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Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With A Jaw Wired Shut (Part 1)

Eric Barry | Posted 05.25.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

I contemplated what exactly I'd say to women, how I would reach out now given my condition. Would I give recognition to it or let my bloodied and wired mouth speak for itself?

Feinstein v. the CIA: A Moment of Truth

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It was a truly historic moment on Tuesday when Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein took to the Senate floor to warn that the CIA's continuing cover-up of its torture program is threatening our Constitutional division of power.

VIDEO: Bisset On Golden Globe Speech: 'My Heart Was Just Overwhelmed'

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The only thing more colorful than the red carpet at this year's Golden Globe Awards was Jacqueline Bisset's acceptance speech. Bisset, who won Best Su...

Three Plays, Three Scripts: Obama's Drone, Christie's Dodge and McDonnell's Dig

Alan Kelly | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

If, as the adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then the weight of the recent landmark speeches by Messrs. Obama, Christie and McDonnell is telling... maybe.

I'm With Stupid: Pity the Poor, Misunderstood Loquaciavore

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.12.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

You've heard the word "locavore," right? A locavore is defined as "one who eats food grown locally as much as possible." Well, I would consider myself a "loquaciavore," which, of course, is defined as "one who talks to anyone in one's locality as much as possible."

4 Powerful Tips On How to Be A Powerful Listener in 2014

Blake Landau | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Blake Landau

Being a good listener can be the difference between recognizing opportunity, and completely missing the boat.

Spanx Your Speech: 5 Tips to Tighten Up Your Toast, Speech or Presentation

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Karen S. Exkorn

It's the holiday season. Time for getting out the Spanx for both your stomach and your speech. Whether you're delivering a keynote speech at the Four Seasons or a toast at this year's holiday party, your presentation needs to be stellar.

Enter the Word! Social Media and the Story of Noah

Ari Hart | Posted 12.07.2013 | Religion
Ari Hart

Noah is famously instructed to build a teiva. Teiva has several meanings; in addition to the common translation, "ark," teiva also means "word." Given this translation, the story of Noah is about God instructing Noah how to build speech, words.

'MAJOR SHIFT': What Obama's UN Speech Means For Iran Relationship

HuffPost Live | Erin McDonough | Posted 09.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As President Obama delivered an address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, he vowed to pursue stronger relations with Iran in an effort to allevia...

How to Give the Best Presentation You Possibly Can

Karl Gude | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Karl Gude

Your goal as a speaker is to be relevant to your audience, engage them, have them learn something and then perhaps persuade them to do something with this newfound knowledge.

The Dither Mongers

Sherman Yellen | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Google the word "dithering" together with the name Obama and out comes Charles Krauthammer calling him a ditherer over foreign policy, followed by Dic...

Obama Remembers He's Not George W. Bush

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It came when President Obama acknowledged the Russian proposal for Syria to avert war by agreeing to destroy its chemical weapons stock as "a potentially positive development." It was quintessentially an un-Bush moment when suddenly this presidential "decider" seemed possessed of a brain capable of reversing his disastrous course.

Bending The Arc

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The true lesson Martin Luther King teaches is the exact opposite of what many take away from hearing the words "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." Because that arc doesn't bend on its own. It takes effort. It takes action.

Freedom From Fear, Redux

Jim Moore | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

There is almost nothing to which a person aspires that can be gained without compromise. The American people do not need to be made afraid of contrariness, or impassioned dissent, or of cooperation. That is a fear that will surely scuttle our democracy from within.

Tony Hale Practices Winning and Losing Emmy Speech For "Veep"

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The hilarious Tony Hale - best known for playing the mama-loving Buster Bluth in "Arrested Development" - has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy for ...

Viral Video Lampoons German Language, But What Do Linguists Say?

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 08.03.2013 | Science

German just isn't the gentlest-sounding language -- at least not to the ears of English speakers. Just have a look and listen at the video above, whic...

Gag Me With Lawrence Summers

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

The idea that Barack Obama would still consider appointing Lawrence Summers to head the Federal Reserve rather than order an investigation into this former White House official's Wall Street payments mocks the president's claimed concern for the disappearing middle class.

Please... No More PowerPoint Title Slides!

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Christopher Gurrie

In 2008, a colleague and I set out to make it our mission to rid this world of bad PowerPoint presentations. Remember the consequences: every time you make a bad PowerPoint presentation -- God (all of them) kills a kitten.

Jackson Publick Performs Epic "Pacific Rim" Apocalypse Speech as The Monarch From "The Venture Bros."

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.18.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

While we had Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick - creators and voice actors of Adult Swim's hit animated series, "The Venture Bros." - in the hot seat at ...

Gohmert: People Buy King Crab Legs With Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) argued to the House of Representatives on Thursday that cutting food stamp benefits is not evil. Constituents have rep...

Give a Year? Give Us Advice

Ellen Meyers | Posted 08.16.2013 | College
Ellen Meyers

Last week, I had my high school graduation. Sitting in the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, my classmates and I were anxious to get through all the spe...

5 Things College Girls (and Boys) Should Stop Saying. Now!

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 07.30.2013 | College
Christopher Gurrie

In a world where it seems 144 characters is the maximum typed length anyone will sit long enough to read, it appears glaringly paradoxical that people fill their speech with lengthy words and phrases that do not mean anything.

Wild Is the Wind! A UT Commencement Address

Turk Pipkin | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Turk Pipkin

You made it. Or I should say, you've almost made it. For the past four years, maybe five, the number of ways you could blow it have grown smaller and smaller, and you're now down to just a couple of small steps between you and your diploma. My main advice to you is, don't trip up now.

Arrested Development's Speech on Race, Religion, and Hip Hop

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

This week in 1993, Arrested Development's "Mr. Wendal," an ode to a homeless man, occupied a top 10 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

9 Words You Should Never Say Over 50

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There are a few words and phrases that -- according to some -- are just plain strange to hear coming out of the mouths of post 50s.