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Gabby Douglas Won Gold Medals and Looked Great. What Did You Do This Summer?

Michelle Whittaker | Posted 10.13.2012 | Black Voices
Michelle Whittaker

I think that it's time for black America to move past having only one representative. Yes, Gabby Douglas is a young black lady from the US, but she does not, and cannot, represent an entire culture.

With Olympics Over, Can Homeless Come Out Of Hiding?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

We have seen the amazing structures built in London for this year's Olympics, from the elegant Olympic Stadium to the soaring Aquatics Center. Just imagine what could happen if the UK invested those resources in ending homelessness permanently.

GREAT Britain Lives Up to Its Name

Philip Barton | Posted 10.13.2012 | World
Philip Barton

For years, critics claimed that London 2012 was doomed. They said that the transportation network would collapse. That people would stay away from London. That the economy would suffer. That the British public were not interested. They were all wrong.

A Boy in Africa

James Moore | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
James Moore

Do we owe him and the rest of the hungry and ill in the developing world an explanation of how we can come together in peace to create such a costly spectacle but we cannot work in unity to end hunger and suffering? Is it even fair to ask such a question?

5 Tips To Jump Like An Olympic Beach Volleyballer

Ben Greenfield | Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Whether you want to dunk a basketball, kill a volleyball, or just grab that cereal off the top shelf, here are five ways to increase your vertical jump:

A Stylish Guide To London's Shoreditch Neighborhood

The Purple Passport | Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel
The Purple Passport

No visit to Shoreditch would be complete without sampling the area's legendary nightlife, so wrap up your day with a casual pint among locals at a shabby-chic pub.

PHOTOS: The Royal Family's Favorite Hotels

Oyster | Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel

If there's one thing we've learned this summer it's that the Brits are classy. From the Diamond Jubilee to the ongoing Olympic games, it's clear that Her Royal Majesty recognizes true luxury when she sees it.

PHOTOS: London's Best Flea Markets

Oyster | Posted 10.11.2012 | Travel

Knightsbridge, Covent Garden and Oxford Street are arguably the top spots in London for high-end shopping, but there's a whole other world beyond the fashionable boutiques and name-brand clothing.

A Lesson in Extinction

Yao Ming | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Yao Ming

Since learning more about threats to wildlife, I wanted to go and see what's happening to some of these animals myself and so I'm heading to Africa for the first time to learn about elephants and rhinos, two species in peril as a result of demand for ivory and rhino horn.

PHOTOS: 10 Of The World's Best Observation Decks

Viator | Posted 10.10.2012 | Travel

There's no better way to experience a destination than to peer down upon the landscape from a great height.

PHOTOS: London's Top Sights For After The Olympics

Home Away | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
Home Away

After watching the Summer Olympics, do you hear London calling?

Goodbye Until the Next Olympics?

Heather Lende | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports
Heather Lende

This Olympics anyway, the celebrities earn their fame by working hard and performing better than anyone else in the world on that day. What a great lesson. How inspiring.

A Stylish Guide To London's Notting Hill

The Purple Passport | Posted 10.08.2012 | Travel
The Purple Passport

Sure, the elite athletes competing in the Games are the focus, but on the sidelines sits a worldly city ripe for exploration. If you're traveling to London this summer, don't forget to pull your eyes away from the athletic events long enough to amble about the city's most stylish neighborhoods.

Chefs A-Twitter In London, New York And Paris

Edward Schneider | Posted 08.08.2012 | Travel
Edward Schneider

When planning a trip, I am prejudiced in favor of restaurants that tweet -- given that I know them to be good in the first place. For instance, tweeted photographs -- often of ultra-seasonal dishes fresh from the market via the skill of the chefs -- have certainly set my mouth a-watering and have influenced my dining-out choices more than once.

Where Should The Olympics Head Next?

Posted 08.07.2012 | Travel

Though some have their doubts, London Mayor Boris Johnson is confident that the Olympics have only helped boost his city's tourism. The Independent al...

PHOTOS: 15 Fabulous Fashion Hotels Around The World

AFAR | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel

You'd think I was in Italy. In fact, I was 2,500 miles southeast of the country's heel, in the capital of diminutive, oil-rich Kuwait.

WATCH: Matthew Mitcham Gets Musical Again

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

He dives! He sings! He plays ukulele! Just days after he treated his fans to a spirited cover of Beyonce's "Single Ladies," Olympic diver Matthew M...

Olympic Tourism Success Proves Mitt Wrong

Posted 08.06.2012 | Travel

London Mayor Boris Johnson seems ready to declare the 2012 Olympics a tourism success. The far-from-proper pol, who took digs at Mitt Romney when the ...

Recalling My Own Romney Gaffe in London

Al Eisele | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

Mondale was gracious about my diplomatic faux pas, probably chalking it up to inexperience, although I took a lot of ribbing from my colleagues and the American reporters accompanying us as we headed home, and I tried to put the embarrassing flap behind me.

The Homeless Services Executive Who Connects With Rough Sleepers Over Twitter

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.05.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

For more than a year Tim Richter, incoming president & CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, has repeatedly told me I need to get over to ...

Conversation With Reuel Golden, Author of London. Portrait of a City

Hannah Gal | Posted 10.03.2012 | Books
Hannah Gal

This thoroughly stylish book feels like a celebration of the magnificent metropolis, with hundreds of meticulously researched, beautifully presented photographs.

Kathryn Findlay on her Favourite Impermanent Structures in London (VIDEO) | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts

Kathryn Findlay is the Principal Director of Ushida Findlay Architects. Gaining prominence in the nineties, the practice is known for its use of exper...

Livestreamed OP Shakespeare Performance by International Cast

Beth Burns | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts
Beth Burns

"Ambitious" is a word that gets used a lot in describing the Hidden Room's production of Rose Rage. We get it. It is ambitious, no doubt, and also it was kind of inevitable.

Olympians' Favorite Spots

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.03.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

We gathered some of America's favorite all-stars -- including 17-year-old phenom Missy Franklin, who just won a gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke -- to talk about their favorite hometown jaunts

The Trio of the Gorgeous U.S. Men's Swim Team

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 10.02.2012 | College
Maureen Elinzano

Michael, Ryan, and Nathan are more than welcome to swim my way whenever they want to...