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Charles Eames Love Letter To Ray

ARTINFO | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts

"I love you very much and would like to marry you very soon," Charles Eames, who would have turned 106 yesterday, once scrawled across a piece of Cran...

Travels With Cubby: A Father's Legacy

Lindsay Pyfer | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel
Lindsay Pyfer

Each Father's Day, my dad gave his children gifts. He always enclosed a note of appreciation, telling how proud he was of each of us and our accomplishments -- how happy he was to be our dad. But my father's most lasting gift, which I didn't understand until after he died, was the joy of travel.

6 Whistleblowers Before Edward Snowden

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 06.13.2013 | Fifty

This week the media can't get enough of 28-year-old whistleblower Edward Snowden. The hero/traitor released details of the National Security Agency (N...

Video: Which U.S. Presidents Were Robots...?

Scott Bateman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

Like most of us, you probably spend at least seventeen hours per day wondering how many U.S. presidents were actually robots or lizard people.

A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the highly acclaimed, bestselling author of historical thrillers, including the Cotton Malone adventure series.

Education: The First Step to Ending Slavery

Robert J. Benz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

Modern forms of slavery are now commonly referred to as human trafficking. This rebranding of slavery happened in earnest about two decades ago perhaps as an attempt by experts to better represent the contemporary attributes of this illicit industry.


Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

A huge asteroid hitting the earth is the global equivalent of a nighttime heart attack. Well, you might suspect it is coming -- high blood pressure, angina, cholesterol -- but, then, suddenly curtains.

The History of Mrs. Obama's Heckler, or Caught Between Civil Rights and a Hard Place

Jim Downs | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Jim Downs

On one level, I recognize how this is a highly charged political throw down between two oppressed groups that rarely get the national microphone. I then worry about activists, regardless of their political stripes, disrespecting Mrs. Obama more than other first ladies.

Tai Chi and Aliens: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Few books begin more engagingly than The Lives of Tao, a science fiction romp which wears its principal strength -- the wit and humor of the narrative voice -- on its sleeve.

France's Most Enchanting Towns

minube | Posted 06.03.2013 | Travel

This summer, ditch the tourist trail in Paris and Marseilles and hit the countryside to experience the wealth of gorgeous historical villages France has to offer.

How Three U.S. Presidents Reacted to Adversity and the Media

Jason Grill | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Jason Grill

Throughout history many politicians have dealt with being baited by their adversaries and the media in very different ways. Those that have seen the bigger picture, kept their head about them and invoked a sense of humor in the right instances have always ended up in a stronger position.

The George W. Bush (Ka-pow!) Presidential Museum Experience

Saladin Ambar | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Saladin Ambar

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum may be the single most ironic, self-deceiving, quasi-religio-patriotic experience you'll ever witness in your life.

Secret NYC I: Edwin Booth & The Player's Club

Jill Lynne | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Lynne

Admittedly I am an avid eavesdropper. Ever-curious, I am prone to strain, listening to tidbits of conversations. This has served yours truly well --...

Social Media Back in the Day

Tom Falco | Posted 07.29.2013 | Technology
Tom Falco

Just follow and receive one cartoon each day in your feed!

Granada: Two Friends in Andalusia, Part 3

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.28.2013 | Travel
Fahad Faruqui

From Granada station, we walked to the Hotel Gran Via 44, passing first through a neighborhood which is best described as 21st century post-recession in character.

Ten Reasons to Love Pennsylvania

Judith Fein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

"You're going to Pennsylvania?" our friends asked. "You're usually flying off to some destination we've never heard of, but the state named after William Penn? Why Pennsylvania?"

Grave Study Puts Ancient Sexuality In Spotlight

Posted 05.17.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/17/2013 07:51 AM EDT on LiveScience The peak period for baby-making sex in ancient Egypt was...

PHOTOS: 10 Deadliest Periods In History (NEW BOOK)

Posted 05.16.2013 | Books

Matthew White is the author of Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History ($19.95, WW Norton). In this excerpt from the book, he discusse...

Mad Men's Transitional "Plan," Ironic or Not

William Bradley | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Another entertaining Mad Men episode brought the immediate aftermath of the precipitous merger between Don Draper's and Ted Chaough's rival agencies. This was a transitional episode, which nonetheless ended in tears, with the sudden assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Bring Adventure Back to Europe

Richard Bangs | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

This is the opportune moment for Europe. While economies stagger, tourism has never been more alluring, more important, for both the traveler and the destination. We can re-imagine, re-brand, and retrofit to bring back the thrills that once defined the continent.

Urban Resilience for a New Century

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

We can't know for sure when or where the next crisis will hit -- only that it will. But despite these certainties, most cities are woefully unprepared to manage these shocks. Now is the time to help cities build resilience.

Anne Frank, Puberty and... Pornography?

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 07.13.2013 | Books
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I was 10 when I read The Diary of Anne Frank. As a Jewish girl, I grew up with the story of Anne. She could have been me; she could have been any of us. The idea that this work could be deemed pornographic is beyond insulting.

Meeting with Ela Gandhi - An Interview with the Granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi

Nicolas Rossier | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Nicolas Rossier

Ela Gandhi is the granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi, also known as 'Mahatma' (great soul) Gandhi, the man who famously led Indians to independence from their British colonizers in 1946. She was born in 1940 in the Phoenix Settlement in the Inanda district of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Did Lung 'Bug' Kill Confederate General?

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science

Historians and doctors have debated for decades what medical complications caused the death of legendary Confederate fighter Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jac...

The Transformative Power of Philanthropy

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

Amazing things happen when you bet on people -- including entire transformations. But with this ability comes great responsibility, in all of our work, to grapple with the big moral questions of our day.