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Story Time With My Immigrant Mother

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.24.2017 | Latino Voices
Christine Stoddard

I must’ve been in kindergarten when my younger sisters and I crowded around our mother to hear her read Disney’s The Little Mermaid book to us for...

8 Creatures From Literature Who Can Teach Us Humans A Thing Or Two

Louise Verity | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Louise Verity

There are so many different components behind the makings of a brilliant book, plot and characterization being two key factors! Nearly always, we find...

How E.B. White Became My Childhood Pen Pal

Gigi Webb | Posted 10.01.2016 | Arts
Gigi Webb

When I was growing up I had an unlikely pen pal in E.B. White, who passed away 30 years ago today. We were brought together in part by my own initiative, and in part by contingency -- through a coincidence of geography and a horse that shared his name.

Forget About New Year's Resolutions. Just Put Your Vices To Good Use

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact

It’s your vice. Your Achilles' heel. Your thing. But it’s a thing you can’t -- you won’t -- give up, even if resolution season is here. Hey, ...

Faithful Shopper: Spectacularly Shod

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.14.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's boot season! And heel season and flat season and ... In other words, it's time to go shoe shopping for everything you'll need for this fall and winter. Look to any of these stores for shoes that will carry you through the season and beyond.

Life lessons from Charlotte's Web

Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP

My young children are fortunate enough to have never experienced the harsh realities of life and death. The closest they have come is an imaginary spider dying.

Matt Ferner

Feds Are Increasing Their Marijuana Growth Because Of Cannabinoid Research | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

The federal government is currently growing a lot more marijuana than it has in the past because it expects higher demand from researchers for cannabi...

Women's Important Role in Widespread Cannabis Acceptance

Reyne Haines | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Reyne Haines

With more women in serious leadership roles, the door is opened wider, speeding the process through which we can responsibly make cannabis an accepted part of our culture and medicine.

Matt Ferner

House Bill Would Legalize 'Charlotte's Web' Medical Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday would legalize a compound in marijuana used to treat severe epilepsy. The le...

Why I Support Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment #2: I Care

Gary Stein | Posted 09.14.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Recently, I was in line at a grocery store reading my e-mail when another bored shopper, tired of looking at the tabloids for sale, looked over my shoulder and saw "Say Yes to Amendment 2" at the top of a letter on my iPhone.

Medical Marijuana in Florida -- Don't Expect a New California

Gary Stein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

I wholeheartedly agree with the legislators that are trying to create a Florida industry based on compassion. If this is to be Florida's industry, Floridians need to profit from it, not businesses from California, Colorado or Arizona.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Says He'll Sign 'Charlotte's Web' Medical Marijuana Bill

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said Thursday he'll approve legislation legalizing a medical marijuana extract low in THC to treat patients and children s...

Another Southern State Is Pushing Ahead To Legalize Marijuana Oil

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Tennessee could be the next state to legalize cannabidiol, or CBD, a marijuana extract low in THC that may help children with seizure syndromes. ...

Matt Ferner

Sanjay Gupta Makes A Huge Statement On Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media

In the past year, Sanjay Gupta has made no secret of his support for medical marijuana. A desire for policy change has always been implicit in tha...

Heroes, Zeroes and Shills Battle in the Medical Marijuana Debate

Gary Stein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Reason and emotion are the two drivers of decision-making, so it is not surprising that advocates for and against medical marijuana try to appeal to both the head and the heart.

The Next Move: A Medical Marijuana Bill 'In the Spirit of the Constitutional Amendment'

Gary Stein | Posted 05.03.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

This year, three initiatives are moving forward in Florida that can help control the quality, quantity and delivery of a substance that can help thousands of suffering Floridians.

God Becomes a Passive Lobbyist for Medical Marijuana

Gary Stein | Posted 04.26.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

In many of the recent comments from officials and candidates, the word 'compassion' has been thrown around a lot. In years past, compassion rarely came up in the discussion over medical cannabis. To be honest, very little conversation about it occurred 'in the sunshine.'

Matt Ferner

Major Group Announces Support For Medical Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

The Epilepsy Foundation has recognized medical marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy, calling for better access to the drug and more research into it...

Matt Ferner

Number Of Children Seeking Medical Marijuana Soars In Colorado | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

The number of children and young people on Colorado's medical marijuana registry surged in 2013, according to the latest data from the state's Departm...

Some Questions About Some Common Core Lessons

Monica Edinger | Posted 04.12.2014 | Education
Monica Edinger

As a teacher in a private school I am not currently required to follow the Common Core State Standards. That said, because I am a teacher, I am following closely the discussion about them, their implementation, issues, and so forth.

Part 2: Legislation, a Constitutional Amendment Opens Doors to Medical Marijuana in Florida

Gary Stein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Gary Stein

Any closed door can be opened. Such is the case of medical marijuana and the State of Florida.

Who Is the Most Interesting Person You've Ever Sat Next To?

Quora | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Scott Welch, Cofounder of With 25 years as a product evangelist, including travell...

WATCH: Medical Marijuana Put My Son's Epilepsy Into Remission

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

For nine years, Heather Jackson's son Zaki basically lived as a toddler. Zaki's epilepsy caused nearly nonstop seizures, rendering him incontinent and...

Have A Vegan-Inspired Thanksgivukkah

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Pincus Kajitani

Thanksgivukkah is one of the rarest events we'll ever experience. So get creative, dig deep and turn your celebration into eight days of gratitude and compassion. Honor the future -- of all peoples, animals and our Mother Earth -- by making your holiday food and activities vegan-inspired.

Why I've 'Gone Back' to Print Books

Pam Allyn | Posted 12.21.2013 | Home
Pam Allyn

So, I eat crow on this one. I've been trumpeting the digital revolution for readers for years. But I miss my tattered pages, my rumpled book covers, my heavy backpack, my cherished, cherished book covers.