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A City in Flow Motion: An Architecture Cruise Through Space and Time

Jack Skelley | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Jack Skelley

Perhaps most notable are London's iconic new skyscrapers popularly renamed for their shapes. The Shard is the Renzo Piano-designed 87-storey sheath piercing the sky. (And shattering sales records, reportedly, for its condominium apartments.)

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

Spiky Shower Curtain Gets You Out Of Hot Water To Help Save The Environment

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.28.2015 | Good News

This artist is taking extreme measures to save water, literally using spikes to force people out of the shower.  Designer Elisabeth Buecher&...

Activists Create Sleep Safe Haven For London Homeless

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Van Winkle's

In just one of many examples of why the world is a cold, ugly place, "anti-homeless spikes" have materialized in London.

Read The Poem Bringing Happiness To People Across The World

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.27.2015 | Good News

This uplifting poem is opening hearts all over the world, from the Hasidic Jewish community of New York to the streets of London. Its cross-cultural m...

5 Facts About Amy Winehouse's Jewish Roots

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Amy Winehouse’s dramatic eye makeup and iconic beehive weren’t the singer’s only fashion statements. Winehouse, who died four...

Revisiting One of the Greatest Cities on Earth

Rick Steves | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Spending a few days in London updating my guidebook, it was fun to reconnect with one of the greatest cities on earth.

That's One Big Pickle

Rick Steves | Posted 07.21.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

While updating my Rick Steves' London guidebook this week, I was struck by the construction and the changing skyline. With my local guide, Gillian Chadwick, I marveled at the energy of new London, as it seems intent on building itself out of any economic recession.

England's Red Phone Booths Find New Callings

Rick Steves | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Britain's iconic red phone booths are still standing, but they are becoming less common. Locals, who have a nostalgic attraction to them, are finding other creative ways to keep them in use.

Grand Tour of My London Hotel Room

Rick Steves | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of my favorite moments in my travels is that little eddy between modules of a trip. For me, each two-month trip has segments.

Book Review: The Insect Farm By Stuart Prebble

Rob Taub | Posted 07.21.2015 | Books
Rob Taub

This is in no way a murder mystery. It's more of a lesson that people and circumstances are not always what they seem, especially Roger, who is too often mistaken for a 'half-wit."

The 10 Best Family-Friendly Activities in London

Hipmunk | Posted 07.17.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

London offers such a wealth of attractions that it can seem overwhelming to whittle down the choices for a trip. And of course, even the best-made plans may be foiled by the city's notoriously fickle weather.

Boy Scouts of America Deserves Condemnation -- Not Praise

Peter McGraith | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter McGraith

Robert Gates is not to blame that the ban on homosexual adult leaders was not addressed years sooner, but he must answer for the current plan that seeks to devolve anti-LGBT discrimination to all of those faith-based chartered organizations that might prefer to exclude LGBT parents. This is wrong and divisive.

The Grand Tour: England

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.16.2015 | Travel
Maria Rodale

Hello, London! Photos from our Grand Tour adventures in England: First stop: Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Roses. Love the flower names!...

Interfaith Girls Coding Class Teaches Students The Common Language Of Computers

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Religion

An interfaith, girls coding class in London brings Muslim, Jewish and Christian students together to learn the common language of computer ...

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.

12 London Markets

College Tourist | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Whether you're looking for a stroll through fresh air down a line of shops, or searching for a trendy bar or restaurant to rest your feet, Camden has a spot for you.

Incredible Color Photos Give A Rare Look At London During The Blitz

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

In the months between September 1940 and May 1941, the German air force engaged in a brutal and relentless bombing campaign against the United Kingdom...

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

Road Trips for History Lovers: London to Bath

Historvius | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel
Historvius

For a road trip that promises bags of gobsmacking cultural allure, it's hard to beat the route from Britain's capital, London, to one of the country's most idyllic cities, Bath.

Will Bill Clinton Apologize in Srebrenica?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.10.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Whether there was acquiescence or complicity before or after the fact of the fall of Srebrenica, Washington pivoted its policy toward satisfying Milosevic's territorial demands. The mythology of peace in BiH continues to be dominated by tales of age-old hatreds as well as ethnic chauvinist politics.

The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Grandma

Sue Margolis | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty
Sue Margolis

These days we get to see and hear our grandchildren who live on the other side of the world. But it's not the same as cuddling and tickling them, kissing them and smelling them. Even with Skype and FaceTime, being a long-distance grandparent stretches your heartstrings to breaking point.

Unexpected Hill

Crane.tv | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

When Oral Göktaş and Sevince Bayrak of, emerging Istanbul based, SO? Architecture and ideas entered a design competition hosted by the Royal Academy of Arts and Turkishceramics, they had no idea how inventive they would have to be when approaching the task.

"AMY" - The Sad Price of Fame!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I only met British singer Amy Winehouse once...some seven or eight year ago, backstage at the Grammy Awards here in Los Angeles. When I was introduced to her as the producer of a movie about Billie Holiday, she turned to me and said that she idolized Billie.

Summer Secrets: A Conversation with Author Jane Green

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

What does it mean to make amends? In Jane Green's latest novel, Summer Secrets, we follow Cat, a London journalist and recovering alcoholic on her journey through the twelve steps, which ultimately leads her to lovely beaches of Nantucket.