<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/forged-masterpieces-80-million_n_5201340.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">How A Ring Of Con Artists Duped The Art World By Forging Masterworks In A Garage</a>

How A Ring Of Con Artists Duped The Art World By Forging Masterworks In A Garage

A talented Chinese painter and a trio of art-dealing crooks allegedly fooled the art world into purchasing $80 million dollars worth of forged masterpieces, all of which were created in a garage in Queens, N.Y.

One of the con-artists, Glafira Rosales, pleaded guilty last year to fraud and money laundering charges, according to The New York Times. Last week, Rosale’s former boyfriend, Jose Carlos Bergantiños Diaz, 58, and his brother, Jesus Angel Bergantiños Diaz, 65, were arrested in Spain and have been indicted on 12 charges in connection to the forgeries, according to court …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cindi-leive/the-things-you-can-do-as-_b_5201527.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">The Things You Can Do As One Person</a>

The Things You Can Do As One Person

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Did you ever have an experience that changed the way you look at things forever?

This is a story about one of those experiences, and how it changed my stepmother, Lotte, and how we …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/cliven-bundy-racist_n_5204821.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Cliven Bundy: Are Black People 'Better Off As Slaves' Than 'Under Government Subsidy?'</a>

Cliven Bundy: Are Black People 'Better Off As Slaves' Than 'Under Government Subsidy?'

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who was involved in a tense standoff with federal rangers in a dispute over grazing rights, didn’t hide his racism in an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday.

The Bureau of Land Management claims Bundy has let his cattle graze on federal land without paying since 1993, saying he now owes more than $1 million in grazing fees. When federal agents came to confront Bundy about the fees, they were met by an armed militia, a move that has fired up conservatives.

Bundy is attempting to …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/south-korea-ferry-relatives_n_5204919.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">South Korea Ferry Disaster Relatives Demand Answers In Angry Confrontation With Officials</a>

South Korea Ferry Disaster Relatives Demand Answers In Angry Confrontation With Officials

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Angry relatives of some of the more than 130 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week.

It was the latest expression of fury and desperation in a disaster filled with signs that the government did too little to protect passengers. An opposition politician said he has a document showing that the ferry was carrying far more cargo than it …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/320-licht_n_5186195.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Artists Transform Massive Gas Tank Into A Dizzying Digital Installation</a>

Artists Transform Massive Gas Tank Into A Dizzying Digital Installation

The Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany is a massive, 367-foot high gas tank that’s been transformed into a creative art space. What was once a storage facility for gas waste in the 1920s is now a palatial exhibition space that plays home to dazzling photography projections and light installations.

One such spectacle is “320 Licht,” a stunning digital animation show that turns the tower of a relic into a 320-degree art experience. Filling the cylindrical space with undulating rings of light and constantly evolving illusions, the project is an artistic and spiritual take on architectural …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/burning-man-temples_n_5045128.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">10 Years Of Burning Man Temples Show The Spiritual Side Of Black Rock City (PHOTOS)</a>

10 Years Of Burning Man Temples Show The Spiritual Side Of Black Rock City (PHOTOS)

Burning Man is that wild, uproarious desert party that hits the Nevada desert every August. But to call it a party alone is to miss the critical spiritual dimension that grounds much of the festivities.

This spiritual dimension is perhaps best characterized by the temple artists and architects build every year on the playa. The tradition began in 2000 with artists David Best and Jack Haye’s Temple of Mind. The temple took on greater significance after one of Best’s friends passed away weeks before the festival, setting the tone for what would become an annual space of …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/labor-department-coal-dust_n_5204682.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Labor Dept. Cuts Levels Of Allowable Coal Dust</a>

Labor Dept. Cuts Levels Of Allowable Coal Dust

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.

“Today we advance a very basic principle: you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your life for your livelihood,” Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said. “But that’s been the fate of more than 76,000 miners who have died at least in part because of black lung since 1968.” Perez was one of several top government officials to announce the long-awaited final rule Wednesday at an event in Morgantown, W.Va.

Black lung …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/daily-meditation_n_5202077.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Daily Meditation: A Wild Sense Of Peace</a>

Daily Meditation: A Wild Sense Of Peace

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today’s meditation features a poem by contemporary American author Wendell Berry. “The Peace of Wild Things” encourages us to discover the courage, calm and peace that the natural world may inspire in us.

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/global-companies_n_5204828.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">25 Companies That Are Changing The World</a>

25 Companies That Are Changing The World

What’s an “audacious” company? It’s a superlative we chose very carefully. On the one hand, such companies are defined as bold, courageous, even heroic. Yet, on the other, they are defiant, presumptuous, irreverent, and even cocky. They see a better way to do something and work to make it happen, fearlessly committed to not only making their vision a reality but also spreading that vision.

These are the companies we celebrate. Below, you’ll find an interview with the crown prince of audacity, Mark Cuban, on what it takes to build and run a bold company. Then continue scrolling …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stacy-mitchell/small-business-lending-small-business_b_5197783.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Small Business Lending Plummets as Loans to Big Business Soar</a>

Small Business Lending Plummets as Loans to Big Business Soar

Even as their big competitors are awash in capital, many locally owned businesses are struggling to secure the financing they need to grow.  Since 2000, bank lending to large businesses is up 36 percent, while small business loan volume has fallen 14 percent and  “micro” business loans – those under $100,000 — have plummeted 33 percent, according to a new analysis from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

(The largest corporations do not even need to rely on bank loans, of course, but can finance their growth through the soaring stock and corporate bond markets.)

The problem …read more

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