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It's hard to believe that the first day of school is almost here, signaling the unofficial end of summer. While your child is most likely in denial, that doesn't change the fact that it's almost time to hit the books.  And speaking of books, they'll...
From: Urlesque | By: Julee Wilson | Monday, August 3, 2015
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"One in three women?" That's what guest moderator Frank Sesno asked me when I appeared on the Diane Rehm Show last week to talk about the recent outrageous and dangerous attacks on Planned Parenthood. He was surprised to learn that one in three women...
From: That's Fit | By: Terry O'Neill | Monday, August 3, 2015
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WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will begin airing TV ads in Iowa and New Hampshire, making her the first 2016 Democratic candidate to take her campaign to the airwaves. The 60-second ads, unveiled Sunday night and set...
From: Lemondrop | By: Marina Fang | Monday, August 3, 2015
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"He can't possibly win the nomination," is the phrase heard most often when Washington insiders mention either Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. Yet as enthusiasm for the bombastic billionaire and the socialist senior continues to build within each party,...
From: AOL Television | By: Robert Reich | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Is a $7 or $8 dozen of eggs from the farmers' market worth the cost? It's a complicated question that elicits a touch of science and a whole lot of opinion from a cohort of tote-bag-wielding locavores. Ross Reynolds -- a host with KUOW, Seattle's NPR...
From: AOL Television | By: Nick Visser | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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SPOILER ALERT and LENGTH WARNING: You probably don't have time for this right now, but if you wonder enough about the controversy swirling around Harper Lee's new book, read on. The early reviews of Harper Lee's newly published book Go Set a Watchman...
From: TV Squad | By: Tom Morris | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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If you've ever been listening to a song and subsequently wondered what Sharona or Mr. Jones or Delilah actually looked like, this is for you.  1. "Layla," written by Eric Clapton = Pattie Boyd, George Harrison's wife at the time. She also inspired The...
From: TV Squad | By: Todd Van Luling | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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By: Laura Geggel Published: 07/31/2015 10:33 AM EDT on LiveScience About one in every five Americans reports having a disability, according to results from a new nationwide survey. About one in eight adults say they have mobility limitations, such as...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Anna Almendrala | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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While you count the money your super PAC raked in this quarter, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see how the other half lives. Here are some random but real hints: The sooner the better; the price of infamy; makes for an easy getaway; and sometimes...
From: Urlesque | By: John Zipperer | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Wisconsin's Scott Walker and five other governors are refusing to comply with the Obama administration's plan to curb electric power plant carbon emissions. Next week, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce what may be the Obama...
From: AOL Television | By: Elliott Negin | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The 50th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid on July 30 celebrates programs that have made an incredible difference in the lives of millions, particularly women. While the programs share a birthday, they are different in important ways...
From: AOL Television | By: Nancy K. Kaufman | Friday, July 31, 2015
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In Puerto Rico, July is the cruelest month. It opens with an ironic bang on Fourth of July weekend, with U.S. Independence Day also a holiday, despite the U.S. territory having its own independence movement--no fireworks, but plenty of beach, barbecue,...
From: TV Squad | By: Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is making his pitch to fix Puerto Rico’s financial crisis in the wake of the commonwealth missing a critical debt payment toward the $72 billion it owes bondholders. In an interview published Saturday...
From: TV Squad | By: Adriana Usero | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Poor hitchBOT. After successfully traveling around Canada, Germany and The Netherlands, the hitch-hiking robot who relied on the goodwill of strangers to get around met an untimely and brutal demise in Philadelphia. The Canadian researchers who created...
From: AOL Television | By: Dominique Mosbergen | Monday, August 3, 2015
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SPECIAL FROM After years of telling us we need to shampoo every day, the hairstyling world has had a change of heart. Many stylists and barbers have embraced the anti-shampoo, or "no poo" movement, which says we should shampoo our hair far less frequently—or...
From: AOL Television | By: Yagana Shah | Monday, August 3, 2015
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From: AOL Television | By: Kate Sheppard | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross welcomed their baby girl on Thursday — with an appropriately rock-inspired name!   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption,...
From: Lemondrop | By: Jade Walker | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Originally published on Unwritten by Alexandra Sakellariou. My sister and I have an almost 10-year age difference between us. While I grew up in the '90s, she's a child of the mid 2000s. Watching her come of age has revealed many of the dissimilarities...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Unwritten | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Little children are wonderful at doing many things. They’re experts at finding joy in life’s little moments. They are authentic and honest. And they are masters of being curious. Of course, sometimes a child’s honesty and curiosity leads to some...
From: Urlesque | By: Katy Osborne | Monday, August 3, 2015
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video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player A worker at a Central Florida tourist attraction was reportedly attacked by an alligator while on the job last week.  Sergio Hernandez, 46, was bitten by the gator while removing hyacinths from...
From: TV Squad | By: Ed Mazza | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Funding Our Children, Not Our Wars Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Imagine that you’re in the FBI and you receive a tip -- or more likely, pick up information through the kind of mass surveillance in which the national security state now specializes....
From: AOL Television | By: Karen J. Greenberg | Monday, August 3, 2015
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   MAYAGÜEZ, P.R. — The first visible sign that the health care system in Puerto Rico was seriously in trouble was when a steady stream of doctors — more than 3,000 in five years — began to leave the island for more lucrative, less stressful...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Kelly Chen | Monday, August 3, 2015
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We are at a generational, if not an historical, tipping point for our nation and the world. Our economy and institutional power structures have been built on the exploitation of people and the environment. Addressing the climate crisis and growing economic...
From: AOL Television | By: Erich Pica | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Before I gave birth, I knew a lot about breastfeeding. I've spent the better part of four years writing about it for HuffPost Parents, and not just the science supporting it, but what it feels like for mothers on an emotional level. I've interviewed...
From: AOL Television | By: Catherine Pearson | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Changing technology stimulates the brain and increases intelligence. But that may only be true if the technology challenges us. In a world run by intelligent machines, our lives could get a lot simpler. Would that make us less intelligent? The Age of...
From: Urlesque | By: Nigel Barber | Friday, July 31, 2015
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There is certainly a lot of outrage over the horrible circumstances of the killing of Cecil the Lion by an American dentist, Walter Palmer. Yet, as Americans have grieved and raged against the killing of Cecil, many have not put that same energy and...
From: AOL Television | By: Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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At the end of World War II, a bloody horror that cost 80 million lives worldwide, American leaders were determined that Germany must never again rise to massacre its neighbors. So the allies created a plan to strip Germany of its industrial might and...
From: AOL Television | By: Robert Kuttner | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Outrage over the death of Cecil the lion has led to calls for a ban on trophy hunting, but would this have the desired results? Cecil the lion, a magnificent and much loved senior male, was lured out of a safe haven in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park...
From: AOL Television | By: Rosie Cooney, Ph.D. | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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For a week I sat in a lawn chair next to our mailbox, waiting for the sound of the U.S. Postal truck. Or UPS. I didn't care who delivered it. But the wait was unbearable. "Not today," our mail carrier said as she handed me an armload of back-to-school...
From: TV Squad | By: Greg Schwem | Friday, July 31, 2015
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I believe that the mindset can affect whether we experience fear or not. You can live in two completely different realities depending on if you feel fear or not. Fear is narrowing your perspective as if you were in a dark valley all the time. On the...
From: Lemondrop | By: Kasia Wezowski | Friday, July 31, 2015
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I spy with my little eye... Continuing an epic summer of celestial photography, NASA released a stunning image of the International Space Station on Sunday. The shot, captured by agency photographer Bill Ingalls, shows the ISS flying across the face...
From: AOL Television | By: Nick Visser | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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The new talking point among political wonks who never imagined Bernie Sanders possibly winning Iowa and New Hampshire, or seriously battling Clinton for the Democratic nomination, is a belief that Vermont's Senator only appeals to "white liberals." Therefore,...
From: TV Squad | By: H. A. Goodman | Friday, July 31, 2015
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How high must an American president get to escape the sweltering heat of the Washington summer? About 1,700 feet. That's how high Camp David, the official presidential retreat, sits in the relatively cool Catoctin Mountains, 62 miles from the White House....
From: TV Squad | By: Mark Silva | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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The Tanner sisters (and Kimmy Gibbler) are back together again! Candace Cameron Bure shared a photo on Instagram on Sunday showing her with "Fuller House" co-stars Andrea Barber (Gibbler) and Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner). Cameron Bure, who plays...
From: TV Squad | By: Julia Brucculieri | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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AGAWAM -- Two women were arrested Wednesday after allegedly attacking and injuring a lesbian couple they observed kissing at Six Flags New England, according to Agawam Police. Damarielys Mukhtar, 29, of Springfield and Nikia L. Butt, 27, of Holyoke were...
From: TV Squad | By: Curtis M. Wong | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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John Allen, the retired marine general charged by Obama to coordinate the campaign against ISIS is a man confident of his facts. Fresh from Turkey, which had just agreed to enter the air campaign against the militants, he told the Aspen Security Forum...
From: Ecofabulous | By: David Hearst | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power. Analysts say the election is...
From: AOL Television | By: Nick Robins-Early | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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"Play the game, you know you can't quit until it's won Soldier on, only you can do what must be done You know in some way you're a lot like me You're just a prisoner and you're trying to break free" -John Parr (St. Elmo's Fire theme song) "Mom, wife,...
From: AOL Television | By: Don McNay | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season -- the dog days of August when Congress scarpers off for five or six weeks to have fun in the sun at taxpayer expense, and the political chattering classes have so little...
From: AOL Television | By: Chris Weigant | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Hot on the heels of her steamy spread in Complex magazine, Khloe Kardashian has revealed she's lost about 35 pounds from hitting the gym.  The 31-year-old told Australian radio show "Fitzy & Wippa" on Friday about her weight loss journey. "I've...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Lauren Zupkus | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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July 31 (Reuters) - An anti-abortion group that released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood staff discussing the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue was sued on Friday by a group of abortion providers seeking to block the release of recordings...
From: AOL Television | By: Mollie Reilly | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Real estate mogul Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Sunday fired a staffer after racially charged posts he wrote years ago on Facebook surfaced online. Sam Nunberg, who the campaign described as a "part-time advisor," allegedly wrote a series of...
From: AOL Television | By: Igor Bobic | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Women locked up with their children at family detention centers in Texas have been repeatedly subjected to medical neglect, alleges a complaint lodged Thursday with the Department of Homeland Security. The letter, sent by the CARA pro bono project, which...
From: AOL Television | By: Roque Planas | Friday, July 31, 2015
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An amazing sign of progress on LGBT rights — and an example of how the entrenched homophobia in corporate America of years past has changed dramatically — is Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson being heralded by General Mills, which, after the...
From: TV Squad | By: Michelangelo Signorile | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Last week, Ashley Madison, a dating site that explicitly targets people who want to have extra-marital affairs, was hacked by a group calling itself the Impact Team. The hackers claim to have gained access to the company's entire database of clients....
From: AOL Television | By: Ayesha Vardag | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Amal Clooney Counsel for Mohamed Fahmy Mohamed Fahmy, the Canadian journalist who worked with Al Jazeera, must wait another excruciating month to find out if he faces a new prison term in Cairo. The verdict in the Al Jazeera retrial has been postponed...
From: AOL Television | By: Amal Clooney | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The family of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has not backed his announced successor, it said on Sunday, and wants the new chief to be chosen by leading Islamic scholars and veterans of the movement. An...
From: AOL Television | By: Nick Robins-Early | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown. A frustrated Leolah Brown walked out of the...
From: AOL Television | By: Lilly Workneh | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Among all the quinoa-pasta, beet-kimchi and coconut-beer booths at the National Specialty Food Association's Fancy Food Show earlier this year, I encountered booths spotlighting fruits and vegetables of which I'd never before seen or heard, much less...
From: Urlesque | By: Anneli Rufus | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page.  The Taliban finally announced...
From: TV Squad | By: Charlotte Alfred | Friday, July 31, 2015
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