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Arianna Huffington


Looking Back at 9 Years of The Colbert Report (VIDEO)

Arianna Huffington | December 18, 2014 | Media
Today, as The Colbert Report airs its final episode, I'm looking back with gratitude on nine years of great television. I loved being on the show several times, discussing everything from my Greek accent to self-sabotage to the obnoxious roommate living in my head. Here are some of my favorite moments on The Colbert Report over the years.
Shan Wells


Atrocity Upstaging

Shan Wells | December 18, 2014 | Denver
Marc Bekoff


On Killing Wolves and Other Animals: Should Only Trained Ethicists Weigh In?

Marc Bekoff | December 18, 2014 | Denver
Anyone who has an opinion should state it openly and discuss the issues with civility. Indeed, discussions about the ways in which animals are treated that include the very people who study them will likely be richer and inform non-scientists about how and why certain projects conducted.
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

What Teens Don't Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) -- Why STD Testing Is Critical

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | December 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
We all need to break the silence that surrounds STDs in our communities -- we should talk about STDs without shame or stigma and help young people understand STD screening is a routine, essential part of taking care of themselves and protecting their future health.
Graham Ober

5 Things Millennials Should Consider Before Buying a Home

Graham Ober | December 16, 2014 | Money
Even if your credit score isn't up to snuff or the costs seem to high right now, you can get your finances into better shape before you try to buy your first home.
Tony Newman


More Nails in the Drug War Coffin: Top Stories of 2014

Tony Newman | December 16, 2014 | Media
Below are some of the top stories that made 2014 a watershed year in the fight to end America's longest failed war.
Abdullah Saeed

This Could be the Next Major Legal Marijuana Brand

Abdullah Saeed | December 16, 2014 | Business
As announcements of these brands emerge, cannabis consumers and legalization advocates scrutinize entrepreneurs' intentions, hoping that the next big cannabis brands are in the game for compassion over profits.
Michael Bialas


On With the Show Tunes: A Refueled Fleetwood Mac Truck Delivers Again

Michael Bialas | December 18, 2014 | Entertainment
Putting on a show to match the grandeur and longevity of Fleetwood Mac is a massive undertaking, but Stevie Nicks needed just a minute to personalize it for the crowd of mostly Coloradans in the sold-out Pepsi Center on Dec. 12, 2014.
Ann Brenoff


4 Ways Congress Just Screwed Up Pensions

Ann Brenoff | December 15, 2014 | Fifty
When the Senate approved the omnibus spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down, it also delivered a blow to some retirees who collect pensions. In a little-discussed provision of the bill, certain multi-employer pension plans were given the go-ahead to reduce pension checks to current recipients by up to 60 percent. Didn't see that coming, did you?
Bill Piper


A Decade of Hard Work Turns into Historic Marijuana Victory in Congress

Bill Piper | December 15, 2014 | Politics
This is a huge victory -- one that has taken 13 years to win. For the first time, Congress is cutting off funding to federal medical marijuana raids and saying no one should be arrested for complying with their state's medical marijuana law.
Marc Bekoff


Harvard Researcher Kills Rare Spider "In the Name of Education:" When Will the Killing Finally Stop?

Marc Bekoff | December 15, 2014 | Green
I'm sure a moratorium on killing would result in the development and implementation of a host of non-lethal and humane ways to learn about and to peacefully coexist with the fascinating animals with whom we share our magnificent planet.
Jason Salzman


Fact Check: Police Officer Was Leaving East High Protest When Struck

Jason Salzman | December 13, 2014 | Denver
In fact, Adsit was hit by the car as he was returning to his beat after escorting the protesters on their march. The protest was still happening when Adsit was hit, but Adsit was going back to his 16th Street Mall assignment.
Marc Bekoff


It's Not Happening at the Zoo: There's no Evidence Zoos Educate in a Meaningful Way

Marc Bekoff | December 12, 2014 | Denver
I'm surely happy that a zoo visitor may learn something she or he didn't previously know, but if they don't use this information in a meaningful way to do something for the animals, then it's knowledge for knowledge's sake and that is not a sufficient reason for keeping animals in cages.
Thomas McKenna


2014 in Sports: 6 Takeaways From the Complicated Year That Was

Thomas McKenna | December 18, 2014 | Sports
However, while it's easy to lament to the failings of our sports fandoms in 2014, there's no denying that there was also a lot of good to come from the past year.
Arianna Huffington


Dear Ella, Be Proud of Your Beautiful Name

Arianna Huffington | December 12, 2014 | Parents
Earlier this week I learned that a story that had run on HuffPost Parents had left one of our readers a bit upset. The post was entitled "20 Kids' Names That Most Often Appear On The 'Naughty' List," and the reader was a 7-year-old girl named Ella -- which also happened to be the number-one name on the "naughty" list.
Ann Brenoff


The Shock Of Good Customer Service

Ann Brenoff | December 11, 2014 | Fifty
With the precision of a Rockettes' dance number, one by one the windows in my house have all snapped the little doohickey that lets them slide up and down smoothly and keeps them from going off-tilt. If I were a window repairman, I'm sure there would be a real name for the broken part and with that real name, a real expensive price tag and a real expensive labor call.
Shan Wells



Shan Wells | December 10, 2014 | Denver
Jon Gettman

Marijuana Legalization: The Big Tobacco Smokescreen

Jon Gettman | December 10, 2014 | Politics
Big Marijuana already exists -- it's also called the Black Market. Public concern over a large, unregulated, socially irresponsible marijuana market is, and should be, argument number one in support of marijuana's legalization.
Melissa Franqui

My Son, Drugs and Safety

Melissa Franqui | December 9, 2014 | Politics
Teenagers will make their own choices, just as we did. In helping my son navigate peer pressure and make better decisions, safety is my highest priority and it should also be his.
Michael Bialas


Olivia Jean Flies Solo: Slay Belle Rings, Are You Listening?

Michael Bialas | December 9, 2014 | Entertainment
One of rock's freshest faces put an eerie title on her solo debut album that was released two weeks before Halloween. But after hearing her speak softly during a recent chat, Olivia Jean sounds nothing like the mistress of the macabre who's behind Bathtub Love Killings.
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