<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/ferguson-world-views_n_5693062.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Here's What Newspapers Around The World Are Saying About The Ferguson Shooting</a>

Here's What Newspapers Around The World Are Saying About The Ferguson Shooting

More than 10 days after unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, protesters continue to march through the streets demanding justice for the 18-year-old.

As newspapers around the world cover the crisis, editorial boards have weighed in to reflect on the shooting. Many have published editorials that frame the events in the St. Louis suburb as evidence of a lingering racial divide in the United States.

French newspaper Le Monde sees the protests and violence in Ferguson as “a cruel metaphor for contemporary America, for its …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/dick-durbin-prison_n_5696072.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Durbin Sparks Backlash After Praising Prison As Job-Creator</a>

Durbin Sparks Backlash After Praising Prison As Job-Creator

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has spoken out time and again on the floor of the Capitol in Washington about the injustice of a criminal justice system that has filled America’s jails and prisons with more than 2 million people.

But at home with his constituents this week, Durbin praised the imminent arrival of prisoners at a long-dormant facility in a rural corner of the state as key to “the economic future of northern Illinois.”

His words have provoked criticism from some who have long seen Durbin as an important ally in the movement to reform the country’s …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/news-stand-food-kiosk_n_5695941.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Extra! Extra! Soon Everyone Can Grab A Healthy Meal At These Former Newsstands</a>

Extra! Extra! Soon Everyone Can Grab A Healthy Meal At These Former Newsstands

While a bustling city might not feel complete without a trusty newsstand, for many modern day 9-to-5ers, finding the latest power lunch is a bigger priority than finding the latest periodical.

With that reality in mind, the Chicago-based nonprofit e.a.t. is repurposing out-of-use newsstands into havens for healthy food.

“Our mission is to impact local food systems through education, agriculture and technology and we are doing that through social ventures, like e.a.t. spots, that have far-reaching implications,” founder Ken Waagner told The Huffington Post via email.

E.a.t. (short for “education, agriculture and technology”) …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-d-simmons/bulletproof-your-reputation_b_5691648.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">How to Bulletproof Your Reputation in the Digital Age</a>

How to Bulletproof Your Reputation in the Digital Age

“I date younger men… predominantly men in their 20s… And when I date younger men, I have sex with younger men,” Cindy Gallop shared matter-of-factly.

Except this wasn’t a private conversation with a close friend. It was on the stage of TED’s main conference talking to hundreds of the smartest people in the world and the 800,000+ people that would go on to watch her video. It certainly wasn’t what you’d expect from a former senior advertising executive (49 at the time) and the former chair of the board at international advertising agency, BBH.

Cindy Gallop wasn’t being …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/twitter-bans-gruesome-images_n_5695879.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Here's The Real Reason Twitter Is Now Banning Gruesome Images</a>

Here's The Real Reason Twitter Is Now Banning Gruesome Images

After Twitter announced Wednesday it would remove graphic images of a beheaded American journalist and suspend the accounts of anyone who shared those photos and videos, users of the social network wondered what prompted the move.

The surprising explanation: Robin Williams.

After the actor’s suicide last week, Williams’ daughter said she was quitting Twitter because she received disturbing photo-shopped images of her father’s death. Her move prompted Twitter on Tuesday to announce that it would remove images of people who have died at families’ requests.

That same day, tweets of a disturbing …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gastronomista/the-american-whiskey-trai_b_5696046.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">The American Whiskey Trail: Booming More Than Ever</a>

The American Whiskey Trail: Booming More Than Ever

The last time I traveled to Kentucky was in 2008. I was in graduate school and decided to take a spring break trip along the Bourbon Trail. At the time, I knew very little about Bourbon. I knew that I liked it – and it’s fair to say that was all that mattered. I was a die-hard Maker’s Mark girl, and I wanted to venture to Kentucky to see where it was made (and to drink more whiskey). After visiting the distilleries of many of the brands that I had known, and a few new …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-shambaugh/women-landing-board-seats_b_5690992.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Why Aren't More Women Landing Board Seats?</a>

Why Aren't More Women Landing Board Seats?

Abercrombie and Fitch recently nominated four new independent director candidates to the company’s board — all of whom are women. Their election would make 33 percent of Abercrombie’s board female, which is around twice the national average.

While an increasing number of corporate boards give lip service to diversifying their ranks, the latest Catalyst Census showed the U.S. weighing in below eight other countries, with only 16.9 percent of women on boards in corporate America. Less than one-fifth of organizations had one-quarter or more female directors in both 2012 and 2013. One-tenth of companies had zero women …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daoud-kuttab/how-to-make-the-israeli-o_b_5696252.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">How to make the Israeli occupation costly?</a>

How to make the Israeli occupation costly?

As the war on Gaza intensified and the images of killed children made the rounds, people all over the world asked a simple question: What can be done to stop this carnage?

The answer is: make the occupation costly and strengthen the resilience of the Palestinians.

It is clear that the impunity Israel enjoys plays a large role in its continued occupation and belligerence. Making the Israelis pay a price for continuing to rule another people by force and the siege on Gaza would have a positive result.

Many worry that as individuals they are helpless, but …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/justin-hernandez/twitter-tips-to-help-keep_b_5696074.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">7 Twitter Tips to Help Keep You Sane and Grounded</a>

7 Twitter Tips to Help Keep You Sane and Grounded

In the time since I’ve joined Twitter, I have probably read just about every article about how to make the most of the social media network. This includes tips on the best times to post tweets, how to gain followers, how to avoid losing followers… basically, how to be a Twitter rock star. So now that I have almost four years of experience under my belt, I’ve decided to chime in with my own tips that I’ve learned through observation as well as trial and error.

1. Don’t be a troll.

It never ceases to amaze me …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/ebola-women_n_5696286.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Ebola Is Killing Women In Far Greater Numbers Than Men</a>

Ebola Is Killing Women In Far Greater Numbers Than Men

Ebola is killing Kona Kupee, who loved her husband too much. Kupee is 36. Her husband, Alosho Mumbah, died of Ebola on Aug. 15. He’d known he was sick for a week — he’d been calling a national hotline, trying to get someone to take him out of his house and into a treatment center — but Kupee didn’t know he had Ebola. He had a fever and vomited and shook violently, but he didn’t bleed. She worried it might be Ebola, especially with all the phone calls, but she told herself it was something else. Had to be. Where …read more

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