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What Your Choice For NBA MVP Says About You

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.17.2015 | Sports

This year, your choice for NBA MVP isn’t an objectively reasoned decision.

2014: A Contradiction of Devices and Desires

John T. Delaney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology
John T. Delaney

As much as 2014 will be remembered by these seemingly unlinked events and tragedies, the common element to the widely publicized stories was the role of technology in causing the problem or the inability of technology to solve it.

A Whole Year Of Motherhood In Just 6 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents

A lot can happen in a year. If you need proof, try documenting it. Photographer and mother Fally Afani used a GoPro camera to film moments of her...

'Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest Stories of 2014'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

These are not goofy little news items dealing with such inconsequential matters as health care, the midterm elections and various conflicts around the world. Rather, they are the kind of important, socially significant and absolutely true stories that are the lifeblood of this column.

African HRC Reflects on 2014

Melanie Nathan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

As Americans revel in equality gains, we cannot forget that as LGBTI people, we are all members of a persecuted global minority with a responsibility towards one another, regardless of who we are or where we live.

Dear 2015: It's All Yours Now

Janie Emaus | Posted 03.07.2015 | Comedy
Janie Emaus

Dear 2015. It's all yours now. I tried my best to keep my "worst of" list to a minimum, but we're talking Mother Nature and Mankind. And well, you know how that goes.

2014 Was a Surprising Year for Illinois Politics

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.07.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

2014 was always destined to be a big year for Illinois politics, what with the big money spent on the gubernatorial race and waiting to hear what was going on with the new pension reform law. But it turned out to be way more exciting than anyone expected.

Feel Like Giving Up? 10 Things I Remembered in 2014 to Keep Going

Laura Aiisha | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

As the final weeks and days of this year have come and gone, I'm reminded of the ways that 2014 has pushed me backwards, pulled me forwards, lifte...

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama's job approval polling numbers, at times, seem to follow seasonal trends. He usually loses ground in the summer, particularly in August. In winter, however, he usually gains ground. This year Obama seems likely to repeat this pattern, if December's numbers are any indication.

Kim, Cosby and Kim: 2014's Greatest Fails

Steve Young | Posted 03.03.2015 | Comedy
Steve Young

While the prospect of patching up the road ahead may be bumpy, especially when you trudge through the potholes of 2014, some past wisdom may help us along the way.

10 Telling Numbers About The State Of Faith In America This Year

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Scores of studies and surveys in 2014 revealed myriad, quirky ways we live out our faith and values. But the most intriguing findings were not a...

2014's Most Inspiring Women of Politics

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Nikki Gloudeman

From the U.S.'s first black female congresswoman, to a blind and trans Parliamentary candidate in England, to a bikini contest-winning Serbian councilwoman and cardiologist, the most remarkable female politicians of the year are united by a few key attributes: fearlessness, tenacity, and sharp political savvy.

Why 2014 Was A Whack-A-Mole Year

Donna Highfill | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Growth wasn't optional for me last year. Instead, it grabbed me by the lapels and tossed me around.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

'I Never Thought I'd Be Able To Give My Son His Own Bedroom'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The year 2014 is ending on an economic high note: The U.S. workforce added 321,000 jobs in November, hourly wages are ticking upward, an...

Californians Won Major Drug Policy Victories in 2014

Lynne Lyman | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Lynne Lyman

Change is never comfortable, but often so necessary. 2014 was a year of change in drug policy laws in California, change that moves us towards drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

Top 10 Most-Googled Terms in Illinois in 2014

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.01.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Google has released its list of the most-searched terms on its website for 2014, revealing exactly what people throughout the world, the U.S., Illinois and Chicago were most interested in learning more about this year.

2014: Reflections on Life, Simple Living and Happiness

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

At the end of every year I have a habit of going back and reviewing things that worked well in my life in the last 365 days. It's good to reflect on ...

11 Art Stories That You Didn't Read This Year, But Should Have

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts

The year is finally nearing its end, and as writers, journalists and critics sweep up the dust of 2014, the editors and reporters at HuffPost Arts&Cul...

10 Good Things About the Year 2014

Medea Benjamin | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

It's been a year of fervent activism on police accountability, living wages, climate change, personal freedoms, immigrant rights, an open internet and diplomacy over war.

Faithful Shopper: Tops of 2014

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

This past year has been eventful in New York City retail, from market newcomers to high-tech stores to welcome announcements of what's to come. And of course, my last column of 2014 is the perfect time to discuss my favorite new stores of the year. Let me know what you think!

My 2014 'McLaughlin Awards' Part 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Best Idea for 2014 was requiring police to wear body cameras. This idea was so good it actually cut across the lines of the protestors and the supporters of police. Many on both sides of that divide support the idea, for what boils down to the same reason: the camera doesn't lie.

Yagana Shah

6 Snapshots That Summed Up Middle Age In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.25.2014 | Fifty

It's been an incredible year, 2014, or as we like to call it here at Huff/Post50, "The Year of the Boomer." Every day we get to write and share inspir...

It's A 2014 Icicle Listicle

Posted 12.25.2014 | Green

2014 was a year upon which many will have good reason to look back in contemplation, and to consider the many complicated strands of historical, polit...

Relive 17 Of The Biggest LGBT Political Stories Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The year 2014 saw enormous gains on LGBT rights as well as the pushback by the determined enemies of equality. Marriage equality moved at its fastest ...

My 50 Favorite Books of 2014

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This is not a "50 best books of 2014" list. It is my personal and idiosyncratic list of books I found interesting and/or fun to read (or in a few cases, re-read) and that I think others will enjoy, too.