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Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
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This Is Your Brain on Legal Drugs: Let's End the Drug War With a Minimum of Casualties by Following the Science

(71) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 3:44 PM

Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when the two thoughts contradict each other but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And nowhere is there a...

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Sunday Roundup

(7) Comments | Posted July 27, 2014 | 12:00 AM

This week provided some notable examples of Crime and Punishment in modern America. First, football star Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for knocking unconscious his then-fiancée in a hotel elevator. His coach promptly proclaimed Rice "a heck of a guy." Earlier in the week, Lane Johnson, another...

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Here's What Happens When You Type 'Why Am' Into Google in New York

(31) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 3:51 PM

Do you know what happens when you live in New York and you type the words "why am" into Google? Before you can type the next word, Google's Autocomplete function helpfully offers to complete your thought. The first suggestion: "why am I so tired?" The second: "why am I always...

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Sunday Roundup

(19) Comments | Posted July 20, 2014 | 12:00 AM

This week, President Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with the border crisis stalled as lawmakers introduced a bill that purportedly aims to help young unaccompanied immigrants but actually just makes it easier to quickly deport them -- a measure Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a member of the Congressional...

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Lincoln, FDR, and the Power of the Well-Timed Vacation

(8) Comments | Posted July 13, 2014 | 9:30 PM

It's the middle of summer, which means two things: all over the country people are going on vacation, and Washington, D.C. is a mess. Might part of the reason be that, while most people recognize the benefits of unplugging, recharging, and renewing in the summer, our politicians spend the season...

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Sunday Roundup

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2014 | 12:00 AM

This week, the spotlight remained on immigration, with President Obama requesting $3.7 billion to deal with the flood of undocumented children crossing the border. As Speaker Boehner fixated on suing the President for delaying the same insurance mandate Boehner has tried to repeal, Glenn Beck

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The Alliance: o livro que pode mudar nosso modo de trabalhar

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 9:51 AM

As indicações de livros para ler nas férias geralmente têm a ver com escapismo -- mistério, suspense, melodrama, romance --, e devem proporcionar férias de nossa vida cotidiana. Não faltam listas desse tipo. Mas eu gostaria de acrescentar um tipo de livro diferente para sua seleção anual. Embora...

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The Alliance: The Must-Read Book of the Summer That Could Change the Way We Work

(24) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 9:25 PM

Summertime-reading recommendations are usually about escapism -- mysteries, thrillers, melodramas, romances -- meant to stand in for vacations from our everyday lives. And there is no shortage of this kind of list. But I'd like to add a different sort of book to your summer-reading queue. While it's...

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Sunday Roundup

(2) Comments | Posted July 6, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Happy 4th of July weekend! The week leading up to the holiday gave us much to celebrate -- and much not to celebrate. We can certainly rejoice that Hurricane Arthur failed to do much damage before weakening and heading out to sea. But there can only be consternation...

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Big Business Finally Learns That Wellness Is Good Business

(16) Comments | Posted July 5, 2014 | 9:32 AM

2014 has been the year when the discussion of well-being has migrated from health and wellness magazines to business magazines.

Wellness, and how to integrate it into our work lives, has become the hottest topic in the business pages. And that should come as no surprise. Because, though it would...

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Sunday Roundup

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM

This was a week of winning, losing, and sometimes winning by losing. On Wednesday, the Obama administration finally won the wide-ranging consensus it's always wanted by losing to a unanimous Supreme Court, which ruled decisively that police must get a warrant to search a cell phone during an...

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Living Fully and Doing Business Differently With Richard Branson

(6) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 4:33 PM

All day today at my apartment, I've been hosting a meeting of the B Team, which Richard Branson co-founded last year to change the values that drive businesses, to prioritize people and planet alongside profit, and to move beyond our obsession with quarterly earnings and short-term growth. And...

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La mancanza di sonno è un problema del nostro tempo

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 5:43 AM

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Questo mese ha dimostrato come il sonno possa influenzarci sia in positivo che in negativo, e perché è necessario che iniziamo a trattare il sonno come quella tematica vitale, salutare e sociale che è. Ho perorato la causa del tempo libero per...

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The Sleeper Public Health Issue of Our Time

(15) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 1:19 PM

This month has brought ample evidence of the power of sleep to affect us in both positive and negative ways, and demonstrated why we need to start treating sleep as the vital health, safety and social issue that it is. I've been evangelizing about the upside of downtime for many...

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Sunday Roundup

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM

This was a week that saw the return of former leaders with less than successful results. In the World Cup, Spain fell 2-0 to Chile, knocking the defending champions out even before the upcoming knockout rounds. In an even worse reappearance, former Vice President Dick Cheney

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Sunday Roundup

(2) Comments | Posted June 15, 2014 | 12:00 AM

This week saw Iraq teetering on the edge of chaos as militants seized the nation's second largest city, Mosul. It was another reminder that the devastation from one of the biggest blunders in U.S. history continues, as 300,000 Iraqis became refugees this week alone. Incredibly, the...

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Sunday Roundup

(15) Comments | Posted June 8, 2014 | 12:00 AM

With Friday's numbers showing the addition of 217,000 jobs, the U.S. finally restored the 9 million jobs lost in the recession -- five years after it supposedly ended. But we can keep the champagne on the shelf: we still need an estimated 7 million more jobs...

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Sunday Roundup

(23) Comments | Posted June 1, 2014 | 12:00 AM

LONDON -- This week began with the continuing fallout from the killing spree at UCSB. Richard Martinez, whose son was among the victims, blamed "craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA." Echoing that outrage, and the senselessness that lets it continue, the Onion nailed it: "'No Way...

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Thrive Live Recap: Takeaways From Our Thrive Conference

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 5:32 PM

Last year we held the first-ever Third Metric conference in my living room. We wanted it to be cozy, but so many people showed up that it was downright intimate. But it was a sign of how widespread the longing to redefine success and make room in our...

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Postcard From London: Thrive, With a Distinctly British Accent

(21) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 11:10 AM

LONDON -- "The English are not very spiritual people," goes the quote, often attributed to George Bernard Shaw, "so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity." Having recently arrived in London, I can happily say that, when it comes to matters of the soul, the British have...

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