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Reinventing the Mill

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Millinocket, Maine, with over a century of history, has chosen to find opportunity in change. Recognizing its greatest resource, its people, coupled with outstanding schools built during the height of the boom, it is becoming a surprising destination for international students.

Wormhole in a Cargo Container

Isa Freeling | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Presented by Shared Studios, this canny invention of communication by Yale law student Amar Bakshi disrupts the excesses of Facebook Theater and clever Twitter banter. "The shipping container is a readymade design. It is a relatively inexpensive, uniform space that exists all over the world..."

The Day I Realized I Wasn't American

Iulia Gulia | Posted 03.20.2015 | Women
Iulia Gulia

I was in 5th grade when I realized I wasn't American. Not that I hadn't had some awareness of that fact from an early age. I mean, when you're 10 and can articulate the basic premises of communism, you start to understand that maybe you're not exactly from the land of Twinkies.

End Modern Slavery (Everywhere But Here)

Robert J. Benz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Robert J. Benz

In the U.S., we need funding to educate young people to prevent them from becoming victims of human trafficking. We need funding to train members of our communities to recognize and respond to incidents of human trafficking. We need funding for health and social services to support the victims of human trafficking.

Eyeing Business Growth in Pakistan: The New U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Access to Credit

Borany Penh | Posted 03.13.2015 | World
Borany Penh

In Pakistan, where 90 percent of businesses are small or medium, challenges to scaling-up businesses have kept the private sector from realizing their full potential and contributing as much as they could to the economy.

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Talk About Finance

Nourish International | Posted 03.13.2015 | Money
Nourish International

Many who look to understand the incredible wealth gap are quickly lost in the exclusive language of finance. When it comes to the inner workings of financial institutions, the rise and fall of markets, the tangled web of international debt, or even just our own personal finances, most of us are lost. In short, we are financially illiterate.

How the United States Stacks Up to Other Countries in Chronic Kidney Disease

Elisa Gordon | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Gordon

By inspiring international comparisons, World Kidney Day fosters greater knowledge about chronic kidney disease and reveals possible ways we can improve patient health. And that is good news for everyone.

Women's History Month Through One Woman's History

Ming Holden | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Ming Holden

How can I do justice to the fact that every traumatized woman in the world is more than what has happened to her, more than the worst memory she has, if that memory is the most of what I know about her, and therefore the most of what I have to tell you about her?

Start-Up Seeks to Aid Basketball Globalization

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 03.09.2015 | Small Business
Nicolas B. Aziz

The evidence is clear: the sport of basketball is quickly becoming more global and will soon decrease the seemingly large distance between itself and football (American dubbed "soccer") on the world's popularity scale.

The Resilient and Heroic Women of South Sudan

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

When it comes to tackling sexual and gender based violence, as well as gender equality, it's time for leaders in South Sudan and the international community to follow the leadership displayed by Josephine and the inspiring women of South Sudan.

International Women's Day

John Kerry | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
John Kerry

Every day, we read about women and girls around the world who are victims of heinous violence. From Iraqi women abducted and enslaved by ISIL to Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped and forced into marriage, these tragedies seem to belong to medieval times.

Chinese Mistranslations of US Movie Titles Show Why Translation Matters

Ryan McMunn | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
Ryan McMunn

These movie titles were massacred and illustrate why even organizations with money to burn need to be careful with how they interpret and translate in foreign countries.

Why You Should Leave Home and Experience an Internship in a New Country

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Allowing for both personal and professional growth is right outside of your bubble. Make connections, immerse yourself in the culture, and find success. Once you step outside of your comfort zone, you'll grow more than you ever thought possible.

Packing for Seven Countries With Three Kids: A Joy or a Nightmare?

Michael DeSa | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

Packing for an international trip can be tricky. Packing for a seven month expedition to a new continent, spanning seven different countries and three seasons, with five family members is overwhelming.

Adopting? Proceed Reverently

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

I welcome the on-going dialogue about adoption, with hope it can lead to better care and protections for children worldwide. I pray for understanding and grace as we all continue this conversation.

Next Step on Road to Climate Agreement in Paris Wraps Up in Geneva

Jake Schmidt | Posted 02.13.2015 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Countries leave here with a sense of the various options for a new agreement in Paris and some greater clarity on how each country is preparing for their specific commitments that will be captured in this agreement. It will be a difficult negotiation, but some signs emerged this week on the potential shape of the agreement.

Admit You're Dumb: Five Things I Learned From Columbia University

Ryan McMunn | Posted 02.11.2015 | Small Business
Ryan McMunn

No matter how smart you think you are, in order to be successful admit you're dumb and learn from others.

Farsad Labbauf Sees Through the Lines to the Soul

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.03.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Persian artist Farsad Labbauf charmed me right away. He exudes a kind of rare centeredness and humanity that is as light as air, but also very stable and contained, perhaps accounting for the compelling ability of his work to convey the transcendental nature of life.

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 02.03.2015 | Travel
Russell V. J. Ward

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.

How Saving a Child's Heart Is Crossing Boundaries In the Middle East

Jessica Katz | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Jessica Katz

"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.

Why We Need to Know About Current Affairs

Tanya Nadine Khan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Tanya Nadine Khan

Since we live in a globalized world, every current event affects our daily lives. This is true, regardless of whether of you live in a small town or in a large, international city, like I do.

The Upcoming Battle Over Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

When Netanyahu makes his third appearance in the House Chamber, the political and strategic gap between Obama and himself will again be thrown into stark relief, with ramifications echoing in both countries' foreign and domestic policies.

Refugees In Iraqi Camps Face Harrowing Winter

HuffPost Spain | Antonio Ponce | Posted 01.24.2015 | World

Despite the latest successes of the Iraqi Army and the forces of the Kurdish regional government, known as the peshmerga, hundreds of thousands of ref...

Unsung Heroine: Dr. Gloria Herndon

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

After more than forty-five years as a public servant and entrepreneur, Dr. Gloria Herndon has lived a notable life worthy of appreciation. Dr. Herndon was born to a father whose own parents were a sharecropper and a midwife.

Direct Action on Racism, Poverty, and War: An Honest Attempt to Honor MLK

Nourish International | Posted 03.21.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

Today there isn't a more fondly remembered and respected public figure than King, but did our opinion of him change because we embraced his ideas of radical justice, or did we simply forget them?