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Carol Muske-Dukes


Vatican: Vatican't! (Newsflash to Rome From Joan of Arc)

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted July 27, 2012

I'm what they used to call a "fallen away" Catholic -- though I haven't fallen so far that I'm out of reach of the latest rotten apples dropped (or flung) from the twisted Tree of Rome. I weathered 16 years of Catholic education, some of it soul-deadening, some of it...

Crystal Bell


'Girls' Recap: That One Time In Bushwick

Crystal Bell | Posted July 27, 2012

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 1, Episode 7 of HBO's "Girls," entitled, "Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident."

Excuse me if what I'm about to say sounds vaguely familiar, but oh, shit, fuck, are we supposed to like Adam now?


Emma Gray


'Girls': Lena Dunham's HBO Show Episode 7, Discussed In Gchat

Emma Gray | Posted July 27, 2012

Margaret Wheeler Johnson: Girls Episode 7. Have to say, I'm a little overwhelmed. It was so good!
Lori Fradkin: How do they pack so much in less than 30 minutes?
Margaret: I liked the credits this week. They were very "Party in Bushwick."
Emma: Me too. I...

Kwame Dawes


Stage Show

Kwame Dawes | Posted July 27, 2012

May 25th 2012

After the final reading on Friday night, the crowd moved from the tented area of the festival where the readings take place, leaving a team of young boys in blue shirts and pants, to straighten out the rows of seats and clean away whatever debris was left...

Mark Goulston, M.D.


Memorial Day 2012: Take Time to Remember and Give Thanks

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted July 27, 2012

Q: If one picture's worth a thousand words, what are the following videos worth?

A: A nation's thanks

Rather than writing about Memorial Day, I thought I'd share some YouTube videos that caused me to take time to remember and give thanks.

Whether you are for or against this or...

Kwame Dawes


Music is My Occupation

Kwame Dawes | Posted July 27, 2012

Four music writers giving their take on the importance of Jamaican music over the last 50 years. The session title is a nod to the music of Don Drummond, the great jazz and ska innovator of the 1960s.

Carolyn Cooper is a committed public intellectual - a woman of...

Kwame Dawes


The First Patron

Kwame Dawes | Posted July 27, 2012

May 25th, 2012

At six o'clock, I made my way down to the tent auditorium of Calabash. The area has been beautifully manicured and cared for by Jakes. The large lawn tapers downwards towards a crowding of rocks, bramble and squat seaside trees that over look a rocky cliff. The...

Kwame Dawes


Black River and Pelican Bar

Kwame Dawes | Posted July 27, 2012

May 25, 2012

Friday morning at Jubilation, after a refreshing saltwater bath in the sea water swimming pool at Jakes, after a classic Jamaican breakfast of ackee and saltfish, dumplings and callalloo, after laughter and ease of being among my entire family here with me for the first time (which...

Robert Reich


Memorial Day Thoughts on National Defense

Robert Reich | Posted July 27, 2012

We can best honor those who have given their lives for this nation in combat by making sure our military might is proportional to what America needs.

The United States spends more on our military than do China, Russia, Britain, France, Japan, and Germany put together.

With the withdrawal of...

C. M. Rubin


Alice -- Victoria!

C. M. Rubin | Posted July 27, 2012

Welcome to the 2012 Victorian Extravaganza in Llandudno, the largest street entertainment event in Wales.

My Dearest Cousin Anne,

Have been invited to Llandudno in Wales first week of May to participate in the town's annual Victorian Extravaganza celebrations. Shall also be doing book signings at Waterstones book...

Daniel R. Schwarz


What Is the Cultural Significance of Facebook's May 18, 2012 IPO?

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted July 27, 2012

Worrying about the fluctuating price of Facebook and whether Morgan Stanley properly managed the IPO misses the major historical and cultural point of what happened. What, we should be asking, is the significance of Facebook's opening capitalization (number of shares times price of shares, originally $38) at over...

Warren J. Blumenfeld


LGBTQ Pride: Reflect, Rejoice, & Respond Globally

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted July 27, 2012

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -- Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Whoever saves one life, it is as if he [or she] has saved the whole world." -- The Talmud

The histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) people are replete with incredible...

Dr Mike Knapton


Invisible Killers: High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

Dr Mike Knapton | Posted July 27, 2012

It seems recently like the whole world has been talking about statins - these are cholesterol lowering drugs - as a recent study published in the Lancet hit the headlines, talking about prescribing them for everyone over 50 in an effort to stave off the devastating effects of...

Louise Halford


The UK's Missing Children Conundrum

Louise Halford | Posted July 27, 2012

The distress when a single child goes missing is enormous for the families involved. Surely no-one can fail to have been moved by the continued efforts of Kate and Gerry McCann to trace their daughter, Madeleine, after she disappeared while on a family holiday in Portugal in 2007.

Imagine the...

Martin Middlebrook


Diary from Kabul - PTSD and Perms

Martin Middlebrook | Posted July 27, 2012

Move Along, Nothing to See Here:

I think I may have been living in a war zone for too long, and it is taking its toll. Before Christmas I was talking with a friend who had been working in regions of conflict exclusively for 10 years and he described...

Zandra Rhodes


Fashion, Royalty and Travel

Zandra Rhodes | Posted July 27, 2012

Last week I wrote to you about my California "life" house in Del Mar, my design studio in Solana Beach, wonderful social life and clients in San Diego, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles... Now I am back in my rainbow penthouse on the top of the Fashion & Textile Museum,...

Matt Bostrom


Of Politics and Sport

Matt Bostrom | Posted July 27, 2012

As an American who lives in London, I'm often asked what I miss the most about the US. My response always comes quickly and simply: US sports on television. Yes, there is widespread coverage of American sports in the UK and there are ways to watch just about any game...

Jai Breitnauer


The Coalition's Lost Generation

Jai Breitnauer | Posted July 27, 2012

This government claimed to be pro-family, yet they're attacking them at every turn - and my son's generation won't thank them for it.

When a friend asked recently if I would be blogging about 'maternity leave', I wasn't sure what she was talking about. Did she mean my passionate belief...

David Rowntree


Computer Crime - Good News and Bad News

David Rowntree | Posted July 27, 2012

By all accounts, May seems to have been a terrible month for the security of government computer systems.

First the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) announced that they were taking their website offline, after an attack claimed by a hacker group.

Then in an interview with the...

Julian Dobson


What Next for Our High Streets?

Julian Dobson | Posted July 27, 2012

So the 'golden tickets' have been awarded to a dozen successful Portas Pilots to revitalise their high streets, with the promise of another 15 to come. Meanwhile more than 350 towns and suburbs who were hoping to win this mini-lottery will need to decide what to do with...

The Guyliner


Ease Up on the Twitter Flirting, Guys; I'm Trying to Tweet About My Breakfast Over Here

The Guyliner | Posted July 27, 2012

Social networking always starts off with the best of intentions. The aim to encourage people to share information and stories and feel 'part of something' is all well and good, but when you throw a load of gay men into the mix, it isn't very long before the talk turns...

Ben Fogle


How I'm Celebrating the Very Special Diamond Jubilee

Ben Fogle | Posted July 27, 2012

The Diamond Jubilee will see London transformed into a four day carnival and I am lucky enough to be in the midst of it. As a reporter for the US network NBC News I will be working alongside the Today show anchor Matt Lauer at the Tower of London, Buckingham...

Nicky Gavron


Homes for London?

Nicky Gavron | Posted July 27, 2012

How's this for a brazen piece of rebranding?

On 20 April, with his re-election looming, Boris Johnson pledged to deliver on Shelter's campaign to create 'Homes for London'. Post-election, it has become crystal clear that Boris had no idea what measures he had signed up to.

During Wednesday's Mayor's Question...

Russell Watson


Loud and Proud to Be British!

Russell Watson | Posted July 27, 2012

I have to tell you I'm feeling extra, extra, EXTRA patriotic at the moment with all the wonderful things happening at the moment for the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. I've always had a sense of patriotism since being a young boy. My first sense of this was when, in...

Robin Wilson


Pregnant Women Deserve Courteous Behavior

Robin Wilson | Posted July 27, 2012

Pregnant with a first child is a life-altering moment, especially when you hit five months and your belly becomes visible to the world. However, there are some rude people who have forgotten the basic rule of common courtesy for pregnant women... watch the baby bump!

Memorial Day weekend -- Mystic,...

Arnal Dayaratna


Hulk Inspires Brazil to 3-1 Victory Over Denmark

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted July 27, 2012

Brazil cruised to a 3-1 victory over Denmark in Saturday's international friendly match in Hamburg thanks to two goals by Hulk and a Danish own goal. Mano Menezes fielded his preferred 4-3-3 formation with Thiago Silva and Juan in central defense, accompanied by Marcelo and Danilo in the...

Tireak C. Tulloch


My Memorial Day Plans

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted July 27, 2012

I can honestly say that this Memorial Day weekend started the year before. I was in attendance at Yale University's Senior Class of 2011 closing ceremonies for my younger cousin, who has now gone on to Harvard for medical school. On Sunday, May 22, 2011, I witnessed Tom...

James A. Shapiro


Interspecific Hybridization and Introgression in Animal Evolution

James A. Shapiro | Posted July 27, 2012

I was at a conference in Venice a few weeks ago on "Evolution in the Age of Genomics." The most interesting presentation at the meeting was by Peter and Rosemary Grant, Princeton biologists who have been studying Darwin's finches in the Galapagos for the past three-plus decades. This work is...

Bonnie Carroll


Memorial Day: Honoring All Who Served and Died for Their Country

Bonnie Carroll | Posted July 27, 2012

Each year before Memorial Day, the soldiers of the Old Guard place thousands of flags on gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery. The annual "flags in" ceremony honors each headstone with an American flag, the same national symbol that covers a service member's casket at his or her funeral.


Simon Johnson


The End of the Euro: A Survivor's Guide

Simon Johnson | Posted July 27, 2012

In every economic crisis there comes a moment of clarity. In Europe soon, millions of people will wake up to realize that the euro-as-we-know-it is gone. Economic chaos awaits them.

To understand why, first strip away your illusions. Europe's crisis to date is a series of supposedly "decisive" turning points...

Emma Sheppard


A Scoop of Happiness

Emma Sheppard | Posted July 27, 2012

Singer Paloma Faith told Stylist magazine recently that if she were Queen for the day she'd move Buckingham Palace to Holland Park, just so she could be close to Gelato Mio - an amazing Italian ice cream shop. I was in the neighbourhood with friends and,...

George Heymont


Two Young Playwrights Show Great Promise

George Heymont | Posted July 27, 2012

During the recent Bay One Acts Festival, a fascinating two-character play by Christopher Chen that was originally produced by Instrumental Theatre made a deep impression on me. Directed by Paul Cello, A Game starred Ariane Owens and Charisse Loriaux as a lesbian couple cleaning out the house belonging to one...

Elisabeth Jessop


The Power to Create Change: The G(irls)20 Summit in Mexico

Elisabeth Jessop | Posted July 27, 2012

On Monday, May 28, the much-anticipated G(irls)20 Summit will commence at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Along with the 21 delegates of the G(irls)20 Summit, there will be many important officials, community leaders, and organizations in attendance. The commencement will feature two extraordinary Mexican women who have dedicated...

The Cambridge Union Society


No Can't Do: Why the 'Yes We Can' of America Needs 'I do' of its People

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted July 27, 2012

Thea Hawlin on why the 'Yes we can' of America will never prevail without the 'I do' of its people.

It takes a lot of courage to say what you really think; it takes even more courage when you are the President of one of the most...

Jeff A. Katz


Class of 2012: Get Uncomfortable

Jeff A. Katz | Posted July 27, 2012

Every year it happens, just the same, like turning our clocks back in November (unless you're in Arizona or Hawaii) or filing taxes in April. Come May, as the flowers being to bloom and Al Gore braces for climatic aberration, speakers wax poetic and espouse wisdom upon the graduates of...

Karin Badt


Cannes 2012: Catherine Corsini's Three Worlds With Arta Dobroshi

Karin Badt | Posted July 27, 2012

There were no women directors represented in this year's "Competition" at Cannes, a point that was acknowledged with misgiving by some of the attendees of the festival.

For this reason, I went to see Catherine Corsini's film Three Worlds in the "Certain Regard" category.

The story of a...

Vivian Ho


Today I'm Wearing...Today's Topic is D.I.Y!

Vivian Ho | Posted July 27, 2012

Today I'm going to show you a bralet that I cut the straps off of to make it fit properly! This cropped top or 'bralet' is from Topshop and I've chosen a bralet over a body or a vest to wear underneath because I wanted to show off the slit...

Tom Doctoroff


What Chinese Consumers Want

Tom Doctoroff | Posted July 27, 2012

Apple has taken China by storm. A Starbucks can be found on practically every major street corner in coastal cities and beyond. From Nike to Buick to Siemens, Chinese consumers actively prefer Western brands over their domestic competitors. The rise of microbloggers, the popularity of rock bands with names like...

Amy Weber


How Our Society Has Manifested the Bullying Epidemic

Amy Weber | Posted July 27, 2012

Since we've launched the campaign for The Bully Chronicles last week, there have been at least five more suicides, including a 7-year-old Detroit boy who allegedly hanged himself. Bullying is suspected in each sad case. Even with bullying featured almost nightly in the news, on the...

Clive Norman


Dogs and Grief

Clive Norman | Posted July 27, 2012

If anyone does take the time to read this, unless you are a dog lover then this will probably all appear to be a load of old tosh. There are many of us however that actually take the time to study our dogs in the hope of understanding them a...

Malaika Bobino


Warriors Head Back to the City

Malaika Bobino | Posted July 27, 2012

San Francisco, CA - On a nice clear day along the Pier, the stage was set to make a big announcement that brought NBA's Commissioner David Stern to the event. A sea of blue suits aligned the podium, to unveil the news that the Golden State Warriors will move back...

Rodrigo Gudino


Farewell to Cannes

Rodrigo Gudino | Posted July 27, 2012

After a week of endless parties, crammed screenings, run on meetings and packed restaurants, the 65th Annual Festival de Cannes is finally over. I saw a few old friends, made new ones; ran into Mads Mikkelsen and partied with Gael García Bernal. I did the red carpet and I got...

Mark C. Thompson


Two Ways to Give Back This Memorial Day

Mark C. Thompson | Posted July 27, 2012

During a sea battle in the Pacific during WWII, my Dad was blown down on a full deck when a cannon backfired on the USS West Point. He had enlisted in the Navy to serve as a medic, and hit the bloody beaches in every battle without a firearm. He was shot...

Robert Teitelman


The Private Equity Debate: That '70s Show

Robert Teitelman | Posted July 27, 2012

More on the continuing rumble over private equity. Noah Smith defends private equity by arguing that without it, we'd resemble the Japanese, with their entrenched corporations and oppressive, male-dominated salary men corporate lifestyles. Paul Krugman, brandishing charts, insists that private equity increased inequality. Matthew Yglesias

Georgianne Nienaber


Congo M23 Rebels Tell Their Story

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted July 27, 2012

Anti-aircraft guns pound a hillside on the edge of Virunga Park in eastern Congo. The blood-red tunic of the woman who is shouting into her cell phone is a stunning contrast to the drab fatigues of the Congolese (FARDC) soldiers and the dusty vegetation at her feet. The woman is...

John Lundberg


Three Poems for Memorial Day

John Lundberg | Posted July 27, 2012

In honor of Memorial Day, I've selected two poems from the past and one from the present to help remember the sacrifices of our soldiers.

Laurence Binyon's poem "For the Fallen" is often recited during remembrance services overseas. Binyon wrote the poem in 1914, shortly after the...

Dr. Salomon Jakubowicz


Huevo: ¿Bueno o malo para bajar de peso y el colesterol?

Dr. Salomon Jakubowicz | Posted July 27, 2012

Acabo de atender a una paciente que me dijo "me canso rápido, necesito ayuda". Al ver sus exámenes descubrí que tenía poca energía para vivir, aún con sobrepeso estaba desnutrida y justo antes de recomendarle vitaminas, entendí cuál era su problema.

Al ver que desayunaba tortilla...

Joao Paulo Nunes


University of Westminster 2012 Fashion Graduates Runway Show

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted July 27, 2012

On 24 May 2012, I joined some 500 guests in the seductively cavernous space of the Ambika P3 venue in central London to witness the University of Westminster's fashion graduates runway show and get a glimpse of the future from the front row. If there was one shared understanding by...

Thought Catalog


25 Things Sorority Girls Taught Me

Thought Catalog | Posted July 27, 2012

Read More: College Life

By A. Streffer

In college, I pledged a sorority -- and spent the next four memorable years pretending I wasn't the world's most inept sorority girl. Here's a quick and dirty inventory of the actually valuable knowledge I absorbed in the process.

1. Never go full hooker.

John Tizard


The Government's Flagship Work Programme in Trouble - Time to Review and Revise

John Tizard | Posted July 27, 2012

Tragically for those whom it is intended to assist, a programme designed in very different economic conditions and based on a belief that market incentives would drive a range of providers to secure long-term employment for those who have been inactive in the labour market for a long period may...

Joe Peyronnin


Memorial Day 2012

Joe Peyronnin | Posted July 27, 2012

This weekend the United States celebrates Memorial Day. Sadly, for many Americans the holiday mostly marks the beginning of summer rather than a time to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country.

All across America people will flock to beaches and backyards. They...

Tom Hunt


If Britain is Ever to Cease Being the Awkward Partner, it Must Be Possible for the Ordinary Centre-Right Brit to be Both Patriotic and Pro-European

Tom Hunt | Posted July 27, 2012

Unless the euro elites give ground and recognise their inability to transcend ingrained political cultures, the European project in destined for failure. The European elite have tried and failed in trying to get different European nation states to conform to particularly ways of behaving and expressing themselves economically. This has...



Eurovision : encore perdu !

Olivero | Posted July 27, 2012

Anggun et ses supporters pensaient mettre fin à 35 ans d'Eurovision sans victoire française. Dommage, ça ne sera pas encore pour cette année !


Andrew Lubin


Memorial Day 2012: Remembering Our Fallen

Andrew Lubin | Posted July 27, 2012

There is no such thing as a casualty-free war; and fortunately for the America, there are a select few who accept the most austere conditions in believing our country is worth defending.

As a combat journalist with time with the Marines in...

Arianna Huffington


Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted July 27, 2012

This week, last year's Arab Spring blossomed into the first Egyptian presidential election since the fall of Mubarak; private space travel hit the stratosphere, with SpaceX's Dragon capsule's arrival at the International Space Station; the Group of Eight agreed that focusing on harsh austerity...

Lisa Firestone


Memorial Day: An Opportunity to Reach Out to Veterans

Lisa Firestone | Posted July 27, 2012

Memorial Day was established as a day for honoring and acknowledging all of the men and women who have died serving the United States. And in this past decade, there have been many. For those who we've lost, we can offer remembrance. But now is also a time to call...

Eddie Cota


Costa Rica Turns Up The Music

Eddie Cota | Posted July 27, 2012

Los Angeles' MacArthur Park is the most-populated Central American community and most densely populated immigrant community in the U.S. One of my goals in programming the concerts there is for the music to represent what is happening in the community. Finding new artists from Central America has, however, been a...

Irwin Stovroff


On This Memorial Day, a Big Thank You to Our Service Dogs

Irwin Stovroff | Posted July 27, 2012

This Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the men and women who have fought, and fallen, for their country. But with thousands of American servicemen and women risking their lives around the world each day, we also pay tribute to those still fighting. For many of them, even those who...

National Council of La Raza


Memorial Day: A Time to Remember Our Latino Veterans

National Council of La Raza | Posted July 27, 2012

By Javier D. Martinez, Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, NCLR, U.S. Army veteran

As millions of Americans plan their Memorial Day weekend activities, NCLR would like to take the time to remember our Latino men and women currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

We also commemorate...

Malaika Bobino


Teixeira Comes Up Big Against Colon

Malaika Bobino | Posted July 27, 2012

Oakland, CA - Every player endures rough times in a season. Baseball is a long sport so usually, the mentality is to coast through those bad times and eventually your game comes back. But for Mark Teixeira he just picked up where he left off last night.

"You can always...

Yoani Sanchez


The Cuban Intelligentsia: Debate or Hide

Yoani Sanchez | Posted July 27, 2012

What is an academic? What is an intellectual? These are some of the questions that have haunted me for years, even before I graduated in Hispanic Philology. Immersed in adolescent insolence, I thought at some point that to be one or the other it was necessary to assume certain poses,...

Dave Helfert


Memorial Day: Honor the Fallen, Remember the Living

Dave Helfert | Posted July 27, 2012

In 1868, the nation set aside the last Monday in May to remember and honor those who had died in her battles. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, and people placed wreaths and bouquets on the graves of the fallen from the Civil War.

One hundred forty-four years later...

Brad Yates


WATCH: Tap Out Your Fears! Episode 2: Fear Of Public Speaking

Brad Yates | Posted July 27, 2012

As we look further into the fears that can stop us from getting the most out of life -- or from putting the most into it -- it's easy to see that the fear of public speaking can be a powerful blocker. How much more success, joy and fulfillment could...

Sarah Chang


What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Fear

Sarah Chang | Posted July 27, 2012

I don't profess to be fearless. In fact, I'm scared of a great many things. Helicopters (too high, too loud!), learning Chinese (my husband's fluent and hey, wouldn't it be great if my daughter learned from both parents?), and never being able to make the perfect pie (my mother's crust...

Me Claude Laferrière


Police au Québec: l'échec du renseignement

Me Claude Laferrière | Posted July 27, 2012

Après trente jours de manifestations, et des centaines d'arrestation, le Québec tourne en rond et dérape. Le PM s'accroche au pouvoir, la ministre de l'Éducation à ses positions et les leaders étudiants donnent du leste, mais ne sont plus écoutés. Et Montréal accumule les pertes. La contestation est celle de...

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.


Is Excessive Daytime Sleepiness the Cause of Learning and Behavior Problems in Children?

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted July 27, 2012

For months now, I have been writing about the studies that are being published -- seemingly by the month -- linking obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to more and more medical conditions, including hypertension, heart disease, mood and memory problems.

The latest research didn't surprise me, but...

Chris Powell


Bringing the Fun Back to Fitness

Chris Powell | Posted July 27, 2012

Let's be honest: Working out can be monotonous. We go in the gym and hit the same routine every time. After a while, we start to feel like a hamster on a wheel, doing the same thing over and over... and oh yeah, not getting the results we are working...

Mark Hyman, MD


Can Social Networks Cure Disease? Part II

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted July 27, 2012

Click here to read Part I of the story.

Part II of my TEDMED 2012 conference...

One day I found Pastor Rick Warren from Saddleback Church in Southern California in my office wanting to get religion about health. After his appointment we went to dinner and...

Aaron Harber


Facebook Crybabies

Aaron Harber | Posted July 27, 2012

The Blame Game Begins

The recent spate of complaints about Facebook's unspectacular stock debut includes thousands of investors who were upset FB's initial public offering (IPO) did not result in a skyrocketing share price, as often happens with popular new stocks.

Many of those who lost money are upset...

Taylor Michie


Onboard a Volvo Ocean Race Boat

Taylor Michie | Posted July 27, 2012

The Volvo Ocean Race is currently in its final stages, as teams make their way back across the Atlantic to Portugal, the the third-to-last stopover in this edition of the race. Since November of last year, six boats have been racing around the world in a 39,000 nautical-mile competition that...

Nitika Chopra


The Girl Who Cried Entrepreneur

Nitika Chopra | Posted July 27, 2012

In a world where we have more choices then we know what to do with, we can get addicted to making choices and become not so interested in actually sticking with one of them. Personally, I had to learn this lesson the hard way, and in this brand new "Meditate...

Dr. Ali Binazir


Accessing Your Own Bottomless Well of Beauty: A Personal Account

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted July 27, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a yoga festival conveniently located right down the street from me in Santa Monica. On the first day of this Tadasana Festival, the co-founder (and yoga instructor) Tommy Rosen was conducting a provocatively titled class -- "Getting High: Yoga and the Infinite...

Departures Magazine


The World's Top Tasting Menus (PHOTOS)

Departures Magazine | Posted July 27, 2012

Renowned food writer M.F.K. Fisher once wrote, "First we eat, then we do everything else." That might sound startlingly unromantic at first, but Fisher revered, as all gourmands do, the dual role that eating plays in our lives: physical necessity and opportunity for transcendence.

When it comes to the art...

Anne Peterson


Booze, Bikes And Burgundy (PHOTOS)

Anne Peterson | Posted July 27, 2012

My significant boo and I decided on a recent trip to France we would take a leisurely booze cruise through 100 miles Burgundy wine country by bike. After eight weeks of Sean T's Insanity workout program, I felt ready. After four days of prix fixe dinners in Paris,...

Juan Vené


En la pelota: Imprevistos contra pronosticadores

Juan Vené | Posted July 27, 2012

Coral Gables, Florida (VIP-WIRE).-

"No hay hombres feos, sino arruinados económicamente"... Argimiro Jaramillo.-

La temporada 2012 se mantiene caprichosa con standings cabeza abajo.

Así que, ¡Confirmado!, el beisbol es el deporte-espectáculo de lo inaudito.

¿Quién iba a suponer durante los entrenamientos que a estas alturas los Orioles serían...



Mourning Around the World

KidSpirit | Posted July 27, 2012

By contributing writer Elizabeth Berg. Originally published in KidSpirit Magazine's Change & Loss issue.

It is always hard when people die. No matter what the situation, it seems impossible to deal with the fact that someone you were close to will no longer be around. Although there is...

Laetitia Belmadani


Cannes Prefers James to Marilyn

Laetitia Belmadani | Posted May 27, 2012

Despite being one of Hollywood's most legendary and cherished stars, and while Cannes pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of her death, Marilyn Monroe has never graced the festival with her presence.
I wondered why and delved right into the history of this mythical film festival, known to...

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld


Confessions of a Free!aholic

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted July 27, 2012

I confess! I am a freeaholic. What is a freeaholic? I am addicted to offering things to other people for free. But there is no such things as a free lunch, so it is time to look at my own behavior.

Recently the Avi Chai foundation launched a new project...

Danielle Crittenden


The Week That Was: Royalty, Revelry and Rioting

Danielle Crittenden | Posted July 27, 2012

Well, it was quite the week -- beginning with a showy demonstration of fireworks for the visiting Royals and ending with demonstrations by thousands of student protestors in downtown Montreal. In between, HuffPost Canada celebrated its first birthday with quite the party.

First the Royals....

Shaughan Dolan


Richard Benyon MP is Unfit for DEFRA

Shaughan Dolan | Posted July 27, 2012

I'm a big believer of it's not where you're from, it's what you do that matters. Richard Benyon is one of the richest landowners in Berkshire, the great, great, great grandson of a former Prime Minister Lord Salisbury and lives in a Tudor Mansion. He is firmly in the 1%...

Antonio García


Para superar la Apnea del Sueño: Bajo nivel de sal en la sangre afecta el sueño. Llamado a una (profunda) investigación

Antonio García | Posted July 27, 2012

Un amanecer, hace 15 años, desperté asfixiándome. Días después soñé que me ahogaba y desperté buscando aire. Pronto observé que a veces despertaba sin reflejo respiratorio: tenía que hacer un esfuerzo voluntario para respirar.

El médico diagnosticó Apnea No Obstructiva (NOSA) o Central. "Central" porque es síntoma de una enfermedad...

John Fleming


"I Was There in the Theatre That Night" - The Death of Tommy Cooper, Live on TV

John Fleming | Posted July 27, 2012

A couple of days ago, I was chatting to comedian Jeff Stevenson who remembered the night of 15th April 1984 when comedian Tommy Cooper may have died on stage during the Live From Her Majesty's TV show - it was screened live by London Weekend Television...

Ellen Kanner


Meatless Monday: Victoria Moran, Hanging Out At The Intersection Of Magic And Main Street

Ellen Kanner | Posted July 26, 2012

"Being vegan is a glorious adventure. It touches every aspect of my life -- my relationships, how I relate to the world," says Victoria Moran. Holistic health counselor, longtime vegan and all-around glowing kind of person, Moran is author of books including Creating a Charmed Life and the new Main...

Lawrence Benito


Let's Slam the Door on Private Prisons Once and for All

Lawrence Benito | Posted July 26, 2012

Illinois faces a crucial decision: Do we allow a notoriously irresponsible company like the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) into our state, or do we send them a clear message that Illinois is not Arizona by passing Senate Bill 1064? SB 1064 would block state and local government...

Larry Leach


Working at Zellers Taught Me Everything I Know

Larry Leach | Posted July 26, 2012

With the sale of Zellers by HBC to Target, and many Zellers stores winding down business, many memories of my first job came back to me.

Sometimes you don't realize where you learn certain lessons until something like this jogs your memory. I remember my manager teaching me...

Estelle Metayer


Pourquoi toutes les PMEs devraient aussi se doter d'un conseil d'administration

Estelle Metayer | Posted July 26, 2012

Il n'existe que très peu de recherches faites sur les pratiques des PMEs en termes de gouvernance corporative et du rôle de leur conseil d'administration - lorsque celui-ci existe. Presque tous les codes s'adressent aux entreprises cotées, et ce n'est que très récemment que le débat se déplace peu à...

Minnow Hamilton


From Vibrators to Parents Fails, the Best of the Week

Minnow Hamilton | Posted July 26, 2012

After a long weekend and a short week, there was a lot in my inbox to review. Here are the five things that caught my attention this week.

1. Here's an interesting pitch that came through this week--The Screaming O's Studio...

Laurent Batsch


Université: les travaux continuent

Laurent Batsch | Posted July 26, 2012

De toutes les réformes de structure des dernières années, celle de l'enseignement supérieur restera comme une des plus profondes, alors qu'elle était donnée comme la plus improbable. Elle dessine aussi des lignes futures d'évolution.

  1. Plus d'autonomie pour les établissements, pas moins. Parce qu'il faut faire confiance aux collectifs de travail,...
Arnaud Clément


Mon dernier Roland-Garros

Arnaud Clément | Posted July 26, 2012

La passion du jeu ne m'a jamais quitté, même après ces 17 ans passés sur le circuit professionnel... Mais ces derniers temps, mon classement a baissé. Jouer sur le circuit secondaire ne m'a jamais posé de problème d'ego, je dois tout de même avouer ressentir une petite lassitude due au...

Annabel Benhaiem


Revivez le Festival de Cannes à travers les blogs

Annabel Benhaiem | Posted July 26, 2012

De Gilles Jacob, le président du Festival, à Bérénice Béjo, la maîtresse de cérémonie, en passant par les critiques de films, des stars, de l'ambiance, nos blogueurs ont suivi avec attention et commenté avec finesse ce 65e Festival de Cannes. Revivez le festival de l'intérieur

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  • Le président du Festival de Cannes s'adresse aux lecteurs du Huff Post

  • Le discours de la maîtresse de cérémonie du Festival en exclu sur Le Huff Post

  • Comment expliquer la frénésie cannoise?

  • L'analyse sociologique du Festival

  • Un Festival sans polémique, est-ce bon signe?

  • Mais qui est cette jeune femme sur l'affiche du Festival?

  • La 3D, c'est aussi du cinéma

  • Mais pourquoi tant de bling-bling?

  • Hommage à Ken Loach

Annabel Benhaiem


Les dessous de Cannes

Annabel Benhaiem | Posted July 26, 2012

Cannes, ses paillettes, ses stars, ses films... Certes, mais connaissez-vous l'envers du décor ? Notre blogueur, Aurélien Le Génissel, vous les a fait découvrir tout au long du festival, et certains détails ne manquent pas de piquant !

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Aurélien Le Genissel
Journaliste freelance vivant à Barcelone
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L'envers de Cannes: les escabeaux devant les marches
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Gaël Maupilé


Culture et numérique: au-delà d'Hadopi

Gaël Maupilé | Posted July 26, 2012

Les sorties remarquées et peu coordonnées d'Aurélie Filippetti (ministre de la culture) et de Fleur Pellerin (déléguée à l'économie numérique) sur le calendrier de la "grande concertation pour le financement de la création à l'ère du numérique" appellent un sentiment contrasté.

Il ne leur sera...

Jean-Luc Placet


Passe... Passons... Passé

Jean-Luc Placet | Posted July 26, 2012

Le maintenant "ancien" président de la République, Nicolas Sarkozy, a donné une leçon extrêmement intéressante le 6 mai au soir quand il a d'une part reconnu sa défaite et d'autre part évoqué les suites de son destin politique.

Je ne suis pas compétent pour évoquer la carrière d'un...

Aurélien Le Genissel


Palmes de Cannes: l'art délicat du pronostic

Aurélien Le Genissel | Posted July 26, 2012

Voilà, c'est mon dernier jour au festival de Cannes. Je marche sur la Croisette et je me rends compte que je n'ai pas trop parlé de cinéma dans le fond. Et pourtant c'est évidemment le plus important. Sans les films, leurs vedettes et leurs réalisateurs, pas de limousines,...

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