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All That Glitters Is Not Gold, for Now

Sara Zervos | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Sara Zervos

After experiencing a bull run for decades, the price of gold has been on an incessant decline since its high in 2011 - and is down a whopping 73% since then. Given prices plummeted around 5% in the last week alone, this shiny metal is making headlines both in popular and financial press. Is it time to buy?

Kate Sheppard

Mining Heads Into The Deep Sea, Raising Environmental Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green

Mining in the deep sea for minerals is uncharted territory, but one company is well on its way to making it a reality. Now, the company is trying to c...

Texas Wants Its Gold Back Inside The State's Borders

AP | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But wh...

Markets Around the World Drop 2-4% on Greek Worries.

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

The announcement that the banks and stock market in Greece would be closed was made by the Greek Prime Minister on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Within 24 hours, markets around the world declined in value. There wasn't any country you could escape to for safety.

Saying Goodbye to Bobby Andrew, Defender of Bristol Bay

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Over 70 years old, and he was always willing to make the trip -- whatever the trip, wherever it took him -- to talk, to testify, to tell the terrible story of the uniquely reckless scheme by international mining giants to poison the communities and wild salmon fisheries of Alaska's Bristol Bay with a gigantic copper and gold mine.

A Visit to the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
Sara Lee Bentley

Ioanna Lalaounis, the Museum's Director and one of the daughters of the world renowned jeweler and museum namesake, Ilias Lalaounis, opened the museum's doors in December of 1994.

GoldGirl's Jewelry Trends to Watch for!

Lauren Kaminsky | Posted 06.11.2015 | Style
Lauren Kaminsky

As I entered the Wynn Hotel's ballroom for The Couture Jewelry Show, my eyes were immediately drawn to the annual plethora of sparkle and shine.

Why Did A Peruvian Artist Bury Gold In An Abandoned Mansion?

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts

Have you ever gone hunting for gold? Brooklyn-based artist Iván Sikic’s new installation, "LOOT" ("SAQUEO" in Spanish), revives that childhood drea...

The Legacy I Didn't Know I Wanted

Amy Mullis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

Now that I'm in the stage of life where good advice usually involves a recipe loaded with fiber, I realize that what Mama left me was a handbook for life.

The Case for Gold -- Just in Case!

Terry Savage | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

No one is talking much about gold these days, since gold is typically viewed as a hedge against inflation, and there's very little inflation around. Even worse, if the Fed raises rates, gold becomes less attractive as an investment.

Relic-Packed Museum in Cancun Turns Tourists on to Mayan Archaeo Sites

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Memo to visitors to Cancun: Sometime during your stay, chances are you're going to tear yourself away from your hotel's powdery beaches to get a look at one or more of the ancient Mayan cities dotting the Yucatan Peninsula.

Responsible Gold Also Means Supporting Livelihoods of Artisanal Miners

OECD | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
OECD

The push for "conflict-free" minerals has created new challenges for mines in eastern Congo, like Mukungwe, to access formal gold markets, mainly because of unreasonably high expectations from the market that go beyond international standards.

Speaking Truth to Power

Katie Redford | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Katie Redford

It took years for this epidemic of rape to come to light. This is quite common: many victims are too scared to speak, enduring the lasting emotional and physical trauma alone.

In Defeat, Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Has His Finest Hour

Milton Allimadi | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Milton Allimadi

Nigerian voters have also sent a strong message to ordinary Africans throughout the continent. If Nigerians can vote for a candidate of their choice, even unseating an incumbent president, voters in other African countries can do the same.

Goals, Rainbows and Gold

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Claudine Chicheportiche

People usually set goals because they want the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This is awesome, and pots of gold are too. But the problem with only focusing on having that pot of gold is that you completely miss the rainbow you followed to get there.

A Gold Digger's Guide to the Universe

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

We all love gold, but the best and fastest way to get more of it is by doing what we have been doing for thousands of years. Learn geology, get lucky, and hope for a gold vein!

This Valentine's Day: Get Engaged With Congo, Break Up With Conflict Gold

Emmanuelle Chriqui | Posted 04.14.2015 | Style
Emmanuelle Chriqui

With Valentine's Day approaching, you might be thinking about what gift of jewelry you can give that special someone that perfectly expresses your love. Consider, too, how that gift can support peace -- what it represents from mine to maker -- and make Congo's future a part of that decision.

WATCH: Modern-Day Treasure Hunter On His $450M Find

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.05.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In 1985, after nearly 17 years of searching, noted treasure hunter Mel Fisher and his team found the Atocha, a Spanish galleon that had sunk off the c...

Crystal Ball 2015: Top 4 Hot Investments, with 4 Investor Alerts.

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.27.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

Here are my predictions for 2015, to make your year rich in returns and light on costly mistakes.

Swiss National Bank: Well Played!

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The market reaction was brutal, punishing the Euro and every foreign exchange and options trader on the wrong side of this trade. Some forex trading firms will go under. Foreign exchange trading desks within banks are, of course, part of ongoing unwilling taxpayer largesse.

Thinking About Money

Tom F. Driver | Posted 02.28.2015 | Money
Tom F. Driver

There was a danger that eveerybody might want to take their money out of banks at the same time, in which case the banks would collapse. So Roosevelt (FDR) closed them temporarily to let panic cool down.

Nazis and Europe's Gold: The Chase Was On

Charles Alexander | Posted 02.14.2015 | Books
Charles Alexander

The title of Taber's book, with its emphasis on the Nazi thefts, doesn't do his tale justice.

Judge Orders EPA to Halt All Work on Pebble Mine

Tim Sohn | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Tim Sohn

It has been the target of a years-long effort by a consortium of Native groups, commercial fishermen, sport fishermen, conservation groups, and other Bristol Bay stakeholders to halt its development.

Kick the 10 Bad Habits of the Chronically Indebted

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

Do you deny yourself even small treats to try and balance your unsustainable budget, which is often supplemented from a credit card or by siphoning off home equity? Did you know that all of these are signs of being chronically indebted?

The U.S. Just Lost a Client State in West Africa. What Happens Now?

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Giorgio Cafiero

Late last month, longtime Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore resigned under public pressure and fled to neighboring Coite D'Ivoire. Compaore's abrupt expulsion was a significant achievement for the hundreds of thousands of Burkinabes who took to the streets to demand his ouster and a democratic transition.