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PHOTOS: A Look At Life Inside A Bhutanese Monastery

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Dolan | Posted 12.19.2011 | Travel

It's likely that not many people had heard of the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan before it made headlines last week by celebrating a royal wedding. K...

Dragon King Marries In Elaborate Ceremony

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

PUNAKHA, Bhutan — The fifth Dragon King came down from his golden throne to place a silk crown upon the head of his bride. Monks chanted in cele...

Wedding Fever In Bhutan As Dragon King Prepares To Wed

AP | By RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

THIMPHU, Bhutan — The royal wedding of the king of the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to his commoner bride has begun with a procession of red...

Phallus Art Makes Bhutan Residents A 'Bit Embarrassed' | Agence France | Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts

THIMPHU, Bhutan - In the insular Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the phallus is an ancient symbol commonly painted on houses to ward off evil spirits, bu...

America and the Pursuit of Happiness

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

With the world increasingly unstable and dangerous, the time has come to regain our balance and moderation. The mad pursuit of corporate profits is threatening us all.

The Debt Ceiling, Happiness and Bhutan

Linda Leaming | Posted 09.30.2011 | World
Linda Leaming

Late at night, alone in the dark, we'll concede that happiness is the thing we want most. But happiness and a centered life elude us. Happiness is always the target, the reason we do what we do. But we seem to be shooting in the dark.

Could Well-Being Become Our New Currency?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Combine the limitations of a finite planet and dubious correlation between wealth and happiness, and you see we're overdue for a bit of a recalibration.

Human Rights And Religious Freedom's 'In' Crowd

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Imbalances in representation and lack of diverse perspectives lead to skewed, erratic, and misguided U.S. foreign policies, leave alone the fact that scores of suffering humans are left without voice.

Why, Finances Aside, Our Children Will Be Better Off Than We Are

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Our children will be better off than we are, but not because they will make more money.

Buddhist Bhutan Wrestles With 'Shocking' Abuse Study

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

By Vishal Arora Religion News Service NEW DELHI (RNS) The government commissioner charged with promoting "Gross National Happiness" in the tiny Buddh...

Will Cigarettes Be Illegal In The Future?

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Newman

Will cigarettes be illegal in the future? The battle over cigarettes is heating up -- and recent news shows that momentum to criminalize tobacco smoking continues to build in the U.S. and around the world.

Japanese Holistic Healer in NYC to Build School for Tibetan Orphans in India

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Manjushree Orphanage, she explained to us, is in the village of Tawang, located at the foot of the Himalayas where there has long been a border dispute between China and India.

Bhutan's Penis Worship Fascinates Tourists

GlobalPost | Iva Skoch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THIMPHU, Bhutan -- Most of the penises painted on houses or suspended from rooftops in Bhutan are larger than humans. They come in various sizes, col...

The World's Most Fashionable Destinations (PHOTOS)

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Why does fashion fuel us to pack our bags and hop on a plane? Well, for starters you get to see a lot more than just what the fashion-forward twenty-...

Black Friday Blues

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

What makes us happy? Shopping until we drop? Or dropping out of the feeding frenzy taking place at "Big Box" stores, and focusing on the basics? These...

Optical Illusions of the World (PHOTOS)

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

In nature things aren't always quite as they seem. Here at Black Tomato, we've experienced an elemental sleight of hand. These are our Top Six place...

Buddhist Bhutan Bans Clergy From Voting In Elections

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Vishal Arora Religion News Service (RNS) Officials in Buddhist-majority Bhutan have barred Hindu and Buddhist clergy from voting in upcoming elect...

WATCH: Researcher Gets Emotional After Incredible Tiger Discovery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On BBC's series Lost Land of the Tiger, Gordon Buchanan's remote cameras reveal tigers living above 3000m in Bhutan, a discovery that could help to se...

12 Epic Outdoor Adventures (PHOTOS) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

What makes for an epic adventure? You need a spectacular location, thrilling activities and, of course, just enough danger to make it a challenge. But...

Young People Across South Asia Come Together To Prepare For The COP16 Climate Negotiations In Cancun, Mexico

Heather Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heather Box

Vositha Wijenayake rushed through the crowds and across the platform to make the 10:30am Saturday train to Galle, Sri Lanka. She was headed south fro...

China and India: A War of Giants

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

In spite of million man armed forces and nuclear weapons, India feels increasingly threatened by China's rise. The Indians know full well that China expects obedience from its neighbors.

Climate Concert in South Asia

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

Ironically, global warming just might be the common cause to unite South Asia, a region often at odds with itself.

Working With The Law Of Attraction - Day Two

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

I listened to the birds chirping away in the garden. Shining through the trees, the sun cast lacy patterns on the grass. I looked at Amma's pictur...

Gross National Happiness

Matthew Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Anderson

Americans represent four percent of the world's population and sixty percent of the world's illicit drug usage. Why is America bailing out of its own culture at such an alarming rate?

The Red Cross Hotel (Part Four)

Brigid Brett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brigid Brett

While I'm waiting at the window to check my cell phone a young man wearing a Ray Ban T-shirt stops to talk. "I am waiting to go to court, so I can apply for political asylum," he answers.