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The Deforestation-Free Diet

Justin Adams | Posted 11.08.2016 | Green
Justin Adams

By Justin Adams, Global Managing Director of Lands at The Nature Conservancy As many people in the western world pay closer attention to what goes in...

Spirits of Mexico's Henequen Barons Walk the Cobbled Lanes of Merida

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.09.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Tourists scamper around a Maya monument in Merida. A stroll through the colonial district of Merida out in eastern Mexico's Yucatan P...

8 Honest-to-Gosh Useful Tips on Vacationing in Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.26.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Sunset at Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. Travelers to Mexico should know it's OK to drink the water at resort hotels (they often purify it as many as three time...

Disputed Maya Manuscript Turns Out To Be The Real Deal

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.08.2016 | Science

A mysterious and long-disputed document purported to be America’s oldest surviving manuscript is genuine. That’s the conclusion of a new review of...

How You Create the Universe  

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D. We all identify with the physical world and would be shocked to discover that this is a mistake. ...

Not in My Name in Guatemala

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 09.04.2016 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

The people of Guatemala are seeking justice. In the face of corruption, power, and violence they are demanding to be heard. We in the United States have a role in their struggle. We must say to our own government, "Not in my name."

Finding Maya Culture Near Cancún

Kerri Allen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
Kerri Allen

Deep in the jungles of contemporary Quintana Roo, the Maya still live in small communities, often only speaking Maya, and practicing some of the ancient rituals that Xcaret preserves.

The Magnificent Maya of Guatemala

Scott S. Smith | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Scott S. Smith

You've probably never thought about going to Guatemala, so it will come as a surprise to be told that in a few years it is going to one of the world's hot destinations (that is, for anyone bored by lying on beaches, eating at restaurants, and shopping at malls that can just as easily be found at home).

Famous 'Blue Hole' May Help Solve Mystery Of Maya Downfall

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.02.2015 | Science

Scientists know all about the sophisticated calendars and writing system of the Maya, as well as their ritual sacrifices. But as for exactly what caus...

12 of My Favorite Lessons From Maya Angelou

Catherine Calarco | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 a...

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 t...

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 ...