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Shakespeare's Syphilis And 9 Other Author Ailments

John J. Ross, M.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Home
John J. Ross, M.D.

The honors list of English literature is a roll call of dysfunction. Coleridge was a dope fiend, Joyce and Faulkner were high-functioning drunks, Sylvia Plath a hot bipolar mess. The epic social ineptitude of Swift, Milton, and Emily Brontë is suspicious for what we would now call Asperger's syndrome.

The New Post 50 Superhero: Invisible Woman

Donna Highfill | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Some of my female friends had warned me that when they hit their 50s, a cloak of invisibility descended upon them and men began to stare through them. I refused to believe them. I mentioned women like Raquel Welch and Sophia Loren in my defense. Then I looked in a mirror and realized that I didn't look like Raquel or Sophia even when I peaked at 17.

'DWTS' Recap: Carrie Ann Takes A Tumble

Brenna Weingus | Posted 10.23.2012 | TV
Brenna Weingus

The performances were not the highlight of the latest episode of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars." Instead, it was judge Carrie Ann Inaba's literal fall for Gilles Marini's rumba. But was it worthy of such an over-the-top reaction?

Adopt A Shelter Dog. It Could Save Your Life.

Marlo Thomas | Posted 12.23.2012 | Home
Marlo Thomas

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and we found so many inspiring stories of adopted shelter dogs that have done amazing things -- from saving lives to detecting cancer -- that we decided to put together a collection of stories.

PHOTOS: 10 Grossest Things In America

Richard Faulk | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home
Richard Faulk

Who can deny the dark appeal of the gross?

'My Earliest Memory Is Of My Mother's Therapy'

Benjamin Anastas | Posted 12.22.2012 | Home
Benjamin Anastas

There's a memory I have, the earliest on the playlist that's determined who I am. It's always had a special power over me, even if I've never understood why that is, or what the memory means.

PHOTOS: Berlin's Best Budget Hotels

Oyster | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Oyster

All of this would come at a high price in any other city, but Berlin is one of the most affordable destinations in Europe.

PHOTOS: The All-Consuming Wonder Of Iguaçu Falls

Richard Bangs | Posted 10.23.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Here at Iguaçu, fluid beauty and violence collide.

PHOTOS: Eating Local In Asia

AFAR | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
AFAR

AFAR Deputy Editor Jen Murphy takes a culinary tour of Asia's streets.

PHOTOS: Capturing Spring In Australia's Historic Wine Region

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

At this time of year in the U.S., the sunlight suddenly seems less vibrant, summer fruits give way to root vegetables in farmers markets, and it feels as if the holidays and winter's chill are just around the corner. Don't you wish you could step into a time machine and head back to spring, with the first splash of green and the promise of summer? That's what we've done for the past few winters, while researching our book, "Wines of the Southern Hemisphere," and there really is something special about springtime in the Barossa.

PHOTOS: European Bars For The Study Abroad Budget

Party Earth | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Party Earth

While studying abroad may feel like an extended vacation most of the time, one thing is most certainly not luxurious about the experience: your ever-tightening budget.

PHOTOS: Bar Hopping Like A Politician In D.C.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Whether you're voting for Obama or Romney, these are the Washington, D.C., hot spots where you can drink like a politician -- and maybe even spot a few in action.

Why 'Revolution' Is A Hit (And Why It Still Has A Problem)

Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.22.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Whatever you want to say about "Revolution's" flaws (and this earnest show has one huge stumbling block), there's no doubt that it's successfully avoiding a number of traps and pitfalls in its quest to help NBC keep the lights on.

6 Baby Products You Really Don't Need

The Stir | Posted 12.22.2012 | Parents
The Stir

The truth is, you need very little to raise a child, and most of these products marketed to parents are useless at best, no matter how much they make you want them.

Open Letter To Rev. Billy Graham

Timothy Beal | Posted 12.22.2012 | Religion
Timothy Beal

It truly pains me to call you out on your decision to be party to this ad. You are allowing your voice, your face, indeed your "brand," to be leveraged for a political cause that is beneath you.

The World's 6 Scariest Restaurants

Food Republic | Posted 12.22.2012 | Taste
Food Republic

The cult of extreme eating -- be it a dinner date with KFC's Double Down or following the path of Andrew Zimmern -- has become surprisingly mainstream.

WATCH: Bruno Mars Hosts SNL, From Drag Teen Diva To Yeti Fighter

Posted 10.22.2012 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez Can Bruno Mars really do it all? Judging from his performance hosting Saturday Night Live, the answer is an absolute YES! Our ...

'Field Of Dreams' Development: If You Save It, They Will Come

Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Madeline Boardman

It was the summer of 1997. Bill Clinton was president, Hanson was everything, and I was seven years old. My family was on a seemingly endless road trip throughout the Midwest and that August day we were in Iowa.

Can A Debate On Foreign Policy Ignore Global Warming?

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Bob Schieffer, the chief Washington correspondent for CBS News and the moderator of this evening's affair, has an opportunity to force the candidates to speak to the issue on the record. If that doesn't happen, and climate change goes unmentioned, it will be the first time in nearly two decades of presidential debates that the topic has been ignored.

Why Wearing A 'Uniform' Everyday Has Simplified My Life

Simone Kitchens | Posted 12.18.2012 | Style
Simone Kitchens

I wear the same thing every day. Sort of.

Why Nate Berkus Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

Nate Berkus | Posted 12.22.2012 | HuffPost Home
Nate Berkus

Because what goes on around you at home is really what matters most.

'Happy Endings' + 'Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23' = Comedy Bliss

Denette Wilford | Posted 12.22.2012 | TV
Denette Wilford

'Happy Endings' and 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' may be the alphabet net's most outrageous comedies, and teaming them up was ingenious.

'We Were Unable To Fathom That Life Could One Day Turn Fragile'

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 12.22.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

As live-for-the-moment eighth graders, Ellen and I were unable to fathom that life could one day turn fragile.

The Word Obama Needs To STOP Using So Much

Zoë Triska | Posted 12.22.2012 | Home
Zoë Triska

But you know what else I noticed? President Obama uses the word "folks" extremely often, maybe too often. He used the word "folks" 17 times in total. Romney used it three times; moderator Candy Crawley used it five.

Have You No Style Of Your Own?

Christina Anderson | Posted 12.21.2012 | Style
Christina Anderson

What happened to the old Kim? We certainly know what happened to her old clothes.