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Quality of Death Survey Offers Hope in Unexpected Places

Eric J. Hall | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Palliative care for people at the end of life is meant to ease their physical, psychological and spiritual suffering. However, in many parts of the world, especially in poorer economies, it is still unknown.

Inside The Life Of A Family Entirely Dependent On Reindeer

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

In the northern mountains of Khövsgöl Aimag, Mongolia, the Tsaatan people have been raising and herding reindeer for thousands of ...

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.

Saving Lake Baikal

Nezir Sinani | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Lake Baikal, as a World Heritage site, should be off limits to any economic activities that may negatively affect designated sites, even under the banners of "development" or "carbon emission reductions."

Travel the Trans-Siberian in Luxury

Richard Powell | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Richard Powell

Siberia, the vast region with the once terror-inducing name, was singularly failing to live up to its fearsome reputation this warm autumn afternoon on the banks of the Angara River.

Opening an Embassy in the Land of Genghis Khan

ADST | Posted 09.08.2015 | World

Getting a new embassy up and running is a tremendous task. Joseph Edward Lake was the second U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, and the first to reside permanently in the country. He was charged with establishing a functional embassy in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

What You Need to Know About Energy and Poverty

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 08.19.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

When power is available, it can be expensive: In many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, consumers pay as much as 20-50 cents per kilowatt-hour against a global average close to 10 cents.

Street Art & Gender in Mongolia

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Emily O'Dell

Whenever I'm heading off to Mongolia for research, colleagues and friends react with a mix of bewilderment and concern -- as if I'm flying away to a faraway planet.

Why the 'Asian Century' Might Actually Belong to India, Not China

Samir Saran | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Samir Saran

India's existential dilemma for the 21st century is to "stare down the dragon while embracing it."

Long-Lost Fortress Of Ruthless Conqueror Discovered

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.02.2015 | Science

A team of Mongolian and Japanese archaeologists confirmed last week that a fortress found in southwestern Mongolia more than a decade ago was built by...

Mongols, Murder, Mutton, and Throat Singing

Miles Atkinson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Miles Atkinson

The Republic of Tuva is the weirdest place I have ever been. It has the highest murder rate in Russia, is the fourth poorest region in the country, and also happens to be the geographic center of Asia.

Centuries-Old 'Meditating' Mummy Found

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.06.2015 | Science

A “meditating” mummy has been found in Mongolia. That's right. The mummified man--seated in the lotus position with his legs crossed and arms f...

Saving The Least Protected Habitat On Earth

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

It's possible for people and wildlife to thrive side by side on the plains. The key is to work collaboratively with everyone who has a stake in this precious resource, from ranchers to nomadic herdsmen, from energy companies to government policy-makers.

You'll Never Believe What These Wedding Dresses Are Made Of

Pixable | Posted 03.11.2015 | Weddings

There are so many things you can do with paper -- you can use it to sketch, write down notes or even make planes. But for Russian-based artist Asya Kozina, she uses this versatile medium to create intricate wedding costumes entirely made with paper.

An Interview With Legendary Explorer Benedict Allen

Jacada Travel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The explorer, author and filmmaker talks to Jacada about his greatest challenges, inspiration and his hopes to seek out a lost tribe of New Guinea.

Why the China/Russia Rapprochement Won't Last

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Being a big believer in the lessons taught by history, I'm inclined to think that the current 'love fest' between China and Russia will probably have a limited shelf life.

Pine Nuts: Mongol Style

Nomin Dari | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Nomin Dari

As I am walking through the forest, my Mongolian friend, Baagi, throws up a bulky stick up into the branches of a pine tree. I stand cautiously back and look up to see two pinecones fall to the ground.

Racing in the 'Baja 1000' to Heal Young Hearts

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The race tests both machines and humans as it takes place over some of the harshest and most unforgiving terrain in the Baja peninsula, including desert, sand traps, rocks, steep hills, cattle crossings and, yes, even some paved roads here and there.

Mongolia: A Land of Strong Women

Augusta Thomson | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Augusta Thomson

They remind us that we are on this journey because we fundamentally believe in the powerful combination of women and knowledge; and we know that Mongolia is a land of exceptionally strong women.

Taking On the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

East-West Center | Posted 09.22.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

HONOLULU (July 23, 2014) - A group of women entrepreneurs and senior executives from 12 Asia Pacific countries are currently in Hawai'i to exchange id...

Digital Hopes in Mongolia

Battushig Batbold | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Battushig Batbold

When one thinks of the digital age in Mongolia, it may be taken with a bit of a surprise given that we come from a nomadic background and are still considered a frontier market. Currently, the GDP of Mongolia stands at a little over 10 billion dollars. To put this in perspective, over the past few years tech companies such as Uber, WhatsApp, Dropbox and Palantir have all received valuations of more than 10 billion dollars each. With this in mind, if just one Mongolian child can create a startup company that ultimately succeeds, he or she might just be able to double the GDP of the entire country.

10 Tips for Visiting Mongolia

Nomin Dari | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Nomin Dari

I cannot stress how incredibly powerful it is to see such places of pristine natural wildlife. Some do say, Mongolia is the "last frontier." When you do visit Mongolia, here are 10 tips to make the most out of your time in Mongolia.

10 Craziest Superstitions From Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

People believe the nuttiest shit for no apparent reason. Photo by: Victor Bezrukov Perhaps an expression of our collective OCD, or our attempt at co...

If She Steals Your Heart, Please Help Heal Her Heart

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

All these lovely children have one thing in common: They were or are in desperate need of delicate and risky open-heart surgery to correct life-threatening heart defects -- specialized treatment that is either scarce or nonexistent where they live.

The Top 10 Absolute Worst Places to Drive in the World

FlipKey | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel

Ever been stuck in one of those blindingly hot, summer traffic jams on the New Jersey turnpike? How many games of "20 Questions" did you get through w...