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12 of My Favorite Lessons From Maya Angelou

Catherine Calarco | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women
Catherine Calarco

A few days after she passed, I had a dream of a woman, with silver hair, dancing with extreme joy in a white cotton dress. Maybe it was Maya talking to all of us. I can imagine it is her, dancing with the angels and saying to us that we are all connected.

Shakespeare's Hamlet Heads to Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Marco Cáceres

In celebration of this anniversary, London's famous Globe theater company has launched an ambitious plan to perform Shakespeare's perhaps most famous play, Hamlet, in 205 countries over the next two years.

'Blown Away' by Copán Ruinas, Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Marco Cáceres

I happened to run into a woman from the United States who had arrived in town late the previous evening. She introduced herself, and I observed that she was immensely enjoying the breeze, the view of the mountains, and the symphony of tropical birds. It was one of those many perfect mornings here in Copán.

Copán Ruinas, Honduras: A Healing Place

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
Marco Cáceres

I sensed Copán was a special place almost from the moment I arrived on the bus and started walking down one of the cobblestone streets leading to its central park. There was just something "other worldly" about it.

The Chocolate Food of the Gods

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.24.2014 | Home
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In her new book, Carol Off, a Canadian journalist, successfully unwraps the dark history of chocolate.

Ancient Maya Altars, Artifacts Unearthed

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 06.12.2014 | Science

A team of archaeologists in Guatemala has discovered a council house dating back about 700 years with altars, incense burners and sculpted images of...

Volcanic Evidence Only Deepens Ancient Mystery

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Science

Tough and tiny zircon crystals have helped researchers rule out an enormous volcanic blast as the source of ash used to make Maya pottery, deepening ...

Cancun: Save the Iguanas!

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Mark I. Pinsky

For the crested, wrinkled amphibians lazing unmolested in the tropical sun, the billboards could mean only one thing: There goes the neighborhood. A virtual biosphere sacrificed for another cheap show to siphon tourists' dollars.

Our Sweet Maya

Patrick D. Shaffer | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
Patrick D. Shaffer

This morning we found out what we all knew was coming, Maya went away from us to rest. She deserves rest; she gave her life to make humanity better. S...

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

We all live in the common-sense world, trusting in our five senses as if they transmit all reality to us. Yet the quantum revolution, as we've detailed in the last two posts, long ago undermined such a world view.

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Reality is waiting for us to creep closer to understanding its mysteries. In the meantime, it won't falter or come to an end. Reality will remain our home, our source, and the ground state of our being far beyond the lifetime of the foreseeable universe.

WATCH: Locals Had Good Reason To Fear 'Haunted' Sinkhole

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

For years, villagers who lived near the Sac Uayum sinkhole in Mexico's Yucatán peninsula refused to go near it, calling the underwater cave haunted. ...

Back at the Hacienda

Kerri Allen | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Kerri Allen

Here, the best of Petac's past rubs shoulders with the promise of its future, as culture perseveres and evolves under Mérida's suns and moons.

Knowledge From the Perspective of the Mayan Ixil People

Tobias Roberts | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Tobias Roberts

In the northern highlands of Guatemala, the Mayan Ixil people are in the process of creating their own alternative university in an effort to reclaim ancestral knowledge and reject the imposition of Western educational norms and philosophies.

M.I.A. Matangi Review: Get Your Karma Up

Rock Genius | Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment
Rock Genius

On the first listen Matangi, is like one of those books that you wanna stay up and read. With Matangi M.I.A. is the tenured cool professor, doling out lessons and earworms.

YIKES: Ghoulish Find Suggests Maya Butchered Enemies

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer? Researchers working in Mexico have unearthed evidence that ancient Maya in the region dismembered ...

What's New in the City of the Gods

Judith Fein | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

People who visit Teotihuacan, outside of Mexico City, for the first time, often wonder if it was built by aliens. How else could humans who had nothing but stone tools construct a city like this?

Honduras' Leaders: Deer in the Headlights

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

It's a drag to read the news about Honduras in the international press. So much bad press. Mind you, not that it is undeserved. The situation is what it is. But it isn't all that there is.

'Extraordinary' Mayan Frieze Discovered Among Ancient Ruins

AP | SONIA PEREZ D. | Posted 08.09.2013 | Science

GUATEMALA CITY -- Archaeologists have found an "extraordinary" Mayan frieze richly decorated with images of deities and rulers and a long dedicatory i...

Doing The Chaa-Chaa-Chaa Through Life's Jungle

Meg Pier | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Meg Pier

It is hard to imagine an environment that is more vividly alive than the jungle--lush, teeming, unfurling, changing, challenging, chaotic, diverse, primal, light, dark, and unpredictable.

'Asi Me Sakhā': A Personal Experience on Friendship

Parth Parihar | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Parth Parihar

This past year at Princeton was a rather humbling and enriching one in general. One particularly important experience was gaining an incredibly inspirational and supportive friend -- someone who became my best friend by the end of the year.

Mysterious Monument Reveals Secrets Of Ancient Maya Royalty

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.19.2013 | Science

Researchers in northern Guatemala have unearthed not only a rare 1,450-year-old Maya stone monument but also an intriguing tale of royal vengeance and...

A Major First For Mexico

Fusion | Cristina Costantini | Posted 09.01.2013 | Latino Voices

With Latinos across the country arguing over the new Lifetime telenovela, Devious Maids, it seems we've overlooked the premiere of another ground-brea...

How Many Mayans Were There?

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.27.2013 | Science

The traces of ancient corn farms could reveal how many people lived in a legendary Maya city, a new study suggests. The pyramid-filled Maya site of ...

Pau Chooses Unconventional Baptism For Son

Blogamole | Michael Lopez | Posted 06.21.2013 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez Paulina Rubio certainly knows how to “keep it real.” Real ancient that is. It seems Mexico’s Golden Girl decided to ba...