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Puerto Vallarta Continues to Shine!

Taniel Chemsian | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Taniel Chemsian

As America's baby boomers continue to age and look forward to longer and longer life spans, they are setting their sights on retirement and making their U.S. dollars last as long as possible.

Every Country in Europe, Ranked by Two Somewhat-Ignorant American

Thrillist | Posted 08.19.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Kevin Alexander and Matt Lynch Credit: Jennifer Bui/Thrillist Europe! America's distant relative that it likes to awkwardly visit on occasion! ...

7 Ways to Financially Prepare for Travel Abroad

Tami Farrow | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Tami Farrow

You should refresh your memory on your PIN for any cards you bring on your trip. Also, most international ATMs do not accept six-digit PIN numbers. If your card has a six-digit PIN, contact your bank to reset your PIN to four digits.

The Business of Etiquette

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

It's more than just the practice of good manners and following respectful protocol when doing business with others -- it's the difference between a good businessman or businesswoman and a great one.

Brothers in War

Michael Putzel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Michael Putzel

The film attempts to convey the drama, pain, chaos, confusion and occasional horror of that year for those grunts. It also shows some of the lighter moments of their band of brothers: How they lived, looked out for each other, how they played and how some died. It is not pretty, but it is a beautiful effort.

Youth as Catalysts of Change

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

We are crossing a path of crucial moment as youth, and it is our duty as young leaders to continue working for social welfare, where there are opportunities of success for all and where poverty, marginalization, inequality, or any form of discrimination doesn't exist.

Panic in Peking

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Chinese authorities claim this latest devaluation is simply their effort to let their currency be guided by market forces, something the U.S. and other countries have sought for many years. But the timing and the magnitude of the change suggests China's leaders fear their economy is about to roll over.

Study: Older Adults Decide It's Never Too Late to Switch Spiritual Homes

David Briggs | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Research in the emerging field of religion and aging suggests significant relations between an active religious life and positive health outcomes, from lower rates of depression to reduced death anxiety. The upshot for congregations: Do not take older worshippers for granted.

5 Lessons Learned Working for the World's Largest Youth-Run Company

Nkosana Mafico | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Nkosana Mafico

AIESEC is the global youth network impacting the world through leadership development experiences. Present in over 124 countries and territories and with over 86,000 members, AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organisation.

Think Design Think

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 08.03.2015 | Science
Jens Martin Skibsted

Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. It has become a universal medium for expressing ideas, raising fundamental questions and addressing social challenges.

Can the U.S. Counter ISIS on Social Media?

Guy Golan | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Guy Golan

In order to successfully counter ISIS online recruitment, both the message and messenger should be of Sunni origin. It is the grassroots Sunni religious leadership not Western powers that can effectively articulate the threat that ISIS poses not only to people of the Middle East but also to Islam itself.

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.