Witch Hunts In Tanzania Are On The Rise As Vigilantes Seek Justice For Murders Of Albinos

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:52 GMT // 0 Comments

literally. This East African country is grappling with an upswing in vigilante justice as villagers attack women they believe are witches responsible for the murders of albinos, whose white skin some believe possess magical powers.Children of Kenyan member of parliament, Isaac Mwaura, who almost lost their lives to ritual killers in Tanzania. The killers believe […]

Remembering Rev. Malcolm Boyd, The Overlooked Gay Rights Activist Who Pushed Boundaries

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:54 GMT // 0 Comments

each extraordinary. More extraordinary still is how he gave each up for the next. For the first third of Boyd’s life, he was an A-list producer in Hollywood’s golden age, most famously as a business partner of silent film actress Mary Pickford.NOV 8 1968; Malcolm Boyd; (Photo By Dave Buresh/The Denver Post via Getty Images) […]

Purim 2015: Dates, History, And Traditions Of The Festive Jewish Celebration

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:36 GMT // 0 Comments

Purim is a spring holiday that commemorates the Jewish community’s narrow escape from collective destruction in the ancient Persian Empire. The word itself, purim, comes from the Persian word for “lots” and is a reference to the fact that the date set for the Jews’ annihilation was chosen by casting lots. JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – MARCH […]

Why These Nuns Say The Vow Of Chastity Isn’t Primarily About Sex

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:44 GMT // 0 Comments

Much is made of the vow of chastity that priests and nuns must take to join the cloth in the Catholic Church, but the focus on abstinence isn’t exactly the point, at least for these sisters. – Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live’s morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities […]

Who Are Assyrian Christians? Islamic State’s Latest Captives Are Part Of A Long-Persecuted Group

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:34 GMT // 0 Comments

Islamic State militants have reportedly released 19 Assyrian Christians who were abducted from a village in northeastern Syria last week. News of the Sunday release offered some hope to the Assyrian Christian community worldwide — but the fate of more than 200 believers left behind remains unclear.Assyrian Christian women and their daughters, who had fled […]

CUNY Will Refund Thousands Of Tuition Dollars To Immigrants

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:28 GMT // 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and overpaid for their tuition.City University of New York student Monica Sibri, right, speaks during an interview as student Freddy Vicuna listens in the school cafeteria, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, […]

How Growth Screenings Could Help Detect Celiac Disease In Kids

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:15 GMT // 0 Comments

By: Laura Geggel Published: 03/02/2015 03:15 PM EST on LiveScience Measuring children’s height and weight as they grow can be a powerful indicator of whether they have the digestive condition called celiac disease, and may help doctors diagnose children with the disorder earlier, a new study finds.John Giustina via Getty Images When used together, five […]

#MeetAMuslimFamily Campaign Aims To ‘Bridge The Gap Of Fear Into Love’

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:24 GMT // 0 Comments

There may be no better way of getting to know someone than over a homecooked meal. Canada’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community launched the #MeetAMuslimFamily campaign on March 1 to bring neighbors together in the intimate space of the home. For two weeks, Muslim families are being encouraged to invite non-Muslim neighbors into their homes for a […]

Watch The Beautiful Love Story Of A Young Couple Fighting Cancer

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:07 GMT // 0 Comments

“We were living a normal life, and the next thing you know, boom, Allen has a brain tumor.” – In a ceremony from Chou’s bed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the couple married after six years of dating. Chou died just three weeks later.

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech Deepens Rift Between U.S., Israel And American Jews

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:06 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (RNS) American Jewish leaders and activists are worried about widening political divisions between Israel and the White House sparked by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress on Tuesday despite strident objections by President Obama.WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 02: In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) Israeli Prime […]

Anna Wintour Is Just Like Us, Unplugs With Family In The Country

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 19:48 GMT // 0 Comments

When you think of Anna Wintour, many words come to mind, but gardener and animal-lover are not among the top few. Until now. In British journalist Alastair Campbell’s new book, “Winners and How They Succeed”, Wintour offers some insight into how she has achieved mass success in the fashion industry, as well as some details […]

In France, Pesticides Get in Way of Natural Wines

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 18:17 GMT // 0 Comments

TOURS, France — The task ahead of me was a two-day tasting marathon of wines with a welter of confusing labels: natural, organic, organic practice and biodynamic. But for Jean Bardet, a semiretired chef with two Michelin stars to his name, there was little confusion about the worthiness of such bottles. Visitors to La Dive […]

Is 50 the new 40 for motherhood?

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 18:09 GMT // 0 Comments

“I went through waking up crying and saying, ‘Am I too old? Will I suddenly at 51 have my knees give out?’ ” Hawkins, who used a sperm donor and was implanted with her own frozen embryo, told People magazine. “Now I don’t have any of those fears because I feel healthy and strong. I’m […]

Man has seizure while skydiving, saved by instructor

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 17:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Now imagine having a seizure and losing consciousness more than 9,000 feet above the earth. That’s what happened to Christopher Jones, 22, of Perth, Australia. His experience was captured on a video that has more than 4.4 million views on YouTube. – Jones told the ABC that he’d been seizure-free for four years but was […]

The Obstacle Course

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 17:56 GMT // 0 Comments

The country’s largest state university system says it doesn’t discriminate against former prison inmates. Applicants say otherwise. Read the whole story at The Marshall Project SUNY

Maggie Smith Says She Will Leave 'Downton Abbey' After Next Season

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 17:02 GMT // 0 Comments

“They say this is the last one, and I can’t see how it could go on,” she said. Neither the show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, nor an executive producer, Gareth Neame, has confirmed that the show will run past Season 6. In an interview with The New York Times, Mr. Fellowes said, “It’s not really my […]

How Islamic Is The Islamic State? Not Very, Experts Say

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:46 GMT // 0 Comments

Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become “jihadi” brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded.In this June […]

‘Divergent’ Author Veronica Roth To Write New Two-Book Series

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:44 GMT // 0 Comments

Just a couple tantalizing weeks before the release of the film adaptation of Insurgent, the second novel of Veronica Roth’s hit Divergent trilogy, Roth fans have even more cause for anticipatory excitement: The author has inked a deal with HarperCollins for an as-yet-unnamed duology, the first installment of which is due to arrive in 2017.LOS […]

Spain’s Muslim Business Owners Feel Restricted By New Zoning Proposals

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:44 GMT // 0 Comments –Muslims offer prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan in Lleida, Spain, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) | ASSOCIATED PRESS Read the whole story at

As Milan Week Ends, a Buzz Gap

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:39 GMT // 0 Comments

MILAN — It has been an odd, unsatisfying season in Milan. Parties and celebrities were thin on the ground; the biggest trends to emerge have been Lurex and fur for the feet (really: sheared-mink shoes will be big come September). The ’80s are of interest to some. Rumors have swirled with no closure. Giorgio Armani […]

15 Pieces of Art Snatched From Fontainebleau

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:37 GMT // 0 Comments

The burglary took place after 6 a.m., according to the museum officials, and the thieves were in and out of the castle, southeast of Paris, in about seven minutes – the time from when the alarm was set off to when the police arrived. Fleur Pellerin, France’s minister of culture and communications, said in a […]

New York Will See Its First Prefabricated ‘Micro-Apartments’ This Year

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:14 GMT // 0 Comments

This article originally appeared on ArchDaily. by Patricia Arcilla With floor areas clocking in at as little as 260 square feet, My Micro NY housing units by nARCHITECTS are the latest singles-oriented housing option to enter the New York rental market. The modular units will be stacked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard this spring, and […]

Another Street Artist Allegedly Vandalized A National Park And Posted About It On Instagram

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:12 GMT // 0 Comments

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: street artists of the world, please resist the urge to turn the planet’s most well-preserved national parks into your canvases. And for those who can’t possibly resist a chance to create art vandalize one of these precious sites, don’t brag about it on Instagram. – For […]

Daily Meditation: Invocation Of Peace

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 14:52 GMT // 0 Comments

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.Grainfield with Sunrise in the Summer, San Quirico d’Orcia, Provinz Siena, Tuscany, Italy | Raimund Linke via Getty Images Today’s meditation features a mantra meditation for […]

The Many Lives Of Leonard Nimoy: Artist, Collector, Vulcan

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 14:51 GMT // 0 Comments

Leonard Nimoy, the actor whose name and face were synonymous with Star Trek‘s Spock, died this morning at the age of 83. The cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the New York Times reported. Nimoy was best known and most beloved for his portrayal of Spock in the Star Trek TV show and movies, and his […]

Race: Past, Present, And Future Tense

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 14:24 GMT // 0 Comments

“White culture has been on the fritz lately and I’m not sure it is coming back.” So wrote one of my undergraduate students on her final exam a few years back. I remember laughing out loud at the time, but her pithy sentence stuck with me. Somehow, that image of white culture as a broken-down […]

How Art Can Help You Sharpen Your Mind

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 14:23 GMT // 0 Comments

The following is an excerpt from Looking at Mindfulness, in which author Christophe Andre explores how viewing art or reading poetry can help achieve a sense of calm. Dimitri Otis via Getty Images Calm, attentive eyes in an attractive, quietly intelligent face, expressing neither benevolence nor hostility, just a desire to understand correctly and in […]

‘Surfer Angel’ Guido Schaffer Considered For Sainthood

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 14:07 GMT // 0 Comments

The world could one day get a patron saint of surfing now that the Vatican is considering a Brazilian man known as the “Surfer Angel” for sainthood. Guido Schäffer, a doctor, took to the waves to connect to God; he helped others do the same. – While the decision to allow Rio priests to submit […]

Meet Mernet Larsen, A 75-Year-Old Painter Who’s Hosting Her First Art Show In L.A.

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:55 GMT // 0 Comments

Sit-ups Leg-lifts, 2012 Acrylic, string, and tracing paper on canvas 46.25 x 60.25 in Reading Tolstoy in bed. Exercising on a sea foam green mat. Enjoying pizza and beer with old friends. These are the humdrum subjects crystallized in Mernet Larsen’s paintings. Through Larsen’s gaze, the everyday happenings stretch and warp into uncanny structures you […]

Jin Soon Choi & Tila March Team Up For Beach-Worthy Neon Nail Polish Collection

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:45 GMT // 0 Comments

Close your eyes and picture yourself lounging on the beach with freshly painted neon nails. Now open your eyes and tell us if the below image captures the manicure shades you envisioned. Our guess: probably not. – For mani inspiration, check out the Instagram photos below!

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