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Pilgrimage and Awe for the Ordinary

Chris Bingley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Chris Bingley

It is difficult in particular to treat Greek religion as comparable to modern religious communities. Yet we should not discount Pausanias' own fascination with what he observes.

Napa Valley's Hidden Gems: Food, Ambiance, and Architecture

David Code | Posted 12.18.2015 | Travel
David Code

For many people, Napa=Wine. But for us, Napa=food, ambiance, and architecture. You have a lot to look forward to when you visit.

Astoria Characters: The Woman With the World at Her Fingertips

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.13.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

She's traveled all over the world, but today, and nearly every day, the longest journey that Anastasia Damianeas will take is from her home to her office.

Greece: Caught Between an Economic Rock and a Political Hard Place

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Michael G. Jacobides

Yesterday's elections gave Alexis Tsipras an unexpectedly large lead, confounding both the pollsters and most observers' expectations. This was an election won on feelings, not facts. Sven among SYRIZA's own voters, negative views of its handling of the economy failed to dent its lead.

Godzilla and Grandma: Where the Night Winds Take You

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

Taking a walk late at night has a wonderful effect on me -- on my sleep, my dreams, and my creativity. A couple of weeks ago, I walked home from our l...

An FSILG Village Would Hurt MIT's Greek System

Frederick O Daso | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Frederick O Daso

Unfortunately, the proposal to create a "Greek Village" located on West Campus grounds in Cambridge does not come close to addressing these issues. Here are nine reasons why an FSILG Village is not in the best interests of the Greek community and MIT as a whole.

The Art in Dreams - Memories of My Mother

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep -- William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 4 lines 156-158. Some...

Sleepovers: A Non-Negotiable for Greek Parents

Penny Phillips | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Penny Phillips

I contemplated my retort to each. I could only come up with one; a lie: "Taylor is a nickname. Her real name is Athena. She's Greek... on both sides."

First as Tragedy, Then as Frat

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 08.25.2015 | College
Zachariah Ezer

Ultimately, there's no one to blame the protracted demise of the "Greek" system on but the "Greeks" themselves. My own school, Wesleyan University, has changed its mind from forcing fraternities to co-educate to just kicking them off campus.

Three Things We Can All Learn from Google's Evolution

Leon Stavrou | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Leon Stavrou

I run a small non-profit, but I see three big lessons for little organizations like ours -- as well as for the young men and women we serve -- in the evolution announced on Monday by one of the most innovative organizations on the planet -- the high-tech giant Google.

The Next Mass Extinction as a Greek Tragedy

Steve Zack | Posted 08.06.2015 | Green
Steve Zack

There is an emerging Greek tragedy. Not the familiar and ongoing financial troubles concerning Greece and the EU, but rather a catastrophe on a truly worldwide scale: an emerging mass extinction of life - the sixth such crisis in Earth's history.

How to Look and Feel Fabulous in an Economic Crisis

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 07.10.2015 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

With the turmoil of the Greek economic crisis unfolding on my very doorstep since relocating my business and family to Greece earlier this year, it's all too easy to get caught up in it all and become easily overwhelmed. But there's one thing my fellow Greeks and Greek Australians must never forget. Fabulous is a mindset.

How to Get Rid of The Evil Eye

Penny Phillips | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women
Penny Phillips

As is common, both my grandparents answered the phone when I called; my grandmother from the yellow corded kitchen phone, my grandfather from the blue one in the bedroom. I described my symptoms and told them that I suspected that someone had given me the evil eye...

Millennials Overwhelmingly Favor 'No' Vote in Greek Referendum

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 07.04.2015 | World
The GroundTruth Project

With the clock ticking until Greece's critical Sunday referendum, 28-year-old Barbara Georganta found herself in Syntagma Square on Friday afternoon, shouting at a man telling passers-by to vote in favor of creditors' demands.

Cana: Ballyhoo for a Miracle in Israel

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.04.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

This town in northern Israel has everything but circus barkers touting its main product. Storefronts are alive with oversize signs all telling the same story: This is the spot where Jesus Christ performed the first of some three dozen miracles.

What Greek 'Austerity'?

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

It's hard to find anything written or spoken about Greece that doesn't contain a great deal of hand wringing about the alleged austerity -- brutal fis...

My Best Friend, Anxiety

Penny Phillips | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Penny Phillips

When I was 7 years old, I had a panic attack at a restaurant while on vacation with my family in Greece. We were in the middle of dinner when suddenly inexplicable feelings of dread and fear began to consume me.

Girls, Shoot for the Stars But....

Penny Phillips | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Penny Phillips

As women, we often feel the need to live up to that person, that capital "W" Woman who has been defined for us by our culture, religion and families. We worry that if we deviate from that we will be labeled too rebellious, too independent, too wild -- weird, even.

Lights Go On: Part XXXXII -- The Power of Her Name

Thomas Bähler | Posted 05.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

Once again I am creating by the sea. I believe that most of you are aware of the gravity of Greece upon my life. It's beginning is beyond comprehens...

It's All Greek to Me

Rick Steves | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Greece is a feast for the senses. While the country's sunshine, amazing food, friendly people and love of life leave a lasting impression on me, there are also the little, unexpected scenes I come across that tickle my imagination.

A Scenic Breakfast in Nafplio, Greece

Rick Steves | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Because Eastern Orthodox Christians use a different calendar than western Christians, Orthodox Easter was a week later this year. While some countries do Christmas with more gusto, it's clear Greece (along with Spain) pulls out all the stops for Easter.

3 Magical Greek Islands That Tourists Don't Know About

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

I find myself immediately in the island's lull, falling into its idle routine. Its alchemy is restorative, cathartic, elemental--swimming every day in the sea, driving through the amber pastures of arid farmlands, eating the same simple Greek dishes you find at every little taverna.

LOOK: Actors Amber Stevens And Andrew J. West's Cozy Winter Wedding

BRIDES | Posted 04.28.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

Amber Stevens first met Andrew J. West on the set of ABC's Greek in 2008, where they played an onscreen couple.

Love is Greek to Me

Jon Vaughn | Posted 04.15.2015 | Style
Jon Vaughn

Love has been a challenge. Searching for it, finding it, maintaining it, and enjoying it; all of it. Being a single dad, love with my daughters is eas...

Is There a Future for Greek Life?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.18.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As American colleges and universities seek to refine, and in many cases rebrand, their student life experience, one of the questions that regularly ar...