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HBO Is Determined To Tackle Its Diversity Problem

Sasha Bronner | February 27, 2015 | Entertainment
On the heels of the whitest Oscars since 1998, Patricia Arquette's semi-accidental rebel call for "gay people and people of color" to fight for women's rights, and a generally rising tide of consciousness about how minorities are treated in Hollywood, HBO announced that it will launch...

10 Quotes About The Hard But Rewarding Work Of Blending A Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | February 27, 2015 | Divorce
Each week, parents in our Blended Family Friday series give us the lowdown on the ups and downs of raising a stepfamily. Along the way, they've doled out some particularly wise advice for other parents struggling to come together as a family. Below, we spotlight 10 of...

Homeless Man Helps Push Cars Up Hill In Snow Storm, Internet Rewards Him For Kind Act

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | February 27, 2015 | Good News
After snow snarled a Colorado commute, a homeless man's kind acts were caught on camera. Now, he's receiving an outpouring of generosity in return. Local news station KOAA filmed Shelby Hudgens, a homeless man, helping to push strangers' cars up a hill during a snow storm in...

Watch These Bolivian Grandmas Play A Mean Game Of Handball

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | February 27, 2015 | Fifty
When you think of the aches and pains that often accompany old age, you'd imagine women in their 70s and 80s taking it easy -- not playing a competitive sport. But that's what a group of grandmas and great-grandmas are doing in a Bolivian town, all while wearing skirts. ...

Photographer Captures Portraits And Dreams Of People From 1 To 100 Years Of Age

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | February 27, 2015 | Arts
Danish photographer Keen Heick-Abildhauge fell in love with Russia years ago, mesmerized by the diversity of life hiding away in corners of the vast Eurasian country. Throughout his time living there, he'd amassed a fair share of stories from people of all ages. As he wrote...

After Years Of Taking Questions, Obama Turns The Tables On One Teen

AP/The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | February 27, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making the switch from interviewee to interviewer. The president questioned a Maryland high school senior in the My Brother's Keeper program. The interview for the StoryCorps oral history project was airing Friday on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." Noah McQueen discussed going from...

Scientists Create Music For Cats, And Fur A Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | February 27, 2015 | Science
"Cats are not humans and humans are not cats and it is important that we humans, as the servants of cats, be aware of this difference." That's Dr. Charles Snowdon, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's been on a quirky mission to--yes, you're reading this right--

South African Parents Reunite With Daughter 17 Years After Kidnapping

AP | Eline Gordts | February 27, 2015 | World
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997 but her parents never gave up hope and now, 17 years later, they have found her. The family had always celebrated their missing daughter's birthday on April 28, and following her remarkable discovery the girls' biological...

This Dog's Best Friend? A Rat

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | February 27, 2015 | Green
One dog's dinner is another's best friend. Such is the case for Cooper, a coon dog who'd normally prey on small rodents like Olivia. Instead, he and the humble rat have formed a charming relationship. Cooper is a breed of dog that is used in hunting small mammals, Naturalist...

'Downton Abbey'-Inspired Photo Series Gives Adorable Babies The Roaring 20s Treatment

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | February 27, 2015 | Parents
Last year, London-based photographer and mom Neli Prahova made headlines with her whimsical portraits of newborn babies. Now she's giving some of her photo sessions a special vintage twist. A "Downton Abbey" fan, Prahova recently decided to create a themed photo series dedicated to the period drama....

The Delightful Lesson This Mom Learned After Going Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | February 27, 2015 | Parents
When mom blogger Summer Bellessa let her 3-year-old son pick out her clothes for one week, she was not expecting her creative parade of outfits to go viral. "I'm glad so many people could get behind an article about having fun being a mom," she told...

Celebrate International Polar Bear Day With These Stunning Photographs

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | February 27, 2015 | Green
Happy International Polar Bear Day! This February 27 marks the 10th annual observance of the holiday. Popularized by conservation group Polar Bears International, the day is an opportunity to raise awareness for these iconic animals and the threats they face. Arctic warming, made worse by greenhouse...

John Unger, Man In Heart-Wrenching Photo With His Dog Schoep, Adopts New Pup

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | February 27, 2015 | Good News
No dog will ever replace Schoep. The adorable, arthritic dog became an Internet sensation in 2013 when photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson snapped a photo of Schoep and his human, John Unger, embracing in the waters of Lake Superior. Unger regularly waded in the water with Schoep to relieve...

U.S. Northern Command: Loose Llamas Had No Connection To ISIS

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | February 27, 2015 | Weird News
The military just shot the elephant in the room. Hours after two llamas wreaked havoc on the streets of Phoenix, Arizona Thursday, the United States Northern Command answered the questions on everyone's minds: Who were the llamas working for? And do they have connections to the...

Veterans Express Their True Selves Beyond The Uniform In Stunning Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | February 27, 2015 | Impact
A new photo series is casting clichés aside by portraying veterans as nothing but their truest selves. "The Veteran Vision Project," created by photographer and college student Devin Mitchell, aims to both empower veterans and enlighten the public about the serious issues they face upon returning home. As...

New Facebook Ad Reminds Us How Important Best Friends Really Are

Alanna Vagianos | February 26, 2015 | Women
“It started with secret languages, some without words." So begins Facebook's new advertisement that shows the importance of friendship throughout all stages of life. Published on Feb. 13, the ad is one of three 60-second commercials created by Facebook. The ad shows all different types...

The Inspiring Reason This Teen Chose Her 'Voice' Coach Using Sign Language

Taylor Pittman | February 26, 2015 | Teen
When Treeva Gibson chose her coach on "The Voice," she revealed her decision to her parents in a very special way: using sign language. The 16-year-old from Frederick, Md., grabbed the attention of both Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera with her cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful.” After...

Robin Williams' Daughter Honors His Legacy By Vowing To Continue His Charity Work

Kimberly Yam | February 27, 2015 | Good News
Robin Williams' daughter, Zelda, is committed to honoring the late actor's life in a beautiful way. On Thursday, the "Today" show aired an interview with Zelda Williams, in which she talked about her father's death and legacy. While the 25-year-old touched on a variety of details in...

Dog Who Was Homeless For 10 Years Moves Into A Warm, Loving Home

Arin Greenwood | February 27, 2015 | Good News
Donations are pouring in to make sure that a dog who spent the last decade outside in a New York City park will never want for anything, ever again. Charlie -- who is also known as Ricky -- had been seen around Highbridge Park in upper Manhattan for...

Gisele Bundchen And Tom Brady Celebrate Wedding Anniversary With Adorable Photos

Cavan Sieczkowski | February 26, 2015 | Entertainment
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady have been married for six years and they celebrated their love Thursday by sharing some sweet photos. Bundchen took to Instagram to post a photo from her 2009 wedding to Brady. In the photo, she wears a white gown and stands smiling...
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