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Changing The Conversation On Immigration Reform: Two Social Entrepreneurs' Roles in Today's Debate

By David Nahmias, Contributor

For years, Americans varying from former President George W. Bush to actress Eva Longoria have denounced the United States immigration system as broken. “Broken” seems like an appropriate term.  A patchwork of misaligned incentives, out-of-touch regulations, and partisan politics that seem to satisfy no one have led to a situation that punishes law-abiding people just looking for a chance at economic opportunity and encourages often life-threatening and dangerous activities, ripping apart families and communities in the process. Finally, comprehensive immigration reform, one that addresses the different facets of this complex issue, recently passed the Senate with bipartisan approval. Fixing a broken system is the hallmark of social entrepreneurs, and for two Ashoka Fellows, the momentum around the Senate bill has served as a platform for them to shape U.S. immigration policy.  Across the globe, 57% of Ashoka Fellows have contributed to changing national policy within five years of their election to the global network, whether through helping draft legislation or regulations, providing testimony, or organizing citizen action. …read more

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Rock-solid love: Australian woman marries a bridge in France – and even gets the mayor’s blessing

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An Australian woman has taken her desire for the ‘strong and silent’-type to a new extreme when she married a bridge.

Jodi Rose married Le Pont du Diable Bridge in Céret, southern France after falling head over heels for the ‘sensual’ 14th century stone structure.

Ms Rose, or Mrs Le Pont du Diable, has spent the past decade travelling the world recording the vibrations in bridge cables with contact microphones and using them to create experimental music.

Set in stone: Jodi Rose and her new husband Le Pont du Diable Bridge were joined in stony matrimony in front of 14 witnesses

Set in stone: Jodi Rose and her new husband Le Pont du Diable Bridge were joined in stony matrimony in front of 14 witnesses

After visiting dozens of bridges all over the world for her Singing Bridges musical project, she decided this was ‘The One’.

Although her new husband may struggle to express his feelings, newlywed Jodi said ‘his being is very present, and I feel at peace in his strong embrace.’

 

‘He makes me feel connected to the earth and draws me to rest from my endless nomadic wanderings. He is fixed, stable, rooted to the ground, while I am nomadic, transient, ever on the road.

‘He gives me a safe haven, brings me back to ground myself, and then lets me go again to follow my own path, without trying to keep me tied down or in thrall to his needs or desires. I am devoted to him.’

Unbreakable vow: Jodi Rose pledges to stand by her husband in sickness and in health, to which he do not appear to object

Unbreakable vow: Jodi Rose pledges to stand by her husband in sickness and in health, to which he do not appear to object

Just married: After visiting dozens of bridges all over the world for her Singing Bridges musical project, artist Jodi fell head over heels for The Devil's Bridge

Just married: After visiting dozens of bridges all over the world for her Singing Bridges musical project, artist Jodi fell head over heels for The Devil’s Bridge

Ms Rose's wedding ring
The wedding between Jodi and Le Pont du Diable, which translates to The Devil¿s Bridge, took place in front of 14 guests and was blessed by the mayor of neighbouring town Saint-Jean-de-Fos.

Bands that bind: Ms Rose had fashioned rings for both herself and her new husband

Joyous occasion: Jodi and her new husband celebrates their wedding with their guests in south France

Joyous occasion: Jodi and her new husband celebrate their wedding with their guests in south France

Written in stone: The union between Jodi and her bridge husband was blessed by the mayor of the nearby town Saint-Jean-de-Fos

Written in stone: The union between Jodi and her bridge husband was blessed by the mayor of the nearby town Saint-Jean-de-Fos

The wedding between Jodi and Le Pont du Diable, which translates to The Devil’s Bridge, took place in front of 14 guests and was blessed by the mayor of neighbouring town Saint-Jean-de-Fos.

The pair made their vows at the groom’s entrance. Rose wore a custom bridal gown and veil, and commissioned rings for both her and the bridge.

‘He understands that I love other bridges – and men – ours is a love that embraces the vagaries of life, as materialised in the swirling currents of the river that flows beneath his magnificent body,’ Rose wrote on her website.

Rock-solid: Jodi Rose says she is 'completely devoted' to her husband who 'keeps her grounded'

Rock-solid: Jodi Rose says she is ‘completely devoted’ to her husband who ‘keeps her grounded’

‘The Devil’s Bridge is everything I could desire in a husband – sturdy, trustworthy, sensual, kind and handsome,’ she added.

Their union is not legally recognised in France, but Rose claims their marriage is as strong as any other.

‘This is not a decision I undertake lightly, just as our curves complement, we truly bring joy to each other, and the strength of his pylons will always carry me home.’

Ms Rose, who says she is completely devoted to her new husband, have yet to explain how she determined the sex of the bridge.

Eva Longoria’s Reality Dating Series ‘Ready for Love’ Is On

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Think all the best guys are either gay or taken?

This is the question asked by the teaser for NBC’s new reality dating series produced by none other than not-so-desperate housewife Eva Longoria. The series “Ready for Love,” hosted by husband and wife team Giuliana and Bill Rancic (“The Apprentice” and “E News”), which was originally slotted for Sunday nights, was rescheduled by NBC and will now occupy the Tuesday night 9-11 time slot following “The Voice”.

Coined a “dating game changer” by NBC, “Ready for Love” sets out to find romantic partners for three eligible bachelors. Hand selected by Eva Longoria who is the show’s executive producer, Dallas financier Ben Patton, Santa Barbara musician Tim Lopez and Miami entrepreneur Ernesto Arguello will each have a field of 12 bachelorettes from across the nation who were selected through a new Facebook app, from which to connect and eventually choose.

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Best & Worst Beauty Of The Week: Eva Longoria, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Garner And More (PHOTOS)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Smell that? Change is in the air. As we make room in our closets for spring clothing, it’s time to warm up our beauty routines, too. Eva Longoria and Jennifer Garner sported effortless tress styles we love for lightening up.

Thankfully, repeat offenders like Kaley Cuoco finally took our pleas hints to ditch dark lipsticks. Yet some style stars like Vanessa Hudgens opted for decidedly wintry looks.

Which one’s your favorite? Which one’s the worst? Let us know in the comments!

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Jesse Metcalfe House: Soap Actor Buys In Hollywood Hills For $1.43 Million (PHOTOS)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Soap star Jesse Metcalfe, 34, is arguably best-known for playing Eva Longoria‘s hunky pool boy on “Desperate Housewives,” which is what makes his recent home purchase a little bit of a downer.

He and fiancee Cara Santana became the proud owners of a 2,362-square-foot Spanish-style home with five bedrooms — but alas, no pool.

The property had been listed at about $1.6 million andTrulia put the sales price of the couple’s new home at $1.43 million. The home transferred title on Feb. 28 and Metcalfe sold his Beverly Hills Post Office area home for $2 million, Trulia reports.

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