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Legacy of Hawai'i's last queen ignites passion for traditional culture | Posted 03.02.2016 | Women

EDITOR'S NOTE - Her reign in Hawai'i ended when U.S. Marines landed in Honolulu, the capital of the sovereign Kingdom of Hawai'i, in 1893. A small gro...

Untranslatable Words: The Spirit of Aloha

Tim Lomas | Posted 02.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tim Lomas

According to most sources I've seen, this word is far more than a simple greeting. It doesn't translate as just some hearty "hello!" It encompasses meanings of love, compassion, and affection.

6 Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up Why Obama Loves Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.30.2015 | Travel

When Barack Obama wants to unwind, he heads home. And home for the president just happens to be an island paradise. The president and his family are c...

Heal Yourself With Music and Aloha

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 12.23.2015 | Hawaii
Ayda Ersoy

Imagine every week you spend a couple hours sharing music and having fun. You meet old friends, and make new ones. There's no plan beforehand what you're going to play.

Hate; We Can Beat It!

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 12.07.2016 | World
Adrian Kamalii

There is fear, terror, actual violence, palpable hate, attacks, and senseless shootings. It is suffocating. It is degrading. It is vile. It is a...

Hawaii Residents Send 'A Hug' To Paris With Mile-Long Lei

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.24.2015 | Good News

A group of Hawaii residents has come together in the wake of this month's deadly terrorist attacks in Paris to weave a mile-long symbol of love and su...

5 Slang Phrases That Perfectly Sum Up Why Hawaii Is So Damn Happy

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Hawaii is often defined by its awe-inspiring beauty, but for those lucky enough to live there, the Aloha State is much more than an idyllic paradise. ...

Countering Bullying with Aloha

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 08.18.2016 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

It's back-to-school time in Hawaiʻi. Over 200,000 students will enter grades K-12 this year, full of curiosity and ideas. Unfortunately, many of them will have their studies disrupted and hopes crushed by bullying.

Sending Aloha

Kait Hanson | Posted 08.18.2016 | Hawaii
Kait Hanson

I sought out Hawai'ian artists who prove that handcrafted stationery is not only alive and well; it is more beautiful and thoughtfully crafted than ever before. Looking to send some aloha? Look no further than these delightfully designed local paper products

The Yoga of Aloha

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.11.2016 | Hawaii
Jennie Lee

In physical yoga practice, we focus on alignment in our postures and connection to our breath, in order to cultivate tranquility of body, mind and spirit. As a Yoga Therapist on the island of O'ahu, I focus on the alignment between yoga and the spirit of aloha that is so important here.

Zeba Blay

Where Is Emma Stone's Apology For Whitewashing? | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment

"Aloha," the film about a navel-gazing manchild who goes to Hawaii and finds himself, got mostly bad reviews when it debuted in May for its meandering...

4 Epic Days of MaiTai Action: The Good, the Biz and the Play!

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

At the MaiTai Maui opening ceremony the mayor of Maui, Alan Arakawa revealed, "I have the easiest job in the world," with a smile, "look around you - it's the most beautiful place on earth." And with that I was inspired to explore his beautiful island.

A Close Look At 7 Years Of 'Aloha' Development Hell

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.03.2015 | Entertainment

Oh, the places Cameron Crowe will go: all the way to Hawaii, apparently, to make a movie that spent several years in development, drifted almost compl...

Watch The First 8 Minutes Of 'Aloha'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment

Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone's island romance has been kicking around since at least 2008, back when it was supposed to star Ben Stiller and Reese Wi...

Rachel McAdams Dons Mesh Dress To 'Aloha' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment

Rachel McAdams looked gorgeous at the premiere of "Aloha" in West Hollywood Wednesday night. The actress wore a Self Portrait dress with a mesh to...

5 Ways To Live Life With More Aloha

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Aloha means hello. It also means goodbye. Aloha is also a moral code, an expression of love and a connection to nature. Confused yet? It can be ...

Medicine for the People Delivered Through Music

Jacob Devaney | Posted 08.06.2015 | Good News
Jacob Devaney

Music is transformative, it is a powerful medicine. When I was younger while visiting my Cherokee uncle, Goat Carson, in New Orleans he always talked about how music was a form of prayer, a powerful kind of medicine.

Fleeting Loves, Enduring Loves

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 04.26.2014 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

Maui bid a hui hou, until we gather again, to one Harlan Masuda under a gentle mantel of vog and low clouds today. Harlan's passing was sudden, with n...

Kokua for the Philippines Spreads the Aloha Globally

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 02.10.2014 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

Sunday's show will be musically marvelous, and elevates the values of kokua and aloha to the global stage. These living concepts make Hawai'i an exceptional environment of compassion and cooperation, and the world could certainly use more of these.

Aloha Includes Striving to Understand the Other Side

Choon James | Posted 11.13.2013 | Hawaii
Choon James

Whatever side we are on, let's remember the principle of free agency. Our life's experiences and upbringing help develop our values, opinions, and goals. Others have their own life's experiences.

With Aloha: Culture, Conflict and the Debate Over Same-sex Marriage

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

No one group can claim to have exclusive authority over defining the Hawaiian culture or its many traditions. No one speaks for all.

What Sartorial Secret Do Bruno Mars, Zosia Mamet And Joey Tribbiani All Have In Common?

Posted 10.03.2013 | Style

October in Hawaii, it turns out, is fashion month, which gives us an excellent reason to pen an ode to our favorite Hawaii invention and the wonderful...

A Call for Public Diplomacy Between the U.S. and Iran

Jon Letman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

As Americans we should make the effort to reach out to Iran and show them that we want better relations as much -- no, more than -- our government.

Native Hawaiians Turn To Aloha And Hula To Aid Poor Life Expectancy, Study Says

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Life expectancy for Native Hawaiians is 6.2 years lower than the state average, though life expectancy has increased by nearly 12 years since 1950. ...

Why I Flashed the Shaka Sign at the NYSE Opening Bell

Andrew Wang | Posted 11.13.2013 | Hawaii
Andrew Wang

When I saw the cameras broadcasting the 60-second long excitement of the Opening Bell festivities, I was suddenly inspired to send a friendly "howzit" via a spontaneous "shaka" from the New York Stock Exchange -- the financial epicenter of the world.