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Obama warns cop body cameras are no ‘panacea’

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:17 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran talk details After conducting seven listening sessions around the country, members of the task force issued 59 recommendations for how our communities can build stronger relationships with the police that serve them. – The task force also discouraged officers of donning riot gear and bearing military […]

Squirrels And Snowballs Will Make You Love Winter Again

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:27 GMT // 0 Comments

The cold isn’t over for many of us, but watching these squirrels play with snowballs might make you fret a little less. Russian photographer Vadim Trunov photographed the squirrels in the forest outside of Voronezh, revealing the “amusing, playful and curious little animals,” he told Mashable.

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 […]

What It Would Look Like If The Dowager Countess Leaves ‘Downton Abbey’

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:44 GMT // 0 Comments

With the Season 5 finale of “Downton Abbey” on Sunday night, we said farewell to our vaguely high brow soap opera. It was a bumpy season, one that started off on fire and saw its way through more bigotry, marriage, eavesdropping and prison time for the Bateses. HuffPost Entertainment spoke with executive producer Gareth Neame […]

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 […]

11 Animals You Didn’t Know Could Fly

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 17:49 GMT // 0 Comments

Not a bird? No problem. Several species can achieve takeoff using their skin, ribs and even silk to glide through air. These animals take the phrase “when pigs fly” to heart! Read the whole story at The Dodo

Why I teach ‘Star Trek’ in my class

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 15:14 GMT // 0 Comments

My children grew up watching the shows that followed the original series, which continued the tradition established by “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry of tackling current events like war, genocide and pollution. It was good family entertainment that also prompted reflection on issues of the day. And it was this exploration of both space and […]

Dinners That Practically Cook Themselves

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:57 GMT // 0 Comments

Each one of these recipes is basically one-and-done. By Lynn Andriani

6 Unusual Retirement Lifestyles

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:49 GMT // 0 Comments

Grandkids are great but retirees have “other fish to fry” during retirement as one financial planner puts it. Check out some of these unusual retirement situations that are a far cry from the golf course.Yellowstone RV Trip. Yellowstone National Park is Located Primarily in the U.S. State of Wyoming. Travel Photo Collection | welcomia via […]

Bacon Crackers Are The Stupid Easy Appetizer You Need To Try

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 12:42 GMT // 0 Comments

The only thing better than discovering a ridiculously easy recipe that impresses everyone is finding one that includes bacon — which is exactly what these gloriously simple bacon crackers [add: are]. Bacon crackers are pretty much what they sound like: crackers served with bacon on top of them. They’re stupidly simple to make, but uncommon […]

Julian Fellowes on Twists in the ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Finale

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 04:37 GMT // 0 Comments

The fifth season finale of “Downton Abbey” tugged at many heartstrings, and we’re not talking about Lord Grantham’s mistaken case of angina. (Stop reading here if you wish to avoid spoilers.) Julian Fellowes, the force behind the twists and turns of the characters on “Downton Abbey,” discusses the Season 5 finale and the show’s future. […]

‘The Wonder List’ Facebook chat: Creating a cinematic travel adventure

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 18:04 GMT // 0 Comments

They discovered untold stories while capturing breathtaking portraits of locations. It just might tempt you to try to go there before it’s gone. Here are some of the highlights from the chat, and you can see more of his answers on the CNN Facebook page. These highlights have been edited for clarity and grammar: Brian […]

3 Ways Relics And Artifacts Can Help Us ‘Find Jesus’

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 17:01 GMT // 0 Comments

relics, as some call them — associated with Jesus? Even the most suspect claim of a “lost” gospel or an “explosive” archaeological find that purports to shed light on the man from Galilee can generate a media frenzy, and gives believers — or skeptics — fresh evidence to try to finally win their argument while […]

The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely ‘Backwards’

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 16:29 GMT // 0 Comments

Anti-depressants are the most commonly-prescribed medication in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans currently taking pills like Zoloft and Lexapro to treat depression. But these pharmaceuticals are only effective less than 30 percent of the time, and often come with troublesome side effects. Bloomberg via Getty Images In a controversial new paper published in […]

3 Quick And Easy Ways To Prevent Running Injuries

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 14:50 GMT // 0 Comments

By Jason Fitzgerald, founder of Strength Running, for Life by DailyBurn We get it. You want to get better at your sport while keeping running injuries at bay — but you’re busy. You don’t have time for an extra 30-minute strength session on top of your current training plan. And forget about that 20-minute head-to-toe […]

Ten Great Gay Love Songs To Crack The Toughest Cynic

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 14:45 GMT // 0 Comments

What better time to celebrate these ten glorious gay love songs than Valentine’s day? And if you’re feeling a little scorned by love these days, don’t worry, they don’t all have happy endings.Headphones and a PDA | Jupiterimages via Getty Images Read the whole story at Queerty

At Prada: Airbrushing and the Woman

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 01:02 GMT // 0 Comments

MILAN — “What is real and what is fake? What does the confusion of the two mean for our understanding of beauty?” These are questions that have been raised again and again over the last few years, both inside the fashion industry and out — by legislators, the advertising industry and women, activist or not […]

Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 14:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Don’t lament the lost days of cutting your fingers on pristine new novels or catching a whiff of that magical, transportive old book smell just yet! A slew of recent studies shows that print books are still popular, even among millennials. What’s more: further research suggests that this trend may save demonstrably successful learning habits […]

Daily Meditation: All Things Grow

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 11:30 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.Ukraine, Kiev, dew on blades of grass | WIN-Initiative via Getty Images Today’s meditation features a song by American musician Sufjan Stevens. “Chicago” is a brilliant […]

KOH: The Thai restaurant that uses ingredients you’ve never heard of

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 04:16 GMT // 0 Comments

On a recent foray into the Bangrak market in the northeast corner of Koh Samui, Thailand, however, this timeless travel ritual feels different. For one thing, the man at the center of the trip — a Spanish chef sifting through the fish, vegetables and spices on show — is inspiring more than just calls for […]

Hot rod frenzy

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 02:03 GMT // 0 Comments

Over time, the number of cars at the events increased from about 100 to 2,000. But it was the people, not the cool cars, that grabbed Brainard’s interest and inspired his black-and-white photo book “All Tore Up: Texas Hot Rod Portraits.” “I find pictures of people more interesting than anything else,” he said. “The people […]

Internet Slang Meets American Sign Language

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 18:52 GMT // 0 Comments

As language evolves, the powers that regulate language tend to shift. Just look at the Oxford English Dictionary, who added terms like “duck face,” “lolcat,” and “hawt” to their prestigious lexicon this past December. For the English-speaking world, these additions are anywhere from ridiculous to annoying but at the end of the day, the terms […]

No Respect For Hip-Hop’s O.G.s: Why Many Legendary MCs Still Need To Hustle

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 17:01 GMT // 0 Comments

Imagine Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Led Zeppelin embarking on a 32-city tour together. Picture the legions of aging Baby Boomers who would throw heaps of cash at the chance to hold their lighters in the air and watch four legendary classic rock acts do their thing on the same damn stage. […]

Daily Meditation: Equanimity

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:06 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.damiano poli via Getty Images Today’s meditation features a performance of Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne Opus 9 No. 2 by well-known pianist Valentina Lisitsa. The delicate melody […]

Jonathan Lethem On ‘Lucky Alan,’ Sea World And Sci-Fi

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 14:22 GMT // 0 Comments

The protagonist of a story from Jonathan Lethem’s new collection, “Pending Vegan,” describes himself to readers as a pending vegan. In fact, he’s privately renamed himself Pending Vegan. He’s at Sea World with his kids, who are desperate to see an orca, yet internally anguished over the cruelty of the amusement park. He’s horrified by […]

For Younger Americans, Measles And Polio Seem Like Distant Threats

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 23:54 GMT // 0 Comments

In the wake of recent measles outbreaks, pollsters have noticed a trend: Younger Americans are considerably less convinced of vaccines’ safety, less likely to see the vaccination issue as a matter of public health and less inclined to support mandatory vaccinations for childhood diseases. MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 28: Miami Children’s Hospital pediatrician Dr. Amanda […]

Powerful PSA Shows A Side Of Bullies You Haven’t Seen Before

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 20:40 GMT // 0 Comments

Bullies are revved up, overpowering aggressors and their victims are defenseless, self-loathing kids. At least that’s the standard picture most often painted. But a new PSA will have you rethinking these long-established, clear-cut roles. In conjunction with its annual anti-bullying awareness event, Pink Shirt Day released a powerful spot that shows the perspective of the […]

Simple Skin Test May Detect Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Years In Advance, Study Says

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 15:45 GMT // 0 Comments

While severe problems with the memory and the nervous system are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s respectively, it’s the skin that could detect the disease early on, perhaps even before symptoms surface. Dermatologist examining woman’s skin | Arthur Tilley via Getty Images – “Until now, pathological confirmation was not possible without a brain biopsy, so […]

13 Stock Images Of Unicorns That Will Blind You With Majesty

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 15:28 GMT // 0 Comments

These unicorns aren’t messing around, but we sure are. Seriously, the unicorn stock image game is truly disappointing compared to that of supposedly less-fantastical horses.

Daily Meditation: Communication

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 14:35 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. Today’s meditation features a performance by the late sitar legend, Ravi Shankar, and his daughter, Anoushka Shankar. The interplay between the two musicians produces an […]

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