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45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus

We asked college students how they navigate the gray zone of sexual consent, where communication is rarely as simple as “yes” or “no.” Here are their stories.

College & University

12 Under-Recognized, Badass Women Who Changed the World

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” The phrase probably makes you think of Marilyn Monroe or Eleanor Roosevelt, both of whom have been credited with the words (usually written in calligraphy across a coffee shop wall or posted on Instagram when their birthdays roll around). It has become a …

White House races to save Middle East peace process before Trump takes office

John Kerry to underline outgoing president’s support of two-state solution with speech setting out US vision of Israel-Palestine agreement<p>John Kerry is due to lay out a US framework for a Palestinian-Israeli agreement as the Obama administration and its international allies scramble to protect what …

10 Best Books of 2016

Commonwealth <br>By Ann Patchett (Harper)<p>An illicit kiss at a christening wrecks two marriages in Los Angeles but blends the six children from different families. As we follow them over the next half century, their stories come into focus the way our own family legends cohere — from scraps of …

Selena's Father Sues Chris Perez And Endemol To Block TV Series About Her Life

Just weeks after Endemol Shine North America announced it would develop a television series about Tejano music queen Selena’s love story with her husband Chris Perez, the project faces a legal roadblock.<p>The late singer’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. on Friday filed a suit in a Texas court …

How to safari in South Africa on a budget

A South African safari needn’t cost a packet. Our money-saving tips include going out of season, looking for online deals and doing what the locals do<p>The words “budget” and “safari” are not often found in the same sentence. Safaris are a notoriously expensive holiday choice. But there are ways to …

Dividend Stocks for the Next 100 Years

There are a handful of stocks on the market that have been paying a dividend for over 100 years. <b>Procter & Gamble</b>, <b>ExxonMobil</b>, and <b>General Mills</b> are three such names, and one thing they hold in common is that they run very stable and (arguably) boring businesses. They're also not involved in the …

$350 United tickets to Europe Wednesday (and I paid $691 on Monday)

Yesterday there was a sale for about 12 hours with United/Star Alliance dropping round trip ticket prices to Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and several other …

Biggest Biotech IPO Of 2016 Is Launched By 31 Year Old

Vivek Ramaswamy, the 31-year-old pharmaceutical deal maker and drug developer, has done it again, pulling off the biggest biotechnology initial public offering of 2016, the second-year in a row he has been behind a giant biotech IPO.<p>Myovant Sciences, a company Ramaswamy formed in April, raised $218 …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Sweet Potato Recipes That'll Last You Through The Cold Months

Orange is better.<p>Sweet potatoes are a very special kind of spud. They offer all the comfort and starchy goodness of a regular potato, but they're loaded with sweetness, too. Often times these root veggies show off their sweet flavor with a bright orange color -- though, not always -- which only …

Cooking

Preventing Mom Meltdowns

As mothers, we know how to keep our kids from dissolving into a tantrum: Not overscheduling them, getting little ones down for naps on time, keeping a regular bedtime, and making sure they are well fed. If we do our best to stick to these habits, it's more likely that meltdowns will be kept to a …

Field of homes: A guide to where the U.S. presidential candidates own real estate

Since all aspects of the lives of the 2016 presidential candidates are under scrutiny, LoanDepot.com decided to take a look at their homes and mortgages as gathered from public records. The entire list, updates and loan details are available at the national nonbank lender's blog.<p>We've parsed the …

20 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

<i>Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr</i><p>More than "middle seat," "lost reservation" or "canceled flight," the two words that have the power to rattle even the most intrepid traveler are, "Stop, thief!"<p>Tamara Tennant, a globetrotter and owner of an interior design firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recalls how …

Credit Cards

5 Stories You Didn't Know About 'The Sound Of Music,' As Told By Julie Andrews

This year marks the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music," and in part of the remembrance and celebration, The Huffington Post was able to interview Julie Andrews about what it was like to actually film the now-iconic movie.<p>Dame Julie is as sweet and dignified as you'd expect, even while …

How the CIA gets away with it: Our democracy is their real enemy

<b>Matt Damon as Jason Bourne (Universal Studios)</b><p>The inside, untold story of CIA’s efforts to mislead Congress — and the people — about torture will horrify you<p>Scott Horton<p>February 21, 2015 11:30am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare”<p>On …

Surveillance

The Secret Life of Nina Simone

Before her roaring performance at the 1976 Montreaux Jazz Festival, Nina Simone was a star dimensioned by near bankruptcy and self-imposed exile. A …

New Book: 'My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me'

<i>"I am the granddaughter of Amon Goeth, who shot hundreds of people - and for being black, he would have shot me, too." - Jennifer Teege</i><p>When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, randomly picked up a library book off a shelf, her whole life -- her whole sense of self -- changed forever. …

Books

This Ingredient Takes Sweet Potato Fries to the Next Level

<i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>photo: Romulo A Yanes</i><p>Did you know that when they're cooked, sweet potatoes' immune-boosting vitamin C content increases, to nearly a quarter of what you need in a day? That's why we're such a fan of crispy sweet potato fries--simply baked or roasted with a little salt and …

14 Things You Didn't Know About New Orleans

Mardi Gras season is well under way. This year, around one million tourists are expected to flock to New Orleans to partake in the festivities. If you’re one of the lucky million and it’s your first time in the Crescent City, make sure to prepare yourself for the unique wonderland you're about to …

The Strange Science Of Sexual Attraction

Attraction, like romantic love, works in mysterious ways.<p>While we'd like to think that we know why a particular person catches our eye, there are a number of invisible forces at work that determine which members of the opposite sex we become interested in -- and which ones we don't.<p>Of course, there …

How To Cheat On Your Boss

When I was 26, I was in school full-time and working full-time. I was finishing my degree at night. I was a student at Mundelein College, but the last class I needed to graduate wasn’t offered at Mundelein that spring.<p>I needed a marketing strategy class. It was offered at DePaul, in downtown …

Ethiopia's child brides see marriage as key to jobs abroad, says thinktank

Up a bumpy, winding dirt track in the mountains of northern Ethiopia, past two bulls chewing pasture and a rondavel built from sticks and cow dung, is the modest home of Lubaba Abdella, its mudbrick walls reinforced by eucalyptus bark and topped by a corrugated roof.<p>Abdella has lived a lifetime, …

Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza

When Israeli soldiers wrap up their three years of mandatory service, many go on to launch tech startups.<p>Lior Vaknin, 27, is no exception. He served as a special forces paratrooper in the Israeli army from 2006 to 2009, and then ran a startup in Israel. But seven months ago, he moved to New York …