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Top 5 Reasons to Go to Puerto Rico - RIGHT NOW

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.25.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

I'll admit it: I was a little late to the Puerto Rico game. Thankfully, due to Snowmageddon this year, I finally cottoned on to our cousin in the Caribbean. Now that I've drunk the Kool-Aid, I'm bound and determined to get everyone there.

Hitler, Franco, and a Banker: The Path Not Taken in Nazi Germany

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 04.24.2015 | World
Elizabeth Nicholas

I spoke with Pierpaolo Barbieri about his re-framing of the relationship between two of the world's most despised men, the intrinsic danger of absolute power, and historical memory's very long shadow.

The Education Innovators

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 04.24.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

There has been lots of talk the past few years about the coming "disruption" in higher education. Technology, critics suggest, will present traditional colleges and universities with daunting challenges. Some have estimated that half will be forced to close their doors in the next 15 years.

The 'Cultural Genocide' Of The Armenian People Isn't Over Yet, Descendants Argue

Religion News Service | Tania Karas | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion

YUKARI BAKRACLI, Turkey (RNS) This tiny Kurdish village outside the city of Van in Turkey’s southeast is home to the ruins of a once-famous 11th-cen...

Old Courthouse, Warren County - Vicksburg, Mississippi: A Place Not to Be Missed

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Traveling on a steamboat in the 21st century is not only unique but allows you to relive an era long past that was filled with beauty and strife. My recent journey on the American Queen Steamboat was such a trip.

Did the People of Middles Ages Era England Really Toss Their Feces Out of the Window ?

Quora | Posted 04.24.2015 | Weird News
Quora

The idea that people routinely emptied chamberpots out windows into the street is one of the images of the past that has been taught to generations of school children. It's usually said to have been done in the Middle Ages and it's an image that has stuck with many people, particularly because we find it so disgusting. Unfortunately, like many popular ideas about the Middle Ages, it's largely nonsense.

Former Massachusetts Home That Predates American Revolution Goes on Sale in Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Alaska Dispatch News

What is surely the oldest habitable house in Alaska, a two-and-a-half-story wood-frame structure on Campbell Lake, built around 1680, is for sale. To be clear, it hasn't always been in Alaska. For its first 300 years it stood on farmland near Plymouth, Massachusetts.

GableStage Approved to Run Coconut Grove Playhouse

Tom Falco | Posted 04.21.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

The Miami Herald is reporting that Miami-Dade commissioners unanimously approved the Coconut Grove Playhouse plan to have GableStage run a 300 seat theater. Many are unhappy with the decision.

7 Remarkable Things About Khadija, Wife of the Prophet of Islam

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion
Yasmina Blackburn

Khadija's existence precedes mine by more than 1,400 years; and, if I can at the very least, continuously strive to emulate her character, I will consider myself a success in life.

History and Experience: Revisiting My Childhood in a File from the FBI

Boria Sax | Posted 04.21.2015 | Books
Boria Sax

When experience has been ordered, processed, edited, and cataloged, we call it "history." That bears about the same relation to the chaos of events in progress as a stack of boards and a bag of leaves does to a wind-battered tree in August.

Sophia Jones

'The Genocide Is Not Forgotten. It's Impossible To Forget'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

Yetvart Tomasyan's father, Bedros (second from right), poses with his family for a photograph in the early 1900s in the Ottoman Empire, now modern-day...

Natalie Jackson

Here's Why We Can't Predict 2016 Based On Past Presidential Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Natalie Jackson | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

Right now, the 2016 stories are all about individual presidential candidates -- Hillary and Jeb and Rand and Ted and maybe Martin. But let's just put ...

The Favorite Hotels of the British Royal Family

Oyster | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Oyster

In honor of the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, we've rounded up up the favorite hotels of the British royal family -- from the spot where Kate spent her wedding eve, to the Queen's go-to Caribbean getaway.

13 Ways to Create Safe & Supportive Schools for LGBATQQI People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout the world, on university and grade school campuses, in communities and homes, and in the media, issues of sexual identity and gender identity and expression are increasingly "coming out of the closet."

Nine Historical Polling Results That Might Surprise You

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

As a snapshot of public attitudes at a particular moment in time, polls can bring history to life - and sometimes shake current perceptions of what people believed in the past.

Was George Washington Gay? Consider the Evidence

Thomas A. Foster | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas A. Foster

Historians of the LGBTQ past have noted that there is double-standard, a default setting for the sexual orientations of historical figures. Larry Kramer seeks to tackle it head-on with his book. His provocative statements will convince some and irk others.

The Progression of Rwanda's Feminine Culture

Ange Kagame | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Ange Kagame

When I reflect upon my own experiences and life lessons, I think of my mother Jeannette Kagame, who has helped change the women of Africa for the better, starting with me.

White Supremacy and the Killing of Walter Scott

Crystal Fleming | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices
Crystal Fleming

On election night in 2008, I would have been stunned to learn that black people would continue to be killed in broad daylight under Obama's presidency. And my tears would take on new meaning had I seen a future in which a black president mostly says nothing as black citizens are routinely targeted for mass incarceration and killed by police.

Privatizing History

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Education
Patrick Stephenson

Not long ago, I asked a 16-year-old cousin if she liked studying history in high school. "I don't do history," she replied with a shrug. She's not atypical.

A Gin Cocktail History Tour of Old Hollywood

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 04.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden

It felt like pairing gin cocktails with a history lesson of each establishment was almost more natural than pairing a meal with a fine wine.

Why Didn't Junk Food Cause Obesity Generations Ago?

Quora | Posted 04.08.2015 | Taste
Quora

Junk food has changed. Saturated fats were largely replaced by partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. Such oils are rich in trans fats, which are now known to stoke inflammation and lead to weight gain.

6 Hotels With Super Disturbing Pasts

Oyster | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Here we bring you six hotels with pasts that are kinda creepy. Still, it didn't stop us from visiting them all! And a couple of them are some of our favorite hotels ever, so don't let their buried secrets keep you away.

We Just Took A Deep Dive Into Vogue's Photo Archive

HuffPost Italy | Talia Lavin | Posted 04.07.2015 | Style

Late last month, London’s Lumas Gallery ran an exhibit that displayed some of the most spectacular highlights from Vogue's photo archive. The pu...

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 04.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

The Progressive Promise of Today's Technology

Andrei Cherny | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Andrei Cherny

A digital policy for the new century, tailored not just to the moment but for the future, is vital if we are to unleash economic growth, shared prosperity, and the full potential of technology for citizens and consumers. But such a policy architecture requires a new consensus -- on privacy, on security, on customer protections, on growth and mobility.