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An Honest Customs Declaration Form

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Everyone arriving back from abroad must complete this Customs Declaration Form. Whether you're traveling with immediate family members or not, you'd...

Fatherhood and Lineage

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

his gift of lineage gives a confidence about where you come from. You are sharing your foundation so that those you teach can lean on that instead of leaning on you.

Collaborative Border Management: A New Approach to an Old Problem

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Otaviano Canuto

Tough decisions are needed on where to spend limited resources to pursue border management reform. To this end, a well defined business case -- weighing costs and benefits -- needs to be prepared.

Tipping In Libya, The US And Elsewhere

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel
Virginia M. Moncrieff

I once left a tip in Australia and was chased down the street by the waitress who thought I had left money behind on the table by mistake.

Defragmenting Africa

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Africa has integrated with the rest of the world -- mostly selling commodities like oil, minerals or cocoa -- faster than with itself.

No Passport With Somewhere to Go -- Making Lemonade in Southern California

Crai S. Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

Seems everyone possesses a tragic passport story.

Travelers of the World Unite: Stop the Wars

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In short, we are opinion leaders, opinion makers, the vanguard of the modern wave of exploration.

Fishing Crafts of Malta's Bay Make for Eye Candy (SLIDESHOW)

Meg Pier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Meg Pier

My visit to Marsaxlokk reminded me that by daring to cast my net in new waters, and being willing to go where the tide takes me. I was moving closer to the life I was meant to live.

Confucius Says: It's All About the Guanxi! Business Etiquette in China

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When conducting business in China, there are many protocols to be followed. Jenny Li, author of Passport China, writes that success in international b...

PHOTOS: 5 Customs To Keep In Mind When Abroad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

It's said that when you're in Rome, you should do as the Romans do. But when you don't know what the Romans consider customary, it's easy to end up lo...

Customs Supervisor Accused Of Taking Bribes

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former Customs supervisor at Midway Airport has been indicted for allegedly taking about $52,000 in bribes to allow foreign employees of three area ...

Culinary Artisanry, American Meat, and the Myth of Safety

Elissa Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elissa Altman

I've always been an exceptionally honest person, so when I flew home yesterday from a week sampling the most astonishingly fresh, utterly delicious Pr...

Feds Seize $1.2M Of Chinese Knockoff Electronics At O'Hare

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal agents at O'Hare Airport intercepted 25 cartons of counterfeit electronics coming in from China and bound for Florida. An estimated $1.2 milli...

Josh Crescenzi: Ex-Bush, Cheney Aide In $2 Million Stolen Fuel Probe

San Antonio Express-News | Guillermo Contreras | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A man who was a news liaison for former President George W. Bush and ex-Vice President Dick Cheney is at the center of a case involving $2 million in ...

Digital Immortality and Death 2.0

Scott Lachut | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Lachut

Particularly in the case of social media, when taken together the multitude of eternal digital data forms a history of a person's life.

Hands Off My Laptop, iPod, Cellphone, Pager, Beeper, Flash Drive, Pocket Litter, First Born (OK, Not My First Born)

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Rosenblatt

Customs and Border Protection just released its new policies for searching and seizing laptops at the border.

Keep Your Hands Off My Laptop

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Rosenblatt

As it stands, Customs can grab anyone at the border, seize their laptop, and demand passwords and encryption keys as a pre-condition to entering the country. And who knows when you'll get your computer back?