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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

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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.

Most Obvious Study Ever Declares Women Like Sex on Vacation

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Van Winkle's

New research confirms what we already knew: Women are more inclined to let their freak flag fly on vacation and less concerned about catching a ...

No-Vacation Nation: Does the U.S. Government Care About American Workers?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.

Calling Millions of Muslims to Secretly Check in for This Flight

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

To my Muslim family, you know Ramadan starts on June 18 this year. Many in the West believe it's a month when we abstain from food and drink during daytime. That's true. But in reality, Ramadan is about abstaining from all carnal desires, not just food. It's a spiritual flight requiring us to follow certain protocols.

Are You In One of the Drunkest States? | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weird News

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, you’re probably planning your weekend festivities. If heading to the beach, checking out some firew...

'Boom Boom' Baz: A1 Photojournalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's his nickname, acquired being first on the scene to shoot the effects of booby-trapped cars during his native Lebanon's civil war.

What Your U.S. State Says About Your Personality

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

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

What's Missing From the Obamacare Debate?

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the future of the ACA, the conversation has focused on the potential impact of the outcome. Specifically, that striking down federal subsidies for policy holders could create a nation of haves and have nots -- those with coverage and those without.

Boston Bombing Shows the Power of Familial Ties

William B. Swann Jr. | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
William B. Swann Jr.

Perhaps rather than psychologically distancing ourselves from the inhumanity of others, we should lean in more closely to find out what in their all-too-human lives brought about such tragedy. In doing so, we might prevent the unthinkable in the future.

It Turns Out That You Can't Divide Americans Over Renewable Energy

Ron Pernick | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Ron Pernick

One thing is resoundingly clear. In a nation divided on climate change, immigration policy and so many other issues, Americans are overwhelmingly united in their support of renewable energy.

As U.S. Home Ownership Hits a 20-Year Low, Can the Recovery Be for Real?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Just released data from the U.S. Census Bureau paint a different picture, questioning a fundamental measure of economic health - home ownership levels -- which begs the question, is it all a mirage?

Climate Valentines: Time To Define The Relationship

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

February 14th is the day when Americans celebrate love with cards, flowers and chocolate. At my house, the kids are busy making paper hearts and cranking out scores of cards for their friends. Their handiwork inspired me to create a valentine for members of Congress who need to have "the talk."

Living With Courage in a World of Bullies

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

In 2015, on the cusp of our presidential election year, courage can take us to being above party politics, putting employee good above profit to shareholders, demonstrating caring and responsibility to our neighbors, being true to our word, valuing life, and exhibiting love.

YIKES: Way Too Many Americans Took NO Vacation Days Last Year

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel

The vacation habits of Americans aren't looking good: According to travel website Skift, almost 42 percent of Americans didn't take any vacation days ...

Pondering the Deeper Meanings of This Holy Season

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Something is deeply awry in our nation with the world's biggest economy that lets its children be the poorest group and the younger they are the poorer they are during their years of greatest brain development. The Prince of Peace is mocked as we let a child be injured or killed by guns every thirty minutes.

Former Radical, Bestselling Author: Obama Is a 'Racist' and 'Communist'

Kevin Price | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

If conservative victory requires broad-based appeal, I'm not sure Horowitz's message resonates. He believes Rome is in fact burning, but that he is one of very few who have any clue of our predicament. That type of messaging is passionate, but its chances of success are doubtful.

Where Americans Are Happiest And Why

Fast Company | Ben Schiller | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

The United States was founded so people could pursue happiness, but some places seem to do a better job of it than others. There's a big difference be...

If You're Dissatisfied With the Country's Direction? Vote

Atiba Madyun | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

A year ago, Americans were chomping at the bit for an opportunity to vote against those responsible for the government shutdown that cost the government and businesses an estimated 24 billion in lost economic output.

Americans Think The Country's Muslim Population Is Much Bigger Than It Really Is

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion

This type of ignorance isn’t bliss. Americans have a tendency to overstate the number of Muslims living in the United States -- and at least 13 ...