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Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Which is what I value most about the film festival experience in general: the chance it offers to discover a film, a filmmaker, an actor -- the operative word being discover. That's less and less of a factor at this particular festival these days. Instead, it seems stacked with pre-sold titles.

The First Hasidic Rock Band

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Dressed as their religion dictates, they set up their own equipment, they had no roadies, and from what I understand they couldn't play from sundown Friday to Saturdays because of the Sabbath.

Why I Would Always Adopt a Shelter Animal

Lisa LaFontaine | Posted 07.22.2014 | DC
Lisa LaFontaine

Adopting or acquiring an animal -- any animal -- is a lot of work, and it is a gamble. These two things are true every time. Before bringing a pet into your life, you have to be certain that you have the wherewithal, commitment, and maturity to rise and meet that challenge, now or later -- whatever it may be.

Governor Gets Personal While Explaining Plan To Help Undocumented Children

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) detailed Friday his plan to temporarily provide shelter to undocumented children who have illegally entered the U...

6 Ways Your Current Lifestyle May be Killing You, Regardless of What it Is

Reductress | Posted 08.03.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Whether you're a raw food junkie, an exercise junkie, or an actual junkie, here are six SHOCKING ways your lifestyle may be killing you, regardless of what it is.

More Domestic Violence Shelters Allowing Pets

AP | By JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenchi...

A Fair Exchange

Pam Townsend | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Pam Townsend

Such a decision can be painful almost beyond bearing, but when life has become a struggle rather than a celebration, it is also, I believe, the greatest gift we can give our animal companions... and the price we pay for their extraordinary gift to us: the gift of companionship.

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.

The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer: A Room

Amanda Andere | Posted 01.25.2014 | DC
Amanda Andere

With the holidays around the corner, I start getting questions from many volunteers about how they can help those in our community who are struggling....

I've Adopted You, You're Adorable, Now Behave!

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Those who urge you to clamp your puppy's mouth shut, throw objects or spray them in the face may mean well, but they are employing cruel, outdated punishments that serve to scare and not instruct your puppy.

IKEA Tackling Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact

IKEA is popping up in an unlikely location: a refugee camp on the savanna of Ethiopia. As part of an initiative to house Somali refugees, IKEA is ...

How Much Is Your Pet's Health Worth?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hodgson

Our lizard has brought forth a valuable lesson and one that opens other doors of financial consideration. Families need to have an open discussion, both with each other and with their veterinarians. There are many measures that can be taken to manage medical costs.

The Reason She Lives In A Shelter Should Make You Very Upset

Upworthy | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

When your only interaction with someone is asking them for extra barbecue sauce, it's all too easy to forget that they're human beings complete with h...

5 Quick Tests When Choosing a Rescue Dog or Puppy

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Is your schedule random or consistent? Is your home quiet or chaotic? You can test for these traits in an eight-week-old puppy with alarming accuracy.

Searching for a Dog... Rescue? Breeder? What's the Best Option?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

While nearly every dog comes programmed for a human connection, if these dogs have not been socialized to a given lifestyle, it will take a few weeks for them to feel comfortable with new routines.

Syria's Refugees: Born a Refugee

CARE | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
CARE

Thirty-year-old Manal's baby was born in Beirut two months ago. Manal says that she has never thought that her first baby would be born as a refugee; that he would not have a stable home, growing up surrounded by love and security. Manal and her baby are Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

WHOA: Surprising Photos From A 1960s Fallout Shelter

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 06.11.2013 | HuffPost Home

After buying an older home, it's possible to discover some forgotten treasures that the former owners left in their wake. But Woodland Hills, Californ...

When It Comes to Rescue, Should an Animal's Origins Matter?

Pam Townsend | Posted 03.30.2013 | DC
Pam Townsend

Animals rescued from puppy mills, hoarding situations or natural disasters generate more public attention than those picked up as strays or dumped like trash on an almost daily basis at local shelters in almost every county or municipality in every state in the nation.

No Room At the Inn: Despite Open Beds, D.C.'s Homeless Children Turned Away From Shelter

Matthew Fraidin | Posted 11.20.2012 | DC
Matthew Fraidin

Many D.C. families sleep in bus stations, abandoned buildings, laundromats and emergency rooms. With an extra $14 million in its budge, the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services has an easy choice to make.

Reality TV Starring Shelter Cats

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Of course, no remote-controlled toy can take the place of the love, security and permanency of a forever home. Hopefully, this remote-controlled device can play a role in helping more homeless kitties find adoptive families.

Frodo's Simple Living: Hobbit Holes as Tiny Homes (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Customers are using their hand-crafted structures as chicken coops (complete with distinctive rounded doors and windows), playhouses, garden sheds, backyard offices, yoga studios, meditation suites and guest cottages.

Watch: Airline Exec Builds Observation Tower Treehouse As Tiny Home in Redwoods

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

In this video we visit Fred Reid's West Sonoma "spiritual sanctuary" where Scott Constable takes us for a tour inside the second growth redwood grove and up above in the roughly 200 square foot rustic, crafted home.

How Designers Are Housing The World's Unsheltered Population

Lee Schneider | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Lee Schneider

Why does design matter and how can it help solve the world's biggest problems? Design is everywhere, so ubiquitous that you might not even notice it....

WATCH: We the Tiny House People: Documentary Trailer

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Kirsten Dirksen

I continue to discover people who aren't even aware of this movement: iving in shipping containers, houseboats, tool sheds, former pigeon coops and treehouses. These stripped-down shelters reveal for us the essence of home.

Dermot Mulroney Books New TV Gig

Posted 03.31.2012 | TV

Dermot Mulroney is getting "Enlightened"! Mulroney -- who is currently romancing Zooey Deschanel's character, Jess, in a guest arc on Fox's freshm...