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Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling For Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's officially a holiday since tomorrow's the nation's birthday and all, but since this column took a vacation last week, we thought we'd better get ...

How Much You Need to Make to Rent a Home in U.S. Cities

SmartAsset.com | Posted 06.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
SmartAsset.com

In a growing number of cities, a significant portion of the population spends 40% or even 50% of income on rent alone. Indeed, SmartAsset's analysis of rent data across the country found that in many places, a family would need to earn six figures to afford average market rents.

9 Unbelievable Trash-to-Treasure Triumphs

Hometalk | Posted 06.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

In 2009, the EPA reported that 9.9 million tons of household waste was made up of discarded furniture, a number that has only grown in the past 6 years. But what most people see as trash, these 9 DIYers see as raw material

Friday Talking Points -- Racist Domestic Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a rollercoaster week in the political world, beginning with Hillary Clinton shifting the gears of her campaign by holding her first big rally, which was immediately followed by the man we're going to call "Jeb! Bush!" finally officially announcing his own candidacy.

Captain Pope on the Titanic

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Pope, by the way, is not bringing religion to the debate; he is simply acknowledging that the science is overwhelming and compelling, and given that, there is a moral obligation to act.

Friday Talking Points -- Bernie Sanders Shows Democrats What 'Family Values' Should Mean

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Trade deals are one subject (one of the very few left) which do not break down on party line. Both the Republicans and the Democrats are split over the issue, so it's not a repeat of the usual partisan battle lines. But it is a clear defeat for Obama, who lobbied hard to very little effect.

The 10 Best Things About House Sitting

Jeff Lee | Posted 06.12.2015 | Travel
Jeff Lee

From the home owners themselves to their friends, neighbors and locals, the relationships you form will last a lifetime.

Will TPP Kill the Post Office?

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Will TPP enable the privatizers to declare things like our beloved U.S. Postal Service, schools and roads to be "commercial activity" that competes with private companies? How about our parks, libraries, public pensions and other public services?

The Foreign Policy Candidates: Lindsey Graham and Lincoln Chafee

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We continue our running series of taking a serious look at all the announced candidates for president with two new entries this week. Republican Lindsey Graham made his formal announcement, and Democrat Lincoln Chafee is also set to announce his candidacy.

She Pours Coke Into Her Toilet -- You're Going To Freak Out When You See This

LittleThings.com | Posted 06.01.2015 | HuffPost Home
LittleThings.com

Cleaning the toilet is one of the most dreaded household tasks. There's nothing glamorous about it, but if you use Coke, it'll turn the messy chore into a simple task.

Friday Talking Points -- Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?

Friday Talking Points -- Spinning Straw (Polls) Into Gold

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's one of those rare weeks in Washington where Congress deigns to actually do their job and vote on some stuff... before lapsing back into their default status, which is of course: "taking weeks and weeks off, on vacation."

Does A House Have A Soul?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bil Hitchcock

Does a house have a soul? Yesterday my mom closed on this house in Montgomery, AL...a home she and Daddy, along with a lot of young children and in...

3 Natural Ingredients That Clean (Almost) Anything in Your House

Trulia | Posted 05.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

What includes a sprig of mint, a twist of citrus, and packs a real punch in every room of the house? Here's a hint: It's better suited to a spray bottle than a cocktail glass.

Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.

Detroit Techno Pioneer Kevin Saunderson Speaks of Inspiration With ORIGIN's Curated Stage at Detroit's Movement Festival

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.14.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Recently, I was able to chat with Saunderson about the ORIGIN's stage and how collaboration is important to progress in music.

Electronic Music Artist Fort Romeau to Play Movement Festival, New Album Out Now on Ghostly International

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.13.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

There's an emotive vivaciousness about the music of Mike Greene, better known as Fort Romeau. Still a fresh face in the electronic music realms, the London-based DJ-producer is an old soul when it comes to the passion behind his music endeavors.

The 15 Emotional Stages Of Buying Your First Home

Posted 05.13.2015 | HuffPost Home

You’ll make some pretty big purchases throughout your life; like a college education, your first car or that fancy wedding reception you always want...

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.

Kate Sheppard

This Is What Happens When You Elect Climate Change Deniers

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scientists are balking at major cuts to NASA's budget that the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved last week, cuts...

Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.

The Pros and Cons of Decluttering Your Home Using Marie Kondo's 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up'

Lori Rochino | Posted 06.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
Lori Rochino

Time magazine calls bestselling author Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up the declutter bible for 2015. Using her last and first name, Kondo developed her "KonMari Method" for transforming her clients' lives by helping them clear their homes, find what "sparks joy" and live the lives they want.

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

A Hollywood Home: Eclectic Dining Room Reveal

Mr. Kate | Posted 05.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

It was previously painted an "eww" persimmon color, with no light fixtures, so we refreshed with 1920s-appropriate white -- Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White CC-20, to be exact -- and added an amazing, midcentury-inspired chandelier, contrasting sconces and all kinds of decor for a vintage, eclectic look that Tyler loves!

Friday Talking Points -- Chasing The Scooby Van

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Strange but true, the "Scooby van" is now part of our political lexicon. Hillary Clinton herself is apparently to blame for this one, as this was the playful name she came up with for the van she used to get from New York to Iowa this week.