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Michelangelo Signorile

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Who Cares If Burger King Is Pro-Gay When It's Hurting Every One of Us?

Michelangelo Signorile | August 26, 2014 | Gay Voices
Who cares if Burger King wraps its Whopper in the rainbow if the company is hurting the American economy, American taxpayers and American workers, including LGBT workers?
Food & Wine

Best Tasting Menus for $50 or Less (PHOTOS)

Food & Wine | August 26, 2014 | Taste
The concept has now become so democratic that even star chefs are serving bargain-priced meals.
Chris Weigant

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25 Years Ago -- The 'Big One' of '89

Chris Weigant | August 25, 2014 | Politics
This weekend's quake got plenty of news coverage, starting Sunday morning. So I thought it would be a good time to share my story from the "Big One," which starts with some generalized comments about earthquakes for the benefit of those who have never felt one.
Sean Martinfield

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The Castro's Rainbow Honor Walk: A Preview Stroll with David Perry

Sean Martinfield | August 26, 2014 | San Francisco
Two of the most famous neighborhood blocks in the world are currently undergoing major public works surgery. Among these simultaneous projects is the installation of the Rainbow Honor Walk, commemorating the lives of LGBT heroes.
Bernice A. King

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A Foundation for Change in Post-Ferguson America

Bernice A. King | August 25, 2014 | Politics
As the investigation into the facts of this horrifying incident proceeds, we are left with the painful, inescapable realization that our justice system has brutally failed once again, for there can be no justification whatsoever for the police slaying of an unarmed young man.
F. Kaid Benfield

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How Transit, Walkability Help Make Cities More Affordable

F. Kaid Benfield | August 25, 2014 | Green
Highly enlightening new data from the New York City-based Citizens Budget Commission demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in shaping how affordable large US cities are for a range of household types.
Judd Winick

Pedro Zamora's Torch

Judd Winick | August 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
We were so heartened to hear that the National AIDS Memorial Grove had renamed their college-scholarship program the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship. It is dedicated to continuing Pedro's legacy by supporting the academic efforts of emerging young leaders who share Pedro's passionate commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Christine Pelosi

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Democrats Renew the Call for 'First Class Citizenship' and Justice for All

Christine Pelosi | August 23, 2014 | Politics
The 1960s demand for "first class citizenship" echoes through the years as our call to justice today. Unfortunately the Bull Connor images of peaceful protesters were not historic remnants but eerily prescient of tanks and tear gas last week in Ferguson, MO.
Malaika Bobino

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Gray Leads A's to Win Over Angels

Malaika Bobino | August 23, 2014 | Sports
It's been awhile since these two teams have faced each other. Now it's a battle for first place and while the A's have held the position for half the season, the Angels now own it but in this much anticipated series will determine the better of the two teams.
Bruce Lesley

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Teachers, Like Mr. Keating, Deserve Due Process, Support, and Our Respect

Bruce Lesley | August 22, 2014 | Education
Teachers can and do make a real difference in children's lives, and a real reform agenda would make investments in improving teacher quality. But we must not pretend that eliminating due process would improve teacher quality, that raising students' test scores is the sole solution or that teacher quality is the only educational obstacle facing students.
John Zipperer

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Week to Week News Quiz for 8/22/14

John Zipperer | August 22, 2014 | San Francisco
If you're reluctant to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, then take the Week to Week news quiz challenge and stay dry while you test your news savvy. Here are some random but real hints: We can keep him nonetheless; but Tehran has offered help; it's better than rubber...
TEDTalks

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WATCH: What Is A 'Sexy Body'? This Remarkable Model's Photos Are Redefining That Answer

TEDTalks | August 22, 2014 | TED Weekends
What if you could choose body parts like you choose a pair of shoes? And what if these prosthetics could help you do new things and express new parts of yourself? Aimee Mullins shares what she calls the poetry of prosthetics.
Steven Strogatz

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Could You Park Safely on the World's Steepest Street?

Steven Strogatz | August 22, 2014 | Science
The other day I had to park my car on Buffalo Street, which runs down one of Ithaca's most treacherous hills. It got me wondering: Could a street be so steep that it'd be impossible to park on it?
Tyler Kingkade

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7 Things That Are Not Like Rape

Tyler Kingkade | August 21, 2014 | Women
Rape is not like stealing a bike. Women -- or men, for that matter -- do not have a responsibility to "lock themselves up" to avoid rape.
Arianna Huffington

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Ferguson: The Untold Story

Arianna Huffington | August 21, 2014 | Media
Think you have a pretty good idea of what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri? You may not, even if you've been watching a lot of cable news. Especially if you've been watching a lot of cable news. If the media's job is to give viewers and readers an accurate and full idea of what's really going on, we have to acknowledge that there is a long way to go. Of course, Ferguson is not an isolated case. But it is a chance for those of us in the media to expand our understanding of our role in covering the news. At HuffPost we are certainly covering the violence and the underlying racial tensions, but we are also committed to telling the "untold story" (as our splash put it on Tuesday) -- of compassion, ingenuity, kindness, trust, collaboration and community.
Ted Danson

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Protect Santa Barbara's Coastline From New Oil Drilling

Ted Danson | August 21, 2014 | Green
In recent years, oil and gas developers have been agitating for the first new lease for off-shore drilling in California waters since before the Santa Barbara oil spill. And where the project would be located? You guessed it: just miles from the site of the 1969 disaster in Santa Barbara County.
Ann Brenoff

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How Your Doctor Is Turning Into An Airline

Ann Brenoff | August 25, 2014 | Fifty
Some doctors seem to have embraced the airlines' model for doing business -- you know, the one where they now charge fees for things they used to just do for free.
Anna Almendrala

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We Tried It: AirFit Altitude Training

Anna Almendrala | August 21, 2014 | Healthy Living
Remember when you decided you wanted to get in shape for the first time? And after two minutes, your head started pounding and your heart felt like it was going to jump out of your chest? Yeah. That's what working out in an AirFit studio feels like.
Bruce Reyes-Chow

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Talk to Your Kids About Ferguson

Bruce Reyes-Chow | August 26, 2014 | Parents
If you also believe that most Black families in the United States have talked about Ferguson, what does it say about the rest of us if we have not?
Isabella Basco

Single and Doing Just Fine

Isabella Basco | August 21, 2014 | College
While I have already seen many friends experience a roller-coaster of emotions during long-term relationships, I know that romantic love is a milestone I have plenty of years left to take on.
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