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Why Journalists Should Fear Social Media

Brian Hanley | Posted 10.24.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

Digital media as we know it is proving incompatible with our linear worldview. Our online experience no longer resembles the finite story that drives our lives.

#ShareaCondom Campaign Proves (Safe) Sex Sells

Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens | Posted 10.23.2014 | Comedy
Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens

Educators, parents, and condom manufacturers have worked to make safe sex appealing to young people for decades with minimal success - until now. Shadowing Coke's marketing tactic, Poke's "#ShareaCondom" campaign is enjoying similar success while also preventing unplanned pregnancy and STDs.

Romancing The Screen: Why My Husband And I Write Our #Lovestory

Laurie Davis | Posted 10.23.2014 | Technology
Laurie Davis

Some people fall in love at first sight. For me, it was first tweet.

Young People Use Gorgeous Instagram Pics To Show There's More To Haiti Than Poverty

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

If you ask Paola Mathé, Instagram isn't just for shameless selfies and pics of delicious foods -- it's a great way to change negative perceptions of ...

The Pursuit of 'Real' Beauty

Yasmine Al-Sayyad | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Yasmine Al-Sayyad

We are much more ready to have average men posing for underwear ads than we are to have average men figure skate, style our hair, or even do ballet. But I don't want the average man to pose for underwear the same way I would not want him to do ballet.

When Food Hurts

Aliza Polkes | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Aliza Polkes

I have healed. My jaw works, I can chew, and the pain is gone. Food has, once again, become a source of happiness, entertainment, and togetherness in my life. But I will never forget those early post-op weeks.

The Only Thing Shocking About Glamour's Body Image Survey

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I admit that it would be nice to pin our body image hang-ups to one dartboard. It would be super keen if we could lay blame at the feet of the music industry, our seventh grade gym teacher or the guy (and let's face it, it was totally a dude) who invented the tube top.

Social Media Is Dead

Beverly Macy | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Beverly Macy

Actually, social media is slowly morphing into Digital Media -- an umbrella that covers Social, Mobile, Web, Games, and Apps.

Why Runners Can't Stop Talking About Themselves

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

We love to share our running goals and achievements in hopes of finding encouragement along the way, or possibly inspiring others to chase their own dreams. Nothing shines brighter on the mantel of running rewards than the marathon finisher's medal.

Navy Blue Is The New Black

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 10.20.2014 | Style

Now that we're solidly into fall that means that winter is just around the corner. But you know what that means -- winter colors! No more summer brig...

This Handsome Rescue Pup And His Hunky Crew Are Out To Steal Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.16.2014 | Good News

This photogenic pup can really work the camera, and probably gets some tips from his posse. Rincon, a stray dog from Puerto Rico, was rescued by m...

Crazy-Talented Cartoonist Will Turn Your Selfies Into Instant Art

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.16.2014 | Teen

Sixteen-year-old Hayley Connolly's Instagram (@oxtlxnes) doesn't contain your typical selfies, beach sunsets or pictures of dessert. Instead, the teen...

How to Triple Your Growth Rate on Twitter in Just a Few Minutes a Day

Sherman Lee | Posted 10.17.2014 | Small Business
Sherman Lee

After running experiments and analyzing the data, we've tracked down the perfect formula to grow an engaged audience without sacrificing too much of your valuable time or money. Here's what we found.

An Instagram Post Gave This Teen His Eyesight Back

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.16.2014 | Teen

When North Carolina teen Jon Dase was diagnosed with keratoconus, a rare eyesight condition that can cause blindness, he feared he'd have to give up h...

Instagram Food Photography and the Search For Meaning: Part II

Aliza Polkes | Posted 10.15.2014 | New York
Aliza Polkes

Food, for those lucky enough to have it in abundance, (and that's an entirely separate conversation) is more than just nourishment; it is, for some, an all-encompassing way of life. For these Food-stagramers, it is a form of self-expression.

LOOK: This Trans Man Opens Up To The World About His Transition By Using Instagram

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What does it mean to not only identify as transgender, but to document your transition for the world to see? This is the journey of one transgender...

What Happens When Kids Make Mistakes Online: A Story Of Social Media Frenemies

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

The addition of technology to the mix, however, instantly changed that sleepover from a night young girls could remember fondly to an evening that Hailey would forever regret.

Instagram Food Photography and the Search for Meaning

Aliza Polkes | Posted 10.14.2014 | New York
Aliza Polkes

Over the past several months, I have unwittingly embarked upon an extremely topical social experiment. I have become, I wincingly admit, an Instagram food photographer.

Here's What It Really Looks Like To Be An NBA Rookie

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 10.14.2014 | Sports

When it comes to living the dream in 2014, you'd be hard-pressed to find better examples than those NBA rookies on the verge of their first season. Co...

The Golden Age of YouTube?

Jim Monroe | Posted 10.13.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

Almost without exception, today's Internet stars come from outside the Hollywood farm system. They are kids, mostly, who have figured out how to make 140 characters and six-second videos wildly entertaining.

Interview With Social Media Advertising Strategist, Daniel Reed

Christina Scribner | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Christina Scribner

As a club promoter in Baltimore, Daniel Reed quickly learned how powerful of a marketing tool social media can be. After reaching out to his thousands of followers on various sites, he saw dance floors become more crowded than they had ever been before.

Hashtags Are the New Jingle!

Jeff Pulver | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Jeff Pulver

I have spent the year obsessed with Instagram and have learned a lot about how hashtags are used for listening, connecting, sharing and engaging inside of Instagram.

The Hat Everyone And Their Mother Wears

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 10.12.2014 | Style

We all know by now that everyone on Instagram is infatuated with the fall season and all things that come with it, including coffee. Next up? Wide-bri...

These Photos Remind Us How Awesome Fall Can Be

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green

Fall is finally in full swing, bringing vibrant colors and cooler weather to much of the United States. In the spirit of all things autumn, we asked y...

Why I'm Anti-Social Media

Carrie Kirk | Posted 10.09.2014 | College
Carrie Kirk

A few weeks ago, I deleted all social media apps. Honestly, I think it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have noticed that I spend more time reading, enjoying the scenery on my walk to class, or just simply talking to my friends.