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Here's What The Internet Could Look Like In 2025

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology

Charlie Chaplin once said that cinema was just a fad. In 1936, The New York Times wrote that a "rocket will never be able to leave the Earth's atmosph...

5 Tips for Thriving As a Breadwinning Mom

Jennifer Owens | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

Did the 5.1 million partnered breadwinning moms plan on being their family's primary earner? (I didn't.) Do they find it stressful? (I do.) What impact has it had on other parts of their lives, like housekeeping and parenting? (Not a lot, I'd say.)

Jaweed Kaleem

There May Be No 'Pope Francis Effect' After All

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion

Despite widely reported anecdotes of lapsed Catholics returning to the pews, growth in Mass attendance and renewed interest in the Roman Catholic Chur...

Elise Foley

Poll Shows HUGE Support For Legalizing Undocumented

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While most Americans think undocumented immigrants should get a chance to become legal residents, they're split on whether a recent upti...

Non-Profits and Social Media: 3 Steps to Defining Your Audience

Tulani Elisa | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Tulani Elisa

An understanding of your audience should drive your entire social strategy. It will help you determine your goals, messaging and tone, and help give a better understanding of social analytics.

Online Voter Registration: Improving Access to Voting

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Secure online voter registration is a crucial, common sense step in modernizing our nation's voting system, and we're committed to making sure it is available to all eligible voters.

Technology: Friend or Foe for Your Dating Life

Jess Carbino | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Jess Carbino

The effects of technology, however, are not equally distributed across couples. For younger individuals between the ages of 18 to 29, technology appears to have a more pronounced effect. Technology for young adults appears to be both a friend and foe for their relationships.

Leveraging Mobile Technology for Improved Public Health: Empowering Communities With Increased Access and Connectivity

Dr. Garth Graham | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Dr. Garth Graham

Health care organizations, regional hospitals and grassroots intervention programs across the country are already experimenting with ways to leverage mobile technology to impact public health.

Fewer Americans Than Ever Think They're Middle-Class

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Business

As President Obama takes the stage Tuesday night to deliver his State of the Union address, he may want to be wary of appealing to the middle class, t...

A Big Win For Morning Shows

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.28.2014 | Media

Waking up early to catch the local morning shows might be back in style. A new study by the Pew Research Center on local TV audiences for morning s...

Most Republicans Say Government Aid To The Poor Does 'More Harm Than Good'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Americans across both parties see a growing chasm between the wealthiest and the rest of the country, according to a Pew Research/USA Today poll relea...

The Finger-Pointing Caucus: Rich Congress, Poor Americans

Margie Omero | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Predictably, recent celebrations of the anniversary of the War on Poverty, votes to extend unemployment insurance, discussions of a minimum wage hike,...

Worrying Trends in the World of Religious Liberty

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

The new report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project highlights a number of troubling trends that should concern anyone -- whether private citizen or public official.

Which Country Is The Most Forgiving Of Infidelity?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce

When it comes to extra-marital affairs, the French are the most forgiving nation in the world, according to a recent study. The U.S., however, is stil...

Global Religious Violence Reaches New High

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) – Violence and discrimination against religious groups by governments and rival faiths have reached new highs in all regions of the world ...

Guess Who Doesn't Care About Chris Christie's Bridge Scandal

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

While the media may be hung up on the New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) bridge scandal, the public at large appears to have other things on its mind....

Do YOU Know Who This Man Is?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Need proof that nightly news viewership is on a downward spiral? 53 percent of Americans surveyed by Pew Research Center in August could not identify ...

Are Americans Feeling More Isolationist?

Ali Wyne | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Ali Wyne

Whatever one's judgment, Americans appear to have concluded that a foreign-policy reorientation is in order; in this case, however, reorientation doesn't equal retrenchment.

Surprising Number Of Americans Still Don't Believe In Evolution

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

One in three Americans doesn't believe in evolution, according to new survey results from the Pew Research Center. The results, released Monday in ...

Notable Shifts In Social Issues That Happened In 2013

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The year 2013 ushered in a number of data milestones in American public opinion. Here is a sampling reported by the Pew Research Center: Same...

Christian Tolerance: American Evangelists and the Right of Free Speech

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion
Steven Kurlander

In 2013, we have reached a point in our national dialogue where basically anyone who knows how to tweet can sound off without discretion. Sadly, individuals like Robertson, once nobodies and certainly nothing more than reality-show celebrities, now take center stage in American life.

The Case For Dating Shiksas: Why One Gay Jewish Woman Dates Outside of the Tribe

J.E. Reich | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J.E. Reich

No matter which way you put it on paper, it is related to the same course of logic that was used fifty years ago to ban interracial dating. The rhetoric of "stick to your own kind" vis-a-vis Jewish dating isn't exactly bigotry, but it isn't quite not.

Jaweed Kaleem

Surprising Number Of Americans Celebrate Christmas But Don't Believe In It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.18.2013 | Religion

As the center of the biggest commercial season in the U.S., it's no surprise that a majority of Americans -- Christian or not -- observe Christmas. ...

White Men and Their Guns

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions in our national gun control debate. The issue is not whether we should have gun control laws in this country -- or what they should be.

Swarthmore College and the Need for Jewish Unity

Aryeh Younger | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion
Aryeh Younger

Freedom of speech, however, is an essential belief to most Americans, Jewish or not. The very thought of political censorship is enough to turn certain people away from Hillel -- and perhaps even from religion entirely.