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The Silk Road: Perfumes and More from the East at Pitti Fragranze

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.24.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Image courtesy of Richard Lüscher Britos I look to the East for my inspiration, because I believe understanding -- not indifference -- promotes peac...

Climate Change This Week: Megadroughts, Virtual Clean Power Plants, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Amazonian ant-mimic treehop...

A Nose for Beauty: Perfumer Luca Maffei at Pitti Fragranze in Florence

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.14.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

At this year's Pitti Fragranze, the yearly fragrance affair organized by Pitti Immagine inside the Stazione Leopolda in Florence, I wanted to deepen m...

Hitchcockian View Into Moroccan Culture

Desiree Michael | Posted 09.13.2016 | Travel
Desiree Michael

Ages ago, when watching Hitchcock's thriller movie, Rear Window, I recall being completely enthralled by the diversity of lifestyles that could be obs...

Expertise in countering urban street gangs can be used to fight jihadists

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Word is out that Washington's traditional Arab allies, alarmed at rising terror threats, have been trying to counter jihadist groups on their own. In ...

A Plan for Protecting Our Hidden Water Supplies

Dr. Jeremy Bird | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jeremy Bird

One resource, buried underground and in finite supply, is increasingly becoming the lynchpin of modern economies. There is fierce competition for its ...

Love for a Continent and Peace to the World

Ahmed Charai | Posted 08.21.2016 | World
Ahmed Charai

Each August 20, Moroccans commemorate the return of the late Sultan Mohammad V from his exile to Madagascar by French colonial authorities. The scion ...

Confronting Consumerism

Natasha Puri | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Natasha Puri

Imagine waking up and hearing nature's breeze, feeling the warm sun comfort your skin, seeing shades of green so deep that make you believe in the innovation that is Earth. Maybe you live in a fast-paced city or a quiet rural area, but the first thing you do is take a minute to yourself.

As Climate Change Hits Economies, Small Island States Turn to Selling Passports

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Till Bruckner

Such economic citizenship programmes, which are being run by several small island states in the region, have raised concerns that terrorists, criminals and other shady characters could buy Caribbean passports to evade justice, slip into Europe and North America through the back door, or squirrel away billions in stolen public money in tropical tax paradises.

Time To Stop Procrastination -- 6 Ways To Beat It

Atif Rashid | Posted 07.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Atif Rashid

We all are guilty of procrastination from time to time, putting off those important tasks and saying 'oh, I'll do it tomorrow." For many of us though, tomorrow never comes. So how do we defeat procrastination?

Wanderlust: A Packing List

Kerry Neville | Posted 07.14.2016 | Travel
Kerry Neville

Essentials, practical and purposeful, for your journey

The Global Design Post Top 25 Interior Design Blogs

Esther Dunbar-Cullum | Posted 07.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Esther Dunbar-Cullum

The internet has made design better and more accessible to all of us and it is the bloggers who have helped make sense of it all. They discover and curate and share. They elevate designers and shine a light on their products.

Suffocating Freedom: Plastic Bags, California's Progress, and Polluters' Fight to the Death

Hans Johnson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Hans Johnson

When California responded to a pervasive and costly form of blight by enacting the nation's first statewide ban on throwaway plastic bags, the victory...

The World's Oldest Library Has Reopened

Atlas Obscura | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Historic University of Al-Qarawiyyin Library Is Restored and Revitalized: @schneidercp— MOST Re...

More Than A Nation: A Celebration Of Americans

Jim Moore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Good News
Jim Moore

On this July 4th weekend, I'd like to take a moment to make clear just what it is I believe I'm celebrating, or, more precisely, who I believe I am ce...

NatGeo's Travel Photos Of The Year Will Give You Major Wanderlust

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel

Sorry, guys, but these travel photos will put your Instagram game to shame. National Geographic crowned its first-ever Travel Photographer Of The Year...

Tracking down dinosaur ancestors

ResearchGate | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science

What did life look like more than 200 million years ago? Ichnologist and paleontologist Hendrik Klein travels to faraway countries to track down dinos...

What a Moroccan crater reveals about a rare double whammy from the skies

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

David Baratoux, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane, University Hassan II Casablanca Morocco, and part...

6 Common Scams in Marrakesh and How to Avoid Them

Tessa Juliette | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
Tessa Juliette

Marrakesh is unfortunately the type of travel destination that - while beautiful and unique - is a place where you need to keep your guard up at all times. Some scams you don't even realize until someone informs you that it was indeed a scam. There are a variety of scams that people try to run on you and I have outlined the most common ones below.

Michelle Obama Pledges $100 Million For Girls' Education In Morocco

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact

MARRAKESH, Morocco, June 28 (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, her mother and daughters Sasha and Malia were joined by Meryl Streep in Morocc...

Morocco Continues Occupation Of Western Sahara, In Defiance Of UN

Stephen Zunes | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Stephen Zunes

As Morocco continues to defy the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, and much of the international community in its continued occupati...

Death in the Polisario Front

Mohamed Daadaoui | Posted 06.07.2016 | World
Mohamed Daadaoui

The death of the Polisario Front leader, Mohamed Abdelaziz, in Algeria last week has brought renewed attention to the conflict of the Western Sahara. ...

With Muhammad Ali It Was Always Yes, Never No

Mitchell Fink | Posted 06.07.2016 | Sports
Mitchell Fink

A little more than a year after Muhammad Ali lit the Olympics flame in Atlanta, creating perhaps the most emotionally satisfying moment in Olympics history, I was asked to join a small group accompanying Ali on a humanitarian mission.

The Passing Of a Saharan Tyrant and the Promise of a New Path

Ahmed Charai | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Ahmed Charai

This week saw the passing of guerrilla leader Mohamed Abdelaziz, after a long illness. For 35 years, he commanded the Polisario Saharan separatist militia in its struggle to conquer the southern half of Morocco.

On the Rising Continent of Africa, Morocco and China Eye Heightened Partnership

Ahmed Charai | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Ahmed Charai

On May 11, Moroccan King Mohammed VI visited Beijing and signed a new "strategic partnership" with his counterpart, Chinese President Xi Jinping. It c...