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2011

My 2013 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column! Part one of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it. We've got a lot to cover, so let's jump right in with no further introduction.

A Little Boy Meets the Pope: Remembering a Special Moment

Al Eisele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Al Eisele

We still don't know the name or age of the little boy who joined Pope Francis Saturday during a papal address at the Vatican -- and the Pope's graciou...

Why I Am Against the Military Coup in Egypt

Ehab Lotayef | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Ehab Lotayef

The army has no place in the political process and should stay out of it. The coup should be defeated and democracy restored, otherwise Egypt would face a bleak future -- quite a contrast to the bright future we imagined in February of 2011.

Debt Ceiling Standoff

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

No wonder Congress is so unpopular. Last year's House and Senate teamed up to be the most ineffective Congress in decades. Sadly, the new Congress looks like it is going to underperform its predecessor.

World TB Day 2012: Ensuring a Treatable Disease Is Actually Treatable

David Greeley | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact
David Greeley

Our most daunting global health crisis is a pernicious, wasting disease that can be spread by a simple cough or sneeze and has been infecting humans since 4,000 B.C.

The Psychology Of Happy Endings

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Relatively pleasant endings can put a positive spin on even long, painful experiences, like the year 2011. And by this time next year, we'll likely have the same warm feelings about 2012.

PHOTOS: Capturing Asia's Chaotic Year In Quiet Moments

Sam Gellman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Travel
Sam Gellman

During a year that saw protests, a tsunami and the death of a dictator, I tried to photograph the small moments in Asia that often go undocumented.

Is TSA Looking For The Wrong Thing?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.10.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

As a passenger and a taxpayer funding this enormous agency, I want to hear about how the TSA kept America's transportation systems safer, not about how many weapons it confiscated.

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While 2011 was a volatile year for the president, he didn't lose all that much ground. He ended the year on an upswing, and while he still isn't in great shape for the election, he is heading upwards and things are looking a lot better than they did a few months ago.

The Politics of Social Security in 2011: From Supermajority to Supercommittee

Scott Hochberg | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Scott Hochberg

The determined efforts of the enemies of Social Security to sacrifice the program on the altar of deficit reduction have been frustrated, at least for the moment.

Putting the Latest 'Year of the Protester' Into Historical Perspective

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 03.02.2012 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Though 2011 was a precedent-setting and history-making year for protest in many, it was also one that conformed at many points to familiar patterns.

Happy New Year! New York Rings In 2012

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — From New Zealand to New York, the world eagerly welcomed a new year Sunday with confetti-filled celebrations, glittering fireworks di...

Which Celebrity Had The Best 2011

Posted 03.01.2012 | Entertainment

As we count down the final hours of 2011 and look forward to (perhaps drunkenly!) turning the calendar to 2012, the general consensus amongst resoluti...

A Bad Year For Bad Men

Richard Stearns | Posted 03.01.2012 | Religion
Richard Stearns

We best resist evil not by ordering drone missile strikes. The best weapon against evil is good.

Buck Wolf

It's Been A Very Weird Year: 2011's Oddest News Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Buck Wolf | Posted 12.30.2011 | Weird News

While doomsday evangelist Harold Camping predicted the world would end May 21, we at HuffPost Weird News knew the truth -- our strange world was only ...

No More New Year's Resolutions for Me

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

This year I am not making any New Year's resolutions. Instead, I am going to focus on all the fabulous things I have done, want to keep doing, love to do and want to do more of in 2012.

The Year In Review

Linda Hallman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Linda Hallman

As 2011 comes to a close, it seems almost nonsensical to have to mention, let alone devote an article to, gender barriers. While women have made great strides, we still have a long way to go.

Rubbernecking's Year in Television 2011

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.29.2012 | TV
Holly Cara Price

As you may know I have a fondness for the ticky-tacky known as reality television, I so love the term because it's so not anyone's reality I've ever known. So this recap will examine first the ridiculous... then the sublime.

2011 A Year Of Recovery For Venture Capital, But Still A Ways To Go

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 02.29.2012 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

For venture capital, 2011 was a year of recovery. But even as the asset class climbs from its depths and ten-year average returns move into the black, investors continue to shun VCs.

2012: The Year of Counter-Revolution?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Leon T. Hadar

If the most important legacy of 1848 was the rise nationalism in Europe, the insurgencies of 2011 could start igniting similar pressures in the Middle East and even in Europe in 2012 as disillusionment with the promise of change starts setting in.

5 Celebrity Lessons From 2011

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

This year, Hollywood and the media handed parents everywhere more material for their "I told you so" conversations. Here's a recap...

2011: The Year of Social Unrest

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 02.28.2012 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

2011 was the year social media exploded and influenced our lives in many ways. Through technology, we have become more individualized and separated, however, through social media, we have the ability to communicate relationally.

The Top 10 College News Stories of 2011

Her Campus | Posted 02.28.2012 | College
Her Campus

Before the calendar is turned and party hats are donned, it's time to reflect on a memorable year filled with sensational scandals, hopeful uprisings, surprising verdicts and more.

The Faithful Shopper: New Year's Wishes

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Here are some retail events I'd like to see in the year(s) ahead. Some are more likely than others, but the holidays are a time for dreaming, aren't they?

10 Global Health Achievements in 2011

Karl Hofmann | Posted 02.28.2012 | World
Karl Hofmann

Despite real economic pressures and many competing priorities, across the world, governments, private companies, foundations, doctors, and individual volunteers worked to create a world where opportunity and hope are not crippled by poor health.