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For One Kid in New Zealand, the Boogeyman Was Real

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weird News
Van Winkle's

Hey kids, I've got some bad news: Your parents are lying when they say The Boogeyman isn't real. A three-year-old boy in New Zealand learned this the hard way. For several nights, an intruder was walking by his window, stealing things from outside his family's house. But when he told his parents about the "man with a light," they assumed he was just having nightmares.

RedzNZJourney: A Solo Kayaking Journey Around the 5000km of New Zealand

Jo Brothers | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports
Jo Brothers

20km before lunch, then back on the water to paddle 20km in the afternoon. Some days I will be able to surpass this target, while other days it could be more of a challenge due to weather. But if I average 30km of paddling on the water each day, the journey should take 180 days.

10 Instagram Accounts That Make Us Want To Hike And Explore The Planet

INK361 | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
INK361

While some of us enjoy sharing photos of our selfies, food or pets on Instagram - these folks are hiking in the most beautiful places on earth and sha...

World Social Media Day - Save the Date: 30 June, 2015

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Sarah Cannata

These days, it's hard to imagine a world without social media. A world where hashtagging, trending and Followers means nothing. A world without having a cheeky peek at your Facebook feed at work.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

The Land That I Love

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

I grew up among the mountains; real, rugged mountains, still scarred by glaciers. Mountains that tower over you, unlike anything they call a mountain in New England. In my mind if it has trees growing on top, it's just a hill.

Evocative Photos Highlight New Zealand's Largest Street Gang

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts

Artist Jono Rotman discovered that there's more to gang members than violence and mayhem when he photographed New Zealand's Mighty Mongrel Mob. The...

What to Expect at COP-20 in Lima

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

On Monday, December 1, the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP-20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commence...

Leaving on a Jet Plane: 10 Countries That You Should Move to This Year

Malte Zeeck | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Do you feel that your summer vacation is always too short? Are you sick of the rainy weather at home or are you just bored with your everyday routine? If so, why not consider moving abroad?

New Zealand Asked The Internet To Design Its New Flag

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

Government officials in New Zealand like to live dangerously. At least, that's the simplest explanation for the country's "Flag Consideration Proje...

Giant Squid Washes Up On New Zealand Beach After Mysterious Death

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

A giant squid washed up on a beach on New Zealand's South Island earlier this week, surprising onlookers and delighting scientists at the Kaikoura Mar...

Ancient Canoe in New Zealand Inspires New Generation of Navigators

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.13.2015 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Over the past 40 years, Hōkūleʻa has sailed 150,000 miles throughout the Pacific Ocean, reconnecting the nearly-lost voyaging traditions of islands throughout the Polynesian Triangle.

We Rise: A Chat with Devilskin, A Very Partridge Kickstarter, Plus Tom Levin and Zak Smith Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Bradley Garner A Conversation with Devilskin's Jennie Skulander, Nail, Paul Martin & Nic Martin Mike Ragogna: Hey Devilskin, you're a...

Meet Real Life Charlie Bucket

Mariam Khan | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Mariam Khan

Call it a catch of a lifetime or a rare, extremely unusual opportunity bagged from a lucky draw. Probability of being chosen from a population of approximately 188 million makes it seem extraordinary.

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

The Outbound Collective | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.

9 Striking Places You Must Add To Your Bucket List

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Jonha Revesencio

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding.

Hold Gratitude In Your Heart

Helen J. Russell | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen J. Russell

We're all experts at holding onto negative feelings. But it doesn't come as naturally to us to hold onto the good.

New Zealand Bans Cosmetic Testing On Animals

The Dodo | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green

No one needs to test cosmetics on animals, one more country has decided. The government of New Zealand is the latest to move toward banning animal ...

WATCH: Great White Shark Steals Fisherman's Catch

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.19.2015 | Green

Here fishy, fishy! New Zealand's "Captain Bucko" fishing charters shared this video on Facebook last Monday of a fisherman learning the hard way t...

Blackmailers Threaten To Poison Baby Formula In New Zealand

AP | Posted 05.09.2015 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An anonymous blackmailer threatened to poison infant formula in New Zealand to protest the country's use of poisonous...

Mosaic of a Lady: 5 Super Femme Stories

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

How do we tell the story about women today? A portrait, more like a contemporary mosaic, if you will, emerged, of disruptive, brilliant, super femmes from diverse backgrounds around the globe, as I interviewed five women to celebrate International Women's Day.

Your Top Five Favorite Activities You've Never Heard Of

Laura Grier | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

Last year was a crazy year for me personally and professionally and I was in serious need of a "Girl's Gone Wild" trip, but not the kind you are probably envisioning.

"Corruption" vs. "Systemic Corruption" -- and Why the Latter Is Much, Much Worse

Brian Boyko | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Brian Boyko

New Zealand -- like all democracies -- has corruption. But it doesn't have systemic corruption like the United States does. Systemic corruption is when politicians must give favors to the donors of their campaigns, but here the favors (if any) were due to personal connections.

WATCH: Low-Flying Meteor Explodes Over New Zealand

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

An explosion of orange, blue and white lit up the skies over New Zealand Wednesday night, followed by a series of sonic booms. Local experts agree ...

Movie Review: What We Do in the Shadows -- Bloody Funny

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Written and directed by the team of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, this film presents a flock (coven? pride? school?) of vampires sharing a flat in contemporary New Zealand. The documentarians supposedly not only have been granted access to film the vampires' private lives but have been promised that the vampires won't eat them.