<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-harrow/the-horrible-awkwardness-and-angst-of-being-a-beginner_b_5706369.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">The Horrible Awkwardness and Angst of Being a Beginner: In Aikido or at Anything</a>

The Horrible Awkwardness and Angst of Being a Beginner: In Aikido or at Anything

I’m sore all over. My Achilles heel is swollen up like a golf ball. My left knee aches. My shoulders have more knots in them than a sailor can tie — all from training intensely for my Aikido test next Saturday.

It’s for my first Kyu, the test before the Shodan or black best test.

When I tell people that I train in Aikido (Japanese martial arts), they typically get a look of admiration in their eyes, like I’m Xena, the warrior, even when I tell them it’s nothing to be impressed about. If you saw …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/28/climate-change-study-hawaii_n_5731956.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests</a>

Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests

Climate change has its sights on its next victim, and it’s one of America’s favorite vacation spots.

Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii’s Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacific might be unrecognizable in the coming years as climate change makes them hotter, arid, stormy and even disease-ridden.

According to “Climate Change Impacts In Hawaii: A Summary Of Climate Change And Its Impacts To Hawaii’s Ecosystems And Communities,” which was paid for by Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the oceans, rainfall, ecosystems and immunity …read more

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A Field Guide to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISOL)

“Convert, vow absolute allegiance, beg for mercy, atone, or face certain death!” Those are the gruesome choices forced on Sunnis, Shiites, Christians, Yazidis or other non-Sunni Arab minorities by the executioners of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – the self-declared caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (“Greater Syria”) otherwise known as ISIS or ISOL.

ISIS or ISOL is the evil incarnate of a 1990′s vision to create a Sunni state in northern Iraq. Satanic beheadings, crucifixions, live burials, mass executions, mass starvations, rapes, medieval torture, the whole ruthless nine yards of alleged Sha’ariah …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/28/disney-drones_n_5733044.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Disney Seeks Drone Patents For Theme Park Entertainment</a>

Disney Seeks Drone Patents For Theme Park Entertainment

Disney theme parks are known for going above and beyond when it comes to the attractions, characters and thrill rides that make for magical memories, and a new toy could soon be added to the Disney experience: drones.

The entertainment giant recently applied for three drone patents, all for use in aerial light shows. Visitors could see giant illuminated characters above them in the air, or even see floating pixels, or “flixels,” replacing firework shows.

Washington Post tech policy reporter Andrea Peterson stopped by HuffPost Live on Thursday to chat about the possibility of …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/28/ukraine-poll_n_5732612.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Few Americans Think The U.S. Has An Obligation To Defend Ukraine</a>

Few Americans Think The U.S. Has An Obligation To Defend Ukraine

Amid increasingly hostile Russian actions, less than one-third of Americans think the United States should defend Ukraine against actual Russian troops, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

According to the survey, only 29 percent of Americans think the U.S. has a responsibility to defend Ukraine in the case of a Russian invasion, while 38 percent think it does not. Another 33 percent said they’re not sure.

From the Ukrainian president’s perspective, a Russian invasion has already occurred, although Russia has denied that its actions constitute an invasion. U.S. officials have <a class="colorbox" href="http://www.vox.com/2014/8/27/6069415/lets-be-clear-about-this-russia-is-invading-ukraine-right-now" …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/28/gannett-copy-editor-lay-offs_n_5731948.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Media Company Lays Off Copy Editors, Publishes Newsletter With A Major Typo</a>

Media Company Lays Off Copy Editors, Publishes Newsletter With A Major Typo

Copy editors are a necessity in any newsroom, but sadly, the positions are slowly disappearing.

Recently, Gannett sacked a hefty amount of editors from its various titles across the nation, and the decision appears to have affected the top dogs. Gannett U.S. Community Publishing President Bob Dickey’s second quarter newsletter, released Wednesday, contained a major typo: Gannett was misspelled.

To be fair, the …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/28/hershey-poop-emoji_n_5732878.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">How To Turn Hershey's New Logo Into A Poop Emoji In 5 Steps</a>

How To Turn Hershey's New Logo Into A Poop Emoji In 5 Steps

Hershey unveiled a new logo Thursday. Building on its old Hersey kiss logo, the revamp was designed by goDutch, an Ohio-based creative consultancy.

And we have to say it does make us want to go something. Mainly number 2.

In fact, you can turn the whole thing into the poop emoji in five steps:

Step 1: Pull up the new logo

Step 2: Zoom in


Step 3: Add eyes


Step 4: Some slight alterations

<img alt="emoji poop zoom" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2001512/thumbs/o-EMOJI-POOP-ZOOM-570.jpg?5" …read more

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