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The Sacred Side of Cancun

Joshua Estrin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Travel
Joshua Estrin

Like many siblings Cancun and the Riviera Maya have a slightly edgy but loving rivalry when it come to tourism. Cancun is a wonderful and magical place to use as home base while exploring all that the region has to offer.

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 ...

Take A Day Trip Away From Cancun And Visit Chichen Itza

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel

Cancun is a city more known for shots and spring breakers than its proximity to ancient Mayan ruins, but next time you're down South in the Yucatan, t...

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
minube

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

What The Ancient Maya Can Teach Us About Living Well

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

In the modern world -- when technological advances and information overload have left many of us with a desire to get back to basics -- the need for a...

Sustainable Civilizations: What if the Mayans and Romans Had Known?

Adrian de Groot Ruiz | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Adrian de Groot Ruiz

This means that companies that will thrive are those who succeed in making (food) products that are both affordable and sustainable. In other words, companies who successfully prices until the retail price is the True Price.

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 ...

Mayan Ruins Lend Themselves To Instagram

Posted 08.30.2013 | Travel

The Mayan ruins that are peppered through Mexico (and throughout Belize, Guatemala, and present-day El Salvador) are heavily-touristed by people eager...

Poverty and the Metaphor of the Turtle

Tobias Roberts | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Tobias Roberts

We live in a society that is afraid of and actively punishes slowness. The features of a life lived slowly and close to land and to community, might seem to many to be backwards and archaic, but it is high time that we begin to doubt and question the assumption that it is unsustainable and inherently poverty-stricken as well.

'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...

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...

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 ...

SHAME: Builders Bulldoze 2,300 Year Old Mayan Pyramid

AP | PATRICK E. JONES and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion

BELIZE CITY -- A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract cru...

Ancient Ceremonial Site Helps Answer Key Question About Mayan Culture

Posted 04.26.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/25/2013 02:09 PM EDT on LiveScience The oldest ancient Maya ceremonial compound ever...

Mayan Demise Linked To Dramatic Weather Shift

Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/11/2013 03:32 PM EDT on LiveScience The Mayan apocalypse may have been a bust, but a...

Chemists Crack Code Of Mysterious 'Mayan Blue'

Posted 06.14.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 04/03/2013 09:09 AM EDT on LiveScience The ancient Maya used a vivid, remarkably durable blue paint to co...

Starting Over

Irene Tanner | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Though our topic remains essentially the same, let's assume that, rather than the prediction of an apocalypse actually happening, destroying our physical universe, the end of the world meant the demise of long-held, cherished and finally -- at last -- obsolete belief systems.

So Long, 2012: New Year's Resolutions I'd Like to Hear

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Happy New Year, HuffPosters! May your 2013 be filled with love, laughter, passion and 365 full nights of sleep. Through the years, I've discovered something about New Year's resolutions: while it's not so easy to keep them, it's very easy to make them for other people. And a lot more fun, too. So here are some New Year's resolutions I'd like to hear assorted public figures make and keep: "I'll find better uses for my $150 million than trying to buy an election." ~ Sheldon Adelson. "I will stop endlessly repeating in your brain. Eventually." ~ The "shine bright like a diamond" refrain from Rihanna's "Diamonds (In the Sky)". "I will finally quit making excuses and coming up with crazy ideas, like armed guards at every school, and admit that guns really do kill people, and lots of them." ~ NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 02.21.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Instagram almost had a perfect year. Almost. So what happened?

What Will Happen When the World Ends?

Toni Nagy | Posted 02.19.2013 | Weird News
Toni Nagy

Since the beginning of the world, people have predicted the end of the world. But for the average non-extremist, you never had to take any of these doomsday theories seriously. That is, until the Mayan calendar rose in popularity.

Dear Modern People: Psych! -- Love, The Mayans

Floyd Elliot | Posted 02.17.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Hey, modern people! How's it going? All of you making preparations for the big end of the world coming up in a few days? Really? You are? How did you people ever conquer us anyway? Because, you know what? We were totally kidding. Oh, and you know what also? You can give us back all our gold anytime now.

The Real Mayan End of the World (PHOTOS)

Fotis Kanteres | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Fotis Kanteres

I find the sensationalized subject of the Mayan "end of the world" to demean the experience of the people here in Mayan Guatemala, many of whom experience a world that is swarmed by daily threats of an end that is very real. Recently I asked a nun about the sexual abuse of women.

Maya Calendar 101: What Does 'December 21, 2012' Really Mean?

Joshua Berman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Within the multidisciplinary world of "2012ology," theories span the gamut from serious academic discussions by glyph-deciphering Maya geeks to theorists who think that, on December 21, 2012, a magnetic phenomenon caused by the sun will trigger all human pineal glands to release a hallucinogen resulting in a mass humanity-wide acid trip.

Friday Talking Points -- Merry Cliffmas!

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Here is our 238th installment of valiantly attempting to get Democrats to occasionally speak with one voice, and not get lost in the weeds of rhetoric.

The Beginning of the End: The Maya and Me

Kellee Maize | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Kellee Maize

With the help of these women and my amazing collaborators at Näkturnal, I found my SELF. It's a constant growth process, but I feel closer than ever to making sense of it all.