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Obama: More Women And Minorities Should Take On STEM, And This Student Is Proof

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | January 23, 2015 | Good News
An engineering student's dedication to her field has earned her praise from the president. Camille Eddy, sophomore at Boise State University, was chosen to introduce president Obama for his speech at her college earlier this week, according to KTVB.com. While the mechanical engineering student, who is involved in...

Illinois Is Not Actually Requiring Students To Hand Over Their Facebook Passwords

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | January 23, 2015 | Technology
A barrage of news reports over the last week reported that Illinois students are now required to give schools the passwords to their social media accounts because of a new bill. The panic was brought on after the Triad Community Unit School District No....

Taking A Break From Technology Can Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | January 23, 2015 | Technology
Taking a break from technology can actually help you to unlock your inner creativity. Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes a "tech Shabbat" every Saturday, she explained in a conversation with HuffPost Live's Roy Sekoff at Davos on Friday. She and her family turn off all screens -- computers, phones, tablets,...

Emma Watson Says Women's Potential Is 'Astonishingly Untapped' In HeForShe Davos Speech

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | January 23, 2015 | Women
Emma Watson followed up her September 2013 HeForShe address with another equally impassioned speech -- this time at the World Economic Forum. On Jan. 23, the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador took the stage in Davos, Switzerland to speak about the HeForShe campaign, the influence it...

Obama Administration Reverses On Health Care Privacy Problem

AP | Ashley Alman | January 23, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data. The administration made the changes to HealthCare.gov after The Associated Press reported earlier...

Bud Light Super Bowl Ad Traps Guy In Life-Size Pac-Man Game

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | January 23, 2015 | Sports
The unsuspecting dude in this year's Bud Light Super Bowl ad doesn't get to play ping-pong with Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he still has plenty of unexpected fun. Case in point: He navigates a life-size Pac-Man game as the crowd cheers him on. A 30-second Super Bowl...

Your Car's Engine Roar Might Be Totally Fake

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | January 23, 2015 | Weird News
Do you feel really tough when you rev your engine and peel out of the driveway? Turns out that satisfying roar might all be a lie. “Fake engine noise has become one of the auto industry’s dirty little secrets,” says the Washington Post in a report published...

Forget Tinder, 'Watchr' App Matches You Up Based On What TV Shows You Binge-Watch

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | January 23, 2015 | Comedy
Is your chance of finding love ... remote? So you've tried all the dating apps out there right? Tinder, Plenty Of Fish, Hinge, Bears & Pears, DateSPLOSION, 2 Match 2 Curious -- okay, we made a few of those up, but you get the idea. There are so many and...

Ann Cairns: Let's Show Women The STEM Fields Are 'Exciting'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | January 23, 2015 | Business
Ann Cairns, president of International Markets for Mastercard, said we need show women that the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (or STEM) fields are exciting. "I think that what we have to do is, we have to tell them how exciting it is," Cairns, a former engineer, said on HuffPost...

Former Astronaut Ron Garan: Space Program Builds A Foundation Of Collaboration

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | January 23, 2015 | Business
Retired NASA astronaut and author Ron Garan told HuffPost Live that countries working together globally on space exploration could end up collaborating more on other, more complicated challenges. "If we can find things that we agree on, like space exploration, and work on those things... that builds a...

9 Funny Someecards To End The Week With A Laugh

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | January 23, 2015 | Comedy
We made it through another one, y'all! This week had its winners and losers. We're gonna give the win to President Obama for having the one of the greatest SOTU one-liners of all time, and we're gonna give the loss to the NFL because, seriously, another scandal?!...

Victim In Walter Lewin Online Course Sexual Harassment Case Comes Forward

Inside Higher Ed | Alexandra Svokos | January 23, 2015 | College
Walter H.G. Lewin’s debut as a massive open online course instructor was announced with some fanfare: “Afraid of physics?” a press release asked in January 2013. “Do you hate it? Walter Lewin will make you love physics whether you like it or not.” That made his MOOCs a...

Watch The 'Transparent' Cast Reveal Their Favorite Moments From The Show

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | January 23, 2015 | Entertainment
"Transparent" fans are eager to swap favorite moments with each other -- Ali's attempted threesome, maybe, or perhaps when Len and Sarah get stoned. Now, the cast has shared their most memorable scenes in these intimate clips, debuting exclusively on HuffPost Entertainment. In the videos above, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass,...

Here's What Facebook Would Have Looked Like In 1995

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | January 23, 2015 | Technology
If Facebook had existed 20 years ago, when the Internet was still very much in its infancy, the social media site may have looked a little like this. Created by comedian Brent Weinbach, this parody ad shows a man explaining the joys of a newfangled software...

IMAX CEO: 'Oscars' Nominating Process May Be Dated'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | January 23, 2015 | Entertainment
There seems to be one Oscars grievance that all critics share: "Selma" didn't get the nominations it deserved. The film's director (Ava DuVernay), star (David Oyelowo), editor (Spencer Averick) and cinematographer (Bradford Young) were notably shut out of their respective categories. At Davos this week, HuffPost Live's...

William McDonough: Helping Stop Carbon Emissions Is 'A Fundamental Issue Of Human Rights'

Paige Lavender | January 23, 2015 | Business
Bill McDonough, co-founder of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, argued it's time to stop carbon releases and greenhouse gas emissions, because "a material in the wrong place is a toxin." "It took us 13 years to get lead out of gasoline because of our children's brains. When are we going to...

Dr. Christoph Benn: 'We Always Have To Be Aware Of Complacency' When It Comes To HIV

Paige Lavender | January 23, 2015 | Business
Dr. Christoph Benn, director of External Relations at the Global Fund, admitted HIV is probably "not conceived as as much of a crisis" by younger people who grew up knowing there were some treatment options available. "We always have to beware of complacency," he said. "We also have to continue...

Phoenix Man Will Let You Sleep In The Trunk Of His Car For $85 A Night

Ryan Grenoble | January 23, 2015 | Travel
Steve Sasman isn't grinding peoples' gears. He's for wheel. The Phoenix resident, a proud owner of a $118,000 Tesla Model S, has listed an airbed set up in the car's trunk for rent on Airbnb, billing the combo as "the world's first Tesla hotel." For $85 a night,...

ESPN Recruiting Analyst Gerry Hamilton Accidentally Tweets Porn Link

Cavan Sieczkowski | January 23, 2015 | Sports
Be careful with that copy and paste. ESPN recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton, who covers college football, made quite the slip up in a tweet about linebacker Roquan Smith, a star senior at Macon County High School in Georgia. Instead of posting a link to ESPN's...

IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond: 'Theater Owners Got Screwed' After The Sony Hack

Paige Lavender | January 23, 2015 | Business
IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond weighed in on the Sony hack, saying theater owners got a bad rap. "Theater owners were portrayed in a worse light than they should have been," Gelfond told HuffPost Live at Davos. "I think the theater owners got screwed... they didn't really...
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