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Did the People of Middles Ages Era England Really Toss Their Feces Out of the Window ?

Quora | Posted 04.24.2015 | Weird News
Quora

The idea that people routinely emptied chamberpots out windows into the street is one of the images of the past that has been taught to generations of school children. It's usually said to have been done in the Middle Ages and it's an image that has stuck with many people, particularly because we find it so disgusting. Unfortunately, like many popular ideas about the Middle Ages, it's largely nonsense.

School Spring Break in London with Kids

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Spring break in America is one week but here in my kids' school in Scotland, they're off for 18 whole days. In the middle of the school year! After getting over the initial culture shock, I realized the only way to survive the long interruption in the school year is to figure out an escape.

Sonia Delaunay at the Tate Modern

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts
Trisha de Borchgrave

Sonia Delaunay is a beautiful name. Poetically dreamy it is a contemporary cousin to Isadora Duncan and conjures up floating scarves of swirling patterns, though not necessarily of the strangling kind.

The Favorite Hotels of the British Royal Family

Oyster | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Oyster

In honor of the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, we've rounded up up the favorite hotels of the British royal family -- from the spot where Kate spent her wedding eve, to the Queen's go-to Caribbean getaway.

Finding Neverland: Family-friendly

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If Finding Neverland isn't a brilliant musical, it's still an entertaining one, using all sorts of stage legerdemain to entrance an audience looking for good old-fashioned Broadway magic.

South Africa: A Nation at War With Itself

Alex Matthews | Posted 04.16.2015 | World
Alex Matthews

Returning to a city you once lived in (and loved living in) is a bit like spending time with an erstwhile lover with whom you parted amicably. There is so much that still connects you, that remains feels familiar; and yet the encounter is fleeting.

Bloomberg's London

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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A Case of Cis Regret

Lola Olson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Lola Olson

I was actually born with a body that matched my agender identity. I didn't make sex hormones. But I was bullied so viciously for looking androgynous, I chose to be "normal." And now I have cis regret.

Study Abroad: It's Not All Black and White

Jordyn Holman | Posted 04.09.2015 | Black Voices
Jordyn Holman

Though an unprecedented amount of American student are choosing to study abroad today, the number of minority students involved in study programs is not rising proportionately. Minority students make up a small percentage of people who decide to study abroad.

Billboards Reflect Push To Prioritize Affordable Housing In London

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

Living in London is getting more and more expensive, and those most affected by the increasing costs are raising their voices for the whole city to he...

British Couple Wins Lottery For Second Time In 2 Years

The Associated Press | Posted 04.02.2015 | Good News

LONDON (AP) - A couple from northern England has defied the odds - again - by winning a million pounds ($1.5 million) in the lottery for a second time...

Coming to Los Angeles: Labyrinth

Steven Denlinger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

The novella 'Coming to Los Angeles' continues as a serial this week. Chapter 1: Labyrinth IN THE FALL OF 1998, I was teaching in the North Canton C...

Punta Diamante: Mexico's New Kid on the Beach

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

It's 1976, and eccentric (to put it mildly) billionaire Howard Hughes is on the move again. This time - after a decade of penthouse hopping between th...

Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 03.31.2015 | TV
Trisha de Borchgrave

It appears that a fun and flush television program, rather than the mental fragility of a successful presenter, takes precedence among a public that, in supporting his unacceptable behavior, is doing no favors for the object of their support.

10 Amazing Day Trips You Can Take From London

College Tourist | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Studying abroad in London is great: there are an infinite number of possibilities in such a massive city. It can be amazing but it can also be overwhelming, and sometimes you just need to get out of the city for a day.

A Wonderful Painting by Robert Motherwell in a Very Pretentious Setting

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

Everything about this show is pretentious. Upon arrival, the visitor faces a huge white cube that when closely inspected reveals two clearly differentiated sectors: one where the bricks of the wall were not evened and another one where they were.

This Skyscraper Has No Shadow

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.16.2015 | Science

Tall buildings can be beautiful, but the big gloomy shadows they cast can leave urban centers starved of sunlight. Now a London-based architecture...

Hybrid War: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

A real revolution in military affairs for the United States is urgently needed. And that revolution must start with the civilian side of the government, not the Pentagon.

45 Park Lane London: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

Young and contemporary! An art form in design. Luxury with a capital L. Superb service that raises the bar in terms of European style.

Paris's Fashion Foodie: Jonathan Liang (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

Paris-based Jonathan Liang is the creative director of both his namesake label and as of last year, also of Malaysian brand Dude and the Duchess. Calling the Malaysia-born a workaholic would certainly be an understatement.

Unusual "Backstage" Things You Can Only Do In London

George Hobica | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

For the ultimate "backstage" experience, this annual event literally opens to the public buildings that are normally off limits. The theme is "revealing great architecture for free," and, indeed, the entire weekend offers free admission.

The Best Budget Destinations To Visit This Spring

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

We've monitored trends, industry news, currencies, and sale patterns to point you in the direction of places that offer the best bargains and low-season pricing for the coming season.

Zaha Hadid: It's Tough Being an Arab Woman in the Architecture Business

Alain Elkann | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

My work is not within the accepted box. Maybe because I am a woman. Also an Arab. There was a certain prejudice about these things.

Mosaic of a Lady: 5 Super Femme Stories

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

How do we tell the story about women today? A portrait, more like a contemporary mosaic, if you will, emerged, of disruptive, brilliant, super femmes from diverse backgrounds around the globe, as I interviewed five women to celebrate International Women's Day.

A Window Into My World

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Dear Reader, This past Monday was, I believe, the first time ever I simply said, "Nope I don't have a blog in me." And so we ran someone else's blo...