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Top 25 Reasons to Visit Martinique Now (VIDEO)

Karen Schaler | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Karen Schaler

One of the things I love about the French Caribbean island of Martinique is how it continues to surprised me with unique and affordable things to do.

College French Class Creates Custom Children’s Books To Fill Shelves Of Haiti School

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.18.2015 | Good News

Never underestimate the power of storytelling.  Students in a college French class have helped fill the empty shelves of an underprivil...

European Vacation -- in Philadelphia!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.16.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Of course it felt a bit like an outpost of the gorgeous museum in Paris -- but without seeming imitative or second best. This museum had its own special grace and logic.

From Pineapples To Acorns: How These 8 Countries Will Welcome You To The Neighborhood

Posted 08.18.2015 | HuffPost Home

Remember that gluten-free muffin basket your neighbor brought by when you moved into your new home? Little did you know, that little gesture belongs t...

Email Your Mother, Mabel

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

A day of rest? Not so much. We did sleep later than usual, and decided to treat ourselves to a posh breakfast. We wanted sit down food, not takeaway, and curry need not apply. Heading to Waverly place, there's a tourist information store, which sold us a detailed map of Edinburgh.

Egyptian Humor Sails Across New Suez Canal

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One must hand it to Egyptians. Their legendary sense of humor has sustained them through the millennia, coming in handy to mark this week's inaugurati...

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Goat Cheese

Food52 | Posted 07.22.2015 | Taste
Food52

There's good news for those of us who strive to incorporate cheese into every meal possible.

Omar Sy and Samba: Fine French imports

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Americans may not be familiar with him yet but, at this moment in time, Omar Sy is the biggest movie star in France.

She Dreamed of Africa -- And Then She Was Sent There

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.19.2015 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

My daughter joined the Peace Corps last year, right after graduating from college in Florida, with an International Affairs degree. She wants to be a diplomat. After having trekked the World with me during her childhood, she was still dreaming of Africa.

Review: Good Evening: Télé Liban's 100 History-Making Moments

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.16.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Series were a staple of Lebanese TV, which aired its first programs in 1959, and became a money making export to Arab countries.

Brioche for Bastille Day, Hallah for Shabbat

Leah Hadad | Posted 07.15.2015 | Taste
Leah Hadad

While I love brioche -- the heavenly French bread, rich with butter and a golden brown hue -- I rarely bake it.

Manger Tarte au Humble (Eating Humble Pie)

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
Sarah Thebarge

Recently I spent a weekend in Paris before flying to Togo, where I'll be volunteering at a hospital for a few months. I had a layover in Ethiopia, so I sat on the floor with my laptop and wrote a list of 10 ways to spot an American in Paris, drawn from recent observations.

Stress-Test for French Intellectualism as Mindfulness Makes Waves

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.26.2015 | Science
Van Winkle's

Mocking the French is passé. Fun, but passé. There’s much to be admired in the French. Theirs is a cultural of intellectual rigor...

France's Foreign Minister Wants The French To Be Polite To Tourists

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel

According to France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius, French citizens must battle an age-old stereotype if they want to stay on top of the tourism in...

Do's and Don'ts According to Parisian Principles - Plus Other Little Things to Know so You Don't Make an Ass of Yourself. Part One.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Chances are you will look like tourists. Americans in Paris often take their country with them in small but perceptible ways, sometimes laughable, sometimes quite embarrassing. Allow me to point out here a few things to help you navigate in a new city, and save you from sometimes ruining your day, if not your stay.

'Boom Boom' Baz: A1 Photojournalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's his nickname, acquired being first on the scene to shoot the effects of booby-trapped cars during his native Lebanon's civil war.

Why the French Are More Productive Than Americans

Gene Marks | Posted 05.01.2015 | Small Business
Gene Marks

As Americans, we sometimes poke fun at the French (and other European countries) for their long lunch breaks. Perhaps we're misguided?

A Beginner's Guide To Basic French Macarons

Jessica Kelly | Posted 04.23.2015 | Taste
Jessica Kelly

Fear not, beginner bakers! I think I've found a "go to" basic macaron recipe to help you get started.

The Best Way to Learn a New Language... Fast!

Quora | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
Quora

There is a trick to learning languages that can shorten the journey to fluency from decades to mere months. There's also something most teachers won't even tell students for fear they would never start, but in fact, is vital that you know.

Want to Go to Paris? Take a Shortcut Through Broadway

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Don't get me wrong, there's no problem with being a sex worker, or a wife, or a ballerina, or a heiress if you so choose. But what the female protagonists and antagonists in Gigi and An American in Paris lack is agency in their happily ever afters.

Herding Cats...er Kids

Lynda Freeman | Posted 06.05.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

As a retired elementary school teacher I sometimes do substitute teaching. I do this because I like being with kids and also enjoy the extra spending money I earn that takes me on trips.

The Best Way to Learn Spanish

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

I've spent a big part of the past 30 years in Spanish-speaking countries, and I've been a full-time resident of Panama for seven. I figure it's time to learn to speak Spanish.

Do Latino Businesses Pander to White Customers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 04.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Now, the waiters and waitresses for our area were dressed casually, in jeans and polo shirts. The wait staff for the private party, however, was dressed, well, more colorfully.

The Little Black Book: An Insider Survival Guide to Fashion Week

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 04.19.2015 | Style
Zoey Gulmi

Do you want to know the worst part about Fashion Week? Desperately searching for an acceptable coffee shop, salon, or place for a last minute alteration on your couture gown while roaming the streets in five inch heels. Needless to say, I've been there, done that, bought the t-shirt.

French Love in Manhattan

Llyane B. Stanfield | Posted 04.19.2015 | New York
Llyane B. Stanfield

New York City received me like a rogue lover - we didn't see each other for a while, which made our rendez-vous even more intense. And, like any passi...