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Lance Gould is the Executive Special Projects Editor of The Huffington Post. He was formerly the editor of The Boston Phoenix, the deputy managing editor of the New York Daily News, and the editor of Spy magazine (the "unfunny years").

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WATCH: Franklin Project's 'Summit at Gettysburg'

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 9:48 AM

At some point in the near future, national service will be a de rigueur rite of passage for 18-28 year olds. That is the hope, anyway, of The Franklin Project, an effort under the auspices of The Aspen Institute to ensure that every American has the opportunity...

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WATCH: Harvard School Of Public Health Panel On Distracted Driving With Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Distracted driving is a national safety issue, responsible for 421,000 injuries and more than 3000 deaths in 2012.

The problem is so pervasive that the Harvard School of Public Health -- in partnership with its long-time collaborator The Huffington Post -- convened a panel on the issue as part of...

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Finding Rock and Roll Nirvana. Or at Least One of Their Dads.

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 12:04 PM

krist novoselic and kurt cobain

Nirvana is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight. I personally found Nirvana on a remote Eastern European island so small its name could accommodate only two letters. But more on the band in a minute.

I disembarked...

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Bob Harris, 'Jeopardy!' Champ, Fights Poverty With Microloans And "The International Bank Of Bob"

(4) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 9:21 AM

Bob Harris learned the handshake that gave him access to the super-secret clubhouse of the extremely wealthy. As a luxury-travel writer, it was his job to assess amenities so over the top, they crossed into the realm of the absurd. Consider the hotel that served the World's Most Expensive Cocktail...

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Valerie Plame Wilson Fighting To Wipe Out Nuclear Weapons

(77) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 10:38 AM

Valerie Plame Wilson was an undercover operative in the CIA's counter-proliferation division. That line of work is also known as "spying," and in that capacity she made covert efforts to delay, deter and thwart rogue states and others from obtaining nuclear weapons. She performed such work for two decades, until...

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Germany Davos Announcement: Country Donates 1 Billion Euros To The Global Fund

(265) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 8:31 AM

Germany announced on Thursday that it will increase its overall financial contribution to The Global Fund to 1 billion Euros. The Global Fund is the Geneva-based financing agency that disburses funds to combat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The announcement was made at the World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of...

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Paul Simon Talks Kids' Health On Eve Of Children's Health Fund Benefit Concert

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 4:54 PM

Underprivileged children suffer enough medical problems as it is, but PTSD? Even years of funding and observing health care for needy kids didn't prepare Paul Simon for that.

"We found something like 60 percent of the kids in Louisiana [as many as 20,000] were suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after...

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College Football's Cupcake Problem

(97) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 1:01 PM

President Barack Obama, an avowed college-football fan, has frequently weighed in on the sport's need to reform the dysfunctional way it chooses a national champion. But perhaps it is First Lady Michelle Obama, an avowed reformer of unhealthy eating habits, who should have a say, given the propensity of college...

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