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Life in the Fast Lane Requires Mindfulness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When we are mindfully present in the moment we'll notice that our conscious mind is fully engaged with what our body is doing and, as a result, energy seems to flow with a greater sense of harmony, grace and ease, which ultimately manifests as a deep sense of inner peace.

Jim Breuer: Sports & Comedy Intersect for Stand-Up Guy

Terry Lyons | Posted 05.28.2015 | Comedy
Terry Lyons

No matter how much talent a professional coach has on his roster or a player has in his God-given gene pool, there's nothing that compares to preparation through practice, even if the ticket-buying public thinks they can just roll out the balls and play. Now picture the life of a stand-up comic.

Grace Bats Last

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

When you're surrounded by doubters, and the bases are loaded, and you find yourself facing curve balls and sliders, remember that the jeering crowd can't touch you, or define you, because you are part of a team where grace bats last.

The Yoga Generation Wants Yoga Without Dogma

Shahram Shiva | Posted 06.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Yoga has grown up and shed its rustic ways. No longer a favorite of only the flower children, today's yoga is as mainstream as a spinning or Zumba...

Why I'm Fasting This Month and Giving Up Half of My Stuff

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Yes, I know Jesus wasn't a juicing freak. He didn't have a dietician. And he sure as hell didn't eat kelp, quinoa, or some other hippie stuff I can't even pronounce. At least not that I know of. So what's the point?

Breaking Badder: Interviews with RJ Mitte, Robert Weide, Chris Bliss and Anne McCue, Plus Alexz Johnson and Michael Stec Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Daniel Martinez Matallana A Conversation with Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte Mike Ragogna: Hey, first of all I wanted to congratulate you o...

Colleges Are Intolerant About Comedy That Promotes Tolerance

Scott Blakeman | Posted 02.07.2015 | College
Scott Blakeman

If a simple message of tolerance, understanding and peace is deemed too controversial by many universities in this country, what message does that send to students? Colleges used to be the place where trailblazing comedians like George Carlin and Mort Sahl found receptive audiences for their biting and bold comedy.

Thanks For the Memories: An Interview with Richard Zoglin on Bob Hope

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Regina Weinreich

In his long dynamic career, Bob Hope's story resonates as a cultural history of the last decade: a rags-to-riches immigrant, he was a pioneer in vaude...

Ho Boy! Brad Zimmerman Serves Up a Weird, Wonderful and Hilarious Jewish Tragedy

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.19.2014 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

If any show is perfectly named, it's My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy, written and performed by Brad Zimmerman. One person didn't think so. Who? Brad's mother.

Robin Williams: An Agent of Change on Many Levels

Greg Archer | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Few artistic beasts were able to grab lightening, stuff it into a bottle, break the bottle open and then wrestle with the lightning before swallowing it whole and leaping back onto his feet for another comedic feat. That was Williams. On the outside.

The 'Today' Show: A Sign of the Apocalypse

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Media
Patrick Stephenson

The journalistic cowardice of peppy, preening, self-absorbed muppets is not a sign of a coming apocalypse. It is, however, a symptom of national decline. If you can't face the future with open eyes, you're probably afraid of where you're going.

Morality, the Zeitgeist, and D**k Jokes: How Post-Carlin Comedians Like Louis C.K. Have Become This Generation's True Philosophers

Nick Simmons | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Nick Simmons

They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.

Magnificent Vibration: Conversations with Rick Springfield, War's Lonnie Jordan, Tommy Chong and Walter Egan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My favorite writers were always real personal writers. I loved Jackson Browne's early stuff and John Lennon's stuff where you thought he was singing about you when he sang "Help," but he was really singing about himself."

Report Card: American Exceptionalism

Chris Ernesto | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Ernesto

The United States thinks of itself as the greatest country in the world. Maybe even the greatest of all-time. Because of this awesomeness, it believe...

Record Biz Photo Ops, 1970s-Style

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

During the 1970s, when I toiled for the weekly music trade magazine Record World, there existed something called the "record industry." Scores of enti...

The One Thing Every Business Dies Without

Andrew Winston | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

What do climate change and extreme weather mean for your business, your customers, and your supply chain? How do growing resource constraints like water shortages, or rising commodity prices, affect your value chain and your margins?

Super-Size My Foyer: On Size and Snark of McMansions

Kimann Schultz | Posted 06.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kimann Schultz

I came upon an article "McMansions: An Architectural Parable on the Death of the American Dream," which points to its originating article "Let Them Ea...

All in the Family

Francis Levy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

According to a piece Business Section of the Times ("Techology's Man Problem," 4/5/14) Pax Dickinson of Business Insider tweeted, "it's not misogyny t...

Only I Didn't Say Fudge (or: The Sociology of Profanity)

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.31.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Profanity isn't shocking anymore. It's not edgy or sassy or hip or rebellious. It's just a sad, tiresome example of our shrinking vocabulary. Thanks, Twitter. People swear when they have nothing to say, but they want to talk. My feeling? You're not getting paid by the word and you're not a sailor. So keep it simple.

Paul Provenza to Relaunch The Green Room at SXSW

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

"It depends, because the whole thing about The Green Room is the combination of talent. It's not enough to just have a handful of great comics. What I need, and what excites me about it, is putting a handful of comics together who are particularly interesting."

The Apollo Theater Before 125th Street Was the Black Main Street

Ted Fox | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

Harlem became New York's great African-American community, of course. However the history of African Americans in the city began at the far opposite end of the island where slaves first landed.

Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich: It's Time for 'Militant Nonviolent Resistance'

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We now live in a two-tiered system of governance. There are two sets of laws: one set for the government and its corporate allies, and another set for you and me.

Frankincense, Myrrh and Tom Swift's Electric Rifle

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

If you reduce holiday commercialism to its essence, it's about showing someone you love them. So why do we have to spend money to do that?

Kathy Griffin Uses ALL Of George Carlin's '7 Dirty Words' In One Sentence (NSFW)

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.04.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Kathy Griffin joined HuffPost Live Monday to talk about her career in comedy, who in Hollywood she's "over," and breaking George Carlin's record for s...

Old Age: What's the Secret?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Weinstein

You're getting older, and so am I. When you accept a troublesome fact, you're that much closer to being at peace with it. And that's something worth celebrating.