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This Teen Made His Little Sister’s Disney Princess Dreams Come True

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.27.2017 | Divorce

You don’t need a fairy godmother to make your dreams come true ― just a brother as cool as 13-year-old Anthony Angel. In Facebook post shared on ...

News Roundup for April 7, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics
Outspeak

I mean, you should probably already know all this, but here we go... 1. Trump ordered a missile attack on Syria late on Thursday evening. It appears i...

Oliver Stone's New Movie 'Snowden' Tackles the Myth

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

Snowden is a helluva movie, kicking an audience's ass on a number of levels. I had a chance to see the film at a preview event; it opens everywhere on September 16. Go see it.

Things Did NOT Go As Planned When This Kiddo Held His New Sibling

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.26.2016 | Parents

When this young boy held his newborn sibling for the first time, everything seemed to go smoothly at first. But when the baby let out a cry, the new b...

This Little Boy Is NOT Interested In Getting A Baby Sister

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents

Sometimes actions really do speak louder than words. Judging by this little boy's actions, he may not be entirely on board with getting a baby sister ...

Everything To Fear Including Fear Itself

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Allen Schmertzler

For everyone that boldly states we must not give in to terrorists by living in fear, I agree. For every person that continues to move about in locations that draw crowds seeking leisure, companionship, and community with intent to stretch their middle finger in defiance to terror I applaud.

REJEX: How Outsiders Thomas Middleditch and Russell Peters Handled Bullies & Lisa Barr's Call to Stop Exclusionary Moms' Practice

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.13.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Take that you bullies! Some recent stories have made me smile, stories in which outsiders have struck back at their tormenters, be they schoolyard bu...

Conservative Certitude Is Frightening!

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Facts matter. The media has to quit making false equivalencies between a Democratic party that relies on facts and reason and accepts the Enlightenment and a Republican party that relies on emotion and a rejection of reality.

Who Won 'Big Brother 17'?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment

After weeks of domination, it looked like Vanessa was destined to pull off the "Big Brother 17" win on Wednesday night. Instead, Steve was crowned the...

The Still Curious Case of Rentboy.com

Cody Lyon | Posted 09.15.2016 | New York
Cody Lyon

In September 2010 and March 2013, Easy Rent Systems Inc. -- Rentboy.com's registered name on public record -- applied to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services for an H-1B non-immigrant working Visa on behalf of Soto Decker.

Farrah Abraham Threatens To 'Kill' Everyone On 'Celebrity Big Brother UK'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 09.08.2015 | Entertainment

Former MTV "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham managed to land a gig on yet another reality show -- this time across the pond. The 24-year-old erotic novel...

You Have To Watch This British Boy Find Out His Mom Is Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents

When U.K. mom Sarah Bromby told her 5-year-old son Ethan that she's having another baby, the little boy had the kind of enthusiastic reaction every pa...

After Much Objection, Toddler Decides He's Excited To Be A Big Brother

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.14.2015 | Parents

This hilarious pregnancy announcement shows big siblings that they can't always get what they want. Excited announcers: Ryan and Elizabeth Worrell Due...

But First: An Oral History Of 'Big Brother'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment

It's hard to imagine, but in the summer of 2000, there was no such thing as "The Bachelor." There was no "Amazing Race," no "American Idol," no "Fear ...

Queer No Longer Queer - Nor Is Privacy

Gary North | Posted 07.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary North

So, if inherent in the ruling is the underlying acceptance that everyone is equal under the law and that our relationships are legit, therefore there is no reason to hide our relationships or enable others to hide: This is the "new" gay-positive/post-bigoted America: The court has basically said so.

Advocating for Children is Everyone's Responsibility

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
The University of Central Florida Forum

When you encounter a child in crisis (and actually this advice works for people of any age in crisis) let them feel and express their emotions.

Privacy Is Theft: An Orwellian Proposition That Outdoes Big Brother

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home
Joseph A. Domino

There are many ways to view a circle: one as a closed system. Once a cog is admitted to the circle, it is designed to remain in place and help sustain the whole. The new cog in Dave Eggers' novel, The Circle, is a young woman named Mae.

Your Sherpa to All Things Disruption - James McQuivey

Ondi Timoner | Posted 03.14.2015 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

If you're looking to follow someone who has their fingerprint on the leading edge of disruption, look no further than James McQuivey. He is VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.

TNA Pro Wrestler Robbie E: Audiences Got to See a Different Side of Me on TV's 'Amazing Race'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 03.07.2015 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Though he and his partner fell short of the $1 million grand prize, Total Nonstop Action superstar Robbie E certainly won over audiences this year. The Jersey-born grappler-turned-reality-TV-star anticipates an influx of new viewers when he returns to action on TNA's IMPACT Wrestling.

Hazard for Whom?

Claire Wapole | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Claire Wapole

My second grader brought a test home from school, some sort of comprehension test, reading and vocabulary. I noticed she got a couple of questions wrong, so I wanted to look them over to see what exactly she was not comprehending, not understanding. What follows is the actual conversation I had with my 8-year-old regarding a question she got "wrong."

What Big Boys Can Do

Mary Evelyn Smith | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Mary Evelyn Smith

The words marched across the page, cold and unfeeling like a barricade. No way around them, no hint of subtlety to their meaning, no chance to rearrange the letters and make them right.

Detekt: A New Software Tool in the "Cat and Mouse" Game Against Big Brother

Josefina Salomon | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Josefina Salomon

The hope is that Detekt will not only provide human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers and activists with some sense of security but also open a debate on the broader need for regulation of the development, sale and use of surveillance technology.

Zach Rance: The Reality Star Who Stands Out From the Rest

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

We have reached a pop culture-dominating existential crisis; reality stars are getting too big for their britches or for what any "15 minutes of fame" should entail. I did not feel this way about Zach Rance, a contestant on this past season of Big Brother.

Privacy Is Dead and We Might As Well Get Used to It

Don McNay | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how hard I work to protect my privacy, my emails, my spending habits and the fact that I have seen several movies starring Scarlett Johansson, someone out there knows about it.

Friday Talking Points -- Big and Little Brother

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to focus on the aftermath and ramifications of what has been happening in Ferguson, Missouri for the past few weeks. It even reached international proportions, as both Egypt and Russia got in a few digs at American police and protesters.