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LOS ANGELES, CA – If you’re a Los Angeles native, resident or even visitor, you will probably cringe at the combination of “LA” and “rush hour.” Sitting in LA traffic is an excruciatingly painful task, and not just because of the hours you spend putting pressure on your lower back. If your brakes aren’t screeching because of the driver who just cut you off, then you’re probably yelling about the bumper-to-bumper deadlock. Truth be told, traffic is infuriating, exhausting and unproductive

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook announced he will not play for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, adding to a substantial roster of NBA stars who are opting out of the games. “After speaking with my family, I have decided to not participate in this year’s Olympics,” Westbrook said in a statement released Friday

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President Obama issued a video endorsement of Hillary Clinton; Joe Biden’s video will presumably be up as soon as the vice president works out the kinks in his fog and laser machines. Bernie Sanders effectively ended his campaign as he began it: looking disheveled in Washington with no one really caring about his agenda

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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James stepped in front of Steph Curry Wednesday night with less than three minutes remaining in the third and and got his fingertips on a lazily lobbed Golden State Warriors pass. After nearly falling to the ground, James sent the rock ahead to Kyrie Irving, who tossed it near the rim, leading LeBron into the one-handed oop

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Money Advice for Grads

08Jun

We can all look back and wish we had managed our finances differently — if only someone had taught us the dangers of debt and the benefits of long-term regular investing. Put that regret to good use by sharing this column with a new college grad. They are the ones with time on their side — time to put those lessons to good use.

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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft . ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program , connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Hollywood producers. Follow ScreenCraft on Twitter , Facebook , and YouTube

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Branding Japan Beyond Hiroshima

07Jun

At last month’s G7 Summit at Ise-Shima, I was in a part of Japan not readily featured in travel brochures. It has no hustle and bustle like global megalopolis Greater Tokyo, with its 35 million that make up over one quarter of Japan’s entire population

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While a pro-LGBT amendment was adopted, two discriminatory amendments were, too, poisoning the appropriations bill. If you haven’t been paying attention, the past few weeks have seen several high-profile legislative fights on LGBT rights break out on the floor of the U.S

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This Is Brock Turner’s Mugshot

06Jun

Following the widespread coverage of last week’s  sentencing of Brock Turner , a former Stanford University student convicted of sexual assault , some readers have asked where his mugshot is — given that coverage of other criminals generally includes photos alluding to their crime.  On Monday, The Huffington Post obtained a copy of his latest booking photo. More..

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When Muhammad Ali refused to take the oath of induction into the U.S. Army in 1967 in Houston, Texas, he became a hero to those that were against the war, but he also became toxic to many that were in favor of it and even to some of those in the mainstream.

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Arlene Francis: A Forgotten Femcee

05Jun

In the early days of television, what I call “warmth”, they referred to as “charm”. It’s a magical, mesmerizing quality you can’t quite define – that jumps from the screen and enraptures you in a blanket of utter delight. OK, that might be a tad over the top, but you can’t overstate the value of warmth in a morning TV host.

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When the United Nations convenes this week for its High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, the corridors will be buzzing with talk of “the end of AIDS.” UNAIDS tells us that it will happen provided key testing and treatment targets, including doubling the number of people on antiretroviral treatment, are achieved within four years. UNAIDS and major funders have determined that a “fast-track” strategy–focusing on a subset of countries with highest transmission–is the best way to reach these goals

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Footage of Muhammad Ali from the 2009 documentary ” Soul Power ” captures intimate moments when the legendary boxer expressed his pride in Africa while visiting Zaire in 1974. Ali was in Kinshasa, the capital of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, weeks ahead of a heavyweight world championship fight with George Foreman — an encounter famously nicknamed the “Rumble in the Jungle.” More…

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My Link to Muhammad Ali Through Parkinson’s, by Connie Lawn June 4, 2006 More…

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Book Review – Jackie K Cooper ALL SUMMER LONG by Dorothea Benton Frank More…

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The sobering reality of airfares is that everyone on the airplane has paid different prices. One person paid $500 for their roundtrip tickets from San Francisco to Shanghai, while you paid $1,500 for the same tickets.

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Mirror, Mirror

04Jun

Like most women, I can’t help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I’ve aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on the backs of my hands are starting to show through in blue

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In a conference room in a Denver hotel, oil and gas executives and lobbyists mingled over coffee with top state regulators at the annual Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) business meeting in May. Arranged at a horseshoe shaped table facing the audience, the regulators began to introduce themselves and give updates on their states.

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When you visit Mexico there are a few things you can always be certain about on your trip. One is plenty of sunshine and two is plenty of choices where to stay. While each destination in Mexico has a unique feel, the Grand Velas in Mexico’s lush Riviera Maya area is one place I highly recommend

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Of all the worries expressed over a Trump presidency (e.g., We’ll lose the respect of the world, He’ll deport the Mexicans, He’ll prohibit Muslims from entering the U.S., He’ll repeal Roe v. Wade, He likes Putin too much, He couldn’t find Estonia or Cambodia on a world map if his life depended on it, etc.), the silliest one is this: “As U.S. president, Trump would have his finger on the button, and that is terrifying.” Really

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Artists Michael Wertz and Jody Morlock are among those to put their creative spin on Judy Garland for ” Night of a Thousand Judys ,” the annual LGBT Pride Month benefit concert for New York’s Ali Forney Center .  The Huffington Post got an exclusive sneak peek at some of the many pieces, which capture Garland in “Meet Me in St. Louis” and other iconic moments in her esteemed career, that are set to be auctioned off at the June 6 event.  More…

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Can you imagine smoking two packs of cigarettes a day in your car, with the window rolled up, and your kids in the back?

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All sorts of companies are using JavaScript nowadays to build applications and websites.

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A car plunged off a 200-foot cliff on the Hawaiian island of Maui Sunday afternoon, killing one woman and critically injuring another. The incident occurred at approximately 4:41 p.m.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder were 12 minutes away from returning to the NBA Finals. They were up by eight entering the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, and things were looking good. Russell Westbrook was nearing a triple double.

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Four adorable ducklings got police protection after being spotted trying to cross a busy street in Parker, Colorado. Sgt

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The editorial board of the Financial Times isn’t exactly stacked with bleeding-hearted environmentalists. Just a month ago, the British paper defended ExxonMobil’s right to question climate change amid legal probes into whether the oil giant covered up evidence of global warming. But in an editorial published  Saturday, the FT urged the oil industry to “face a future of slow and steady decline.” More..

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It is clear that the executive branch of the U.S. government favors the coup underway in Brazil, even though they have been careful to avoid any explicit endorsement of it. Exhibit A was the meeting between Tom Shannon, the 3rd ranking U.S.

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How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? I supported myself during college as a cosmetologist

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Transcripts of a recorded conversation between then Senator Romero Jucá, and former oil industry executive Sergio Machado, indicate that what many people suspected about the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is true: some of the most corrupt and powerful politicians in Brazil are using impeachment as a means of protecting themselves and their power. It is of course deeply ironic: Dilma, who is not accused of any corruption, is being impeached by corrupt members of Congress whose power is threatened by the unprecedented capacity that she gave prosecutors and the judiciary to go after corruption

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Meet Audrey Roberts. At 104, she just wants to live out the rest of her life peacefully in the comfort of her own home.  But due to the high cost of in-home, round-the-clock care, Audrey is at risk of losing her home. Luckily, there’s someone trying to do something about it

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Fit to Lead

24May

Over the past year, I’ve been making both macro- and micro-changes to improve the way I work and the way I live. Recommitting to sleep and disconnecting from my devices are two very important adjustments that have changed my life for the better. More..

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton took their romance to yet another stage, singing their new duet “Go Ahead and Break My Heart”  at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.  Shelton opened playing the guitar, wearing a sharp black blazer and shirt with jeans. Stefani, of course, brought the sparkle and bling in a gorgeous, sheer gown.  More..

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Let’s put an end to NOT looking people in the eye so you don’t have to smile or say hello. I think 2016 should be The Year of Connection, and I’m not talking digitally here, but face-to-face

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The mainstream media and politicians have emphasized Iran’s hard power, military capacity and its army’s role in the Middle East, which is part of Tehran’s expansionist policies. The emphasis is warranted. Nevertheless, focusing solely on Iran’s hard power and military capacity is misplaced.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) went all in on Rep.  Debbie Wasserman Schultz  (D-Fla.), the head of the Democratic National Committee, on Saturday, saying he supports a primary challenger in her re-election bid for her House seat and would remove her from the DNC if elected president

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Too many people don’t allow themselves to make the difference they can make – or enjoy all that they could – because they’ve been programmed to play small. If you are one of those people..

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Antiaging Yoga

20May

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher To quote Webster’s : More…

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By Janet Hernandez, Senior Civic Engagement Project Manager and David Castillo, Digital Content Manager More…

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If you read the headlines, you are keenly aware that we are in the midst of a serious obesity problem. Seventeen percent of children and 35 percent of adults in the United States are obese. In addition to the impact obesity has on individuals and their daily lives, it exacts a crippling toll on the health care system, with the treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases costing more than $147 billion each year

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Thomas Kariuki , African Academy of Sciences More…

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Despite recently expressing doubts about America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama recently flew to Riyadh. Yet again he sought to “reassure” the Saudi royals about U.S

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Jomien Mouton , Stellenbosch University and Samantha Sampson , Stellenbosch University More…

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Don’t suggest to CCH Pounder that she’s a “mother figure” on NCIS: New Orleans . “I hate that term,” says Pounder, who plays forensic pathologist/medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade in the hit CBS drama

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By Valencia Higuera , Contributor More…

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If you drive a Honda, then you need to know about this important vehicle recall.

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THE 2016 "DUMBING DOWN" OF AMERICA

15May

Has our nation become a national crazy house of cartoons?

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Watch Maxwell James in the season finale of The Family , Sunday, May 15, at 9/8c. More…

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The most beautiful hotels in Wales

13May

To some extent beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to hotels so much is down to personal preference. Whatever your personal preference however, these are the hotels in Wales that really do have that extra je ne sais quoi when it comes to beautiful locations, design and ambience. Here’s five of the Good Hotel Guide’s most beautiful hotels in Wales ..

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By Benjamin Pimentel Y our company’s finances are strong and its market position is solid. So lenders should be falling over themselves to offer you a small-business loan , right? More…

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Let’s Move Africa

12May

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Craig Blewett , University of KwaZulu-Natal More…

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Lennart Meri and the "New Normal"

12May

With Europe wracked by a variety of challenges – Russian aggression in Ukraine, terrorism, waves of immigrants from the Middle East, sluggish economies, and populist movements questioning the very democratic foundations of their societies.- it is wise to recall the spirit of Lennart Meri, the Estonian president in whose memory a major international conference is being held this weekend in Tallinn. Since its inception a decade ago, the conference has been attended by prominent European and US scholars, politicians and policy makers, who have often praised the open and intellectual rigor of the proceedings

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Richard Ford: Politicians are Liars

14Abr

“You get the politics that you deserve.” Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Ford here speaks bluntly of the interplay between politicians and the public in America, arguing that people can only blame themselves for being lied to by politicians. Ford claims that it is because we are also hypocrites that politicians seek to obscure the truth – out of fear of having to take any responsibility, which they might then be held to by the public: “We ask them to lie to us, so that we will be happily lied to.

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A gold watch wasn’t enough for a security guard with a heart of gold. Kifleab Tekle received a check for $183,179 from former students and parents at a private celebration at The Hockaday School in Dallas, on Monday. Tekle, who retired after working as a security guard at the school for 30 years, was regarded as the “Hagrid of their Hogwarts” according to The Dallas Morning News , and most students were appreciative of his good sense of humor, jokes and smile, as well as his commitment to his job.

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal took a bold stance on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBTQ) people this week. While political pundits want you to believe that he succumbed to pressure from the business community by vetoing the anti-LGBTQ bill, HB 757, the truth is that he upheld the core values that millions of Evangelical Christians hold closely. His decision to veto this legislation was based on his religious convictions: freedom, justice, and equality for all

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Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wants to know how Donald Trump plans to appeal to “ill-educated” black voters with forehead tattoos.  Speaking on ” The O’Reilly Factor ” on Monday night, O’Reilly noted that Trump wasn’t doing well with minority voters —  a notion backed by polls , but one the GOP frontrunner disputed.  Trump claimed he would “do fantastic with African-Americans and with Hispanics” by promising to bring jobs back to the U.S. “China has the jobs

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Young black and brown boys don’t always see reaffirming messages in society that allow them to believe that they can grow up to become successful. Without this reassurance, their potential can be stifled.  This is why programs like President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper are so essential. For the past two years, My Brother’s Keeper has sought to eliminate the achievement gap and make opportunities available for young boys and men of color that they might have not gotten otherwise. A commercial which aired during the MTV Movie Awards  on Sunday night underscored the importance of this with a motivational message.

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In 2007, Jessica was struggling with anorexia and weighed 97 lbs. “I want to be scary skinny.

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Counter intuitive, isn’t it? To have principles and live by them

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The Warriors have done it. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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From Arianna Huffington  opening up  to her daughter Christina about love and divorce, to a gay dad named Jon talking to his son Sammy  about LGBTQ equality, HuffPost’s new series #TalkToMe is encouraging parents and kids to sit down and share a conversation. Dozens of families have posted #TalkToMe videos on Facebook since the series launched on Monday. ( Here’s how to make your own  – it’s so worth it!) In the compilation above, watch moms, dads, daughters and sons open up to each other, one question at a time.  Below we’ve highlighted a few full #TalkToMe conversations that really stood out.

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The next smokin’ hot thing in wedding photography? Colorful smoke bombs . With their pretty plumes in all colors of the rainbow, smoke bombs add a dreamlike quality to wedding portraits that sparklers just can’t compete with.  But don’t be fooled by their billowing beauty; these smoke bombs can get quite hot, so be sure to give them time to cool down before properly disposing of them. And use common sense — i.e. avoid dry fields, forests or any other area that could potentially catch fire

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