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The U.S. Cities That Get The Most And Least Sleep May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | August 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
New York may fancy itself the city that never sleeps, but the numbers tell another story. According to new data, New Yorkers snooze for just six hours and 47 minutes a night, on average -- but a handful of other urban areas across the U.S. fare even poorer. The average...

We Don't Really Know How To Treat Depression And Alcoholism At The Same Time

Anna Almendrala | August 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
"You're standing at a precipice, and you look down. There's a voice -- and it's a little quiet voice -- that goes 'jump.' It's the same voice, the same voice [that says], 'just one.' There's a voice that goes, 'jump,' and the idea of 'just one.'" -- Robin...

‘National Moment Of Silence' Vigils Across The Country Honor Victims Of Police Brutality

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | August 15, 2014 | Black Voices
Michael Brown and Ezell Ford are the latest unarmed African-Americans to be killed by police in a narrative that has become all too familiar -- and has sparked outrage across the country. As Brown's community in Ferguson, Missouri, has taken to the streets in largely peaceful protests, demonstrators nationwide also...

It Doesn't Matter If Michael Brown Stole A Box Of Cigars

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | August 15, 2014 | Black Voices
If Brown did steal a box of smokes, does it mean we should care less about how he died?

Introducing HuffPost's Fall 2014 Campus Editors-At-Large

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | August 15, 2014 | College
Hundreds of applications and interviews later, we are extremely proud to announce our newest campus editors-at-large for the fall 2014 term. We're looking forward to expanding our program on these campuses across the country and to see all the wonderful talent our newest editors find.

Just Because You're Not Breaking The Law, Doesn't Mean You Won't Get Arrested

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | August 15, 2014 | Crime
As The Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly experienced first-hand this week, police officers often arrest people even if they're not actually committing a crime. On Thursday night in Ferguson, Missouri, SWAT officers dispatched to respond to protests in the wake of the police killing of unarmed teen Michael...

Darren Wilson Identified As Officer Who Fatally Shot Michael Brown

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | August 15, 2014 | Black Voices
After almost a week, Police Chief Thomas Jackson has identified Darren Wilson as the officer who fatally shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown on Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri. Jackson also announced Friday that the department would release video of a "strong-armed robbery" that took place in the...

This Is What Happens When Artists Take Over An Abandoned Building In Detroit

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | August 14, 2014 | Arts
Imagine if a centuries-old shipwreck "crashed on the shores of a block in Detroit" and its doors opened to rooms upon rooms full of ornate details and wondrous mysteries to untangle. That's what a group of artists envisioned when they saw a historic lumber company building for sale...

Watching Adults Try To Define Teenage Slang Will Make You Feel Old -- Really Old

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | August 14, 2014 | Comedy
Teens' favorite slang words seem come and go faster than Miley Cyrus posting a new Instagram selfie. So it's understandable that adults can get a little behind on the times. But watching grown-ups try to define slang terms of the younger set is another (hilarious) thing, entirely. In this video...

The 'Steve Jobs Of Weed' Says There's No Reason To Fear Cannabusiness

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | August 14, 2014 | Politics
For residents in states where medical marijuana is legal, having a neighborhood "go to pot" might not be so bad. And as Illinois prepares to throw open its doors for businesses that sell legal weed, a marijuana activist is speaking out to clarify some misconceptions about cannabusiness. Come September,...

Which States Have The Best Colleges (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | August 14, 2014 | College
California, Massachusetts and New York may be known for having some great universities, but they are not the states with the overall best colleges. Turns out they each lose to Maine, Montana and West Virginia, who all tie for having the best higher education institutions. Our friends at FindTheBest figured...

Ohio Offers $150 Million In No-Interest Loans To Help Cities Improve Water Treatment

AP | Katherine Boehrer | August 14, 2014 | Green
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to a water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without clean tap water. The state also will commit just over...

Actual Military Veterans Say Cops In Ferguson Are Excessively Armed, Untrained Wannabes

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | August 14, 2014 | Black Voices
Police in Ferguson may look like a militarized force, but veterans say they're not acting like it.

This Is What Happens When Your Roommate Drops Food On The Floor

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | August 14, 2014 | Comedy
Anyone with roommates knows the frustration of finding uncleaned messes in your shared kitchen. Who dropped this food on the floor and didn't pick it up? And how did get under there?? How does that even happen??? Well, at last, all your questions will be answered in the video above,...

These Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Great Lakes Night Sky Seem Too Beautiful To Be Real

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | August 14, 2014 | Travel
There's nothing like a night sky full of bright stars to remind you of the vastness of the universe -- and the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

Nick Wing | August 14, 2014 | Black Voices
This pervasive and not-so-subtle media bias is right in front of your eyes.

It's Perfectly Legal To Film The Cops

Saki Knafo | August 14, 2014 | Politics
Snapping photos of police in Ferguson, Missouri, may have gotten Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly arrested Wednesday night while he was covering protests prompted by the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death by a police officer. Reilly and Washington Post...

Huffington Post Reporter Arrested In Ferguson

Ashley Alman | August 15, 2014 | Politics
The Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly and the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery were arrested Wednesday evening while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri after the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer last week. The journalists were released unharmed, but their detentions highlighted...

'Love Your Lines' Instagram Account Celebrates Stretch Marks As Beautiful, Not 'Flaws'

Nina Bahadur | August 14, 2014 | Women
A new Instagram account, @LoveYourLines, is beautifully celebrating women's stretch marks. The account was started by two East Coast moms, who asked to remain anonymous. The creators were inspired to feature the stretch marks and other lines on women's bodies after a discussion about how their own...

Gov. Rick Snyder Compares Disastrous Detroit Flooding To A Leak At His Lake House

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | August 13, 2014 | Politics
After record rains buried Detroit-area freeways, with flooding continuing in the next few days and causing widespread damage, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) commiserated. "I've been there myself," Snyder told WJR radio host Frank Beckmann Wednesday, referencing a leak at his vacation home...
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