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People In Melbourne Are Sending Loving Emails To Their Favorite Trees, And It's Delightful

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.16.2015 | Good News

This may be the greatest display of arboreal affection since The Giving Tree. Nature-loving citizens from Melbourne, Australia -- and beyond -- are us...

Beyoncé's Majestic Curves Inspire Australian Skyscraper

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

Does this undulating skyscraper look familiar? Australian design and architecture firm Elenberg Fraser recently received planning approval to move...

Barber Spends His Only Day Off Giving Haircuts To Homeless So They Can Feel Valued

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.02.2015 | Good News

One barber gives back to those in need one haircut at a time. Nasir Sobhani, a 26-year-old based in Melbourne, Australia, spends most of his week ...

Bullies Tell Girl In 'Frozen' Costume That 'Elsa Isn't Black,' So Internet Steps In

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News

The best part about the Disney blockbuster "Frozen" is its universal message -- to be yourself. But when 3-year-old Samara Muir, an Aboriginal gir...

Family-Friendly Australia!

David Code | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
David Code

How do Australians do so many things so well? They combine tremendous pride in their work with a friendly, light-hearted sense of humor that you can't help enjoying. Of the 32 countries we have visited as a family, Australia is our new #1.

Attention Foodies: Here's Why Australia Is Food Heaven

Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel

Australia is home to more than just crocodile hunters and attractive surfers. Over the centuries, the Land of Oz has cultivated a unique and respectab...

Your Hunger Games Vacation (Peeta Not Included)

Oyster | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
Oyster

All you need is to let yourself get inspired by Katniss' warrior ways. Here's what we think Katniss would like to do on vacation, given the chance -- and what you can do, too!

1,000 Ways to Die in Australia: Travels in the Aussie Outback

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Kakadu National Park is a place of awe, majesty, and wonder. Beautiful and incredible, it has few parallels on earth. But it also seems to have so many ways to kill you what it would truly humble that new comedy about the American West.

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Hopper.com | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights From Los Angeles

Hopper.com | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

While in terms of total passenger traffic, LAX still sits somewhere in sixth or seventh place globally; it's always claimed the crown for the planet's busiest single origin and destination airport.

Best of Venice: Talking Melbourne With Payman Maadi and Nima Javidi

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Don't come to Melbourne expecting over-the-top displays to deal with the tragedy at hand. The film is perfect for those of us who recognize that most of life, even in moments of drama, is lived in shades of grey, not black and white.

The Venice Diaries: Kicking Off With a Bang, and a Birdman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While most girls dream of interviewing George Clooney, I have always wanted to sit across from actor Payman Maadi, from the Oscar-winning Iranian film A Separation.

This Is The World's Most Pleasant City To Live In

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2014 | World

LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Melbourne tops the ranking as the world's most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, but an Economist Int...

This Breakdancer's Strength Training Workout Is Simply Unreal

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living

There is no question about it: To be a professional dancer, you need to stay fit. However, breakdancer Simon Ata, out of Melbourne, Australia, has ...

'Sorry, I Don't Do Asians': The Dangers of Racial Discrimination in Dating

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Like so many men with the no-Asians dating and hooking-up policies, Nolan hid behind the old "That's just my preference" excuse. He compared his not being attracted to Asians to his preferring men over women. I let that one slide because it was such a ridiculous argument.

9 Breathtaking Destinations You Must See While Visiting Australia

JustLuxe | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

One of the pleasures of travel is the feeling of discovery. In a time when there is a proliferation of information and everyone is connected all the...

The Global HIV/AIDS Community Can Take a Punch

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

In a community born of suffering, of loss and outrage, the senselessness can sometimes be too much. So it felt when the announcement that possibly more than 100 AIDS activists, researchers and experts had been lost on MH17. But the AIDS community has a long history of mourning by fighting. Taking this punch and getting up to fight harder.

A Profile of Soprano Tony Arnold -- Guest Artist at Santa Fe Chamber Festival 2014

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Soprano Tony Arnold is a luminary in the world of Chamber Music and Art Song. Today's classical composers are inspired by her inherently beautiful voice, consummate musicianship, and embracing spirit.

'Please Don't Ask Where I'm From'

Egyptian Streets | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Egyptian Streets

"Where are you from?" is a question I can never quite answer without using the phrase "Then I moved to..." five times. A single place that I can call 'home' has never existed -- the world, and its countless cultures, is where I find solace.

5 Reasons to Visit Australia in (Their) Winter

Paul Jury | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Paul Jury

Australia. Where the seasons and toilets swirl backwards, where the stars shine upside down, and where you're secretly thinking about visiting, even though it's currently winter there.

Black and White in Gay Cape Town

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

The implication: It was OK to kiss me in the hallway of a dark club on Saturday night, but he wasn't interested in me as a multi-dimensional human being or, presumably, being seen in public with me in the harsh, unforgiving light of day.

18 Reasons Why Australia Is Travel Heaven

minube | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
minube

With it's vast and varied landscapes, unique wildlife, and white-sand beaches, Australia is one of the most interesting continents around.

A Global Design Invasion in the Land of "Oz"

Ken Carbone | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

My journal entry upon arrival in Australia, or as the locals call it "Oz" on March 30th. After more than twenty hours of flying, I finally returned...

What I've Learned Not to Expect From Morning-After Texts

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

While the "I had a great time" message was a lovely gesture, if "Let's go out again" wasn't implied or directly stated, what was the point? Not responding to my response wouldn't leave me thinking you were a particularly good guy.