Since Aristotle and long before, people who have been privileged to spend time observing and interacting with elephants have expressed similar sentiments.
Made up of 26 atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a beach destination that's totally set apart from other tropical getaways like the Caribbean and Mexico.
We're in a state of perpetual war and have no intention of escaping it. Certainly we have no intention of critiquing our own actions or questioning the effectiveness of war, occupation or high-tech terror as a means to create a stable, secure world. Thus Marie Harf, deputy State Department spokesperson, had her moment of right-wing ridicule when she talked about ISIS this week.
So the question is, is it working? Is terrorism having an impact on us? To my disappointment, I think it may be, and for a simple reason: in fear is power.
Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, fifty more individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support our grantees.
Six African women artists talk about bodies, sexuality and gender: it's not your everyday show -- gathered together in the heart of the bureaucratic capital of Europe -- under the rubric Body Talk at the Wiels Center of Contemporary Art.
Not only are African Americans more likely to believe in the power of dreams but according to dream research and author Tony Shafton, more than 90 percent of African Americans surveyed believed that dreams had the ability to predict the future.
This worldwide drive brought together several UN agencies, civil society organizations and donors to reduce new HIV infections among adolescents by at least 75% and increase HIV treatment to reach at least 80% of adolescents living with the virus.
My bus came into view and I said goodbye. As I got on the bus and sat down, the young man smiled and waved at me. I waved back and wondered what his life would have been like if he had received the kind of support and opportunities I was lucky enough to have obtained.
ISLAMABAD -- Even in the world's most dangerous places we must now establish the right of all children to schooling and make a new idea of "education without borders" a reality.
People who witnessed Hyvon Ngetich finish the Austin Marathon will remember how uncomfortable they felt seeing a young woman crawling on bloody knees in front of thousands to reach the finish line.
Nigeria's political leaders exploit the extreme poverty, hunger and high unemployment rates for their personal gains, and rather than hold these leaders accountable for job-creation, power and educational reforms, the large numbers of ill-informed voters give away their voting.
January 17th- January 24th, 2015
Feeling Notes: Warmth, heat of the red African sun, smell of fire, strength of women and the girl c...
The Italian authorities are facing a terrible dilemma. The more boat migrants they save, the more who will risk their lives at the hands of the smugglers, the more the smugglers will profit.
While glorifying in what they proclaimed was a new "model for Western intervention," Obama and his accomplices were completely oblivious to what they had sown, which Libya is reaping today.
Even before American hegemony emerged after World War II, birthday boy George Washington's Farewell Address admonition to avoid "permanent alliances" and focus on neutrality had long since been ignored. Now we have a worldwide web of alliances, mostly of our own instigation, and involvement in a whole host of wars.