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This Is Why You Should Never Hook Up With Your Friends

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | July 8, 2015 | Comedy
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Margaret Cho's Comedy Career Began With A 'Terrible' Lie To Jerry Seinfeld

Lisa Capretto | July 8, 2015 | OWN
Everyone has to start somewhere. Though Margaret Cho is now a famed comedian who has sold out shows across the country, her entry into the comedy world was rather modest. As the funnywoman tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now -- Extra" in the above video, it all began...

Hannibal Buress' Secret Daily Show Audition Tape Will Leave You Asking, 'Why?'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | July 8, 2015 | Comedy
  BREAKING: "The president spoke with a lot of people in a row. Mostly white. He shook a lot of hands."  Oh, what could have been. Even though this video put out by Comedy Central isn't real, it's still fun to think of a Daily Show hosted by comedian Hannibal Buress. (That honor will go to Trevor Noah this September.) Until then, let's just rest our weary heads, and dream of a late-night Hannibal Buress show.   Also on HuffPost: To subscribe to our HuffPost Entertainment WhatsApp account: 1. Download WhatsApp on your phone. 2. Save this number, 347-334-1794, in your phone’s contacts. 3. Text "POP" to that number via your WhatsApp account. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting “STOP" to the same...

Michael Bay Might Secretly Be A Genius, Despite His Awful Movies

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | July 8, 2015 | Comedy
[EXPLOSION.] Michael Bay movies are not looked at for their acting, writing or quality in general. They're mostly seen as "summer popcorn movies," which has never made much sense. What, you can't watch "My Dinner With Andre" in the summer while eating popcorn?  However, you don't become one of the highest-grossing film directors in history without knowing exactly what you're doing. Cracked argues that while his films are overly violent, misogynistic and often stereotypical to the point of being racist, Michael Bay is secretly a genius. See it. Believe it.   Also exploding on HuffPost:  To subscribe to our HuffPost Entertainment WhatsApp account: 1. Download WhatsApp on your phone. 2. Save this number, 347-334-1794, in your phone’s contacts. 3. Text "POP" to that number via your WhatsApp account. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting “STOP" to the same...

4 Shot Near University Of Maryland Campus In Baltimore: Police

AP | Jade Walker | July 8, 2015 | Crime
BALTIMORE (AP) — Gunmen jumped out of two vans and fired at a group of people a few blocks from an urban university campus, killing three and adding to Baltimore's growing list of homicides. Police said Wednesday that the shooting wasn't random, but no arrests had been made.

Martin O'Malley Calls For Debt-Free College Within 5 Years

Tyler Kingkade | July 8, 2015 | College
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on Wednesday will lay out a plan providing debt-free access to a college degree for all students within five years. The former Maryland governor also will propose income-based repayment options for borrowers who have private student loans. O'Malley will unveil his higher education plans during...

Education Department Dismisses Complaint From Asian Americans' Group Against Harvard

AP | Tyler Kingkade | July 7, 2015 | College
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Education Department on Tuesday dismissed a complaint against Harvard University by some Asian-American groups who say the university uses racial quotas to keep out high-scoring Asians. The complaint was filed in May with the department's civil rights office by more than 60 Chinese, Indian,...

Arizona Law That Banned Mexican-American Studies May Be Discriminatory, Court Rules

Roque Planas | July 7, 2015 | Latino Voices
A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a trial to assess whether an Arizona law that was passed to ban a Mexican-American studies curriculum in Tucson's public schools intentionally discriminates against Hispanics. The 2-1 ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

UNC Can No Longer Remain Silent On Silent Sam

Julia Craven | July 8, 2015 | Politics
When I first laid eyes on Silent Sam, he made me uncomfortable. As I looked up at the Confederate soldier who stands watch over students in the upper quad of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I wondered if the university where I chose to spend four years...

Facebook Videos Can Now Follow You As You Scroll

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | July 7, 2015 | Technology
Don't slow your scroll: If you want to watch a video that you see on Facebook, it's now possible to do so without stopping in your News Feed. Facebook is rolling out a test feature that lets you pop out a miniature version of a video which will...

31 Things (Big And Small) To Know By The Time You're 20

The Huffington Post | Caroline Steyer | July 7, 2015 | Teen
Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. We asked Huffington Post editors what advice they would give to their teenage selves. From useful skills, to self-love and career advice, here are 31 nuggets of wisdom to learn before your teen years are over: 1. Learn a second, third, fourth language....

This App Lets You 'Travel Stalk' Your Friends

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | July 7, 2015 | Technology
Puts a stop to missed connections while traveling.

Cuomo Signs Affirmative Consent College Sexual Assault Bill Into Law

Reuters | Reuters | July 8, 2015 | College
NEW YORK, July 7 (Reuters) - Legislation requiring universities in New York state to adopt a uniform affirmative sexual consent policy was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday. The so-called "yes means yes" standard defines sexual consent between people as an affirmative, conscious and voluntary understanding to engage in...

9 Incredible Things You Can Do With Cheap Plastic Hangers

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | July 7, 2015 | HuffPost Home
Clothing hangers probably top the list of things you'd rather not spend money on. Those cheap plastic hangers you've had since your dorm days are inexpensive, but they tend to break or imprint on your clothing more often than the more costly types. Before you decide to swap out...

Global Semicolon Tattoo Trend Is A Sign Of Strength Among Faithful Individuals Dealing With Mental Health Problems

The Huffington Post | Caroline Steyer | July 7, 2015 | Religion
Ever wondered what the story is behind someone's tattoo? Some have more significance than others, but the meaning behind the recent trend of semicolon tattoos is ever-important and heartfelt. The trend of semicolon tattoos was started by Project Semicolon, which describes itself as "a faith-based non-profit movement dedicated...

Your Résumé Will Probably Need The Help Of This Résumé Angel

Andy McDonald | July 7, 2015 | Comedy Maybe not the best contact info. Writing your résumé is super boring, but it is essential to adulting. And that's why this nice résumé angel has decided to help you create the best resume possible.  For instance, deep down, you may want to use Comic Sans for everything, because you heard on the playground that it's the coolest font around! Résumé angel would strongly advise against such a choice. Also, do not include a photo. This is for a job, not a Tinder profile.  Check out this new funny (but also helpful) video from Fast Company and make your potential future employer swipe right on you. Save for correspondence with your church group. Also on HuffPost: To subscribe to our HuffPost Entertainment WhatsApp account:1. Download WhatsApp on your phone.2. Save this number, 347-334-1794, in your phone’s contacts.3. Text "POP" to that number via your WhatsApp account.You can unsubscribe at any time by texting “STOP" to the same...

Someone Vandalized A Clemson Building Named After A Racist Politician

Tyler Kingkade | July 7, 2015 | College
A prominent building on Clemson University's campus in South Carolina, named for a racist 19th century politician named Benjamin Tillman, was vandalized Monday. Spraypaint discovered on Monday at Tillman Hall says "Tillman Was A Violent Racist." Tillman, who was a South Carolina governor and U.S. Senator, was racist and

23 Things That Feel Better Than A Facebook 'Like'

Lindsay Holmes | July 8, 2015 | Healthy Living
  If there were a logo for self-gratification, it would be a giant Facebook thumbs up.     We live in a culture where it's perfectly acceptable to "do something for the Instagram" and "checking in" at every cool rooftop bar before we even order a drink is commonplace. In other words, we may be a little too attached to the social media "likes" and notifications afforded us by our smartphones. Some research suggests our dependence may be due to our desire for instant gratification. Our brains react when we anticipate a reward (in the case of the Internet, a Facebook or Instagram "like"), according to behavioral psychologist Susan Weinschenk. But it isn't just experts -- even those of us who engage in this behavior are aware of its effect on us: According to one 2014 survey, 62 percent of adults feel better about themselves when people respond positively to something they post online.  There's no denying there's a feel-good confidence boost that comes from a social media stamp-of-approval. But there are plenty of other ways to recreate the brain's "reward" feeling that don't involve an illuminated screen. Below are 23 things that feel better (and are better for you!) than a Facebook like. 1. Going for a run.One word: Endorphins. The feel-good hormones, which are naturally released during exercise, are the perfect buzz when you need to perk up your outlook. No scrolling required. 2. Sleeping.Live your life like you've got an extra 10 minutes before your alarm goes off. Research shows that when you lose sleep, your stress levels skyrocket. Extra Z's > Extra likes on your status. 3. Petting your dog.Or your cat, parrot or hedgehog. Studies show pets increase your happiness, but a 2014 HuffPost/YouGov poll found that 20 percent of pet owners would rather give up cuddles with their furry friends than their smartphones. Boo. 4. Getting a massage.Personally, we'd give up loads of Facebook notifications for a relaxed body and mind. Not to mention, the practice has a ton of stress-relieving benefits. 5. Walking in the park.Surrounding yourself with some green space instead of cyberspace could be the best thing you do for your mood all day. Research shows just a few minutes walking in nature can reduce depressive symptoms. 6. Laughing.Laughter really is the best medicine -- especially when it's a belly laugh so hard it doubles as a core workout. Getting the giggles has been shown to reduce stress levels and may even boost your immune system. Can social media do that? 7. Eating a delicious meal.Mouthwatering food and a little practice in mindful eating? Sign us up. Talk about feeling full-filled (get it?). 8. Reading a captivating book.Aside from their ability to let you escape from reality, a good, old-fashioned novel boasts some major health perks. Reading has been linked to reduced stress, better sleep and maybe even a sharper brain. 9. Soaking in a hot bath.You'll certainly be less stressed afterward (and we can't say the same about scrolling through your social media feeds). Say it with us: Ahhh.  10. Hanging out with your loved ones.Real FaceTime with your BFF beats the screen version any day of the week (science even agrees). 11. Baking a new cookie recipe.After all, "desserts" is "stressed" spelled backwards. There can even be a meditative element to cooking. 12. Smooching your significant other.We'll take a real-life "like" over a Facebook one any day. Research shows that kissing can help ease cortisol, that pesky stress-provoking hormone, in the body. Pucker up! 13. Having a spontaneous dance party.Research suggests that it'll boost your mood and it helps get that heart pumping. The goofier the moves, the more satisfying the session (or maybe that's just us.) 14. Planning a vacation. Just think of all the possibilities (and even better if it's a place with no service). Studies suggest that the anticipation of a vacation may boost our happiness levels. Combine that joy trigger with the fact that vacation days help our well-being and you don't even need to check those notifications to feel elated. 15. Trying a new workout class.Whether it's something trendy like SoulCycle, a fun spin on an old favorite like aerial yoga or a Zumba class at your local gym, go out on a limb and try something new -- and do it just for you, not your social media audience.  16. Listening to a really great song.Music has a way of lifting us up because it releases a mood-enhancing chemical in the brain. So go on and press play on that new Taylor Swift single. No judgments if you listen to it on repeat (there's a scientific reason for that, anyway). 17. Taking in a good view.We're wired to be inspired, whether it's a breathtaking nature scene or a spiritual experience. Research suggests that awe-inducing moments may make us happier and more creative. Not only that, we remember more about what we see if we're not capturing it through an iPhone screen. In other words, we may benefit more from soaking up that sunset instead of posting it for a few Instagram hearts. 18. Writing someone a letter.Handwriting is a lost art form, not to mention the fact that it has some serious mental health perks. Plus, who doesn't love getting a comment in real life from someone they love? If we're honest, those mean way more than anything digital. 19. Surprising someone.Random acts of kindness can go a long way. They lift up others, they boost your own well-being and they even help reduce social anxiety. That's way more satisfying than a little red notification bubble. 20. Journaling.Instead of posting your negative thoughts in a Facebook status (much to the chagrin of others -- and probably fewer status likes anyway), try clearing your mind on a piece of paper. One study found that writing out what you're ruminating on and physically throwing it away can help clear your mind. 21. Enjoying good weather.Is there anything better than a little sunshine and Vitamin D? We'll be craving it when winter comes knocking again. May as well ditch the screen inside and take advantage of it. Your brain and body will thank you for it. 22. Sorting through old photos.Long live the memories. Indulging in a bit of nostalgia is good for us -- research suggests it may even increase our optimism. If you really want to dig through the past, try thumbing through a photo album.  23. Realizing you had a perfectly great day -- without your phone.No explanation necessary. Take that,...

Amy Schumer Can Finally Smile More Now That She's Seen A Smile Expert

Andy McDonald | July 7, 2015 | Comedy
At last, women who are told to "smile more" have a solution! On the latest "Inside Amy Schumer," Amy is urged to see a expert who can bring her smile up to the next level. Cock and smile, that's all there is to it.  Do you know the difference between a good smile and a creepy smile? Oh, no -- we're actually asking, because it's led to some poor life decisions on our part. To subscribe to our HuffPost Entertainment WhatsApp account:1. Download WhatsApp on your phone.2. Save this number, 347-334-1794, in your phone’s contacts.3. Text "POP" to that number via your WhatsApp account.You can unsubscribe at any time by texting “STOP" to the same...

Eastern And Western Philosophers Have Their Rap Showdown, Finally

Ron Dicker | July 7, 2015 | Comedy
Even great men of ideas have to fight for their street cred sometimes. Famous Eastern and Western philosophers clash in a rap throwdown that is rocking modern civilization, otherwise known as the Internet. Sun Tzu, Confucius and Lao Tzu (Laozi) represent the Eastern all-stars; Nietzsche, Socrates and Voltaire...
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