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Dan Choi Running for City College of San Francisco Board Spot

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Lt. Dan Choi, who was for many years the public face of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal movement, has announced a candidacy for the City College of San Francisco Board. Via campaign website: Now, Dan has decided to channel...

What Black Parents Tell Their Sons About the Police

A Tumblr quote floated over to me about around the time of Trayvon Martin's murder, from a Jonathan Lethem book that I've never read (The Fortress of Solitude). At this point, I don't really need to read it, because it's already asked me the most important question I've heard in a long time: "At what age is a black boy when he learns he's scary?" Read more...

Surveys Can Make People Go Extreme

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There are all kinds of reasons why people don't tell the truth when asked questions. Sometimes they suddenly turn into fanatics. They hate, or love, anything. Here's how you catch people when they go extreme, or when they try to just get along. Read more...

These 5'3" and Under Stars Don't Let Height Stand in the Way of Fashion

6 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

Height just may be a state of mind if you ask these stars. Because whether you talk to Nicole Richie, Sarah Jessica Parker, or Reese Witherspoon, they'll tell you that they feel 6'0" when they're walking the red carpet in a gorgeous gown or strolling down the street in an adorable pair of flats. Show More Summary

George RR Martin says fans ask for more explicit sex scenes

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Via AV Club, GRRM tells us several fans have figured out the ending of his A Song of Fire and Ice. Additionally, a number of female fans are asking for explicit all male sex scenes, “I don’t pretend to understand this, I just read my email" says Martin.

Password Hashing 101

When you forget your password, some websites ask you to make a new one instead of just telling you what your current one is. Why? Because they don’t actually know what your password is. Tom Scott explains why that’s a good thing.

Ex Cops team up with Billy Corgan and Ariel Pink for new album

Picture a 90s alt-pop revival. Then ask yourself why? Picture two unfathomably good-looking people, a boy and a girl, like a trimmed-down ABBA, and tell yourself they are called Ex Cops. Don’t ask yourself why this time, but let me assure...Show More Summary

Don’t Let Publishing Intimidate You: “You Are Your Own Best Advocate”

2 weeks agoOdd : Thought Catalog

In his "Dirty Little Secrets" conference presentation, Writer's Digest Publisher Phil Sexton tells authors to ask their publishers what support their books are getting -- and what they can do to help."

Need Kids to Follow Instructions? Don’t Ask. Tell.

“Do you want to put on your shoes now?” “Should we have macaroni and cheese for dinner?” “How about you go brush your teeth?” These are not really questions.

The Great Management Hoax -- 3 Reasons Why Managers Need Systems

Time and time again, I talk with managers who are struggling and they don't know where to turn or who to ask for guidance. Here is what many of them tell me - 1. If I ask my boss for help, he/she will think I'm not ready for this job. 2. Show More Summary

LGBT Servicemembers To Receive Memorial In Congressional Cemetery

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Nearly three years ago, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal was made official, paving the way for lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members to perform their duties openly and honestly. The repeal by no means erased a traumatic history, however,...

Who is Matt Brown fighting next? Don't ask him, because he doesn't give a f--k

Just tell him when and where. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight warrior Matt Brown is still irate over his unanimous decision loss to Robbie Lawler, which took place in the UFC on FOX 12 main event last month in San Jose,...Show More Summary

Cowboys TE Coach Mike Pope Throws Ice Water on Players, Because Football

When Mike Pope tells you to pop your top and catch some footballs, you don't ask questions. You also don't ask questions when he starts throwing ice water on your back. That's just Pope applying his arcane magic. The Dallas Cowboys tight...Show More Summary

Author: Tell your abortion stories like moms tell birth stories

by Kelli Abortion is a normal thing that women do, and we should stop asking women to sit in silence when the topic comes up…. I don’t feel very brave when I talk about my abortion. I feel small and scared. But I don’t like staying silent out of fear. Show More Summary

Hidden History Helped End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

A reporter covering recent LGBT strides toward equality recently asked me, "Are you surprised at how fast things are moving?" When I replied that I think they're actually moving pretty slowly, he looked at me quizzically. After all,Show More Summary

The Daily Grind: Do you tell people you're a gamer?

I'm not ashamed that video games are my hobby or my job, but reconciling games with the real world isn't easy. I don't volunteer details about what I do to anyone I suspect just wouldn't understand. But sometimes people ask you directly. Show More Summary

Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 5: Amy Dickinson

Our latest podcast guest is Amy Dickinson, best known as the syndicated columnist behind "Ask Amy" and as a panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!": We spoke with Amy about her most viral column ever, whether Carl Kasell does the message on her voicemail, if her own child comes to her for advice, and so much more!

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet

Repealing the discriminatory 'don't ask, don't tell' policy was just the tip of the iceberg in getting a fully LGBT-inclusive military. read more

Meetings in Wonderland

Co-authored by HuffPost blogger Shani Harmon "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" asked Alice. "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. "I don't much care where -" said Alice. "Then...Show More Summary

8 Tips On How To Get On European Tour

By indie rapper Kosha Dillz (@koshadillz). Many people continuously ask me how I got my foot into touring Europe. I don't think there is any chance to figure out how to do it except go, and I can tell you that I recall sleeping in aShow More Summary

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