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NFL Teams Turning Their Backs on Michael Sam Will Push Athletes Deeper into the Closet

In LGBT sports we often talk of the Domino Effect: one athlete coming out and several following. Derrick Schell (Hillsdale College basketball player) and Connor Mertens (Willamette University football player) stories have led to dozens of athletes reaching out and eventually being their authentic …

LGBTQI

ANOTHER Plane Diverted Because Of A Seat Fight

The fight for airplane seat supremacy continues this week with a story from Florida about a plane that was forced to land after an unruly passenger made a fuss about a woman who was trying to recline her seat.<p>WPTV spoke with a passenger who said he was sitting next to the aforementioned seat …

Planned Parenthood Dismisses 'Cynical' GOP Birth Control Proposal

Planned Parenthood and several Republican Senate candidates have finally found something they agree on: that birth control pills should be available over the counter. But the family planning provider has warned voters not to trust the candidates' sudden show of support for the policy, calling it an …

Malaysia Airlines Launches Unfortunately Named 'Bucket List' Contest

It’s been a catastrophic four months for Malaysia Airlines, which suffered the twin tragedies of losing everyone on board flights MH17 and MH370.<p>Now the airline appears to have launched a questionably named competition in a bid to rebrand.<p>The contest, launched on Monday, is called “My Ultimate …

Tesla Stock Hits All-Time High After Analyst Praises Company

Not that many people buy Tesla’s cars, but that’s not stopping anyone from buying Tesla stock.<p>The company’s share price hit a record high on Tuesday after an analyst published a note praising the company’s potential and the electric carmaker struck a deal to expand in China.<p>The stock hit a record …

This Is What It's Like To Be An Unarmed Black Man In America

You know how it is. You're outside your house, sitting on your stoop, peaceably eating an ice cream cone, and when you look up there's a gun trained on your face and a police officer demanding that you vacate the premises.<p>Or maybe you don't. You don't, unless you're not white.<p>In "Cop v. Black Guy," …

Pat Quinn: Chris Christie Is 'On The Wrong Track' On Minimum Wage

Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.) made the case for a minimum wage hike and hit back at Republican governors from whom he's garnered criticism during a Tuesday HuffPost Live appearance.<p>Quinn is currently taking the "Minimum Wage Challenge" and living on $79 over seven days, a number he arrived at after …

How Taking Down A "Big Tiger" Is Establishing the Rule of Law in China

SHANGHAI -- The downfall of Zhou Yongkang, a "big tiger" top official who in the past would have been considered immune to corruption investigations, is of great practical significance. It sets a new milestone in China's deepening anti-graft campaign.<p>What we should remember, however, is that as a …

China

ISIS Threatens To Execute British Aid Worker David Haines

In a video that appears to show the beheading of an American journalist, militants of the Islamic State group in Syria have threatened to take the life of another hostage.<p>The video, released Tuesday, purports to show the killing of U.S. reporter Steven Sotloff at the hands of an IS member. The …

Obama Authorizes Sending Additional Troops To Iraq

President Barack Obama has authorized a State Department request for additional troops in Iraq.<p>Obama ordered approximately 350 additional military personnel be sent to Iraq "to protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad," according to a Tuesday statement from the office of the White …

Middle East Time Bomb: The Real Aim of ISIS Is to Replace the Saud Family as the New Emirs of Arabia

<b>This article is Part II of Alastair Crooke's historical analysis of the roots of ISIS and its impact on the future of the Middle East. Read Part I here.</b><p>BEIRUT -- ISIS is indeed a veritable time bomb inserted into the heart of the Middle East. But its destructive power is not as commonly understood. …

50 Years Later: Honoring the Wilderness Act Through Citizen Science

Before I became a conservation scientist, I was a nature-loving kid who grew up in a family of amateur naturalists. We were always tromping around in natural areas, observing plants and birds or collecting seashells. When I was eight, my parents gave me my very first garden -- and I was hooked. I …

Ecology

The 'Artisanal' School Supplies List

Dear School Families,<p>We hope you've been having a wonderful summer. We can't wait to welcome all of our students back to school. We know it's going to be a great year.<p>Here is the list of the school supplies your child will need to fully participate in class this year. Great care was taken in …

artisanal

How to Parent, According To Breakfast Club Movie Quotes

A few nights ago while I was working, I had the television on in the background, and they were showing a string of '80s Brat Pack movies. (Yes, it was my own personal little heaven.) If you grew up in the age of John Hughes movies, complete with Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Anthony …

These Energy-Saving Steps Save More Than Fuel (Think CO2 and $$$)

Saving energy makes sense any time, but particularly now, given our short supplies of oil and the pollution and climate change we create when we burn any fossil fuel.<p>Still, you may be among the millions of people who have not yet incorporated energy conservation into your daily routine. Why not? …

Fossil Fuels

Financial Education | HuffPost

This Is How Much The Female Portrait Has Evolved In The Last 500 Years

Art history books have a reputation of showcasing dead, white, European males -- DWEM -- and the (mostly white) women they handpicked as muses. Portrait after portrait reveals a woman's face through a man's gaze, casting a rather unsavory light on the tendency of artists to eroticize, objectify or …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome | Inc.com

Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your brain, in anticipation of the time off, just says: <i>I have had enough! Bring on the downtime.</i> Then the afternoon just drags on and …

Productivity