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Australia's Gold Coast Beaches Unveiled

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 04.15.2016 | Travel
Nicole Leigh West

As a Gold Coast girl, practically from birth, you'd think I'd be immune to its glitzy, coastal packaging. But, the truth is that I'm still overwhelmed...

TV Reporter Loses It As Parrot Lands On Her Shoulder Seconds Before Broadcast

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 04.01.2016 | Weird News

Australian Network Nine reporter Brittany Kleyn screamed in panic after a parrot landed on her shoulder on Wednesday moments before a live cross. Abou...

Funding Public Education Through Fundraisers

Michael Beyer | Posted 10.22.2016 | Education
Michael Beyer

When I began at Ogden everyone warned me about the parents. They were described as the most extreme breed of helicopter parents. They were not only helicopter parents, they owned helicopters! Within four months, I found quite the opposite.

WATCH: Rescuers Save Baby Whale Trapped In Shark Net

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green

A baby humpback whale had to be rescued after it became entangled in a shark net near Southport, Australia on Monday. Staff from the Gold Coast Sea Wo...

23 Reasons Life Is Better In Australia

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel

Australia is travel heaven, and if we had it our way, we'd be there all. the. time. In fact, if "money were no object," U.S. travelers would choos...

Cuddling A Koala In Australia

Andrea Poe | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Holding a koala is unlike anything you might expect. First, it's the baby-sized bottom cupped in your hands. Next it's the sharp hooked nails that sink into your flesh. And finally, as the koala calms, a tight, warm marsupial hug.

Effortless Glamour on the Red Carpet at Cannes

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 07.29.2013 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Arguably the most glamorous red carpet event of all, the Cannes Film Festival wrapped up last week just in time to inspire gorgeous looks for summer weddings, poolside soirees and glam cocktail parties.

Seek Inner Peace Australian Style With Hugh Jackman

Andrea Poe | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Hugh Jackman is looking for inner peace. I stumbled upon this fact while atop a hill on Australia's Gold Coast where I am trailing behind the most enthusiastic organic gardener I have ever met. We have come to Gwinganna, a wellness center that has perfected the art of peace for visitors.

WATCH: Statue Punches Jerk

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.15.2013 | Weird News

This human "statue" really sprang to life when a jerk pestered him. In the video above, a fellow apparently bent on mischief approaches the silver-...

Two-Headed Fetus and Other Oddities in the Gold Coast

Priya Malhotra | Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago
Priya Malhotra

If you're interested in architecture, art, or scenic views, the International Museum of Surgical Science might be the place for you. But if you're interested in surgical history this museum is the place for you.

Downtown Apartment Rents Surpass Pre-Recession Peak

Posted 10.16.2011 | Chicago

As Chicago's real estate market continues to turn away from condominiums and toward apartments, demand for (and, therefore, the price of) apartments i...

LOOK: Bloomberg's New Mansion In The Hamptons

Posted 09.19.2011 | New York

The New York Post reports today that Mayor Bloomberg is buying a Georgian mansion in Southampton, New York for $20 million (less than 1/100 of a perc...

PHOTOS: Inside A Gold Coast Mansion Built In 1883

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Victorian mansion in the Gold Coast, built in 1883, is now for sale--and its detailed woodwork makes the space even more appealing. The 7 bedroom ...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Historic Florsheim Mansion For Sale

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Gold Coast landmark known as the Florsheim Mansion is now up for sale. The Florsheim Mansion once belonged to Lillian Florsheim, the shoe heiress...

PHOTOS: Billy Corgan's Gold Coast Condo For Rent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Billy Corgan, lead singer of the Smashing Pumpkins and all around Chicago music legend, has been trying to sell his Gold Coast condo without much luck...

Why Would You Want to be Homeless? (VIDEO)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

Here's the idea: On March 7, my roommate and I will head outside in Columbia, S.C. For one week, we will leave behind almost everything except the clothes on our backs. Our purpose? To document the homeless experience in our city firsthand.

Fernando Cooper: Charged After Allegedly Biting Cop's Nipple

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man was charged Monday after allegedly causing a Chicago Police officer to lose a nipple during a fight outside a Gold Coast steakhouse. Fernando ...

Climate Change May Lead To A Sunken Australia

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Sonia Ulliana , GlobalPost GOLD COAST, Australia -- The prediction is dire. Coastal towns will be left to fall into the sea by governments in Au...

Fire Injures 11 At 56-Story High-Rise In Chicago

Chicago Breaking News | December 10, 2009 3:54 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nine residents of a Streeterville high-rise and two firefighters were injured in a five-alarm fire in which firefighters had to rescue at least severa...