David Karp, founder of $1.1 billion Tumblr, attended the Webby Awards Tuesday night. There, he received some advice from a fellow New York entrepreneur who sold her company for a boatload of cash, Arianna Huffington. Huffington and her co-founders sold The Huffingto Post to AOL for more than $300 million. Show More Summary
In this week's special summer issue, we're putting the spotlight on all the season's diverse offerings, with an emphasis on ways to enjoy the summer with less stress.
This time of year is full of such aspiration and hope, isn’t it? Thanks to college graduations there’s a little more magic and excitement in the air. And oh yeah, commencement speeches, too. Well, Business Insider compiled excerpts from...Show More Summary
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The first women's revolution was led by the suffragists over a hundred years ago, when brave women like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought, among other things, to give women the right to vote. The second women's revolution was powerfully led by two Smith College alumnae, Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem. Show More Summary
This week saw the kickoff of Second Term Scandal Season, though the first entrants fall on very different parts of the manufactured scandal vs. real scandal continuum. On the deeply-contrived end is Benghazi -- with supposedly damning White House emails having been altered by GOP leakers. Show More Summary
Stephen Colbert is scheduled to speak Saturday at the University of Virginia. Arianna Huffington will speak at Smith College Sunday. They’re among the many journalists who’ve spoken or are scheduled to speak at commencement ceremonies this spring, as many … Read more
In this week's issue, Jaweed Kaleem looks at threshold choirs, a growing movement using a capella song to soothe the dying.
Ever since they joined forces two years ago, Tim Armstrong and Arianna Huffington have been under the microscope, their every move dissected and critiqued. So it's impressive, in a way, that they were able to unwind one of their misadventures without attracting any notice.
This week showed how celebration can often go hand-in-hand with desolation. In Bangladesh, a woman was rescued from the rubble of the collapsed garment factory, having been buried alive for 17 days -- even as the death toll passed 1,000. Show More Summary
"I have experienced failure as a politician," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once said. In his second round as the country's prime minister, he is...
Lost in the hubbub of each month's job reports is one startling fact: since the Great Recession officially came to an end, lower-wage jobs have far outnumbered jobs that allow workers to build a solid middle-class lifestyle.
Sunday is Mother's Day, one of the year's high points of gratitude. So as we honor the mothers among us (and those no longer among us), there's no better time to tap into that gratitude and draw on the qualities that make mothers such a force for good -- their generosity, their nurturing, their unconditional love. Show More Summary
Japan's spirit is being tested by the same recession and financial crisis afflicting all industrialized nations. But paradoxically, there are answers to be found to Japan's very modern crises in its most ancient traditions. There are shrines and temples and gardens everywhere. Show More Summary
Some interesting commentary appeared on The Huffington Post this past week, and I’m not one to read that online publication expecting anything original. (If Arianna Huffington has earned any journalistic reputation, it’s for borrowing copy from every source on the planet to build her “aggregation nation.”) But Arianna H. said something that I’m really taking [...]Show More Summary
Another day, another country for the biggest native-digital news business in the world... Huffington Post Japan editor Shigeki Matsuura, Arianna Huffington, and Huffington Post CEO Jimmy Maymann at the launch in Tokyo. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation about this story »
Konnichiwa! I'm here in Tokyo with our talented HuffPost Japan team in our Akihabara offices to launch HuffPost Japan, our first edition in Asia. We are all elated that after launching editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, and Italy, HuffPost has gone east -- not only to a new country, but to a new continent. Show More Summary
This week brought evidence that America continues to evolve in positive ways. On Monday, NBA player Jason Collins came out, becoming the first openly gay male athlete in a major sport. Collins' trust in the American people was rewarded, as the response to his revelation was overwhelmingly positive. Show More Summary
In this week's issue, Gerry Smith looks at one of the less savory effects of recent technological innovation: the billion-dollar black market for stolen smartphones. And Lila Shapiro considers the career of former New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey, nearly a decade after he resigned with the admission that he was "a gay American."
Are you busy right now? Are you already behind on what you wanted to accomplish today? Or this week? Or this year? Are you hoping this will be a short post so you can get back to the million things on your to-do list that are breathing down your neck? Okay, I'll get on with it: Our culture is obsessed with time. Show More Summary