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Crazy Busy? How Much Would You Pay For An Hour Of Calm?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

"What I wouldn't give for a moment of peace and calm." This was the thought I had a few days ago on a particularly hectic day running errands, running my business, and parenting my four-and-a-half month old.

Modern Day Dian Fossey of The Amazon

Mireya Mayor | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Mireya Mayor

As a scientist, explorer and conservationist, I have spent much of my professional life in the rainforests of the world trying to understand and preserve these incredible and irreplaceable ecosystems. To many it seems unusual that a former NFL cheerleader would choose to go and live in some of the most remote places on earth and brave all the undeniable challenges and occasional dangers of living in a tropical rain forest.

Japan: 13 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

Paula Froelich | Posted 06.14.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

The land of the rising sun has seen a dramatic increase in tourism over the past year with Americans flocking to its islands in record numbers. While ...

Qiaobi Laundry Ad Needs To Be Hung Out To Dry

Pamela A. Lewis | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices
Pamela A. Lewis

By now, you have probably seen it. Who hasn't? It is the commercial that has been seen around the world. Maybe even extra-terrestrially. I am referrin...

Where to Find Wisdom in the Body

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Though HRV may play a role in wisdom, Grossman thinks that there isn't a lot one can do to change it--it's more a matter of individual differences. But, he says, we may want to consider training people in impartial, third-person perspective taking to help them be wiser in life, whether they have high HRV or not.

Five Fun Ways To Immerse Your Children In A Foreign Country

Suzanne Rutledge | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Suzanne Rutledge

Traveling out of the country with children can be fraught with concern, not just over logistics and jet lag, but wondering whether they’ll enjoy and...

Relationships and Values in the Laissez-Faire Culture

Ege Ozyegin | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Ege Ozyegin

In the United States, the societal structure is overly individualistic. Especially in certain geographic areas like the Northeast, individualism and self-centered values are to an extent that pushes one towards selfishness and loneliness.

The Ultimate Guide to Mexico City: The Hot Destination for 2016

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

The ultimate in Mexican entertainment, Lucha Libre puts WWE to shame. Matches take place at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City on Tuesday and Friday nights. The matches included a lot of hair-pulling, women in bikinis, screaming, and vows of vengeance. Basically, a bar brawl in Kentucky.

Life at 100 Percent

Seema Kalra | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Seema Kalra

The sun shone bright on a huge blanket of snow. It was a cold morning with temperatures touching freezing point yet a serpentine queue stood outside ...

A World Citizen With a Muslim Name

Ali Ashraf | Posted 01.07.2016 | Travel
Ali Ashraf

In a world where information technology and the internet have supposedly brought us closer on paper, we have drifted away from the nucleus that makes us human. And that is experiencing this planet firsthand.

Why You Should Travel During a Worldwide Travel Alert

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

As a seasoned traveler and expat, it's embarrassing to admit that I'm scared of flying. Despite the frequency with which I convince myself to do it, I have an irrational fear of plummeting from the sky (I don't understand physics and am convinced magic must be involved).

God Is Our Planet

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Mary Ellen Harte

The description of God changes through the prism of every human culture, but one profound universal similarity can be discerned among most cultures: God (one or many), holds dominion over the universe, including a tiny subset, Earth.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

Virtual Project Managers as an Innovation for Managing Operational Risks

Ella Thuiner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology
Ella Thuiner

Future project managers will work on a virtual basis that enables them to better focus on what matters as well as to monitor and control operational risks mindfully. The picture below shall illustrate the business-related processes behind a financial instrument (for instance, as used by hedge funds).

Hidden In Brooklyn: The Japanese Izakaya Restaurant You Should Know About

Brad Hobbs | Posted 12.23.2015 | Taste
Brad Hobbs

New York is a city built on culture. With Culture brings prized national dishes, chances are, if you live in New York or visit, your taste buds have v...

So You Wish You Could Travel?

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

It irks me when people look at what I do as some great and mystical thing, when in reality, I just buy a plane ticket, pack a bag (that, more often than not, ends up being too full of clothes that I never wear), and work out the details on the way.

New Portals Open in Mexico City and Miami, FL

Shared_Studios | Posted 12.02.2015 | Arts
Shared_Studios

Mexico City welcomed a new Portal this month at the Museo Laboratorio Arte Alameda located near Alemada Park in the oldest part of the city. The museu...

Can a Lie Reveal Truth? Or What is Art?

Suna Senman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Suna Senman

Art is all around us and as significant to comprehend as the mechanics of structure. Each building, road or functional tool has elements of aesthetic design to some degree or another.

Diversity In Picture Books

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.

Cannabis, Medical Science, and Fundamental Human Rights, With Dr. Ethan Russo

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

Where cannabis has been made medicinally available in a limited fashion via local regulatory frameworks, which often in themselves conflict with higher-level jurisdictional laws, it is most certainly under-utilized.

How I Became a Modern Day Treasure Hunter

Laura Grier | Posted 10.09.2015 | Arts
Laura Grier

As a photographer, a writer, an explorer and a person who wants to make a positive impact on this world, I wanted to highlight the beauty and cultures that still thrive in these remote regions of the world.

Pink Is the New Punk

Kathrine Aspaas | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Kathrine Aspaas

We work and manage according to hard values. This is devastating for both nature and people. What we need is a soft rebellion. I call it Pink Punk!

Columbia University: Wolf-Eagle Drawings

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Alison Winfield Burns

Opening night, full of students, faculty and friends. Drawings by Inupiat tribesmen, not seen in public since the 1930's. Exhibited artwork collected by Philosophy Professor Wendell Ter Bush and donated to the University in 1935.

The Art of Being Alive Series: The ART of TRAVEL by Pascal Wagner

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
Adedayo Fashanu

Our generation today has evolved to be all about a global mindset. Travel is the new definition for wealth and experiences is the new currency for living. Travel expands our minds and allows for better awareness towards understanding of others people's culture and backgrounds.

The Myth of Authentic Travel

David Sze | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel
David Sze

When I first stepped onto Khao San Road, the main backpacker drag in Bangkok, I was a little overwhelmed. I had arrived after weeks spent cycling alone in the Thai countryside, winding through rolling hills, beside acres of fields filled with rice and corn, passing by bustling towns and cities without a single tourist.