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Letter to Mount Sinai's Heart Surgery Factory: Learn a Lesson From Downton Abbey

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Rosemary Gibson

Too-big-to-fail hospitals blow up the money of the working men and women of America, the people who work "downstairs" -- the tireless Mrs. Patmores and Mrs. Hughes' of the world.

If Lady Edith Went On 'The Bachelor,' This Is What It Would Look LIke

Posted 03.05.2014 | TV

In reality, "The Bachelor" and "Downton Abbey" only coexist on your DVR. But some clever people at Brilliance Jewelry totally went there, creating...

Breaking Bad News: Is This the End of Binge TV?

David Toussaint | Posted 05.03.2014 | TV
David Toussaint

Remember when the TV renaissance of serial series was hailed as the best thing to happen since Must-See TV? Judging by the look of things lately, t...

You Won't Believe What Cora Crawley Looked Like Before 'Downton Abbey'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.03.2014 | TV

These days, Elizabeth McGovern is known for glamorous costumes and high-class ways on "Downton Abbey." But before she became the Countess of Grant...

Middlebrow: 'Downton Abbey' And The Problem Of Rape As A Plot Point

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment

Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From...

How Do American TV Shows Fare In The U.K.?

Posted 02.27.2014 | TV

"Downton Abbey" and "Sherlock" may be breaking ratings records over here in the U.S., but do the British feel the same about American shows over in En...

Mitigating Our Wintry Blues

Bill Stieger | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV
Bill Stieger

The entire winter here in Minnesota is relentless enough that I'd perhaps accept a vacation to Siberia. The severity of our winter blues, however, finds excuse for couch potatoism. With our work ethic abated, my wife and I have fallen to drugging ourselves with television.

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone: Lessons from Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Leave it to London to set the stage for these small, barefoot steps in the sand that just might lead to a larger and long awaited love!

Minnie Driver And Ellen Audition For 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 02.25.2014 | TV

Could Ellen DeGeneres and Minnie Driver be the newest residents on "Downton Abbey?" Driver has a dream to be on the hit British import series. So o...

'Downton Abbey' Creator Just Perpetuated A Dangerous Myth About Sexual Assault

Nicola Kraus | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Nicola Kraus

How is it that a writer who seems so determined to examine issues of sexual orientation, racial discrimination and gender inequality can promulgate one of the most dangerous stereotypes of all?

A Gorgeous Finale For 'Downton'

Youyoung Lee | Posted 04.25.2014 | TV
Youyoung Lee

Season 4's two-hour finale, with its gorgeous gowns and magical ball and arrival of some very special American guests, has surely restored faith again in our beloved British series.

Lauren Duca

How Accurate Is 'Downton Abbey'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 02.21.2014 | TV

Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 4, Episodes 1 through 9 of PBS' "Downton Abbey." Historical accuracy can be tricky to...

Facing Rejection With Dignity: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Daisy's dignified goodbye is relevant for anyone struggling to accept the rejection by another.

Review: The Monument's Men -- Give it a Break!

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While George Clooney has never looked more like Clark Gable, it is his choice in material that matters. A team of seven art historians, curators and A...

'Downton Abbey' Recap, Season 4, Episode 7: A Desire Of Suitors

Youyoung Lee | Posted 04.18.2014 | TV
Youyoung Lee

Every action has an equal and opposition reaction, Newton once prescribed, and no more is the third law of motion more evident than in tonight's episode of "Downton Abbey."

'Downton Abbey' Gets Three New Characters For Season 5

Posted 02.14.2014 | TV

Some new faces will be gracing the halls of Downton soon. Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" may come to an end on Feb. 23, but we can look forward to see...

Movie Review: Winter's Tale

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Helprin's book is a tad precious, but Goldsman has no trouble shmaltzing it up in a way that undercuts the magic, while calling attention to the massive effort he needs to create the kind of wizardry that Helprin can do with a sentence or two.

Call in the Auntie Brigade! Lessons from Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Sometimes the most important role an aunt plays, much like Aunt Rosamund, is as a supportive sounding board.

This Is What The 'Downton Abbey' Cast Looks Like In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.12.2014 | TV

It's no secret that "Downton Abbey" is one of the most popular shows on TV, and we watch it for a lot of reasons. For the Dowager's zingers, for the l...

Pigs, Eggs And An Unwelcome Visitor

Youyoung Lee | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
Youyoung Lee

In case you needed a break from all the snow sport action of the Winter Olympics at Sochi, Downton was there last night to whisk you back into its rapidly changing household.

The 10 Surprises Your Aging Body Has In Store For You

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

An alert reader has sent Life in the Boomer Lane an article from purpleclover.com titled '17 Surprises Your Body Has in Store for You Post 50.' By the time LBL was finished reading the title, she had come up with over 30 items of her own.

Member Stations Diminish PBS Black History Month Programming

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 04.09.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Fauntroy

Black History Month programming is getting the short shrift because America can't get enough Downton Abbey and Antiques Roadshow.

Those Slackers at Downton Abbey

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

They don't work for a living; they keep making babies; and they have a tremendous sense of entitlement. I'm talking about the Crawleys, of course, the fictional blue bloods who live at Downton Abbey.

Matters of the Heart: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

As Valentine's Day approaches, love is in the air in all shapes and forms at Downton Abbey. When it comes to matters of the heart, Sunday night's episode reminds us that whether it is 1922 or 2014, certain truths about love are timeless.

From Downton Abbey to Downtown Chic

Alessandra Wood | Posted 04.05.2014 | HuffPost Home
Alessandra Wood

Do you ever dream about what it would be like to live in Downton Abbey? The glamorous, aristocratic lifestyle, the formal and luxurious interior design. I worked with Vi from Tastemaker to create an interior design inspired by Downton Abbey.