Winter Isn’t So Bad When Your Dad Builds You A 55-Foot Luge

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:37 GMT // 0 Comments

By now, it’s safe to say that the East Coast is pretty much over winter. But this dad decided to make the final stretch a lot more bearable for his kids. – H/T Mashable

Taliban Fast Facts

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:35 GMT // 0 Comments

Facts:Reclusive leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has led the Taliban since the early 1990s. Taliban, in Pashto, is the plural of Talib, which means student. Most members are Pashtun, the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan. The exact number of Taliban forces is unknown. The group’s aim is to impose its interpretation of Islamic law on Afghanistan […]

‘Textastrophe’ Pulls Off Hilarious Texting Pranks On Unsuspecting Phone Numbers

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:35 GMT // 0 Comments

We’ve come a long way since, “Is your refrigerator running?” “Textastrophe: A Collection of Hilariously Catastrophic Text Pranks” is a new book based on the popular Tumblr that showcases one man’s unique use of publicly posted phone numbers. If there was ever a PSA against sharing your personal cell phone number on Craigslist, this would […]

2014 In Review Fast Facts

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:32 GMT // 0 Comments

Notable U.S. Events:January 1 – Colorado legalizes the purchase of marijuana for recreational purposes. January 1 – The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes into effect. January 6 – The Senate votes to confirm Janet Yellen as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve. January 9 – Chemicals begin leaking from a […]

O.J. Simpson Fast Facts

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:24 GMT // 0 Comments

Personal:Birth date: July 9, 1947 Birth place: San Francisco, California Birth name: Orenthal James Simpson Father: Jimmie Lee Simpson, custodian and cook Mother: Eunice Simpson, nurse’s aide Marriages: Nicole (Brown) Simpson (February 2, 1985-1992, divorced); Marguerite (Whitley) Simpson (June 24, 1967-1979, divorced) Children: with Nicole (Brown) Simpson: Justin (August 6, 1988); Sydney (October 17, 1985); […]

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 […]

Queen Elizabeth II Fast Facts

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:15 GMT // 0 Comments

Birthplace: London, England Birth name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Father: King George VI Mother: Queen Elizabeth Marriage: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (November 20, 1947-present) Children: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (March 10, 1964); Prince Andrew, Duke of York (February 19, 1960); Anne, Princess Royal (August 15, 1950); Charles, Prince of Wales (November 14, 1948) Grandchildren: […]

Language Experts Make An Interesting Case For Why Obamacare Will Be Preserved

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:14 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — It’s difficult to think of when so much has ever ridden on the interpretation of just six words. But that’s how things stand in the twisted, tortured legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act now before the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit challenging Obamacare subsidies on March 4. (Photo by […]

Bangladeshi Police Arrest Suspect in Blogger’s Killing

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:12 GMT // 0 Comments

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Security officials arrested a suspect in the killing of a Bangladeshi-American blogger known for his antipathy toward religion, who was hacked to death in Dhaka, the capital, on Thursday. Shafiur Rahman Farabi was arrested in Dhaka on Monday in connection with the murder of the blogger Avijit Roy. (Suvra Kanti Das/Associated Press) […]

Venezuela Tells U.S. To Cut Embassy Staff By 80 Percent

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:11 GMT // 0 Comments

By Diego Ore CARACAS, March 2 (Reuters) – Venezuela on Monday ordered the U.S. embassy in Caracas to reduce staff from 100 to 17 amid the worst diplomatic flare-up between the two ideological foes since socialist President Nicolas Maduro was elected in 2013. Maduro, who like his predecessor Hugo Chavez frequently locks horns with Washington, […]

New Mexico Students Walk Out Over New Tests Contested In US

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:03 GMT // 0 Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Students frustrated over a new standardized test walked out of schools around New Mexico in protest Monday as the new exam was being given. The backlash came as millions of U.S. students started taking more rigorous exams aligned with Common Core standards. Many parents and students around the country have opted […]

FEMA to House of Cards: No

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:01 GMT // 0 Comments

Hey, Frank Underwood: We're not on board with claiming your own emergencies. #HouseofCards – It’s a huge stretch of the law, but it clears the way for an Underwood stunt. The mayor of Washington then requests the funds, giving Underwood a way to test the effectiveness of his jobs program and pressure Congress to […]

Louisville, Kentucky Smells Like Mildew And No One Knows Why

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:57 GMT // 0 Comments

There’s a bad smell in parts of the Louisville, Kentucky, area but nobody knows where it’s coming from. –Louisville, Kentucky | Todd Taulman via Getty Images He says the agency doesn’t think the smell is toxic.

Did ‘SNL’ ISIS skit cross a line?

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:55 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s outrage time again. This time it’s over a “Saturday Night Live” commercial parody that aired over the weekend. The subject (take a deep breath and prepare to be shocked): ISIS. Yes, that barbaric terrorist group was ridiculed in a parody of a Toyota Camry commercial. The original Toyota ad depicted a father driving his […]

Bill De Blasio Refuses To March In St. Patrick’s Day Parade That Mostly Excludes LGBT People

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:54 GMT // 0 Comments

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said he won’t march in the Manhattan St. Patrick’s Day parade because the event organizers aren’t inclusive of gay people. The AP reports parade organizers are allowing one group to march in this year’s parade with an LGBT-themed banner, but for de Blasio, that’s not enough.NEW YORK, […]

Jeremy Rifkin: In New Economy, ‘Social Skills Count More Than Work Skills’

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:53 GMT // 0 Comments

Economist and bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that our grandchildren will pity our working conditions and that a bright future is not a utopian dream but an achievable goal.US economist Jeremy Rifkin, author of ‘the Third Industrial Revolution’, gives a press conference, on November 14, 2012, as part of the World Forum in Lille, northern […]

Bethenny Frankel Returns To ‘Real Housewives Of New York City’

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:52 GMT // 0 Comments

“You never know what you’re gonna get what you see Bethenny.” After months of anticipation, Bravo fans got a taste of Bethenny Frankel’s return to “The Real Housewives of New York City” ahead of Season 7. – “The Real Housewives of New York City” premieres April 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Bravo.

The One Thing That Could Trip Up You and Your Partner In Bed

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:48 GMT // 0 Comments

According to a recent survey, 40 percent of Americans have always slept on the same side of the bed — and preferring the same side of the bed could be a potential deal-breaker for some couples. – Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live’s morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities […]

‘Orange Is The New Black’ And ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Get Netflix Premiere Dates

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:44 GMT // 0 Comments

Mark your calendars, cancel your plans and get the snacks ready: “Orange Is the New Black,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” the Wachowski’s “Sense8,” Jennette McCurdy’s thriller “Between” and a handful of other new Netflix originals have premiere dates. Check it out:Netflix The streaming service has been quiet on details for the […]

Climate Change Helped Fuel The Syrian Conflict, New Paper Finds

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:43 GMT // 0 Comments

An unprecedented climate change-fueled drought contributed to the political unrest in Syria, a new paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes. A new study finds that climate change fueled a record drought that helped contribute to the conflict in Syria. | izustun via Getty Images The Syrian drought, which […]

Big Surprise Found Inside Mysterious Coffin-Within-A-Coffin Buried Near King Richard III

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:42 GMT // 0 Comments

Archaeologists recently cracked open a mysterious “coffin-within-a-coffin” found just yards from the grave of King Richard III in Leicester, England — and they were surprised at what they discovered inside. The lead coffin — encased within a larger limestone coffin found at the Grey Friars church dig site — was initially thought to hold the […]

Kelly Clarkson Talks ‘Kezbos,’ Or Her Lesbian Groupies, And How She’d React If Her Daughter Were Gay

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:41 GMT // 0 Comments

Kelly Clarkson recalls the first time she became aware of her gay and lesbian fans in a new PrideSource interview. “One girl on tour came up and just introduced herself and was like, ‘I’m a Kezbo,’ and I was like, ‘What?!’ She was like, ‘A Kezbo — your lesbian fans,’” the 32-year-old Grammy winner and […]

Attorney: Ex-superintendent Charged In Cheating Scandal Dies

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:41 GMT // 0 Comments

Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools charged in what prosecutors had called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state exams, has died. Hall’s attorney J. Tom Morgan confirmed her death in an email on Monday.Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall, right, waits for motions at a Fulton County Superior Court hearing […]

Benedict Cumberbatch And Sophie Hunter Show Sweet Honeymoon Love In Bora Bora

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:34 GMT // 0 Comments Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are finally getting their romantic honeymoon, and we have the exclusive pictures! The newlyweds popped up in Bora Bora last week after originally having to postpone their getaway because of the Oscars. HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch arrive at the 87th Annual Academy […]

#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 […]

New Audio, Video Cast Doubt On Bill O’Reilly’s Reporting Claims

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

As embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly continues to fend off allegations of embellishing his reporting experiences, two new recordings have recently emerged calling his accounts into even greater question.Bill O’Reilly appears on NBC News’ ‘Today’ show. | NBC NewsWire via Getty Images On Monday, Mother Jones’ David Corn and Daniel Schulman — the reporters […]

Report: England footballer Adam Johnson in under-age sex probe

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:24 GMT // 0 Comments

“He remains in police custody and is helping officers with their inquiries,” added the statement, referring to the 27-year-old man. – Johnson helped City to win the 2011-12 Premier League title but was bought by his hometown team Sunderland for a reported £10 million ($15.3 million) before the start of the following season.

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