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This Juggler Created An Utterly Mesmerizing Optical Illusion With Just Four Rings

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts

French juggler and illusionist Lindzee Poi has released this video titled "Amelymeloptical illusion" involving just four rings and a whole lot of visu...

5 Reasons Why Your Kid Should Learn French!

Dominique Hoppe | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Dominique Hoppe

In fact, virtually any career, public or private, is given a boost with knowledge of a foreign language. But why French?

How To Make A Bacon And Brie Potato Tart

Claire Thomas | Posted 03.28.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

Leave it to the French to make a giant cheese and bacon hash brown sophisticated.

Piano Ombre Plays Perfectly

Paul R. Byrne | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Paul R. Byrne

It's been over a week since Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains released Piano Ombre, and I've taken my time in forming an opinion. You could say I wanted to be sure I loved it as much as I thought. The truth is I love it even more.

Putin' on the Ritz: Why Western Business Undermines Sanctions to Put Profits Ahead of Patriotism

Terry Connelly | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

It turns out our own devotion to liberty and international law only goes so far when somebody's profits and dividends and executive compensation are put at risk. Talk is cheap, but patriotism is expensive, as it turns out.

Vote Wisely

Jacques Attali | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Jacques Attali

The forthcoming municipal elections, within a month from now, should offer the opportunity for exciting and fruitful debates on future ways of living together. Unfortunately, in France, we are still very far from it; only personal squabbles and party differences can be heard.

Public Education in France -- A Farce of Napoleonic Proportions

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 03.05.2014 | Education
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Well how can anyone succeed with no confidence? How can one gain confidence when the system beats it out of you?

What Are The French So Afraid Of The World?

Pascal Bruckner | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Pascal Bruckner

Gravely affected by the weak economy, young people make up the avant-garde of what may as well be France's largest contemporary party: the Party of Fear. For the French have become afraid of everything: the world, poverty, globalization, Islam, capitalism, global warming, natural catastrophes -- and even, to borrow an American phrase, fear itself.

France Takes First Steps Towards Abolition of Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

The Nordic Model, as this set of laws is known, views the sex trade as irreconcilable with gender equality and refuses to consider prostitution as inevitable.

In Defense of French

Zach Simon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Zach Simon

While political leaders in some U.S. states continue to bicker about whether creationism should be taught alongside evolution in science classes, 61 percent of children in Europe are currently learning two or more languages in school.

34 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad In Paris

Sydney Berger | Posted 03.29.2014 | College
Sydney Berger

Here are 34 reasons why I fell in love with the City of Light after studying there abroad, and why you will too.

The Charm and Finesse of Everest's Chef Joho

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.17.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I have been interviewing chefs on The Dinner Party for over two years, so it is about time that I interview a French one. Executive Chef Jean Joho of...

George Sluizer and River Phoenix: Last Film for Old Dutch Master of Cinema and Young American Actor of Movies

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Leaving "Dark Blood" in the RED, filming shut down and the insurance company took over, thinking that they would be able to get the money back from Phoenix's estate within a few weeks.

France Decides It Needs Its Own Word For 'Sexting'

AP | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology

PARIS (AP) — France, a nation with a centuries-old reputation for seduction, now has a word for sexting. If you want to send sexually...

The Xmas Songs of Ximena Borges

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

It is mind-boggling how Ximena gets so many sounds from her own body, but she does magnificently enchant by snapping her fingers, clapping her hands, pounding her chest, whistling, rolling her tongue just to name a few sound maneuvers.

Asian Girl in the City: Broke to Baller

Michelle Won | Posted 02.09.2014 | New York
Michelle Won

I'm doing the New York experience from broke to ballers. I may be on the broke side, but I have a couple of friends on the baller side. Here is what I did this past week in the city and my recommendations for what you should do... if you can get in.

Learning by Protesting at French Consulate?

Meg Campbell | Posted 01.27.2014 | Education
Meg Campbell

After they presented their letter to Deputy Consul Henry, a reporter asked our Principal, Thabiti Brown, "Shouldn't students be in class?" He replied, in true Expeditionary Learning fashion: "This is class."

DCMF's Future Questioned After Head Toppled

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.07.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The first blow came with news Jan Keulen, director of the Doha Center for Media Freedom (DCMF), was told he was canned, with no reason given for his d...

Sugar-Spun Dreams: Le Bonbon Au Palais In Paris (PHOTOS)

Sarah Dajani | Posted 11.25.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

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The Godfather of All Encyclopedias

Joan Hinde Stewart | Posted 12.07.2013 | Books
Joan Hinde Stewart

Its seventeen folio volumes of text, published between 1751 and 1765, purport to assemble and update all fields of human endeavor. The most distinguished scientists and theorists of the age contributed, and Diderot himself wrote thousands of articles.

Where Moufettes Munch and Franglais Is Not Spoken

Martha Lufkin | Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy
Martha Lufkin

As we drove from Boston into Quebec, hints of French nationalism were in evidence. Outside Quebec City, I nearly jumped out of my seat when I saw a sign for the "national capital."

Do You Speak A Second Language? HuffPost Wants To Hear From You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.26.2013 | College

HuffPost readers: Do you speak a second language? If so, we'd love to hear from you. We're currently looking to hear from college students, graduat...

French Invasion: The Impossibility of Being Impossibly French

Wendy Litner | Posted 11.23.2013 | Style
Wendy Litner

The number one secret to embodying a French woman's beauty is to be tall and thin. But not too tall and too thin. Somewhere between a size 4 and a size 6 will do. If you are anything more than this than don't leave the house under any circumstances. At least you get to wear comfortable footwear.

The Forest for the Trees

Ari Andersen | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Living in the information-saturated world that we live in, it is much more of a choice. The choice where to put my focus, my energy, my attention, when there are so many things to think about and do and get accomplished.

The Scarlett Letter

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 11.13.2013 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

Maybe you saw the item in "People in the News," which is one of my favorite newspaper features. I like reading about celebrity birthdays and romances especially when the news involves me.