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Addicted to (Pretty)Porn: One Woman's Story

(21) Comments | Posted December 3, 2008 | 1:44 PM

I have a problem: I can't stop looking at porn. I can look at it for hours and I'm not satisfied. Worse, I think it's giving me unrealistic expectations. I don't even really remember how it got started.

No, that's a lie, and the first step to recovery is...

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Obama Babies: Coming Soon

(86) Comments | Posted November 6, 2008 | 2:45 PM

I want to have an Obama Baby. Let me be clear: I don't want to have Obama's baby, I want to have an Obama Baby. One of the thousands of babies I predict will be born somewhere around August 4th, 2009. (Which, a few astute commenters have pointed out,...

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G.O.P. R.I.P.?

(107) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 6:26 PM

Tonight the GOP finds itself facing the tar pit of irrevelency. After eight years of Rove, Cheney and Bush bringing the standard of American politics to a new low, Republicans are confronted with the possibility of spending the next eight being crushed by a Democratic majority in Congress and an...

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La Strada: Your New Favorite Indie Band

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2008 | 6:32 PM

Sitting at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, I noticed that every time someone made a joke about the flailing music industry, the entire ballroom paused to take a swig from their drinks. The gut reaction of music lovers has been to blame the collapse of music...

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Fund Race Your Friends: How Well Do You Really Know Them?

(3) Comments | Posted February 4, 2008 | 4:14 PM

All my friends are Democrats. Where I live now? Nearly all Democrats. Where I grew up? Nearly all the money is going to Democrats. How did I find this out? HuffPost's Fund Race, that's how.

It started with searching good friends. They've all given to Democrats. Then just my...

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The Little Things

(7) Comments | Posted January 25, 2008 | 6:22 AM

Living in the big bad city, you learn to have a little appreciation for nuance. Sure, (total strangers') bodily fluids play a large part in your life, but you also learn to appreciate autumnal light in Central Park, the perfect lox to cream cheese ratio, the fine art of cooking...

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Giving To Candidates = Clapping For The Fairies

(4) Comments | Posted January 18, 2008 | 6:28 AM

Primary season is upon us, and if you were trying to keep out of it until there were only two people running for president, then you've recently realized that that just isn't in the cards. Democrats! Republicans! Bloomberg?

You can't escape from any of them on MSNBC or CNN,...

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Living...With A Brooklyn Couple

(25) Comments | Posted January 14, 2008 | 3:22 PM

Huffington Post Living presents a look into the life of your typical Brooklyn couple.


By: E.A. Hanks, Patrick Waldo and Will Tracy...

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The Kink In The Corner: Get That "Chauvinist" Some Handcuffs!

(23) Comments | Posted January 10, 2008 | 11:03 PM

I wish I had a video of my reaction to something I saw on the internet yesterday. It was something partly foul, partly insulting, and it was so ridiculous, it verged on the satiric. I'm not talking about "2 Girls, 1 Cup." Note: That's not a link to...

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The Politics Of Giving

(3) Comments | Posted January 3, 2008 | 11:56 PM

A lot of readers responded to my last post, "The New Dark Ages," and discussed their issues with depression - whether it came from the sub-prime mortgage crisis, global warming or more intrinsically personal issues. I'd like to thank everyone who wrote in and shared not only their frustrations,...

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The New Dark Ages

(64) Comments | Posted December 28, 2007 | 12:48 AM

I tend to be a Debbie Downer. I can't help it. My family will be talking about snowfall for skiing, and the first thing out of my mouth is, "Did you know that climate change is now so bad, they have tropical diseases in Italy?"

Wah, waaaah...

Climate change, the...

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Talking With The President Of Seventh Generation

(3) Comments | Posted December 20, 2007 | 5:04 PM

"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions upon the next seven generations."

Sound familiar? Chances are, you've read it while on the john, bored and reading the wrapper on your organic toilet paper. It's either that, or you recognize it from the Great Law...

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Am I Green, Or Just A Grinch?

(5) Comments | Posted December 14, 2007 | 7:21 AM

Embrace with joy the changing seasons.
For each yields its own abundance
Reflect the true nature of your light...
Go out on a limb....
Remember your roots!...

There's just some of "Advice From A Tree" by "Ilan Shamir," formerly Scott Alyn, founder of...

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Is Micro Lending The Future Of Giving?

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2007 | 6:40 AM

I met Emily Stenning while we were both studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. From the moment I met her, she was constantly working on something: a committee, a foundation, a charity. To me, she is the epitome of the youth movement that we here at Living...

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Jim Whitton Of The Hunger Project

(13) Comments | Posted November 30, 2007 | 6:12 AM

Jim Whitton knows exactly when he decided that being a banker wasn't for him. "In 1982 I was doing international banking in China, for Chase Manhattan. I went to this Ending Hunger briefing that went on for four hours, led by volunteers. It was by far the most educational moment...

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Can Your Christmas List Make A Difference?

(1) Comments | Posted November 23, 2007 | 7:00 AM

Until Tuesday, I have never watched a "Favorite Things" episode of "Oprah." Watching with my co-workers, I could not believe the sheer hysteria generated by the audience. I mean, I understand people freaking out over the "Planet Earth" DVD's (because it's awesome unlike anything else has ever been...

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Dear Movie Marketing Pplz!

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2007 | 12:34 PM

Dear Marketing Ppl:

I know you really heart showing how super scary it would be if, like, lower Manhattan were covered in ash and smoke, and like, people were running around screaming and terrified,...

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Food For Thought

(3) Comments | Posted November 16, 2007 | 12:37 PM

I'd come home from work, tired and cranky and in no mood to cook. My shelves were depressingly bare except for a cinnamon raisin bagel. Not interested in waiting for take out, I figured that there were worse things I could eat for dinner than that blessed food usually reserved...

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Talking With Diana Meehan, Co-Founder Of The Archer School

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2007 | 7:05 AM

Before I say anything else, I need a whole slew of disclaimers: Firstly, Diana Meehan, co-Founder of the Archer School for Girls, has known me a long time -- when we first met, it was back when I was still thinking that Alanis Morisette was going to have more...

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Diary Of A Fast

(6) Comments | Posted October 30, 2007 | 8:55 AM

I try to do my yoga. I try to get runs in on the weekends. I try to be healthier and more active than I'm naturally inclined to be, which is about as active as a bear mid-February. If I could hibernate, I would.

It doesn't help to work...

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