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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, PBS.org, Esquire.com, Thought Catalog and NY Press.

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Plus-Size Runway Show At London Fashion Week Proves 'High Fashion Is For All'

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 6:41 AM

Evans, the United Kingdom's biggest plus-size retailer, closed out London Fashion Week with a milestone runway show.

On Tuesday, the company debuted its first-ever plus-size runway show at LFW to reveal its new line, Design Collective for Evans, which includes reworked styles from top...

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Scotland Hasn't Declared Independence Yet, But These Artists Have

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 1:07 PM

On Thursday, Scottish voters will head to the polls to weigh in on whether or not the country will become independent of the United Kingdom.

A posse of prank artists, meanwhile, seem to have already decided Scotland's destiny.

Corralled by photographer Jon Parker Lee, the group of English...

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Women Invited To Apply To U.S. Army's Elite, All-Male Ranger School

(29) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 11:54 AM

The U.S. Army has begun taking applications from female soldiers to be considered for enrollment into its grueling Ranger School, which previously was open to men only. The move reflects the Army's decision in 2013 to allow women to seek combat positions.

In an announcement...

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New Target Ad Features Gay Dads, Shuts Out All The Haters

(97) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 7:58 AM

In an apparent bid to show its commitment to supporting marriage equality, Target has unveiled a new ad featuring two gay dads.

The commercial for Target’s “Made to Matter” product line was posted to YouTube Sept. 13 and at one point shows a gay couple painting with...

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This Baby Is Absolutely Blown Away By Her Dad

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 2:50 PM

Ah, life's simple pleasures: the smell of freshly cut grass, the taste of a sweet pastry, the feeling of one's hair blowing in the wind -- or in this case, dad's breath.

In a video uploaded to YouTube by user benstalk123, a father blows a strong gust of...

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Abbi and Ilana Wake And Bake In 'Broad City' Season 2 Trailer

(2) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Our favorite comedy duo under age 40 (respect, Fey and Poehler) is back in a new trailer for "Broad City" season 2.

In the first of a series of webisodes promoting the new season of the Comedy Central show, set to air January 2015, stoner...

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BASE-Jumping 'Priests' Leap Off Poland's Tallest Building (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 6:10 PM

We've never seen priests this high.

A quartet of daredevils recently disguised themselves as priests to sneak to the top of Poland's tallest building, the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw.

A new video from Barcroft TV shows members of the extreme sport team, which...

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No, These Cyclers Aren't Half Naked, But Their Uniforms Have Been Deemed 'Unacceptable'

(16) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 5:41 PM

A Colombian women's cycling team uniform is causing quite a stir. As some point out, the garment's light-colored section appears to make the riders look partially nude.

Photos of the uniformed Bogota Humana team riders at the women's Giro Toscana race in Italy this weekend have spread...

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Here's Part 1 Of Beyonce And Jay Z's 'Bang Bang' Short Film Trilogy. It's Flawless.

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 2:17 PM

The first installment of Beyonce and Jay Z's long-awaited short film trilogy, "Bang Bang," is finally here, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the couple has once again proven to be at the top of their game.

On Monday, culture blog NOWNESS debuted part one of the Bonnie and Clyde-style...

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Father Of The Bride's Moving Song Brings Wedding Party To Tears

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 1:05 PM

A father about to give away his daughter's hand in marriage gave her the ultimate send-off.

Just as father and bride are about to begin their walk down the aisle, he launches into Edwin McCain's "Walk With You" and proceeds to sing the whole, moving song as they make their...

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Roger Goodell Expected To Be A No-Show At 49ers Game

(191) Comments | Posted September 14, 2014 | 5:46 PM

UPDATE: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did not show up to the 49ers game on Sunday night though he had been scheduled to make an appearance. Pressure has been building on Goodell to resign in the wake of a domestic violence scandal involving former Ravens star Ray Rice.

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Kutiman's Incredible YouTube Musician Mashup Is Better Than The Sum Of Its Parts

(3) Comments | Posted September 14, 2014 | 2:41 PM

Israeli mashup master and music producer Kutiman is back with an incredible new video entitled "GIVE IT UP."

Kutiman, whose real name is Ophir Kutiel, has layered and edited together several YouTube video recordings from different amateur musicians to create an entirely new song...

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Police Allegedly Mistake Black Actress Kissing White Partner For A Prostitute [UPDATE]

(1111) Comments | Posted September 14, 2014 | 1:39 PM

UPDATE: Sept. 16 -- In a press release Sunday, LAPD said officers were responding to a radio call of "indecent exposure". A "concerned citizen" had called police to report "that a male and a female were involved in indecent exposure inside a Silver Mercedes with the vehicle door...

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Woman Named Isis Is Not Very Happy Right Now

(26) Comments | Posted September 13, 2014 | 7:54 PM

A Florida woman who shares the same name as the Islamist militant group commonly known by the acronym ISIS is fed up.

Miami resident Isis Martinez, 38, has launched an online petition demanding that the media stop using the term ISIS, which stands for the Islamic State...

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The Future Of Fashion Is The Selfie Hat

(7) Comments | Posted September 13, 2014 | 2:29 PM

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a selfie hat.

Designed by Christian Cowan-Sanluis and tech product group Acer, the sparkling pink, wide-brim headgear contains a dropdown tablet to snap selfies anywhere on the go.

The hat can also spin around (don't...

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Watch Jimmy Fallon & Glenn Close In A Strange & Messy Eating Contest

(2) Comments | Posted September 13, 2014 | 2:19 PM

Jimmy Fallon, a man of many talents, can now add accomplished competitive eater to his resume.

In Friday's episode of "The Tonight Show" Fallon and his guest, Glenn Close, faced off in the ultimate test of willpower: an eating contest with strange utensils.

Fallon and Close were...

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Planned Parenthood Offers Virtual Visits, Will Deliver Birth Control To Your Door

(22) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 5:55 PM

A new program offered by Planned Parenthood aims to make the process of obtaining contraceptives easier for women in certain states.

The reproductive health nonprofit recently launched an online video "visit" service in Minnesota and Washington which allows women and girls to consult with a care provider and...

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PSA: Olive Garden Says You Can't Share Or Sell Your Pasta Pass

(4) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 5:01 PM

Olive Garden’s sold out, seven-week-long unlimited pasta pass promotion just hit its first big hump -- if eating Olive Garden for nearly two months wasn't already considered an obstacle.

After all 1,000 of the company's limited edition, $100 "Never Ending Pasta Passes" were sold within hours on...

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Teenage Girls Create Tampon-Themed Video Game To Show Periods Aren't Weird

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 12:35 PM

Two teen girls have developed a tampon-themed video game, in the process challenging the strange way society treats menstruation.

Sophie Houser, 17, and Andrea Gonzales, 16, took on the taboo surrounding girl's periods by celebrating menses in their new 8-bit game, "Tampon Run."

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Cincinnati Bengals Show Us What It Truly Means To Be A Team

(7) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 4:26 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals have made another big gesture to help support defensive tackle Devon Still and his daughter’s fight against pediatric cancer.

On Monday, the Bengals launched a fundraising campaign via the team's online Pro Shop. All proceeds from sales of Still’s game jersey, sold at $100...

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