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The Fittest Colleges in America 2014

The Active Times | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
The first major choice students make is in selecting their college, and it's clear some campuses offer a better shot at fitness success than others.
TEDTalks

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WATCH: Calling All Introverts! It's Okay If You're Not A Social Butterfly. In Fact It Could Be A Good Thing

TEDTalks | September 19, 2014 | TED Weekends
Why does the world seem to celebrate schmoozers, and what might we be missing when we assume quieter people have nothing worth saying? This persuasive talk from author (and self-proclaimed introvert) Susan Cain will leave you questioning your assumptions about what makes a good leader, and you may see the people in your life a bit differently - yourself included.
Shermans Travel

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7 Airport Terminals That Are Doing It Right

Shermans Travel | September 18, 2014 | Travel
Airport terminals around the globe are stepping things up a notch with high-tech designs, indoor art museums, and speedier ways through passport control.
Megan Pincus Kajitani

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5 Ways to Support the People's Climate March Without Marching

Megan Pincus Kajitani | September 18, 2014 | Green
I invite you to join the crowds in New York or in your city at the historic People's Climate March this Sunday -- or else try any number of these five ways to join the march in spirit, and speak out beyond this weekend to save our planet.
Erica Wides

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Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Let's Ask Platina, the 15th Century Vatican Librarian

Erica Wides | September 18, 2014 | Taste
Why were our options Chilean, Costa Rican and Filipino, with a few sad clams gasping for air and dreaming of Wellfleet?
John Quick

Save Miami-Dade Libraries Because an Educated Community Is Priceless

John Quick | September 19, 2014 | Miami
You can't have a world class city with a decaying library system. Libraries are inextricably linked to education and quality of life factors that are central to the future economic growth of Miami-Dade County.
Stephen Gutwillig

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A Crucial Election Season for Legalizing Marijuana and Ending the Drug War

Stephen Gutwillig | September 18, 2014 | Politics
In seven weeks, voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana and end the wider drug war. In fact, there are more drug policy reform questions on the ballot this November than ever in American history.
Quora

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Tips From Former Police Officers on How to Avoid Getting That Traffic Ticket

Quora | September 19, 2014 | Crime
If you were reasonable, and the infraction was not reckless or dangerous to others, you'd usually get a break from me. Once. I had a long memory.
Kirsten West Savali

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'You Can't Have Capitalism Without Racism': On The Economist and Bruce Levenson

Kirsten West Savali | September 17, 2014 | Black Voices
Institutionalized racism is so deeply embedded in the fabric of our everyday lives that it can rear its ugly head anywhere from an Economist book review that whitesplains slavery to the front offices of the Atlanta Hawks.
Michael Moore

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13 Rules for Making Documentary Films

Michael Moore | September 17, 2014 | Entertainment
What is the first rule of "Fight Club"? The first rule of Fight Club is: "Don't talk about 'Fight Club.'" The first rule of documentaries is: Don't make a documentary -- make a MOVIE. Stop making documentaries. Start making movies.
J.J. Colagrande

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Miami Art Days = Yes? No? Yes!!

J.J. Colagrande | September 17, 2014 | Miami
Art Days represents everything right about Miami. It promotes the growing Downtown corridor, it's free, and it highlights our burgeoning cultural revolution.
Brent Toderian

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In Praise Of The Upright Bike

Brent Toderian | September 16, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
There are many other policy implications that come with the spread of slower, safer city bikes -- here in B.C., a big one is around mandatory helmet laws. Many such laws were passed at a time when fast, forward-leaning cycling was the norm, and safe bike infrastructure was virtually non-existent. When drifting along at a walking pace, in an upright position, on a dedicated cycle track, the notion of legally requiring head protection certainly changes.
Ali Rosen

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Can You Cook Octopus at Home?

Ali Rosen | September 16, 2014 | Taste
Octopus has become a restaurant standard on menus across the country and across cuisines. But for the home cook it still remains a bit of a mystery. Questions abound about where to purchase octopus; how to properly prep it; and how to actually cook it.
Arianna Huffington

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100 Million Thank-Yous to HuffPosters Around the World

Arianna Huffington | September 15, 2014 | Media
This morning I sent an email to our HuffPost team, sharing the news of a major milestone for our company -- one that really struck a chord with me. And you, the members of the HuffPost community, are the heart and soul of this milestone. Whether you have blogged on HuffPost, commented on, shared or talked about a story or just made us a regular part of your media diet, you have been a key part of the conversation we set out to start a little over nine years ago. Indeed, without you, there would be no HuffPost. So thank you for being part of this remarkable journey -- a journey that is still very much in progress. Here is the email I sent to our team.
James Peron

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Marriage Equality, a Road to Freedom

James Peron | September 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
Taking away the power to forbid same-sex marriage frees people from lots of government interference. In reality, what so many assume is perfectly backwards. Marriage reduces state interference in a person's life; it does not increase it.
Halle Eavelyn

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Dining in the Dark: A Spiritual Catharsis for your Palate

Halle Eavelyn | September 15, 2014 | Taste
Along with a hundred other guests, I am enjoying my meal blindfolded.
Chris Peak

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The Problem With Women (According to the NFL)

Chris Peak | September 12, 2014 | Sports
The NFL's history of handling and dealing with domestic violence, and more specifically women, is shameful.
Grant Stern

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Outraged Miami Residents Confront Walmart Developer in Kendall

Grant Stern | September 12, 2014 | Miami
Walmart is looking to fill a gap in their chain's lockdown coverage of southwest Miami by building a SuperCenter into one of only three endangered pine rocklands habitats in all of Florida, as part of Coral Reef Commons.
Zak Ebrahim

WATCH: Meet The Terrorist's Son Who Refused To Follow In His Father's Footsteps

Zak Ebrahim | September 12, 2014 | TED Weekends
Abused as a child. Bullied. Raised by a terrorist. These are true facts about the life of Zak Ebrahim. Here's another one: Today, Zak tours the world as an advocate for tolerance and peace. Watch his remarkable story, and ask yourself: What does it take to choose nonviolence?
Hunter Stuart

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A Message From a Man to Men About Wedding Planning

Hunter Stuart | September 11, 2014 | Weddings
Some guys reading this will probably say, "Well, I paid for my wedding, so I don't think I need to do all that work." Maybe that's true. But did your fiancée know that was how things were going to be when you proposed? I'm guessing you guys may not have had that conversation.
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