<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/fousey-tube-rape_n_5199146.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">'Public Rape Experiment' Sends Incredibly Powerful Message</a>

'Public Rape Experiment' Sends Incredibly Powerful Message

A new social experiment has driven home the point that anyone can be a rapist.

Studies show that two-thirds of rape victims know their attackers and 22 percent of imprisoned rapists report being married, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

To demonstrate how rapists often don’t fit the stereotypical “villain” profile, YouTube star Yousef Saleh Erakat arranged a controversial social experiment in a public men’s bathroom.

The YouTuber typically organizes more lighthearted pranks (he once kneeled over in yoga pants to show how men objectify women in tight …read more

Source: World News


Judith Rodin: Director of the Day

Co-authored with Arthur Phillips, research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Directorships, 2008 – 2012: 3
Total director compensation, 2008 – 2012: $3,209,317*
Average annual director compensation, 2008 – 2012: $641,863
Average compensation per full year of service as director: $229,237

Judith Rodin is president of The Rockefeller Foundation, which held $3.7 billion in assets as of its 2012 annual report. That year, the foundation distributed $130 million in grants and charitable activities while taking in a net investment income of $283 million. Previously, Rodin was the first woman to lead an Ivy League …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/monica-wright_n_4898028.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">WNBA Champion Monica Wright Has A 'Calling' (And It Isn't Just Basketball)</a>

WNBA Champion Monica Wright Has A 'Calling' (And It Isn't Just Basketball)

As a senior at the University of Virginia, Monica Wright earned ACC Player of the Year, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and National Defensive Player of the Year honors. She was the second overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft and is already a two-time champion with the Minnesota Lynx. And yet, for the 25-year-old Wright, her on-court success — while fulfilling — wasn’t the only thing she wanted to accomplish.

“I just really feel a call to reach out to kids,” she said.

Wright, who grew up in basketball-rich Woodbridge, Va., noticed that the more …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/reid-levin/oh-the-irony-an-afternoon-with-bethany-hamilton-at-universal-studios_b_5192329.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Oh, the Irony: An Afternoon With Bethany Hamilton at Universal Studios</a>

Oh, the Irony: An Afternoon With Bethany Hamilton at Universal Studios

The sign that arched over the entrance may as well have said, “Welcome to Hell.” I had slipped into my own personal version of it, but I hadn’t died and gone there; I was very much alive and aware of what was going on around me.

“Welcome to Universal Studios! Do you have a minute to talk about upgrading to an American Express business card?” smiled a cute sales girl, unaware of the shadow she just cast on my sunny afternoon with her credit card pitch.

The smell of California Pizza Kitchen emanated from around every corner and …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-rappaport/finish-line-why-boston-marathon_b_5200175.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Finish Line: Why I Run the Boston Marathon</a>

Finish Line: Why I Run the Boston Marathon

1. “I wish you the most peaceful and powerful of marathon experiences on Monday. May you be moved by the somber reflection on those who no longer run, and be transformed by the energy and unity of those running in triumph with you.”

These were words of encouragement from an attendee at the School Mental Health Conference after he heard my story and the stories of others involved in the aftermath of last year’s tragedy.

2. A man recently shared with me a video memoir about his teenage son who died by suicide. The …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/u-2-spy-plane_n_5200294.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">This Spy Plane Outlasted The Cold War, But Defense Cuts Are Threatening Its Future</a>

This Spy Plane Outlasted The Cold War, But Defense Cuts Are Threatening Its Future

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.

But defense cuts now threaten to knock the high-flying reconnaissance aircraft out of the sky. The Air Force wants to gradually retire the fleet of 32 “Dragon Lady” planes, which can soar to an altitude of 70,000 feet, collect intelligence on North Korea and Russia and rapidly send the data to U.S. commanders. That’s a critical capability, given North Korea’s unpredictable leader, Kim Jong Un, and Russia’s emboldened president, …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/blackwater-case-dismissed_n_5200375.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Judge Dismisses Case Against Blackwater Defendant</a>

Judge Dismisses Case Against Blackwater Defendant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Wednesday it might seek new criminal charges against one of four former Blackwater security guards in the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens at a traffic circle in Baghdad in 2007.

A federal judge dismissed an indictment against defendant Nicholas Slatten after a federal appeals court said the statute of limitations had lapsed before the government filed the charges against Slatten last October. Slatten had been charged with manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and using a firearm in a crime of violence.

The government might seek to bring new charges against Slatten that could …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/northern-lights-alaskan-time-lapse_n_5191461.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">If You Can't Get To Alaska, This Dreamy Time-Lapse Video Is A Great Way To See The Northern Lights</a>

If You Can't Get To Alaska, This Dreamy Time-Lapse Video Is A Great Way To See The Northern Lights

Earth Day 2014 may be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop marveling at our amazing planet. From volcanic eruptions to powerful twisters to brilliant rainbows, all it takes is a look around our planet to feel in awe.

And what’s more stunning than the Northern Lights that shimmer overhead at high latitudes when charged particles from the sun enter Earth’s atmosphere. For a beautiful example of the phenomenon, feast your eyes on this brilliant time-lapse video (above) captured of skies over Alaska by photographer Alexis Coram,.

As Coram says in …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/wedding-guest-costs_n_5199870.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">The Cost To Attend A Wedding Is Soaring, New Survey Says</a>

The Cost To Attend A Wedding Is Soaring, New Survey Says

Apologies go out to all of you soon-to-be wedding guests — we have some bad news for you and your wallets.

According to a new American Express survey of 1,500 Americans, guests will likely spend an average of $592 per wedding in 2014. That’s a 10 percent jump from last year’s average spending ($539) and a 75 percent jump over the last two years, according to Market Watch.

This amount includes expenses such as pre-wedding festivities, transportation, attire, hotel and grooming, but does not include the price of …read more

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