Archive for noviembre, 2015
It’s been estimated that the Amazon rainforest and surrounding areas are—or once were—home to upwards of 11,000 different tree species . It’s also been estimated that those forests have shrunk by about 12 percent, and that human meddling could double or triple that number by 2050.
Do you remember ABC’s television show The Dating Game ? The format of the original series was simple: a bachelorette would have three minutes to ask the same set of questions to each of three hidden bachelors, and then select one bachelor as her “date” based strictly on their responses
This is a log of my movements between New York City and the bus. It’s three unequal parts, all meandering and moderately pointless, but starting the bus seemed a bit like cheating without talking about the journey to get there even a little bit
It is one of the central political puzzles of our time: Parts of the country that depend on the safety-net programs supported by Democrats are increasingly voting for Republicans who favor shredding that net. In his successful bid for the Senate in 2010, the libertarian Rand Paul railed against “intergenerational welfare” and said that “the culture of dependency on government destroys people’s spirits,” yet racked up winning margins in eastern Kentucky, a former Democratic stronghold that is heavily dependent on public benefits
So on November 19, 2015 Jared Fogle, Subway Restaurants’ iconic former spokeperson was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes. Fogle’s fall from grace came on the heels of a prior investigation into the activities of Russell Taylor, the head of the Fogle Foundation, an advocacy group focused on combating childhood obesity. According to court records, Taylor allegedly produced or distributed child pornography concerning 12 victims, one as young as six years of age
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair. After years of trying, Congress is finally on the verge of rewriting the 2002 law
Photography: The White House (The White House Blog) Public Domain For the first time ever, The United States of America canceled one of the most revered federal holidays on the nation’s calendar — the annual stuff your face with turkey, get totally drunk and spend the evening belching and farting fest, known by its more traditional name of “Thanksgiving.” In a somber television address to the nation, President Obama said: “My fellow Americans I come before you today to announce that I am canceling Thanksgiving forthwith because with Donald Trump and Ben Carson still leading in the Republican Presidential Polls, and the likelihood that one of them may capture their party’s nomination for the Presidency, we cannot seriously be thankful for much this November. Thus, I am declaring next Thursday November 26 as No-Thanksgiving Day and I’m urging all Americans to forego the consumption of turkey, mash potatoes and brussel sprouts to show that they approve of my decision. Just FYI though, I will continue to support folks who want to pig out on pecan pie because I’m pretty partial to doing that myself
Breakups can be heartbreaking and soul crushing. The more meaningful the relationship, the more painful its demise. Whatever the cause of a breakup, however long the relationship lasted, whether you are in your 20s or 40s, or you were the dumper or the dumpee, when a relationship ends, you will grieve
Firstly, I must make this much clear: I am not a Republican. However, I do respect those who champion fiscal responsibility as an ideological platform, as well as those few GOP candidates who have proven their political mettle and entered the arena with more than just empty promises (John Kasich, for example). No matter whether I agree or disagree with their policies, at the very least they make concrete statements about what they plan to do in office via their respective “On the Issues” statements and comments on the campaign trail.
As the U.S. House voted to tighten restrictions on the resettlement of Syrian refugees , former Marine and award-winning author Phil Klay took to Twitter to express his disappointment.
As a little girl, I used to wave at the sky as I rode in the back seat, saying “hi” to God. But life has a way of changing, and while I still believe in God wholeheartedly, I do not wave at the sky anymore.
Donald Trump’s campaign barred a BuzzFeed reporter Thursday from attending an event in Newton, Iowa, a move that comes one day after campaign manager Corey Lewandowski threatened to blacklist a CNN reporter for straying from the designated media area at a Massachusetts rally. In a series of tweets, BuzzFeed’s White House reporter Evan McMorris-Santoro described passing through Secret Service, providing press credentials and still not being allowed into the event. I asked the Trump camp for credentials several days ago. Never heard back. So I came out to Iowa to check things out.
We are trapped. Once again, we find ourselves wedged between the hammer of terrorism and the anvil of the European far right and of Republican neocons across the Atlantic. Every war has its mongers who profit from its sorrows, rubble and spilt blood.
The world is aflame with contention right now. There are stories of campus activism, racism, and free speech. There is tension between the Republican and Democratic parties, and tension within the Republican and Democratic parties, as candidates vie for the presidency
In the movie “Being There,” a gardener labeled Chauncey, played by Peter Sellers, manages like a live action Mr. Magoo to blindly stumble his way toward being a media sensation, key adviser and possibly a presidential candidate, without really knowing anything more than gardens and television shows
When viewers tune in for coverage of the Latin Grammys on Thursday, they’ll also see ads from the pro-immigration reform groups SEIU and iAmerica Action targeting Republicans over their opposition to deportation relief for undocumented immigrants. “We will not accept hate,” a voiceover says in the ad, in Spanish. “We will not allow anti-immigrant attacks
I have tried screaming, blowing a whistle into the phone, and cussing like a drunken sailor. I’ve even tried Jewish mother guilt and asking the caller on the other end of the phone “How do you look yourself in the mirror knowing that what you do for a living is scam people?
In the wake of the Paris bombings by ISIS, the United States has joined the world in expressing outrage and its determination to destroy the terrorist group. But with what actions should America – and individual Americans – respond
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LOS ANGELES — At the Islamic Center of Southern California, a historic mosque near downtown LA that attracts more than 1,000 Muslims each week for prayers, worshippers can usually walk in with ease. But in the days after the Paris attacks, security — existent but usually slim at the mosque known for its strong and peaceful relations with the local community — has been amped up
Finally, a Cool Formula for Teaching Kids How to Be More Grateful, From a Gratitude Researcher (and Dad)
‘Tis the season… for asking kids to name what they’re grateful for over turkey..
We all know what Thanksgiving entails–turkey, pies, family, friends, acceptable overeating, and leading up to and directly after the event, a whole lot of sleeping. It’s a fantastic holiday, and unlike Christmas or the various birthday parties you attend throughout the year, you can typically get through it without spending an egregious amount of money
On the 25th of this month the world will recognize an issue that is so pervasive and present that at least 30 percent of the global population is directly affected by or engaged in it: violence against women. That figure includes an estimated 15 percent of the male population of the world: where there are the abused there also are the abusers
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, more than half the nation’s states are vowing to bar Syrian refugees. But do they have the legal authority to do so? Harvard Law professors say the answer is clear: No.
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In a recent episode of The Huffington Post Love+Sex Podcast about sex tourism, co-hosts Carina Kolodny and Noah Michelson chatted with Matt , a DJ from Australia who travels halfway around the world each year to attend San Francisco’s Folsom Street Festival, the world’s biggest leather event . While chatting with Kolodny and Michelson, Matt brought up ” the hanky code ,” a form of covert communication that some gay men used in the ’70s and ’80s to signal their sexual interests and desires to other men. As Fusion.com notes , “Men who participated in this form of flagging placed differently colored handkerchiefs in the back pockets of their pants: the left side for dominant sexual partners (tops) and the right side for submissive sexual partners (bottoms).” For instance, if you are wearing a light blue hanky in your left back pocket, you’re looking for someone to perform oral sex on you.
Today’s topics include: We Recap Chez on Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour; Bob’s Shirtless Offer; Listener Reaction to Our Mizzou Rant; The Latest on the Paris Attacks; Breaking News from Germany; GOP Governors Demonizing Refugees; Bible Verses That Mandate Allowing Refugees to Come to America; Texas Lawmaker Spills the Beans About Texas Gun Laws; Hannity and Bo Dietl on Surveilling Mosques; and much more. Download the mp3 (56 minutes, 23mb) Listen and subscribe on iTunes (it’s FREE!) Support the show at Patreon The Bob & Chez Show is a funny, fast-paced political podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The twice-weekly podcast is hosted by Bob Cesca (Salon.com, The Huffington Post, The Daily Banter, The Stephanie Miller Show), and CNN/MSNBC producer turned writer Chez Pazienza.
WASHINGTON — Health insurance consumers who use HealthCare.gov to buy their plans can choose to stick with what they have and let the system automatically renew their coverage for next year. A new report suggests that just might be a bad idea
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently shared some inspiring words to encourage others battling with depression. “I found that, with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone,” Johnson said on the OWN network’s “Oprah’s Master Class” series . “You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it … I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, ‘Hey, it’s gonna be OK
A Scottish newspaper offered a warm message to Syrian refugees arriving in the country this week. “To the first refugees fleeing war-torn Syria who will arrive at Glasgow Airport today, we’d just like to say: Welcome to Scotland,” read the front cover of The National on Tuesday. Our front page: As the first Syrian refugees arrive in Scotland tomorrow, we'd like to offer them a warm welcome pic.twitter.com/1zZ7fazcbS — The National (@ScotNational) November 16, 2015 Over 100 refugees arrived in Scotland on Tuesday afternoon, part of the U.K.
Craving a change of scenery, or even just a caffeine pick-me-up to shake up your day? Adventure and quality coffee await you — the trick is, you have to find your way to Italy to claim them
Italy is indisputably a land of beautiful things: beautiful landscapes, cities, cuisine, fashion and people. It’s also home to a beautiful language — a language after our own heart that celebrates adventure, the art of treating yourself and, of course, mind-blowingly delicious food. Italian is full of words and phrases that don’t have a match in English, but oh, don’t we wish they did.
Officers hunting suspects involved in the Paris terror attacks exchanged gunfire during a raid in the Saint-Denis suburb on Wednesday morning, according to reports. Police asked people to stay indoors. Armed men were seen fleeing, according to one reporter on the scene. Unconfirmed reports say officers were injured. The Associated Press, citing an unnamed police official, said a large police operation that included SWAT teams was underway, linked to Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris
Hi, my name is Lauren and I’m addicted to 30-day challenges. If you’ve been keeping up with me for awhile, you know this statement is true, but if you’re new I’ll elaborate
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says he’d set up an agency with a “mandate” to promote what he calls “Judeo-Christian values” overseas to counter Islamist propaganda. The Ohio governor says he would create the new agency to promote the values of human rights, democracy and the freedoms of speech, religion and association. Kasich says the information would be distributed in the Middle East, China, Iran and Russia, to compete with the propaganda and misinformation purveyed by Islamic militants
What was it like to be Mark Zuckerberg’s classmate? originally appeared on Quora : The best answer to any question . Answer by Aaron Greenspan , Harvard College, Class of 2004-2005, on Quora : Think of it this way
They may not want to collaborate on a TV series , but Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are game to co-host “Saturday Night Live.” On Tuesday, NBC announced that the pair will return to to their roots in Studio 8H to close out the year on Dec. 19
There are some anniversaries you don’t want to celebrate, and this month marks one of them. November 12 marked the one-year anniversary of Judge Luis Restrepo’s nomination to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Pennsylvania, a nomination that — one year later — languishes in the Senate due to Senate obstruction.
The UNDP recently held its Resilience Development Forum (RDF) , looking at how the international community can support the many millions of Syrians displaced by civil war. It has taken over four years of conflict but delegates at the RDF at least now recognized that only a political solution can bring an end to the fighting and give hope to the displaced that they might return home and build a future in Syria. Whether the need for a political solution will be recognized by the peace talks scheduled to restart soon in Vienna is, of course, another matter entirely
The world is hurting. Once again the world has been hit with a display of violence, and that deeply affects the psyche of the American people
“Les méchants, c'est pas très gentil.”➡ http://bit.ly/1Lix9L2#LPJ Posted by Le Petit Journal on Monday, November 16, 2015 This exchange between a frightened Parisian boy, his father and a reporter may be the most touching reminder you’ll see that only love can conquer hate. In an interview posted by the French news broadcast Le Petit Journal on Monday, a reporter asks a young French boy if he understands why terrorists attacked Paris on Friday, killing at least 129 people and injuring 350. “Yes, because they’re very very very mean,” the boy replies.
A wave of governors rattled their sabers Monday in response to the Paris terrorist attacks, vowing to block Syrian refugees from settling within their states. But those threats rest on shaky legal ground.
If you asked me what was the one thing I enjoyed most during my childhood, my answer would be reading. Oh, there were lots of other things to enjoy – indoors and out – riding my bike, baseball, football, tennis, monopoly, chess and checkers, cards, movies, radio
This photograph taken by Mick Rock became of the cover of Queen’s 1974 album ‘Queen II.’ Clockwise from the top: Brian May, Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury and John Deacon. (Photo provided by Hollywood Records) The British rock band Queen recently marked a special milestone in its career: the 40th anniversary of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which is generally regarded as the group’s signature song . Written by the group’s legendary singer Freddie Mercury, the nearly six-minute track of rock and opera is not only Queen’s most beloved hit but an integral part of popular culture–from its inclusion in the 1992 film comedy Wayne’s World , to the Muppets’ version of it from 2009 .
Kate Hudson has been everywhere lately , and by the end of the month, she’ll be staring at us in the checkout line at the grocery store from the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. The actress appears on the fashion magazine’s December 2015 issue looking gorgeous and radiant as ever. If that smile doesn’t make you want to buy into whatever trends the issue is selling for the holidays, we don’t know what will.
Heineken has been the official sponsor of James Bond with Daniel Craig in the role of the world’s most famous spy. Starting with Casino Royale and carrying right through to the latest movie blockbuster Spectre, Heineken has used the 007 platform as a means to punch above its weight on the global stage for a beer that considers itself the world’s most international beer brand
In the moments before I first learned of the darkness unfolding in Paris on Friday, I was sitting in a circle of light. Some fellow seekers and I were seated as we often are on Friday evening, pondering on the path of those yearning for closeness and presence with God. On this particular occasion, we were discussing a passage of Islamic poet Rumi’s Masnavi called Veils of Light.
Instead of asking friends and family for referrals to good attorneys , more and more potential clients are turning to the Internet to look for a lawyer to represent them and help them with their legal needs. So what are some marketing tactics you can use to get them to call you, or take the call to action on your site. Let’s go through both the practical nuts-and-bolts ideas and the wider philosophy.
After the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Friday’s wave of attacks that killed 129 people in Paris, the hactivist collective Anonymous declared war on the terrorist faction and its supporters. “Make no mistake: Anonymous is at war with Daesh,” the enigmatic hacker group wrote on Twitter over the weekend, using an alternative name for ISIS.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to his state. In a news release Sunday Bentley said, “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S.
Paris will never be the same after last night, and as the French mourn their dead – and we all mourn with them – the reality is that Friday 13 November will inevitably leave a permanent scar on the face of this beautiful city, just like 9/11 did to New York or 7/7 did to London. However, just like New York, London, Madrid, Riyadh, Beirut and other cities which have been and continue to be hit by terror, Paris will find a way to go on, despite this being the second attack in the French capital this year and the worst since WWII
With the holidays now approaching, the year is on the verge of ending as it began, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in firm command of the Democratic presidential race and looking rather good for the presidency itself. The weekend’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines saw her remaining rivals — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley — take some shots at her but seemingly score few points.
BY KARA I. STEVENS Being “broke” seems to be a recurring theme among Black women despite our collective levels of education, resources, and salary. In order to break up with “broke,” we have to first answer the question, “Why am I broke?” If you happen to fall into the being broke category, here are four reasons why you might be struggling to make ends meet
Spiritual leader and Super Genes author Deepak Chopra joined HuffPost Rise recently and said the biggest solution happening in the world is “the quick uprooting of Donald Trump’s career.” Chopra said Trump “has to keep doing what he’s doing, and the political situation will take care of the rest. ” He predicted that this “self-correction” would come before the end of the Republican primary. “He’s the problem, and his keeping on doing what he’s doing is the solution,” he added
LONDON (AP) — Russia’s track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press. “The important goal is not bringing them back,” Bach said.
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Among the hundreds wounded in Friday’s massacre at a concert hall in Paris, one survivor recalled the moment he was shot in the crowd before being pulled to safety by a stranger, one of several he says stayed around to help. The American band Eagles of Death Metal was about halfway through their set when 24-year-old Gauthier says the crowd heard the first explosions. “My first reaction is, ‘This is part of the show.’ Then I saw people begin to fall down,” he said in a video for The New York Times , showing his bloodied T-shirt and bandaged arm. It was a sold-out show at the Bataclan, leaving little room for escape. Gauthier says a bullet pierced his left elbow and knocked him to the ground. “And that was when I saw the three of them,” he said of the moment he caught sight of the attackers for the first time
We are all agonizing over the tragic events in Paris. Something horrific has taken place that makes no sense at all. How do we possibly explain what happened in France to our children, when we ourselves cannot begin to comprehend it?
Major buzz kill. By Christopher Post , SELF (Photo: Romulo Yanes) I can’t drink
Bucket List #14: Learn to be alone There are some people who can’t wait to hang out in their apartment by themselves, I have always had a problem with it. Unless I have something to distract myself, like binge-watching Netflix until 2 a.m., then I get bored just being by myself. While I continue to work on being alone sometimes, here are 11 things I’ve realized only people who hate to be alone do
When Bryan Cranston gained worldwide fame as meth kingpin Walter White on “Breaking Bad,” everybody commented on what a radical departure it was from his work as Hal, the father on family sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle.” But a new promo video from Comedy Central UK , advertising an upcoming set of “Malcolm in the Middle” re-runs, has twisted that theory seriously on its head, suggesting that Hal wasn’t quite as mild-mannered as we all thought. The video, uploaded to YouTube this week, is captioned: “ Before he was Walter White he was the Dad in Malcolm In The Middle.” Let’s just say it puts Hal in a completely different light.
Is it just me or did Hillary Clinton pull a Lois Griffin at the second Democratic debate? Asked about taking campaign money from Wall Street, she deferred to 9/11. Hillary Clinton: “Oh, wait a minute, senator
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged world leaders on Saturday to prioritize the fight against terrorism as they gathered for a summit in southwestern Turkey, saying the Paris attacks claimed by Islamic State showed the time for words was now over. The worst bloodshed in France since the end of World War Two cast a pall over preparations for the two-day summit of the Group of 20 major economies that begins on Sunday and is due to be attended by heads of state including U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The ” unthinkable ” has happened: Former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been defeated.
Over the last few years a lot has been written about making jobs “purposeful.” Reid Hoffman just posted an article about the importance of purpose, and described how LinkedIn creates purpose. Earlier this year the New York Times described how Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, has applied purpose to their workforce. And my own research with Glassdoor shows clearly that “culture and values” are the most highly correlated factors in someone’s likelihood of recommending their company as a great place to work.
The war against terrorism: A question of will-power. By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller. It is agonizing amidst human suffering following the terrorist attack at Bataclan hall, Stade de France and other places in Paris to analyze the background and what needs to be done, but never the less it has to be tried.