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Borrowing a Kiwi Burrow: How to Secure a House Sit In New Zealand

Charli Moore | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Charli Moore

The warm climate, clean air and wide open spaces all aid in enticing foreigners such as myself half way across the globe, however I just couldn't fathom how I should go about getting an invite into a Kiwi's burrow?

New Social Progress Index Ranks U.S. 16th Out of 132 Countries

The Daily Beast | Brandy Zadrozny | Posted 04.04.2014 | World

America isn’t number one this time. Despite having the second-highest GDP on the 132-country list, the U.S. falls shorts on basic human needs, healt...

William and Kate and Six Other Royal Couples Famous for Being Madly in Love

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.02.2014 | Weddings
Jeryl Brunner

Three years later, the fervent interest continues with the couple who will one day be King and Queen.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: New Zealand

Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Eric Sheper. His photo of Cook's Cove shows the spectacular natural beauty of New Zealand. N...

A Conversation With New Zealander Baritone, Hadleigh Adams

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.26.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The featured work is Gabriel Kahane's The Memory Palace which will be sung by baritone Hadleigh Adams. I recently met with Hadleigh to talk about this unusual work which deals with emotional connections to physical space.

The Naked and Famous Go Inside Imagine Dragons' Lair

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Can an alternative New Zealand band match the mainstream success of an outfit that escaped Utah and avoided Las Vegas lounge act hell by continuing to beat its own drums until it finally got your attention?

EXPLAINED: Why Giant Birds Suddenly Vanished

| Virginia Morell | Posted 03.18.2014 | Science

For millions of years, nine species of large, flightless birds known as moas (Dinornithiformes) thrived in New Zealand. Then, about 600 years ago, the...

8 Other Great Emerald Isles

Joy Pecknold | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

I have nothing but leprechaun love for Ireland, but around St. Patrick's Day it's still a little too chilly there for my liking, which has me dreaming of balmier emerald isles.

ARVD: My Gift

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

If it could happen to a professional athlete, it could happen to me. I called the cardiologist the very next day and I was scheduled to have my ICD implanted.

Pizza Hut New Zealand Releases Marmite-Stuffed Crust Pizza

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.11.2014 | Taste

We're afraid.

Climate Change This Week: A Deluge of Droughts, Sinking Islands, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...

'3 Mile Limit'

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.26.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

A brilliant New Zealand film was screened Friday night in Washington, D.C. It is called "3 Mile Limit" and is based on the true story of the fight to get independent radio onto the airwaves.

Neil Finn's Third Act Begins With the Dream Pop of Dizzy Heights

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Falsetto is a rock singer's secret weapon. The upper register of a man's voice can transmit a sexy yowl, a vulnerable plea for understanding, or the simple joys of a high melody. In Neil Finn's case, it's all of the above.

REVIEW: Royal New Zealand Ballet at The Joyce

Meghan Feeks | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

While dance for dance's sake is not new in ballet, neoclassical works, such as Millepied's, typically make the body an instrument of the music.

14 Heavenly Candy Lands Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Think of this as your very own Valentine's Day bucket list of 14 candy kingdoms -- places where you can shop for sugar (and sweet treats) around the world.

New Zealand Criticizes Japan After Whaling Boat Enters Country's Waters

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand sharply criticized Japan on Monday for allowing a whaling ship to enter New Zealand's maritime economic z...

'Nichification' and More Alter Mostly Mobile Classifieds

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

The Bachelor's Most Romantic Destinations

Cayla Rasi | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel

Wedding bells are ringing for the former bachelor Sean Lowe and his bride-to-be, Catherine Giudici. Seriously, those bells sure are ringing -- they're...

Is This Stackable McDonald's Container The Future Of Fast-Food Packaging?

BurgerBusiness | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business
BurgerBusiness

It may be that necessity is the mother of invention, but surely that's not what spawned this meal-holder "condo" idea floated by McDonald's in New Zealand. This makes KFC's new "Go Cup" look like a shanty.

Just In Case You've Forgotten, Half The Planet Is In The Middle Of A Sweaty Summer Right Now

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

In most parts of the U.S. right now, it is cooooooooold. Like eye lids forever opened/closed, boogers a permanent part of your nose, beer freezing, an...

LOOK: Powerful Ad Will Make You Second-Guess Your Driving

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

It is time to slow down. If you're one of the many people who drives too fast on the road, this commercial sponsored by the New Zealand Transport A...

4 Beautiful Cable Car Rides Around the World

Budget Travel | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We scoured the globe to find the most travel-inspiring views, whether you're seeking a relaxing ride in Rio or want to try capturing a different angle of the New York City skyline. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy. And don't forget your camera!

Eight Reasons to Get to New Zealand

Emily Dickinson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel
Emily Dickinson

I headed to the South Island -- known for its mountains, snow, and glaciers -- having no idea what to expect. I just hoped I wouldn't have to dress nicely or wear makeup. I was right.

Instagrammers Explore Real Life Middle Earth

Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth has captured imaginations for decades. And since his films came to life on the big screen, Middle Earth has become assoc...