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Mapping the World's Territorial Disputes

Max Galka | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
Max Galka

In this map, every country shaded in red is involved in a territorial dispute of some kind. Yellow markers represent disputed territories.

Those Teachable Moments in a Standardized World

Jacob Stewart | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
Jacob Stewart

They say there's no such thing as a stupid question. 'They' have clearly never been a middle school teacher.

11 Awesome Gifts for the Traveler in Your Life

Trippy | Posted 11.19.2015 | Travel

If you have a serious traveler in your life you probably know that the only thing that gets them more excited than a plane ticket is something tha...

Ben Carson Took A Bold Stance On America's Borders: He Redrew Them

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

Like many members of his party, GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson wants to halt the intake of Syrian refugees in the wake of last week's terrorist...

The Hidden Features of Google Maps

Map Happy | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Send directions to your phone -- most users who are used to looking up the directions on a computer before inputting it into a phone will find that it saves one extra step. Users that have slow phones will be able to pull directions up more quickly.

Do the World's 232 Million Migrants Have Constitutional Rights?

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Dr. Jody Heymann

While the Syrian refugee crisis is currently capturing the world's attention, it reflects a much broader trend of increasing migration worldwide.

MDMA Psychotherapy May Be Legal In Just Five Years

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science

If you think of MDMA, the drug often cut with other substances and sold as "Molly" or Ecstasy, as just an illicit party drug, think again. A gro...

Why Maps Are the Accent Industrial Homes Need

Dot & Bo | Posted 10.13.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dot & Bo

It's no secret that we at Dot & Bo love industrial design for its dark and gritty nature. However, with all of that weathered wood, cast iron, and steel, it can sometimes feel a little one dimensional. That's why we love the trend of incorporating maps as decor into industrial homes.

Crossing Borders

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.08.2015 | World
Yara Zgheib

At the end of the day, I am a Turkish astronomer running around in a European costume, humming Arabic lullabies and making anise tea.

An Extraordinary Library: The Lilly Library, Indiana University

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

After living in the Midwest for about 30 years I really didn't know too much about Indiana -- it seemed like a nice state but my sense was that the state was pretty limited, culturally.

A State-by-State Look at When Guys Get Married

Fatherly | Posted 09.17.2015 | Weddings

Broadly speaking, the more competitive a heterosexual male finds his local dating pool, the earlier he's apt to take a knee. Utah's ratio is nearly even, and states with similar ratios -- or states with fewer women than men -- generally see grooms suiting up closer to their mid-20s.

A Drive in the Woods: The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.

Never Get Lost Again With This Basic Trick

Map Happy | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Some people are born with a sense of direction and some aren't. I just happen to be born with an excellent one, even if I don't know where most countries are on the map.

Get Lost In These Maps Of Fictional Literary Worlds

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts

If you’re looking for something -- a geographic landmark, your childhood home, a favorite spot near your college campus -- it shouldn’t t...

Watch Obesity Spread Across The Country

Max Galka | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Max Galka

The word pandemic brings to mind an infectious disease that spreads through the world's population causing a global health crisis. So I found it interesting to see that many scientists are now using the term to describe obesity.

The Global Extremes of Population Density

Max Galka | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Max Galka

Only 5 percent of the world's population lives in the entire blue region. For comparison, the same number of people live in the small red region. Believe it or not, it's true. There are just as many people living in the small red area as there are living in all the blue areas combined.

Joe Satran

This Map Shows The Real-World Equivalents Of The Seven Kingdoms | Joe Satran | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment

Caution: This post contains minor spoilers from "Game of Thrones" and "A Song of Ice and Fire." Still reeling from Sunday's season 5 finale of "Gam...

The Best Free Offline Maps for Traveling

Map Happy | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I'm always happily the person who takes responsibility for knowing where to go or how to get there, even when I don't really know how to get there.

Nick Wing

This Music Festival Knows It Can't Stop People From Doing Drugs, So It's Trying To Keep Them Safe Instead | Nick Wing | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

The upcoming Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival, which starts Thursday in Bradley, California, is a drug-free event. But rather than pretend this la...

The Wealthiest Zip Codes In America

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.11.2015 | HuffPost Home

Ever wonder where the wealthiest people in America live? Thanks to a new map from data company Experian, you can catch a glimpse. The map mar...

Alissa Scheller

6 Maps That Show How Deeply Segregated Baltimore Is | Alissa Scheller | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices

Protests erupted in Baltimore this week following the fatal arrest of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died on April 19 after sustaining a sever...

A Tour of 'Mini-Beantowns' Shows the Sprouts From Boston's Seeds

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Did the towns have any links to New England -- maybe a special sense of history, a general store or central green? Could I find New Bostonians with a soft spot for the Celtics, or a taste for scrod? It would take a road trip to find out.

Gabriel Arana

538's Nate Silver To Vox: Quit Jacking Our Stuff | Gabriel Arana | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media

Numbers guru Nate Silver accused news site of repurposing its maps without attribution on Twitter Monday, saying only “about 20%” of the m...

4 Ways Mapping Has Transformed Public Services in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Modern digital mapping tools have transformed the potential of maps in urban development, allowing us to produce more detailed and sophisticated visualizations of cities. As access to these tools continues to expand, the resulting maps grow even richer.

Short Film Explores The Unexpected Beauty Of Vintage Maps

Posted 03.10.2015 | Arts

The Los Angeles Review of Books is proud to present a new short documentary from LA-based filmmaker Alec Ernest. "Living History: The John Feathers Ma...