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The Paternalistic Fallacy of the "Nordic Model" of Prostitution

Cas Mudde | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

This week France became the fifth European country to make it illegal to buy sex. This so-called "Nordic Model," which is actually only implemented by some Nordic countries, is gaining momentum throughout the continent and its proponents are trying, so far unsuccessfully, to make it a EU-wide reality.

6 Surprising Reasons to Visit New Zealand

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.05.2016 | Travel

New Zealand is one of those "big dream" destinations. You know, a place where people say, "Oh, I would love to go there!" ... and then never do. They ...

Changing Your Scenery... and Perspective

Catriona Pollard | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

I'm a huge believer in changing your scenery as often as you can. It helps give you a new perspective on issues you're facing and forces you to see your world in a different way.

Burglar Realizes Too Late Tiny Duvet Isn't An Invisibility Cloak

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.05.2016 | Crime

A burglar in New Zealand wrapped himself in a child's duvet to hide himself from a surveillance camera during a house break-in. The tiny bedspread bar...

Why Driving in New Zealand Is Good For Your Soul

Nicola Barnard | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

The roads in New Zealand take you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. They take you past stunning shimmering lakes and majesti...

Hilarious PSA Teaches Youth How To Confront Distracted Drivers

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 11.29.2016 | World

The next time a friend tries to use their phone while driving, make them feel so uncomfortable they'll never even think about doing it again. That's t...

The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary: A Win for New Zealand and Our Planet

Bronwen Golder | Posted 03.31.2016 | Green
Bronwen Golder

Dramatic, diverse, and spectacular are just some of the words visitors use to describe New Zealand's Kermadec region, which has borne witness to Polyn...

Great Barrier Island: New Zealand's Timeless Paradise Close to The City

Nicola Barnard | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

With a permanent population of around 940 people, visiting Great Barrier Island feels like you have stepped back in time. It offers off-the-beaten-track bays and coves, stunning deserted beaches, beautiful rare birdlife, illuminating sunsets, peace and tranquility and a completely unique New Zealand experience.

Leaders From America, Europe, Israel and New Zealand Stand With Belgium's Citizens - Brussels Attacks

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In the aftermath of the Brussels terror attacks, which killed 35 people and injured 270, leaders from the Unites States of America, Europe, Israel and...

Auckland: Among Climate Champions

Len Brown | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
Len Brown

our C40 affiliation represents an unequivocal recognition of my council's environmental leadership to date. It heralds Auckland's status as an influential champion for a more sustainable global -- and local -- future.

The Prettiest Natural Art on a Black Sand Beach

Candace Loy | Posted 03.22.2016 | Travel
Candace Loy

Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away. Sarah Ka...

Trump's Religion Problem: Studies Find Tolerance Increases the More Faith Matters

David Briggs | Posted 03.21.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

A study of 13 European countries found that supporters of populist radical right parties were relatively non-religious. With the exception of Poland, higher levels of Christian religiosity were weakly or negatively associated with voting for the populist radical right.

Cat Burglar Just Can't Stop Stealing Male Neighbors' Underwear

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.20.2016 | Weird News

Brigit has a big problem. When it comes to her male neighbors' underwear, the adorable kitty just can't help herself. Every night the 6-year-old Tonki...

Man Dances With Alzheimer's Grandma, Completely Brightens Her Day

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty

Asked nanny for a dance she can't remember much but she still knows how to move Ashleigh Stoneman Benita Burland Urshula Burland David Grace Hugh Grac...

How Wild Dolphins Dance at Dawn

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 03.15.2016 | Travel
Dragos Bratasanu

If you wake up at 4 A.M. and jump on the boat, in the small town of Kaikoura in New Zealand, you get to experience hundreds of beautiful dolphins, jumping and splashing and having fun.

Jet Ski Smacks Down Drone That Dared To Get In Its Way

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.11.2016 | Weird News

A jet skier unintentionally took out an expensive drone last month while catching some serious air. Video posted online shows the watercraft bouncing ...

Shark Joins Dad And Daughter Swimming Off New Zealand Coast

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.05.2016 | Weird News

You'll never go in the water again! A dad and his daughter got unexpected company while testing out a new GoPro action camera off the New Zealand coas...

Literal Leap Day: 6 Places to Take Adrenaline-Filled Leaps

CheapTickets | Posted 02.29.2016 | Travel

By Ally Marotti for the CheapTickets Travel Blog Celebrate Leap Day literally this year. Or, if you're an adrenaline junkie and can't wait the whole ...

9 Can't Miss New Zealand Experiences

Jenn Brown | Posted 02.29.2016 | Travel
Jenn Brown

1. Bungy (or Bungee) Jump in Queenstown "If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?" Well, actually mom, YES! It defies reason...

Dedicating the Future to Children

Pioneers for Change | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Nikki Prendergast My whole adult life has been dedicated to children. From training as an early childhood teacher straight out of high school,...

A Crowdfunding Campaign Just Saved This Beautiful Beach

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.24.2016 | Good News

Nearly 40,000 people banded together to protect a pristine beach in New Zealand, successfully raising $2 million in a crowdfunding campaign to buy the...

I'm With Stupid: Now I Know Why They Call Me a Blockhead

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.15.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I have seen, in my day, a handful of monuments to people's obsessions that I think were head and shoulders more impressive than the rest. There are th...

Evan Woodruffe: Assertively Decorative

John Seed | Posted 02.12.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Painter Evan Woodruffe thinks of his work as "assertively decorative." Woodruffe's stated intention as an artist is to present "a confused multiplicity of interconnected elements and surfaces that allude to our current urbanism." The results are bold, spellbinding and literally dazzling.

45 Of The Most Stunning Paradises In The World

Anita Hendrieka | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
Anita Hendrieka

Ever wonder where the next paradise you should run off to is? These 45 travel bloggers have revealed their perfect place from all over the world. NO...

Friday Talking Points -- Toss of a Coin

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats are down to a head-to-head contest, which was on full display last night. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made their respective cases fairly well, and the jostling between them for position was notable.