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Doggy Day Care Chain Makes Pet Sitters Sign Noncompetes To Protect "Trade Secrets"

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON -- Last month, The Huffington Post revealed that Jimmy John's sandwich shops subject their low-wage workers to stringent noncompete agreements, theoretically barring them from working at other sandwich shops after they leave their jobs at Jimmy John's.
Nov 24, 2014

Doggy day care chain forces workers to sign noncompetes huff.to/1v3dB95

Nov 24, 2014

RT @aterkel: Even dog sitters have to sign non-compete agreements huff.to/1xTLvAy via @jamieson

Nov 24, 2014

RT @BenDWalsh: Doggy day care pet sitters forced to sign non-compete agreements to protect trade secrets huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/24/cam… by @jamieson

Nov 24, 2014

Doggy day care pet sitters forced to sign non-compete agreements to protect trade secrets huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/24/cam… by @jamieson

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How Stevie Nicks Created A Coven Of Gold Dust Women

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Sitting in a suite at the top of one of the fanciest hotels in Manhattan, Stevie Nicks plays with a diamond-encrusted silver moon necklace. The charm was given to her by the father of a young woman named Sara, who Nicks met through the Make-A-Wish foundation in 2005.
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How FDR Commercialized Thanksgiving

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: For those who deride America's biggest retail companies for ruining Thanksgiving by offering Black Friday "doorbusters" smack dab in the middle of the holiday, that's hardly the worst of it. Many decades ago retailers actually managed to convince the president to change the date of the holiday in order to get people to shop more.

On A Night Of Peaceful Protests In Ferguson, One Reporter's Arrest Breaks The Calm

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police officers arrested a journalist during peaceful protests in Ferguson on Saturday night, amid widespread speculation that tensions could boil over in advance of a grand jury's ruling about the police officer who shot Michael Brown in August.
Nov 23, 2014

Sad state of affairs there 》"@SoniaChopra28: @sree this journalist did not deserve to be arrested : m.huffpost.com/us/entry/62079…"

Nov 23, 2014

RT @ryanjreilly: On A Night Of Peaceful Protests In Ferguson, One Reporter's Arrest Breaks The Calm huff.to/1xRBcgj

Nov 23, 2014

RT @ryanjreilly: .@TreyYingst says officer told him he was just following orders when he locked him up for standing on sidewalk: huff.to/1xRBcgj

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'Black Seadevil' Anglerfish Caught On Video, Will Give You Nightmares

huffingtonpost.com — Here's a fish that looks like it swam straight out of a nightmare -- but for scientists, this video is practically dream come true. It shows a Black Seadevil, a type of anglerfish that's been caught on video only about half a dozen times, and thi...

Eddie Redmayne In 'The Theory Of Everything' Puts A Face To ALS

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Eddie Redmayne, playing a young Stephen Hawking, tries to explain to his Cambridge classmate that he's just been diagnosed with ALS. "I have motor neurone disease," Hawking tells his friend, using its British name. The other young man's face doesn't change. Hawking might as well have the stomach flu.
Nov 24, 2014

I wrote about Eddie Redmayne's performance as Stephen Hawking in #TheoryOfEverything and ALS huff.to/1HDchA4

A Feminist Gift Guide For Your Most Equality-Friendly BFFs

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Here are our picks: Finding a gift for an outspoken feminist friend can be a difficult task. And since Gloria Steinem and bell hooks presumably won't be giving out free lunch dates anytime soon, we've rounded up some awesome (and affordable) gift ideas for your feminist friends this holiday season.
Nov 24, 2014

FYI, I want everything on this list --> 21 Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Feminist Friend huff.to/1riDkGE via @lannadelgrey

America's Infrastructure Disinvestment Will Slow the Development of a Sustainable Economy

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: This is the 50th anniversary of New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the span that connects Staten Island with Brooklyn. As a child growing up in Brooklyn I remember watching its towers rise as if by magic.
Nov 24, 2014

US Infrastructure Disinvestment Will Slow Development of Sustainable Economy @stevenacohen (1/2 EU spending as %GDP] huffingtonpost.com/steven-cohen/a…

You Probably Don't Know If You're Allergic To This -- And It Could Kill You (VIDEO)

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: When people think of fatal allergy attacks, they usually think of bee stings, shellfish or peanut allergies. But a new nationwide study has found that the most deadly allergy is actually prescription drugs. In fact, the study shows that 60 percent of deaths caused by anaphylactic shock were caused by prescription drugs.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @KatherineDuPre: Is it "link bait"? @HuffingtonPost: You could not know you're allergic to this, and it could kill you huff.to/1r5lSVX

Thanks American Express... but Not for Small Business Saturday

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: We had Black Friday. We had Cyber Monday. For God's sake, now someone's even come up with Giving Tuesday. And in the middle of it all was Small Business Saturday. Does anyone care? I'm a small business owner. And I do. But not for the reasons you may think.
Nov 24, 2014

.@genemarks column on Small Business Saturday from 2012 still feels more or less right to me huff.to/1viWyRG

HUFFPOLLSTER: The GOP Honeymoon Is Short For Boehner And McConnell

huffingtonpost.com — Republicans grumbling about their Congressional leaders is on the rise again. Hillary Clinton enjoys a huge early lead in often fickle New Hampshire. And Millennials are less likely than their elders to believe everyone should vote. This is HuffPollster for Monday, November 24, 2014. Posted: IS GOP HONEYMOON ALREADY OVER FOR BOEHNER & McCONNELL?
Nov 24, 2014

HuffPollster: After a brief honeymoon, GOP grumbling about their congressional leaders rises huff.to/1r0RUrX

Iran Nuclear Talks To Be Extended After Missing Deadline

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: VIENNA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers are expected to break off negotiations on Monday and meet again next month after missing a deadline to clinch a final deal to resolve their 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, diplomatic sources said.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @HuffingtonPost: JUST IN: Diplomatic sources say Iran nuclear talks to be extended after missing deadline huff.to/1xTDk7g

What Your Work Lunch Really Says About You

huffingtonpost.com — You might not realize it, but your co-workers can tell a lot about you based on the lunch you eat. They see that air of superiority when you're eating your homemade organic kale chips. Or maybe you don't eat lunch until 5:00? They get that too: You'r...

Marijuana Industry Sets Its Sights On The Mainstream

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Marijuana is growing up. As Colorado and Washington's recreational marijuana industries blossom and new markets in Oregon and Alaska begin to take shape, so-called ganjapreneurs are looking for ways to take cannabis mainstream. Before long, they hope, marijuana products will be as widely available as alcohol -- and just as socially acceptable.

News Anchors Quietly Met With Darren Wilson: Report

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: A number of high profile TV news anchors quietly met with Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in hopes of securing an interview with him, CNN's Brian Stelter reported Sunday. Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August, sparking months of protests. A grand jury in the St.

How Ebola Impedes Women's Empowerment in West Africa

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: On November 17, 2014, at a women's health event called "Better by Half," Barbara Bush and Melinda Gates voiced concerns about women's health in Ebola-affected countries. Arguing that "women's health is becoming a casualty of the Ebola outbreak," Bush and Gates reignited calls to take concerted action to address the Ebola crisis.

Rudy Giuliani Says White Cops Are Needed To Stop Black People From Shooting Each Other

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday criticized what he described as lopsided coverage of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, calling on the media to stop focusing on racially disproportionate police forces and pay more attention to black people killing one another.

Ancient Settlement Discovered Off Greek Island Of Delos

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Researchers knew there were ruins of some sort in shallow waters off the Greek island of Delos, assuming the structures were simply remnants of a port that had been submerged. (Story continues below.) A collection of 16 clay pots found in shallow water off the Greek island of Delos.
Nov 23, 2014

Researchers have found an ancient settlement in shallow water off Greek island of Delos huff.to/1xIcAp4

What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to make one thing clear: We've got this. Up until June 10, Iranian officials had been content to shape events in Iraq quietly through their hold on local Shiite militias and the prime minister at the time, Nouri al-Maliki.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @AkbarSAhmed: W/ @ryangrim, the current HP splash: how #Iran #IranTalksVienna affect the fight against #ISIS in #Syria & #Iraq http://t.…