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This Woman Refuses To Shave Her Armpits, And Gender Equality Is Only Part Of It

(156) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 5:56 PM

More and more women are refusing to shave their armpits -- and resisting patriarchal beauty standards in the process.

Loyola University of Chicago student Bobby Crowley, who stopped shaving her underarms a few years ago, spoke to the double standard men and women face when...

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'Family Guy' Actor Patrick Warburton Has No Problem Turning Off The Show When It's 'Too Sacrilegious'

(30) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 9:35 AM

"Family Guy" is notorious for its searing satire and no-holds-barred pop culture jabs, but even Patrick Warburton, who voices the paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson on the show, thinks its humor can sometimes cross the line.

While Warburton's mother -- a Parents Television Council member -- has been especially...

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White Reverend Refuses To Offer 'Cheap Grace For White America' Following Charleston Shooting

(126) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 8:36 AM

As Charleston continues to grapple with faith and forgiveness following last week's shooting, some fear those who are willing to forgive could be pressured to forget as well.

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, a professor of Theology at Chicago Theological Seminary, told HuffPost Live on Wednesday she originally "opposed"...

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Can We Have Both Forgiveness And Accountability In The Aftermath Of The Charleston Shooting?

(26) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 8:56 AM

Just a few days after the brutal shooting in Charleston, the victims' family members offered words of forgiveness to alleged shooter Dylann Roof. Others haven't been so quick to take this path, igniting a discussion about faith and forgiveness in the face of such a hateful...

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'Dancing With The Stars' Alum Cheryl Burke Says She Never Mastered This Dance Move

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 5:39 PM

Even after 18 seasons with "Dancing With The Stars," professional ballroom dancer Cheryl Burke says there's one dance move she hasn't quite mastered yet.

In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, Burke revealed that for the upcoming finale episode of "I Can Do That,"...

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Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Calls Ted Cruz The Republican Frontrunner For 2016

(112) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 6:27 PM

With more and more Republican candidates jumping into the 2016 race, radio host Hugh Hewitt has a surprising take on the state of the GOP landscape, telling HuffPost Live on Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is leading the pack due to a favorable election calendar and his social media...

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Lauryn Hill Wows At Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Music Festival

(2) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 10:57 AM

Grammy-winning artist Lauryn Hill graced the stage in Queens, New York, on Saturday as the headliner for the second annual Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Music Festival. Hill, draped in a floral kimono and a wide-brimmed hat to match, brought some summer to a show that was otherwise blanketed...

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Travel Blogger Explains Why He Refuses To Eat Complimentary Airline Meals

(36) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 10:57 AM

If you've ever taken a long-distance flight, you may be familiar with the items that most airlines try to pass off as food to their unassuming passengers.

Frequent flyer and travel blogger Ben Schlappig told HuffPost Live last week that his unfortunate experiences with airline food have...

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France's Foreign Minister Wants The French To Be More Polite To Tourists

(32) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 11:13 AM

According to France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius, French citizens must battle an age-old stereotype if they want to stay on top of the tourism industry. Earlier this month, Fabius announced a campaign to boost interest in various tourist hotspots across the country, encouraging residents to eschew...

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South Carolina State Sen. Marlon Kimpson: Dylann Roof Is A 'Thug,' 'Should Receive The Death Penalty'

(44) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 1:28 PM

As Charleston continues to mourn the nine victims who were shot while worshipping at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church church on Wednesday, politicians are calling for a tough sentence for the shooter Dylann Roof.

State Sen. Marlon E. Kimpson, echoed South Carolina governor Nikki Haley's

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Former Colleague Remembers Charleston Shooting Victim Clementa Pinckney

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 8:51 AM

After a heinous display of violence claimed the lives of nine churchgoers at Charleston's historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal on Wednesday, those close to the victims are speaking out and shedding light on the impact that they've had on their communities.

Rev. Clementa Pinckney was...

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Connecting The Plight Of Dominican-Born Haitians To The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

(5) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 10:20 AM

The #BlackLivesMatter movement is finally reaching the Dominican Republic.

As the country prepares to deport hundreds of thousands of Dominican-born residents of Haitian descent who fail to prove their legal status by Wednesday's deadline, some are drawing connections between the plight of Haitians and the #BlackLivesMatter movement....

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Eric Dane On The Exits Of McDreamy And McSteamy On 'Grey's Anatomy': 'It Was Time For Us To Go'

(9) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 5:49 PM

Shonda Rhimes dealt a devastating blow to Grey's Anatomy fans earlier this year when Patrick Dempsey's beloved character Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd was killed off after being hit by a car. While diehard lovers of the long-running ABC drama rallied on Change.org to reinstate McDreamy's rightful place...

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Former Student Says Corinthian College Left Her With A 'Useless Degree' And $40,000 In Debt

(101) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 3:02 PM

The U.S. Department Of Education announced this month it would offer debt relief to defrauded students of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges -- a move that Everest College graduate Latonya Suggs views with skepticism.

Suggs, who graduated from Everest College, one of the many Corinthian's many affiliate institutions,...

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Volunteer Firefighter Garret Bryl Looks Back On Using A Drone To Rescue Texas Flood Victims

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 11:00 AM

Record rainfall hit Texas over Memorial Day weekend, destroying homes and taking at least 23 lives -- but thanks to one man and his drone, Bill and Tracey Kaskel, a couple from Venus, Texas, were able to escape floodwaters unscathed.

After making the miraculous rescue back on May...

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Kalief Browder's Lawyer Paul Prestia Says Incarceration Was 'Direct Cause' Of Client's Suicide

(24) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 1:44 PM

Kalief Browder, a 22-year-old man from New York City, took his own life this past weekend, an act that his lawyer says is directly connected to the three years of imprisonment he spent on Rikers Island.

In 2010, then 16-year-old Browder was detained on robbery charges that...

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How Exactly Does The So-Called 'Female Viagra' Pill Work?

(75) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 11:31 AM

Flibanserin, the so-called "female Viagra" which aims to treat a lack of sexual desire among women, is on its way to getting the official FDA stamp of approval. But some say the Viagra comparison is all wrong.

Dr. Sharon Parish, a professor of medicine with...

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Mothers Rave About Health Benefits Of Eating Their Placentas

(13) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 6:22 PM

While the health benefits of eating one's placenta have not been proven, many mothers who have tried the practice swear by its postpartum benefits. Nurse manager Megan King and writer Carla Wiking joined HuffPost Live on Monday and discussed what influenced their decisions to eat their placenta during...

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Muslim Woman Tahera Ahmad Says She May Pursue Legal Action Against United Airlines For Discrimination

(32) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 1:28 PM

After claiming she faced discrimination on a United Airlines flight on May 29, Muslim passenger Tahera Ahmad told HuffPost Live that she has not ruled out pursuing legal action against the company.

Ahmad, who is a Northwestern University chaplain, described the "horrible experience" in a Wednesday interview and said...

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Gawker Founder Nick Denton: Seeing Vice Unionize Would Be 'Good Theater'

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 5:50 PM

After 75 percent of Gawker editorial employees voted "yes" on Wednesday, the company is on track to become the first digital publication to unionize. Asked on HuffPost Live on Friday which media outlet he'd like to see follow in Gawker's now-unionized footsteps, Denton said he would be interested...

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