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A Story Of Chocolate And Child Labor

Eric R. Biel | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Eric R. Biel

Addressing child labor is critical for responding to these wider challenges. And reducing child labor in supply chains is integral to the long-term sustainability of cocoa production.

10 Things You Need To Do Before Any International Trip

Fodor's | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

It can be tempting to book a ticket and start fantasizing about your getaway, but there's work to be done. In addition to the planning any trip requires--lodging, restaurants, activities, and so on--international travel calls for extra steps and research to ensure a stress-free experience.

Why You Should Let Your Zodiac Sign Choose Your Next Meal

Tarot.com | Posted 07.24.2015 | Taste
Tarot.com

Well, what's your sign? That may seem like a bad pickup line but each astrology sign has its own characteristics and tastes.

Israelis Stage 'Sleep-In' To Save Palestinian Village

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Van Winkle's

Does a "sleep-in" have the power to make a difference in the Middle East? One group of Israelis think so. This week, Israeli peace activists began a sleep-in protest in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya to prevent the Israeli army from demolishing it, as reported by The Independent.

The Perpetual Vacation: How to Extend Your Holiday All Year

Andrea Driessen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Andrea Driessen

Travel, adventure and being present enough to uncover the unexpected, can happen right down the street from home -- when I pack the right attitude, enough curiosity and some resourcefulness.

Is "Sleep Swimming" Endangering the Lives of Whales?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Van Winkle's

Is the way whales "sleep" putting their lives at risk? It's possible, according to the Daily Mail. Apparently, there's a growing trend of tired whale...

The International Criminal Court Deserves Better

Dr. Aurelia Frick | Posted 07.17.2015 | World
Dr. Aurelia Frick

History has been defined by war and conflict, with little regard for the laws of war and protection of civilians. The greater the atrocity, the greater the likelihood that the perpetrators would go unpunished.

Here's Why LGBT Equality Must Be About More Than the U.S.

Kevin Jennings | Posted 07.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Jennings

We in the U.S. are not, in fact, the world. We need to cure our movement of its myopia and remember that justice for the LGBT community is a global cause, spreading far beyond our borders.

What a Million-Dollar Home Looks Like Around the World

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

In Shanghai, China's most expensive city, a luxury property priced at $1 million would be about the size of a small one-bedroom apartment in the U.S.

The International WiFi Struggle

College Tourist | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

It all sounds trivial, but I've made friends with Germans in Amsterdam, bonded with Kiwis in Copenhagen and gotten to know Brits in Madrid all because we were trying to figure out how to log in to the hostel's WiFi.

Michael Oren's Fight Against A Nuclear Deal

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Books
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

I met Michael Oren on several occasions. He is both an excellent diplomat and a respected historian. It is impossible for me to ignore the facts stated in Oren's memoir. The book has caused a paradigm shift in how I view the Obama administration and a nuclear deal with Iran.

Bridging Generations for Peace, a Passage for the Future of Diplomacy

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 07.09.2015 | World
Joshua W. Walker

Every year citizen diplomats, business influencers, municipal leaders and other luminaries from around the world converge at Sister Cities International's annual conference.

World Leaders Moving Away From Coal, Fossil Fuels

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

After decades of pollution, it is clear that the rich countries of the world, particularly the countries of the G7, must act to stop pollution from coal -- the biggest contributor to climate disruption.

When Making a Difference: Conversations with Lauren Bush Lauren of FEED

Rai Mensah | Posted 06.30.2015 | Style
Rai Mensah

The innate pull that some possess to positively impact the lives of others is a pull that cannot be ignored. Sure, for a time you may pursue other ventures but at some point in your journey you will be brought back to your need to help those in need.

Stitching Korea Back Together

Jodie Evans | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Jodie Evans

Thirty peace activists from 15 countries arrived in Beijing on May 17th. I knew 11 of the women before arriving but most of the women knew maybe one or two others and a few knew no one.

A New Internationalism

Van Gosse | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Van Gosse

For well over a century, a shared commitment to internationalism has defined what it means to be Left. Even when we do not use that particular word, r...

3 Requirements Any Business Should Have for Their Foreign Language Training Provider

Ryan McMunn | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Ryan McMunn

My interview on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland will be soon so I will be taking a departure from the series that started with "6 Tips From a Gl...

Making Sense of Today's Cuban Economy: Promises in the Making

Jose Gabilondo | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Jose Gabilondo

The exact path remains uncertain, but Cuba's economy is on the move. Bright-eyed capitalists have been thumping their tails since President Obama gave the nod last December to restoring diplomatic relations, but the island's economic model was already in flux.

Be a Leader for Inclusion in Sports

Eli Wolff | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Eli Wolff

Leaders make a commitment to champion inclusion. Separate but equal is not equal. We can realize this goal. We can make the dream of inclusion real in all of sports and physical activity. Be a leader. Commit to inclusion.

The Worst Advice You'll Ever Hear When Making Life-Changing Decisions

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Russell V. J. Ward

With every life-changing decision, I've received great advice from trusted sources. But I've also heard some of the worst advice about changing my life for the better. And you'll probably hear it too.

An Error-Riddled Tirade

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Bruce Fein

There may be more uninformed or misleading detractors of Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) and the impending expiration of section 215 of the Patriot Act than Andrew C. McCarthy, but if there are, they do not readily come to mind.

Do Black Lives Matter in a White World?

Ediberto Roman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Ediberto Roman

Much like many of you, I have reacted emotionally after watching video after video of police across the country brutalizing our black and brown youth. I have cried witnessing the utter devaluation of what should be out most cherished commodity -- our youth.

U.S. Foreign Policy for an Evolving World

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Meanwhile, several Republican presidential hopefuls have already begun laying out their foreign policy plans, which are notable for their criticisms of Obama's handling of world affairs.

Standing Shoulder-to-Shoulder With LGBTI Advocates Around the World on IDAHOT

Todd Larson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Todd Larson

There's lots of good work being done and lots more to do. Let's take the occasion of IDAHOT to celebrate the former and renew our commitment to the latter with the domestic LGBTI agenda having accrued the mind bogglingly speedy and extensive gains that it has accrued in recent years.

After Ebola: How Civil Society Can Help Mitigate the Next Crisis

Randal Mason | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Randal Mason

After a period of intense national suffering, Liberia has just been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization. In addition to thanking the dedicated health care workers in her country, President Sirleaf acknowledged the key role civil society played in helping to turn the tide.