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Trump: Pulling Down the Pillars

Matt Gold | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Matt Gold

Last week's release of the Ghostbusters reboot recalls the original's classic scene where Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) gravely warns Peter Venkman...

6 Unusual Death And Funeral Traditions From Around The World

Shannon Ullman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Travel
Shannon Ullman

Alright, so funerals and death aren't always a preferred topic of conversation. However, what communities do with their deceased has a lot to say for their culture.

Holy Dirt and Modern Pilgrims: El Santuario de Chimayó

James Orndorf | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
James Orndorf

Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...

What Happens to Illegal Food After It's Confiscated?

Map Happy | Posted 03.07.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

"This is what we have to do to protect American agriculture; it's part of our job."

A Great Achievement in Economic Diplomacy

Matt Gold | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Matt Gold

A free trade agreement (FTA) expands economic opportunity in foreign markets for American workers and businesses, while doing the same for their foreign counterparts in our market. The increased trade improves the overall economy of each country. But, in order to avoid unwanted side effects, modern FTAs do more.

13 Strange Superstitions About Death

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.18.2016 | Weird News
Garry Rodgers

Yesterday I was looking over notes from my basic coroner training. One segment was in understanding various cultural practices and traditions about death.

David Cameron Called To Challenge U.S. After Muslim Family Barred From Flight To Disneyland

The Guardian | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

David Cameron is facing calls to challenge the US over its refusal to allow a British Muslim family to board a flight from Gatwick to Los Angeles to v...

Rebuilding Peace on a Farm in Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Christina Pacella

Heartwarming smiles and the laughter of children as they glimpse nature and discover a friend -- as they regain consciousness of feelings and emotions lost to hours spent in front of computers and cell phones -- spark a light of hope for humanity.

How The World Sleeps

Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

Every country has its own unique and distinguishable customs. Traveling from place to place is a chance to see new sights, learn different histories a...

Hundreds Of Smuggled Turtles Intercepted At Anchorage Airport

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service made an unusual discovery at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in September: more than 200 live baby turtles.

Here's Why It's Not Weird for Indian Men to Live at Home With Mom and Dad

Dipti Vaid Dedhia | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Dipti Vaid Dedhia

Ever wonder why it's completely normal for Indian guys to live at home with their parents well into their 20s and 30s? Or how even after marriage, they live with their parents and spouse as a "joint family?"

Travel 101: Getting Souvenirs Through Customs

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

We always recommend checking with the U.S. Customs & Border Control directly for the most up-to-date regulations, but these tips will help make your pass through customs a breeze:

Yagana Shah

5 Bizarre Vintage Traditions We Still Uphold Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty

Without even noticing it, chances are you've followed some bizarre vintage traditions without even knowing their meanings. Some traditions pop up arou...

Top 10 Travel Tips for Entrepreneurs

Rana Florida | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

Whether it's to meet suppliers or vendors, to analyze the customer base, assess the competition, or attend forums and events, entrepreneurs know that in order to succeed, they must travel.

How Many Watch Lists Fit on the Head of a Pin?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Despite years of effort by the DOJ, Rahinah Ibrahim won her lawsuit. However, in our evolving post-Constitutional era, what that "victory" revealed should unnerve those who claim that if they are innocent, they have nothing to fear.

I Liked It So I Put a Ring on It

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

I recently started wearing my grandmother's engagement ring. The other day, I caught my boyfriend staring at my hand. I thought he was admiring my freshly-painted purple nails, but when I asked him about it he said, "Your ring is making me jealous. I feel like you're engaged."

Taking a Page From Eliot Ness to Fight Wildlife Trafficking's New Al Capones

David Wilkie | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

We have credible evidence that where national park rangers and community ecoguards are out patrolling, and risking their lives doing so, elephants have a much greater chance of escaping the poacher's bullet, axe and chainsaw.

Why I Will Never, Ever, Go Back to the United States

Niels Gerson Lohman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Niels Gerson Lohman

I have been cursed at a Chinese border. In Dubai, my passport was studied by three veiled women for over an hour and my suitcase completely dismembered. In the Philippines I had to bribe someone in order to get my visa extended for a few days. But never, ever, will I return to the United States of America.

How to Be a Good Traveler

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

I just got back from almost two glorious weeks in Spain, and it made me realize even more that there are things we can do to be good travelers, which in turn gives us better travels.

10 Ways to Get Flagged at Customs

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Want to speed through customs without getting pulled into the dreaded detention room? Then be aware of these 10 unexpected reasons you could get flagged.

The Curse of Greek Public Sector Authoritarianism

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

In the country's airports and at its cruise terminals, there can be no further room for intolerant officials. They must be held to the highest standards if the country is to achieve the position it hopes to command on the world tourist map.

To Be Happy or Beautiful, That Is the Question

Adam Pervez | Posted 07.09.2013 | Style
Adam Pervez

It's easy to laugh at beauty customs as being ridiculous or backwards when you're an outsider, but when you're on the inside few things can seem more important. And we're all on the inside to some extent.

Global Entry -- Hurrah!

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Something wonderful has been introduced for international travelers and you need it. Global Entry, I love you.

Man Smuggled 16 In His Pants

Posted 12.07.2012 | Miami

Customs officials at Miami International Airport made a strange discovery while patting down an elderly Miami man returning from Havana. On Octobe...

A Romney Story From the Revolution

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The name "Romney" has historical significance in Massachusetts, but the story goes back a lot further than just a recent ex-governor. In fact, a "Romney" played a significant part in the American Revolution -- on the British side.