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Against All Odds: From Iraq to Silicon Valley

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 08.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Imagine a life where you are not allowed to be creative and you have no idea that you are not living up to your full potential or that a better life is attainable? Despite our daily challenges, few reading this would ever be able to fully understand such a reality.

Talking on Sunshine; WX GEEKS, the Weather Channel's New Sunday Show

Julia LeStage | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Julia LeStage

All weather talk is good talk as far as I am concerned. It is also human talk. Checking the forecast on multiple platforms is an American pastime, but staying around to discuss the weather on any platform is a different thing altogether.

How Selfies Taught Me Self-Esteem

Emma Davis | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Emma Davis

Women are often mocked for taking or posting selfies, called "vain" or "shallow" or "obsessed with their appearance." But what's so wrong with insisting to the world that you, too, are beautiful? That yes, in that moment, you like yourself and aren't afraid to reveal it?

11 Ways To Lose All Your Friends On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Hadley Walsh | Posted 07.30.2014 | Teen

Social media affords you the chance to be a wonderful mix of creative, connected and ever-so-slightly self-centered. The right balance keeps your frie...

So, Snapchat Is Apparently Worth $10 Billion Now

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.30.2014 | Technology

Snapchat, the company behind the app that made disappearing photos cool, is in talks with Chinese investors about an investment that would value the c...

My Worst Fear About My Tween Daughter And The Internet

Cindy Brandt | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Cindy Brandt

I don't know when she'll stumble upon the first disturbing image or watch a commercial objectifying bodies like her own developing self. I'm not sure when her friends will hurt her by not responding to an invite or by posting photos of a party she isn't invited to.

Will Disappearing Text Apps Revolutionize Divorce?

Natalie Gregg | Posted 07.28.2014 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

If your "disappearing ink" can suddenly reappear, you may be in for a world of hurt. The best practice is to refrain from sending incriminating, lascivious, crazy photos, tweets and videos on ANY service. I have never seen any such communication deliver a positive outcome.

Study Shows How People Use Snapchat -- And It's Not Sexting

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology

Sexting on Snapchat may be less common than you think, at least according to a new survey of adults who use the app. A study from the University of...

The Rich Kids Of Snapchat Will Make You Cringe

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.03.2014 | College

Just when we thought we'd seen the worst of "rich millenials gone wild" on Instagram, they've taken over another social media platform: Snapchat. T...

So You Are Shocked Facebook Did #psyops on People?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Well then. Let's start with a working definition of psyops. Here is some background on the Facebook mass psychological testing as being reported rece...

Shoe Size = Penis Size: No Wonder the Search for Bigfoot Continues

Fiona Finn | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
Fiona Finn

If you're of the male persuasion, reading this article, you're hoping to find answers to why footwear seduces female's imaginations. The long and short of it is you have to get inside a woman's head, not just her pants.

Listen Up Housewives, Cancer Can't Stop You From Feeling like a Princess

Fiona Finn | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Fiona Finn

As crazy as this sounds, watching BRAVO shows like The Real Housewives of ... got me through many long and restless nights during my battle against stage III colon cancer. Too, too many times I couldn't eat or drink, but oh, how I did love watching my favorite shows on Bravo.

This Place Sucks

Blake Henderson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

I mean, what's all the hype around this place? I've been here for three weeks already and I can't wait to get back home. Nothing cool. It's all, look: old shitty buildings. Look: old shitty churches. Look: old shitty bridges built by Romans. Look: old shitty people with weird clothes.

Bianca Bosker

Facebook's Snapchat Ripoff Has A Major Flaw

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.18.2014 | Technology

Facebook, the social network that needs, loves and wrings many billions of dollars out of our photos, has jealously watched Snapchat attract a greater...

How Do We Stop Online Harassment?

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Online harassment affects people differently, but the survey results show that it affects all types of folks. One thing that the majority agreed on was that the current laws about online and in-person harassment either aren't strong enough or are nonexistent.

Facebook Just Goofed Up Pretty Bad

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.09.2014 | Technology

Facebook must be really excited for you to use its new messaging app. So excited, in fact, that the company accidentally added it to the App Store ...

Where the Boys Are: A Challenge to Snapchat's CEO

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Donna Wick, Ed.D

It's no longer acceptable to condemn individual behavior without looking at the culture that protects and promotes it.

This Is Some Next-Level Snapchatting

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.09.2014 | Comedy

Get ready -- you're going to want to screen shot every part of this Snapchat song cover montage. The compilation comes from recent Harvard graduate...

Bianca Bosker

Snapchat Wins Because You Have No Attention Span

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.09.2014 | Technology

What makes Snapchat so addictive, according to the standard refrain, is that it lets people send incriminating pictures guilt-free. Instead of us bein...

A Must-See Video of the Impact of Technology on Our Lives

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

A friend just sent me this video titled "Look Up" that powerfully demonstrates what we miss -- life, love, beauty, opportunity! -- when we immerse excessively in technology.

Should All Our Files Self-Destruct?

Moti Rafalin | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Moti Rafalin

By absolute necessity, consumers have gotten fairly paranoid about the ways in which they share personal information online. There is big value in a service that allows consumers to share material -- and then make that material disappear.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' His Disgusting Emails Were Made Public

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology

Tech site Valleywag published a hoard of Snapchat CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel's horrifying college emails on Wednesday, and Spiegel is "mortified....

Years Later: Is College Still Fun?

Brian Shactman | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Brian Shactman

It seems more done for the re-issue of the fun -- on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and for a while, Snapchat. The actual experience may be less important than the postscript and interpretation.

Facebook Developing Its Own Snapchat: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is developing its own video-chat app, known internally as Slingshot, after its failed attempt to acquire mobile mess...

Gerry Smith

Snapchat Isn't Standing Up For Your Privacy: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

Snapchat promises to make your photos, videos and messages disappear. It doesn't, however, do enough to make the government disappear, according to a ...