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6 Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by NASA

Supercompressor | Posted 07.31.2015 | Weird News
Supercompressor

NASA deserves a lot of thanks. The space program is the reason we've put satellites in the sky, landed on the moon, and seen Armageddon. But in the constant quest to dominate the stars, the agency has also ended up creating tools and technologies with applications right here on Earth. In fact, you're probably using some of them right now...

How To Make A DIY Air Conditioner For Under $20

Supercompressor | Posted 06.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
Supercompressor

With winter at least six months away there has to be some way to cool down without spending all your hard-earned shekels on a pricey new air conditioner. Luckily, there is. For just $19.73, you can make a DIY air conditioner using materials that you probably have in your house.

When the New "Cool" Becomes Getting Married and Having Kids

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Jennifer Twardowski

I'm 28 years old. Single and childless. And even though I'm currently in a relationship, marriage and children are hardly on the top of my list of "things to accomplish in the next 5 years."

Trade and Sovereignty

David Morris | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
David Morris

If the TPP's enforcement mechanisms were as toothless as those of labor side agreements or the ILO Declaration there would be no need for fast track. If the labor side agreements or the ILO Declaration had enforcement mechanisms as vigorous as those of the TPP I daresay the vote on fast track would be lopsidedly against.

10 Super Cool Ways To Up Your Grandma Game

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My grandchildren call me Nana and I love it. I even have a sweatshirt that says, 'My grandchildren call me Nana because I'm too cool to be Grandma.' In fact, I love being a nana so much that I named my blog, NanaHood.

How I Started A Man Band With No Drama After 50

Ten Ton Man | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Ten Ton Man

When, at age 50, you finally realize life is too short, what then? I found myself in that moment of epiphany three years ago when my father passed away. Where had the time gone? One of my lifelong passions was creating music. But starting a band isn't an easy task.

Lies Lies Lies

Mimi Raad | Posted 01.13.2015 | Style
Mimi Raad

My day-long experiment in truth telling, failed. It made me and the people around me miserable. Masking the tough truth with kind words and finding a nicer way to say unpleasant things is much easier to say and accept.

The Art Of Being Cool: How We Define It And Why It's Stupid

Sophie Bramnick | Posted 01.11.2015 | Teen
Sophie Bramnick

We shouldn't let anyone dictate what we like because our coolness compasses, like our moral compasses, come from within. Do what you love and don't let anyone tell you it's lame.

(Still) Daring To Be Different In Dr. Martens

Sophia Stuart | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Sophia Stuart

My desire for Dr. Martens was, of course, a yearning to grow up; or, more accurately, to reach 19 and stay there forever.

Do You Want to Be Cool?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 12.06.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

Growing up, it seems that everyone just wants to be cool, but no one wants to say so. We inherently want to fit in, because at the end of the day, we ...

The Transformation of Justin Bieber From a White Youth to a Black Man

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Because many whites feel that US society is now "post racial," enabling them to "get their black on" without a physical presence in the black community, white label executives package black culture and style through white artists without the burdens of racial disadvantage.

YouTube Star Shane Dawson Brings Cool To Feature Film

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

YouTube star and director Shane Dawson stopped by What's Trending to talk about everything from hashtags and Snapchat to his new movie, Not Cool. T...

What Happens When Broadway Collides With Experimental Underground Nightlife?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Earlier this summer, we brought you the news of a new party in New York City that aimed to merge tomorrow's biggest Broadway stars with some of the mo...

What It Takes to Keep Your Cool

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

I looked forward to the day when I could finally say I knew what it takes to be cool. I couldn't fathom it would be something that would disappoint me. That maybe I wouldn't want to be cool. But I don't. I can't.

This NYC Party Is Merging Today's Downtown Stars With Tomorrow's Broadway Stars

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A new party is slated to hit NYC tomorrow that will merge tomorrow's biggest Broadway stars with some of the most prolific individuals engaged in down...

The Real Reason Hipsters Love PBR

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

Researchers have figured out (finally!) what makes a run-of-the-mill beer like Pabst Blue Ribbon become so improbably cool. In a new study publishe...

6 Things to Do With Peeps Besides Eating Them

The Stir | Posted 04.11.2014 | Weird News

We've gathered up 6 of our favorite non-edible ideas for using this beloved candy treat. Some are hilarious, some are outrageous, others might be just...

Smithsonian Officially Investigates What It Means To Be 'Cool'

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flashback to a 1940s jazz club. A saxophonist performs on stage wearing his sunglasses at night. "I'm cool," he says, relaxed in t...

The Essence of Cool

Anuraag Girdhar | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Anuraag Girdhar

Disclaimer: This article is for humorous purposes only. That being said, any resemblance to the opinions or ideologies of real persons, living or dead...

Happy Hipmunk Thanksgivukkah

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

In this week's ATD episode in our Pivot series, we sit down with Hipmunk co-founders Goldstein and Huffman to discover how they grappled with getting their travel platform off the ground.

My Relentless Pursuit Of 'Cool'

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I believe that some of what follows may be universal, and some of what follows undoubtedly was shaped by my own life experience. I am eternally grateful to have grown up in a loving family in a middle class suburb on the southwest side of Chicago in the 1970s.

Incredible Multimedia Dance Performance Wows Olympic Committee

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts

Fuma-Kai is an incredible performance by Japanese multimedia dance and martial arts troupe, Enra, directed by Nobuyuki Hanabusa. It was shown at the I...

AGENDA: Key Snaps From The LBC!

Marlon Regis | Posted 09.29.2013 | Style
Marlon Regis

ts expansiveness, acute organization and the enthusiasm from the buyers, booth & brand reps and all those invited to attend, was nothing short of overwhelming.

Today It's Zynga, Tomorrow It's You: Why 'Cool' Isn't Enough

Dov Seidman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Dov Seidman

A nap nook won't give people a deep sense of inspiration or commitment. Cool is not equivalent to loyal, and this arms race of out-"cool"-ing the competition isn't an enduring answer. A treehouse is a great place to retreat to, but it doesn't inspire people.

Magical 4th of July Surprise Flag Cake

Elissa Bernstein | Posted 09.01.2013 | Taste
Elissa Bernstein

Switch up your Fourth of July dessert routine with this magical cake.