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How Gchat Is Destroying Your Relationships, Productivity And Possibly Your Soul

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article This is important. Gchat is ruining your life. And mine, too. As I type these words, four boxes flash an enticing blue atop my inbox. They cover about two-thirds of my unread mail and they beg for attention -- at least from the click of my mouse -- before I can return to my duty at hand, which, in the most meta of ways, is writing this article.
Great. How Gchat Is Destroying Your Relationships, Productivity And Possibly Your Soul huff.to/1iKzvIS via @HealthyLiving
This is a tad much RT @HuffPostTech How Gchat is destroying your relationships, productivity and possibly your soul huff.to/1iLwKa7
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A Statement on My Legal Name Change

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Today is an exciting day. A judge in the state of Kansas has officially ordered my name to be changed from "Bradley Edward Manning" to "Chelsea Elizabeth Manning." I've been working for months for this change, and waiting for years.
RT @ryangrim: Chelsea Manning, in a HuffPost column, explains her legal name change. Column comes via @mgsledge huffingtonpost.com/chelsea-mannin…
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Julian Assange Punches Out Priest On Easter Sunday

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Julian Assange went mano-a-mano with a man of god at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Easter Sunday. The WikiLeaks founder met with boxing champion Solomon Egberime, then had a sparring match with Father David Smith (a.k.a. 'Fighting' Father Dave), his team tells The Huffington Post.
Julian Assange punched out a priest on Easter Sunday because he's Julian Assange huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/jul…
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Lupita Nyong'o Is People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person 2014

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article It's official: Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful Person for 2014, besting other gorgeous ladies Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Julianna Margulies.
GOOD!!!! “@HuffingtonPost: Lupita Nyong'o named People magazine's Most Beautiful Person huff.to/1jM0sK6 pic.twitter.com/1j0SSLUap2
Happy Wednesday! Lupita Nyong'o Is Officially The Most Beautiful Person Alive huff.to/1iKxtIA #butweknewthatright?
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State Department Urges Russia To Help Free Vice Reporter Held In Ukraine

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article NEW YORK -- The U.S. State Department urged Russia Wednesday to help free Simon Ostrovsky, a Vice News correspondent now being helped captive by pro-Russia separatists in Eastern Ukraine. "We call on Russia to use its influence with these groups to secure the immediate and safe release of all hostages in eastern Ukraine," State Dept.
RT @jayrosen_nyu: Simon Ostrovsky, who had been reporting (well) for Vice from Ukraine, is being held captive by pro-Russia separatists goo.gl/KtGVvV
Simon Ostrovsky, who had been reporting (well) for Vice from Ukraine, is being held captive by pro-Russia separatists goo.gl/KtGVvV
Vice journo still detained “@HuffPostPol: U.S. urges Russia to help free reporter detained in Ukraine huff.to/1jLNhZO" cc @dpeleschuk
RT @mlcalderone: State dept urges Russia to help free Vice reporter in eastern Ukraine: huff.to/1k6bH1V
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A Letter to 'The Boss'

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Dear Bruce Springsteen, It was 2002, I believe, and you were on your Rising Tour in Detroit -- where I'm originally from. My father, being the fan that he was, liked to splurge on General Admission tickets. I didn't blame him.
RT @AlexandraZaslow: Here is how @springsteen got me through my father's death and taught me how to love along the way huff.to/1jB3gs9
Among the legacies left by the late @WSJ reporter Jeff Zaslow to his kids: a love of The Boss. By @AlexandraZaslow. huffingtonpost.com/alexandra-zasl…
RT @SMargolisFOX2: My daughter's beautiful tribute to Springsteen...and her dad. A Letter To 'The Boss' huff.to/1jNasTv via @HuffPostEnt #FOX2News
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'To Be Or Not To Be': That Was Our Poll Question

huffingtonpost.com — Do Shakespeare's words apply to us today? Assessing that was our primary goal. So taking inspiration from his plays We asked his famous questions in a poll. "To be or not"? Is greatness "thrust" or earned? In stars or in ourselves, where does fault lie?
Half of Americans prefer "to be." Just 5% opted not 'to be.' And 45% weren't sure! Amazing poll huff.to/1iKpzPu @HuffPostBooks
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Ronan Farrow Grills Jo Becker Over Marriage Equality Book

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Ronan Farrow grilled New York Times investigative journalist Jo Becker on Wednesday on the criticism over her new book, "Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality." Since its release earlier this month, Becker's book has been criticized for presenting a flawed history of activists' fight for gay marriage.

The 29 Greatest Selfies Of All Time

huffingtonpost.com — It's easy to write off the Oxford Dictionary's 2013 Word of the Year as a silly, narcissistic fad. But every once in a while, a selfie comes along that really is more art than duck-faced cry for Instagram attention. To prove our point, we decided ...

DOJ Gears Up For Massive Obama Clemency Push

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is preparing for a major Obama administration initiative that could use the president's clemency power to commute the lengthy sentences of hundreds, and potentially thousands, of federal prisoners caught up in the war on drugs.
Holder told me earlier this month DOJ needed to "look at changes" in the pardon office. He wasn't kidding: huff.to/1iKNtdU
RT @jdakwar: Big deal and significant step forward! @ryanjreilly: #DOJ Gears Up For Massive Obama Clemency Push huff.to/1iKNtdU #MassIncarceration
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Why We Aren't Changing The 'Once You Go Black' Headline

huffingtonpost.com — I work in the media and I write about race. It's a lethal combination that leaves me open to unsolicited feedback and criticism and, sometimes, racist attacks. But I do it because I've always thought race is one of those topics we still don't know ho...

Do You Know Why The U.S. Is Actually The Worst?

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Quiz widget by Check your responses against the answer key below. Loving the United States unconditionally is so passé. Nowadays, people are all about using French words like "passé" and digging up facts and studies to point out that the U.S. has a lot of improving to do.

Apple Should Have Read The Lyrics Before Putting This Song In An Ad

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article During the primetime broadcast of "The Voice" and the NBA playoffs Tuesday night, Apple unveiled a new, lengthy advert for the iPhone 5S, its high-end smartphone. It's a fun spot, featuring several musicians covering the opening to the popular 1988 song "Gigantic" by Pixies, while artists demonstrate the various artsy things you can do with the iPhone.

'Noah' Director Darren Aronofsky And Others Talk Faith And Environmentalism (LIVE VIDEO)

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article What can we learn about the intersection of faith and the environment? Read more about Aronofsky and the live event at Mother Jones. Click on the video above at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 23 for a special live event featuring "Noah" director Darren Aronofsky.
RT @ClimateDesk: Aronofsky: To remove the ecological message from Noah would be "a bigger edit job" than including it #CAPNoah ow.ly/w5Cea

Amazon Prime Just Got Way Better With A Ton Of Old HBO Shows

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article If you have Amazon Prime, you officially no longer need your roommate's mom's neighbor's HBO Go password. This story is developing. "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under," "Deadwood" and many other HBO classics will be made available to subscribers of Amazon Prime on May 21, the two companies announced Wednesday.
“If you have Amazon Prime, you officially no longer need your roommate's mom's neighbor's HBO Go password." huff.to/1iKTQ0O
More on HBO shows arriving on Amazon Prime 5/21 huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/net… IMO heats up competition btw Netflix, HBO & Amazon re streaming.
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