITY (RNS) One of the most powerful men in the Vatican, charged with cleaning up corruption and fostering financial reform, has outraged survivors of sex abuse by clergy by likening the church to a trucking company that refuses to take responsibility for a driver who molested women.

Cardinal George Pell, a member of Pope Francis? advisory Council of Cardinals, was appointed the Vatican?s first economic prefect early this year by a pontiff who openly admires his ?tenacity.?

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/cardinal-sex-abuse-trucking-analogy_n_5701398.html

James Franco's New Film 'Kink' Explores BDSM Community, Lifestyle

"Kink" is finally here!

James Franco's long-anticipated BDSM film, directed by Christina Voros, hit limited theaters Aug. 22, with the actor celebrating the release at an opening party that night in New York City. The documentary explores Kink.com, the largest producer of BDSM content on the web, and reportedly "aims to explore the driving force behind this seemingly misunderstood fetish."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/james-franco-kink_n_5701600.html

Iselle Pummels Big Island, Weakens As It Passes The Hawaiian Islands

Hurricane Iselle had been downgraded to a moderate tropical storm by the time it swept across the Big Island early Friday morning, but it still brought strong winds, high surf and heavy rains ? as much as 15 inches in certain parts of the state?s easternmost island.

The weather caused significant damage in some areas there, knocking down trees and power lines and leaving more than 19,000 people on the Big Island without electricity as of mid-Friday morning.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/iselle-hawaii-update_n_5663613.html