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Why I'm Proud to Be an Insane Beast in Supersonic Socks

Anne M. Samit | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne M. Samit

I met a man named Adeoye. I'd met him before. He works in a store I frequent when I arrive at yoga too early and need a place to go. I didn't know...

The World's Best Destinations To Travel Alone

Jinna Yang | Posted 12.01.2015 | Travel
Jinna Yang

These are the top 12 countries that are well-known to cater to the solo traveler -- due to their safety, popularity among other solo travelers, and overall guaranteed to give you the time of your life.

Taylor Swift Upsets New Zealand Conservationists With Video Shoot

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.28.2015 | Entertainment

Ruh-roh.  Taylor Swift has ruffled the feathers of a local New Zealand environmental body after a music video shoot that might have disrupt...

Afraid a Baby Will Restrict Your Life? Think Again & Give Thanks this Holiday For Precious Gifts

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Beginning with an unconventional serendipitous meeting in New Zealand an American guy and an English gal met for the first time in a youth hostel wh...

When to Turn Away? A Globetrotter's Sentiments After Tragedy: Remember the Good in the World (and Keep Surfing)

Candace Loy | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

It's hard to turn away and pretend nothing bad has happened. Paris and Beirut have suddenly become close next-door neighbors in a little village, in...

Paris Can Be a Key Step

Robert Stavins | Posted 11.22.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

I've been asked many times what success will look like in Paris. Here's my scorecard and my predictions of five key elements that -- if all were achieved -- would constitute an exceptionally successful 21st Conference of the Parties:

Kiwis Will Make Their Mark in the USA

Carl Berman | Posted 11.20.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

All three New Zealanders are quality skilled big men and all have a very high potential. It's the first time such high level Division I prospects from New Zealand will head to the USA at more or less the same time.

Death Of New Zealand Man Who Was Run Over By His Truck Ruled Accident

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.20.2015 | Crime

A road accident that claimed the life of a truck driver in New Zealand last year was caused by the driver vomiting, slipping on the vomit, then fallin...

Syria: Can Humpty Dumpty Be Made Whole Again?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not be able to control more than a sliver of the country, but uniting the various factions in some kind of rainbow coalition may be a pipe dream, despite efforts of those meeting in Vienna for a political solution.

12 Incredible Vacation Spots Inspired By Star Wars

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.26.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Just because Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far, far away and we haven't yet mastered that kind of commercial space travel doesn't mean the mood of those places can't be captured here on earth.

Teach the Children Wrong: New Zealand Kids Kill Possums and Birds for Fun and Games and a Bathroom

Marc Bekoff | Posted 11.10.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

There can be no doubt that youngsters are attracted to nonhuman animals (animals) for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from fascination, to curiosity, to wanton cruelty and abuse.

High Schooler With Cancer Delivers Inspiring Speech About Living Fully

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact

"None of us get out of life alive, so be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful for the opportunities you have."  Those were the...

Get Lost... and Then Find Yourself in New Zealand

Laura Grier | Posted 11.06.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

At 35 years old I thought I had finally figured it out. As a destination wedding photographer, I have seen what it takes to make it down the aisle....

The Ultimate Nature Adventure? New Zealand

Simone Girner | Posted 11.05.2015 | Travel
Simone Girner

New Zealand is a different type of place. That is not to say that this island country in the southwestern Pacific doesn't have an interesting history, a unique culture or modern-day challenges. But they are not the main experience of your visit.

Does Amnesty International's Sex Work Resolution Support "Gender Apartheid?"

Katherine Koster | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

Addressing inequality, a complex web of intersecting oppression and societal discomfort with the inclusion of people who engage in commercial sex is harder than blaming the sex trade for the exploitation and marginalization of women.

Biracial Identity: My Choice, Not Society's

Natasha Sim | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women
Natasha Sim

My identity is ever-changing, but regardless of how confusing my identity may be, as I've matured and grown, I have realized that my identity is my choice  --  not society's.

An Ode to the All Blacks

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports
Trisha de Borchgrave

Between sublime and messy, there is bristling; standing up to every encounter, relentless, bleeding, battered and without a whimper. No leaping into the air in absurd spasms of fake pain. They are quite simply, epic.

Converging Crises and Opportunities

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

On a ruined planet there can be no development or justice, peace or security, functioning economies, markets or states. Can we mature into responsible global citizens fast enough and stop living at the expense of our children and all future generations of life?

How to Skip Winter Without Missing Ski Season: Get on a Plane to New Zealand Right Now

Emily Hill | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Emily Hill

A land of tree roots and butterflies and sea cliffs: not only is New Zealand a volcanic dreamland, it's also one of the safest and socially progressive countries in the world. Until recently, however, this island country has been inaccessibly expensive for budget wanderlusters like myself.

Abandoned Cat Uses 'Maternal Instincts' To Find Her Missing Kittens

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.27.2015 | Good News

When this mother cat got separated from her kittens, she stopped at nothing to see them again.  The staff at the Mill Road Vet Clinic in Whangare...

Recovering Alcoholic Wins Beer Stein Holding Contest

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.23.2015 | Weird News

It may not make up for all those painful hangovers, but at least years of heavy drinking can serve a purpose later down the line. Recovering alcoholi...

Empathetic Boxer Demands Ref Stop Bloody Lopsided Fight

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.22.2015 | Sports

EmbedContent(5628f85ee4b0aac0b8fbd065,,Embed,html,Some({})) Sometimes throwing a few punches is all you need to realize the merits of pacifism. At lea...

5 Breathtaking Day Hikes In New Zealand

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You might think you need to go on an epic, multi-day backpacking trek to get a glimpse of these incredible places - and in some cases, you'd be right - but you'd be surprised by some of the unbelievable views you can catch with just a few miles of hiking.

The 10 Best Countries To Live Abroad

Malte Zeeck | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality.

The Framing of Gender Apartheid: Amnesty International and Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

What would happen if every country decriminalized prostitution? Not just the few that have already disastrously done so, but what if every government legitimized pimps and brothel owners and failed to hold men accountable for purchasing human beings for sex?