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This Is Either the Best Idea or the Worst Plan Ever

Daniel Cubias | Posted 12.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

I've been following the advice of the Freakonomics guys, who advise us to think like a child and ask seemingly naive questions in the pursuit of higher truths. So I asked myself, "Would something like the Homestead Act for undocumented immigrants be a good idea?"

The New Global Leader, Part XI: Karin van Auwera, Strengthening Cross-Cultural Bridges

O'Brien Browne | Posted 10.01.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Karin van der Auwera's life and career epitomizes our intricately connected globalized world. Of mixed Serbian and German descent, she has lived, worked and studied throughout the USA and Europe.

Poker-Face Meets Volcano: Invisible Force Fields and the Clash of Emotions in International Business

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.03.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A significant yet under-researched area in intercultural business communication is the impact of our emotions on our business partners.

Beware Your Fantasy -- It Might Just Come True!

George Heymont | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Wishes form the foundation of fairy tales, romantic films, and idle fantasy. There are times, however, when one's innocent fantasies can go horribly wrong and what started out on such a promising note can evolve into a horrifying nightmare.

Christian Proselytizing: A Form of Oppression? 'Only Death Will Tell!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

From some perspectives, that sharing the word of Jesus is an act of bestowing a great gift on the "unbeliever," while for others, rather than experiencing this as a gift, some of us perceive this as an imposition, an annoyance, an insensitivity, a provocation, or worse, a form of oppression.

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, Presente!

Chon A. Noriega | Posted 06.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Chon A. Noriega

She held many titles at Stanford: assistant to the president and advisor on Chicano affairs, associate dean of graduate studies, senior associate provost and associate dean and development officer for student affairs.

The Power of Presence

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

It left me wondering if the Latino community's time on the national cultural scene had reached the proverbial tipping point. Will a weekend, or even a decade, do? What role will potential physical presence on the National Mall play?

Happiness Study Spotlights Boston, Bay Area

Posted 09.19.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/18/2012 04:52 PM EDT on LiveScience When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed up at...

VIDEO: Do The French Dislike Americans?

Kate Thomas | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Kate Thomas

I so often hear from friends at home in the U.S. that they feel the French are cold, arrogant and standoffish... So, being a travel journalist, I thought the subject warranted a video about this age-old, cultural misconception between Americans and the French: Do the French Dislike Americans?

Multiracial Streetcar Named Desire Revival Stirs Controversy on the Great White Way

Olympia Duhart | Posted 08.19.2012 | Black Voices
Olympia Duhart

With all of the activity on the stage, the controversy behind the scenes highlights the failures of "post-racial" America to move past the lines that divide the masses and the elite. In many ways, this is a common clash between whites and people of color.

And The World's Rudest Country To Visit Is...

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 08.21.2012 | Travel

Paris may be the most visited city in the world, but it's also home to the nation with the world's rudest people, says a new survey by

The Brain From Spain

George Heymont | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent productions examined how art is created through diametrically opposed techniques. In each case, the artist being showcased is of Spanish birth and international renown.

The Agenda: Louis C.K., Culture Clash, And Los Van Van

Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Tonight brings performances of different kinds to Los Angeles: Louis C.K. performs a new stand up act at the Gibson Ampitheatre, Red Bull presents the...

Greening Hollywood: Westside Story And Eastside Luv

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Sort of a citywide festival of "You're great." "No, YOU'RE great."