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9 Breathtaking Destinations You Must See While Visiting Australia

JustLuxe | Posted 07.25.2014 | 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 07.19.2014 | 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 07.18.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 05.29.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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.

International Design Week Down Under

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

by Carlos Andrade During the first week of April, designers from across the world migrated to Melbourne, Australia, to share ideas, practices and dr...

Boston and Melbourne: Separated at Birth?

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Sydney, Australia, and New York are superman destinations, wrestling for attention and flying onto the world's front page. Boston and Melbourne? They're more like spectacled Clark Kents. And each is secretly glad.

The Gay "Cougar": Why the Men I Date Keep Getting Younger

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I'd rather commit to an enthusiastic twentysomething whose iPod is stocked with bad pop music than a middle-aged man whose romanticism is tempered by a long list of don'ts and who is terrified of losing control.

We Assure You These Hyperrealistic NSFW Sculptures Are Not, In Fact, Real People

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Drawing inspiration from Renaissance artists, Sam Jinks uses his training in special effects for film and television to create sculptures more abnorma...

Woman Nearly Drowns While Checking Facebook

AP | Posted 12.18.2013 | Technology

SYDNEY (AP) — A tourist in Australia had to be rescued by police after plunging off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone, officials said Wedn...

After the Gold Rush: Wagner's Ring Cycle

Joyce Morgan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Arts
Joyce Morgan

As twilight descends on Wagner's bicentenary, Australia has unveiled the final Ring cycle of the year. It is the first time Opera Australia has tackled the work, and it has staged it not in the iconic Sydney Opera House, where the problematic pit is too small to accommodate the massive orchestra needed, but in Melbourne.

How Melbourne Is Fast-Tracking Smart Transit Using Big Data

Deepak Advani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Deepak Advani

Today's public transportation systems are becoming simply too big, complex, and popular for humans to maintain. Maintaining this infrastructure is a complex task that's only becoming more complicated with the steady increase in population and the rise of megacities. But we are finding that our greatest assets in tackling these challenges are data and smarter infrastructure software. With sensors and mobile technology, we can finally create the smart networks we need to understand these ever-changing systems.

I Am Glad It Did Not Happen In America

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Tihomir Kukolja

Miriam Carey might have suffered from a mental illness, but she was not a threat to the White House. There is no need to look for an evil intent or sinister motive in her erratic behavior.

WATCH: Single Dad With Cancer Gives Son The Ultimate Gift

Posted 09.18.2013 | Divorce

This might just be the most heartwarming thing you see all day. Adelaide resident Sam Arnold is a single dad to an adorable 5-year-old son named Sy...

This Is My City -- A New Travel Show About Locals

This Is My City | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

When Tim and I traveled together we realized that the quickest and most exciting way into the heart and soul of a place was through the people who lived there. Tapping into the knowledge and of locals let us find the hidden gems that define a city's soul.

Eat Well Australia: 24 Tasty Hours in Melbourne

Julie Meyer, RD | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Julie Meyer, RD

Australia feels a little bit like our spunky southern cousin. Originally colonized by British prisoners, it is now a melting pot of cultures following waves of immigration from China, Italy, Greece, Central Europe, Vietnam, and the Middle East.

Through the Lens of Helmut Newton

Tom Teicholz | Posted 08.08.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

As Wallis Annenberg, of the Annenberg Foundation, said: "Helmut Newton is one of the most powerful and influential photographers of the past century -- the place where art and fashion and subversion and aspiration all collide."

Sydney vs. Melbourne: It's Like Chalk and Cheese

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel
Maria Rodale

My last day in Sydney was a day of utter perfection. Believe it or not, it had nothing to do with food and I can't even remember what I ate. (Oh, wai...

PHOTOS: Where The Locals Shop...

Global Yodel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

If a picture of a destination is worth a thousand words, then a visit to its local market is worth a million. There is perhaps no other place that en...

PHOTOS: Day Trips Put Cities In Context

Global Yodel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

All the books about the resiliency of a city's people pale compared to hiking the desolate mountains their ancestors crossed centuries before.

6 Quirky Destinations In Melbourne

Black Tomato | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
Black Tomato

Melbourne will leave a lasting impression on any discerning traveller, and we can guarantee that it will become one of your top cities to explore time and time again.