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Could You Find Bahrain on a Map?

Lina Stahl | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
Lina Stahl

Let's be honest. How well do you know your world? Do you take your time to explore new places when you get the opportunity? I am talking about the small dirt track that is hidden behind the bushes at the end of your back garden, - not exploring a new island in the Caribbean. Though that would be lovely too!

Young African Bamidele Is Advancing Africa's Agricultural Sector

Nkosana Mafico | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Nkosana Mafico

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting to Bamidele Seun Owoola, a 24-year-old entrepreneur living in London, about her entrepreneurial journey and the impact she is making on the African continent.

Museum Time Travel

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.22.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

I don't know how long I was there, but every moment was a treasure. I hadn't expected to find the Brancusis, so the surprise was even more wonderful in the Philadelphia heat which had given me a killer migraine as soon as I'd left the airport.

Queens of Syria Extinguishes the Stereotypes Created by War

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

At the last Abu Dhabi Film Festival -- and I mean last in every way since the eighth edition of this beloved cinematic bridge across cultures turned out to be its swan song -- one film quietly grabbed my imagination.

From Affinity to the Fetch: My Conversation With Linda Hoyle and Mo Foster

Tom Semioli | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

When I mention the name Affinity and Linda Hoyle's debut solo album Pieces of Me (1971) to record collectors, jazz-rock aficionados, and knowledgeable musicians young, old, and in-between, a nod of reverence usually follows.

How Hospitality Became My First Love

Lina Stahl | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Lina Stahl

Do you really speak Swedish? I was admiring the pretty blonde girl greeting us at the reception in Lyon, France. Not only was she born in Sweden, sh...

An Artistic Conversation With Actor Edward Akrout of Mr. Selfridge and Showtime's The Borgias

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Edward Akrout has a big presence in the UK but now he's trickled to the other side of the pond. Off screen, Edward made his debut in the art world this year, showcasing his paintings at Café Royal, and Hoxton in London.

A Rebel in the Kitchen: In Conversation With Chef Vineet Bhatia

Memoirs of a Taste Bud | Posted 08.03.2015 | Taste
Memoirs of a Taste Bud

Cultural nuances, a lot of curiosity and a little rebellion led Bhatia to London in 1993 which ironically gave him more liberty to experiment with his native food.

An Appetizer Sure To Dazzle Even The Most Hard-To-Please Guests

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

On the right, clad in funky turquoise shoes, is my special friend, Tawny. The friend I met in first grade, long before boobs, braces and boyfriends. But she's not the best date in the world. How could she be? We are both happily married. So she may not be the best date, but she is the best traveling companion.

7 Ways to Make Your Vacation Cheaper in London

Hipmunk | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel

London is a popular destination for tourists but has a reputation for being expensive. Here are some ways of making your stay cheaper whilst having fun in Britain's capital city. This gives you more money to spend on sightseeing, shopping and world-class restaurants in London.

Anti-Semitic Hate Crime Reports Have Soared In UK, Police Figures Reveal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.30.2015 | Religion

The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes reported to police has soared in parts of the UK, police figures reveal. A number of the largest forces in the ...

Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Credit McQuarrie for crafting colorful antagonists, even if the plot line is not all the impressive and the dialogue is only intermittently memorable. At some point you won't care.

These Are The World’s Leading Startup Cities

Citylab | Jenny Che | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business

This story originally appeared on Citylab.  Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups...

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

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.