Thought to be a good cure for acne as well as an effective sunscreen, women and girls (and to some extent boys) have applied it to their faces for over 2000 years.
Suffering from itchy feet? For adventurous runners, there are dozens of epic races and routes around the world to simultaneously treat the running bug and satisfy wanderlust...
"Why is the Buddha so effeminate?" I asked our guide. "It's all in the eyes of the artist. The artist wants to make the Buddha the most beautiful thi...
Journalists and media executives from around the world assembled last week for an International Press Institute (IPI) conference headlined "On the Path to a Free Media." But protests by local journalists underscored that there are still some treacherous turns -- and a few dangerous potholes -- along Myanmar's long road toward establishing greater press freedom.
The temple is said to house eight hairs of the Buddha and was built by the Mon people between 6th and 10th centuries and gilded through the 15th century. Sunrise or sunset are the best times for visiting.
Does the country's future lie with Min Aung Hlaing or with Than Shwe? It's a question Myanmar will have to sort out for itself--but, in the meantime, the U.S. could be doing much more to tip the scales towards reform.
YANGON -- Measuring around 17 centimeters in length and weighing about 1 ounce, the Jerdon's babbler of Mayanmar is a small brown bird that is similar...
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...
As India continues to gain its footing on the global stage, it continues to revise the manner in which it approaches bilateral, regional and international relations.
When he visited Washington, D.C. two years ago, Burma's new president was being hailed as an "Asian Gorbachev." America's capital rolled out the podiums and cocktail receptions because it appeared a "Burma Spring" was underway -- or at least a winter thaw. But has the former general turned out to be the reformer everyone hoped?
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is authentic, affordable and remarkable, and it should be added to your travel bucket list.
President Thein Sein, who is a former military leader himself, declared a three-month state of emergency in the Kokang self-administered zone in the northern part of Shan state, which shares border with China's Yunnan province.
Returning to Myanmar after a quarter century, one is confronted constantly by reminders of how much the country has changed.
Friends of liberty worldwide should offer aid and support to Burmese activists seeking to transform what remains an authoritarian system. Such assistance best comes outside of the U.S. government, lest democracy promotion be seen as yet another tool of American foreign policy.