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Sail Wind Surf's Tall Ships Amsterdam For A Once In A Lifetime Experience: LuxEcoLiving's Best Cruises for 2016

LuxEco Living | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
LuxEco Living

The greatest crew in the world too. We just loved it! I wish we could just stow away and live on board for an entire year at sea. Now that's something...

Solving the 5,000-Year-Old Murder of Otzi the Iceman

Garry Rodgers | Posted 02.11.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

In 1991, the mummified body of a 5,000-year-old murder victim was discovered in melting ice at a rock-gully crime scene high in the Italian Otzal Alps. Nicknamed "Otzi", the estimated 45-year-old man and his possessions were incredibly well preserved.

'The Shadow of Slavery' -- Trinity Church Confronts Its Past and the Present

Alan Singer | Posted 02.11.2016 | New York
Alan Singer

Trinity Church was at the center of the New York colony's ruling class with close ties to the wealthy merchants, slaveholders, and government officials. Prominent New Yorkers assigned enslaved Africans to construct the original church building.

Saints, Beheadings And Chaucer: The History of Valentine's Day

Meggen and Peter Taylor | Posted 02.11.2016 | Weird News
Meggen and Peter Taylor

In wrapping up my exploration of the history behind Valentine's Day the day itself has a past that is not quite like the way we celebrate in modern times and thank goodness. Heck, my male friend whose comments about what his significant other should be doing to and for him were not so far off the mark in terms of the history.

Clinton, Sanders And the Changing Face of the Democratic Party

The Conversation US | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Last week's debate in New Hampshire between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over who is the "real progressive" said a lot about how they and the Democratic Party have changed over the past half-century.

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 2)

Jon Horford | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents ...

Hillary: True Story

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Carol Muske-Dukes

Recently Bill Maher made a half-serious joke about Hillary Clinton's rocky journey to the White House - noting that she "just doesn't know how to camp...

The Truth About Your Stuckness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

So...you may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It's a funny little holiday with a funny little traditio...

Identity and the Future of America

Christopher Holshek | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Americans are more worried and anxious about the future than ever. Sure, every generation seems to think, for one reason or another, that the place is going to hell in a hand basket. This time, it appears to be a unique convergence of a number of things.

Exploring Seattle's Historic Merchant's Cafe

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Few historic bars in the United States have the pedigree of Seattle, Washington's oldest bar, Merchant's Café. While a lot of bars in the U.S. may be...

The Advantage of a Liberal Arts Living Space

Caitlyn McCain | Posted 02.05.2016 | College
Caitlyn McCain

When you enter a liberal arts living space, the people you spend your time with will help you become a well-rounded student and individual. They demonstrate every day how valuable differing perspectives are to your academic and social experience at college.

Two Hours in Time on 9/11 with Phil Penman

Brad Hobbs | Posted 02.01.2016 | New York
Brad Hobbs

Phil Penman is a British photographer who has been living in New York for over 15 years. During his time in NYC Phil has photographed some iconic imag...

The Ultimate Guide to Mexico City: The Hot Destination for 2016

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

The ultimate in Mexican entertainment, Lucha Libre puts WWE to shame. Matches take place at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City on Tuesday and Friday nights. The matches included a lot of hair-pulling, women in bikinis, screaming, and vows of vengeance. Basically, a bar brawl in Kentucky.

Letters to the Editor, From the Daughter of a Slave

TueNight | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
TueNight

Recovery. That's my battle cry. That's my great-grandmother realigned in me, warring against sins -- the untold story, the ancestor lost to time -- that break my heart.

Photographer Documents The Haunting Journey To Auschwitz

HuffPost Italy | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

On Wednesday, the United Nations marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in which the world honors the millions of victims who were murdered b...

The Black Women Who Helped Build Canada

The Establishment | Posted 01.26.2016 | Black Voices
The Establishment

The lives of women who came to Canada under the West Indian Domestic Scheme provide an intersectional history of race, class, culture, feminism and politics -- a history that generally stays hidden in this country.

Photographer Brings Beijing's Lost History Back To Life

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.26.2016 | World

Fascinated by Beijing's history, photographer Simon Song set out on a mission last year to teach his fellow citizens a history lesson.. albeit an aes...

Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Carlo Caro | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Carlo Caro

Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifica...

Detroit's Public School Educators Lead Protests With Moral Authority On Their Side

Eli Day | Posted 01.25.2016 | Detroit
Eli Day

Issue framing ranks among the more powerful weapons of political theatre. That weapon--of how to present an issue in a way that's most advantageous fo...

Minsky Stripper Turns 100 (the Last Living Star of Burlesque)

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

On January 23, 1916, Betty Jane Rowland was born in Columbus, Ohio. On the day of her 100th birthday I spent the afternoon with the still flame-haired...

What's Your Name, Man?

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Arts
Ann Lewis Hamilton

When I was in high school, pre-Ancestry.com, my grandmother assembled a family tree. She wrote letters and made phone calls to relatives, searched...

Rare Images of Art From Inside Iraq's Oldest Monastery -- Now Gone

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts
Paula Froelich

Yesterday, ISIS destroyed St. Elijah's, a 1400-year-old Christian monastery just outside of Mosul -- part of their mission to obliterate history and anything that doesn't fit into their warped version of Islam.

Travel Style From the Decade You Were Born (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.21.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Packing for a vacation is one thing, but planning what to wear while in transit requires an entirely separate bag of tricks. Throughout the ...

Gay Marriage and Anglican Anxiety: The Backstory

Catherine M Wallace | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Catherine M Wallace

In this situation as in so many others, gay people are serving as poster children -- if not scapegoats -- for other anxieties. In this case it's the status of biblical scholarship and cultural criticism.

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 1)

Jon Horford | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

In The Hour Late A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hou...