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Melinda Wentzel | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

My charges are no more equipped for the first day of second grade than I was for the first hour of motherhood.

Congress' Labor Daze

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than discussing the pros and cons of striking Syria today, we have to point out something which should be glaringly obvious -- that Congress will be continuing their fifth week of vacation rather than returning to Washington to vote on whether America should go to war.

Don't Waste Your Last Few Weeks Of Summer 2013!

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 08.15.2013 | Entertainment

This simply isn't true anymore: Time is running out! So here's what you're going to do: Learn to dance like Leo. G...

Australian Coal Is Not the Poverty-fighting Saviour for India

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Chaitanya Kumar

We are not fighting the reality that India needs energy to bring millions of our people out of poverty, but we are fighting the myth that coal is the solution.

The Perseids: Our Connection to the Stars

Jim Moore | Posted 10.12.2013 | Science
Jim Moore

It is time for the Perseid meteor shower, August's illuminating pre-dawn treat for sky gazers. The fiery streaks of dust and sand-sized bits of grit are the sparkling wake residue of comet Swift-Tuttle, last seen in northern hemisphere skies in 1992.

All About August

Yves Durif | Posted 10.12.2013 | Style
Yves Durif

For many, August feels like the month of last hurrahs -- squeezing in a few more barbecues, beaches, and weekend getaways before Labor Day and that old "Back to School" mentality sneak in to end our summer fun.

Best Someecards Of The Week

Posted 08.09.2013 | Comedy

It you're already experiencing a touch of the "end-of-summer blues," just remember that there are plenty of snarky e-cards out there to express any an...

Getting Silly

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's right around the corner, folks. That special time of year when politicians flee the Washington summer weather for their home districts for 5 weeks of paid time off, in which many politicians hold "town hall" meetings.

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: Summertime, And The Season Is Silly

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Summertime is on the wing and in Washington, that means only one thing -- pretty soon, the relative humidity and wretched air quality index will combi...

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

How To Move Forward Fearlessly Into The Future

Phil Stutz, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Phil Stutz, M.D.

No one can hold back the march of time. Whether you like it or not, you're going to end up taking the exact actions you're trying to put off. Your only choice is whether you move proactively into the future, or are dragged kicking and screaming into it.

Factoid Fiesta: The News God Loves August

Laurie Nadel | Posted 10.13.2012 | Weird News
Laurie Nadel

If February feels like the longest short month of the year, the first to the thirty-first of August seems like a torpid run-on sentence, bracketed between the hurricane season and record-breaking heat.

Jason Linkins

Stuff Happened In August, According To Math

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2011 | Media

Most reporters within the Beltway Bubble regard August as a thirty-one day period of "dog days" downtime, in which not a lot of Stuff Happens. "Slow n...

August

Colin Jost | Posted 10.30.2011 | Comedy
Colin Jost

It's August! The constraints of space and time need not apply! This is the month when all summer dreams come true! The month when productivity and relaxation somehow peak simultaneously! The month when I finally learn Romanian!

The Faithful Shopper: Time to Travel

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.01.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It may be August, but there's still time to sneak in that summer vacation. The key to a relaxing trip is making sure you're properly equipped before you leave, with the right luggage, the right information, and the right tools.

Celebrating The Halfway Point of Summer

Donna Henes | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Midsummer marks the glorious bounty of the ripening season. But how can we, separated from the agricultural process appreciate the atmosphere of the season which we cannot see?

Congress' Real Deadline: Summer Vacation

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's a pretty safe bet that the issue will (at least temporarily) be resolved by the fifth of August, at the absolute latest. Bank on it. The reason for such certainty is a simple one.

Go Wild and Green in Costa Rica!

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lauri Lyons

In Costa Rica I got a real sense of what the planet may have been like before humans destructive behavior.

August Weather To Remain Hot, But Not Like July

nydailynews.com | By Ruby Cramer and Jane H. Furse | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As the second hottest July on record ended this weekend with a couple of "balmy" days in the 80s, New Yorkers were hopeful that the worst was over. ...

Poll: Chicagoans Over Summer Already

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

June in Chicago -- lovely. July's great too, and you can't beat September, as the heat subsides and the football begins and the leaves start to think ...

Tempus Fugit

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...

How to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

Apply sunscreen. Don't apply sunscreen. Avoid the sun. Get more vitamin D from the sun. Sunscreens are toxic and don't work. Sunscreens are essential...

The Internet's Love Affair with WebTV

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Information is a commodity. It's an article of trade that is valued above all other products and services. Information has always been coveted but con...

Max Baucus Has Only Himself To Blame

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have little sympathy for Baucus at this point, when he complains that his adversaries have had time to put out a report attacking his bill. Because there is one reason that they've had all that time.