Charlie Sheen winning
People are already interested in reading about and watching celebrities. Using their life experiences and health journeys as an expository case study not only is stealth public health education. Charlie Sheen did a good thing and has given us a platform. Let's use it.
Most commentators trying to figure out the appeal of Donald Trump are looking in the wrong place. They try to intuit some kind of ideological appeal, when the candidate's hook is purely visceral. Trump hits GOP voters in the gut when he says: "We don't have any wins any more."
#Blessed is now one of the most popular trends on our Twitter feeds, but how has the word taken on a new meaning? HuffPost Live talks to charters of our language to see how Twitter is changing the way we use language.
Happy New Year, HuffPosters! This out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new weekend is my favorite time of the year -- and the perfect opportunity for cleaning out our internal hard drives of all the accumulated detritus from 2011, including Anthony Weiner's photographic skills, Charlie Sheen's "winning" streak, Rick Perry's "Oops" moment, Kim Kardashian's 72-day marriage, 9-9-9, Tebowing, Carmageddon, Newt Gingrich blaming his affairs on his passion for America, the Raptureless May 21, and the president sending an end of the year fundraising email to tens of thousands with the subject line "Hey"... As we leave 2011 behind, let's drop the faux intimacy, clear our personal hard drives of any hurts, grudges, and disappointments and start the New Year with a clean slate -- ready to welcome all the surprises, opportunities, and, yes, challenges, 2012 will bring. Let's celebrate the spirit of renewal that is the essence of new beginnings -- and that the world so desperately needs.