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'Black Lives Matter' Protesters Interrupt Capitol Hill Lunch

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Protesters interrupted lunch in a Capitol Hill cafeteria Wednesday, holding a "die-in" to honor Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager...

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Patrick Harten, Air-Traffic Controller

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Patrick Harten, Air-Traffic Controller Harten might not be as famous as Chesley Sullenberger, but as the lead air-traffic controller on duty durin...

The Art of Pursuing Your Dreams

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

Her story shows people that you can live your childhood dreams through dedication and hard work. In the same breath, you can use your dream career to influence your community in a positive manner.

The Year of the Art Film: What We Learned on the Silver Screen in 2014

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

The one thing that is clear, people are dissatisfied with the status quo and starving for invigorating art. The best movies of the year were about struggling to produce art in a world that doesn't put much value in it.

Friday Talking Points -- Nous Sommes Charlie Hebdo

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Je suis Charlie Hebdo. In fact, let's go even further: Nous sommes Charlie Hebdo. Because we are all Charlie, this week. However, most of the American media cravenly allowed the terrorists to dictate their editorial policy this week, which is truly disappointing.

What Happened When I Spent a Year on Tinder

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

This message is about effort, and the dreams that can come true as a result. And it's a bit about Tinder and how even a dating site notorious for hookups can lead you on a path that makes you feel like Tinderella.

My Top Ten 'Top Ten Critics List' Critic's List

John K. Herr | Posted 12.28.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

It's the end of the year, which means endless end-of-the-year lists, especially for TV shows. And I didn't watch TV this year. Seriously. I cut the cable cord in 2008. Yes, I am superior to you, thanks for asking.

Is Your Boo A Cheapskate? Here's What People Actually Spend On Their Significant Other's Gifts

Posted 01.07.2015 | Money

So you’ve finally managed to convince someone to spend significant amounts of time with you during the holidays -- congratulations! -- but now comes...

How to Claim Your Inner Creativity

Faisal Hoque | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Mindfulness helps us see the ways in which our actions aren't in correlation with ideals we have about ourselves, and in this way it helps us become more aware of our own interior states, which leads to being more empathetic for others and more authentic.

Booked for the Evening Gala: Newark Public Library

Madinah James | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Madinah James

During a brisk October evening this past fall in downtown Newark, NJ, guests came out to attend a fundraising benefit for The Newark Public Library entitled "Booked For The Evening" and to celebrate The Library's 125th Anniversary as one of the city's premiere educational and cultural public institutions.

Why Being Good At My Job Makes Me Bad At Dating

Jamie Silverman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

Last time I checked, people in relationships, whether new or established, want to see their partners. This phenomenon can be nearly impossible while juggling work deadlines.

Young Global Leader Nabs Harvard Master's Degree... at 16

Jim Luce | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

Living with her father in Tennessee, Eugenie has pushed the envelope of long-distance learning from her rural bedroom. For her academic audacity and global vision, Eugenie will be awarded Luce Leader 2015 of the J. Luce Foundation at a special reception.

I Did It Their Way!

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I've come to learn even more these days that our greatest successes, achievements, and desires flow smoothly when we put the comfort and happiness of those around us ahead of our own wants and desires.

Tony Robbins Shares 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free

Jared Kleinert | Posted 01.21.2015 | Teen
Jared Kleinert

After listening to the interview, I wanted to share with you some of my biggest takeaways from the conversation because when Tony Robbins shares his 7 simple steps to financial freedom you should listen.

Activist Comics: Public Financing

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

Elections are in the public interest, designating the propriety of public works, impacting every single member of the public -- so therefore we must have public financing for campaigns. When the candidate with the most money wins over 90 percent of the time, it's not an election, it's a rich kid's birthday party.

Activist Comics: Compulsory Voting

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

No more registering when we should not have to, no more collecting our taxes without each taxpayer having a say in how they are spent. (And yes, you could still write in your own gag candidate of choice, be it Grumpy Cat, Homer Simpson or Lyndon Larouche.)

Boost the Passion in Your Relationship With These 5 Steps

Dougall Fraser | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Dougall Fraser

Although the stability and love of a committed relationship is wonderful, do not make the mistake of underestimating the importance of relationship maintenance. Here are five key ideas to ensure your continued growth and connection with your love in the most passionate ways possible.

Redefining Disability

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Mallory Weggemann

Disability. It is an interesting word and one that many of us feel we cannot relate to. For nearly 19 years of my life, I was never classified as someone with a disability, until one day, in literally a split second everything I knew changed and I was now classified as an individual with a physical disability.

Gratitude: It's Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

Carol Bysiek | Posted 01.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Bysiek

Cultivating gratitude is good for you, emotionally AND physically. Best of all, you don't have to look far to find it. Most of us miss a dozen opportunities to feel gratitude before our feet hit the floor in the morning. No matter your style, there are ways to blend this important perspective into your life every day.

AOL Latest Tech Company to Cut Ties With ALEC

Nick Surgey | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Nick Surgey

Following renewed public concern about climate change, ALEC's corporate funders appear increasingly unwilling to be publicly associated with the group.

When The Attraction Isn't So Mutual

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Andrew Gelwicks

I began to appreciate that I didn't really know Perfect Paul. Yet I had handed over to him tremendous power -- the power to make me feel powerless. I had reduced myself to an article of merchandise and, in turn, him as well.

Going Against the Flow: Kellee Khalil, CEO & Founder of Lover.ly

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.03.2015 | Weddings
Charu Sharma

Kellee Khalil is Founder & CEO at Loverly, World's first bridal search engine. An Entrepreneurial Studies Graduate from USC, Kellee started the compan...

VIDEO: For News Video, Go Long: HuffPost Live's Roy Sekoff

Andy Plesser | Posted 01.03.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

"The average video being watched on mobile devices is getting longer,"HuffPost live president and co-creator Roy Sekoff tells Beet.TV in this video interview.

Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 01.01.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.

¡Marhaba! Presentamos el 'HuffPost' Marruecos

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.27.2014 | Spain
Arianna Huffington

En el HuffPost Marruecos contaremos historias que de verdad importan y ayudaremos a la gente a contar las suyas propias a través de la palabra, la imagen y el vídeo. Habrá temas sobre la corrupción, el aborto o el ébola. Y celebraremos unas tradiciones y una cultura únicas.