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Eastern And Western Philosophers Have Their Rap Showdown, Finally

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | July 7, 2015 | Comedy
Even great men of ideas have to fight for their street cred sometimes. Famous Eastern and Western philosophers clash in a rap throwdown that is rocking modern civilization, otherwise known as the Internet. Sun Tzu, Confucius and Lao Tzu (Laozi) represent the Eastern all-stars; Nietzsche, Socrates and Voltaire...

Family Of 5 To Move Into 300-Square-Foot House To Raise Awareness For Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | July 7, 2015 | Good News
These blueprints for a tiny house have big goals. Nathan Monk is planning to move his family of five into a 300-square-foot house to raise awareness for the homeless, reported. Using this first tiny home as the prototype, Monk hopes to distribute the design for free...

Toddler Can't Distract Dog From Women's World Cup

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | July 7, 2015 | Sports
"Go away, kid, you bother me," this dog would probably say if he could speak. Deuce, a 1 1/2-year-old dog from western Michigan, was enthralled by the FIFA Women's World Cup and the U.S. team's victory over Japan on Sunday. He watched the entire...

12 Baby Names Inspired By Animals

nameberry | Caroline Bologna | July 7, 2015 | Parents
There's no shortage of baby name inspiration for animal-loving parents. Here are a dozen baby names with animal origins and meanings. Fox As an animal name, Fox is as clever as he is handsome. The first name Fox, popularized by the

Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Helps Veterans With PTSD Find Work

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | July 7, 2015 | Impact
Job interviews are already stressful enough -- there's a reason there are more than 10 million Google search results for the terms "job interview" and "stress." But for veterans who are also dealing with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions, the experience can be triggering...

Nude Female Athletes Preach Body Love On ESPN's Cover

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | July 7, 2015 | Women
Sometimes, we need a little reminder that athletes -- like other humans -- come in all shapes and sizes. ESPN's annual Body Issue, which includes profiles of professional athletes discussing their sports and their bodies, shows just that. Amanda Bingson, USA track and field hammer thrower, is...

Cristiano Ronaldo Finds Woman's Missing Phone, Returns It, Takes Her Out To Dinner

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | July 7, 2015 | Sports
As we all know, the feeling that occurs the moment you realize your phone is missing can be one of the most horrifying feelings in the world. Austin Woolstenhulme sadly experienced that feeling last weekend in Las Vegas. But before she lost it, she luckily snapped an iPhone selfie...

Robert Downey Jr. Sent Chris Pratt The Greatest 'Jurassic World' Meme

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | July 7, 2015 | Entertainment
Just when you thought Chris Pratt's "Jurassic World" meme couldn't get any better, life finds a way ...  A lot of people out there have been busy recreating the iconic raptor scene in the movie, but on Monday, Robert Downey Jr. tweeted his own version at Pratt and...

Listen To Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' In 20 Different Styles

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | July 7, 2015 | Entertainment
Why listen to Taylor Swift one way when you can hear her music in 20 different styles? Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs, who covered Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" last year in the style of various musicians, decided to make Swift's "Bad Blood" his latest cover. In the video, Vincent covers "Bad Blood" in the musical styles of everyone from Janis Joplin to TLC to Pearl Jam. He also lends his vocals to other random impressions for the song, like Chef from "South Park" and Shaggy, because why not? To subscribe to our HuffPost Entertainment WhatsApp account: 1. Download WhatsApp on your phone.2. Save this number, 347-334-1794, in your phone’s contacts.3. Text "POP" to that number via your WhatsApp account.You can unsubscribe at any time by texting “STOP" to the same...

Here's What The Future Of Energy Might Look Like. And It's Pretty Amazing (VIDEO)

Jacqueline Howard | July 7, 2015 | Science
You're already familiar with solar power, wind power, and even water power. But when it comes to the future of energy, those renewable power sources soon could be old news. Scientists and engineers are now building mashup versions of the renewable sources we're using today with the goal of generating power with even greater efficiency and sustainability. "The next category is sort of putting together elements that already exist but haven’t been put together," John Rogers, senior energy analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists, told The Huffington Post in a telephone interview. "What comes to mind is solar and wind... or putting solar panels in places they haven't been put before." That's not all. Work is continuing on fusion energy, and scientists are also exploring ways to harness energy from space. Check out the video above, and/or read the transcript below for four promising sources of energy that may power our future. Don't forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below. C'mon, talk nerdy to me! CLICK HERE FOR FULL TRANSCRIPT Fossil fuels like coal or oil are great at providing power, but they also give us pollution, climate change, and even wars. That’s why scientists are seeking alternative and renewable sources of energy to power our future homes and cars. What will the future bring when it comes to energy? Here’s what scientists have determined either to be working or to have significant promise. Hey everyone. Jacqueline Howard here. Renewable sources of energy have been in use for quite some time now. We have water, wind, and solar. But these sources account for only 13 percent of America’s electricity generation. Looking ahead, scientists not only hope to combine these sources into hybrid versions of themselves, but there are also some untapped renewable sources of energy that show promise. Here are just a few examples of what you could see in the future that may seem totally sci-fi but are actually very real. 1. We may beam down energy from space. Now this sounds like something from an episode of The Jetsons. But Japan is mulling over plans to build a space-based solar power farm--essentially a giant satellite that would include several so-called solar collectors (kind of like solar panels) to capture solar energy that otherwise would bypass the Earth. The energy would be transmitted to us here on Earth in the form of either laser beams or microwaves. Of course, this concept is still in the early stages of development. 2. We may have solar panels in bizarre places. Here on Earth, we’ve captured the sun’s power using solar panels on rooftops, carports, and even in windows. But now, we may see these solar panels all over the place. In Korea, for instance, engineers have lined up solar panels that cover a bike path, providing a tunnel to travel through. On the other hand, in the Netherlands, engineers have put energy-generating solar panels in the surface of a bike path. And in California, solar panels are placed over water reservoirs, not only to generate energy but also to block sunlight that may cause the water to evaporate. That’s important, given the state’s ongoing drought. 3. We may see a wind-solar hybrid on steroids. Plans are afoot to build a massive 2,235-foot-tall tower in the Arizona desert that would produce clean energy. It would be the world’s second-tallest structure. Here’s how it would work. A series of pumps would send water to the top of the tower. The water would be injected out into a tunnel opening that’s part of the tower, creating a mist. There, the mist would mix with dry, desert air that had been heated by the sun. That dry air would absorb the water particles and become heavy, causing it to fall through the tunnel, creating wind that spins turbines at the base, which then power generators to produce electricity. 4. We may be fussing over fusion. Yes, fusion energy. It may not be renewable energy, but it still may be a power source for our future. It’s produced when hydrogen reaches a temperature in excess of 100 million degrees Celsius. At that point, the hydrogen is contained in a high-powered magnetic confinement system, where positively charged hydrogen atoms, stripped of their electrons, fuse to form helium. This fusion produces energy. An international research team is setting out to design and possibly operate the world’s first electricity-producing fusion power plant. It could produce energy around year 2027 at the earliest, but scientists are trying to think of a faster way to develop fusion energy as a viable source. After all, fusion is what powers our sun. At extreme temperatures in our star, atoms react the same way to produce energy. That means, for all of human existence, most of our energy has come from nuclear fusion. And think about the sources of energy we started using during the Industrial Revolution, some 225 years ago -- I’m talking about the oil, natural gas, and coal that powered buildings, machine tools, and transportation. Those fossil fuels are made of dead plant and animal matter that’s been compressed in the Earth for millions of years. Animals feed off of plants. Plants produce the material they need to grow through photosynthesis. The sun causes photosynthesis. See the connection here? Nearly all sources of energy are linked back to the sun. But do you think the sun will remain our biggest source of energy? Or will we move on to space solar or even man-made fusion? What will the future hold? Let me know your thoughts. See all Talk Nerdy to Me...

Watch Young Women Destroy Gender-Based Barriers #LikeAGirl In Under 3 Minutes

Alanna Vagianos | July 7, 2015 | Women
A powerful new ad is reminding young women that they can conquer their limitations -- like a girl. On July 7, Always released a video called "Unstoppable," featuring young girls talking about the ways society limits them because of their gender. The spot is a follow-up to Always'

Touching Memorial To Dog Spreads Joy Of What He Loved The Most

The Dodo | Andrew Hart | July 6, 2015 | Good News
The joyful spirit of a dog named Forrest, who passed away earlier this year, continues to live on in the place which had been his favorite throughout his happy life — thanks to a sweet, simple memorial sharing with others what he had loved the most.

Surfing, Skateboarding Cat Proves Our Feline Friends Make Awesome Adventure Buddies

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | July 7, 2015 | Good News
Robert Dollwet says it's his cat's confidence that sets her apart. We think it might be the fact that Didga the cat skateboards, swims, surfs -- sometimes on top of dogs -- and does gymnastics on command. She even poops in a toilet. Then flushes. OK,...

Mom Uses Fruits And Veggies To Show How Much Her Baby Grew During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | July 7, 2015 | Parents
When California designer and home decor shop owner Nicole Mendez was pregnant with her second child, she came up with a great way to document her growing belly. Inspired by BabyCenter's "How big is your baby?" list, which uses corresponding fruits and vegetables to track...

This Golden Retriever Snuggling With His Bird And Hamster Besties Proves Love Knows No Species

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | July 7, 2015 | Good News
A golden retriever walks into a room with eight birds and one hamster. What happens next? This scene sounds like it’s setting up some silly punchline, but this is no joke -- it’s a real life situation and it’s glorious. Bob the dog is a golden retriever who lives...

And The Kinsella Family's Weird Pose Lives On

Ann Brenoff | July 6, 2015 | Fifty
The family that poses weirdly together, stays together, right? That seems to be the case with the Kinsella siblings, a family that Huffington Post first visited with three years ago. For almost three decades, the Kinsellas have posed for photos in the same somewhat strange stance with the...

Puppy Meets Air Conditioning, And It's Love At First Bite

Ron Dicker | July 6, 2015 | Weird News
Who can resist something cold and refreshing in the heat? Not this puppy. Watch it react to the brisk blast blowing as it's introduced to air conditioning. We have a feeling this young pooch and A/C are gonna be good pals in the next few months.

How One 14-Year-Old's Dream To Help Underprivileged Girls Became A National Success

Caroline Steyer | July 6, 2015 | Teen
Most 14-year-olds are busy studying for biology tests, trying out for school sports teams and musical productions, and searching for spare time to sleep. Not Allyson Ahlstrom. At age 14, she started a non-profit organization, and nearly six years later, Threads for Teens is a nationally-recognized organization doing...

Now We Know What It's Like To Live With 16 Puppies (Spoiler Alert: It's A Freakin' Delight)

Kimberly Yam | July 6, 2015 | Good News
While our dreams are filled with visions of frolicking with a swarm of puppies, this family actually lives it. YouTube user Kingwanas uploaded a video featuring his family's 16 -- that's right, 16 -- Basenji puppies. From the looks of it, life with the pack of precious...

Retired FDNY Firefighter Who Responded To 9/11 Attacks Wins $5 Million Lottery

Kimberly Yam | July 6, 2015 | Good News
A Sept. 11 first responder just had an incredible stroke of luck. Carmelo Mercado, a 63-year-old who lives in Orange County, New York, and was one of the firefighters who responded on Sept. 11, recently won a $5 million jackpot from a Cash X100 New York Lottery...
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