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Barack Obama

A Hard Day's Work Deserves a Fair Day's Pay

Barack Obama | June 30, 2015 | Politics
Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. That's partly because we've failed to update overtime regulations for years -- and an exemption meant for highly paid, white collar employees now leaves out workers making as little as $23,660 a year -- no matter how many hours they work.
John Sims

Why I Burned and Buried The Confederate Flag -- And America Should, Too

John Sims | June 29, 2015 | Black Voices
My protest started by recoloring the Confederate flag black, red and green -- the colors of black nationalism. This was my way of arresting my own anxiety and fear of black erasure, both personal and collective.
Adam Phillips

An Evangelical Minister Explains Marriage to Rick Santorum, Dr. Moore and Mike Huckabee

Adam Phillips | June 29, 2015 | Religion
When it comes to marriage equality in the United States, the church too often has been on the wrong side of history.
Travel + Leisure

Top 10 Outlandish Ice Cream Sandwiches to Eat This Summer (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | June 29, 2015 | Taste
Your inner kid would go gangbusters for one of these ten.
CheapTickets

America's Most Amazing Meals for $10 or Less

CheapTickets | June 29, 2015 | Taste
We scoured North America for bargain-priced, refreshingly creative plates, and found 11, all 10 bucks or under.
The Kitchn

What It's Really Like to Cook on a Food Stamp Budget

The Kitchn | June 26, 2015 | Taste
For many people, the difficulties start before stepping foot in the store.
Sarah R. Boonin

Dear Supreme Court, Our Daughter Is Watching

Sarah R. Boonin | June 25, 2015 | Gay Voices
There are countless gay couples who, by virtue of their zip codes, have sat on the sidelines of this revolution. Send a message that families like ours have value.
U.S. News Travel

10 After-Dark Activities to Experience This Summer

U.S. News Travel | June 26, 2015 | Travel
From stargazing parties to desert garden flashlight tours to evening turtle walks, there's a lot that can be done and enjoyed only at night.
Hopper.com

These Are the Busiest Airports for the 4th of July

Hopper.com | June 25, 2015 | Travel
Airfare is only about 4 percent cheaper this year, but travelers will still be out in full force. So Hopper decided to analyze what this year's Fourth of July travel patterns will look like by calculating which airports will have the biggest influx of travelers arriving and departing.
Kelly Frazier

Detroit Punk Rock Band The Armed Bring an Unruly Sound with New Album, Release Show At Majestic Cafe

Kelly Frazier | June 25, 2015 | Detroit
Within all the disorder of The Armed's music and their live show, it all feels like a microcosm of how we all try to fit into all the craziness going on in the world.
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With William Dement, a True Sleep Studies Pioneer

Arianna Huffington | June 25, 2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. William C. Dement, a professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, is considered the father of sleep medicine. In answer to my questions, he spoke about his early interest in sleep studies, the scientists who inspired him and how the study of sleep has evolved over half a century. Here is a transcript of our conversation.
Culture-ist

Where to Find Your Favorite Foreign Cuisine in the States

Culture-ist | June 24, 2015 | Taste
Don't miss your chance to dine on delicacies you didn't even know you were craving.
Adam Phillips

An Evangelical Pastor At His First Pride Parade

Adam Phillips | June 24, 2015 | Religion
I am sorry for the legions of people who have said, done and prayed unimaginable, exclusionary and degrading things in the name of God. I am convinced beyond a doubt God loves each and every part of us as we are created, including our sexual identities.
Thrillist

The Most Beautiful Places In The Country

Thrillist | June 25, 2015 | Travel
There's a reason that song they play during the seventh-inning stretch at baseball games isn't called "America the Mediocre."
Dale Hansen

Conservative Legislation Provides Support for Gun Control

Dale Hansen | June 24, 2015 | Politics
The NRA and many gun advocates argue that background checks and registering guns won't work because criminals will still get their guns. Yet it is many of these same conservatives that support voter ID laws despite the fact that criminals will still find ways to commit voter fraud.
Kelly Frazier

Norwegian Experimental Jazz Octet, Jaga Jazzist, Set to Play Electric Forest Festival

Kelly Frazier | June 24, 2015 | Detroit
With a steady body of work under their belt over the past couple decades, Jaga Jazzist recently released their newest album Starfire on the renowned Ninja Tune Records imprint.
The Daily Meal

The 10 Best Bakeries in America

The Daily Meal | June 24, 2015 | Taste
Don't hesitate to stop in, even if just to look at the beautiful displays and smell that most comforting scent of bread baking.
Kelly Frazier

Renown Russian Funk Band, The Soul Surfers, Hit Detroit for First Tour of U.S.A. Ever

Kelly Frazier | June 24, 2015 | Detroit
Of all of the places you'd think, Russia really isn't on the top of the list of where one of the most exciting modern funk bands would be from. That's where The Soul Surfers call home.
Gino Zahnd

The Distressing Reality Of Minimum Wage And Rentals In The U.S.

Gino Zahnd | June 22, 2015 | HuffPost Home
We decided to take a look at our data to see how affordable rentals are in major cities across the U.S, based on current minimum wage laws. Spoiler: it's grim, and even one-bedrooms are out of reach in many metro areas for even a couple earning two incomes.
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With Pete Carroll and His Team Of Sports Scientists, Who Helped The Seattle Seahawks Sleep Their Way to The Top

Arianna Huffington | June 22, 2015 | Healthy Living
Ever since the Seattle Seahawks' victory in Super Bowl XLVIII put a national spotlight on the benefits of performance-enhancing practices including yoga, mindfulness and sleep, I've wanted to learn more about how the team has made sleep a part of its culture. So I contacted head coach Pete Carroll, who connected me with Sam Ramsden and Michael Gervais, who lead the Seahawks' sports science team.
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