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Let's Imagine The First Episode Of The Kondo 'Tidying' Sitcom

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 1:43 PM


Feb 2015: "It wasn’t obvious at the outset that a book by a Japanese home-organizing consultant would translate across cultures." 


The Wall Street Journal


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Oct 2015: "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up [a half-hour comedy show] centers on a young woman in a...

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How To Make Friends With Your Country's Enemies

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 7:40 AM


An aunty famous in my community for the grip she kept on her son’s love life is said to have issued a warning. We mocked it, but I admire its brutal simplicity. "Seeing leads to touching," it went. "And touching leads to love."


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Why No One Looks Cool Posing For Photographs

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 4:21 PM

If the age of social media has taught us anything, it’s to fear the photograph. Photos trigger what researcher Hanna Krasnova, in a pioneering study of Facebook, coined the “envy spiral.” Like true addicts, we share and gawk at images of fabulous lives, trips, faces, even...

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This Is The Simplest Way To Shut Down Online Pervs

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 11:20 AM

Earlier this month, The Huffington Post spoke with the brains behind @perv_magnet, the subversive Instagram account that just went justifiably viral.

Stocked with unsolicited predatory comments directed at founder Mia Matsumiya, the account sadly has plenty of material to run on. Tiny at 4-foot-9, Matsumiya is...

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Portraiture For The Kardashian Age

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 5:51 PM


What was it to be American in the 1950s? Alive in post-war Germany? Portraiture, more than abstract, people-less canvases, forces us to weigh these questions. Picasso, Warhol, even Gerhard Richter, with his smudgy landscapes, understood the power of a face staring out of a canvas. Confronted with one, the sensitive viewer must throw her...

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マララはなぜ、パキスタンで嫌われるのか 飛び交う陰謀説

(5) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 2:53 AM

パキスタンで3年前、少女マララが頭を銃撃された。いま、マララに関する陰謀説がウェブ上に広がっている。それはなぜか。

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'Burka Avenger': a super-heroína paquistanesa que usa livros como arma

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Ela é uma professora comportada durante o dia e uma guardiã feroz da paz durante a noite.

ISLAMABAD – Recentemente, em um dia de trabalho qualquer no edifício labiríntico da capital do Paquistão, homens e mulheres jovens em camisetas, jeans e kurta tops – roupas típicas indianas – fitavam atentamente...

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Why Do Some Pakistanis Hate Malala So Much?

(3) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 1:13 AM

Three years ago today, a girl took a bullet in the head on the order of a man from the same tribe as her. Elsewhere, the story goes a little differently. Conspiracy theories about Malala Yousafzai litter the web, some dropped by those who believe them, others by those explaining them....

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어떻게 아이폰 앱과 페이스북이 바다에서 표류하던 시리아 난민 50여 명의 목숨을 구했는가

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 9:52 PM

해가 뜨자, 소형 보트를 타고 지중해에 떠 있던 키 크고 마른 27세의 모하메드는 지독한 현실을 보았다. 사방에서 거친 파도가 치고 있었고, 육지는 보이지 않았다. 모하메드는 고국 시리아에서 온 다른 난민들 50여 명과 함께 25인승 고무 뗏목 배에 탄 채 몇 시간 째 파도에 시달리고 있었다. 밤 동안 엔진은 꺼졌고, 그들은...

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Ce réfugié syrien perdu en pleine mer a sauvé la vie de 50 personnes grâce à son smartphone

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 4:09 PM

Assis dans un petit canot en pleine Méditerranée, Mohamed*, jeune homme dégingandé de 27 ans, se rend compte de l’atroce vérité au lever du soleil. Autour de lui, les vagues oscillent dans un mouvement écœurant, sans l’ombre d’une rive à l’horizon. Comme les 50 autres réfugiés syriens serrés les...

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Ce réfugié syrien perdu en pleine mer a sauvé la vie de 50 personnes grâce à son smartphone

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 10:52 AM

Assis dans un petit canot en pleine Méditerranée, Mohamed*, jeune homme dégingandé de 27 ans, se rend compte de l’atroce vérité au lever du soleil. Autour de lui, les vagues oscillent dans un mouvement écœurant, sans l’ombre d’une rive à l’horizon. Comme les 50 autres réfugiés syriens serrés les...

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Ce réfugié syrien perdu en pleine mer a sauvé la vie de 50 personnes grâce à son téléphone

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 5:53 AM

Assis dans un petit canot en pleine Méditerranée, Mohamed*, jeune homme dégingandé de 27 ans, se rend compte de l’atroce vérité au lever du soleil. Autour de lui, les vagues oscillent dans un mouvement écœurant, sans l’ombre d’une rive à l’horizon. Comme les 50 autres réfugiés syriens serrés les uns...

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A la deriva y 'online': de cómo un móvil salvó la vida a estos refugiados

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 3:46 AM

Cuando salió el sol, Mohamed, un desgarbado joven de 27 años que estaba sentado en un bote en el Mediterráneo, se topó con la verdad. A su alrededor, las olas empezaron a moverse a un ritmo que daba náuseas y no había tierra a la vista. Junto con 50 inmigrantes...

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iPhone جاف.. تغطية جيدة.. وفيسبوك.. ينقذون مهاجراً سورياً من الغرق

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 12:10 AM

مع طلوع الشمس، أدرك محمد الشاب الهزيل ابن الـ27 عاماً الحقيقة المرّة من حوله وهو قابعٌ في زورق طواف في البحر الأبيض المتوسط، فالأمواج تتلاطم من كل جانب ولا أثر يُرى لليابسة.

كان محمد قد ركب على متن القارب المطاطي مع 50 مهاجراً آخر من بلده سوريا رغم أن حمولة...

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Television's Nerdiest Indian Gets Real

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 6:53 PM

During a recent segment on our very own HuffPost Live, a girl called in with seemingly nothing to say. She was blonde and looked to be in her teens, but it wasn't easy to tell since she was covering half her face with her hands, struggling to collect herself. Stammering...

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Alla deriva lanciando un SOS via SMS. La storia di Mohamed, salvo grazie al cellulare mentre era in balia delle onde

(1) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 4:39 AM

Come il fatto d’essere riusciti a trovare campo col proprio cellulare nel luogo più improbabile ha salvato le vite di alcuni migranti.

Al sorgere del sole Mohamed si rese conto di quella che era la tremenda verità. Il ragazzo ventisettenne si ritrovava rannicchiato sulle proprie gambe lunghe nel...

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Lost At Sea And Texting For Help

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 11:31 AM

When the sun rose, Mohamed, a lanky 27-year-old sitting in a dinghy on the Mediterranean Sea, saw the awful truth. All around him, waves swung in sickening time, and there was no land in sight. Packed in with some 50 fellow migrants from his home country of Syria,...

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A Digital Survival Guide For The Modern Refugee

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 2:41 PM


As our profile of a sea-bound refugee who sent digital SOS messages proves, smartphones have become critical for those fleeing Syria and other countries in search of peace. Below, The Huffington Post compiled a list of apps and other services that can help migrants on the move.

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Lost At Sea And Texting For Help

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 12:54 PM

 When the sun rose, Mohamed, a lanky 27-year-old sitting in a dinghy on the Mediterranean Sea, saw the awful truth. All around him, waves swung in sickening time, and there was no land in sight. Packed in with some 50 fellow migrants from his home country of Syria, Mohamed had...

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Pakistani Superhero 'Burka Avenger' Uses Books As Her Weapon

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 2:42 PM


ISLAMABAD -- On a recent workday in a labyrinthine building in Pakistan’s capital city, young men and women in t-shirts, kurta tops and jeans stared intently at computers in a maze of offices and cubicles. Around them unfolded a style of workplace not typically associated with...

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