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The GOP's Real Ted Cruz Drama

Salon | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

The ongoing fight between the Republican establishment and the Tea Party is turning into a downward spiral of vengeance that would leave any Greek tra...

TV News & Upworthy Are Transforming Us All Into Dumb, Ill-Informed, Simple-Minded Sheep

Michael Shammas | Posted 05.29.2014 | Media
Michael Shammas

For the first time in my life, I can confidently say that most news is not making us smarter -- it is making us dumber.

The Singular Greatness Of Champagne Salon

Richard Jennings | Posted 07.21.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Those responsible for guiding the house he founded continue to adhere so closely to his original, obsessive criteria.

On Hairdressers

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

His chairside talks on the socio-economic realities of third world countries give me anxiety. For awhile, I considered using someone else...

Racial McCarthyism Isn't Real!

Salon | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

Joe McCarthy died in 1957, but to hear some people tell it, his legacy lives on in the swift downfall of Donald Sterling. ...

Summer Care for Your Hair

Gina Rivera | Posted 07.06.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

Bright sunlight is just one challenge of all the summer fun. Mothers Day is right around the corner and a clear signal that summer is fast approaching.So what do we do?

Diagnosing Paul Ryan's Psychopathy

Salon | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

If the GOP as a whole has pretty much given up on the whole “rebranding” thing, their 2012 vice presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan, most ...

An Open Letter to THAT Woman At The Salon

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

When you walked into this salon and brayed, "Who do I have to scream at to get a pedicure around here?" I thought, surely, she's joking, and I laughed at your poorly-executed humor. Then you clapped your hands twice, to ensure your request was heard. And it was.

How Politics Hijacked The Fight Against Global Warming

Salon | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

Dale Jamieson, a professor of environmental studies and philosophy at NYU, has, as his title indicates, spent a lot of time thinking about climate cha...

Why We Aren't Changing The 'Once You Go Black' Headline

Danielle Cadet | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices
Danielle Cadet

I work in the media and I write about race. It's a lethal combination that leaves me open to unsolicited feedback and criticism and, sometimes, racist...

Kids' Hair: They Took a Shower, But Did They Wash Their Hair?

Gina Rivera | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Gina Rivera

This is something most of us don't think about much, and our kids almost certainly don't. Their hair needs serious cleaning. Last week I wrote about ...

George W. Bush's Crew Has Made A Deplorable Return

Salon | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

It’s been more than five years since Dick Cheney left the White House and nearly eight years since Donald Rumsfeld was booted from the Pentagon. Wit...

A Change in Hair Care That's Easy to Make For Fabulous Results

Gina Rivera | Posted 05.19.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

Some changes are much easier to make than others. Here's an easy one. Most of us take it for granted that our hair is getting clean. We wash our hair...

Being Open to Change, Going Short and Switching Color Line

Gina Rivera | Posted 05.12.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

For more than two decades, I used a color line in my salon that I really liked so much. I wasn't just comfortable with the products, I was confident i...

The Right Defends A New Jim Crow

Salon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
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Watching the debate over Arizona’s SB 1062 (better known as the state’s anti-gay Jim Crow law) unfold this past week, I couldn’t help but think ...

Democrats Deluded On How To Defeat The Tea Party

Salon | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
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It is a strange thing to say in the year 2014, as the political battle-lines grow harder and our bitter-enders ever more bitter, but there was a time ...

Finish an Appointment the Way You Began

Gina Rivera | Posted 04.05.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

The way you finish an appointment, the way you cross that finish line with your client in the salon is so important.

GOP's 'Deep Bench' In Splinters

Salon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Last time I saw former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, he was sashaying around Tampa, Fla., in 2012 as though we’d see him again, big time, in 2016....

The Real History Of The 'War On Christmas'

Salon | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

Do you ever feel that Christmas, the most celebrated and supposedly sacred holiday on the American calendar, has long since lost its spiritual core an...

Resist Temptation and Give Your Client the Holiday Gift of Undivided Attention

Gina Rivera | Posted 02.21.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

The season is so full of emotion, not all of it good, that it becomes particularly stressful. Be ready to look down at tears, and then listen. That takes time that is so valuable right now, but don't be so rushed that you can't show compassion.

Road Tripping

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The reason I'm writing this today is because of an article in Salon today. The article was written by Eric Lutz after a 1,200-mile trip where he visited the home districts of Michele Bachmann, Paul Ryan, and Steve King. The article is an interesting piece of writing, especially in the responses it generated in the comments.

Here's The Real Story Of The 2012 Election

Salon | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

It fueled a couple days’ worth of chatter on “Morning Joe,” and it no doubt lined the pockets of its authors quite handsomely. But all in all, ...

WATCH: This Couple Went On An Epic 21-Day First Date Across Eight Countries

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.21.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

After meeting on OkCupid, online daters Clara Bensen and Jeff Wilson of Austin, Texas, decided to skip getting coffee on their first date. Instead the...

How Racial Suspicion Hurts Missing Black Kids

Salon | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

In the last 12 days, how many times have you asked yourself and others the following question: where is Avonte Oquendo? If you’re a New Yorker, you...

GOP Antics Repelling Key Voting Group

Salon | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

While Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus demagogues over the World War II memorial, promising vets he’ll use Republican National ...