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Short Film Honors How Feminism Is Passed Down Between Generations

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.22.2017 | Women

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What wil...

Polling Methods Explain Why Donald Trump’s Approval Ratings Are All Over The Place

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 02.20.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have bounced around pretty wildly during his first four weeks in office. There has been a 36-point swing a...

Here's What People Really Thought About That Trump Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.20.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump’s often-combative press conference last Thursday raised quite a few questions ― among them, what sort of reaction, if any, ...

Most Americans Want Congress To Investigate Michael Flynn

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.20.2017 | Politics

Most Americans think the resignation of Michael Flynn as the White House national security adviser last week is worthy of a congressional investigatio...

New Poll Suggests 'Fake News' Has Almost No Meaning Anymore

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

Voters who supported President Donald Trump in last year’s election think most mainstream media reporting counts as fake news, according to a new po...

Both Parties Seem To Be Having A Change Of Heart About Federal Power

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

Democrats appear to have grown significantly warier about federal power since a Republican president took the White House, a new survey finds, while R...

The Sociology Of Casual Sexual Encounters With Lisa Wade

Sezin Koehler | Posted 02.13.2017 | Books
Sezin Koehler

What do the Industrial Revolution, the Roaring Twenties, the advent of the college fraternity, and the gay liberation movement have in common?

Don't Be So Quick To Laugh At Trump Supporters Who Think Fictional Massacre Justifies Travel Ban

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

Just over half of those who support President Donald Trump said that the fictional “Bowling Green Massacre” shows why Trump’s executive order on...

Disapproval Of Trump's Job Performance Rises

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

A growing share of the public disapproves of President Donald Trump’s handling of his job, new surveys show. There’s a fair amount of discrepancy ...

Americans Are With Trump On Trade, But Little Else

The Huffington Post | Grace Sparks | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

Americans support President Donald Trump’s stance on renegotiating major trade deals by an unmistakable margin. But when it comes to other items on ...

Americans View Islam Less Negatively Than They Did A Year Ago

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

Americans’ view of Islam are, by and large, hostile. But negative opinions of the religion have dropped significantly during the past year, a new Hu...

Ad Imagines A World Where We Treat Female Scientists Like Celebrities

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.09.2017 | Women

What if we treated female scientists the way we treated famous actors, TV personalities and models? That’s the question General Electric (GE) asks i...

Alabama Governor: If We Can Put A Man On The Moon, We Can Build More Prisons

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) pointed to one of man’s greatest scientific achievements as evidence that his state could build more prisons. Noting...

Starbucks Offering Employees Free Legal Advice On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 02.08.2017 | Business

Starbucks is showing its commitment to its immigrant employees by offering them free advice on immigration law, the company confirmed Tuesday. The cof...

New Documentary Looks At Profound Psychological Effects Of Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living

About 100,000 prisoners are housed in solitary confinement across the U.S., spending 23 to 24 hours per day alone in an 8-foot-by-10-foot cell. At Vir...

Women's March Organizers Are Planning A 'Day Without A Woman'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.15.2017 | Women

UPDATE: 2/15 11:00 a.m. ― On Valentine’s Day, the Women’s March revealed that the “general strike” that was announced early last week will t...

Donald Trump Still Reads Polls. That Means You Should Answer Them.

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics

The polling industry has taken a beating since November’s election because state-level polls and forecasts based on them didn’t indicate Donald Tr...

'Drunk Feminist Films' Lets You Get Smashed And Smash The Patriarchy, Too

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.03.2017 | Arts

There are films we love because they open our eyes to unseen narratives and different ways of being, through carefully woven plots and complex charact...

Trump Claims His Muslim Ban Helps Christian Refugees. It Doesn't.

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump has tried to garner support for his policies on barring refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority count...

Western Voters Just Want The GOP To Leave Their Land Alone, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

A wide-ranging new poll released Tuesday by Colorado College finds voters in seven Mountain West states are largely opposed to policies that would sig...

The Modern Fragmentation of Lives & Identities

David Sze | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
David Sze

I have two groups of friends, and they don't intersect. The first group are my fellow Amherst College alumni--intellectual, career-oriented, hard-wor...

Adult Swaddling Is Tokyo's Top New Trend

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 01.31.2017 | Weird News

Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo’s latest health trend can c...

Amazon Is Running Out Of Dystopian Books That Eerily Reflect Our Reality

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.30.2017 | Arts

George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984. Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here. Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism. One by one, clas...

6 Dead, 8 Wounded In Shooting At Quebec Mosque

By Reuters/Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.30.2017 | World

QUEBEC CITY/TORONTO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque and was charge...

Trump's Visa Ban Is Exactly What ISIS Wants

Brian Dooley | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Brian Dooley

President Trump’s new executive order suspending visas from seven predominantly Muslim countries is a huge gift for ISIS, confirming much of their p...