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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

Former NFL Linebacker Tim Shaw Announces He Has ALS In Ice Bucket Challenge Video

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 5:18 PM

We've seen a ton of those ice bucket challenge videos in recent weeks -- many of them hilarious fails and clever spoofs -- but former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw reminds us why the disease is so personal to the NFL.

In his ice...

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One-Of-A-Kind Family Heirloom Dramatically Changes Struggling Man's Life

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 2:36 PM

A man down on his luck after suffering injuries in a car crash had a miraculous twist of fate, all thanks to a blanket.

L.T., as he is called, was living on an $839 monthly disability check and could barely make ends meet. While he was watching an episode...

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The University Of Cambridge Is Seeking A 'Doctor Of Chocolate'

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 2:14 PM

The University of Cambridge is looking for the next Willy Wonka.

Or, more precisely, the storied university -- which counts among its alumni Stephen Hawking and HuffPost's own Arianna Huffington -- wants a student for its new "multidisciplinary PhD on chocolate" program in the department...

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Artist Olek's Underwater Crochet 'Bomb' May Have Killed Marine Life

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 8:45 AM

A recent work by Polish crotchet mastermind Olek is stirring the waters off the coast of Mexico.

Last week, Olek, whose real name is Agata Oleksiak, slipped a colorful, fitted cozy over a large, bomb-shaped sculpture at the Isla Mujeres’ underwater museum, Museo Subacuatico de Arte, off...

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Proof That The Clean Water Crisis Is A Women's Issue

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 5:34 PM

Roughly 1 billion people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water. Women and girls, who often bear the burden of searching for clean water sources, are often most affected by this issue.

To kick off its campaign for change, nonprofit group Charity:Water has released...

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Compton School Police To Be Armed With AR-15 Rifles

(3) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:02 PM

A new school board policy in Compton, California, will permit some on-duty campus police officers to carry AR-15 rifles in the trunks of their patrol cars.

The controversial policy, which is expected to go into effect next month, has divided the community over whether or not police are...

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We Just Wish This Selfie-Free Zone Existed IRL

(5) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 8:26 AM

Selfie culture has gotten out of control. The personal photo obsession has grown to include such shameful trends as "Selfies at Funerals" and "Selfies with Homeless People," and who could forget the much talked about selfie at Auschwitz?

One woman, determined to...

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This Is How Much It Costs To Raise A Child In The U.S.

(47) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 4:39 PM

It's no shocker that raising a child can put a strain on family finances. But seeing the total cost may leave you stunned.

The average cost of raising a child born in 2013 up until age 18 for a middle-income family in the U.S. is approximately $245,340...

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Sports Illustrated Reporter Robert Klemko Live Tweets His Ferguson Arrest

(14) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 1:23 PM

Three journalists covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, were arrested Sunday night.

Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson ordered the arrests of Financial Times reporter Neil Munshi, Telegraph foreign correspondent Rob Crilly and Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko, according to The Washington Post.

Klemko took to Twitter...

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페루 사막에서 새로운 나스카 라인 발견!

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2014 | 4:04 PM

페루 나스카 사막 위를 비행하던 조종사가 2,000년도 더 전에 그려진 지상 그림을 발견했다. 고대 나스카인을 새롭게 이해할 수 있는 계기가 될 지 모른다.

이번에 발견된 '나스카 라인'은 모래 폭풍이 지나간 후 모습을 드러냈다고 한다. 60m가 넘는 뱀의 형상, 대형 지그재그 선 그리고 거대한 새가 그려져...

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Arabie Saoudite: Une présentatrice télé provoque l'indignation en apparaissant la tête découverte

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 2:36 PM

Une présentatrice a provoqué une controverse en Arabie Saoudite après son apparition sans voile pendant un journal télévisé national. Une vidéo de l'émission a été postée sur Youtube le 29 juillet et fait le tour des réseaux sociaux.

Au cours de la semaine, un porte-parole de la chaine d'information saoudienne...

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Inspiring Photos Show Life Is A Balancing Act All Over The World

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 1:09 PM

To some degree, we all carry a weight on our shoulders, but how heavy of a load can you support?

French photographer Floriane De Lassée traversed across some of the world's most rural landscapes -- from East Africa to South America -- in search of subjects for her ongoing...

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Malala Yousafzai Just FaceTimed With Justin Bieber

(20) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 1:01 PM

We don't often get jealous of Justin Bieber, given his antics throughout the past year, but on Wednesday the 20-year-old pop star got to FaceTime with an amazing young woman.

That's right, Bieber and Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani education activist, had a video chat on their phones...

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'My Parents Open Carry,' Pro-Gun Book For Kids, Ignites Outrage

(163) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 5:42 PM

The Internet is up in arms about a book that aims to teach young children about gun rights, but the authors are standing by their work.

The book, My Parents Open Carry, follows 13-year-old Brenna Strong and her parents as they run errands together -- with their firearm...

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Cocky Jogger Thinks She's Funny With Penis-Shaped Running Routes. She's Correct.

(22) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 4:05 PM

They say running releases endorphins. Now it's helping one woman release her (dirty) creative side.

A clever jogger who was tired of her normally monotonous running routes decided to spice things up by turning her runs into doodles, many of which just happen to be phallic-inspired. Claire Wyckoff,...

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Raj Shetye's Disturbing Fashion Shoot Evokes Delhi Bus Gang Rape

(72) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 12:03 PM

An Indian fashion photographer is doing damage control following the online release of his controversial photo shoot last week.

Raj Shetye's series "The Wrong Turn" depicts a well-dressed Indian woman trying to fend off the advances of a handful of men on a bus. The images...

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Female Anchor Appears Without Headscarf On Saudi TV, Ignites Outrage

(366) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 5:24 PM

A female anchor ignited a controversy when she appeared without a headscarf during a national news broadcast on a Saudi government-run channel. A clip of the broadcast was posted to YouTube on July 29 and has been making the rounds on social media.

This week, a spokesman for...

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New Nazca Lines Discovered In Peruvian Desert

(111) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 12:30 PM

A pilot flying over the Nazca desert in Peru has discovered huge geoglyphs that are believed to be nearly 2,000 years old -- and may shed new light on the ancient Nazca people.

The "Nazca lines" were apparently exposed by recent sandstorms in the area and include...

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Woman Finds Ikea Bags Filled With Human Bones

(26) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 5:14 PM

Those large, bright blue Ikea bags are great for storing miscellaneous items, but human bones might be the last thing you would expect to find inside them.

While on a visit at the Kläckeberga church in southern Sweden in late July, Kicki Karlén, an erotic author, said she was shocked...

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Google Reports Man Allegedly Sending Child Porn In Email

(30) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 5:07 PM

A 41-year-old man in Texas has been arrested and charged with possessing pornographic images of a child, thanks, in part, to the sleuthing of Google.

John Henry Skillern was allegedly sending explicit images of a young girl to a friend through email when Google detected the...

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