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The #MannequinChallenge Explained

Zac Thompson | Posted 11.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Even though Joe Biden memes are giving this viral trend a run for it's money, there's no end in sight for the mannequin challenge.

Mindful Leadership in Politics

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

It would be refreshing to see some mindful behavior on the part of our presidential candidates. The campaign seems to be anything but mindful. It seem...

Kim Kardashian West, Elena Ferrante, And The Right To Privacy

The Cut | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
The Cut

Don't listen to Ferrante's outers or Kardashian's haters, who say that women who shy away from publicity are inviting exposure and women court publicity are inviting attack. Listen to women themselves when they declare how much privacy they want.

Impact of Celebrity Culture: A Thought Piece

Haley Besser | Posted 09.30.2016 | Entertainment
Haley Besser

I'm going to preface this by saying I'm no expert on the inner workings of celebrity life. I write this from experiences I've lived and observations from my time working in entertainment as an assistant and in public relations.

QB Rick Mirer on Realistic Perfection

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Kay Tacke Morse

Thousands watched and cheered as this blessedly brilliant Quarter Back from Indiana placed himself in a standout position, at Notre Dame and in the NFL for many years.

Boyz II Men Points To A Big Challenge Of Fame Nowadays

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.09.2016 | OWN

In the ‘90s, Boyz II Men was well on its way to becoming iconic. Twenty years, four Grammys, a handful of record-breaking hits and 60 million sold a...

Debbie Allen's 'Freeze Frame' Promotes Non-Violence

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Catherine Bauknight

Debbie Allen is the writer, Director and Choreographer of Freeze Frame, a multimedia production. She is an accomplished dancer, actress, producer, and...

How Fame Kills!

L.E. Kalikow | Posted 07.12.2016 | Entertainment
L.E. Kalikow

A major record company president once told me I'd probably never be a star because, as he put it, "You wouldn't kill your mother for it." Although this may have been an oversimplification, it takes a special personality to strive for and thrive in the spotlight.

Celebrity Culture: Part 1

Vedika Issrani | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment
Vedika Issrani

A well known fact in the media, music and film industry is that any kind of publicity; whether positive or negative is eventually termed as 'good publicity'.

Good Lovin' on My Birthday- My Message to You!

Larry Dvoskin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Larry Dvoskin

On Facebook and other social media platforms everyone appears to be a success. We show our best face, best version of ourselves. I am viewed by some a...

With Muhammad Ali It Was Always Yes, Never No

Mitchell Fink | Posted 06.07.2016 | Sports
Mitchell Fink

A little more than a year after Muhammad Ali lit the Olympics flame in Atlanta, creating perhaps the most emotionally satisfying moment in Olympics history, I was asked to join a small group accompanying Ali on a humanitarian mission.

25 Famous People Who Failed At First

Marisa Bruch | Posted 05.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Marisa Bruch

Whether it's Instagram likes or Twitter RTs, everyone in today's world is looking for instant gratification. Many hope to become the next overnight success or make a million bucks before they turn twenty. But we seem to forget that most of the icons we idolize worked their asses off to get where they are. They didn't just start on The X Factor, or make a YouTube video of themselves singing.

Why America Needs a New Theory of Fame

John Bredin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Media
John Bredin

The time is long overdue to re-imagine the very concept of fame. Enough with the vapid "fame for the sake of fame" corporate manufactured "stars," who appear out of nowhere to hog up the public airwaves and divert attention from the vital issues threatening our democracy and planet.

The Downward Spiral of Johnny Manziel

Quora | Posted 04.26.2016 | Sports

Johnny Manziel is a classic example of what happens when a person prioritizes their social life over their professional life. He had a golden opportunity, but he blew it because he couldn't stop partying, and the party scene eventually consumed him.

Lena Dunham on Fame -- Nails It

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 04.19.2016 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

As I join the cheering chorus on the Season Five finale of Girls I'm struck not once but twice by some pretty infinite wisdom about the perils of fame in the Love Stories episode.

Help, my daughter wants to be a pop star...and other parenting worries!

Michelle Cove | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Maybe your daughter seems obsessed with being the next Taylor Swift, Adele, or Rihanna. Perhaps this makes you nervous because she seems to have the c...

I Walked Away

Karena Virginia | Posted 04.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Karena Virginia

I walked away from fame and stepped into my heart yesterday. Today was the first day in over two weeks that I did not wake up with a pit in my stomac...

Candyass's Clipper-Class Classicism -- Decoded!

Hilary Harkness | Posted 03.24.2016 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

When gallery Invisible Exports had a last-minute vacancy for a show this month, Cary Leibowitz aka Candyass saved the day by scavenging his basement storage for a box of paintings he made in his early 20s.

How to Be a Famous Celebrity

Amy Steinberg | Posted 03.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Steinberg

What if I told you that you already are a famous celebrity? You would tell me that it isn't true, because you aren't on the cover of O magazine, your...

How Mo'ne Davis Really Felt About The Fame That Came With Being Little League's ‘It’ Girl

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.21.2016 | OWN

The moment she threw the final pitch at the Little League World Series in 2014, everything changed for then-13-year-old Mo'ne Davis. Not only was she ...

No Ordinary Life: A Conversation With Suzanne Redfearn

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 02.01.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Suzanne Redfearn's novel, No Ordinary Life, explores the age-old question: what price are you willing to pay for fame. But she does so with a twist: how much would you be willing to let your children pay?

5 Lessons for Creatives From David Bowie's Remarkably Imaginative and Prolific Journey

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The news of David Bowie's death left a creative void for the music industry and admirers. Most fans around the world did not even know he had been battling cancer. Bowie lived a life of distinguishable, unparalleled oddity and artistry to the end.

Noteworthy Deaths: What About Everyone Else?

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

I recently came across an article about the "noteworthy" people who died last year. It was just one of many such articles that appear in memory of t...

The 80/20 View of Fame

Richard Koch | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Richard Koch

Which of these two companies would you rather start and sell? Company #1, after it is all done, is sold for $500 million. Company #2 is sold for $5 billion. Easy choice, huh? But here comes the catch.

The Dangerous American Obsession: Why Are We So Fascinated With Fame?

Nora Turriago | Posted 12.04.2016 | Entertainment
Nora Turriago

Staying updated on the daily occurrences of celebrities has never been so easy. From Lady Gaga revealing she almost quit her music career to Gigi Hadi...