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14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

The Outbound Collective | Posted 04.04.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 03.19.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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.

LOOK: Who Wouldn't Want To Cash Out At A 'GAYTM'?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.09.2015 | Gay Voices

In an effort to promote "respect, inclusion, equality and acceptance," a local bank chain has unveiled four "GAYTMs" in connection with local Pride ev...

Momentum Remains High for Forests' Role in Sustainable Development and Tackling Climate Change

Helen Clark | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green
Helen Clark

I hope that the private sector will build and expand on the significant commitments already made to achieve these supply chains.

Culture at the NZ Festival of Tennis

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 03.15.2015 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

I have just arrived at The NZ Festival of Tennis, and the atmosphere here, rather than the games, is what I would like to write about. Because by just discussing the games, you do not take into account the natural and cultural environment of the event.

Badass Dude Roasts Marshmallows Over An Active Volcano

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.12.2015 | Taste

Looking for something a little s'more exciting on your next camping trip?

13 Ways to Après-Ski Around the World

Liftopia | Posted 02.16.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

We know how it works in our own backyards, like New England and Utah, but what about in far-flung locales?

What Indiana Jones Has Taught Me About Hats And Home

THINK Global School | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

When I was little, I thought I was going to be the next Indiana Jones. As it turned out, there were a few problems with that plan. I was female. I was eight. I've never been the murderous type. More importantly, I was not from Indiana nor did I identify with the name Jones.

Chris Leskovsek Executes The Artist Book Concept With Absolute Perfection

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 02.07.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All images represent copyright protected work and may not be used without permission. Photographers, naturally, want an audience for their work. Thi...

Unsettled by Global Warming

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

The world changes. It burns. It's something to live by. My wife and I will settle into its fires one day, but right now they've inspired us to keep moving, to journey and live unpredictably.

When the Best Gift Is Goodbye

Michelle Blau | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Michelle Blau

Over 10,000 people a year -- journalists, bloggers, charity workers -- mysteriously disappear at the hands of government forces. Their families never get the chance to say goodbye to them.

8 Hot Tubs in Cool Places

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Baby, it's getting colder outside, but that's nothing a little hot tub can't fix. There's no shortage of pools and Jacuzzis to be found around the globe, but for those in search of more spectacular ones -- be it en suite or under the stars -- this is your list.

She Was Sexually Abused For Years, But Her Mum Refused to Believe Her

Chloe Johnson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Crime
Chloe Johnson

One in three girls in New Zealand will be exposed to an unwanted sexual experience by the age of 16. One in five women in New Zealand will be subjected to sexual assault as an adult.

Countries Can't Agree On Antarctic Marine Reserve

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed...

Why You Should Be a Traveler in a New Land, Not a Tourist

THINK Global School | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
THINK Global School

Travel is now one of the only sure and solid aspects of my life. I've committed to spending three years of my life bouncing around the globe, leaving a country almost as soon as I become acclimated.

New Members Voted Onto UN Security Council

AP | By CARA ANNA | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey failed in its effort to join the U.N.'s most powerful body on Thursday, while Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Angola and...