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Hidden In Brooklyn: The Japanese Izakaya Restaurant You Should Know About

Brad Hobbs | Posted 12.23.2015 | Taste
Brad Hobbs

New York is a city built on culture. With Culture brings prized national dishes, chances are, if you live in New York or visit, your taste buds have v...

Gender Equality in Clean Energy: A Challenge Shared By All Countries

Neha Mathew | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
Neha Mathew

Pursuing these two goals in a coordinated way would tackle the deep gender inequalities that exist in energy access, including renewable energy.

Thinking about Climate Change Following the Paris Agreements

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

Not only should we begin to reconsider how capitalism works in developing more sustainable communities, but its current form in the United States may not be as resilient as it needs to be to cope with climate change.

Teaching the Need for Gender Equity in Peru

Randal Mason | Posted 12.18.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

In Peru, women face a number of inequalities and barriers, including a large gender pay gap, early marriage and pregnancy, sexism in the media, and attitudes that they should only care for children and do housework. But chief among the challenges these women confront daily is domestic and gender-based violence.

Join a Global Arts Response to Terror

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Lane Harwell

I write following recent terrorist attacks around the world, from Paris, Beirut, and Mali to San Bernardino, as the presence of terror looms too large and too real. This presence is a call to action for those of us working in the arts and culture.

The Syrian Dilemma

Carlo Jose Vicente Caro | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Carlo Jose Vicente Caro

Source: Reuters It's been almost two weeks since the downing of the Russian fighter jet at the Turkish-Syrian border. Many hawks who have been aga...

Three Reasons to Immerse Yourself in Language and Culture in 2016

Ryan McMunn | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Ryan McMunn

Looking for New Year's resolutions that will improve your quality of life in 2016? Learn a language and immerse yourself in a foreign culture.

Top Tricks to Keep Your Spouse From Taking Your Child Out of the Country During Divorce

Stann Givens | Posted 12.15.2015 | Divorce
Stann Givens

If you are married to a foreign citizen, have a child together and your marriage is not going well, you have more to worry about than someone married to a U.S. citizen.

The Most Ridiculous Things That Happened On Planes This Year

Thrillist | Posted 12.11.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

It's scientifically proven that flying makes you look and feel your absolute worst. So it shouldn't shock anybody that it can also make you act your absolute worst too.

Your Backpacking Trip Should Be Spontaneous, Except For Hitting These 7 Spots

Thrillist | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Barbara Woolsey Credit: Flickr/Giuseppe Milo Backpacking through Europe is about being impulsive, right? It's about train-hopping and wand...

The 5 Most Beautiful Places In The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Pinpointing every breathtaking place on the planet could take a lifetime, but we think that these 5 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list.

Images of Beauty: The Pretty Series

Rai Mensah | Posted 12.04.2015 | Black Voices
Rai Mensah

The Pretty series curated by Antonia Opiah of Un-Ruly and sponsored by Hairfinity, explores concepts and varied experiences of beauty by women of color across the world in an effortless and artistically inspiring way.

14 European Neighborhoods That Feel Like Brooklyn

Thrillist | Posted 12.04.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Nadia Imafidon Credit: Flickr/micadew We've told you where hipsters hang out in the United States, and which neighborhoods they're moving ...

In Considering American Exceptionalism and International Engagement, Talk Alone Isn't Enough

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 11.30.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

U.S. leadership is not always appreciated and is often criticized. But I have a hunch that these countries would complain much more -- and enjoy their situations far less -- if American involvement went away.

You Think You're Cold? Here's What It's Like To Live In Siberia

Quora | Posted 11.30.2015 | World
Quora

Oh, there is a lot of fun in Siberia actually! You can intrigue against the tsar, try to make a revolution, and after that you can get a free house and a job in the mines! Just kidding. I lived in Siberia for more than 19 years. I finished high school and university in Omsk, a big city in southwestern Siberia.

In Today's World, I'm Paralyzed By Fear

Rachel Brehm | Posted 11.26.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

I worry when my husband attends a crowded college football game. I worry when I attend any type of religious event. I worry when I'm in a crowded a flea market, when I think about traveling with my family, when I hear a siren screaming in the distance. I worry for the innocence lost, the lives cut short, the souls that leave too early.

On Gender, Violence, and the Right to Education

Randal Mason | Posted 11.30.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

The threat and reality of violence hinders girls' access to education and undermines their ability to learn. Children and youth of all genders have a right to inclusive, quality education--the foundation to improving people's lives.

Listen Up: the Key to 'Speeding Up and Scaling Up' Business and Human Rights Reforms

Amol Mehra | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Amol Mehra

Two phrases were consistently heard at the Fourth Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, which took place in Geneva from November 16 to November 18.

Public Support for Energy Access Should Be Clean

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Among coal companies, Peabody Coal has been particularly vocal in trying to convince the public that there's a place for coal in decreasing energy poverty. But coal is the wrong tool for the job for several key reasons.

The Life-Altering Impact of China's One-Child Policy on Adoption in the U.S.

Adam Pertman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Adam Pertman

There's an ongoing debate about the positives and negatives of intercountry adoption per se, but that's a discussion for another day. For now, I'd like to take a brief look at the impact of the historic migration of Chinese children into the U.S. and other nations. To my mind, it falls into four primary categories.

Good News (or World in Perspective)

Andre Averbug | Posted 11.23.2015 | Good News
Andre Averbug

Battle between Mongol and Chinese armies, 1211, from Jami' al-tawarikh by Rashid al-Din (Bahatur). Let's turn off the TV for a second and get some per...

Young & Entrepreneurial: This 25-Year-Old Entrepreneur Overcame U.S. Immigration With Social Impact Gaming

David Ongchoco | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Through Arad's work in creating social impact games, he has been invited to attend national and international forums like the United Nations Conference Of State Parties, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and the International Anti-Corruption Conference.

How We Plan to Disrupt the Poaching Networks

Azzedine Downes | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Azzedine Downes

We know that poaching networks have become professionalized. They are large, well-resourced and sophisticated. Defeating them is not easy. To save elephants from the threat of extinction we need to be able to predict poaching attacks and catch poachers before they kill, not just chase them after the elephants are dead.

The Story of Life in Color Founders, Sebastian Solano and Lukasz Tracz

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

There are few things as inspiring and motivational as a rags to riches story. The tale of Sebastian Solano, Paul Campbell, Lukasz Tracz and Patryk Tracz is surely one of the most colorful as they transformed from penniless college students to successful entrepreneurs.

Future Tiger: Bangladesh and the Need for STEM Education

Randal Mason | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

A teacher and a vocal advocate of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, Siddiqa points to the successes of tiger economies like India, China, Malaysia, and Singapore as examples of how investment in STEM has led to overall economic improvements.