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Triangulation of Cyber Security, Social Media + You.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 03.05.2015 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

BAM! There it is. Right in your face one morning when you check your social feed as news. That nasty little something that someone, a bot, or ...

Safety for Women and Girls: Protection Strategies for a Healthful World

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

Safety is not linear; to ensure that a clinic can cope with a medical emergency such as the Ebola crisis and continue to handle routine care requires substantial strengthening of an entire health system.

How Safe Is Abortion?

David A. Grimes | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women
David A. Grimes

Abortion opponents routinely claim that abortion is unsafe. They do this by cherry-picking studies, citing obsolete literature, extrapolating inappropriately and misinterpreting results.

9 Ways To Get Over Your Fear Of Flying

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Feeling stressed about a trip? Follow these expert tips for easing your fear of flying. If you become an anxious mess every time you board a plane, you're not alone. "It's a fear that's particularly difficult to tackle because we need repetition to overcome our fears," says Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Airline Shortcomings as an Indicator of Progress

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.27.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Two U.S. airlines made headlines on Wednesday; Dallas based-Southwest Airlines generated ink when it reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that it failed to do required rudder inspections on 128 of its Boeing 737s.

Women and Self-Defense

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Miri Ben-Ari

As International Women's day approaches, here is my conversation with Karl Romain on this subject with some insights for the ladies out there that would like to be able to defend themselves...

In the Event of a Water Landing

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

According to a recent study, passenger satisfaction with airline service rose for the first time in many years. Mine didn't. My complaints are many, b...

Are Digital Schools the Wave of the Future?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 02.20.2015 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

Virtual schools are operative in 26 states in the country, and digital learning encompasses fully online schools, supplemental online courses and schools that have integrated digital content and tools into their existing instructional setup.

Six Thoughts on Guns and Freedom

Peter Schwartz | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

With the NRA now publicizing its 2015 annual meeting in Nashville, it seems like a good time to revisit last year's frenzied, speaking-in-tongues tent revival, along with some of the ideas on the relationship between guns and freedom prompted by NRA nuttiness.

11 Ways To Stay Safe While Running Outside This Winter

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Once winter strikes, it's not too difficult to convince the majority of exercisers to take their sweat sessions indoors. In fact, finding the motivati...

Get Your Safety Freak On

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 02.07.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Everyone thinks their parents grew up in the Stone Age but most kids today would be shocked if they knew the details of how their parents were raised. It's amazing any of us survived childhood after drinking water out of the kitchen faucet, the garden hose and the local pond.

Parenting in the Digital Era

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 02.06.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

As James Baldwin said, "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." If parental digital illiteracy can cause one type of problems to children, parental overindulgence in technology can raise a completely different set of equally serious issues.

The Nationwide Superbowl Ad: Why the Topic Is Important to Everyone

Kate Carr | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

Let's use this moment as an opportunity to talk about the things we can do so that kids can grow up to do big things.

Antarctica: To the White Continent by Ice-Blue Sea

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

We are on a bus, which is carrying us to a port, where we will load up a ship. Nothing unusual about that. Nothing strange, except for our fat wool hats, our puffy penguin-y parkas, our knee-high insulated boots. Nothing weird but where we are: Punta Arenas at the southernmost tip of Chile. And where we are going: to the isolated, ice-walled bottom of the world.

Warning To All Parents: The Lost Dog Lure in Abductions and My Close Shave

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Immediately, my daughter sensed something weird about the guy, but being an animal lover and a good Samaritan, she wanted to help.

J-Schools Must Include Safety Courses in Curricula

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.02.2015 | 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."

The Snow Globe Effect and Cinematic Immunity

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

The tragic death of actor and fitness guru, Greg Plitt has compelled me to write. Let me first offer my sincerest condolences to his family, friends ...

Child Bride

Hana Malik | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Hana Malik

I heard crunching on the gravel. I stopped playing with my doll and peeked around the corner of the house. A man who looked to be my father's friend walked towards the front door. He was tall and dark. I didn't know we were expecting a visitor today.

MLK's Dream Starts at Home

Cristina Tzintzún | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Cristina Tzintzún

By standing with Memphis sanitation workers and calling on the city to treat these black workers with dignity and respect, MLK taught us that racial and economic justice are intrinsically linked. That lesson inspires me today, because 47 years later, the fight isn't over for black and Latino workers.

Thank You, UVA

Elaine Williams | Posted 01.14.2015 | College
Elaine Williams

We have to clean up our speaking. We have to clean up our advertising that objectifies women and men. We have to stop using phrases like: "Well, it's tradition."

Understanding the Misunderstanding; The Use of Weapons in Filming Carries With it Inherent Danger

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

One would think that in jaded, old Hollywood, home to a thousand movie productions, people would be able to differentiate between real life and make-believe, in filming. But guess what? "People" would be wrong.

New England Patriots Had a Safer Option in the Last Seconds of Playoff Game

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 01.13.2015 | Sports
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Though a Pats fan dare not criticize beloved Bill, we hate to say that an end zone catch could have proven fatal for New England's prospects for the Super Bowl. Monday Morning quarterbacking is so much easier!

'Guerrilla' Filmmaking is Inherently Risky

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 03.02.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

First of all, what is "Guerrilla" filmmaking? The dictionary defines it as "activities of an impromptu nature attempted without official authorization." The word "impromptu" in the context of student filmmaking is slightly misleading.

5 Crucial Holiday Safety Tips You're Probably Overlooking

Hometalk | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Take extra precautions with turkey fryers (be sure the oil used to fry the turkey is the right temperature and always fry outside, in a well-ventilated area.) Don't use water to extinguish a grease fire -- instead, douse the fire with baking soda.

Top 5 Safety Tips for the Solo Female Expat

Amanda Walkins | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Solo female travelers have a plethora of information and advice available to them through a simple online search. But what about those single ladies looking to move somewhere new rather than simply passing through?