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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 12.31.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

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 12.09.2014 | 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?

What Should An LGBTQ Person Do During The Holidays?

Joseph LoGiudice | Posted 12.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Joseph LoGiudice

Recently a colleague put me in touch with Orie Givens IV, the host of Queer Minded, to discuss issues that may be encountered by LGBTQ people during the holidays. Here are potential scenarios that could apply to you as an LGBTQ person during the holidays.

I'm So Glad This Animal Welfare Group Is Donating Children's Books to Domestic Violence Shelters

Jen Reeder | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

The other day I heard some news that made my heart do a happy dance: the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) recently donated picture books about pets to children in over 600 domestic violence shelters across the U.S.

'Tis the Season for Trampling: How to Stay Safe in Holiday Shopping Crowds

Davian Hoffman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Davian Hoffman

The 2014 holiday shopping season is upon us! Hooray? With media and advertisers bombarding us with "Black Friday" and "Small Business Saturday" and re...

Do Your Children Feel Emotionally Safe?

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

Instead of focusing on doing, our focus needs to be on being. We can help our children embrace who they are so that they trust themselves. And we can help them accept what is so that they more easily flow with the ups and downs of life.

Holiday Travel Checklist

Sam Dillinger | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Sam Dillinger

Tis the season for holiday travel! Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and that means a road trip to visit family and enjoy some great food. Shortly after will be Christmas and New Years, which will round out the holiday travel season.

A Message From the People of Egypt's South Sinai

Egyptian Streets | Posted 01.14.2015 | World
Egyptian Streets

The more the name of Sinai can be reclaimed and coupled with positive associations and the more things might begin to change for its local Bedouin communities, whose livelihoods and name have suffered through misinformed narratives about the Sinai for too long.

Innovative Rabbi Invents Home Intercom for 21st Century

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 01.13.2015 | Small Business
Rabbi Jason Miller

Rabbi Jonathan Frankel had no problem getting through rabbinical school at Yeshiva University or law school at Harvard. It was keeping track of his th...

For a Safe Time, Call AVP!

Sharon Stapel | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Sharon Stapel

At AVP we're all for people meeting up and hooking up online. But as we see the trends in how people are interacting change, we are also shifting our work to help folks stay safe in all situations. And sometimes hooking up online isn't safe.

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Knowledge about SIDS has come a long way in the past 20 years. We've discovered many ways to reduce the risk of SIDS -- primary among them placing babies to sleep on their backs.

9 Secrets to Staying Safe When Living Alone

GalTime | Posted 01.05.2015 | HuffPost Home

Living on your own for the first time is exciting. You can finally watch what you want on TV, decorate to reflect your personal style and come and go as you please.

Safely Living With Pets: Don't Let Your Pet Lick Your Face and Other Helpful Tips

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 01.04.2015 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Am I concerned that I may catch a disease from my pet? Yes, as a practicing veterinarian I am acutely aware of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, called zoonotic diseases.

On Denton's Upcoming Referendum for a Fracking Ban

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Najmedin Meshkati

On November 4 there will be a referendum on a fracking ban in Denton, TX. Regardless of the outcome, the impact of this unprecedented grassroots movement will transcend well beyond Denton's city limits and affect the future of the entire oil and gas fracking industry in the US.

That Cat Call Video (#Analysis & #Video #Response)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.30.2014 | New York
Jon Hotchkiss

By now everyone has seen that cat calling video, right? The one with the young woman in New York City who gets cat called about 100 times over the course of 10 hours while walking alone through various parts of New York City.

How To Stay Safe This Halloween | Posted 12.30.2014 | HuffPost Home

Fueled by candy and adrenaline, Halloween is one of the most dangerous days of the year. Whether you're transforming your home into a haunted house, or handing out candy, these quick tips can help ensure that your Halloween is havoc-free!

The Right to Feel Safe

Monique Villa | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Monique Villa

Ask a man about his number one priority when it comes to public transport. Most likely, he will say "speed." Ask a woman the same question and chances are that she will answer "safety."

Travel Tips for Scary Times

Lea Lane | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel
Lea Lane

To live fully we need to continue doing things we love, staying savvy, smart, safe -- and comfortable. Yes, there are dangers out there. But I try to put things in perspective and follow the sensible guidelines I created.