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Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.

D.A.R.E. Accidentally Publishes Pro-Marijuana Legalization Post

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.31.2015 | Weird News

The controversial substance abuse prevention group D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) appeared to have made a surprisingly progressive c...

Lessons Learned From the American Independence

Glen McDaniel | Posted 07.04.2015 | Impact
Glen McDaniel

On July 4, 1776, the United States declared independence from Britain and a vigorous new democracy was born. This year, we celebrate our 239th birthday, and our Founding Fathers are probably doing somersaults from the grave and sputtering in wonderment, "Who knew?"

Friday Talking Points -- Giggles the Pig For Mayor!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes to the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates, the rule of thumb this time around is obviously going to be "the more, the merrier!" The number of officially-announced Republican candidates actually doubled this week.

Be Authentic? Beauthentic!

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 05.01.2015 | Good News
Erdika Wirengjurit

There is beauty in being who you truly are, in embracing your true self and sharing this with the world.

The Ultimate Irony: The Decimation of Families to Protect the Children

Gretchen Burns Bergman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Gretchen Burns Bergman

I am shocked and dismayed by the continued violence of parental rights in the name of public safety and the "war on drugs," With what we know now about the benefits of medicinal marijuana, the flawed foster care system, and the overall devastation of punitive prohibitionist policies, it is shameful that these violations of human rights and public trust continue to happen and be tolerated."

Empty Billfolders May Shutter The Dictionary Of American Regional English

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts

Language-lovers across the U.S. have the mulligrubs this month, and with good reason. The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), which has ca...

The Hunting Ground: Dare to Take a Stand

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Everyone can do something to be part of the solution. We can start with treating victims the right way by doing as Ms. Clark and Ms. Pino suggest, and simply saying: "You are not alone."

A Higher Purpose

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 07.20.2014 | Good News
Lawrence D. Elliott

The day before, I'd lost twenty dollars and it really bothered me. But on this new day, it was no longer important. In fact, I didn't feel right keeping it.

Kindness Cards Challenge

Alex Kip | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Alex Kip

As the days went on, the cards kept coming in... one by one they added up until I had over 1,600 cards dispersed throughout my room. The storm had lifted... the night had passed. There was nothing but light and love bouncing off the walls of my transplant room.

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?

Here, Try These Drugs

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

I can no longer remember how to do long division, but I remember not to do drugs because, starting in second grade, I was subjected to a relentless anti-drug program called "Here's Looking at You, 2000."

This Guy Catches A Fish In The MOST Ridiculous Way

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.12.2013 | Weird News

Some people are masters with a fishing pole. Others are wizards with a net or a spear. This guy works with ... his hair? Yes, Jake Seeland catches ...

Cinnamon Is for Eating, Not Inhalation

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The cinnamon challenge is nothing new, but I heard about it from my kids only a couple of years ago. The challenge: Swallow a tablespoon of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds, without drinking fluids.

Raise Taxes, Wyoming, I D.A.R.E. You

Joe Schrank | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Joe Schrank

There is growing evidence that taxation has a strong correlation to reducing the rates of use, underage, and binge drinking.

'Just Say No' Turns 30

Marsha Rosenbaum | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Marsha Rosenbaum

By 2001, D.A.R.E. was deemed by none other than the United States Surgeon General, "an ineffective primary prevention program," and lost 80 percent of its federal funding shortly thereafter. Yet D.A.R.E .has kept going.

Challenge Accepted

Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy

Sometimes people challenge or dare others to do something dangerous or embarrassing. Many times, at the risk of looking like an idiot, one doesn't tak...

Paul Blumenthal

Pelosi, House Dems Issue Campaign Dare To GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Democratic leadership stepped out of the Capitol on Wednesday to offer their full support for a package of proposed electoral ...

Time to Prescribe the Right Cure

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
The Miami Hurricane

Although prescription drugs are harmful, they do have a purpose for people who have a reason to take them. This does not include taking Adderall to study for a test. Too much of anything is bad, even if it comes with a prescription.

WATCH: Would You Lick A Urinal For Cash?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Comedy

It's amazing what some people will do to earn a little money (or entertain their friends). Upon the urging of his male counterparts, this man licks...

Lizzie Schiffman

Study Sheds Light On Heroin Use Among Young Suburbanites

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

"I was not a big risk taker as a kid. [My parents] can't picture me using heroin. My mom was putting ribbons in my hair in fifth grade, and curling my...

Saying Bad Things About Booze -- Propaganda as Science

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

Propaganda is claimed as science every day in schools across the country, led by D.A.R.E. I've seen them do it, and my kids reported the propaganda back to me.

The Michelle Obama Weight Debate

Peter Gorman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Gorman

If one really wants to look at a First Lady who pushed her own agenda, one need only look at Nancy Reagan and her Just Say No effort.

The ABC's Of Good Communication

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Have you ever had an experience like that? Where you wanted to connect with someone, but just could not? Blame, guilt, frustration, shame, shyness are other forms of static that get in the way of communicating clearly, and produce misunderstanding.