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Fast-Food Restaurants We Wish Were In The U.S.

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.30.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Diners can likely find fast-food chains almost anywhere in the world these days.

America Can Still Lead the World -- With Coalitions Abroad and by Getting Our Own House in Order

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Great nations decline and fall through a fatal combination of too many wars abroad and a hollowing-out of institutions at home. If America gets its own house in order while leading coalitions abroad, we will do the world great good

Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking: Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Mitchell Rose | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Mitchell Rose

I've made 25 films in which I've done funny, I've done dramatic and conceptual and beautiful. In this film, I wanted to go for something I hadn't tried -- joyous. And I hoped to do that in a celebration of humanity.

Of Squats, Near-Squats and After-Squats

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

When we met in May, members of a group were about to go to court for the third time. Mostly an activity and gathering place, this squat has chosen to focus on citizen organizations and nonprofits, although there are some artists in the building.

International Folk Art Alliance Nurtures Cultural Entrepreneurs

John M. Eger | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) was an early sponsor of Santa Fe and its International Folk Art program and...

International House Hunters Shifting from Vacation Areas to Urban Neighborhoods

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany remain the top three countries outside the U.S. for home searches. But Brazil has pushed up to 4th place, jumping ahead of India, Mexico, and Australia.

Child Welfare Group Issues Report on Impact of Nepal Adoption closure by U.S.

Andrea Poe | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Andrea Poe

Armed with a new study, Both Ends Burning, a nonprofit organization focused on advocating children's right to permanent families, is urging the Department of State to reopen adoptions from Nepal, which have been closed to U.S. citizens since 2010.

Four Lessons Pakistan's Off-Grid Solar Market Can Teach the World

Justin Guay | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

When it comes to the off-grid solar market, the South Asian countries you normally hear about are India and Bangladesh. One is home to the largest potential market in the world, the other is home to the world's most successful and booming market to date.

Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your International Trip

The Active Times | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

When we think about travel, we think about carefree oceanfront days, road trips across an entire country and exploring new lands. Getting away is an opportunity to take a break, relax and reflect, above all else.

Colombia's Peace Talks with FARC: A Political Conspiracy?

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

The future of Colombia had never been so dark and uncertain. Two years ago, President Juan Manuel Santos embarked the country into a negotiation process with the terrorist organization FARC in Habana, Cuba.

'Pay-As-You-Go' Solar Companies Win National Geographic Terra Watt Prize

Justin Guay | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-authored with Vrinda Manglik, Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access Just as solar leasing from the likes of Solar...

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Another City in Your 20s

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Mo Seetubtim

Nothing can bring you closer to building an intimate relationship with yourself and getting to know yourself better than moving away from home and living in another city.

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Modi on the Issue of Women's Safety in India

Ketaki Desai | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Ketaki Desai

Heartiest congratulations on your recent election and historic win; a phenomenon that reaffirmed our democratic beliefs! Obviously, several things in India need to change; and if there is one person who has the courage, dedication and vision to put our country on the path to greatness, my hope is that that person is you.

US Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standards Matter: Global Implications

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Some commentators' logic essentially boils down to two false perspectives -- that U.S. cuts in its power sector emissions don't matter in the context of global efforts to address climate change and that the rest of the world, particularly China and India, isn't doing anything to curb their pollution. Both assumptions are wrong.

To Solve Unemployment and Global Warming, Young People Hold the Key

Bill Reese | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Bill Reese

If we can turn today's huge and growing youth population into an economic dividend that can drive global growth and prosperity, then in 2030, the children of today's workers and small business owners will be far more likely to stay in school, find success in the workforce, and become productive, taxpaying citizens.

An Update from Nourish Interns in Guatemala

Nourish International | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

The past week, we have been busy traveling and experiencing more of the culture here in Pana and in the towns around the lake.

Will SunFunder Unlock $1 Billion in Off-Grid Solar Venture Debt?

Justin Guay | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Justin Guay

In a recent piece on early stage cleantech investing, Rob Day of Black Coral Capital had some excellent advice - look beyond traditional venture capit...

China's Thirst for Coal Is Drying Up

Justin Guay | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

China's coal boom is over, with demand falling faster than expected. And that means we finally can see the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel.

Mixed Messages: Homophobia, Transphobia and the Media

Randal Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Randal Mason

Whether it's new funding for monitoring coverage of LGBT issues or incorporating LGBT awareness in current media development initiatives around the world, we can make it so that the stories of LGBT individuals and communities are told with the accuracy and dignity that all people deserve.

Why Is the FCC So Reluctant to Reclassify Internet Service as a Public Utility?

John M. Eger | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology
John M. Eger

We seem to agree that water, gas, electricity and telephone service have been things we cannot do without. Why not Internet service, too?

Peace or Righteousness in the Ukraine?

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
Scott Sigmund Gartner

President Theodore Roosevelt famously stated that, "If given the choice between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness." The United States faces this same choice now in the Ukraine.

Vladimir Putin and Crimea

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

The golden rule is that national minorities can not exercise their right to self-determination externally, this right being granted only to nations. By minorities' rights we refer to "individual rights" and not "collective rights."

Foster Care Is An International Issue

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Marquis Cabrera

Political pandering between Russia and the United States has led to increased turmoil in the realm of child welfare.

Indonesian Community Leaders Arrested For Coal Activism

Justin Guay | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-authored with Nicole Ghio, Sierra Club International Climate Program As two community leaders fighting the Batang coal plant in Indonesia begin th...

Strength in the Crucible of Crisis

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
D. Michael Lindsay

Our greatest leaders guide us decisively through the crucible of crisis with a strength of character formed long before the moment came to act.