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Toulouse This Summer?

Frank Browning | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

Think of San Francisco in 1963, but replace the steep hills and the chilling fog with bright sun, a winding river and an ancient barge canal. That is Toulouse, possibly the friendliest town in southern France and the host to one of the country's most interesting and wide-ranging international art festivals.

Monks Have Found The Key To A Productive Workday And A Fulfilling Life (And It Includes Beer)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

When we think of monks, we tend to think of austerity, solitude and long days spent chanting and praying. And while the focus of their daily lives is ...

LOOK:Stunning Monasteries Built On The Edge Of The World

Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion

Built on the edge of what is architecturally possible, these monasteries cling to rock faces, lava pillars and mountaintop. The holy sites are the ch...

PHOTOS: 10 Amazingly Situated Monasteries

Posted 05.26.2011 | Travel

Monasticism is an important institution in many religions, especially Buddhism and Christianity. In part for defense, and in part to facilitate the pr...