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12 Incredible Things Vinegar Can Do

<i>By Lynn Andriani</i><p>You know this household staple is a cheap, effective and natural all-purpose cleaner. But who knew that it could also smooth out your hair and spruce up wilted veggies?<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>12 Incredible Uses for Vinegar<p><i>Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter</i>.<p>PHOTO …

Unemployed Americans Increasingly Frustrated With Congressional Inaction

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Democrats fell just one vote short of advancing a bill to restore long-term unemployment insurance last Thursday, Russ Holton wept.<p>"Imagine that, a 44-year-old man crying while watching TV," he said. He had watched the vote on C-SPAN 2. A day later, his cable provider cut …

It's a Fact that Women Get Paid Less Than Men. Stop Debating.

The fact-checkers quickly pounced on President Barack Obama for saying that women make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. The data point, used as a rallying cry in last week's State of the Union address, is misleading, critics said.<p>Yet when it comes to sex and pay, it's these critics who are …

This week in the War on Workers: On minimum wage, US is definitely not number one

How your pizza delivery guy is getting stiffed this Super Bowl. Don't be part of the problem, please.<p>Is trouble coming to the Magic Kingdom? Union …

Hillary Clinton Has Biggest Democratic Poll Lead in History

With 2016 polls proliferating years in advance of the actual election, and the topic of <b>Hillary Clinton’</b>s presumed candidacy filler for any momentary …

O’Reilly to Women Making Less Than Men: ‘What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You’

<b>Bill O’Reilly</b> opened his first show after last night’s State of the Union by zeroing in on the section in which President <b>Barack Obama</b> called for …

The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur Blasts MSNBC’s ‘Pathetic’ Apologies for Cheerios Tweet

MSNBC President <b>Phil Griffin</b> bought himself some probation from the Republican National Committee by apologizing for a tweet that was sent from the …

Colbert: You Can’t Take Football Away From These ‘Brain-Damaged’ Fox Hosts!

To close out his week-long coverage of “Superb Owl XLVIII” Thursday night, <b>Stephen Colbert</b> took on some of football’s health concerns, namely the …

How Not To Run A Liberal TV Network

<b>In Fast Copy</b>, his vastly underrated novel about Texas, newspapers, and Texas newspapering in the 1930s, Dan Jenkins writes of his hero, "newshen" Betsy Throckmorton, that her approach to local news -- to wit, actually covering it -- so inflames a prominent local merchant that he storms into her …

Federal Law Treats Marijuana As Worse Than Cocaine, And Obama Says He’s Not Going To Change That

Even after President Obama’s recent comments that marijuana is not less dangerous than alcohol and that the state legalization measures are an …

Mother Jones on Twitter: "This is how likely poor kids are to grow up and move out of poverty based on where they live http://t.co/5A5VIZkLBN http://t.co/7BBZQJ9bdg"

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What Your Favorite Artwork Says About You

Cocktails, cheese, books, footwear -- who knew the faintest detail of a personal preference could reveal so much about our personalities? So, we thought: If our favorite milk products and children's literature can be so illuminating, what about our favorite pieces of art...?<p>Thus began our …

Boy who died saving relatives from fire laid to rest as 'firefighter'

Friends and relatives Wednesday paid their respects to Tyler Doohan, the 8-year-old upstate New York boy who helped rescue six relatives from a fire but then perished while trying to save his grandfather.<p>In a Mass at St. John of Rochester Catholic Church, Tyler was honored with a firefighter's …

Meet 330 anti-abortion lawmakers who made 2013 "a terrible year for women's health"

Bible-Thumping Bumpkins Make Buddhist's Life Hell at La. Public School

Perhaps you've never heard of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, up on the Texas border. It's most famous as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus Nash, who …

Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone Will Probably Have A Fingerprint Sensor Just Like The iPhone 5S

According to a research note from KGI Securities, which has a great track record of predicting future products, the two Galaxy S5 phones will be designed to attack both the high and low ends of the market. 9to5Google first had the report.<p>The entry-level device will have a 5.2-inch screen, 16 MP …

Guns hurt or kill 10,000 children in the U.S. each year: study

School shootings unnerve Americans, but the number of children injured or killed in those tragic events is just a fraction of the young people harmed by firearms each year in the United States, a new study finds.<p>Injuries from firearms send more than 7,000 kids to the hospital annually, an average …

Missouri Lawmakers May Force Women To Wait 3 Days Before Having An Abortion

Missouri’s legislative session kicked off less than three weeks ago, but state lawmakers aren’t wasting any time when it comes to launching new …

16 Major Advantages Of Being A Book Lover

It's no secret that reading is an excellent pastime. But sometimes, at the end of a long day, it's easier to switch on Netflix than reach for the novel you were so excited about, but have yet to start. Don't be dissuaded! There are major advantages to being a book lover. Here are 16, to start:<p><b>1.</b> …

NSA Could Be Watching You Play Angry Birds

President Barack Obama’s speech earlier this month outlined modest new limitations on the National Security Agency’s use of data it harvests from …

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Unemployment Can Do To You

It's been more than three decades since such a large percentage of Americans were out of work and not even looking, according to government numbers.<p>That's a problem for the economy as a whole, but it's an even bigger issue for the people actually struggling without work. Some people, known as the …

The Internet In 1981 Was Just So Adorable

"Imagine, if you will, sitting down to your morning coffee and turning on your home computer to read the day's newspaper."<p>So begins this adorable San Francisco newscast from 1981, chronicling how newspapers are starting to (gasp!) send newspapers over the Internet. Someone is even credited as a …

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

Gov. Chris Christie's got a scandal on his hands. Here's what you need to know.

Here's Why You Should Be Upset Over Mindy Kaling's Elle Cover, Even If She Isn't

The February series of Elle covers have sparked quite a bit of controversy. Four outstanding TV stars are depicted separately, including a full color, three-quarter shot of Allison Williams, Zooey Deschanel and Amy Poehler ... and a black-and-white, close-up image of Mindy Kaling.<p>Almost instantly, …

The Female Face of Poverty

Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.<p>Let me state the obvious: I have never lived on the brink. I’ve never been in foreclosure, never applied for food stamps, never had to choose between feeding my children or paying the rent, and never feared …

Chris Christie’s problem is that he’s really, truly a bully

The release of e-mails suggesting that Gov. Chris Christie's top aides choked off transportation to a small town as political retribution against the town's mayor are a huge deal. I wouldn't go so far as Jonathan Chait, who says "they will probably destroy Christie’s chances in 2016." But they make …