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The Happiness of Pursuit

If you're an American and you're not having fun, it just might be your own fault. Our long national expedition is entering its 238th year, and from …

Happiness

Chronic Illnesses Outpace Infections As Big Killers Worldwide

People around the world are getting healthier and living longer.<p>Infectious diseases are declining around the globe. But at the same time, chronic health problems are on the rise, particularly in developing nations.<p>These are some of the key findings in the latest reports released by the World Bank …

Selling

Energy Industry: Let Us Frack or the Economy Will Suffer

The boom in Amer­ic­an oil and nat­ur­al gas is help­ing the U.S. eco­nomy and its con­tri­bu­tions could sub­stan­tially in­crease by the end of the …

Confirmed: Fracking practices to blame for Ohio earthquakes

This map shows the intensity of shaking in the area of a magnitude-3.9 earthquake that struck near Youngstown, Ohio, on Dec. 31, 2011. Research has linked this earthquake to the underground injection of wastewater from fracking.<p>Wastewater from the controversial practice of fracking appears to be …

Oil & Gas Industry

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2020 Olympics Likely To Go To Madrid: Source

NEW YORK -- Just three days before the International Olympic Committee is expected to decide which city will host the Summer Games in 2020, an expert familiar with the organization told The Huffington Post Wednesday evening that it seems increasingly likely the IOC will choose the Spanish capital …

Data Marketers Know What You Bought Last Summer

If you've ever wondered just how much marketing companies know about you, whether it's your education or income or purchase preferences, today you can see for yourself.<p>With the beta launch of AboutTheData.com, marketing technology company Acxiom is giving you a glimpse of the online profile your …

Chemical giants go to court, bees go to Washington, and giant carpenter bees

The week: major pesticide producers challenge bans of their products, lawmakers learn about bees, and a Tanzanian bonus<p>Stories about the declining bee population and its effects on the environment trickle through the news cycle nearly every day. To keep track of the latest bee news and make sense …

UN: press should not be 'intimidated into silence' over state secrets

Two senior UN representatives have warned the British government that the protection of state secrets must not be used as an excuse to "intimidate the press into silence" following the detention of David Miranda under the Terrorism Act.<p>Frank La Rue, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of …

India 'dowry deaths' still rising despite modernization

Crime statistics and a Gender Scorecard compiled by women's rights activists have put chilling new perspective on an age-old social ill in India: Bride-burning and other "dowry crimes" take the life of a woman every hour.<p>Despite a rapidly expanding middle class, enviable economic growth and …

Syria crisis: Pope tells Vladimir Putin world leaders have allowed 'senseless massacre'

Pope Francis has written to Vladimir Putin criticising world leaders for standing by while a "senseless massacre" unfolded in Syria.<p>In a letter sent on Sept 4 to Mr Putin in his role of host of the G20 conference, and published on Thursday, Francis wrote: "It is regrettable that, from the very …

Christianity