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Groundhog Day

Mercury Retrograde: Jan. 21-Feb 11th - It's Groundhog Day All Over Again!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

I feel a bit like the "astrologer version" of Punxsutawny Phil, the legendary groundhog in the movie Groundhog Day, who emerges each spring from his burrow to announce whether - weather conditions will be good or bad.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the Oscar race heated up, with Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel leading the way with nine nominations each. In much more serious news, the planet itself continues to heat up, with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announcing that 2014 was the hottest year in the 135 years since record-keeping began. What's more, the next 10 hottest years have all been since 1998. "The record 2014 temperatures underscore the undeniable fact that we are witnessing, before our eyes, the effects of human-caused climate change," said climate scientist Michael Mann. Of course, we've seen this movie before -- with alarming warnings about our steadily warming world repeatedly met with inaction. It's like "Groundhog Day," only without the laughs. Unless we rewrite the script, and push our leaders to adopt the long-term thinking that this challenge requires, we'll soon be facing a [SPOILER ALERT] very unhappy ending.

Groundhog Season: The Holiday Season

Nirvikalpa Natarajan | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Nirvikalpa Natarajan

Have we conditioned our lives much the same way that we find ourselves repeating the same flow of events year after year?

The Office Party From Hell

Michael Ramah | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media
Michael Ramah

This holiday season, let's remember that only amateurs get roaring drunk in front of their bosses, managers or clients. Much less a global audience of fans, followers, stakeholders, critics and commentators.

Putin in Havana, America at the Movies

Sarah Stephens | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

When Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Havana this week to build closer ties with Cuba's senior leadership, it begged the question, "Haven't we seen this movie before?"

Bill Murray Honors Harold Ramis At The Oscars

Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

While presenting the Oscar for Best Cinematography alongside Amy Adams, Bill Murray slipped in a nice tribute to his long-time collaborator, comedy le...

The Art of Unsticking Ourselves: Learning (and Relearning) From Harold Ramis' Groundhog Day

Laura Pearson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Pearson

Recently I lost my job, rather unexpectedly, and have felt adrift. My options at this juncture seem to be: 1) Move on determinedly, or 2) hopelessly spin my wheels. On Monday, just before I heard Harold Ramis had passed away at age 69, I was doing the latter

Harold Ramis: One of Those

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Yesterday at work I overheard that Harold Ramis had passed. I was in strategy mode on a new project, intrigued by its odd combination of variables. On the drive home, the news started to sink in. It was one of those.

We Are the Groundhog: Harold Ramis' Finest Moment

Dean Sluyter | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Sluyter

Harold Ramis, the wonderful comic writer-director, has died at age 69. He made us laugh, which is gift enough in this world. That his films, like Caddyshack and Ghostbusters, usually succeeded in being funny while maintaining a gentle and generous spirit made the gift even richer.

Mike Ryan

Remembering The Late Harold Ramis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

The first thing I saw online about Harold Ramis' death was Jason Reitman’s tweet, comparing the loss of Ramis to that of losing a Beatle. Which, yea...

Groundhog Day and Darwin Day: My Favorite Holidays

Herb Silverman | Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion
Herb Silverman

I would not want schools to close for Darwin Day. Instead, I'd like to see it become a day for students to study and explore the great scientific discoveries that spring from Darwin's work.

Tinker, Taper, Forward Guide: The Fed Confronts the 'Coldilocks' Economy

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Once upon a time in a century far, far away, the U.S. economy was perceived by one and all as in a "Goldilocks" state: not too cold, not too hot, just right."

LOOK: The 'Groundhog Day' Bed And Breakfast Is For Sale

Posted 02.04.2014 | HuffPost Home

The Woodstock, Ill. Victorian featured prominently in Harold Ramis' 1993 comedy classic "Groundhog Day" is for sale -- and could be yours for just les...

Punxsutawney Dr. Phil... YES

Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Punxsutawney Dr. Phil may not predict the weather, but he WILL fix Conan's problems... or else....

5 Destinations To Celebrate Six More Weeks Of Winter

Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel

Yesterday, Groundhog Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. While we're not quite thrilled with the idea of another month and a...

Reasons To Be Glad Your Groundhog Day Is Better Than Bill Murray's

Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment

Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby is set to determine the fate of our weather for the next few months today, which has left us with bated breath anticipating ...

WATCH: New York City Mayor Drops Groundhog

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.02.2014 | New York

At least he didn't get bitten. Bill de Blasio's first official Groundhog Day ceremony as New York City mayor didn't go exactly as planned, as the f...

Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Prediction

AP | GENE J. PUSKAR and MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil say he's forecasting six more weeks of what already has felt like a brutally l...

So, Punxsutawney Phil Is A Really Sh*tty Meteorologist

Posted 02.01.2014 | Green

Groundhog Day is almost here, and the arbiter of arbiters is getting ready to make the most important decision of his year. That's right folks, Punxsu...

The Secret of Groundhog Day

Boria Sax | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Boria Sax

Nostalgia and superstition are guilty pleasures, and one time we allow ourselves to indulge in them, albeit with titters of embarrassment, is on Groundhog Day.

What Happens When You Combine Groundhog Day With The Super Bowl

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

On a ridiculously cold Tuesday morning in late January, I started thinking about Groundhog Day. It's not that I'm optimistic or anything, I've always regarded it as a rather silly tradition. Consider that we are relying on a rodent that resembles a genetically engineered and overfed squirrel to predict the weather.

Bill Murray Is Cordially Invited To Washington, D.C., For A Groundhog Day Party

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

How hard could it be to get Bill Murray to show up to at an annual Groundhog Day celebration in the nation's capital? Aaron DeNu says that, even with ...

ReThink Review: About Time -- How to Make Time Travel Boring

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

About Time is a romantic comedy -- a genre I feel is fading in quality and relevance as repetition, the modern realities of relationships, and the myth of couples living "happily ever after" have exposed the shallowness of the genre's clichés.

Lauren Duca

16 Time Travel Films: Some Timeless, Others We Hope Stay In The Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment

Time travel is a tricky thing. It's a go-to plot device for movies that want to throw anachronistic conceits into a story set in the present day ... o...

Cuba Si, Google No

Francis Levy | Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel
Francis Levy

"The International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations agency for information and communications technology, puts the number of broadband subs...