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A Letter To My Children on Memorial Day

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Bronwyn Lea

I grew up in such a different world than yours. I learned about the World Wars in school, and even though I had grandparents who had served in the armed forces in North Africa, they were not the heroes of my World War II and Cold-War heavy curriculum: It was the United States.

The 14 Best Small Beach Towns In America

Thrillist | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Because we already told you about the country's best beaches, and its best small towns, the next logical step seemed obvious: America's best small beach towns (as in, small towns with beaches; not small beaches with towns). Here are 14 of the country's finest.

The 7 Most Underrated American Food Cities In 2015

Thrillist | Posted 05.19.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

We thought it worthwhile to give props to seven more gastronomically obsessed towns.

Notes From a Dive Bar III

Alan Black | Posted 05.18.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Years ago, at night's end, I locked a drunk French tourist in the bar, by mistake. He awakened under a table on the balcony, perfumed with vomit, a fragrance found in bars. Only the bar's ghosts were with him.

Here's What Happens When you Have to Move 1000's of Miles for Love!

Whitney Kay Bacon | Posted 05.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Whitney Kay Bacon

Long distance relationships are incredibly difficult, especially if the distance is between TWO oceans and a massive continent.

For Israeli-Americans, a New Renaissance

Yehudit Feinstein-Mentesh | Posted 05.15.2015 | New York
Yehudit Feinstein-Mentesh

In the four decades that passed since Rabin's first term in office, Israelis have succeeded in creating a vibrant community for themselves anywhere from the banks of the Hudson to the coast of the Pacific.

The 'Most American Thickburger' Is An Entire Backyard BBQ Crammed Into 1 Bun

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.14.2015 | Taste

Eating hotdogs and hamburgers prepped on the grill is one of the most American things one can do. Add some potato chips to your plate and you can expe...

The Moment of Impact

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Mackenzie Long

We are rioting in the streets, protesting for the same injustices that have plagued our nation for far too long. We are watching on the news, images of our brothers and sisters, friends and countrymen who do not stand alone in their need to be heard, their need to be answered.

WeChatting Toward the End of Climate Change

Jake Levine | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Jake Levine

For me at least, WeChat became a central feature of the trade mission. My Chinese contacts immediately found me. They shared their "moments," personal and professional.

Florida Man Punches Shark That Bit Him, Like A True American

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 05.12.2015 | Weird News

He can check that one off his bucket list. Josh Green, a student at the University of Central Florida, was swimming in the ocean last Thursday when...

Corporate Disclosure Benefits Both Businesses and Democracy

Steve Roth | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Steve Roth

Investors need information about political spending so that they can make informed decisions. Political activity creates risk for companies, as Target discovered in 2010 when it saw boycotts in response to political spending in favor of a gubernatorial candidate who opposed same-sex marriage.

American Craft Beer Week: Celebrating Our Country's Advanced Beer Culture

Julia Herz | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste
Julia Herz

I love the people who make craft beer, the taste, packaging, variety, how it pairs with food, and the people I connect with.

I Dream America

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

If I could remake America, I wouldn't add a thing. She's got it all. Instead, I'd take away some things.

America's 12 Bro-iest Neighborhoods, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 05.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

Maybe they were in a frat, maybe they weren't. Maybe they work in investment banking, maybe they don't. All we're really certain of is that they don't see graduating from college and having a job as a reason to not be doing shots on a Monday night (probably in one of these bars).

"Are You Jewish?": Judaism and the Future of Faith

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

On my way to visit my student pulpit in Ohio several years ago, I helped a man dressed in traditional Hasidic garb with his luggage. After thanking me politely, he turned to me and asked, "Are you Jewish?"

Where Is the World... ?

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

I love the black men in my life. They are my brothers, my nephews, my cousins, my best friends. When they hurt, I hurt. We hurt. And once again, we find ourselves deeply hurting from a socially-constructed wound of perpetual, centuries-long injustices.

Can Jungian Therapy Solve Our Problems with Iran?

Cyrus M. Copeland | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Cyrus M. Copeland

If we all have a shadow, Iran is America's. It represents everything we fear and have not yet reconciled within our own country.

Decoding the New Face of America: An Interview With dlR USA CEO Carlos de León

Ernesto Sosa | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Ernesto Sosa

To help businesses understand and adapt to the new, emerging multicultural reality, Carlos de León, CEO of dlR USA, recently shared with me his insights on this interesting yet controversial topic.

I Am Lonely -- Tell Me a Story

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 04.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amalia Negreponti

Like most people, I always had a plan. Yet it wasn't long before minor blips started upsetting what I considered to be a blueprint for a happy, fulf...

Is America Like Rome?

Joseph S. Nye | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Joseph S. Nye

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Given the gridlock in Washington, is America going the way of the Roman Empire? Some analysts argue that the costs of exercising power overseas weakens domestic economies and contributes to their decline because of "imperial overstretch." But America does not fit that theory because defense and foreign affairs expenditures have actually declined as a share of GDP over the past several decades.

Dietary Guidelines for Which Americans?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

At this point, the lid is off the box, and we know sustainability is a concern. We only have two choices: honor that concern, or dismiss it -- and knowingly eat at the expense of those to follow us.

America's Best Beach Towns

PureWow | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
PureWow

Ahhh, summer. Endless sunny days, tanned legs in short shorts and ice cream in the freezer at all times. Can you tell we're ready for a beach vacation? Here, eight of our favorite seaside towns across the country.

Institutionalized Racism: National Security Threat and Mental Health Crisis

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Over the past nine months, the FBI has arrested five African Americans suspected of sympathizing with ISIS. These arrests necessitate an examination of why some African Americans might be drawn to violent extremist groups.

What Your U.S. State Says About Your Personality

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Ever felt like a fish out of water when you're visiting another state? That would make sense, according to Truity.com...

Why a Bipolar World Is More Likely Than a Unipolar or Multipolar One

Yan Xuetong | Posted 04.22.2015 | World
Yan Xuetong

BEIJING -- U.S. global dominance will gradually weaken and eurocentric standards in international norms will increasingly give way to pluralist standards. The decline of global organizations and the rise of regional ones will take place simultaneously.