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How To Make It As A Black Sitcom: Be Careful How You Talk About Race

Brennan Williams | October 21, 2014 | Black Voices
Photo illustration by Troy Dunham. Among those who consider such things, it's generally agreed that "The Cosby Show" holds a canonical, almost sacred status in television history. But there's at least one critique it's never been able to...

Ebola Vaccine Trials In West Africa Expected To Begin In January

Amanda L. Chan | October 21, 2014 | Healthy Living
GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday. Dr Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for WHO,...

Ebola Vaccine Trials In West Africa Expected To Begin In January

Amanda L. Chan | October 21, 2014 | Healthy Living

Meet The Breast Cancer Survivor Who's Raised A Record Amount Of Money For Research

Alena Hall | October 21, 2014 | Impact
When Cathy Jolly was only 35 years old, a breast cancer diagnosis threatened to turn her life upside down. After surviving her battle and empathizing with other women with stories just like hers, she set out to raise as much money as possible for research toward better treatments and cures...

Losing The Use Of Her Legs Didn't Stop This Teen From Becoming A Basketball Champ

Amanda Scherker | October 21, 2014 | Teen
Erica Wilson was an average, active 12-year-old who never missed a dance practice -- until she lost the use of her legs to a neurological disorder called transverse myelitis. She feared she'd spend the rest of her life on the sidelines. Then, she discovered the joy of wheelchair...

Tinder To Start Offering Special Features For A Fee

Kerry Flynn | October 21, 2014 | Technology
Beginning in early November, Tinder, the wildly popular and sometimes controversial dating app, will offer users optional premium services for a price. The company's CEO and co-founder, Sean Rad, announced that the company would soon offer the new paid features on Monday, during the Forbes Under 30...

Scott Foley Reveals Things You Didn't Know About Kerry Washington And The Cast Of 'Scandal'

Ryan Buxton | October 21, 2014 | HuffPost Live 321
"Scandal" is all about secrets, but Scott Foley got a rare chance to speak freely on Monday when he shared some little-known facts about his co-stars with HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski. Which actor has a pre-show ritual that involves screaming and banging on the walls? Who likes to...

Televangelist Ernest Angley Reportedly Urged Vasectomies, Abortion For Congregation

Antonia Blumberg | October 21, 2014 | Religion
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation. The Akron Beacon Journal...

London Gay Couple Allegedly Thrown Off Bus For Kissing

James Nichols | October 21, 2014 | Gay Voices
A gay couple in London was allegedly kicked off of a bus this week after the driver saw the pair kissing. Jack James and his partner were reportedly riding the bus when the driver responded negatively to James' partner pecking James on the lips. “The bus driver shouted: ‘Oi,...

These Are The States Where Kids Have The Best Opportunities In Education

Rebecca Klein | October 21, 2014 | Parents
While more students are graduating from high school and college, the number of young students enrolled in preschool in recent years has stagnated. A new index released Monday from the nonprofit groups Opportunity Nation and Measure of America looks at the level of opportunity afforded...

Ebola Panic Hits Schools, Businesses, Airlines Across U.S.

Dana Liebelson | October 21, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- One person in the United States has died from Ebola. And that person, so far, has infected just two people -- both of whom were healthcare workers tending to him in a Dallas hospital. And yet, a large chunk of the country is fearful over the possibility of...

LIVE: Updates From The Jodi Arias Trial

David Lohr | October 21, 2014 | Crime
PHOENIX, Arizona -- A year ago, Jodi Arias left this courthouse a convicted murderer. Now, she returns to find out if her next stop will be death row. The 2013 trial of the 34-year-old photographer became a national sensation, with much of the testimony focusing on her sex life and...

Dead Infants Found In U-Haul Storage Locker In Canada

Andy Campbell | October 21, 2014 | Crime
Police in Winnipeg, Canada say that the bodies of several infants were found in a U-Haul storage locker on Monday night. CBC News first reported the "gruesome scene," where at least three bodies were discovered in various states of decomposition. It wasn't immediately clear how long the bodies...

Nigeria Says It Struck A Cease-Fire With Boko Haram, But Are They Talking To The Right Guy?

Charlotte Alfred | October 21, 2014 | World
Nigeria says it has struck a cease-fire deal with Boko Haram, raising hopes that over 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the militant group will be released. But mystery continues to surround the identity of the interlocutor on the other side of the negotiations. Nigerian officials said...

You'll Never Believe How Much Work Goes Into Making A Kitchen Knife

Julie R. Thomson | October 21, 2014 | Taste
It's so much work.

Americans More Concerned About The Economy And Jobs Than Ebola, Poll Shows

Reuters | October 21, 2014 | Healthy Living
Oct 21 (Reuters) - A new poll on Tuesday showed Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs and other issues among America's top problems, while a law enforcement official warned about Ebola-related scams promising protection against the virus that has killed thousands in West Africa. Ebola debuted in the top...

The Gospel Of Ephron: What Amy Poehler And Lena Dunham's Books Have In Common

Amanda Duberman | October 21, 2014 | Women
In a New York Times profile a few years ago, Mindy Kaling expressed her irritation at the “media’s tendency to define funny women in relation to one another, as if they’re all competing in a game of musical chairs.” So when I sat down to my pile of...

Aid Groups Handing Out Ebola Home Care Kits Because There Aren't Enough Clinics

Eleanor Goldberg | October 21, 2014 | Impact
(Repeats with no changes) By David Lewis and James Harding Giahyue DAKAR/MONROVIA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - With the number of Ebola cases spiraling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world's deadliest diseases are being forced...

Is This Panda Masturbating?

Andres Jauregui | October 21, 2014 | Weird News
Researchers may have finally discovered why panda bears are so finicky about their mates. It could be that nothing satisfies quite like the pleasure paw. World Wildlife Federation researchers caught this panda allegedly touching himself following a meal of bamboo in the forests of Sichuan...

5 Plot Holes You Never Noticed In 'Star Wars'

Todd Van Luling | October 21, 2014 | Entertainment
May the forced plots be with you.