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New Zealand Is Hosting A Country-Wide Secret Santa Gift Exchange

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.29.2016 | World

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New Zealand. The country is in the midst of a nationwide Secret Santa exchange, with some 2,000 citi...

Disney's Pete's Dragon Movie Night Guide

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 11.28.2016 | Taste
Jacqui Zadik

Thanksgiving has passed and with winter break on the horizon, you may be on the look out for unique ways to spend quality time with family and friends...

#FredinChina: Chinese e-shoppers spend billions on Alibaba Single's Day

Fred Raillard | Posted 11.21.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer with Farid Mokart of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands...

Family First. Why I Cancelled My All Expense Paid Trip to New Zealand

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

After Tuesday November 8's election results, traveling to New Zealand became even more enticing to me. Their political history of appointing women in...

New Zealand Earthquake Leaves 3 Cows Stranded On Tiny 'Island'

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.14.2016 | World

Three cows are stranded on a tiny patch of land following the powerful earthquake that shook New Zealand’s South Island early Monday. The 7.8-magnit...

Are We All Just Gibbering Chimpanzees with the Attention Span of Goldfish?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Like many of you, I have communicated with a number of friends abroad about the result of the U.S. election. Every one of them have been genuinely sho...

Climate Change This Week: Losing Noah's Ark, Surging Solar Power, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Giant Elephant Shrew (cousi...

What Does The Trump Victory Mean For Climate Change Policy?

Robert Stavins | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Robert Stavins

After I've had an opportunity to reflect more calmly and carefully on the implications of the forthcoming Trump presidency for environmental, natural resource, and energy policy, I will return to this topic.

The Deal Is Done. It's Time To Act on Climate Change

Helen Clark | Posted 11.08.2016 | World
Helen Clark

As countries meet this week at COP22 in Marrakech for the next round of climate negotiations, there must be impetus for climate action. Now is the time to move forward on the NDCs, and reap the early benefits for inclusive growth, innovation, and sustainability.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Getting Out of the 'Woodwork' with John Paul White; Getting 'Wild' in the Streets of Laredo

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

John Paul White admits he's been pretty fortunate in his career. He's been able to make music (and find success) on his own terms from his early days ...

Becoming A Home-Maker

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 10.18.2016 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

While recently filling out a government form, I had to select a "vocation" box. I winced when I realized the the only box I could check was "homemaker." This was a first. I've had some sort of professional title the past seventeen years. Before that, I was a student. But now? I guess I'm a "homemaker."

The Hidden New Zealand Gem You Have To Visit

Nicola Barnard | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

The Catlins region of New Zealand is one of New Zealand's best kept secrets. It is one of the most beautiful and best places to visit in this amazing country.

Can California Provide A Good Model Of Progressive Climate Policy?

Robert Stavins | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
Robert Stavins

California can play a very important role by showing leadership -- in two key ways. One is to demonstrate a commitment to meaningful reductions in GHG emissions. In this regard, California has more than met the bar, with policies that are as aggressive as -- if not more aggressive than -- those of most countries.

The Yoga Retreat Bubble Has Burst -- What Do We Do Now?

Emily Hill | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Hill

Wanderlust Festival Yoga isn't only asana. And practice doesn't only happen in the studio. Yogis have been wagging their finger about this for a wh...

Man Wins $1 Million In Lottery After Someone Cut Him In Ticket Line

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.26.2016 | Good News

A man in New Zealand claims he won a big pile of money by minding his manners. The man, who did not give his name, says he won $1 million ($727,975 US...

Fall's Most Exciting Hotel Openings

Jetsetter.com | Posted 09.26.2016 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Don't let the summer's end get you down. Fall is right around the corner, and with it some of the most exciting hotel openings of the year--just in ti...

Injured Sports Star Finds Ingenious Way To Keep Working Out

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 09.23.2016 | Sports

The show must go on! New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams may be temporarily out of action with a ruptured Achilles tendon. But the injury isn...

Can The Crumbling Syria Truce Be Resurrected?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Short of U.S. military action, which now appears nil, there is little leverage to convince Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus to cooperate. In the divided crucial city of Aleppo and other parts of northern Syria, Assad, backed by Russia, seems bent on controlling as much territory as possible should peace talks ever succeed.

See What 6-Year-Old Girl Does When Robbers Enter Her Family's Store

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.07.2016 | World

Security footage appears to show a young girl confronting an ax-wielding intruder at her family’s electronics store in Auckland, New Zealand on Mond...

Rescue Team Saves Boy Dangling From Ski Lift In Dramatic Video

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.04.2016 | World

It was supposed to be a perfect day on the slopes. That was until 11-year-old Jack Clulee slipped out of his seat on the chairlift, leaving him dangli...

Pacfic Gyre, Hawaii Marine Reserve Expansion, President Obama and you heard it here first

Anna Wilding | Posted 08.30.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

President Obama announced his plans today to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii. This would make the Marine Reserve the largest in the world.

Market Mechanisms In The Paris Climate Agreement: International Linkage Under Article 6.2

Robert Stavins | Posted 08.30.2016 | Green
Robert Stavins

There are a substantial number of issues that negotiators will eventually need to address, and likewise, there are a set of questions that researchers (including within the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements) can begin to address now.

President Obama, Pacifc Gyre, Papahānaumokuākea reserve, you heard it here first

Anna Wilding | Posted 08.30.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

President Obama announced his plans at the White House today to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii. This would make the Marine Reserve the largest in the world.

A Flickering Truth: Saving Afghanistan's Forbidden Films

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 09.07.2016 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

When director Pietra Brettkelly first visited Afghanistan in 2006, she was struck by the resilience of its people. During a return visit in 2012, she heard tell of a secret film archive, constructed during Taliban rule to protect the country's old films from being destroyed by the regime.

A Changing Media: Crisis Or Opportunity?

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.23.2016 | Media
Sarah Illingworth

The way in which truth and fact are conjured is once again evolving, and who and what qualifies as the media is being redefined.