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#FiveWordsToRuinADate Reveals How Easy It Is To Derail A Romance

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | January 15, 2015 | Women
On a date, it only takes five words to reach the point of no return. That's the idea behind the trending hashtag #FiveWordsToRuinADate, where people are sharing their dealbreakers -- covering everything from political affiliations to taste in music and sexual preferences. And brands like Sony...

Meet Lena NW, The Student Artist And Rapper With A Provocative Take On Rape Culture

Tyler Kingkade | January 15, 2015 | College
The first thing to know about "Lena NW" is that, like most of her generation, she grew up on the Internet. It's important to note because most of Lena's artwork has some element reflecting the hyper-connected world and the way the web helps the most controversial and sometimes disturbing parts...

America's Most Hated And Loved Parking Tradition Happens Each Winter In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | January 15, 2015 | HuffPost Home
We suspect most suburbanites and carless city-dwellers live in blissful ignorance of Chicago residents' seasonal parking struggles. You see, many Chicagoans depend on street parking in neighborhoods where driveway and garage space is limited. And each winter, as the city is blessed with nearly 40 inches of...

Here's How To Not Sound Like An Ignorant Fool When Asking About Someone's Race

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | January 15, 2015 | Black Voices
Things can get tricky -- and sometimes offensive -- when asking someone: “What are you?” But producers over at Moral Courage TV, a YouTube channel that shares inspiring and insightful videos, provide a solution that won’t leave you sounding insensitive or biased when you decide to probe...

Michigan Bondage 'Master' Bob Bashara Gets Life In Prison For Arranging Wife's Murder

AP | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | January 15, 2015 | Crime
DETROIT (AP) — Calling him a "master of manipulation," a judge sentenced a former Rotary Club president to life in prison Thursday for arranging his wife's killing so he could devote more time to cavorting with other women who shared his love for sexual bondage and domination. "You lived in...

Dead Baby Boy Found In Sorting Line At Michigan Recycling Plant

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | January 15, 2015 | Crime
A dead newborn boy was found at a recycling plant in Roseville, Michigan, this week. Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said Thursday that employees at the plant had been sorting through recycled waste when they discovered the dead infant, naked and bundled in cloth, WJBK reports....

Rick Snyder Vetoes Gun Bill Over Domestic Violence Concerns

Laura Bassett | January 15, 2015 | Politics
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) bucked the National Rifle Association on Thursday and vetoed a concealed carry gun bill that would have allowed some people with restraining orders issued against them for domestic violence to carry a concealed pistol. "We simply can't and won't take the chance of exposing...

Federal Judge Orders Michigan To Recognize 300 Same-Sex Marriages

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | January 15, 2015 | Politics
Three hundred Michigan same-sex couples have a “fundamental right” for their marriages to be legal, a federal judge ruled after the state refused to recognize the unions. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith on Thursday ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, eight same-sex couples, in Caspar v. Snyder, saying Michigan's...

21 Times Someone Was A Parking Master, Or A Parking Disaster

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | January 15, 2015 | Comedy
Great parking! ... Not you, you're terrible. There's nothing more gratifying in this world than nailing a fantastic parking job, and there's nothing more infuriating than seeing someone pull of one of the absolute worst. The following photos highlight parking masters, parking disasters, and even some parking jobs that defy...

You Can Be Completely Mentally Alert While In A Coma

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | January 15, 2015 | Healthy Living
When Martin Pistorius was 12, he was felled by a mysterious illness that slowly stripped him of his ability to move and speak. Doctors told his parents that Pistorious was a vegetable, and that he ought to be placed in an institution where he could die comfortably. But he didn’t...

13 Super-Specific Tactics To Get The Most Out Of Wikipedia

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | January 15, 2015 | Technology
Wikipedia, your college professors' most trusted source of information, was born on today's date in 2001. The site has always been an experiment -- though a pretty successful one. Anyone can participate in the free and open-source knowledge base (and tens of thousands of people have), but Wikipedia...

Painkiller Abuse Is Down, But People May Be Turning To Something Even Worse

Reuters | Reuters | January 14, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Abuse of opiate-based prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and morphine peaked around 2010-2011 and now may be on the decline in the United States, according to an analysis of databases designed to track illicit use of the drugs. New laws, programs and policies, such...

This 'Taken' 'Super Mario' Parody Will Find You, And It Will Thrill You

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | January 14, 2015 | Comedy
He will find you, he will eat a mushroom, and he will kill you. "Taken 3" is out and it remains to be seen if the audience is the one who's been taken this time. Until then though, let's enjoy all the "Taken" comedy videos that are being...

Woman Lives At Big Box Store For 2 Days Before 'Eviction'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | January 15, 2015 | Weird News
A woman apparently found all the comforts of home at a Michigan department store, where she lived for two days before her "eviction." The unidentified and unwanted tenant is a 45-year-old woman who "moved into" a Walmart in Grand Blanc Township on Jan. 6, with no plans to...

Tom Hanks Says Community College Made Him Who He Is Today

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | January 14, 2015 | College
Famed actor and director Tom Hanks penned an op-ed reflecting on his time in community college, crediting it as the "place [that] made me what I am today." Hanks writes in the New York Times on Wednesday that he applied to some prestigious schools knowing full-well they...

Our Picks For The Top 10 College Basketball Freshmen

Jordan Schultz | January 15, 2015 | Sports
Blue-chip, five-star freshmen seem to grace college basketball annually. The tricky part is figuring out who the best are, because pedigree clearly does not guarantee success, as our most recent top senior list illustrated clearly. Last year's landscape was dominated early on by Kansas star Andrew Wiggins, but...

$340 Million In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

James Gerken | January 14, 2015 | Green
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. The federal agency has...

Police Chief Defends Officers Caught On Video Striking Man Held On The Ground

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | January 14, 2015 | Black Voices
A video of police officers striking and yelling obscenities at a man who appears to be held down on the ground has prompted an official investigation, even as a police chief defends the officers’ actions as “proper.” The video, posted Monday by Facebook user Emma Craig, shows an

Here Is The Most Disproportionately Popular Cuisine In Each State

Harry Bradford | January 14, 2015 | Business
Utah is crazy about Hawaiian food, apparently.

Mastodon Bones Discovered In Michigan Man's Yard

Ed Mazza | January 14, 2015 | Science
You never know what's lying just beneath the surface in your own yard. Most people find some old coins or a rusty bicycle chain. But two men in Michigan hit the jackpot when they discovered the remains of a massive Ice Age mammal. Contractor Daniel LaPoint Jr. was...
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