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4 New Trumps Shaking Fast Track's House Of (Trading) Cards

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Carl Pope

With these four new trump cards on the table, the odds against fast-track get better -- and almost certainly the next Presidential election will put the candidates of both parties to the test. Trade diplomacy's House of Cards looks ever shakier -- even if it doesn't topple in the next few months.

Faithful Shopper: Re-Cycle Your Fitness

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

It's spring at last, and time to get yourself in shape for summer. One of the great exercises around, that's particularly easy on the joints, is cycling.

The 33 Best Ramen Shops In America

Thrillist | Posted 06.09.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

Like a pot of pork bones, ramen's popularity has been simmering for a long time.

Lo-Fi Street Photography and Why I Love It

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet Whether analog or digital, I've been drawn to lo-fi photography for some time. I just love it. I like the p...

Do Latino Businesses Pander to White Customers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 04.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Now, the waiters and waitresses for our area were dressed casually, in jeans and polo shirts. The wait staff for the private party, however, was dressed, well, more colorfully.

Mottainai!

Peter Neill | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

All this conceptual language may translate to describe a new strategy for our relationship with the ocean: a place that reflects the outcome of our use, that respects and sustains the value of Nature, and that integrates and reconciles human needs and natural resources for the future of all mankind.

J-Schools Must Include Safety Courses in Curricula

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.04.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Both IFJ and UNESCO have been quite active in promoting the topic and have published guidebooks on how journalists can protect themselves in various scenarios that spell trouble. It's the belief that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

What Is Tataki? (VIDEO)

Ali Rosen | Posted 03.27.2015 | Taste
Ali Rosen

For those who can't decide between sushi and a medium rare steak, there's a way to have the best of both worlds. The Japanese dish tataki refers to a piece of meat or fish that is mostly raw but has a slight sear around the edges.

Haruki Murakami Is Here To Answer Your Questions

HuffPost Korea | Sae Hee Park | Posted 01.08.2015 | Books

Nine years after Haruki Murakami's last online exchanges with fans, Murakami’s publisher Shinchosa Co. has announced that they are planning to launc...

'Ohana No Ka Oi: Our All-American-Non-Religious Christmas Ritual

Bradley B. Onishi | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion
Bradley B. Onishi

'Ohana is a Hawaiian word that means family but includes the distant relatives with whom one shares important things. In the past, this would mean resources such as land and crops. Today it means something different, at least to us, or at least to me.

The Islamic State: Existential or Exaggerated Danger?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

The threat of IS may be exaggerated. But if effective action is not taken now, IS will become existential. And that threat will extend far beyond the Middle East.

10 Best Non-Sushi, Non-Ramen Japanese Restaurants In NYC

Caroline Phelps | Posted 12.23.2014 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

Here is a list of exceptionally good Japanese restaurants offering specialties other than the beloved sushi and ramen -- Itadakimasu!

Lost and (Surprisingly) Found: 75% Of Lost Cash Returned To Owners in Tokyo

Charli James | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Charli James

What's behind this Japanese propensity to turn things in instead of keeping them for themselves? Is Japan just an intrinsically moral country?

10 Things I Learned From Screening East Side Sushi

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I screened East Side Sushi at the Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival at the Opera Plaza in San Francisco and here are 10 things I learned.

How to Make Red Bean Ice Cream From Scratch

Food52 | Posted 11.01.2014 | Taste
Food52

This is easily one of the best ice creams I've made (or had!) to date.

The New Chipotle Is Here, In Pasta Form

Spoon University | Posted 08.24.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

Meet the brains behind Pasta Flyer, the new gluten-free pasta restaurant.

5 Things You Never Knew About Fortune Cookies

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.24.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

What's that difficult-to-identify flavor in there? And who thinks up all of those fortunes? It's time we answered these questions once and for all.

The Railway Man Starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman Will Take You on an Unforgettable Trip

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Starr

I thought, "Oh yet another prisoner of war film." In its stripped down raw simplicity that's true. But this film will transport you to the hellish inner sanctum of torture experiences like none other -- with an amazing surprise ending.

What the F*ck Is Pachinko?

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Pachinko is basically a tricked-out version of pinball, with the game play area mounted vertically in front of the player (so that pachinko junkies can keep at it longer than if they were hunched over a horizontal machine).

Meet Ultraman, The Weird Japanese Superhero Promoting Hawaii Tourism

James Cave | Posted 03.27.2014 | Travel

Apparently Japanese people aren’t visiting Hawaii like they used to. That's why Hawaii Tourism Japan is using the superhero Ultraman (Japan's Iron M...

Presidents Day, 2014

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Traditionally Presidents Day was Washington's birthday. It was celebrated as a public holiday on February 22 each year, in peace or in war. Seventy years ago it was FDR's task to remember his great predecessor.

6 Things Do in Tokyo When the Train Stops Running

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Just because the train left your broke ass in the dust doesn't mean the party is over. Photo by: luxtonnerre Instead of curling up in a corner and ...

Outsider Art in Paris During the FIAC

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Vivian Norris

Outsider Art is no longer on the fringe, but it still takes a special soul and wanting to see and understand to truly stand in front of these works and grasp what is often beyond straightforward aesthetic understanding.

Do You Speak A Second Language? HuffPost Wants To Hear From You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.26.2013 | College

HuffPost readers: Do you speak a second language? If so, we'd love to hear from you. We're currently looking to hear from college students, graduat...

Writer to Writer: A Conversation With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.24.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler is the best-selling author of two thriller series, one featuring John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American former soldier turned freelance assassin; and another featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven.