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Entries by Arianna Huffington from 05/2012

¡Bienvenidos a la familia! Les presentamos HuffPost Voces

| Posted 05.01.2012 | Voces

Me complace anunciar el lanzamiento de HuffPost Voces, el vertical en español que combinará la potencia de la plataforma de blogueo del Huffington Post con el legado de AOL Latino, el sitio que desde 2003 brindó las historias más importantes y entretenidas sobre la vida latina en Estados Unidos. En Voces, haremos uso de todas las herramientas a nuestra disposición para capturar la naturaleza de las diversas corrientes que hacen de este país lo que es. Más de 50 millones de latinos viven en Estados Unidos, sin embargo estamos en medio de un enérgico debate que lamentablemente, demasiado a menudo se aparta de las vivencias reales de los Latinos en este país. Por eso, no hay momento más oportuno que ahora para renovar nuestro enfoque en los valores humanos compartidos por todos y que son fundamentales para resolver los problemas y retos que enfrentamos como país.

¡Bienvenidos a la Familia! Introducing HuffPost Voces

| Posted 05.01.2012 | Latino Voices

I'm delighted to announce the launch of HuffPost Voces, a Spanish-language vertical that will tell the most important and most entertaining stories about Latino life in America.

Who Is More Macho? Why Obama Made the Right Call on bin Laden and the Wrong Call on His Fearmongering Ad

| Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

The Obama administration has every reason to celebrate the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's killing, as does the country. Less laudable is Obama's attack ad questioning whether Mitt Romney would have made the same call to go after the man behind the 9/11 attacks.

Becoming Fearless Goes Video: We Start With... Money

| Posted 05.03.2012 | Healthy Living

I'm delighted to announce Becoming Fearless, a video series sponsored by Toyota that will explore the theme of fearlessness on a range of subjects, from parenting and work to relationships and love.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

On this week's NBC special about the killing of Osama bin Laden, Brian Williams repeatedly held up the famous photo of administration members watching the raid and asked those in the photo, "What does it conjure up inside of you?" This week also brought the latest job numbers, which revealed the lowest percentage of adults working or looking for work in 30 years. Maybe Williams should tape a follow-up special where he holds up a copy of the jobs report and asks administration members, "What does it conjure up inside of you?" Contrasting the White House's relentless focus on the bin Laden operation with its lack of relentless focus on the economy is enough to make one want to scream. Hmm, maybe Edvard Munch could paint it and we could raise $120 million to help the unemployed.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

This week, risky trades by JP Morgan caused $2 billion in losses and showed why muscular banking regulation is still so badly needed; Rick Santorum endorsed Romney in an email sent out around midnight with no advance notice to reporters -- just one step short of sending his endorsement directly to spam folders; and, of course, the week's top story was obviously President Obama's "I do" on gay marriage -- a groundbreaking move that aligned him with Dr. King's evocative suggestion that we be the headlights of history, not the taillights. Thank you for your bold leadership, Mr. President. Now, if you can get to know as many unemployed people as you do gay people, perhaps you'll provide equally bold leadership on jobs. Finally, here's wishing moms everywhere a very happy Mother's Day!

My Mother: The Ultimate Fearless Role Model

| Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living

My mother embodied the qualities that we need to grow into as we grow older -- especially simplicity and a connection with the sacred. For all those blessed to be in her orbit, it felt as if these dimensions of life were taken care of.

My Conversation With the Dalai Lama: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality (VIDEO)

| Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion

For his decades-long passion to bring together science and spirituality the Dalai Lama was awarded the Templeton Prize this week. I sat with him before the awards ceremony. Here is our conversation.

My Conversation With the Dalai Lama: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, Part 2 (VIDEO)

| Posted 05.15.2012 | Religion

To find the peace of mind that alone can replace aimless searching, which has led to an epidemic of stress, anxiety, and drugs, the Dalai Lama is looking to science to convince a skeptical society of the power of contemplation and compassion to change our lives and our world.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

This week, Facebook went public with the third largest IPO in history. On the downside of the ledger, Moody's downgraded more than three-dozen Spanish and Italian banks, and JPMorgan's trading losses zoomed past the original $2 billion estimate. On the political front, a pro-Romney super-PAC's plan to disentomb the Reverend Wright scandal made headlines. Some might question the wisdom of those backing a candidate who is an elder in a church known for magic underwear, baptizing dead people and a belief that Jesus visited America making religion a campaign issue -- but in a world where single-mom Bristol Palin shamelessly moralizes about the value of kids "growing up in a mother/father home," all bets are off. The controversy prompted Romney to deliver the quote of the week, saying of his stance on Reverend Wright: "I'm not familiar with precisely what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was." Mitt, check your Facebook timeline!

The Moment I Knew I Needed More Sleep

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living

The moment I knew I needed more sleep was four years ago, when I learned the value of sleep -- the hard way. What was the moment you knew you needed to get more sleep? I want to hear your story.

JPMorgan, the Volcker Rule, and the Extreme Brevity of Financial Memory

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Business

Financial crises are a lot like childbirth -- they both involve a lot of pain and end up costing you a lot of money. But, after a while, you forget about all the negatives and are ready to do it again.

Help Me Nominate Five Glamour Women of the Year

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Women

As an advisory board member of Glamour Women of the Year, I have the privilege of nominating five inspiring women -- or groups of women -- who have made an impact in 2012. And I'd love to hear your suggestions.

The Inspirationals: Jeff Skoll, Doubling Down on the Things That Work

| Posted 05.25.2012 | Impact

The Edmonton Journal recently called Jeff Skoll "the greatest Canadian you've never heard of." But, in fact, Skoll, beyond being the first president of eBay, has been a pioneer in the world of cutting edge philanthropy. Here is my interview with him.

Jeff Skoll, un entrepreneur social qui met les bouchées doubles

| Posted 05.25.2012 | France

Jeff Skoll contribue à établir une masse critique porteuse de changement. Son curriculum vitae est à la fois varié et très cohérent; sa vision des choses est à la fois simple et ambitieuse. Son but est d'utiliser tous les outils à sa disposition pour changer le monde. Jeff est un pionnier du Web qui a accumulé la plus grande partie de sa fortune avant l'âge de 40 ans.

Jeff Skoll, un entrepreneur social qui met les bouchées doubles

| Posted 05.25.2012 | Canada Quebec

Le Edmonton Journal a récemment surnommé Jeff Skoll « le plus grand Canadien dont vous n'avez jamais entendu parler ». Premier président de eBay, M. Skoll est également un philanthrope des plus innovateurs avec la Skoll Foundation et sa mission pour la prospérité et la paix dans le monde.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

This week, last year's Arab Spring blossomed into the first Egyptian presidential election since the fall of Mubarak; private space travel hit the stratosphere, with SpaceX's Dragon capsule's arrival at the International Space Station; the Group of Eight agreed that focusing on harsh austerity instead of growth isn't working but then couldn't agree on a suitable approach -- pushing Greece ever closer to leaving the euro zone; Colin Powell mocked Mitt Romney's assessment of Russia as America's "number one geopolitical foe;" and the Pope's butler scandal shocked the world with the revelation that... the Pope has a butler. Finally, this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to check out this slideshow on ways to honor America's vets and military families.

Austerity: 2011's Darling Becomes 2012's Pariah

| Posted 05.29.2012 | Business

There's a new scarlet letter in town. Actually, it's the same letter -- "A" -- but it stands for a different word that's increasingly regarded as shameful: Austerity. The darling idea of 2010 and 2011 has become the pariah concept of 2012. And the evidence of profound change is all around, from France and Greece to Germany and -- gasp -- the Republican Party. The change, when it comes to the conventional wisdom on austerity, has come from a combination of public pressure and leadership: one pushing up from below, the other pressing down from above. None of this means that we should break out the Keynesian champagne any time soon. But it's clear the forces of austerity are in retreat. And that's a very good thing.