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10 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for That Fitness Lover in Your Life

BurnThis | December 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
This can be tricky, since they tend to have every gadget and gizmo you could imagine, but fear not, here is a little guide to get that person the perfect holiday gift.
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.
Laura De Palma


The Boggs School Oral History Project: Linking Youth and Elders to the Past, Present and Future

Laura De Palma | December 17, 2014 | Detroit
The Oral History Club is a powerful example of the importance of intergenerational dialogue between our youth and the elders. It is the knowing of what has been that informs the limitless possibility of what can be.
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.
MJ Rosenberg


Carl Levin Retires: The Senate's Last of the Just

MJ Rosenberg | December 16, 2014 | Politics
Levin is a lovely man, a sweetheart, if you will. But not to those who stole from the American people and especially his beloved Michiganders. The senator who wouldn't take a picture frame was hell on wheels to those who thought nothing about taking millions or billions.
Dale Hansen

Republican Road Funding Plan Deals Another Blow to Democracy

Dale Hansen | December 16, 2014 | Detroit
For more than a decade now, the Michigan Legislature has failed to properly fund the Department of Transportation, which has resulted in a steady decline in the quality of Michigan's roads.
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?
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.
Terry Blackhawk


To See in Color

Terry Blackhawk | December 11, 2014 | Detroit
As a white person, I will never know the sting of racial aggression, micro or macro, but I can learn to recognize my biases, to educate myself and even dare, as Rankine's brilliant work suggests, "to see in color."
David Adjaye

Contextualizing Approaches to Urbanization

David Adjaye | December 12, 2014 | Arts
The city is a perpetually incomplete project; it is constantly being remade and reshaped by the changing state of our world, whether by the interventions of its governing bodies or the powerful actions of its residents. Architecture can and must speak to this adaptability, as both a technology and reflection of social change.
Noah Michelson


WARNING: Facebook Is Trying To Get You To Friend Your One-Night Stands

Noah Michelson | December 10, 2014 | Gay Voices
All of a sudden I noticed that my "People You May Know" box was overrun with a decade's worth of guys that I've dated or hooked up with and then promptly forgot about (or actively took great pains to avoid).
Nick Norton


Maybe We Shouldn't Waste Money on Drug Testing Michigan Welfare Recipients

Nick Norton | December 8, 2014 | Detroit
Instead of going on a witch hunt to find welfare queens, that by in large do not exist -- Representative Farrington might want to consider spending our money on strengthening our social safety net. Maybe we can spend half a million dollars helping them instead of stigmatizing the poor. Just food for thought.
Dale Hansen

White Ignorance at the Core of Racial Tensions

Dale Hansen | December 8, 2014 | Politics
Pretending to know what it's like to be black in America isn't even remotely close to actually being black in America.
Arianna Huffington


Namaste: Introducing HuffPost India

Arianna Huffington | December 7, 2014 | India
Greetings from India, where I'm thrilled to announce we're launching our latest international edition, in collaboration with The Times of India Group and its digital arm, Times Internet (TIL). Beyond its 1.24 billion people, India is vast in every way -- its history, its colors, its food, its spiritual traditions, the billions of stories of its people, its contradictions. And without question India is facing huge and unique challenges -- from poverty and sanitation to sexual violence and endemic corruption. But India has unique resources to meet all these challenges. It's in looking back to its ancient traditions that have been exported around the world that so much of the wisdom and strength needed to build the future will be found. And I'm thrilled that HuffPost India will be there to chronicle this story and -- just as important -- help Indians tell their stories themselves.
Kelly Frazier


Detroit Hip-hop Producer Apollo Brown Presents Detroit Cypher Featuring Ras Kass, Red Pill, Noveliss, MarvWon, and Miz Korona

Kelly Frazier | December 8, 2014 | Detroit
Apollo Brown has low key become one of Detroit's most consistent hip-hop artists currently making waves in the underground. Whether it's solo projects, collaborative albums with various emcees, or group projects, Apollo Brown's vast discography has gave him the luxury to...
Patrick O'Connor


Better College Advice for Michigan Students Is a Phone Call Away

Patrick O'Connor | December 4, 2014 | Detroit
It's been an incredible month for school counselors who help students and families make good college decisions. In mid-November, leaders from 30 states convened at a White House Summit to develop and discuss plans to expand and improve college access and college counseling for all students. Many of these individual...
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush


The Day My Faith in America Died

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | December 5, 2014 | Religion
I didn't cry. But a part of me died. When I heard the news about Eric Garner, my casual 'faith' in America died -- and I am thankful for its death.
Lisa Goldman

Go Ahead (And Ask Me if I Smoked)... Make My Day

Lisa Goldman | December 4, 2014 | Healthy Living
The "Did you smoke?" question is offensive, of course, because it implies that the person deserves their cancer more than other types of cancer patients and thus merits less support or inferior medical care.
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