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Olympic Notes -- Looking Backward and Forward

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 10.21.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

I named my downstairs sofa 'Olympic Workout.' So when people phoned and asked what I was doing I could truthfully say "I'm devoting a lot of time to my Olympic Workout."

Yoko Ono at the Serpentine Gallery, London

Artwrit | Posted 10.20.2012 | Arts

Installation shot, Serpentine Gallery. By Matthew Steinbrecher. Read the full version of the text on Now in her eighties, Yoko Ono crea...

Hiking The World's Urban Jungles

George Hobica | Posted 10.18.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

From the fringes of New York to the heart of steamy Singapore, nature is everywhere you're not looking in some of Earth's most notoriously crowded big cities.

Rod Sheard on Designing the Olympic Stadium and Sustainability (VIDEO) | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts

Common consensus holds that a building of a certain scale, unless something extreme occurs, tends to be an unchanging landmark. Not so, according to R...

PHOTOS: 10 Fantastic Day Trips From London

Historvius | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel

With some of the most diverse history in the world, the region is packed full of options.

PHOTOS: Great Overnight Trips From London

Oyster | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel

Here's a list of our top picks for overnight trips, all less than a two-hour flight from London. Start packing!

Astronauts Watched London Olympics From Space

Posted 08.15.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 08/14/2012 07:35 AM EDT on The six astronauts living aboard the International Space Station are making ...

Dennis Morris on Bob Marley and Flirting His Way to a Good Photograph (VIDEO) | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts

For renowned music photographer Dennis Morris; taking that legendary picture all comes down to timing: "Photography, the essence of it, will always be...

How I Became Homeless... and How I Got Out

LearnVest | Posted 10.14.2012 | Women

I was once homeless, but I am not hopeless.

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 | Home
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.