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'19 Kids and Counting' yanked from TLC's schedule

"19 Kids and Counting" has been dropped from TLC's schedule in the wake of outrage over reality star Josh Duggar's admission that he inappropriately touched some of his sisters as a teenager, the channel announced Friday.<p>In a statement, the channel said it was deeply troubled and saddened by what …

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NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of The Year (So Far)

Give or take a few weeks, 2013's midpoint is upon us. After almost six months of new music, it's that time of year when we pause to catch our breath, get our bearings and share our love for the albums that defined the first half of 2013.<p>For the rest of the year, if we find ourselves loving a new …

Thai-Basil Sangria

The Spanish drink sangria draws its name from the blood-red color of its traditional red wine base. This stripped-down version gets its rich golden …

Flavors

28 Big-Batch Summer Drinks That Know How To Get Down

Leave all that shakin' and stirrin' to the pros. Let's go find a container large enough to bathe a puppy in and fill it with booze and laugh and laugh and laugh.

Mermaid tail braid

We haven't done a hair tutorial in ages! So, my friend (and hair genius) Caroline , photographer Jamie Beck and I decided to come together...

28 Gorgeous DIY Hairstyles

Still rocking a rotation of hair down, in a bun held together by two pencils, and a side braid? Us too, and it’s about time we mix things up! We’ve scoured the web for the hottest summer hairstyles, from beachy waves to top knots, with a whole lot of braids in between. Be sure to let us know which …

Hairstyling

The best New York staycations

Does the heat, humidity and scorching concrete of summer in New York make you want to hop on a plane for a weekend getaway? No need! We'll help you …

53 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Everything

1. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― <b>Pablo Picasso</b><p>2. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, …

Superhealthy Breakfast Cookie

So I saw this recipe on Facebook for a superhealthy cookie with mashed bananas as the base and I made them (substituting the raisins--blech!--with dried sour cherries--yum!). But they were...not that great. However, I really liked the concept, which results in a treat that's as much a "bar" (as my …

Breakfast

An Image of Yoda Appearing in the Fat Folds of a Pig’s Forehead

We have heard of fanboys, but fanpigs? Redditor skippuy has posted a photo taken by his friend that shows an image of Yoda (<i>Star Wars</i>) appearing in …

10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America

Imagine you have a brother and he’s an alcoholic. He has his moments, but you keep your distance from him. You don’t mind him for the occasional …

35 Pieces Of Advice From A 100-Year-Old

A woman who can see things through the eye of experience shares 35 tips on what she learned from 100 years of life.<p>1. Even if you feel hatred, keep …

How to Make Your Own Makeup Remover Wipes

By now, we all know what a lifesaver makeup wipes can be. You get in from a long night out, fall into bed, and then realize you’ve forgotten to wash …

8 Ways To Eat Organic Food On A Budget

But that doesn't mean that organic is better for your bank account.<p>In fact, organic foods are on average about one-third more expensive than conventionally produced foods.<p>Fret not, says Linda Watson, author of Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet—All on $5 …

Onions

You Do Not Have to Suffer

Most people suffer much of the time. Ask yourself, right now: Don't you feel some level of anxiety, anger, upset, or grief on an average day? Suffering is so common that it seems like part of being human.<p>And yet, there is a simple way to stop most suffering. I'm not talking about stopping events …

Anger Management

Wedding Photograph Features a Hungry T-Rex Chasing the Bridal Party

Here’s a fun wedding photo idea we’ve never seen before: dinosaur photobombing. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based wedding photographer Quinn Miller …

The best things to do in NYC according to locals and Time Out Editors

When researching the best things to do in NYC, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Gotham draws millions of tourists from all over the world with its …

Shaving Your Armpits: How To Tell If You're Doing It Wrong

Shaving is just as much a rite of passage for girls as it is for boys. We here at HuffPost Style will never forget the moment we first picked up a razor to shave our legs. Fortunately, we got much better at it and have ended up with fewer nicks. But there's one body part that still gives us pause …

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

The Little Book of Contentment

‘He who is contented is rich.’ <b>~Lao Tzu</b><p>One of the most important things I’ve learned in the last 7 years has been how to find contentment.<p>It’s been a …

Taoism

13 Great And Terrible Local Business Ads

We again grade amateur creativity. Coming to a town near you.<p><b>Here's more Great and Terrible local business ads.</b>

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

London Underground

6 Sweet and Satisfying Sugarless Desserts

Treats that put maple syrup, honey, agave nectar and chocolate front and center—without a grain of white sugar in sight.<p>On the Joys of …

Dessert

First Watch: Jeri-Jeri With Baaba Maal, 'Gawlo'

One of my favorite songs last year was a collaboration between a Sengalese drum collective and a German techno producer. The producer, Mark Ernestus traveled to the West African country to work with Jeri-Jeri, a group that plays a popular dance music called mbalax. The result was "Mbeuguel Dafa …

The Worst Room, A Blog Documenting Some of the Worst New York City Apartments Found on Craigslist

<i>Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. $725.00. “With kitchen”</i><p><i>The Worst Room</i> is a Tumblr blog dedicated to one person’s search for an affordable apartment in …

Touche of the Day: Mrs. Doubtfire’s Dress vs. Kim Kardashian’s Dress

Comedian Robin Williams chimed in on Kim Kardashian’s custom-designed Riccardo Tisci evening gown by comparing it to the floral dress he wore in the 1993 comedy film <i>Mrs. Doubtfire</i>. The socialite’s attire became quite a hit during Monday’s Met Gala, spawning a series of photoshopped images poking fun at the reality star’s “sofa slipcover”-like dress.

Make your old iPhone run like new

Want to rejuvenate a sluggish iPhone 4? Here are some easy tips.<p>My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole …

Apps

50 Of Life’s Little Pleasures

1. The scrumptious residue left on your fingers after eating Doritos or Cheetos products.<p>2. Completing a form on the internet without missing a …

Music Teachers