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Marcia Liss

The Jokester Rides Again

Marcia Liss | February 13, 2016 | Comedy
Eddie Ndopu

Black and Disabled: When Will Our Lives Matter?

Eddie Ndopu | February 13, 2016 | Black Voices
It is simply not enough to proclaim that all black lives matter when clearly not all black bodies matter in our collective conception and articulation of black liberation. Our conception and articulation of black liberation currently suffers from a profound failure to engage disability as a site of struggle, resistance and transformation.
Rick Horowitz

Dems Debate: Different Ears, Different Tune

Rick Horowitz | February 13, 2016 | Politics
No, it wasn't just your imagination -- it was a very different message. Is that a good thing?
Steven Conn

Bernie Sanders Meet Bayard Rustin

Steven Conn | February 13, 2016 | Politics
With the primary season now finally and officially underway, and with Senator Bernie Sanders' stunning victory in New Hampshire still registering on the political seismograph, I've been wondering what Bayard Rustin would make of it all. If you aren't familiar with that name you ought to be. Rustin, who...
Kyle Barbour

Landmark Decision Opens First Needle Exchange in Conservative Orange County

Kyle Barbour | February 13, 2016 | Impact
Last Thursday, the California Department of Public Health approved the first ever needle exchange in Orange County — a major victory for public health and safety. Orange County has long opposed needle exchanges, despite decades of evidence demonstrating that these programs save lives and prevent the...
Eileen Shields-West

The Full of Surprises "What If" Presidential Race

Eileen Shields-West | February 13, 2016 | Politics
Last Saturday, just three days before the New Hampshire primary, Joe Biden was nestled into the darkened corner of a popular Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, restaurant, far from the maddening crowd and the snow up North. Sitting with his back to the door, facing his wife, Jill, and a guest, the...
Bess Rowen

You Gotta Have Heart: The Woodsman

Bess Rowen | February 12, 2016 | Arts
Every time I cry during the first half hour of Up--and let's be clear, that's every time I watch that movie--I marvel at how much beautiful design and excellent storytelling can affect me so greatly. The Woodsman is basically the theatrical...
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Mutiny Against the Status Quo

Nathan Gardels | February 12, 2016 | World
At this stage in the American election season it is far from clear, despite early wins and losses, who the presidential nominees will be. As Julian Baggini writes, what is certain is that America, like much of Europe, is experiencing a mutiny against the status quo. The populist revolt against political and economic elites is spreading across borders everywhere except -- so far -- East Asia, where the prospects of the average person have risen instead of fallen over the past decade. (continued)
Kassy Scarcia

7 Ways to Fall In Love With Yourself This Valentine's Day

Kassy Scarcia | February 12, 2016 | Women
Seeing how we are loved through other's eyes can be really powerful if you let it be. So many of us struggle with accepting compliments, but there is nothing wrong with that. Use this opportunity to remember that it is okay to feel special and it is okay to be told you are loved.
Shannon Smith

PlentyOfFish Couple Proves Love Is Greater Than Distance This Valentine's Day

Shannon Smith | February 12, 2016 | Technology
Call your love first thing. There's nothing quite like hearing the voice of your Valentine first thing in the morning to get your day started on the right foot. Even if you can't be together physically, you'd be surprised at how effective a few kind words over Skype or the phone can be.
Dr. Guy Ringler

The Shifting Meaning of Valentine's Day for Gay Families

Dr. Guy Ringler | February 12, 2016 | Queer Voices
While some may look at Valentine's Day as strictly a celebration of romantic love between two adults (or, no doubt, that teenage angst of high school love), that love between a parent and her child can be a wonderful part of the holiday's celebration too.
Tina Plantamura

Dear Husband: You Are Not The Man Of My Dreams

Tina Plantamura | February 12, 2016 | Divorce
Rather than listing the wonderful things about you that make me love you, I'm going to take a moment to thank you for all the things that you are not, all the things you don't do, the things you could never be.
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Best Credit Repair Services Based On Customer Reviews

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | February 12, 2016 | Business
Let's be honest, it can be really hard to figure out whether a credit repair service is going to scam you or not. Many credit repair services aren't exactly forthcoming about predatory practices.
Ethlie Ann Vare

All the Good Ones Are Fakin'

Ethlie Ann Vare | February 12, 2016 | Women
I don't know if it's my demographic -- we're supposed to be desperate, us poor women over 50, and own cats -- but I get so annoyed with the number of fakes who contact me online.
Chris Weigant

Friday Talking Points -- Back to the 1960s

Chris Weigant | February 12, 2016 | Politics
For those readers who weren't alive (or old enough) to experience the 1960s, this week we had somewhat of a history lesson, packaged as a Democratic debate. Part of why this happened is that the Democratic presidential campaign has entered into a "convince the minority voters" phase.
Peter Bosshard

River Romance Rhapsody

Peter Bosshard | February 12, 2016 | Green
No wonder Audrey and Gregory had their first kiss after a bath in the river. As we all know, rivers free us from inhibitions and make us feel like children again. Rivers are simple and yet mysterious. Like true love, they flow eternally but are ever changing.

This Video Asks What You Would Do If Money Were No Object?

Outspeak | February 12, 2016 | HuffPost Live 321
"What would you like to do if money were no object?" A potent question British philosopher Alan Watts asks us to consider in his lecture on human life, "Do You Do It, or Does It Do You?"
Chris Morrow

My Experience With Syrian Refugees Landing in Lesbos, Greece

Chris Morrow | February 12, 2016 | HuffPost Live 321
I spent 1 week in Lesbos Greece documenting Syrian Refugees and Volunteers. My experience was eye-opening, sad, scary, and often shocking. This is the first part of a series about my time in Greece.
Hannah Idamakanti

The Role Self-Awareness Plays in Love

Hannah Idamakanti | February 12, 2016 | Women
Folks, I know self-awareness is hard. It's one of the most difficult tasks I ever did in my life. Becoming self-aware is becoming vulnerable, and for some reason there's this stigma that being vulnerable is being weak.
Buster Ross

Saving Your Valentine's Day Mix with Jarreau Vandal

Buster Ross | February 12, 2016 | Los Angeles
I have always been a valentine-giving, mixtape-making, hopeless romantic. This year I decided to call in the heavy artillery, asking groundbreaking producer Jarreau Vandal to help me out with a few recommendations for this weekend's mix.