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Dean Praetorius is currently a Senior Editor at The Huffington Post, overseeing both the site's social media endeavors as well as a team of editors responsible for creating viral content and covering breaking news. A Boston College graduate and Long Island native, Dean has worked with a number of influential media outlets through the years, including ABC News, Vh1, and the now defunct New York Sun.Before joining the Huffington Post team at the end of 2010, he also served a short stint as an editorial intern with the Onion.

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How High Are You Right Now? Let This Quiz Figure It Out For You

(6) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 7:29 PM

Whether it's 4/20 or not, it's always important to know just how high you are this very moment.

We'd explain further, but if you're still reading this, chances are it's not exactly going to sink in (especially if you live in Colorado).

Just take the quiz above and...

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The Completely Unofficial 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Drinking Game

(2) Comments | Posted February 2, 2014 | 2:10 PM

Every year Super Bowl Sunday affords millions of Americans the chance to combine their two most favorite pastimes: football and excessive drinking.

But why just blindly consume thousands of calories in alcohol when there's a chance to turn this into a more meaningful experience?

In the spirit of friendly...

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Every Journalist Is a Social Media Editor, But Not Every Social Media Editor Is a Journalist

(17) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 12:38 PM

When hundreds of journalists gathered in San Francisco last year for the annual Online News Association Conference, there was no more packed panel than the 10:15 a.m. "Social Media Debate: Best Practices vs. Bad Habits."

Seriously, I sat on the floor.

Journalists from across the country...

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When It Comes to Social, Content Is King, Sharing Is Cool and Mobile Is the Future

(6) Comments | Posted February 10, 2013 | 9:52 PM

Remember that rainbow Oreo everyone and their sister shared on Facebook to endorse same-sex marriage? What about their ingenious real-time spot when the lights went out at the Super Bowl?

The world's biggest brands do too. And they want to emulate that buzz around their companies.

When representatives...

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¿A qué suena la vida en el espacio? Los sonidos dentro de la Estación Espacial Internacional (AUDIO)

(4) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 3:47 AM

Si alguna vez te habías preguntado cómo es vivir en una cápsula de metal que orbita alrededor de la Tierra a cientos de kilómetros por hora... ahora al menos puedes hacer una idea del sonido ambiente. El astronauta canadiense Chris Hadfield tiene la respuesta.

La vida...

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What Does Life In Space Sound Like? Astronaut Sends Sounds Of The ISS Back To Earth (AUDIO)

(57) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 12:58 PM

If you've ever wondered what it's like to live on a hunk of metal orbiting the Earth at hundreds of miles an hour, Col. Chris Hadfield has an answer for you.

Apparently it sounds a lot like a really loud hair dryer.

The Canadian colonel, who's currently in...

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Ravi Shankar Dead: Indian Sitar Virtuoso Dies At 92

(414) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 11:02 PM

Sitar legend Ravi Shankar has died at the age of 92.

Over the course of the past year Shankar suffered from upper-respiratory and heart issues, according to Billboard. Last Thursday he underwent heart-valve replacement surgery, but was unable to recover from the procedure and died at...

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Smoking Rots The Brain, Study Says

(627) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 4:08 PM

As if lung cancer and deteriorating teeth weren't enough, here's another reason to avoid cigarettes: They could be rotting your brain.

According to the BBC, a new study of more than 8,800 people over age 50 found a correlation between smoking and damage to memory, learning and reasoning...

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Iowa Election Results 2012 MAP: Presidential Winner For The Hawkeye State (REAL-TIME DATA)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 8:32 PM

This is where you can find the results of the 2012 presidential election for the state of Iowa.

President Barack Obama carried the state handily in 2008, besting GOP candidate John McCain by over 9 percentage points. But this time around his lead doesn't seem like...

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Oregon Election Results 2012 MAP: Presidential Winner For The Beaver State (REAL-TIME DATA)

(4) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 8:05 PM

This is where you can find the results of the 2012 presidential election for the state of Oregon.

In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama easily carried the state by over 16 percentage points, propelled largely by Democrat voters in and around Portland and Eugene. This year, it...

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Minnesota Election Results 2012 MAP: Presidential Winner For the North Star State (REAL-TIME DATA)

(8) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 8:02 PM

Below you can find the 2012 presidential election results for the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota, which Barack Obama claimed easily in 2008, is again expected to go in favor of the incumbent. The president has maintained a lead in the state throughout the campaign, including the...

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Louisiana Election Results 2012 MAP: Presidential And House Winners (REAL-TIME DATA)

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 7:09 PM

This is where you'll find the Louisiana election results for the 2012 presidential election and the state's House contests.

A thoroughly red state, Louisiana is expected to go easily to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as polls have shown a Republican lead of 21 percent leading...

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New York Election Results 2012: Presidential, Senate And House Winners (REAL-TIME MAP)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 7:00 PM

This is where you'll find the New York election results for the 2012 presidential election and the state's Senate and House contests.

New York is typically considered a blue state and almost a shoe-in for Democrats, and according to the polls it seems 2012 will be...

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Oklahoma Election Results 2012 MAP: Presidential Winner For The Sooner State (REAL-TIME DATA)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 6:38 PM

This is where you can find the results of the 2012 presidential election for the state of Oklahoma.

The Sooner State is a Republican stronghold, showing little to no sign of going blue in the near future. In fact, the state has voted Republican in nine...

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Tennessee Election Results 2012 MAP: Presidential, Senate And House Winners (REAL-TIME MAP)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 6:35 PM

Below you can find the Tennesee election results for the 2012 presidential election and the state's Senate and House races.

The state typically has more conservative leanings, though in 1992 and 1996 it cast its electoral votes for Bill Clinton. Al Gore's nomination for vice president likely helped...

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Mississippi Election Results 2012 MAP: Presidential And Senate Winners (REAL-TIME MAP)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 6:25 PM

In the graphic below you'll find the 2012 presidential election results for the state of Mississippi.

Like many of its southern neighbors, Mississippi makes up part of an undeniably red southern voting block. Along with neighboring Alabama and Louisiana, the state has been considered a shoe-in for Romney,...

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New Jersey Election Results 2012 MAP: Presidential, Senate And House Winners (REAL-TIME DATA)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 6:25 PM

In the graphic below you'll find the 2012 presidential election results for the state of New Jersey.

The Garden State's Republican governor, Chris Christie, had been a strong supporter of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney through much of the campaign. Despite the governor's political affiliation, however,...

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Illinois Election Results 2012: Presidential And House Winners (REAL-TIME MAP)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 6:11 PM

Below you can find the Illinois election results for the 2012 presidential election and the state's House races.

President Barack Obama, who formerly represented the state in the Senate, and polls leading up to Election Day suggested that he would carry the state, just as he did in...

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Delaware Election Results 2012: Presidential Winner For The First State (REAL-TIME MAP)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 6:07 PM

In the graphic below you'll find the 2012 presidential election results for the state of Delaware.

The First State and its three electoral votes were expected to go to President Barack Obama, just as in 2008, according to polls leading up to Election Day. Four years ago, Obama...

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Alabama Election Results 2012: Presidential And House Winners (REAL-TIME MAP)

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 6:01 PM

Below you can find the Alabama election results for the 2012 presidential election and the state's House races.

In 2008, Alabama voted reliably Republican, with over 60 percent of voters casting their ballots for GOP presidential candidate John McCain. In 2012, polls leading up to Election...

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