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Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:59 Source

Today's Supreme Court decision to overturn longstanding aggregate limits on individual contributions to federal candidates and political committees should not come as a surprise to those who have followed the

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:59 Source

I have had my own business, Clownbank Studio, as a commercial artist for 38 years and made a modest living doing signs, murals, and illustrations for mom and pop businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores, antique shops, and car mechanics, as well as corporate clients such as Atari, Disney, Universal Studio Tours, Dell Publishing, and others. While I never broke through five figures, at least I was doing what I loved and reached a modest level of success.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:59 Source

How sadly fitting that news of Charles Keating's death arrives on the same day the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court -- aka the Corporate Court -- continued its gutting of campaign finance laws.

If Keating's name rings a faint bell in your memory, it's probably because of his association with the Savings & Loan scandal of the 1980s. But Keating first made a splash -- and many of his political friends -- as a crusader for "decency" and "morality."

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:59 Source

by Matt Gross

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It took me 21.85 seconds to consume three Carolina Reapers, the world's hottest chilis. And it took me approximately 14 hours to recover from the aftermath.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:16 Source

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 2 (Reuters) - NASA has been added to the list of U.S government agencies prohibited from contacting Russian government representatives, though operation of the International Space Station is exempt from the ban, officials said on Wednesday. "This suspension includes NASA travel to Russia and visits by Russian government representatives to NASA facilities, bilateral meetings, email, and teleconferences or video conferences.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:00 Source

NEW YORK (AP) — Instagram says it is fixing a bug that has hidden users' photos on its mobile app from the past several days.

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app said on Twitter Wednesday that it is working on fixing a temporary glitch that is showing photos from several days ago. It did not say how long it would take to fix the problem.

Instagram has 200 million users who share an average of 60 million photos per day.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:59 Source

It is rare that the comments of a state legislator make national news, even more so when those comments are only three short words. Last week, however, State Senator Joshua Miller made national news when he told Dan Bidondi of Infowars to "Go f#ck yourself!" Bidondi, an avid supporter of unrestricted gun ownership had been present at a press conference where Miller and other state legislators appeared. Miller's comments came after Bidondi had been harassing and berating participants at the event.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:59 Source

The following post is the English translation of remarks delivered by the authors to the EU Parliament on April 1, 2014.

Putin wants a new Iron Curtain to fall between Europe and Russia. He is doing everything he can to achieve that. TV screens in Russia spew shameless anti-Western propaganda akin to that in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:32 Source

For more than two billion people around the world, the Internet is an indispensable part of daily life. Over the last five years, information created and shared online has increased nine-fold.i By 2015, the Internet will connect one trillion devices.ii

One, open Internet offers enormous value -- social networks now reach 80 percent of global users, for example, and the Internet economy will reach $4.2 trillion worldwide by 2016.iii But it also raises challenges. As the Internet expands, we must ensure that it continues to be a platform for choice and competition, drives innovation and infuses development across the globe.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:26 Source

Amazon announced it will begin selling a new Fire TV streaming set-top box on Wednesday. But whatever you do, do not go to firetv.com to find out more information about it, especially if you are at work.

This is just part of what awaits you:

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Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:12 Source

Viewed as a body of work, HBO's half-hour shows have felt kind of meandering and unfocused in the last few years.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:11 Source

Hacker Hymn from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo.

Recently I saw a movie on the life and death of Aaron Swartz, who is nowadays often called a martyr for the freedom of the Internet.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:11 Source

We hope you're ready for your closeup, because this camera is going to get really, really close up.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:06 Source

Apparently, a key reason that young women aren't choosing careers in STEM is dating. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, found concern that their 'geeky' male classmates will present poor social prospects is genuinely one of three key barriers to young women entering STEM (along with concerns that it would be boring, and that they wouldn't be any good at it). This information depressed me for the rest of the day.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 07:59 Source

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Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 07:43 Source

The Internet -- the only place any smart, ambitious 20-something should go. There, dreams come true and the roads are paved with millions and millions of hits.

"The Wolf Of Buzzfeed" is a spot-on parody of our friends who love lists and quizzes almost as much as they love restoring faith in humanity. Kudos to Half Day Today for creating this masterpiece.

"We got lists here. We're makin' lists."

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 07:41 Source

Don't you love when old and new come together to create something wonderful?

Hungarian graphic artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas was on vacation with his wife when she pointed out Gyula Benczúr's painting "Budavár repossession" in a booklet and asked him if he could render it in 3D. Challenge accepted!

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 07:28 Source

Walking along the railroad tracks up to the main building at Birkenau was chilling. I was about to enter the largest of the 40 Nazi extermination camps and sub-camps that made up the Auschwitz complex, and its reputation preceded it.

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Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 07:17 Source

Text messaging has gotten approximately 1000 times better since the creation of emojis. Can you even remember a time when you had to send texts without the help of tiny cartoon animals and food items?

As it turns out, emojis are good for more than just talking to your friends. YouTuber Cara Rose DeFabio has created a recap of the third season of "Game of Thrones" with emojis, and it's uncanny how easily the story can be told with a few silly icons.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 07:07 Source

With a click of a button you could shed 5, 10, or 15 pounds, thanks to a new app.

Created by tech start-up Pretty Smart Women, SkinneePix lets users edit photos so that they appear thinner in them. The $0.99 iPhone app tackles the age-old paranoia of the camera adding a few pounds, its makers say.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 07:04 Source

Can the Internet save the Japanese mob?

Japan's largest organized crime group, the Yamaguchi-gumi, the largest sector of the yakuza, have launched a website in an effort to improve their image and encourage new members to join.

HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shiab-Eldin talks about the site in the video above. Judge for yourself whether you're inspired to join up.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 07:01 Source

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Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 06:59 Source

If Abbas now drops off the keys for the Palestinian Authority on Netanyahu's desk, the implications for Israel will be nothing short of catastrophic.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 06:42 Source

TOKYO (AP) — Ashley Madison, the world's biggest online hookup site for married people, works only when monogamy is the rule on the surface but, deep inside, couples want to cheat. That's why it is scoring big in Japan.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 06:41 Source

If you're still recovering from April Fools' Day, waiting for warm weather to hit your area or just annoyed that it isn't Friday, we have just the thing for you.

It's Wednesday, which means we're back with 7 fresh, new sites for you to waste time on.

Scroll through this week's picks below and you'll get over that mid-week slump in no time.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 06:33 Source

If your goal is to get your soon-to-be-husband to reconsider the whole marriage thing, this is a good way to start.

A video (that we can only hope is fake) made the rounds on Reddit Wednesday titled "Bride checks her phone during her wedding ceremony" and it really lives up to its name. The bride literally whips her phone out of her dress to text while her cringing future husband shoots her some "Really? You're really going to do this now?" glances. You have to see it to believe it.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 06:31 Source

At an event unveiling the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Cortana, the company's answer to Siri and Google Now.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 06:06 Source

SINGAPORE -- A few months ago, managers of the online shopping site Lazada, many of whom once paced the gilded halls of firms like McKinsey and J.P. Morgan, found themselves grappling with a predicament: Their warehouse in Jakarta was haunted.

Spooked by a spirit they called the "White Lady," workers there refused to come in for their shifts until the ghost’s inappropriate workplace behavior had been addressed.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 05:59 Source

Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission strikes a devastating blow at the very foundation of our democracy.

This is truly a decision establishing plutocrat rights. The Supreme Court today holds that the purported right of a few hundred superrich individuals to spend outrageously large sums on campaign contributions outweighs the national interest in political equality and a government free of corruption.

In practical terms, the decision means that one individual can write a single check for $5.9 million to be spent by candidates, political parties and political committees.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 05:59 Source

Thriving at work is possible. At Asana, we've turned ourselves into guinea pigs in our own experiment of creating an ideal workplace--where employees thrive, support each other, and do their best work. I'm excited to share what we've found works, and hopefully it can inspire your team to find what works for you.

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