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Artist Christina Forrer Spends 200 Hours Resurrecting Centuries-Old Tapestry Tradition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | November 21, 2014 | Arts
In the middle ages, tapestries depicted sprawling battles between gods and monsters, human beings and mythical beasts, precarious moments on the divide between the mortal world and eternal hell. Fast forward some sixteen hundred years to Christina Forrer's variation on the theme, in which epic battles are replaced...

California Rainfall Is Nothing To Get Too Excited About

Lydia O'Connor | November 21, 2014 | Green
An unusual thing happened across California this week -- it rained. But while heavy downpours pounded across the San Francisco Bay Area and brought about an inch of rain on Thursday, water and climate experts warned that the wet week doesn't promise much relief as the state...

Here Are Those Immigration Riots Tom Coburn Warned Us About

Amanda Terkel | November 21, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), like many other Republicans in Congress, did not want President Barack Obama to announce deportation relief for millions of undocumented immigrants. But while most GOP critics merely expressed concerns about border security and presidential overreach, Coburn made a darker prediction: There would be rioting...

Dem Governors Struggle To Overcome Opposition As Obama Embraces Executive Powers

Samantha Lachman | November 21, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic governors who face GOP-controlled state legislatures may be slightly jealous of President Barack Obama's ability to do things like go out on his own and protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. This past election's Republican wave resulted in a

10 Ways House Hunting And Dating Are The Same Thing

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | November 21, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Anyone who has ever braved the big, bad world of dating and/or real estate understands that the two, while totally different, can be equally as daunting. And while we're not saying we necessarily dislike either one (we shamelessly spend hours watching HGTV and are extremely well-educated on...

LA School District To Pay $139 Million To End Molestation Litigation

AP | David Moye | November 21, 2014 | Crime
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday. The deal involving 81 students puts a legal end to...

Firefighters Save Historic Crucifix From Smoldering Remains Of California Church

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | November 21, 2014 | Religion
A fire blazed through a nearly 100-year-old church building in San Jose, California on Sunday. But remarkably, the Catholic congregation’s precious crucifix survived. Father Fermo Mantovani, the pastor of Holy Cross Parish, remembers watching a firetruck hoist the gilded, 10-foot cross high up into the air and over the...

Taylor Swift And Selena Gomez Have A Super Fun Girls Night With Ellie Goulding

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | November 21, 2014 | Entertainment
What did you do last night? We were eating takeout in our pajamas while watching "How to Get Away with Murder." Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, on the other hand, had a blast watching The 1975 in concert. Bitter? Who, us? The dynamic duo let loose with pal Ellie Goulding...

It's 'Turkey Dump Weekend' And The SRSLY Girls Are About To Take A Dump On Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | November 21, 2014 | Comedy
The idea of your girlfriend being away at college, hanging around guys whose no-shave Novembers will actually yield results, can't be a comforting thought for most high school boyfriends. Alexandra Fiber and Danielle Gibson of the comedy duo SRSLY have had their first taste of college life...

Hipster Pilgrims Move Into Their New Neighborhood In The Story Of 'Gentrifigiving'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | November 21, 2014 | Comedy
A group of people move into unfamiliar territory, take over with no understanding of the existing culture and drive the native locals away. Hmm, where have we heard this before? Color TV Comedy puts a new spin on the Thanksgiving holiday by telling it from the perspective of...

Why Rapper T.I. Told His Kids Everything About His Controversial Past (VIDEO)

Lisa Capretto | November 21, 2014 | OWN
Clifford Harris, better known as T.I., is a man who has successfully worn many hats. He's a Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who has sold more than 30 million singles, a producer, an author, an actor, a fashion designer and, most recently, the star of VH1's...

Carla Ferrigno, Angela Leslie And Louisa Moritz Come Forward With Allegations Against Bill Cosby (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | November 21, 2014 | Women
Three more women have come forward with allegations against Bill Cosby. Carla Ferrigno, Angela Leslie and Louisa Moritz are three of the 11 women who have now publicly identified themselves and accused Cosby of assaulting them in some form. Ferrigno, Leslie and Moritz's claims join a...

6 Tax Tips Midlifers May Not Know About

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | November 21, 2014 | Fifty
The tax code is filled with lots of little gems for baby boomers, says Brian Ashcraft, director of Liberty Tax Service, headquartered in Virginia Beach. Here are a few of our favorites with a special H/T to Ashcraft: 1. New Year's Day babies can celebrate extra.

San Bernardino Fire Claims Lives Of 2 Kids As Mom Gives Birth In Hospital

AP | Jade Walker | November 21, 2014 | Crime
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister were killed in an apartment fire that also left their father gravely injured, while their mother was in the hospital to give birth to a third child, authorities said. The family had been living illegally in the San...

UC-Berkeley Students Protest Tuition Hike With Building Takeover (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | November 20, 2014 | College
On Wednesday night, students and community activists began a major protest in Wheeler Hall at the University Of California-Berkeley. By midnight, more than 200 protestors were occupying the hall, according to student newspaper the Daily Cal. The protesters are fighting the tuition increase which was passed...

Alexander Hernandez, Suspect In California Shooting Rampage, Charged With Three More Murders

David Lohr | November 20, 2014 | Crime
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of going on a five-day shooting rampage that killed four people was charged with new counts Thursday that could bring him the death penalty. The district attorney's office said the amended complaint charges 34-year-old Alexander Hernandez with four counts of capital murder, seven...

'Rape In The Time Of Celebrity' Reveals The Sad Reality Of Sexual Assault Allegations Against Famous Men

Alanna Vagianos | November 20, 2014 | Women
“They’re impossible to touch, but they’ll touch you." That's how "Rape In The Time Of Celebrity," created by Vana Dabney and Deirdre Devlin, starts out in its parody of how so many famous men are able to shrug off rape allegations, simply...

The One Part Of 'Wild' That Still Makes Cheryl Strayed Wince

Sasha Bronner | November 21, 2014 | Entertainment
“You can really kill a horse in literature,” author Cheryl Strayed said when asked about the differences between her best-selling book, “Wild,” and the highly-anticipated (and Oscar-buzzed-about) film, starring Reese Witherspoon. At the moment of the interview, Strayed, 46, had just received her copy of Vanity Fair's...

Military Sergeant Breaks Down After Wife Surprises Him On Other Side Of The Country

Kimberly Yam | November 20, 2014 | Good News
This military couple's surprise reunion will leave you crying happy tears along with them. A video uploaded to YouTube documents Gunnery Sgt. Chris Taylor's return from his year-long deployment in Afghanistan earlier this month. Because Taylor's family lives in Maryland, and he is stationed in California, he...

Stop Rushing To Put On Your Condoms

Reuters | November 20, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Rushing to put on a condom may lead to problems that raise the risk of sexually transmitted infections, according to a new study. Survey responders, almost 60 percent of them women, were more likely to report condom breaks, leaks and slips when it...
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