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More Than A Nation: A Celebration Of Americans

Jim Moore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Good News
Jim Moore

On this July 4th weekend, I'd like to take a moment to make clear just what it is I believe I'm celebrating, or, more precisely, who I believe I am ce...

The Ultimate Shipboard Experience: Cunard's Queen Mary 2

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Ships these days may say they're aiming for islands or lowering anchor in the globe's most perfect ports. But, for most, the real goal of cruising is...

Through Our Tears the Fight for Equality and Gun Control Goes On

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Saturday night in Washington, DC we celebrated with a hundred thousand members of the LGBT community and our allies; mothers, fathers, sisters and bro...

A Trump Presidency Sends Shivers Throughout the World

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

This election is important not only to the people of the United States but the entire world is looking on and will judge us by the outcome.

5 Places Americans Can't Travel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel

By Brooke Niemeyer, With the warmer months come sunglasses and travel plans. If you're trying to figure out your next getaway, you should ...

Dear Senator Warren, the Time Is Close to Endorse Hillary

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Democrats can't allow Donald Trump to begin his general election campaign attacking Hillary without a strong rebuttal and a unified Party. Hillary is in a difficult situation not wanting to offend Senator Sanders or his supporters by focusing totally on the general election.

A Terrible Beauty

Neil McCarthy | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Here's the weird part. I may have to thank Donald Trump. Who got me thinking about immigration. I am Irish and proud of it. I will regale any who listen with tales of great grandparents and grand uncles and aunts from Cork who came and manned the mills in Massachusetts and the precincts of New York City.

Donald Trump: A Modern Day Joesph R. McCarthy?

Kendall Pope | Posted 04.01.2016 | College
Kendall Pope

It's scary that history is on the verge of repeating itself with a potential world leader like Donald Trump.

Diet Guidance in America: Of, By, And for What People?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have every reason to expect, and right to demand, that dietary guidelines for health be born of the best available science, be produced by the best experts, and be relevant for all the people.

How Tolerant Are Americans?

Anita Ayelasomayajula | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Anita Ayelasomayajula

People in all countries have become very tolerant, especially US. Listening to Donald Trump's speech left me befuddled and angry. Have Americans becom...

Trump's Success is a Desperate Cry for Help

René Zografos | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
René Zografos

A country in crisis will always search for outsiders. And if we look at what Donald Trump suggests, to deny Muslims into America, we must admit that this is quite an extreme proposal -- even for Republican standards.

Telex From Cuba, 2016

Mike Hegedus | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
Mike Hegedus

First thing for you to do is go back and look at the title of this post. 'Telex' is correct, it's not 'text'. You can't text from Cuba, at least not y...

Jingles Bells Around the World

René Zografos | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
René Zografos

Christmas around the world is celebrated differently. Some countries celebrates close to American Christmas and some doesn't celebrate Christmas at al...

From a Nation of Strangers to a True American Community

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

The more we learn about one another, the more we care about that which affects each of us, and more likely we give one another the benefit of the doubt where we can. The first step in building partnerships to addressing the many injustices of our nation, is building these contagious mutual connections with daily practices.

It's Time For A Million Man March in Solidarity With Muslims

Craig Considine | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Constitution gives all citizens freedom of worship, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, and separation of Religion and State. It's time we start living up to our principles.

Nothing to Fear But Government Itself

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Rep. Steve Israel

The new national mood is, "we have everything to fear, including fear itself." In part, it's an unintended consequence of a political strategy sparked by the far right in 2010 -- or perhaps, after all, it was intentional.

Trump's Slime Is Getting on All of Us

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

What Donald Trump is proposing for America is unconstitutional in addition to asking us to give up our values. The result of doing what he proposes wo...

The Best Music Genre Is...

René Zografos | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
René Zografos

Forget RnB, hip-hop and pop-music. There is one music genre that outperforms the others. And what about Adele? Is Adele in the most popular music ...

20 Distinct Regional American Accents, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 11.19.2015 | Travel

By: Megan Frye Credit: Jennifer Bui/Thrillist From sea to shining sea, the United States is one of the most culturally diverse countries on th...

First World Problems

Barry David Kluger | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel
Barry David Kluger

We are a great country because we seek knowledge. My parents sought it and passed it on to me. We owe it to the next generation to do the same.

Why Americans Struggle To Be Happy

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Some recent studies have found a paradox: The pursuit of happiness tends to make individual Americans unhappy. Did the Founding Fathers set us up for failure?

It's 1960... Can a Catholic Win as President?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

I look at the reception this week of Pope Francis who is being embraced by Americans of ALL faiths...and I love his nickname as "The People's Pope". What a perfect example of how people of all faiths can hear a message and recognize the 95 percent of things we all have and want in common, and not focus on labels and differences.

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...

Jimmy Kimmel Proves Some Americans Still Think Barack Obama Is Muslim

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.03.2015 | Comedy

Despite numerous reports against it, 54 percent of Republicans still reportedly think the president is Muslim, which begs the question: Is he? (Anothe...

5 Things Americans Can Learn From the British (and Vice Versa)

Marie Morrison | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Marie Morrison

When exposed to other cultures, you can't help but create comparisons with your home culture. Of course, these comparisons will always be biased and can never account for entire populations.