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The amazing politics of Healthcare.gov failure

<b>John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell (Reuters/Larry Downing/Adrees Latif/AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Republicans are perversely celebrating Obamacare’s rocky rollout — but they should be careful what they wish for<p>Brian Beutler<p>October 23, 2013 11:44am (UTC)<p>It got buried beneath an avalanche of …

Thor: The Dark World – first look review

Disney-owned Marvel studios has proven itself an efficient production line for sumptuously entertaining superhero fare over the past few years, with comic-book titans Iron Man, Thor and Captain America all showing up in their own movies before coming together to save the world with wisecracking …

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

Coast With the Most: Santa Barbara to La Jolla

The last time Toronto-based writer <b>Lin Stranberg</b> and I collaborated on a Huffington Post travel blog, we won the <i>Visit California Eureka! Award</i> for Best Digital Feature. This year, my niece Ashley Sackerman's wedding to Christopher Bell at the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens seemed like the ideal …

Pictures: Coastal and Countryside Canada

The Benefit of No Expectations

Quick! What’s the best travel movie ever? <i>Before Sunrise</i>, <i>Roman Holiday</i>, um <i>The Beach</i>?<p>My favorite is probably <i>Yes Man</i>, a mostly forgettable 2008 film in which a troubled Jim Carrey vows to say “yes” to everything. But it warrants mention for the scene where he and Zooey Deschanel do an “eeny meeny miny …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

Travel Trivia: The Sistine Chapel

Consecrated to the Virgin Mary in 1483, the Vatican’s <b>Sistine Chapel</b> was created by Renaissance men: Sixtus IV and Julius II, popes who commissioned its artworks in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, and the artists Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, and, most famously, Michelangelo, who …

15 Most Bonkers Chairs at Pop Art Design in London

A new exhibition in London showcases the connection between Pop Art and design. From a ‘fetish chair’ to a creation made out of mud, Chloë Ashby …