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The 5 Ways American Muslims Can Respond to Anti-Muslim Protests

Qasim Rashid | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

This October, anti-Islam extremists are planning roughly 20 anti-Muslim protests in front of mosques in America. With this context, here are five important ways my fellow American Muslims can, and should, respond to these anti-Muslim protests in America.

23 Must-Do Hikes In The National Parks

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.05.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking trip.

The Top 10 Most Relaxing Hot Springs in America

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

With the crisp air of autumn, can you imagine a better way to spend the afternoon than relaxing in a hot springs pool surrounded by beautiful scenery? We can't either. Check out this list of America's most relaxing hot springs and prepare to unwind.

My Remarks to 85 New Americans

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Ambassador Samantha Power

Holding onto where you come from should not hold you back from immersing yourself in your adopted nation and in your new, or in some cases, old communities. I've told you that America is richer for having you in it, but that means you must reach beyond the community that is familiar to you.

Bipartisan Environmental Leaders' Message to Congress: Reauthorize Conservation Funding

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

For the first time, TNC trustees from all 50 states and both political parties will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday to tell their legislators that they need to fix this mistake as soon as possible.

Surgeon General's Rx for Health: Walk

Jay Walljasper | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Walljasper

To get Americans back on their feet --to enjoy better health and other rewards-- we need to make strolling and striding a natural part of daily life again. This can be accomplished by removing the personal and physical barriers that discourage us from walking for recreation, relaxation, and transportation.

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

The Bus Ride to 'Belief'

Sister Jenna | Posted 10.01.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

As I stood there, I knew this soul was sincere, and she was being called to serve humanity through two efforts: by elevating humanity into a pure experience of God and by showcasing the importance of beautiful connections through the power of relationships.

Three Exceptional Facts About America

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

If you were to isolate the single most striking, if little discussed, aspect of American foreign policy in the first 15 years of this century, it might be that Washington's inability to apply its power successfully just about anywhere confirms that very power; in other words, failure is a marker of success.

Calling All Angels

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 09.28.2015 | Media
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Perhaps the pope's statement that when it comes to the difficult issues of the day, "We need to face them together, to talk about them and to seek effective solutions rather than getting bogged down in discussions," simply could not be heard in the political polarization that dominates Congress today.

Nic Cage Reveals If He Actually Stole The Declaration Of Independence

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment

National treasure, and star of "National Treasure," Nic Cage is finally opening up his book of secrets. Cage's new movie, "Pay the Ghost," is now in ...

Us vs Them--A Compassionate Look at Immigration

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Lisa Ancona-Roach

Whenever I hear people talk of keeping "them" out by building a wall or whatever method, I can't help but feel the sad irony of it. I really don't understand how folks can forget that truth about the history of the United States.

Fraternity Collection Produces Bow Ties Covered In Confederate Flags

Breana Brill | Posted 09.23.2015 | College
Breana Brill

Dear Fraternity Collection, We need to talk. A little over a month ago, I signed up for your email list so I could lust over your cute shirts with uniquely-designed pockets, although I never actually buy anything from your store.

The Least-Visited States In America, And Why You Should Go To Each

Thrillist | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel

Even the most travelled Americans have a few gaps in the "where I've been" map, especially when we're talking about missing states. It's a big country out there and clocking all 50 is a bucket list accomplishment. But which ones get passed over the most?

A Highway Into Poverty, But Barely a Sidewalk Out

Jade Greear | Posted 09.21.2015 | Teen
Jade Greear

Walk down the hallway of your school. Statistically, one out of every five students you walk by is living in poverty. And if you think you're exempt from this exercise, think again.

The 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

When was the last time you explored a beautiful waterfall? Whether you have to hike for miles to see it or simply pull off on the side of the road, waterfalls never seem to disappoint. Check out our list of the 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America and start making your plans.

White Fragility Is Racial Violence

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Amelia Shroyer

White people, we can do better. We can sit with our friends of color and feel our emotions without coopting their grief. We can do our own labor to educate ourselves, and find new sources of information to take the burden of our own ignorance off the people we have oppressed for centuries.

All 128 Division I Colleges Ranked by Everything Other Than Sports

Thrillist | Posted 09.18.2015 | College

We would normally go on about the factors we weighed when ranking these things, and how we considered the college town, athletics, etc. But we want to be real with you.

A Farewell to Our Unlikely Au Pair

Caroline Judge Mehta | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Caroline Judge Mehta

I'm still not certain you were meant to be an au pair. But there is no doubt you were meant to be part of us.

The New England States, Ranked By An Impartial Midwesterner

Thrillist | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel

By: Nicole Rupersburg Credit: Shutterstock What do you think about when you hear the words "New England"? Lobster rolls? Funny accents? Baaahstin? ...

Five Ways to Deploy a 21st Century Workforce

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Jamie Merisotis

In our dynamic and global economy, we need to ask whether our workforce is equipped to meet the increasingly complex demands of the 21st century. The answer, as it stands today, is a decisive no.

Welcoming Jesus Home: A Christian Response to the Refugee Crisis

Trudy Smith | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Trudy Smith

Cities reduced to rubble. Families in a race against time, rushing towards safety before a razor wire fence blocks their escape. A child washed up on the beach, drowned in his family's attempt to flee certain death in the war zone that was once their neighborhood.

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

The 5 Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffets In America

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.15.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

These buffets all have a couple things in common: They're attained legendary status, and there's absolutely no way you can eat there and go home hungry.

Philippines' Presidential Race: Hard Choices

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 09.12.2015 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

None of the leading candidates seem to encapsulate the aspirations of the Philippines' upwardly mobile citizens, who are desperate to revive the Southeast Asian nation's fortunes.