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Whose Century Is It?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Those post-9/11 dreams of global domination shared by the top leadership of the Bush administration proved wildly destructive and it's gotten no better since. Consider the vast swath of the planet where the devastation is most obvious: the Greater Middle East and North Africa. Then ask yourself: Are we still in the American Century?

Find Your Superpower, Be Your Own Hero

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

A common theme I see in the professional women I serve looks a lot like amnesia. No, they haven't bumped their heads and forgotten their names, addresses and families.

The Superpower Conundrum

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Military power is by definition destructive, but in the past such force often cleared the ground for the building of local, regional, or even global structures, however grim or oppressive they might have been. If force always was meant to break things, it sometimes achieved other ends as well. Now, it seems as if breaking is all it can do.

Why Creativity, Vulnerability and Sensitivity Are Your Superpowers

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

Here is my confession: I've got Superpowers. Even more I'm a Creative Superhero. No, I can't fly through walls, lift the Eifel Tower or read your mind...

7 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know About Twins

Oren Mendez | Posted 06.14.2015 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

The famous legend about everyone having an evil twin is not a completely fictional one. When a set of twins are born, one is always a meaner version of their twin. In early sonograms you can clearly tell one twin has horns and a pitchfork, which are absorbed into his body during the second trimester.

Not Drinking -- The Superpower

Tommy Rosen | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Tommy Rosen

Most people who drink think that people who don't drink are, at best, missing something and, at worst, are living in what they imagine to be a depressed state of sobriety. Nothing could be further from the truth.

11 Inspirational Quotes From Superheroes That Might Just Give You Superpowers

Posted 06.09.2015 | Good News

Forget about super-strength, laser vision, or -- our personal favorite -- the ability to consume any type of matter in the universe; the best superher...

Russians Invade Afghanistan (Again!), Chinese Fight Iraq War (Again!)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Let's play a game, the kind that makes no sense on this single-superpower planet of ours. For a moment, do your best to suspend disbelief and imagine that there's another superpower, great power, or even regional power somewhere that, between 2001 and 2003, launched two major wars in the Greater Middle East.

8 Superpowers You Didn't Know You Had

Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Heather Quinlan for Though you may sometimes forget they exist, you have incredible superpowers. If you choose to, you can use the...

Blowup in the East China Sea?

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

2014-01-27-SHIPSSOUTHCHINASEA_original.jpg The WorldPost asked political leaders as well as top strategists and analysts from around the Asia-Pacific region -- Japan, South Korea, Australia and China as well as the US -- to address the sharpening tensions between Japan and China.

The Three Globalizations And China

Zheng Bijian | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Zheng Bijian

There are only two options before us. The first is to continue with the Cold War thinking and to engage in various forms of Cold War; and the second is to chart a new path and develop converging interests and communities of interests aimed at development.

Can Drinking Give you Superpowers? A Serious Scientific Study

Dan Miles | Posted 03.13.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

The question I'm sure we've all asked ourselves is; can drinking give you super powers? Are there indeed individuals out there, hidden amongst us, imbued with abilities just waiting for the magic words 'let's have another,' to unleash these powers on the unsuspecting world.

Could Real-Life Superpowers Be Within Our Reach?

Marcia Simmons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Marcia Simmons

While Superman, Wonder Woman, and Spiderman are fictional, their superpowers may soon be very real, thanks to scientists who believe there are no limits to innovation. Keep your eye on these five real-world technologies that can give ordinary humans extraordinary abilities.

The Dreamless Night of Planet Earth

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

As everyone knows -- but few give the slightest thought to these days -- the Soviet Union, that "evil empire," that other "superpower," gave up the ghost in 1991. In that moment, history as humanity had long known it ended.

In Praise of an Extra 20 Pounds

Heather Donahue | Posted 09.11.2013 | Good News
Heather Donahue

I carry an extra 20 pounds, which I prefer to the extra 40 that I used to have. I've come to think them as individuals, these 20 hangers-on, but when considered together they constitute my powerful Corps de Chub.

WATCH: Louis Virtel Reveals His Gay Superpowers

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

Where are the gay superheroes? Surely we have more to be heroic about than the average crusader. In this edition of Weeklings!, I discuss "gay superpowers" that I'd love a gay superhero to have. And get this: Some of them pertain to all of us -- and to you too, Gwyneth Paltrow.

Presidents vs. Fantasy Creatures

Paul Ratner | Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment
Paul Ratner

As America is bracing itself for elections and the release of the new film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I thought of some other presidents who were probably fighting fantasy monsters on our behalf.

The 11 Most Awesome Supervillain Superpowers

Matt D. Wilson | Posted 07.05.2012 | Books
Matt D. Wilson

You can't just wave your hand and be the top dog (unless you can, and we'll get to that in a minute). You've got to hit all the right (wrong) notes with your name, your costume, the location of your hideout, and maybe most importantly of all, your superpowers, if you choose to have them.

19 Superheroes With WTF Superpowers

The Huffington Post | Seena Vali | Posted 06.29.2012 | Comedy

With "The Avengers" hitting theaters this weekend, superheroes are on everyone's mind. But not all superheroes are as cool as Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk...

19 Superheroes With WTF Superpowers

The Huffington Post | Seena Vali | Posted 10.13.2012 | Comedy

With "The Avengers" hitting theaters this weekend, superheroes are on everyone's mind. But not all superheroes are as cool as Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk...

New 'Device' Lets You See Through Walls

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology

If you were ever a fan of any of the "Superman" television series on TV over the years, you know that X-Ray vision was always one of the superhero's m...

Challenge of the Super Scientists!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 08.31.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

I started to wonder if I hadn't suddenly fallen into a comic book...

What Would Your Superpower Be?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.15.2011 | Comedy

Twitter was taken over by wannbe-mutants today as the hashtag #mysuperpowerwouldbe inspired some serious silliness. For one reason or another, it turn...

Regarding the use of social networking, and, my superpower (video)

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

(Yes, I shoulda noticed my tie.) (my superpower? have something to say, say it, know when to stop)...

Animals With Superpowers (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Environmental forces have motivated animals to creatively adapt in nature. From camouflage to agility to acute senses, some animals have managed to d...