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Early-Stage Brain Research Key to Unlocking Huntington's Disease

Terre A. Constantine, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Terre A. Constantine, Ph.D.

It can take decades of research into a brain disorder before the concept of a new treatment is conceived by scientists. More research funding would help hasten the pace of this discovery. Today, the largest unmet need in science is our ability to fund even more promising research.

Overcoming the Fear of the Lion: A Courageous Film About Genetic Testing and Huntington's Disease

Kenneth P. Serbin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kenneth P. Serbin

Directed by Lucy Walker, the film explores a harrowing predicament: Researchers have developed a test for HD, but have not yet found a way to halt the progression of the disease. Understandably, because knowledge of the results is irreversible, the vast majority of non-symptomatic people shy away from testing.

Inside Huntington's

Lisa Genova | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Genova

The discovery of the genetic mutation for HD in 1993 made genetic screening possible, and so every generation within an HD family "at risk" is burdened with an incredibly complex question: Do you want to know if you will get HD?

Life With HD and a Dog Named Flo

RB Hackenberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
RB Hackenberg

As it turned out the most significant meeting was with the physical therapist, who, after a brief interview, showed us strength and balance exercises, and how to get up after a fall. But, her most important recommendation was: "Get a dog!"

The Note of Hope: Woody Guthrie Center Partners for Huntington's Awareness

Deana McCloud | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Deana McCloud

Guests who tour the Center often ask for more information about Huntington's Disease. Many struggle to find a comparable degenerative disorder to associate with Huntington's, but we encourage them to think of each disease as its own dreadful condition.

Confessions of a Cersei Lannister Lover

Larry Womack | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment
Larry Womack

I must see her do evil, and I must revel in it. All of the evil that can be done, I must see done by Cersei Lannister. I can't get enough. I am aware that this is an unpopular sentiment. Or, at least, it's an uncommon admission.

The 'Faith Militant' On 'Game Of Thrones' Were Inspired By A Real Religious Movement

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.28.2015 | Religion

If you know more than Jon Snow, you’ll know that religion in Westeros bears striking similarities to faith in the real world. Game of Thrones au...

The U.S. Just Charged A Bunch Of World Soccer Officials With Corruption. John Oliver Knew All Along.

Daniel Marans | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

On Wednesday, the U.S. extradited 14 top international soccer officials on federal corruption charges. But HBO's John Oliver had them dead to rights l...

Lauren Nukes and Brian Duck Bring a New Approach to the Agency World.

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Elizabeth Baudouin

The Cool Kids is a series documenting creative humans shaping present day society with their work and outlook.

'Game Of Thrones' Finally Gave Cersei What She Deserved

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment

A good "Game of Thrones" episode can be a lot of things. It can be one that triggers a powerful, emotional reaction for a beloved character, one that ...

Who Gives A Sh*t?

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Carine Fabius

A nefarious disease plagues our nation. With devastating efficiency, and in plain sight, it has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, yet we sit around scratching our bewildered heads at the debilitating social ills now unraveling the fabric of this nation, wondering How can this be?

Viewers Are Quitting 'Game Of Thrones' After That Controversial Scene

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment

"Game of Thrones" has chopped off heads, castrated characters and slaughtered them in wedding blood baths. But HBO tested the limits of many viewers w...

10 Things I Learned about Bessie

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I screened Bessie on HBO and here are 10 things I learned.

New Challenges to Pearson Teacher Certification Exams

Alan Singer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

The New York State Board of Regents has charged that Pearson's teacher certification exams lack adequate field-testing and proof of either reliability (consistent results) or validity (evidence they test skills they claim to test).

'Game Of Thrones' Did Something Very Awful To Sansa

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment

It finally happened, the awful Sansa Stark scene that we'd been expecting, speculating over and dreading for months. Sunday night's "Game of Thrones" ...

Killer Mike Doesn't Hold Back When It Comes To Bill O'Reilly

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.22.2015 | Comedy

Killer Mike appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday night and was very candid about his opinion of Bill O'Reilly. "I like Bill O'Reilly as ...

Queen Latifah Opens Up About Those Lesbian Love Scenes In 'Bessie'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices

On-screen love scenes, gay or straight, should not be a matter of controversy, according to Queen Latifah. Latifah spoke with BET about a same-sex ...

The New 'True Detective' Season 2 Trailer Is Crazy Intense

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment

"Sometimes your worst self is your best self," Vince Vaughn's Frank Semyon says in the latest "True Detective" trailer. While the first trailer for...

'Game Of Thrones' Star Talks About Sexuality On Hit Show And The Homoerotic Night's Watch

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Jon Snow might know nothing, but even the actor who plays him knows the Night's Watch is pretty homoerotic. Kit Harington appears on the cover of ...

Lilly Workneh

This Documentary Powerfully Explores Two Counties That Have Been Racially Divided For Years | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices

Photographer and filmmaker Gillian Laub's new documentary, “Southern Rites," is a powerful portrayal of how perceptions and politics have divided tw...

Jay Z Reportedly Bought Beyoncé A Dragon Egg From 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment

Watch out Daenerys Targaryen, another queen is in town and yes, she has dragons too. In "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke's cover issue of Harpe...

'Mad Men' & 'GoT' Had No Time For People With Poor Grammar Sunday Night

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment

One would normally assume that "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones" have little in common, aside from the fact that both are television dramas that air bac...

Here's Which 'Game Of Thrones' Character Snoop Dogg Would Smoke Weed With

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment

It's no surprise that Snoop Dogg is one of the biggest "Game of Thrones" fans outside of the Seven Kingdoms. He raps on the "Lannister's Anthem" on th...

"Funky Monkey" and Pearson Fail the Test

Alan Singer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

John Oliver nailed Pearson on his HBO Last Week Tonight show on Standardized Testing. If you have not seen it yet, clink the link and watch it. I laughed a lot but can't really say I enjoyed the show; it was too disturbing. It won't be funny until companies like Pearson are brought down.

Maureen Ryan

10 Shows That Changed The Way We Look At TV | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment

In 2005, "The Shield," "Deadwood," "Battlestar Galactica," "Rome" and the first incarnation of "Arrested Development" were all on the air. "Grey's Ana...