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Emily Thomas
Emily Thomas is a News Editor for the Traffic and Trends section of The Huffington Post. She is a graduate of New York University where she studied Journalism and Social and Cultural Analysis. Her work has appeared in VICE,,, Thought Catalog and NY Press.

Entries by Emily Thomas

Singapore Bans 3 Children's Books Over Gay Storylines

(3) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 5:14 PM

The National Library Board (NLB) in Singapore is standing by its decision to permanently remove from its shelves three children's books featuring plots with gay or unconventional families.

In a statement issued Thursday, the NLB said it will not only remove the titles -- which purportedly go against...

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If Google Were A Guy, He'd Be Judging You Hardcore

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 11:36 AM

Your Google search history is often best kept secret between you and your computer.

Could you imagine if there were a living, breathing human being fielding your bizarre late-night searches and answering burning questions like, "Why do farts smell?" or "How many people are in 'Human Centipede 2'?"


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These Baby Woolly Mammoths Have Scientists Going Gaga

(49) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 9:34 AM

Scientists studying two mummified baby woolly mammoths found in the Siberian Arctic have announced new details about the animals' short lives -- and gruesome deaths.

Researchers at the University of Michigan believe that both of the 40,000-year-old babies, nicknamed Lyuba and Khroma, suffocated in mud -- Lyuba after...

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Uber Driver Takes Passengers On Terrifying Car Chase

(14) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 5:32 PM

When Ryan Simonetti got into an Uber taxi he had no idea his car ride would turn out to be, as he describes, like an "episode of 'Cops.'"

On Tuesday, the CEO of conferencing service company Convene got into the cab with a couple of colleagues...

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World's Fastest-Talking Woman Recites 'The Three Little Pigs' In 15 Seconds

(4) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 6:02 PM

She huffs, and she puffs, and she blows our minds.

Fran Capo, the world's fastest-talking woman, can recite "The Three Little Pigs" in 15 seconds flat. Don't believe us? Check out her skills in the video (above), which LaunchPad Entertainment posted to YouTube on July...

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Sans surprise, le plus grand centre commercial du monde sera construit à Dubaï (VIDÉO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 3:19 PM

Dubaï abrite déjà le bâtiment le plus haut du monde, mais pour satisfaire ses idées de grandeur, la ville aura aussi droit au plus grand centre commercial à l'échelle planétaire.

Le titanesque Mall of the World aura des boutiques sur 8 millions de pieds carrés, un...

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Artist Captures Some Of Soccer's Best Goals And Worst Misses

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 10:38 AM

Soccer matches are chock-full of heart-wrenching missed goals and remarkable saves (here's to you, Tim Howard). And every once in a while, there's a winning shot so incredible you talk about it for years to come.

These dramatic hits and misses are what inspired a British graphic...

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Dubai Plans To Build Biggest Mall On The Planet

(21) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 8:36 AM

Dubai, home to the world's tallest building, has another major architectural plan in the works: the world's biggest mall.

Announced July 5 by developer Dubai Holding, the so-called Mall of the World will include an 8-million-square-foot shopping complex, a theatre district inspired by New York's Broadway,...

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Partially Nude Bodies Transformed Into Vivid Masterpieces At World Bodypainting Festival 2014

(12) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 11:27 AM

The World Bodypainting Festival bills itself as "most colorful event in the world." This year's event, a wild bash of eye-popping design, psychedelic colors and quirky headgear, was no exception.

At the 17th annual event, which ran from June 29 to July 6, artists from around the...

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ASU Professor Offers Extra Credit For Hairy Armpits

(81) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 5:08 PM

A gender studies teacher is encouraging her students to rethink hair.

Breanne Fahs, an associate professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University, offers female students extra credit if they choose to stop shaving their armpit hair, according to a recent profile on Fahs by...

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Brazil's 'Snake Island' Is The Place Of Nightmares, We're Pretty Sure

(129) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 11:54 AM

This just may be the most terrifying place on Earth -- at least if you happen to suffer from ophidiophobia, aka fear of snakes.

About 90 miles from the city of São Paulo lies Ilha de Queimada Grande, or "Snake Island" -- a place...

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Why We Set Off Fireworks On The Fourth Of July

(23) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 6:52 PM

Ever wondered why we set off those humungous kaleidoscopes of gunpowder in our sky each Fourth of July? Apparently, the history of fireworks in America is as old the country itself.

On our first Independence Day celebration, held in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, when the country...

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Fox News Host Makes Blistering Remark About ‘Beyoncé Voters'

(19) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 6:26 PM

A Fox News host had a lot to say about Hillary Clinton's view on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision -- and he skewered single ladies in the process.

During a segment for Fox's "Outnumbered" Tuesday, Jesse Watters attempted to unpack the former secretary of state's comments on Monday's...

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This Is How Much The World Cup Is Costing American Businesses

(2) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:33 PM

Americans have World Cup fever, and it's getting pretty costly.

Tuesday's U.S. vs. Belgium match at 4 p.m. EST will likely strike a pricey blow to the nation's productivity. Whether streaming the game on laptops, sneaking out to sports bar or watching muted TVs at work, millions...

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7 Stunning Images From What May Be Muslim World's Largest LGBT Celebration

(53) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 10:43 AM

Amid a sea of rainbow flags, tens of thousands of gay rights supporters and LGBT community members came together to promote equality at Istanbul's gay pride parade Sunday.

The Turkish street festival in the predominately Muslim country has been touted as the largest LGBT celebration...

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Study Explains Why Your Preschooler May Be Better With An iPad Than You Are

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 3:41 PM

So you think you're more tech-savvy than a preschooler? Think again.

When it comes to figuring out how new gadgets operate, kids may have adults beat. That's because kids may think about problems more creatively than grown-ups do.

"[M]aybe children are better at solving problems when the...

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GOP Candidate Jordan Haskins Wants Voters To Forgive His Criminal And Sexual Fetish Past

(166) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 7:28 PM

A 24-year-old GOP candidate running for Michigan's state Legislature wants voters to look past his criminal history and bizarre sexual fetishes.

Jordan D. Haskins from Saginaw, Michigan, is currently on parole as he campaigns for the 95th District House seat, MLive reports. He will go up against the...

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A Woman Named Amelia Rose Earhart Just Took Off On A Flight Around The Globe

(68) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Seventy-seven years after iconic aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the globe, a woman who shares her name hopes to finish the flight that began all those years ago.

Amelia Rose Earhart, 31, embarked Thursday on a 24,300-nautical-mile journey, taking off from Oakland, California, in...

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Petition Calls Out NBC For Allegedly Refusing To Air The Word 'Abortion' [UPDATE]

(5) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 6:04 PM

UPDATE: June 25 -- NBCUniversal released a statement to Planned Parenthood's Action Fund saying they will run an ad for the film "Obvious Child" on its digital platforms. The network maintains that "no direction was given to remove references to the word 'abortion'" for a televised ad, but...

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