We just launched a new feature on the front page of the Huffington Post called Quick Read. Below every headline, there is now a "Quick Read" link that lets you preview a story without leaving the front page of the site. It is an easy way to peek at an article before you commit to reading the whole thing.
The feature also makes it easier to share news stories with friends and colleagues. Right from the Quick Read box you can email and IM the story if you think a friend would be interested in the piece. And all of this happens without any pop ups, new browser windows, or additional web pages loading, so when you are done you can simply return to reading the news.
Give it a try on the front page and let me know what you think in the comments.