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Mentor Matching: The HuffPost Girls In STEM Program

(2) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 2:52 PM

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Last year, after a team discussion where we lamented the amount of tangible resources...

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Why You Should Take A Vacation Right Now

(110) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 6:34 AM

"Probably close to a year."
"Four years now..."
"What is this fantasy you speak of?"

These were the responses we received when we asked the HuffPost Travel community when the last time they really took a vacation was. As community member Michal alludes...

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Where Would You Travel To Escape Valentine's Day?

(9) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 6:54 AM

Living in New York in February is the worst. Every restaurant is packed with couples. Awkward single red roses hover off the edge of tiny cafe tables. There's no chocolate to buy within a 50-mile radius. Even now, as a newlywed, I can't come to terms with the idea of...

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The Best Travel Tip I Ever Received From A Local

(77) Comments | Posted January 13, 2013 | 9:00 AM

"That's not the sort of route you should book online," she told me. "Trust me. Wait and book at the station." My Parisian friend was sending me a warning. To book my train travel from Brussels to the area of France I was heading to would be easier, and more...

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Book Club: Tell Us What You Think

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 11:30 AM

Last week we wrapped up the final book of the 2012 edition of the HuffPost Book Club and now we want to know what you thought. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, turn up the fireplace and spend the next few minutes pouring your heart out into our...

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The Trip That Changed My Life

(18) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 9:51 AM

When I came back from a trip to Rwanda in 2010, I went on what you might call a manic writing spree. Mobile bill pay, advances in nature and environmental issues, third-world tourism... I was overwhelmed with topics I wanted to write about. I had traveled before, but my connection...

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Vos plus belles photos de voyage de 2012

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 10:45 AM

Rien ne donne plus envie de s'évader que de regarder des photos de voyage, n'est-ce pas? Elles donnent envie de faire nos valises et de partir maintenant tout de suite.

L'équipe du Huff Post Traval a demandé aux lecteurs de partager leurs photos favorites de...

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Book Club: Spirituality vs. Fundamentalism

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 9:50 AM

One of the biggest topics we've discussed since beginning "American Dervish" is the division between spirituality and fundamentalism. Is Mina an extremist in her views, or is she simply unwavering in her devotion? Is Hayat moving toward obsession with his own faith? Do Chatha and his wife resemble honest portrayals...

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Your Favorite Travel Photos Of 2012

(5) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 6:45 AM

Nothing is more jealousy-inducing than a great travel photo. Sunsets and snow-capped hills alike, it's difficult to see a gorgeous vacation pic and not burn with the need to be there now. All year we've been subject to brilliant travel snapshots and now it's time to highlight the...

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Book Club: Is Hayat Justified In His Confusion?

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 8:55 AM

Last week we began to discuss the confusion Hayat feels around Mina, and next week we'll continue to discuss the sexualized nature of their relationship next Wednesday. But today, we're thinking a lot about childhood.

HuffPost Books community member trishwc says, "Remember, that he was deeply in...

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Book Club: Religion In Storytelling

(1) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 3:56 PM

Our December book club pick is off and running and with a name like "American Dervish" we knew there would be some conflicting thoughts about Religion hard at work. And indeed Hayat is confused about his heritage. Our community noticed.


You may have...

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Book Club: American Dervish

(112) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 3:52 PM

Welcome to the discussion page for American Dervish. Scroll down to meet the editors you'll be hearing from, and watch our video discussions, read blogs, and discuss the book with other readers.

As we read, leave your thoughts and comments below. View our how-to here, if...

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Birchbox's Katia Beauchamp Dishes On Bringing Beauty To Your Mailbox

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 1:19 PM

(Photo courtesy of Birchbox)

Katia Beauchamp is the co-founder of Birchbox, a curation and discovery service based in New York for lifestyle brands, and the people who love them. For $10/month, Birchbox subscribers receive a specially created box of hand-picked beauty and lifestyle...

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Staten Island: Not Gone, But Forgotten

(25) Comments | Posted November 3, 2012 | 10:02 AM

I've lived here in Staten Island since 2003. Before then, I spent my entire life across the bridge in Brooklyn and I knew that even an act as simple as crossing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge would be a huge culture shock.

My long commute is idle party chatter ("You...

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Book Club: Diagnosing Holden

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 10:53 AM

Last week when we held our Book Club discussion on Catcher in the Rye, we fell down a rabbit hole called Holden Caulfield. It's difficult not to spend an entire month dissecting this enchanting, erratic character, and we've vowed not to, after all there's so much more to...

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HuffPost Book Club: What The Fuku?

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 11:49 AM

This week we're discussing pages 114-165 of the Junot Diaz book "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," and we're very excited to dive deeper into Beli's life, including the dreaded fuku that we've had glimpses of throughout the whole book.

So far we've been able to discuss Oscar...

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HuffPost Book Club: Themes In "Oscar Wao"

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 1:52 PM

Last week we started our HuffPost Book Club updates with a short overview of the historical facts and timelines surrounding "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" and you responded with a full list of discussion topics and some very helpful and well-researched links.


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Tell Us: What Was The First Book That Had An Impact On You?

(7) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 6:41 PM

My dog's name is Charlotte.

I often get asked why the tiny English Bulldog with the deep, dark eyes and a tendency to growl at passers-by has such a feminine name. Where did it come from? It came from the first book I ever remember reading; the first book...

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Choose The Next HuffPost Book Club Book (VOTE)

(85) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 5:53 PM

Update: You have spoken! Our next book has been decided and more information will be announced this week in the book club newsletter.

We're wrapping up our reading of Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" and so, it's that time you've all been waiting for. It's...

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HuffPost Book Club: A How-To Guide

(7) Comments | Posted August 5, 2012 | 7:43 PM

We've been running the HuffPost Book Club for the better part of a year now, and as both an editor and a book club member, I wanted to go back and go over a few things that have come up from readers as we've moved along our journey....

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